Lydia S. Bugden

Lydia is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Stewart McKelvey, being called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1992 and the Ontario Bar in 1994.  After seven years as in-house counsel, Lydia joined Stewart McKelvey in September 1999.  During her time with the Firm, Lydia has provided counsel to corporate clients in relation to mergers and acquisitions, financings, renewal energy projects (wind and tidal), corporate restructuring and governance matters. She is recognized in her profession being named Top 40 Under 40 by LEXPERT Magazine in 2004, and has been noted as a leading corporate-commercial practitioner in a number of legal publications.

In addition to sitting on the board of Develop Nova Scotia, she is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation and President of the HALIFAST Track & Field club.  Her prior community involvement focused on child and youth initiatives including Past Chair of Phoenix Youth Programs, two terms on the Board of the YMCA, Past Chair of the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Board of Governors, and past President of the Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club.  In the fall of 2009 The Progress Club recognized Lydia with a “Women of Excellence” Award.  Lydia was named one of the top leading women lawyers in Canada receiving a L’Expert “Zenith Award” in September, 2013 and recently, in May of 2018, was named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs by Atlantic Business Magazine.

NEWS

Internet for Nova Scotia Update July, 2019

Improving rural internet service is a priority. Having a strong internet network will help our province build places where both people and businesses flourish. Learn more about the latest updates on the project.

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New Home for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will move to a new, modern space on Halifax’s waterfront. The move, announced April 18, will enhance the province’s position as a leader in the visual arts, inviting the world to celebrate our culture.

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10 Organizations Pre-qualified to Address High-Speed Internet in Nova Scotia

Ten organizations have been qualified and include a mix of small and large companies, as well as municipalities to address rural internet in Nova Scotia.

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Rural Internet Pre-Qualified

10 Organizations Pre-qualified to Address High-Speed Internet in Nova Scotia Improving rural high-speed internet service is a priority. Having a strong internet network will help our province build places where businesses and people flourish. In 2018, the government placed $193…

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Lunenburg Waterfront

Lunenburg Big Boat Shed Investment

The province and the Government of Canada are investing $1.5 million to revitalize and enhance the Big Boat Shed on Nova Scotia’s iconic Lunenburg waterfront.

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Halifax Waterfront

Lockheed Martin Comes to COVE

As a leading technology and innovation company, Lockheed Martin Canada is committed to the next big idea, and now they are a tenant at COVE.

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Halifax Waterfront

COVE Welcomes IBM Canada

The Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE) welcomes IBM Canada, who has joined the ocean business park as a tenant.

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Harbour Islands Visitor Experience Strategy

The province has invested $100,000 for the creation of a Visitor Experience Strategy for the Halifax Harbour Islands, focusing on Georges and McNabs Islands.

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New Appointees to Board of Directors

Five new members were appointed to the Develop Nova Scotia board of directors.

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Annual Report 2017/2018

The Annual Report for 2017/2018 is now available.

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