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

Stella Maris - New Multi-User Marine Testing Platform at COVE

The Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship’s (COVE) new multi-use platform enables rapid, cost-effective product development in ocean tech sector. Know as Stella Maris, the project was announced on February 11/21. Our team at Develop Nova Scotia is currently wrapping…

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Big Boat Shed Project

The Big Boat Shed is a big deal and, recently, there was some big news! Our team has  been working away on the revitalization of this historic boatbuilding facility on Lunenburg’s working waterfront. All part of the waterfront master plan…

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Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative: More Scope Expansion Projects Announced

Connection matters. Delivering Internet for Nova Scotians is a priority and we’re making good progress. Access to reliable, high-speed internet across the province gives Nova Scotians options in choosing where to live and work and helps attract those who can…

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Accessible Viewing Deck Coming to Peggy's Cove

Peggy’s Cove is a beloved, iconic part of Nova Scotia and one of the province’s most popular tourist areas. To help ensure a safe, accessible and engaging experience for visitors, business operators and residents, the Province of Nova Scotia and…

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Strong community support for first Evergreen Festival

December 21, 2020 – Halifax, Nova Scotia: The inaugural Evergreen Festival, led by Discover Halifax and Develop Nova Scotia, wrapped up yesterday, December 20, 2020, with incredible support from across the province. Over the course of the four-week event, Halifax-area families…

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Marine Infrastructure Investments in Nova Scotia

Working waterfronts are important social and economic infrastructure across the province. They add value to local economies and communities and attract boaters and visitors by sea. That is why today, Develop Nova Scotia, along with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency…

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Evergreen Festival makes safe switch to online-only

November 25, 2020 – Halifax, Nova Scotia: Discover Halifax and Develop Nova Scotia have announced changes to the Evergreen Festival, a four-week outdoor festival set to kick-off November 28 to December 20, 2020. For safety reasons, most in-person aspects of…

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Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative: Scope Expansion Projects Announced

Connection matters. Delivering Internet for Nova Scotians is a priority and we’re making progress. In September 2020, we announced projects that will bring access to 97% of Nova Scotia homes and businesses—good progress, but we are not done. We’ve immediately…

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First-ever Evergreen Festival safely celebrates the season

November 5, 2020 – Halifax, Nova Scotia: Downtown Halifax and the Halifax waterfront will come alive with music, light and joy for the first-ever annual Evergreen Festival, November 28- December 20, 2020. Throughout the four-week festival, guests will enjoy a…

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Evergreen Festival Charitable/Non-Profit Organization Opportunity

Develop Nova Scotia is curating a new festival for 2020, the Evergreen Festival. Taking place November 28 – December 21, this multi-week event will include a collection of outdoor experiences and events dispersed throughout Halifax on the waterfront and downtown.…

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