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...

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced today, May 27, the next steps toward reopening the province. "Nova Scotians have done a lot of hard work to get us to this point," said Premier McNeil. "I know...

Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, used a presentation during today's COVID-19 briefing. A copy of that presentation can be found at, https://novascotia.ca/news/docs/2020/05/08/COVI...

Today, May 8, Nova Scotia is reporting two additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 46. The deaths occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality. "All Nova Scotians continue to hold Northwood residents and staff in their thoughts. I hope...

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