Nova Scotia News

The Nova Scotia News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is committed to a sustainable, orderly, and safe elver fishery that respects harvesters and Indigenous rights holders.
  2. Port Williams will improve the quality of its drinking water and increase its capacity to manage wastewater after to a combined investment of over $1 million from the federal and provincial governments and the Village of Port Williams.
  3. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants on behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable John Lohr, Nova Scotia Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
  4. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) manages Canada's fisheries and enforces the regulations related to the harvest, purchase, sale and possession of fish to provide for a safe, orderly, and sustainable fishery for all.
  5. Over the weekend, a significant winter storm hit Atlantic Canada, resulting in one of the heaviest snowfalls in Nova Scotia, particularly Cape Breton, in the past twenty years.
  6. Government of Canada funding helps Nova Scotia A&D companies expand, innovate and automate
  7. Nova Scotia’s aerospace and defence community has become an important source of economic growth and opportunity for the province. The Government of Canada is investing through ACOA’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) program to help five Nova Scotia companies scale up, automate and attract new customers.
  8. Today, Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities and Scott Pearce, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced a federal investment of more than $180,000 to help 4 communities in Nova Scotia implement innovative strategies to manage their municipal infrastructure.
  9. A section of Route 207 along Lawrencetown Beach will be rebuilt to protect it from the impacts of storm surge and sea level rise after a combined investment of over $2 million from the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia.
  10. CBSA officers intercept cannabis being exported to the Caribbean
  11. There will be a new roundabout at the intersection of McClures Mills Road and Willow Street in Truro thanks to the combined investment of $2.8 million from the Government of Canada, the Government of Nova Scotia, and the Town of Truro. Announced by David Ritcey, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River, and Bill Mills, Mayor of the Town of Truro, this project will ensure a safer and quicker commute for residents of Truro.
  12. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with David Ritcey, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River, and His Worship, Bill Mills, Mayor of the Town of Truro.
  13. Fishing has long been an important source of food and economic opportunity for First Nations, and the Government of Canada continues to work in collaboration with communities to implement the Treaty right to fish in pursuit of a moderate livelihood. The negotiation of interim authorizations that allow community members to harvest fish for sale during the commercial fishing seasons helps create jobs and economic growth in First Nations communities.
  14. The Graves Island Provincial Park causeway will be widened and raised thanks to a combined investment of $2 million from the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia. Announced by Minister Sean Fraser and Minister Tory Rushton, this project will significantly reduce economic losses and maintain access to the island via the causeway.
  15. The first lighthouse in Canada was built in Louisbourg, Cape Breton, in 1734. Over the years, the structure was damaged in battle, destroyed by fire and rebuilt several times.
  16. Transit Cape Breton will have new electric buses and an upgraded bus maintenance facility thanks to the combined investment of $54 million from the Governments of Canada, Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Regional Municipality.
  17. Today, Eskasoni First Nation and the Government of Canada announced the signing of a conditional ministerial order for an Addition to Reserve to the First Nations community. Once the land transfer is completed, 85.5 hectares will be added to the community’s land base. Parliamentary Secretary Jaime Battiste, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, joined Chief Leroy Denny for the announcement.
  18. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso, Jaime Battiste, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, John White, MLA for Glace Bay-Dominion, and Amanda McDougall-Merrill, Mayor of Cape Breton Regional Municipality.
  19. Chief Leroy Denny of Eskasoni First Nation and Jaime Battiste, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, will make an announcement regarding an Addition to Reserve to the First Nations community.
  20. Recreational infrastructure and coastline protection will be improved, thanks to a combined investment of $3,695,000 from the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia and the Region of Queens Municipality. Announced by Minister Kim Masland and Mayor Darlene Norman, two projects will support inclusive recreational infrastructure and coastline protection in Liverpool and Western Head.
  21. 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–Shelburne and Her Worship Darlene Norman, Mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality.
  22. The Government of Canada recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ inherent right to self-determination and supports the right of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis to independently deliver services that meet the unique needs of their communities.
  23. Today, Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso, Jaime Battiste, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, and Chief Wilbert Marshall of Potlotek First Nation, announced a federal investment of $1 million to support the installation of erosion controls in Eskasoni and Potlotek First Nations.
  24. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso, Jaime Battiste, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, and Chief Wilbert Marshall of Potlotek First Nation.
  25. Atlantic Canada‘s bountiful agriculture industry is the backbone of many communities and businesses throughout the region, and an important contributor of international exports. The Government of Canada is investing to help Nova Scotia apple growers produce cider as a sustainable, value-added product, further strengthening the region’s retail and tourism offerings.
  26. Today, Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, the Honourable John Lohr, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, on behalf of the Honourable Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables, and His Worship Peter Muttart, Mayor of the Municipality of the County of Kings and Chair of the Kings Transit Authority Board, announced a joint investment of more than $11.9 million to support the purchase of Zero-Emission Buses (ZEBs), hybrid transit vehicles, and related infrastructure in Kings County.
  27. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, John Lohr, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on behalf of Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables, and His Worship Peter Muttart, Mayor of the Municipality of the County of Kings and Chair of the Kings Transit Authority Board.
  28. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) will host its national event, Forum 2023: The Changing World of Work (Forum), on September 26 and 27, 2023 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  29. Today, on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, announced an investment of up to $2,932,500 for Eden Valley Poultry under the Supply Management Processing Investment Fund.
  30. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) officials remain actively engaged in Southwest Nova Scotia, meeting with Indigenous harvesters, groups and organizations, as well as commercial fishing associations. Open, honest and clear dialogue remains the best way to raise concerns and to find solutions for everyone involved in the lobster fishery.
  31. The Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region will officially welcome the multi-tasked vessel CCGS Kopit Hopson 1752 in a re-naming and re-dedication to service ceremony at the Canadian Coast Guard Base in Dartmouth, NS.
  32. 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, and His Worship Abraham Zebian, Mayor of West Hants Regional Municipality.
  33. Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants and Chair of the House of Commons Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee, will be in Berwick, Nova Scotia to announce federal investments under the Supply Management Processing Investment Fund to Eden Valley Poultry.
  34. Nova Scotia farmers affected by this year’s extreme weather events can still receive assistance under the AgriStability program, even if they did not previously enrol.
  35. On Saturday, September 2, 2023, Minister Petitpas Taylor and the delegation will participate in a candlelight tribute at the Bayswater Memorial to honour and remember the 229 passengers and crew who perished 25 years ago.
  36. Improvements to the Ship Hector site will better tell the story of the first Scottish emigrants to come directly from Scotland to Nova Scotia
  37. The Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, Kamal Khera, will be in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to announce additional funding under the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities. These investments reinforce the Government’s commitment towards a more accessible and inclusive Canada.
  38. New fisheries support economic growth and innovation in coastal communities across the country. The Government of Canada is committed to increasing opportunity in the fishing and fish processing sectors to drive economic development without compromising conservation.
  39. Louisbourg, Nova Scotia – On behalf of the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister Lebouthillier, along with Allan MacLean from Louisbourg Seafoods, will make an announcement about the whelk fishery in Eastern Nova Scotia.
  40. On behalf of the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister Lebouthillier, along with Rachelle Samson from Samson Enterprises, will make an announcement about the procurement of new vessels for Conservation and Protection.
  41. On Sunday, July 23rd, The Honourable Bill Blair, President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness, approved a Request for Federal Assistance from the Province of Nova Scotia to assist with their response to this emergency.
  42. Today, Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, and Yvon LeBlanc, Warden of the Municipality of the District of Clare, announced a joint investment of more than $2.9 million to renovate the Clare Veterans Centre in Saulnierville.
  43. The Canadian Coast Guard plays an essential role in ensuring the safety of mariners and protection of Canada’s marine environment.
  44. Today, Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso, the Honourable Michelle Thompson, Minister of Health and Wellness, on behalf of the Honourable Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables, and Rose Paul, CEO and President of the Bayside Corporation, announced more than $1.6 million in joint funding to support green energy upgrades to the Bayside Travel Centre.
  45. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso, the Honourable Michelle Thompson, Minister of Health and Wellness on behalf of the Honourable Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables, and Rose Paul, CEO and President of Bayside Corporate.
  46. Today, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, the Honourable Pat Dunn, Minister of Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Pictou Centre, His Worship Donald Hussher, Mayor of Trenton, and Ken Langille, chairperson of the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Society, announced a joint investment of more than $3.7 million to support the construction of a new facility for the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame.
  47. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, and the Honourable Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Pictou Centre, His Worship Donald Hussher, Mayor of Trenton, and Ken Langille, chairperson of the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame.
  48. Today, Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, Danielle Barkhouse, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Chester-St. Margaret’s, and Allen Webber, Warden of the Municipality of the District of Chester, announced a joint investment of more than $8.3 million to upgrade Chester’s wastewater system.
  49. The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, together with the Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Mike Kelloway, will welcome new Officer Cadets during this year’s graduation ceremony at the Canadian Coast Guard College. Photo opportunities will be available for media in attendance.
  50. Over the past two years, Nova Scotia’s tourism operators have doubled down to build experiences, accommodations, and strategies to strengthen Canada as a destination of choice – spearheading more than 100 projects through the Government of Canada’s Tourism Relief Fund. That work continues, and ACOA is here to help businesses as they attract more visitors to the region and grow the industry with fresh approaches to delivering world-class tourism.