December 10, 2018

NOVA SCOTIA LEADS ON INTERPROVINCIAL TRADE

Nova Scotia is making it easier to do business, reach new markets and increase consumer choice as a result of significant measures announced on Friday by Premier Stephen McNeil. “Trade is critical to Nova Scotia’s economy. We are well positioned to play a leadership role in removing interprovincial trade barriers and that is exactly what we are doing,” said Premier …

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December 10, 2018

INVESTING IN START-UPS

The Invest Nova Scotia Fund is helping more start-up companies scale their operations and raise money through a program based out of Dalhousie University. On Friday, the fund’s independent board of directors announced that Creative Destruction Lab Atlantic will receive $1.25 million to expand its acceleration program for new technology companies in the Atlantic region. “As a province and a …

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December 10, 2018

NEW ARTS & CULTURE HUB

A new culture hub in Halifax will strengthen small business development, drive economic growth in the culture sector and be a place for artists to gather and perform. The Government of Nova Scotia, Invest Nova Scotia, the Government of Canada and other partners announced funding to establish the Link Arts Centre in the former World Trade and Convention Centre. The …

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December 6, 2018

INVESTING IN THE IWK

Over the last two years, the IWK Health Centre has seen a 14% increase in emergency room visits. Last year alone, that was 33,000 visits. Continuing our commitment to strengthen healthcare across Nova Scotia, the Province announced plans to double the size of the emergency room at the IWK.  Government will invest $1.4 million to complete the design and development …

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December 5, 2018

GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE: NEW SUPPORTS FOR MI’KMAW AND AFRICAN NOVA SCOTIAN SURVIVORS

The federal and provincial governments are each committing up to $1 million over four years to develop new supports for survivors of gender-based violence and their families. The project, called Creating Communities of Care Through a Customary Law Approach, will be supported through a co-investment from both federal and provincial governments. It is part of Nova Scotia’s commitment to work with …

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December 4, 2018

MOVING TOWARD ECOLOGICAL FORESTRY

As reported earlier this year, University of Kings College President Bill Lahey reviewed forestry practices in the province. Government has reviewed Mr. Lahey’s report and will move forward with recommendations meant to shift Nova Scotia to an ecological forestry model and reduce clear cutting.  Minister of Lands and Forests, Hon. Iain Rankin, noted “Forestry is a longstanding economic driver in …

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December 4, 2018

GRANTS HELP MAKE NOVA SCOTIA MORE ACCESSIBLE

On December 3rd, the Province announced almost $435,000 in funding for municipalities and community groups to make facilities more accessible through the Community ACCESS-Ability program. “Community and municipal buildings serve as gathering places and host countless community events every year, said Gerry Post, executive director, Accessibility Directorate, Government of Nova Scotia. “By removing barriers to accessibility, persons with disabilities will have …

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December 4, 2018

ENHANCED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRAINING FOR NOVA SCOTIA POLICE

Police officers in our community and across the province are receiving enhanced domestic violence training so they can respond more effectively to incidents of intimate partner violence and abuse. During the announcement late last month, my colleague, Minister of Justice and retired police officer, Mark Furey, noted that “Intimate partner violence is an issue that has touched far too many …

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