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Immigration stream to help recruit doctors

Nova Scotia has created a new immigration stream to help attract more international doctors and specialists to the province. The stream has been approved by the federal government as part of the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program. Nova Scotia is only the second province to offer a dedicated immigration stream for doctors – and it […]

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Growing opposition to Liberal education reforms

HALIFAX – With the announcement of the results of yesterday’s vote, Nova Scotia teachers have clearly added their voice to those who have lost confidence in the McNeil government’s approach to the education system. “We would not be in the current situation had the Liberal government not insisted on moving forward with these dramatic changes […]

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Social Innovation Lab on Aging seeks participants

Government is seeking individuals with ideas and solutions from the private, public, not-for-profit and academic sectors to participate in a social innovation lab on aging. NS GovLab will test policy, programs, service and process ideas related to the challenges and opportunities of an aging population. “The impacts of an aging population are complex and effect […]

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Nova Scotia’s minimum wage is increasing on April 1

As a result of the Minimum Wage Review Committee’s annual review, the minimum wage will increase by the 2017 national Consumer Price Index, resulting in an increase of 15 cents an hour. That means, experienced workers will receive $11 an hour. The minimum wage for someone who has less than three months’ experience will also […]

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MacLarlane leading PC Party of Nova Scotia

Pictou West MLA Karla MacFarlane has become the interim leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia. The announcement was made Wednesday following the sudden resignation of Jamie Baillie as leader. A joint statement on behalf of Tara Miller, president, Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia and MacFarlane, Caucus chair stated:  “This morning, the […]

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Cookhouses provided virtual smorgasbord of eats

During the 1960s, one-room community schools in Nova Scotia – including the one on Pictou Island – were in the process of closing their doors. Many Pictou Islanders didn’t want their children leaving their homes alone and moving to the mainland to attend the larger schools. Several Island families began to leave their roots on […]

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