Nova Scotia News

The Nova Scotia News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. On July 13, 2024, Charles Mangapi, an inmate from Springhill Institution, died while in our custody.
  2. On July 11, 2024, a lockdown was put in place at Springhill Institution, a medium security federal institution, to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search.
  3. MusGo Rider Eastern Shore will purchase five new vehicles after a combined investment of $445,933 from the federal and provincial governments.
  4. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Member of Parliament for Sackville–Preston–Chezzetcook; the Honourable Kent Smith, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Eastern Shore; and Colin Cameron, MusGo Rider Board Chair.
  5. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will attend the Annual No. 2 Construction Battalion Remembrance Ceremony and Honour Parade, where he will make a funding announcement honouring the Battalion.
  6. Today, Membertou First Nation and Indigenous Services Canada announced the construction of a new gas bar and a mass timber office building at the Seventh Exchange retail district.
  7. Wolfville will gain more than 10 km of multi-use pathways after a combined investment of more than $3.3 million from the federal and provincial governments and the town of Wolfville.
  8. As neighbouring maritime nations, Canada and the United States have long shared knowledge, experience, and best practices on a wide range of coast guard services that help keep our collective mariners safe and protect our coasts and waterways.
  9. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, the Honourable John Lohr, Nova Scotia Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Her Worship Wendy Donovan, Mayor of Wolfville.
  10. Please be advised that Chief Terry Paul of Membertou First Nation along with Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso and Jaime Battiste, Parliament Secretary and Member of Parliament for Sydney—Victoria, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, will make an announcement on infrastructure projects to support Indigenous community businesses.
  11. Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, we celebrate the rich histories, heritage, and strength of First Nations, Inuit and Métis across Canada. Together, we reaffirm our partnership in working towards a better future.
  12. For almost six decades, the Canadian Coast Guard College has been offering specialized marine training to talented individuals from across Canada. The Canadian Coast Guard College ensures students receive excellent instruction and develop the necessary skills to serve as Ship’s Officers with the Canadian Coast Guard.
  13. The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, together with Parliamentary Secretary, Mike Kelloway, Deputy Minister, Annette Gibbons and Canadian Coast Guard Commissioner, Mario Pelletier, will welcome new Officer Cadets during this year’s Officer Training Program graduation ceremony at the Canadian Coast Guard College.
  14. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is committed to reconciliation and the orderly management of the lobster fishery for all harvesters. As such, DFO has worked quickly to address reports of lobster gear tampering with both moderate livelihood and commercial fishing gear in Eastern Nova Scotian lobster fishing areas (LFAs), and particularly in LFAs 26A and 27.
  15. The Canadian Coast Guard plays a critical role in keeping Canada’s waters safe, clean and accessible. The Government of Canada is investing in the Canadian Coast Guard’s fleet of the future in order to deliver important services to Canadians while ensuring the Canadian Coast Guard has the right people and ships it needs to carry out vital operations.
  16. The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier will highlight Budget 2024 investments in the Canadian Coast Guard.
  17. Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will attend a commemorative event jointly hosted by Veterans Affairs Canada and Parks Canada, with Veterans of the Second World War in attendance.
  18. Queens County Transit has expanded their fleet after a combined investment of $116,293 from the federal and provincial governments
  19. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Kim Masland, Nova Scotia Minister of Public Works and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Queens, and Alex Doggett, Chair of the Queens County Transit Society Board.
  20. Food producers looking to expand their product line or improve their processing can access funding from the 2024-25 Value-Adding Equipment Program.
  21. On the evening of May 15, 2024, fishery officers from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), as well as border services officers from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), seized approximately 109 kilograms of unauthorized elvers at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The elvers were destined to be shipped overseas.
  22. The Hants County Exhibition Arena is becoming more accessible after a combined investment of $1.1 million from the federal and provincial governments and the West Hants Regional Municipality.
  23. Accessibility Standards Canada and Nova Scotia’s Department of Justice connect to pave way toward a barrier-free Canada.
  24. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants; Melissa Sheehy-Richard, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Hants West; Paul Morton, Deputy Mayor of the West Hants Regional Municipality; and Joel Rafuse, president of the Windsor Agricultural Society.
  25. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Becky Druhan, Nova Scotia Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Lunenburg West, and Jerome Tanner, president of the Lunenburg County Wheels board.
  26. Stopping the spread of invasive species such as box tree moth is the most effective way to safeguard forests and native plants, as well as protect Canada's forestry and horticulture-related businesses.
  27. Sydney will get a new trail after an investment of $922,054 from the federal government.
  28. The Government of Canada supports stronger and more collaborative federal science, to ensure scientists and researchers have access to the world-class facilities and tools they need to achieve scientific excellence and innovation.
  29. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Jaime Battiste, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Sydney–Victoria, Her Worship Amanda McDougall, Mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, and Stephanie Johnstone-Laurette, Chair of the Washbrook Greenway Coalition.
  30. The Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, will make an announcement and hold a media availability in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, to highlight the federal budget’s investments in creating good jobs all along the electric vehicle supply chain.
  31. The Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, will make an announcement and hold a media availability in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, to highlight the federal budget’s investments in advancing Indigenous reconciliation.
  32. Members of the media are invited to an announcement with the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities; Lena Metlege Diab, Member of Parliament for Halifax West; Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax; Darren Fisher, Member of Parliament for Dartmouth–Cole Harbour; and David Eisnor, Atlantic Team Lead, Futurpreneur.
  33. Unauthorized fishing is a threat to the sustainability of fish stocks and undermines the livelihoods of law-abiding fish harvesters. The elver fishery is not open for 2024 in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, therefore any harvesting is unauthorized. Should anyone choose to fish for elver they will be subject to enforcement action as per the Fisheries Act and the Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations.
  34. The Government of Canada is committed to addressing problem vessels that impact our marine environment and communities on our coasts. Earlier this month, the Canadian Coast Guard operation to remove and safely dismantle the tug Craig Trans near Marie Joseph, Nova Scotia was successfully completed.
  35. Two communities in Colchester County will see their capacity to manage sewage increase after a combined investment of $5,885,000 from the federal and provincial governments along with the Municipality of the County of Colchester and the Village of Bible Hill.
  36. Unauthorized fishing is a threat to the sustainability of fish stocks and undermines the livelihoods of law-abiding fish harvesters.
  37. A network of new trails and reconstructed sidewalks will be established in Inverness after a combined investment of $14 million from the federal and provincial governments, and the Municipality of the County of Inverness.
  38. Unauthorized fishing is a threat to the sustainability of fish stocks and undermines the livelihoods of law-abiding fish harvesters. The elver fishery is not open for 2024 in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, therefore any harvesting is unauthorized. Should anyone choose to fish for elver they will be subject to enforcement action as per the Fisheries Act and the Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations.
  39. Barrington will improve its wastewater treatment after a combined investment of more than $1.1 million from the federal and provincial governments, along with the Municipality of the District of Barrington.
  40. The Wolfville Curling Club is becoming more energy efficient and accessible after a combined investment of $305,851 from the federal and provincial governments.
  41. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, the Honourable John Lohr, Nova Scotia Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Betty Mattson of the Wolfville Curling Club.
  42. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will be in Debert, Nova Scotia, to announce investments for projects across Canada aimed at the adoption of clean technologies in the agricultural secto
  43. Bridgetown will increase its capacity to manage wastewater after a combined investment of $682,000 from the federal and provincial governments and the Municipality of the County of Annapolis.
  44. The federal government is investing $7,811,806 through the Green Infrastructure and Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure streams of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to support five water infrastructure projects in Pictou County, NS.
  45. Three communities in Pictou County will have their capacity to manage wastewater improved and three communities will get improved drinking water after a combined investment of more than $17.7 million from the federal and provincial governments along with the Municipality of the County of Pictou and the towns of New Glasgow, Stellarton, and Trenton.
  46. Tomorrow’s Legends, a non-profit organization based in Sydney, will convert a former hockey arena to a solar-powered, multisport facility after an investment of over $2.1 million from the federal government.
  47. The Halifax Transit Mill Cove Ferry Service project will enter its second phase, after a combined investment of nearly $260 million from the federal government, the government of Nova Scotia, and the Halifax Regional Municipality.
  48. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Sean Fraser, Premier Tim Houston and local representatives.
  49. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement related to the Mill Cove Ferry Service with Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax and Lena Metlege Diab, Member of Parliament for Halifax West, on behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities; Darren Fisher, Member of Parliament for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, and Darrell Samson, Member of Parliament for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook; the Honourable Timothy Halman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of Public Works Minister Kim Masland; Tim Outhit, Councillor for HRM District 16 (Bedford - Wentworth), and Dave Reage, Executive Director of Halifax Transit.
  50. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Jaime Battiste, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, and Bill Kachafanas, Founder, Tomorrow’s Legends.