Develop Nova Scotia Code of Business Conduct

Develop Nova Scotia strives to operate in a manner that is responsible, accountable and demonstrates unquestionable integrity. Our strong values will support our success in achieving our role in the development of strategic economic infrastructure to support inclusive economic growth in Nova Scotia.

Each of us shares a responsibility to do what’s right in all business matters. This shared duty is one of the cornerstones to our success. The following key principles apply to all staff of Develop Nova Scotia, including members of the Board of Directors.

ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT—The Develop Nova Scotia team commits to maintain the highest standards of ethics and professionalism in all that we do.

ADHERENCE TO ALL LAWS AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING OUR BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS—Team members will adhere to the spirit and letter of all laws and regulations in every area that we do business. We will deal fairly with our customers, clients, service providers, and suppliers.

RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY—Our province and our workforce are rich in differences. Develop Nova Scotia recognizes and values every individual’s unique skills and perspectives, a respect we extend to all our business relationships.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP—Environmental protection is essential to the integrity of ecosystems, human health, and the socio-economic well-being of all Nova Scotians. Using a balanced, coordinated approach, Develop Nova Scotia will take steps to protect the health, prosperity, and environmental integrity of our communities in all of our business decisions.

TRANSPARENCY—Develop Nova Scotia is a Crown Corporation, responsible to the Government and people of Nova Scotia. Every effort will be made to ensure our efforts are communicated to and or understood by the people who make our province among the world’s greatest places.

NEWS

Partnership Opportunity

Inspired by European-style Holiday Markets, in conjunction with partners, Develop Nova Scotia is curating the Evergreen Festival, scheduled for November 28 – December 21, 2020. Dispersed throughout downtown Halifax and the Halifax waterfront, this multi-week outdoor experience celebrating Nova Scotia’s…

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Access to High-Speed Internet for More Nova Scotians

Connection matters. Delivering Internet for Nova Scotians is a priority and we’re making progress. Projects that will deliver reliable, high-speed internet to 97% of Nova Scotia homes and businesses are officially underway. On September 1/20, Develop Nova Scotia announced the…

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Exploring Georges Island

It’s official! As of August 8, 2020 Georges Island will be open to explore for weekends, now extended up to and including Thanksgiving weekend, October 10 and 11. Situated in the heart of Halifax Harbour this national historic site reflects…

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Eastern Shore's Liscombe Lodge Has New Owner

Liscombe Lodge Resort and Conference Centre will continue to be a wonderful place to experience the spectacular Eastern Shore. The Province has sold Liscombe Lodge in Guysborough County to Hearthstone Hospitality Limited. The new owner will invest $1 million in upgrades in this iconic resort…

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Busking on the Waterfront

We know busking adds to the vibrancy of our waterfront and city. Our Busking Program is back in place on the Halifax waterfront. However, please ensure you maintain safe social distancing and are not gathering outside of your groups up…

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Lunenburg Waterfront Highlights

Welcome to the Lunenburg Waterfront Association’s (LWAI’s) 16th summer review of our ongoing project to preserve and energize our working waterfront. Due to COVID’s public health precautions we have delayed our annual public symposium and have prepared a “virtual meeting report”…

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Small Commercial Marine Business Opportunities

It is an exciting time to be in Nova Scotia at the water’s edge. It is where our ocean economy is building. It is where world-class researchers and industry innovate and collaborate to connect with new markets. It is where…

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Arts District Design Competition

June 2020 Update — Phase one of the international Design Competition for the new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and vibrant Public Space is now complete. In early July phase two of the competition will commence, when three successful teams…

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Shipyard Revitalization Project- Former Smith & Rhuland Shipyard  

On May 27/20, the Province announced an investment of up to $230M to improve infrastructure and help get the economy moving again. The funding will support more than 200 shovel ready projects, creating up to 2000 jobs. A number of these…

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Develop Nova Scotia brings Open City under wing

It’s time to Re-Open City! As Nova Scotia’s economy gradually opens up our local businesses need our support now more than ever. So, we worked our partners rejigged a well-loved event to help kick it into high gear. We think…

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