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Nova Scotia has reached an agreement-in-principle with the federal government that will protect Nova Scotians’ pocketbooks and build upon the province’s position as a leader in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Premier Stephen McNeil and federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna announced the successful negotiations today, Nov. 21. The agreement will allow Nova
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BRIDGEWATER – Mark Furey, MLA for Lunenburg West, on behalf of Michel Samson, Minister of Energy, announced a key investment today that will improve trail infrastructure in Bridgewater. The more than $30,000 investment will create a safe trail link to connect the Town of Bridgewater’s business community, schools, residential areas and recreation facilities via the
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Government funding will be used to create a plan for the final piece of the Active Transportation Rails to Trails network, which is part of the Blue Route provincial cycling network. Kings South MLA Keith Irving, on behalf of Energy Minister Michel Samson, announced today, Nov. 21, that the Town of Kentville will receive funding
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Communities, victims and offenders will benefit from the province-wide expansion of the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program to adults. The decision to expand the program was announced today, Nov.21, at the National Restorative Justice Symposium in Halifax. “Restorative justice has proven to be a good option for communities, victims and offenders,” said Justice Minister Diana
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The following is an op-ed written by the Honourable Kelly Regan, Labour; Advanced Education Minister It’s amazing what one smart young graduate can do for a company. A few months ago, something happened at Rosborough Boats that opened up entirely new possibilities for the company: Rosborough hired a new graduate. The Lakeside company has been
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Six startup businesses from western Nova Scotia are splitting $200,000 in cash and getting business advice to further grow their ventures. The winners announced by Innovacorp and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) today, Nov. 16, are developing innovations to: — turn crickets into a high-quality protein powder, $45,000 to Joy Hillier of Midgard Insect
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Hundreds gathered in Halifax’s Grand Parade for a send-off of the Nova Scotia Tree for Boston, today, Nov. 16. Each year, Nova Scotia sends a Christmas tree to the people of Boston to say thank you for their help in the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion in 1917. This year’s tree is a 47-foot (14
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The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board now has the authority to impose financial penalties on Nova Scotia Power for not meeting customer service standards. Government proclaimed this last section of the Electricity Plan Implementation Act today, Nov. 16, as the board continues with the process of setting performance standards. In 2015, Nova Scotia’s electricity
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Nova Scotians who have served and protected us will have their own veterans’ motorcycle licence plate in the spring. “Nova Scotia has a long tradition of military service,” said Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “The licence plate is another way that we can show our appreciation to the people who have served
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Nova Scotians can recognize outstanding volunteers in their communities by nominating them for a 2017 Provincial Volunteer Award. Each year the awards honour volunteers from across the province for their selfless contributions. Nova Scotians can nominate volunteers in the categories of volunteer representative award, volunteer youth award and volunteer family award. The representative volunteer award
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