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N.S. adjusts policy on tidal energy

October 6, 2017 -

The Government of Nova Scotia is amending the Marine Renewable-energy Act to make it easier to assess innovative, lower-cost tidal energy technologies and help developers bring them to market faster. The amendments will allow demonstration permits of up to five megawatts and allow companies to sell...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Nova Scotia introduces cap and trade legislation

September 29, 2017 -

Amendments to the Environment Act, introduced today by the Government of Nova Scotia, will allow the province to develop a cap and trade program. “Nova Scotia is a national leader in fighting climate change,” said Iain Rankin, minister of the environment. “Working closely with our stakeholders...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Hines named Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister for Nova Scotia

June 16, 2017 -

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has unveiled his new cabinet, with Lloyd Hines taking over as the new minister of transportation and infrastructure renewal. Hines was first elected as the MLA for the riding of Guysborough-Eastern Shore-Tracadie in 2013, and was re-elected in last month’s general...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Funding announced for St. Francis Xavier University infrastructure

May 2, 2017 -

The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have announced close to $35 million in federal-provincial funding for three educational centres on the St. Francis Xavier University campus. "This investment allows StFX University to create an educational hub that aligns innovative health and liberal education...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

North Cumberland Memorial Hospital redevelopment moving forward

April 12, 2017 -

The Government of Nova Scotia is moving ahead with plans to replace the hospital in Pugwash. “We are investing in infrastructure for a healthier Nova Scotia,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Building this modern facility will allow us to continue meeting the needs of the community for years to...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Canada, N.S. commits funding for Highway 102/103 interchange

March 16, 2017 -

The Governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have announced $20 million in federal-provincial funding to replace the antiquated Highway 102/103 interchange. The new interchange will be build next to the old junction to allow for continued traffic flow during its construction. The new structure will feature...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Tidal turbine case opens in N.S. Supreme Court

February 2, 2017 -

Nova Scotia Supreme Court is hearing arguments regarding the installation of a five-story tidal turbine in Minas Passage, an inlet of the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia. According to a CBC News article, the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen's Association is challenging the project’s approval based on...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Nova Scotia considers P3 for QEII redevelopment project

January 27, 2017 -

The Government of Nova Scotia is considering its options for the design, construction, finance, and infrastructure maintenance of the QEII redevelopment project, including province-led and private sector-led approaches. A request for supplier qualifications for public-private partnership (P3) advisory...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Nova Scotia considers highway tolls

January 24, 2017 -

The Government of Nova Scotia will discuss tolling opportunities when it holds highway twinning consultations across the province. The province commissioned a highway twinning feasibility study in an effort to improve highway safety across Nova Scotia. The eight sections studied would cost around...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Government Supports Sustainable Transportation and Public Transit in Antigonish

August 29, 2016 -

The Town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia will see upgrades to its transit service and a new residential connecting path thanks to three provincial grants. The town will receive about $4,000 to build a connecting path between Maple Drive and St. Bean Lane. The Antigonish Community Transit Society will receive...

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