Provincial announcements

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

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 http://www.gov.ns.ca/just/communications/

SERVICE NOVA SCOTIA: Find all news releases at http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS – Treaty Day Celebrated (Oct. 3)

COMMUNITIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE – Recreation Facility Funding for Eskasoni Project (Oct. 4)

COMMUNITY SERVICES – Province Launches Sexual Violence Awareness Campaign (Oct. 4)

EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT – New Guide for Mi'kmaq Community Supports Children (Sept. 30)

HEALTH/WELLNESS

  • Home Support Waitlists for Victorian Order of Nurses Eliminated in Nova Scotia (Oct. 7)
  • Family Service of Eastern Nova Scotia Receives Mental Health Grant (Oct. 6)
  • Stronger Health-care Teams Across Nova Scotia (Sept. 28)

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

  • Seeking Nominations for 2016 Human Rights Awards (Oct. 3)
  • Chief Andrea Paul of Pictou Landing First Nation Reappointed to Human Rights Commission (Oct. 3)
  • Kennedy v. Strait Regional School Board, Board of Inquiry Adjourned (Oct. 3)

INTERNAL SERVICES – Government Committed to Improved Transparency (Sept. 27)

MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS – Vote in Municipal Elections, an op-ed from Municipal Affairs Minister Zach Churchill (Oct. 5)

NATURAL RESOURCES

  • Fines Increased for Illegal Cutting on Crown Land (Oct. 4)
  • Province Extends Fire, Water Services (Sept. 29)

PREMIER'S OFFICE

  • Tall Ships 2017 Outport Program Announced (Sept. 30)
  • 2016 Medal of Bravery Recipients Honoured (Sept. 28)

SENIORS – Grants Improve Seniors' Health and Safety (Sept. 28)

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