Nova Scotia News

The Nova Scotia News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. On August 3, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, two packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized on institutional grounds at Springhill Institution, a medium security federal institution.
  2. The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, was in Fredericton to highlight how Atlantic Canada will benefit from the Government of Canada’s Jobs and Growth Fund.
  3. The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister of Finance, was in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, to highlight the Government of Canada’s recently launched $500-million Tourism Relief Fund.
  4. The Government of Canada, the Northwest Territories, and the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador and British Columbia are pleased total funding of $8,596,200 for eight projects. The non-repayable Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund (CFSOF) contributions will fund essential market research, consumer research and domestic and international marketing strategies.
  5. The safety of mariners and the protection of the marine environment are top priorities of the Canadian Coast Guard. The Coast Guard’s Aids to Navigation Program helps mariners confirm their positions, stay inside navigable channels and avoid marine hazards.
  6. 54.7 kg of suspected cocaine seized by CBSA officers in Halifax
  7. Canada’s fisheries are the backbone of many coastal communities and a driving force in our national economy. The seafood sector is a rapidly shifting environment – competition is intensifying, consumers are increasingly emphasizing sustainability and quality. This is why the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia today are making strategic investments through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF).
  8. The Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia are pleased to announce funding of almost $1.4 million for a project by the Northumberland Fisherman’s Association projects focused on the purchase of new equipment and technology ultimately resulting in improved lobster quality. Improvements to on-board holding practices will help to maintain live lobsters in the best possible condition; improving quality, vitality, and value.
  9. The Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia are pleased to announce funding of more than $10.3 million for 12150484 Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Ocean Choice International Inc. The funding – with a total contribution of $10,339,504 – will support adopting some of the most advanced state-of-the-art processing and packaging equipment available.
  10. Canada’s fisheries are the backbone of many coastal communities and a driving force in our national economy. At the same time, the seafood sector is a rapidly shifting environment – competition is intensifying and consumers are looking for sustainability and quality. That is why the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia are making strategic investments in the fish and seafood sector – to help ensure the sector can continue to meet these changing demands and to capitalize on the industry’s tremendous growth potential.
  11. Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event regarding public infrastructure 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
  12. The Government of Canada continues to invest in sustainable waste management systems through modern infrastructure, operations, training and partnerships.
  13. Today, Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Member of Parliament for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development; the Honourable Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, Nova Scotia Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage; Yvon LeBlanc, Deputy Warden of the Municipality of Clare, and Allister Surette, President and Vice Chancellor of Université Sainte-Anne, announced funding for the construction of a new running track at the Université Sainte-Anne campus.
  14. The Government of Canada remains committed to supporting all Indigenous businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic and into recovery.
  15. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, will announce funding with Membertou First Nation and Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey.
  16. Small craft harbours are the heart of Canada’s coastal communities. They are hubs of recreation and industry, and they are essential to Canada’s growing blue economy. Canada’s seafood sector employs over 45,000 Canadians and generates over seven billion dollars per year. With approximately 90% of that product landed at small craft harbours, this infrastructure is vital to Canada’s local and national economies. Through Budget 2021, the federal government is investing $300 million to repair, upgrade and build new small craft harbours across Canada.
  17. Wedgeport, Nova Scotia – The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan will make an announcement in support for marine infrastructure for Southwest Nova Scotia.
  18. 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; the Honourable Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage and Member of Legislative Assembly for Lunenburg; His Worship David Devenne, Mayor of the Town of Mahone Bay, and His Worship Don Clarke, Mayor of the Town of Berwick, announced funding for the construction of three new solar farms in the towns of Antigonish, Berwick and Mahone Bay.
  19. Members of the media are invited to attend an important event regarding green infrastructure 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; the Honourable Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage and Member of Legislative Assembly for Lunenburg; and His Worship David Devenne, Mayor of the Town of Mahone Bay.
  20. That is why governments have been taking decisive action to support families, businesses and communities, and continue to look ahead to see what more can be done in these unprecedented times.
  21. Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event regarding the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre 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; the Honourable Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage, on behalf of Energy and Mines Minister Chuck Porter; His Worship David Mitchell, Mayor of the Town of Bridgewater; and Martin Bell, Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg.
  22. Government of Canada invests in infrastructure for Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site and Kejimkujik National Park Seaside
  23. Today, Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Keith Irving, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and MLA for Kings South, on behalf of Energy and Mines Minister Chuck Porter; and Her Worship Sandra Snow, Mayor of Kentville, announced funding to create a network of safe and user-friendly active transportation routes around the town.
  24. Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event regarding the Kentville Active Transportation project with Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Keith Irving, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and MLA for Kings South, on behalf of Energy and Mines Minister Chuck Porter; and Her Worship Sandra Snow, Mayor of Kentville.