By Rick Fleming. Last updated: 2015-04-18 07:53:13
The NSLC won't be holding a weekend training event for over 200 managers next month. Finance Minister Diana Whalen asked the crown corporation to do something other than the Cape Breton retreat, which would've cost taxpayers $140,000.
Tory critic Tim Houston had said the trip is out of line during a time of financial restraint, and Whalen evidently agreed.
By MNN. Last updated: 2015-04-18 07:52:52
Finance Minister Diana Whalen is again meeting with industry reps today over the film tax credit. Meetings were held earlier this week, and reps believe there's wiggle room in the province's proposal to cut the credit 75%. A massive, all-afternoon rally was held Wednesday at Province House, with celebs and other workers protesting the cut.
By MNN. Last updated: 2015-04-18 07:52:33
Legislation has been introduced to ban the sale of flavoured tobacco in the province. E-cigarettes, e-juice and certain cigars will be exempted. Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine says the ban will discourage a culture of tobacco use among Nova Scotians, and protect their health. The legislation takes effect May 31st.
By MNN. Last updated: 2015-04-18 07:52:26
The McNeil Government has introduced legislation to close Pictou County's Boat Harbour Effluent Treatment facility in 2020. Remediation planning is already underway, and some parts could be treated earlier to test different technologies. Internal Services Minister Labi Kousoulis says the province is committed to removing the environmental scar, and making Boat Harbour a place people can enjoy again.