Nova Scotia News

The Nova Scotia News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. 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.
  2. Queens County Transit has expanded their fleet after a combined investment of $116,293 from the federal and provincial governments
  3. 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.
  4. Food producers looking to expand their product line or improve their processing can access funding from the 2024-25 Value-Adding Equipment Program.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Accessibility Standards Canada and Nova Scotia’s Department of Justice connect to pave way toward a barrier-free Canada.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Sydney will get a new trail after an investment of $922,054 from the federal government.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Unauthorized fishing is a threat to the sustainability of fish stocks and undermines the livelihoods of law-abiding fish harvesters.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. The Wolfville Curling Club is becoming more energy efficient and accessible after a combined investment of $305,851 from the federal and provincial governments.
  25. 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.
  26. 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
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Sean Fraser, Premier Tim Houston and local representatives.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants and Chair of the House of Commons Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee, will be in Wolfville, NS, to highlight federal investments and support to help the Canadian grape and wine industry.
  36. Canso will see improvements to its wastewater management after a combined investment of more than $350,000 from the federal and provincial governments and the Municipality of the District of Guysborough.
  37. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is committed to a sustainable, orderly, and safe elver fishery that respects harvesters and Indigenous rights holders.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. Government of Canada funding helps Nova Scotia A&D companies expand, innovate and automate
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. CBSA officers intercept cannabis being exported to the Caribbean
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.