Nova Scotia News

The Nova Scotia News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Through its Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP), Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will contribute $13,991 in funding to the Annapolis Heritage Society, in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. The funded project aims to preserve and make accessible a collection of photographs.
  2. A key part of Canada’s economic recovery is supporting businesses as they adapt, grow and move forward from the COVID-19 pandemic. Small and medium-sized businesses and the organizations that support them represent the backbone of regional economies. They generate quality local jobs and are a source of pride for their communities. To do so, businesses and entrepreneurs need a strong foundation, built on technological innovation, inclusivity, and clean growth to create the workforce of the future.
  3. Chief Michael .P. Sack of Sipekne’katik First Nation; the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Parliamentary Secretary Jaime Battiste are announcing funding of $326,700 from the Residential School Children’s – Community Support Funding Program, in support of Sipekne’katik First Nation’s “Shubenacadie Residential School Support Project for Sipekne’katik.”
  4. Food & Beverage Atlantic (FBA) is leading a delegation of 12 Atlantic food and beverage processors exhibiting at the annual Salon international de l’alimentation Canada (SIAL Canada) for the first time in two years.
  5. Chief Michael P. Sack of Sipekne’katik First Nation; the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations; Parliamentary Secretary Jaime Battiste; and Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, Kody Blois, will make a joint announcement regarding residential schools.
  6. Through Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, the government of Canada makes targeted and responsible investments to create good jobs, grow our economy, and build a Canada where nobody gets left behind
  7. The Government of Canada, through ACOA’s Rediscover Main Streets initiative, is investing up to $10 million to help non-profit organizations generate new ideas that inspire residents and tourists alike to rediscover these vibrant local spaces.
  8. Now more than ever, skilled tradespeople are in high demand to fill well-paying jobs and build rewarding careers. The most recent projections estimate about 700,000 skilled trades workers are expected to retire between 2019 and 2028, creating an ever-growing need to recruit and train thousands more. That is why the Government of Canada is making targeted investments to remove barriers and get more Canadians the apprenticeship training they need to build good, well-paying careers in the skilled trades.
  9. Atlantic Canada’s main streets, downtowns and neighbourhoods are vibrant spaces where people gather to enjoy all that our urban and rural communities have to offer. These spaces drive the economy by being hubs of social, economic and cultural activity.
  10. New Rediscover Main Streets Initiative to Reanimate Main Streets, Downtowns and Neighbourhoods
  11. The tourism and hospitality sector has been particularly hit by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving many workers displaced. To support the sector’s economic recovery, the Government of Canada is helping Canadians obtain the skills they need to find good jobs, which in turn will help businesses in this sector adapt and thrive.
  12. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister Responsible for ACOA, will make an announcement regarding a new initiative by the Government of Canada to breathe new life into Atlantic Canada’s communities and encourage residents and tourists to support local establishments.
  13. Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) provides support through the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund
  14. Today, Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; John A. MacDonald, Member of the House of Assembly for Hants East, on behalf of the Honourable Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables; and Eleanor Roulston, Warden of the Municipality of East Hants, announced funding for active transportation infrastructure in the Municipality of East Hants.
  15. Members of the media are invited to join an important infrastructure announcement with Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; John MacDonald, Member of the Legislative Assembly for East Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables; and Eleanor Roulston, Warden of the Municipality of East Hants.
  16. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), issued a statement in recognition of International Women’s Day.
  17. Today, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, along with Darren Fisher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors, announced the signing of a SLTCF agreement with Nova Scotia.
  18. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Barbara Adams, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Seniors and Long-term Care, will announce support for safe long-term care in Nova Scotia.
  19. CBSA officers uncover over 96 kg of opium in shipping containers in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  20. Kody Blois, Parliamentary Agriculture Committee Chair and Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will highlight investments to farmers supporting the adoption of proven clean technologies that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  21. Government of Canada announces support for Halifax innovation hub and eight emerging ICT firms
  22. Today, Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, and Lindsay Peach, Executive Director of Tajikeimɨk, reaffirmed their support and partnership for the transformation of the design and delivery of health services that serve Mi'kmaw communities in Nova Scotia through Tajikeimɨk and the communities themselves.
  23. Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Karina Gould, along with the Prime Minister of Canada the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, will virtually join Premier of Nova Scotia Tim Houston and Nova Scotia Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development Becky Druhan, to make an early learning and child care announcement. Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Sean Fraser will also be in attendance.
  24. Throughout 2021, ACOA remained focused on the Government of Canada’s commitment to fight COVID-19 and its economic impacts, providing targeted sector support to help the region recover and rebuild a more resilient, inclusive economy for all Atlantic Canadians.
  25. In 2021, between January 1 and December 31, the Government of Canada, through ACOA invested more than $314 million in targeted support to help the region rebuild and recover from COVID-19, stimulate local economies, protect and create jobs, and grow an inclusive and resilient economy for all Atlantic Canadians.
  26. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) advises that eight inmates at Nova Institution for Women have tested positive for COVID-19. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize the spread of the virus within the institution.
  27. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, will tour Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador from November 4 to 7, 2021.