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Sexual assault programs moving ahead

Yarmouth and Sydney groups submit proposals
The government's plans to fund Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) programs in Eastern and Southern Nova Scotia is moving ahead, according to a spokesman for the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

Govt increases home support service funding by 5%

New funding for home care and home support should help Nova Scotians live independently for as long as possible, according to a government news release Wednesday.
 
$14.2 million will be added to the current homecare and home support services expense of $255 million, an increase of approximately five per cent, according to the release.
 

$300,000 chronic illness fund for community groups

The Nova Scotia government announced Tuesday the creation of a $300,000 fund to address Provincial needs in fighting chronic disease, which is more prevalent in Nova Scotia than in any other province in Canada and has accounted for 75% of all deaths in the Province. Cardiovascular disease and cancer alone account for 66% of all deaths in the Province.

Liberal govt "hosed" again on ferry deal?

The frequent refusals over the past two months of Bay Ferries and the Nova Scotia government to agree to release passenger figures for the CAT Ferry have been couched in claims of confidential business information. That the counts for paid passengers leaving from and arriving at Portland in the ferry will be readily available to the media and public through the City of Portland has PC Party leader Jamie Baillie fuming.

Lack of Sydney port funding a head-scratcher for Tories

"This just leaves us scratching our heads in disbelief," says PC MLA Eddie Orrell about the refusal of the Liberal government to fund a badly-needed port expansion in Sydney.

School board election info sessions planned for Yarmouth, Bridgewater

While schools will soon close for students and teachers, it's just starting for Nova Scotians considering seeking office in October's school board elections, according to a government news release Tuesday.

Government and the Nova Scotia School Boards Association are holding School Board Candidate Information Sessions beginning today, June 14, at the Halifax Regional School Board office.

Buyout for P3 schools only option, says think tank

P3 contracts by nature undemocratic 
 
The P3 schools program in Nova Scotia was a failure that cost Nova Scotians tens of millions more than the traditional procurement system, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia (CCPA-NS).
 

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