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Nova Scotia will launch a new immigration stream in January called Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry. "The goal of Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry is to provide a faster route for skilled immigrants to enter Nova Scotia in response to labour-market demands," said Immigration Minister Lena...

The amount of gasoline each retail outlet in the province sells, the grade, and at what price, will soon be tracked electronically and reported directly to regulators. "We need marketplace intelligence and quality, up-to-date information to ensure consumer protection, and to make informed policy decisions around...

The government is legally protecting 20 sites as wilderness areas or nature reserves, more than 14,000 hectares. The properties are identified in the province's Parks and Protected Areas Plan. "It's great news that these new protected areas have been created," said Chris Miller, national conservation biologist for...

The government is promoting Nova Scotia Christmas trees while making the holiday greener and brighter for charities. The Lunenburg County Christmas Tree Producers' Association presented trees to Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant, Premier Stephen McNeil, Natural Resources Minister Zach Churchill and Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell. At an...

Pet owners in Nova Scotia must follow stronger standards in the care and sale of their cats and dogs. New standards have been released by Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell. The standards and amendments to the Animal Protection Act came into effect Dec. 2. "The protection...

Hundreds of students across Nova Scotia will be participating in the largest international learning event in history, the Hour of Code.  It is part of Computer Science Education Week, which runs from Dec. 8 to Friday, Dec. 12. The Hour of Code can be done...

Today thousands of students committed to positive change cane to Halifax from across Atlantic Canada for Free the Children's We Day Atlantic Canada. We Day celebrates the power of young people to create positive change both in their communities and around the world. "We Day...

Government and Dalhousie and NSCAD universities are creating a place where students, innovators and industry will work together to develop student-led startups. The Innovative Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA) Sandbox will bring engineering, business and design experts together to support students and help them...

This year's Christmas tree for Boston is cut, wrapped, and ready for send-off after a well-attended ceremony in Purlbrook, Antigonish Co., today, Nov. 17. "This tree will be part of the proud, annual tradition of thanking the city of Boston for helping Nova Scotia in...

Liberal MLA for Hants East, Margaret Miller welcomes recent amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act which will reduce impaired driving crashes, deaths and injuries on Nova Scotia Highways. Bill #51 an act to amend the Motor Vehicle Act, passed unanimously in the Legislature yesterday (November 18,...