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The Results Are In From The Nova Scotian Election
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The Results Are In From The Nova Scotian Election

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Results from the Nova Scotian 64th General Assembly Election held on August 17, 2021, are in. By Dami Igbinyemi  The 2021 Nova Scotia general election took place yesterday to elect members of the 64th General Assembly of Nova Scotia. Each General Assembly of the legislature for Nova Scotia comes to an end via dissolution, Read More…

New Brunswick Opens Canada’s First Long-Term Care Simulation Lab
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New Brunswick Opens Canada’s First Long-Term Care Simulation Lab

Reading Time: 2 minutes The simulation lab will help to better train and understand how better prevent diseases in long term care homes. By Dami Igbinyemi The Covid-19 pandemic had a major negative impact on long-term care homes in Canada, that resulted in a national review of how to better protect the most vulnerable while they are in care. Read More…

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New Brunswick Preps For Forest Fire Season

Reading Time: < 1 minute In 2020, 462 fires burned 1356 hectares of forest land in New Brunswick. Under the Forest Fires Act, if you ignite a fire, you are responsible for it. If your fire gets out of control, you may be liable for the cost of fighting the fire and/or damage to another person’s property. You may also face Read More…

New Brunswick's $9 Million Trust Fund Bolsters Higgs Commitment To The Environment
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New Brunswick’s $9 Million Trust Fund Bolsters Higgs Commitment To The Environment

Reading Time: < 1 minute Environmental Trust Fund invests over $9 million in environmental initiatives “The department is pleased to support ideas to make New Brunswick communities a better place, and to continue our work to protect, preserve and enhance the province’s natural environment,” said Environment and Climate Change Minister Gary Crossman. The fund is a longstanding mechanism for community Read More…

$733,000 To Build Nova Scotia's Field Of Dreams
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$733,000 To Build Nova Scotia’s Field Of Dreams

Reading Time: < 1 minute Accessible sports infrastructure that will benefit all Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton residents Today, Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso Her Worship Amanda McDougall, Mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, announced funding for Phase I of the redevelopment of Hawks Dream Field, in Dominion, into a fully accessible recreation space. Once completed, the Read More…

Government Of Canada Commits $6 Million For Youth Climate Education
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Government Of Canada Commits $6 Million For Youth Climate Education

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadians want clean air and clean water for their children and grandchildren Today, Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities announced that the Government of Canada will invest $6 million in the Discovery Centre’s Inspiring Youth to Climate Action project. This Halifax-based science centre will partner with 30 science centres across Read More…

$1 Million In Funding For Dalhousie University’ African Canadian History Education
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$1 Million In Funding For Dalhousie University’ African Canadian History Education

Reading Time: < 1 minute African history is a significant part of Canada’s history but little is still known Today, Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, along with Andy Dellmore, Member of Parliament (Halifax), announced $1,031,565 in funding for Dalhousie University’s three-year project to fill a gap in African Canadian History Education. This new project, called A Black People’s History of Canada, will Read More…

Nova Scotia Expands Virtual Care With $5.9 Million From Federal Government
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Nova Scotia Expands Virtual Care With $5.9 Million From Federal Government

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Province of Nova Scotia is partnering with the Government of Canada to expand the province’s virtual care services Physicians and regulated health professionals, including nurses, pharmacists, dentists, optometrists and others can continue to offer publicly funded services virtually until March 31, 2022. Virtual care will continue to complement in-person care. One of the positive Read More…

Dogs Now Allowed On Restaurant Patios, Sidewalk Cafes In This Province
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Dogs Now Allowed On Restaurant Patios, Sidewalk Cafes In This Province

Reading Time: 2 minutes The new law draws praises and criticism from Nova Scotians TDS News – Pet dogs are now allowed on restaurant, bar and café patios (along with their owners, of course) as part of the Rankin government’s promise to remove unnecessary barriers for restaurants to meet customer needs. “We’ve listened to the restaurant industry. They told Read More…

Turkey Hunting Season A First In New Brunswick
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Turkey Hunting Season A First In New Brunswick

Reading Time: 2 minutes 2021 marks the first wild turkey hunt to be held in New Brunswick TDS News –  A new, limited-entry wild turkey hunting season has been introduced by the New Brunswick provincial government to take place May 10-22. “I am thrilled that our government is introducing a new wild turkey hunt,” said Natural Resources and Energy Read More…

Wage Increase On April 1, Wait, Is This A Joke
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Wage Increase On April 1, Wait, Is This A Joke

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wage increases on April 1 for workers in the human service sector TDS News – The provincial government is investing $12.4 million to fund wage increases on April 1 for workers in the human service sector, including home support workers, community residence workers, special care home workers, and family support workers. “The government values its Read More…

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PEI Streamlines Autism Assessment Wait Time For Kids

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new Health PEI program will provide early intervention for children who are awaiting an autism assessment from a psychologist. TDS News – The Social ABCs(link is external) program is a structured, evidence-based early intervention program for children identified as possibly having autism spectrum disorder (ASD), providing families with intervention support at the first signs of concern, Read More…

Newfoundland and Labrador Wants The Music To Keep Playing
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Newfoundland and Labrador Wants The Music To Keep Playing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Support Program for Professional Artists and Musicians TDS News – Bernard Davis, the Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation today announced that professional artists and musicians, whose earnings were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, will be able to apply for funding through the Artist Support Program – an extension of the Tourism and Hospitality Read More…

Halifax Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions
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Halifax Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Halifax has been in lockdown after variants of COVI-19 were detected in members of the HRM TDS News – Given low COVID-19 cases, the province is lifting or altering restrictions currently in place for Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and its neighbouring communities. Many restrictions that came into effect on Feb. 27, such as restaurant hours, Read More…

Great News For Nova Scotian Campers
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Great News For Nova Scotian Campers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Nova Scotians Campers Can Start Booking Campsites Early TDS News – Now is the time to start planning your summer camping adventure as reservations for Nova Scotia’s provincial parks 2021 camping season open April 6, 7 and 8. “Each year, more than a million visitors enjoy activities like swimming, camping, paddling, nature exploration and hiking Read More…

Firearms and money seized after police execute search warrant
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R.C.M.P Seize Large Amounts Of Cash And Guns In Senior’s Home

Reading Time: < 1 minute Firearms and money seized after police execute search warrant TDS News – The New Brunswick RCMP seized 17 unsecured long guns and a large amount of cash at a residence in Tobique First Nation, N.B. On the evening of February 26, 2021, police executed a search warrant at a home on Fourth Street as part of an ongoing investigation. Read More…

Official Languages Act Under Review in New Brunswick
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Official Languages Act Under Review in New Brunswick

Reading Time: 3 minutes Only 50% of New Brunswickers can speak both of Canada’s Official Languages TDS News – Judge Yvette Finn and John McLaughlin have been appointed as commissioners to undertake a review of the Official Languages Act. “I am very grateful that these two highly respected and accomplished individuals have accepted to step up and accept this mandate. Read More…

$1.19M Funding To Mi'kmawey Debert Cultural Centre in Mi'kma'ki
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$1.19M Funding To Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre in Mi’kma’ki

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre preservers of Indigenous history Today, Member of Parliament Lenore Zann for (Cumberland–Colchester) announced $1,193,801 in funding for the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre in Nova Scotia. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage. The funding will support the architectural design of the Mi’kmawey Debert Read More…

Nova Scotia Seafood Industry Hauls In $44 Million In Funding
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Nova Scotia Seafood Industry Hauls In $44 Million In Funding

Reading Time: 2 minutes Funding to be jointly provided by the Federal and Provincial Governments Canada’s fisheries are the backbone of many coastal communities and a driving force within the Canada’s economy. At the same time, the seafood sector is a rapidly shifting environment – competition is intensifying and consumers are looking for sustainability and quality. Today, the Government Read More…

McCain Foods Investing $5M Into Grand Falls New Brunswick
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McCain Foods Investing $80M Into Grand Falls New Brunswick

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Brunswick company to implement modern high-speed manufacturing line The food manufacturing industry is one of largest economic drivers in Atlantic Canada and one that has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Innovation and the integration of new technologies are proving to be key assets to enable businesses in this industry remain competitive and Read More…

Feds. and Provinces Team Up To End Gender-Based Violence in Canada
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Feds. and Provinces Team Up To End Gender-Based Violence in Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Status of women ministers meet, endorse declaration for gender-based violence FREDERICTON (GNB) – Federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) ministers responsible for the status of women, including Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Tammy Scott-Wallace, endorsed a declaration for gender-based violence. The ministers held their annual meeting online Jan. 21 and 22. “It is so important we Read More…

Assault Of An Inmate At Atlantic Maximum Security Penitentiary
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Assault Of An Inmate At Atlantic Maximum Security Penitentiary

Reading Time: < 1 minute RCMP investigation launched into inmate assault OnJanuary 7, 2021at about 5 p.m., an inmate was found to have been victim of an assault at Atlantic Institution, a maximum security federal institution. The injured inmate was evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment. The Blackville detachment of the Royal Canadian Read More…