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Local agencies get grant to help reduce poverty

Communities throughout Nova Scotia, including Pictou County, will receive funding to support those living in or facing poverty. Pictou County Roots for Youth Society has received $27,746 for the Homeless No More project, from the Building Vibrant Communities grant program that helps community-based organizations develop innovative approaches and build their capacity as government works to reduce […]

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Aquaculture Review Board website launched

Nova Scotians can follow the work of the independent Nova Scotia Aquaculture Review Board, established as part of government’s approach to regulating the aquaculture industry, with a website launched  August 13. The board is an independent body that will make decisions on aquaculture applications for new sites in marine areas, for expansions of existing sites […]

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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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