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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 Elections 2016

Local government elections taking place across Nova Scotia on October 15, 2016. Learn about voting or becoming a candidate in municipal elections.

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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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Funding


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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Funding for Yarmouth Public Transit Services
The public transit service in Yarmouth will be able to upgrade buses, bus shelters and more thanks to a $25,000 provincial grant.  2016-08-23 09:07 (full text)
Commentaires invités au sujet des modifications proposées à la loi sur l'administration municipale
On encourage les Néo-Écossais à soumettre leurs commentaires au sujet des modifications proposées à la loi sur l'administration municipale (Municipal Government Act).  2016-07-11 10:59 (full text)
Nova Scotians Asked for Input on Proposed Municipal Government Act Amendments
Nova Scotians are encouraged to share their input on the proposed amendments to the Municipal Government Act.  2016-07-11 10:55 (full text)