Provincial announcements

News releases from the provincial government are available at this link, and are searchable by department and date: http://novascotia.ca/news/

The following are some announcements since the last edition of InForum:   

JUSTICE: Find all DOJ announcements at http://www.gov.ns.ca/just/communications/

  • First Reward for Major Unsolved Crime to be Paid (Aug. 28)
  • Grandparents' Rights Legislation Takes Effect Sept. 1 (Aug. 25) 

AGRICULTURE--Nova Scotia Creates Wine Development Board (Aug. 26)

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Minister to Discuss Social Services at National Meeting (Sept. 9)

FINANCE/TREASURY BOARD

  • Province Issues First Forecast Update (Sept. 15)
  • Government to Amend Pension Benefits Regulations (Sept. 12) 

ECONOMIC/RURAL DEVELOPMENT/TOURISM--South Shore Forms Regional Enterprise Network (Aug. 20)

EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

  • Students Celebrate Stand Up Against Bullying Day (Sept. 11)
  • Changes to Better Protect Children at Child-Care Centres (Aug. 28)

ENERGY

  • Government to Prohibit Hydraulic Fracturing, Op-ed (Sept. 4)
  • Electricity System Review Consultation Schedule Announced (Sept. 4)
  • Government to Prohibit Hydraulic Fracturing (Sept. 3)
  • Initiative Helps Municipalities Cut Pollution, Costs (Sept. 2)
  • Government Releases Independent Hydraulic Fracturing Review Report (Aug. 28)

ENVIRONMENT

  • Nova Scotia Makes Climate Change a Focus (Sept. 12)
  • Funding Will Help Communities Better Understand Flood Risks, Solutions (Aug. 29)
  • Minister Issues Order to Northern Pulp (Aug. 21)  

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Fishermen to Vote on Accredited Representation (Sept. 11)

HEALTH/WELLNESS

  • Government Signs New Agreement with Pharmacists (Sept. 10)
  • Nova Scotia Sets Principles, Zones, Vision for New Health Authority (Sept. 9)

IMMIGRATION--Government Working to Enhance Immigration in Nova Scotia (Aug. 26)

INTERNAL SERVICES

  • Harbourside, Nova Scotia Lands to Operate Port Mersey Commercial Park (Sept. 12)

LABOUR/ADVANCED EDUCATION--Acadia Sandbox Encourages Innovation, Entrepreneurship (Aug. 27)

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR--New Season of Public Events at Government House Announced (Sept. 9)

MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS

  • Province Invests in Emergency Services Provider Equipment (Aug. 29)

N.S. BUSINESS INC.

  • Award-winning Tech Firm Expands Operations in Nova Scotia (Sept. 9)
  • Nova Scotia IT Company Receives Loan to Grow Business (Sept. 7)

N.S. PROVINCIAL LOTTERIES/CASINO CORP.--Government to Remove My-Play System from VLTs (Aug. 20)

N.S. SECURITIES COMMISSION--Settlement Agreement Approved for Glooscap Wind Field Inc. (Sept. 10)

PREMIER'S OFFICE

  • Premier Promotes Nova Scotia as Clean Energy Innovator (Sept. 11)
  • Premier Honours Sacrifices of Nova Scotia Soldiers in Hong Kong (Sept. 7)
  • Nova Scotia Companies Seek Growth at Ocean Tech Conference (Sept. 4)
  • New Deal Improves Labour Mobility For Apprentices (Aug. 28)

SENIORS

  • Community Groups Invited to Propose Projects for Positive Aging (Sept. 11)
  • Grants Protect Seniors' Health and Safety (Aug. 22)

SPEAKER'S OFFICE--Second Session of the Sixty-Second General Assembly to Open Sept. 25 (Aug. 21)

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL

  • Motorcyclists Front and Centre on New Safety Signs (Aug. 27)
  • Committee to Advise on Cape Breton Rail (Aug. 22)

WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT CORP.--Development Opportunity on Lunenburg's Working Waterfront (Aug. 26)

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