Nova Scotia News

The Nova Scotia News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. For too long, families have faced high monthly child care fees, long waitlists and too few high quality child care options. That is why the Government of Canada, together with provincial and territorial partners, is making access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care a reality, giving children the best possible start and making life more affordable for families across Canada.
  2. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, along with Becky Druhan, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, will announce a reduction in the province’s licensed child care fees as part of the Canada-wide early learning and child care system agreement.
  3. Today, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, , the Honourable Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage, Her Worship Nancy Dicks, Mayor of the Town of New Glasgow, and Clyde Fraser, Councillor for the Town of New Glasgow and New Glasgow Library Board Representative, announced over $5.9 million in funding for the accessibility retrofit and revitalization of the New Glasgow Library.
  4. 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, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage, Her Worship Nancy Dicks, Mayor of the Town of New Glasgow, and Clyde Fraser, Councillor for the Town of New Glasgow and New Glasgow Library Board Representative.
  5. In the recent 2022 Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Canada highlighted its plan to continue growing the economy and to be there for Canadians. To help families cope with increasing costs, like rising prices at the checkout counter, the Government is delivering targeted support to the Canadians who need it the most, including by: doubling the GST Credit for 11 million eligible Canadians; enhancing the Canada Workers Benefit to support 4.2 million Canadians; and making federal student and apprentice loans permanently interest-free for the graduates of today and tomorrow.
  6. It's now official after an agreement was formally signed in Halifax on November 7: the Atlantic First Nations Water Authority (AFNWA) becomes the first Indigenous Water Utility in the country.
  7. Canadians have many reasons to show gratitude to our Veterans. Their sacrifice has helped us enjoy the lives we live today. Recognizing these contributions, many Canadians are dedicated to commemorate Veterans and their service. This support is particularly evident during Veterans’ Week, when countless people volunteer their time and efforts to honour Canada’s Veterans.
  8. Elmsdale (Nouvelle-Écosse), le 7 novembre 2022 — Aujourd’hui, Kody Blois, député de Kings–Hants, au nom de l’honorable Dominic LeBlanc, ministre des Affaires intergouvernementales, de l’Infrastructure et des Collectivités, John A. MacDonald, député provincial d’East Hants, au nom de l’honorable Kim Masland, ministre des Travaux publics, et Tanya Burke, directrice exécutive de l’East Hants Community Learning Association, ont annoncé un financement conjoint de 192 620 $ pour l’achat de quatre nouveaux véhicules pour l’association.
  9. Veterans Affairs Canada provides support through the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund
  10. Members of the media are invited to an announcement regarding public transportation infrastructure with Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, John A. MacDonald, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Hants East, on behalf of the Honourable Kim Masland, Minister of Public Works, and Tanya Burke, Executive Director of the East Hants Community Learning Association.
  11. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will present the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation to individuals from Nova Scotia during a ceremony in Halifax to recognize their efforts in improving Veterans’ well‑being, as well as their exemplary work commemorating Veterans’ sacrifices and achievements.
  12. Please be advised that CEO Carl Yates and Board Chair Chief Wilbert Marshall of the Atlantic First Nations Water Authority, alongside the federal Minister of Indigenous Services, Patty Hajdu, will provide remarks and participate in the signing of a service delivery transfer agreement related to water and wastewater services for participating First Nations in the region.
  13. On October 31, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Springhill Institution, a medium-security federal institution.
  14. Canada’s fisheries are the backbone of many coastal communities and a driving force of the economy. 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 (NS) today are announcing total funding of more than $7 million for 120 Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF) projects to support increased lobster quality in Nova Scotia through infrastructure, innovation and science partnership projects.
  15. The Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia are pleased to announce funding of over $7 million for 120 projects to support increased lobster quality in Nova Scotia through improvements to infrastructure, innovative approaches and science partnership projects via the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF).
  16. Indigenous Peoples living in, or moving to urban centres are one of the fastest growing populations in Canada.
  17. The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety and the Honourable Brad Johns, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, to hold a closing press conference along with their provincial and territorial counterparts
  18. Darren Fisher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for Dartmouth—Cole Harbour, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, will make a clean energy funding announcement at Clean Foundation in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, with Shannon Harding, Director of Education and Engagement, Clean Foundation.
  19. Hurricane Fiona has caused significant damage to agricultural properties, barns and storage infrastructure, as well as to grain and horticultural crops affecting communities in the Atlantic region. Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, travelled to Nova Scotia to meet with farmers and hear how the storm impacted farm operations, families and livelihoods.
  20. Doctors from all over the world who choose to come to Canada and work in our communities play a vital role in keeping us healthy and ensuring local access to family physicians at a time when our aging population needs it the most. As provinces and territories seek to attract and retain more foreign-trained doctors to help address shortages, the Government of Canada is making it easier for these doctors to call Canada home permanently.
  21. Infrastructure Announcement for Nova Scotia
  22. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - The Canadian Coast Guard plays an essential role in ensuring the safety of mariners and protection of Canada’s marine environment. This is why providing the Canadian Coast Guard members with the vessels they need to continue to deliver these critical services to Canadians through the National Shipbuilding Strategy, is a priority for the Government of Canada.
  23. Today, Darren Fisher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for Dartmouth—Cole Harbour, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Jennifer O’Connell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Pickering—Uxbridge; the Honourable Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables; and Pam Lovelace, Deputy Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality, announced over $20.8 million in joint funding for the first phase of the Burnside Transit Centre Eco-Rebuild project.
  24. Members of the media are invited to attend an infrastructure event regarding public transit infrastructure with Jennifer O’Connell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Pickering—Uxbridge; Darren Fisher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for Dartmouth—Cole Harbour; the Honourable Tony Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables; and Pam Lovelace, Deputy Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality.
  25. Canadian Coast Guard welcomes the CCGS Chignecto Bay into service
  26. Canada’s fisheries are the backbone of many coastal communities and a driving force of the economy. The seafood sector is a rapidly shifting environment – competition is intensifying, consumers are looking for sustainability and quality. That is why the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia (NS) today announced funding support to the Maritime Fishermen’s Union Inc.’s (MFU) Nova Scotia members through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (AFF).
  27. The Canadian Coast Guard dedicates new search and rescue lifeboat to service
  28. Moncton, New Brunswick – On behalf of the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, and the Honourable Steve Craig, Nova Scotia Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture will make an Atlantic Fisheries Fund announcement. Photo opportunities will be available for media in attendance.
  29. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, Darren Fisher, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, along with Andy Smith, Deputy Commissioner for Shipbuilding and Materiel of the Canadian Coast Guard, and Gary Ivany, Assistant Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region will dedicate to service the CCGS Capt Jacques Cartier at a dockside ceremony.
  30. On August 11, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized on the perimeter of Springhill Institution, a medium-security federal institution.
  31. Canadian farmers are key partners in building a healthy environment and a more sustainable agricultural sector in Canada. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, along with Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, Kody Blois, announced an investment of up to $8.5 million under the On-Farm Climate Action Fund for Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. (Perennia). These funds will help farmers across Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador adopt sustainable farming practices to build climate change resilience.
  32. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants, will be in Greenwich, Nova Scotia to highlight federal investments to help farmers across Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador adopt sustainable farming practices.
  33. Today, Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Dave Ritcey, Member of Legislative Assembly for Truro—Bible Hill—Millbrook—Salmon River, and His Worship Bill Mills, Mayor of the Town of Truro, announced funding for the revitalization of the Truro Amateur Athletic Club, the Multi-Use sport facility and Senior baseball facility.
  34. Truro, Nova Scotia, August 11, 2022—Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Dave Ritcey, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Truro—Bible Hill—Millbrook—Salmon River, and His Worship Bill Mills, Mayor of the Town of Truro.
  35. Today, Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Brian Comer, Minister responsible for the Office of Addictions and Mental Health, Minister responsible for Youth and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Cape Breton East, on behalf of the Honourable Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage, and Erika Shea, President and Chief Executive Officer of New Dawn Enterprises Ltd., announced over $14.8 million in joint funding for the construction of the new Glace Bay Youth and Community Centre, a net-zero carbon facility that will provide the community with a welcoming, inclusive space. John White, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Glace Bay-Dominion, was also in attendance, as was Dave Sawler, CEO and Founder of Undercurrent Youth Centre.
  36. 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, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Brian Comer, Minister responsible for Youth and the Office of Mental Health and Addictions and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Cape Breton East, on behalf of the Honourable Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage, and Erika Shea, President and CEO of New Dawn Enterprises Ltd. John White, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Glace Bay-Dominion, and Dave Sawler, CEO and Founder of Undercurrent Youth Centre, will also be in attendance.
  37. Today, Chief Tma Francis and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced that Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation and the Government of Canada have reached an agreement to settle Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation’s Highway Right of Way Specific Claim.
  38. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Mike Kelloway, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, and Gary Ivany, Assistant Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region, on behalf Mario Pelletier, Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard, will welcome the new search and rescue lifeboat CCGS La Poile Bay with a dedication to service ceremony.
  39. On July 27, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized on the perimeter of Springhill Institution, a medium-security federal institution.
  40. Today, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, the Honourable Tim Houston, Premier of Nova Scotia, the Honourable Karla MacFarlane, Minister of Community Services, the Honourable Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage, His Worship Jim Ryan, Mayor of the Town of Pictou, and Robert Parker, Warden of the Municipality of Pictou County, announced $9 million in funding for the development of Cultural Hub in Pictou, Nova Scotia.
  41. Small businesses are at the heart of Canadian communities and are the engines that drive the economy. Their success will be critical to accelerating an inclusive economic recovery—one that is taking place increasingly in the digital world.
  42. Members of the media are invited to an announcement regarding public infrastructure with the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).
  43. Today, Jaime Battiste, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament for Sydney–Victoria, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Karla MacFarlane, Minister responsible for the Office of the Status of Women and Office of L’nu Affairs, Bernadette Marshall, President of the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association, and Chief Robert Gloade of Millbrook First Nation, announced over $8.1 million in joint funding to support the construction of a new Resilience Centre in Millbrook.
  44. 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, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Karla MacFarlane, Minister responsible for the Office of the Status of Women and Office of L’nu Affairs, Bernadette Marshall, President of the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association; and Bob Gloade, Chief of Millbrook First Nation.
  45. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, alongside Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso, announced over $384 million in funding to strengthen marine safety as part of the next phase of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan.
  46. Sustained economic growth in Atlantic Canada requires strong federal-provincial collaboration. Atlantic premiers and federal ministers are focused on addressing current and emerging issues to support the long-term economic growth in small and large communities across the region. .
  47. On July 25, 2022, at a meeting of the Atlantic Growth Strategy Leadership Committee in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Canadian federal ministers and premiers unveiled the updated Atlantic Trade and Investment Growth Strategy (ATIGS) and agreed to renew funding to support five more years of collaborative efforts to grow international trade and promote foreign direct investment in the region.
  48. Today, Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage, and Emmy Alcorn, Artistic Director of Mulgrave Road Theatre, announced over $2.6 million in federal funding for the construction of the new RoadHouse Creative Centre, a facility for local and regional artists in Northeastern Nova Scotia.
  49. The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier Newfoundland and Labrador, will hold a press conference following a meeting of the Atlantic Growth Strategy Leadership Committee.
  50. Child care is not just a social policy—it is also an economic policy. Access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care will grow the economy, allow more women to enter the workforce and give every child in Canada the best start in life. That’s why the Government of Canada signed agreements with each province and territory to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care system.