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

  • Police Can Access More Information to Help Solve Missing Persons Cases (April 22)
  • Minister Accepts Findings of Independent Reviews into Clayton Miller Death (April 16) 

SERVICE NOVA SCOTIA: Find all news releases at

COMMUNITY SERVICES/INTERNAL SERVICES — New Location for Community Services Office in Dartmouth (April 27) 
  • Amendments Clear Way for New Provincial Code of Conduct (April 24) 
  • Government Seeking Input From Families, Parents on Child-Care System (April 21)
  • School Sites Announced for Halifax-area Schools (April 16) 
  • More Spaces for Early Intensive Behavioural Analysis Program (April 16) 
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE — Nova Scotians Asked to Prepare for Spring Floods (April 16) 
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL — Deputy Minister of Business, Acting Deputy Minister of Justice Appointed (April 14) 
  • Financial Measures (2015) Act Introduced (April 27) 
  • New Fund to Replace Tax Credit (April 23) 
  • Legislation Could Offer More Pension Security, Affordability to Universities (April 23) 
  • Nova Scotia Establishes Chartered Professional Accountants Designation (April 22) 
  • Pension Benefits Act Coming into Effect (April 22) 
  • Debris Being Cleaned Up at Aquaculture Site (April 23) 
  • Oversight of Aquaculture to be Stronger, More Transparent (April 21) 
  • Amendment to Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act (April 20) 
  • Quality Improvement Information Protection Act Introduced (April 21) 
  • Legislation Introduced to Ban Flavoured Tobacco (April 17) 
  • Amendments to Dental Act Introduced (April 15) 
  • Audiology, Speech-language Pathology Act Introduced (April 15) 
  • Anopuechi v. Atlantic Private Protection Services and Christopher Sandeson Set for May 4 (April 27) 
  • Marshall v. Northwoodcare Inc. Board of Inquiry Set for May 5 (April 27) 
INNOVACORP ​— Nova Scotia Innovation Protects Pilots' Flight Paths (April 27) 
INTERNAL SERVICES ​— Bill Sets Timeline to Close Boat Harbour (April 17) 
  • Program Quality, Accountability Improved for Private Career Colleges (April 23) 
  • Legislation Holds Universities More Accountable (April 22) 
MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS — Changes Prevent Creation of New Towns, Villages (April 23) 
NATURAL RESOURCES — Burning Restrictions Now In Place (April 22) 
N.S. SECURITIES COMMISSION — Commission Extends Cease Trade Order for Group and Warns About Potential Scam (April 17) 
N.S. TOURISM AGENCY — Legislation Creates Tourism Nova Scotia (April 27) 
PREMIER'S OFFICE — Premier Offers Condolences on Passing of Al Graham (April 23) 
SENIORS/HEALTH/WELLNESS — Government Enhances Support to Help Seniors Live Well in Their Homes (April 14) 
TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS — Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program Reduces Incidences of Drunk Driving (April 24)