Nova Scotia moves from surplus to $853M deficit due to pandemic
The province’s net debt has increased to $16.9 billion from $15.7 billion
Nova Scotia price policy for local wines to be phased out over four years
Nova Scotia says domestic sales revenue for local wineries was $21 million in 2019
Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. needs better plan for local industry: AG
Sales of local alcohol products through the corporation have risen significantly.
NS maker of face shields opts for at home assembly by workers
System allows workers to assemble reusable shields in the safety of their own homes.
Northern Pulp appeals cleanup order, pauses environmental assessment
Production stopped after Nova Scotia rejected its request to continue pumping treated effluent into a nearby treatment lagoon.
Court ruling orders NS to better protect endangered species
The ruling is the result of a judicial review application by the Federation of Nova Scotia Naturalists
N.S. Liberal budget opens up spending taps as province faces slowing economy
The 2020-21 provincial budget tabled Feb. 25 features $11.5 billion in spending with a modest surplus of $55 million
Virus-related downturn in NS lobster exports to China a blip
Fisheries minister says the province is talking to people in the industry about temporary contingency plans.
Nova Scotia mill to move ahead with environmental assessment process
Statement appears to indicate a reversal in the company’s position to wrap up operations.
NS offering ’emotional support’ line to workers affected by mill closure
Shutdown the result of Northern Pulp no longer being allowed to dump effluent near the Pictou Landing First Nation.
Team to help forestry workers with pending closure of Nova Scotia mill
Northern Pulp denied permission for proposed facility and pipeline to pump treated effluent into the Northumberland Strait.
Ottawa won’t assess N.S. mill’s pipeline proposal, leaving it up to the province
Federal Environment Minister said he’s decided not to designate Northern Pulp’s proposed pipeline and effluent treatment plant for a federal impact assessment.
Low carbon NS by 2030: EVs, renewables, heat pumps
Ecology Action Centre plan outpaces existing plans by the province’s Liberal government.
Nova Scotia new climate targets don’t go far enough
Would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 53% by 2030 and move the province to net-zero by 2050.
Nova Scotia assumes liability for removal of crane toppled by Hurricane Dorian
Still no word on how long it will take to remove the crane, which has caused some structural damage to parts of a construction site.