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Municipal Government Act Review

The Municipal Government Act came into effect on April 1st, 1999. The Department of Municipal Affairs, along with the Association of Municipal Administrators of Nova Scotia and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities, are moving forward with a comprehensive review of the act. 

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Municipal Finance and Statistics

Want to know more about municipal finance? Get the latest financial data and performance measurements for Nova Scotia's municipalities.

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Municipal Planning

Find information on how provincial and municipal governments partner to plan a sustainable future for our communities.

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Get information on provincial and federal grants and transfers for community improvements from accessibility to wastewater.

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Office of the Fire Marshal

The OFM is dedicated to reducing and eliminating human suffering and property loss caused by fire. Our goal is to continuously improve fire protection through education, enforcement, and engineering.

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Emergency Management Office

EMO helps ensure the safety and security of Nova Scotians, their property and the environment by providing for a prompt and coordinated response to an emergency.

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Financial Condition Index

To learn more about municipal finance, view the new Financial Condition Index (FCI). 

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Regional Enterprise Networks

Regional Enterprise Networks now partner with Municipal Affairs.

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Interactive Map

Use this interactive map to find out the history of local government and the municipal data in Nova Scotia.


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Feux d'artifice à l'usage des consommateurs interdits dans les régions où les feux sont interdits
Le Bureau du commissaire des incendies a publié une alerte interdisant les feux d'artifice à l'usage des consommateurs dans toute région où les feux de broussailles ou les feux de camp sont interdits.  2016-06-27 15:34 (full text)
Consumer Fireworks Not Permitted in Burning Ban Areas
The Office of the Fire Marshal has issued an advisory banning the use of consumer fireworks in any areas under a burning ban.  2016-06-27 15:29 (full text)
Municipal Tax Tool Supports Economic Development
Amendments to the Municipal Government Act and the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter introduced today, May 5, will give municipalities flexibility in managing commercial property taxes to help encourage economic development.  2016-05-05 13:18 (full text)