Government of Nova Scotia

  1. Opal Brinton, member at Needham Housing Co-op, chats with Minister responsible for Housing Nova Scotia Joanne Bernard, while shaking hands with federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay.
    Governments Announce Housing Co-op Funding

    Many Nova Scotians living in housing co-operatives will soon benefit from repairs made through funding from the Social Housing Assistance Repair Program (SHARP).

  2. Shubenacadie Sam outside his lair.
    Watch Shubenacadie Sam Make His Prediction

    Nova Scotians can watch Shubenacadie Sam check for his shadow Monday, Feb. 2, and find out how much longer winter will last.

  3. A person types on a smart phone
    Higher Distracted Driving Fines, Demerit Points

    Beginning Feb.1, Nova Scotians who use a hand-held device while driving will face increased fines and receive demerit points on their licence.

  4. Three young people working at computers
    Flavoured Products Consultation Begins

    Nova Scotians can now give their input on which flavours should be exempt from a ban on flavoured tobacco and e-cigarette juice. The consultation will close Feb. 8.

  5. Fishermen sort a catch aboard a lobster boat.
    Lobster Industry Invited to Provide Input

    Members of the lobster fishing industry are invited to discuss a proposed two-cent per pound fee to help promote and market the lobster industry. Consultations will begin Jan. 27.

  6. Consultation participants look over large wall posters with information at the session.
    Tax Review, Budget Consultations Begin

    Nova Scotians can give their thoughts and comments about taxes, the tax system and the upcoming budget over the next nine weeks.

  7. An example of Text with 9-1-1.
    Province Launches Text With 9-1-1 for Persons with Hearing, Speech Impairments

    Nova Scotians who have hearing loss or speech impairments can now use Text with 9-1-1 for emergency services.

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Helpful Websites

  • Tourism

    The official tourism website for Nova Scotia, Canada.


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  • Access Nova Scotia

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  • Immigration

    Immigrants help make Nova Scotia a vibrant, dynamic society. Learn about Immigrating to Nova Scotia or hiring internationally skilled workers

    Nova Scotia Immigration

  • Student Assistance

    Nova Scotia graduates can now apply to have government pay the interest on their provincial student loans.

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