Nova Scotia News

The Nova Scotia News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. This is why the Government of Canada is investing $100,000 in two new projects in Nova Scotia communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on behalf of the federal government. The program helps municipalities strengthen local infrastructure planning and decision-making by increasing local asset management capacity through investments in activities such as asset management training, technology and software enhancements and information sharing.
  2. Today, Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities,the Honourable Brendan Maguire, Minister of Municipal Affairs, Laurie Cranton, Warden of the Municipality of the County of Inverness and We’koqma’q First Nation Chief Annie Bernard-Daisley. announced funding for the replacement of the existing Whycocomagh wastewater treatment plant.
  3. “I am pleased to announce today that we have reached an understanding that will see Potlotek First Nation fishing for a moderate livelihood and selling their catch starting Saturday, June 5, 2021
  4. Today, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for South Shore—St. Margarets, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Zach Churchill, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Health and Wellness, announced funding for seven projects that will renovate and rehabilitate several healthcare and long term care facilities across the province. Lenore Zann, Member of Parliament for Cumberland—Colchester; Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso; Darrell Samson, Member of Parliament for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook; the Honourable Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage; and Rafah DiConstanzo, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Clayton Park West, were also in attendance.
  5. Joint federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support healthcare and long term care infrastructure improvement projects throughout Nova Scotia.
  6. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual announcement regarding COVID-19 response infrastructure for Nova Scotia hospitals and long term care facilities with the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for South Shore—St. Margaret’s, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Zach Churchill, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Health and Wellness. Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, and Member of Parliament for Halifax; Lenore Zann, Member of Parliament for Cumberland—Colchester; Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso; and Darrel Samson, Member of Parliament for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook, will also be in attendance.
  7. Today, Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced $4.2 million to operate safe voluntary isolation sites in Nova Scotia. These sites help those who have COVID-19, or have been exposed to it, access safe isolation accommodations to keep themselves and their community safe.
  8. The Honourable Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Zach Churchill, Minister of Health for Nova Scotia, will announce support towards safe voluntary isolation sites in Nova Scotia.
  9. January 2020 runway overrun in Halifax, Nova Scotia highlights longstanding TSB Watchlist issue
  10. Today, Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, the Honourable Lloyd Hines, Minister of Transportation and Active Transit on behalf of the Honourable Brendan Maguire, Minister of Municipal Affairs, and His Worship Ron Chisholm, Mayor of the Town of Mulgrave, announced additional funding and the upcoming breaking of ground for a new wastewater treatment facility in the Town of Mulgrave.
  11. Members of the media are invited to attend a virtual announcement of the winner of the ACOA Hull Design Efficiency Challenge.
  12. Today, the Canadian Coast Guard welcomes 37 new officers to our ranks. Despite the significant challenges posed by COVID-19, each of these new officers has persevered and mastered the skills necessary to serve Canadians across the country, and ensure that the Coast Guard stands ready to respond to incidents on our waterways.
  13. Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Halifax, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, today announced an $86,000 investment to Marine Renewables Canada to accelerate safe, reliable and cost-effective deployment of clean technology systems.
  14. Canada's forest sector is a vital source of revenue and employment across the country for Indigenous communities. The Government of Canada is investing in projects to equip them with the tools needed to promote further economic opportunity in the forest sector and within their communities.
  15. Minister of Parliament for Central Nova Sean Fraser, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $25,000 investment in Nova Scotia Health for a pilot project at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital to improve its energy efficiency.
  16. Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency to continue delivering financial support to businesses impacted by COVID-19.
  17. Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a strong economic recovery that is focused on a more prosperous and innovative future for Canadians.
  18. The importance of accessible, affordable and high-quality child care has never been more evident than during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why the Government of Canada and the Government of Nova Scotia worked together during a challenging year to ensure families continued to have access to the affordable, high-quality and safe early learning and child care opportunities their children need to succeed.
  19. Members of the media are invited to attend an important announcement regarding COVID-19 response infrastructure for Nova Scotia with the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for South Shore—St. Margarets, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Derek Mombourquette, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Sydney—Whitney Pier.
  20. Today, Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; along with the Honorable Keith Irving, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Kings South; and Dr. Peter Ricketts, President and Vice-Chancellor of Acadia University, announced funding for upgrades to Acadia University’s Raymond Field, one of the two outdoor artificial turf playing fields in the Annapolis Valley.
  21. Members of the media are invited to attend an important announcement regarding COVID-19 response infrastructure for Wolfville with Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; along with the Honorable Keith Irving, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Kings South; and Dr. Peter Ricketts, President of Acadia University.
  22. Celebrating the benefits of community and culture infrastructure with today’s announcement for the newly renovated Kingston library in #NS. #BuildUp #RuralOpportunity