Nova Scotians can enjoy their favourite beaches this summer under the watchful eyes of trained lifeguards starting Wednesday, July 1. The Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service provides 82 lifeguards to supervise 23 beaches in 12 counties. Last summer, more than 370,000 people visited the beaches and more...

Nova Scotians with cognitive impairments like significant memory loss or brain injury want more flexibility and control over how care is provided in their homes. That is why government is expanding a program to help more people get the care they need at home. Government is...

Nova Scotia is continuing efforts to support people living on lower incomes. In July, government will expand the Nova Scotia Child Benefit to include more families, while also raising the amount eligible families receive. The $18 million investment, included in the 2020-21 budget, is the largest single...

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced today, June 26, further lifting of restrictions given Nova Scotia's continued low rates of COVID-19. "We've now had more than two weeks with no new cases of COVID-19, and Nova...

Earlier today, the Council of Atlantic Premiers announced travel restrictions in Atlantic Canada will be eased as COVID-19 case numbers remain low in each province. Interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for...

A new student transportation policy will come into effect in September. The policy was developed with input from a November 2018 online school bus consultation survey that more than 8,000 Nova Scotians responded to. "After consulting with school communities throughout Halifax Regional Municipality, we have made substantial...

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced today, May 29, a new gathering limit of 10 and more steps toward reopening the province. "Nova Scotians have done the hard work to flatten our curve and with that,...

As of today, May 29, Nova Scotia has 1,055 confirmed cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Thursday, May 28. The QEII Health Sciences Centre's microbiology lab completed 1034 Nova Scotia tests on May 28 and is operating 24-hours. There is one licensed long-term care home...

Up to 2,000 local jobs will be created as Nova Scotians get back to work on more than 200 infrastructure projects across the province. The province is investing up to $230 million to improve infrastructure and help get the economy moving again. Premier Stephen McNeil announced...

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