Provincial announcements

News releases from the provincial government are available at this link, and are searchable by department and date:

The following announcements since the last edition of InForum may be of interest to the legal profession; see link above for all provincial releases:   

JUSTICE: Find all DOJ announcements at

  • Directive Given About Publishing Rehtaeh Parsons's Name (Dec. 17)
  • Nova Scotia Lawyers Receive Prestigious Designation (Dec. 12)

SERVICE NOVA SCOTIA: Find all news releases at

  • Government Implementing Petroleum Price Volume Tracking System (Dec. 18)
  • Streamlined Services for Restaurant, Accommodation Operators (Dec. 17)

AGRICULTURE--Sheep Industry Program Receives Government Support (Dec. 22)

COMMUNITIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE--French-language Services Progress Report Released (Dec. 9)


  • Program Will Help Nova Scotians Increase Employability (Dec. 17)
  • Community Services Drug Program Streamlined with Family Pharmacare (Dec. 16)
  • Hundreds Offer Input to Help Shape Sexual Violence Strategy Plan

ECONOMIC/RURAL DEVELOPMENT/TOURISM--Aerospace Manufacturer Plans Enfield Site Investment (Dec. 19)


  • Government Strengthens Day Care Regulations (Dec. 22)
  • Guidelines for Supporting Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students (Dec. 10)

ENERGY--New Interest in Nova Scotia's Offshore (Dec. 18)

ENVIRONMENT--20 Wilderness Areas, Nature Reserves Legally Protected (Dec. 15)


  • Capital Plan Invests in Communities (Dec. 22)
  • Government Offers Support for Nova Scotia's Craft Distilleries (Dec. 19)
  • Province Issues December Forecast Update (Dec. 11)

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Independent Aquaculture Regulatory Review Panel Releases Final Report (Dec. 16)


  • Flavoured Products Consultation to Begin in January (Dec. 17)
  • Procurement Consultant to Explore Home Care Options (Dec. 16)
  • Health Labour Arbitration Deadline Extended (Dec. 15)
  • Evaluation Finds Collaborative Teams Working Well, Makes Recommendations (Dec. 10)

HOUSING N.S.--First Springhill Family to Receive Home Through Habitat for Humanity (Dec. 17)

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Human Rights Awards Presented at Cole Harbour Celebration (Dec. 10)

IMMIGRATION--Nova Scotia to Launch New Immigration Stream (Dec. 18)

INNOVACORP--Canadian Tech Companies Set Up in Emerging U.S. Tech Hub (Dec. 16)

LABOUR/ADVANCED EDUCATION/ENERGY--Offshore Workers to Be Better Protected (Dec. 18)

NATURAL RESOURCES--Government Seeks Public Input on Mineral Resources Act (Dec. 17)


  • Lockheed Martin Canada Focuses on High-value, Innovative Export Product (Dec. 19)
  • BioVectra Chooses Nova Scotia to Expand (Dec. 16)
  • Cybersecurity Company Opens Global Active Response Centre (Dec. 10)

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE/ENVIRONMENT--Safety Tips for During, After a Flood (Dec. 11)

STATUS OF WOMEN--New Chair Appointed to Advisory Council (Dec. 18)


  • Sydney River Bridge Opens to Vehicles (Dec. 22)
  • Make Holiday Road Safety a Priority (Dec. 18)