Budget 2022-23 Consultation Open

Nova Scotians can provide their ideas and comments for Budget 2022-23 as part of this year’s pre-budget consultation. The last day for submissions to the government is February 4.

Rapid tests now available at public libraries

As of December 13th, Nova Scotians can pick up COVID-19 rapid test kits at public libraries across the province. There are 400,000 tests available. They are packaged in kits of five, and there is a limit of one kit per person.

Highway 101/102 overpass update

The Department of Public Works has launched a study on the future of the Highway 102 corridor, and our Bedford interchange is part of that study. More information here…

Call for volunteers: COVID-19 testing effort

There are some openings for volunteers in the coming weeks in different areas of the COVID-19 testing effort. If you’re interested in joining this volunteer initiative read more, or please share this request around to get as many volunteers as we can.

Upcoming changes to adoption records

In the Spring of 2022, Nova Scotia will presume all adoption records are open — both adoptees and birth parents will be able to access their information. It’s important to note that you can decide to opt out of sharing your information. More information here…

Applications Open: Seniors Care Grant

Nova Scotia will help seniors stay in their homes longer via the Seniors Care Grant. This grant provides up to $500 in funding for eligible Nova Scotians aged 65 years and older who need help around their homes.

Have fun this winter, explore our province!

Get out and enjoy the beauty of our province this winter! Tourism Nova Scotia just launched the Wintervention campaign to promote local winter tourism and draw attention to the variety of exciting winter activities to explore across our province.

This Session in the House of Assembly

In the House this session, I introduced three bills: Bill 58, The Homes for Special Care Act (Amended); Bill 60, The Long-term Care Recruitment Accountability Act; and Bill 74, The Free Intrauterine Devices Act, which would provide free IUDs for Nova Scotians who are unable to afford them.