Investing in School Healthy Eating Could Improve Academic Success and Avoid Future Healthcare Costs: AG
For release September 20 - Nova Scotia needs to do a better job serving healthy food in its 366 public schools or risk spending billions of dollars in future healthcare costs, says Nova Scotia Auditor General Kim Adair.
For release June 21 - Nova Scotia doesn’t have an effective governance structure in place for public housing and is failing to provide adequate oversight of the regional housing authorities across the province, says the Auditor General in a new report.
For release May 17 - Nova Scotia must make immediate and significant improvements to the monitoring of its community corrections system to ensure public safety and public confidence in the system isn’t compromised, reveals a new audit from Nova Scotia’s Auditor General.
For release April 26 - The government has faltered in its implementation of Auditor General recommendations from past performance audits and has critical work to do to get back on track, reveals a new Follow-up Report.
For release April 26 - It has been five years since the Atlantic Auditors General made 25 recommendations directed to the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) and the four Atlantic shareholder governments. In a follow-up report released today, the four shareholder governments have still not implemented four important recommendations intended to improve ALC’s governance and overall effectiveness.
For release December 7, 2021 - The Province increased its borrowing $1.1 billion last year to cover capital and relief spending when Nova Scotia’s economy and finances were significantly impacted by COVID-19.
For release November 23 - The government has an adequate plan to address the internet needs of Nova Scotians, but there are numerous value-for-money concerns because of the use of an external trust to deliver a major province-wide initiative, says the Auditor General.
For release November 23 - The government’s quick response to set up COVID-19 relief programs in the first wave of the pandemic was commendable, says Nova Scotia’s Auditor General. But by committing funding before relief programs were fully developed and costs were known, millions in potentially unspent relief funds won’t return to Provincial coffers, Auditor General Kim Adair says in her latest report.
For release July 7 -The government has completed a significant number of Auditor General recommendations from 2018 performance audits but still has critical work to do to fully implement recommendations from past audits, reveals a new Follow-up Report.
For release July 7 - The government’s Pre-Primary Program was not adequately planned before it was launched in classrooms across the province in 2017, says Nova Scotia’s Auditor General.