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Province to Help Municipalities Affected by Nova Scotia Power Reassessment

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

January 30, 2009 1:29 PM

SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--Province to Help Municipalities Affected by Nova Scotia Power Reassessment
NOTE: A fact sheet on this topic is available at www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/muns/pdf/NSPI-Q&A.pdf
Government has announced a four-year plan to help municipalities affected by the recent reassessment of Nova Scotia Power's assets by the Property Valuation Services Corporation.

Government Proclaims New Halifax Charter

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

January 13, 2009 3:40 PM

SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--Government Proclaims New Halifax Charter
Halifax Regional Municipality now has more flexibility to respond to its unique challenges and opportunities as the largest municipality in the province and capital of Nova Scotia.

Infrastructure Program Invests in Wastewater Improvements for Pictou County Communities

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

January 11, 2009 2:17 PM

SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--Infrastructure Program Invests in Wastewater Improvements for Pictou County Communities
Residents in New Glasgow, Stellarton, Trenton, Westville, and the Municipality of Pictou will benefit from improved wastewater treatment thanks to a shared investment by the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia under the Communities Component of the Building Canada Fund.

Condominium Act Discussion Paper Available

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

January 5, 2009 2:14 PM

SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--Condominium Act Discussion Paper Available
A discussion paper on condo development and operation is available for public feedback.

Sheet Harbour Office Closed for Power Outage

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

December 23, 2008 9:34 AM

SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--Sheet Harbour Office Closed for Power Outage
The Registry of Motor Vehicles office in Sheet Harbour is closed today, Dec. 23, because of a power outage. It is scheduled to reopen as usual next Tuesday, Dec. 30. The closest alternative office is in Dartmouth.

Consumers Beware of Vehicle Registration Telephone Scam

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

December 18, 2008 4:08 PM

SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--Consumers Beware of Vehicle Registration Telephone Scam
Nova Scotians should be aware of a telephone scam involving vehicle registrations.

Government of Canada Invests in Nova Scotia Infrastructure

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

December 17, 2008 9:22 AM

SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--Government of Canada Invests in Nova Scotia Infrastructure
Nova Scotia municipalities will have access to more than $223 million in infrastructure funding through the federal Gas Tax Fund. The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia today, Dec. 17, signed an agreement to extend the fund from 2010 to 2014.

Automatic Home Heating Rebate Extended to 28,000 More Homeowners

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

December 16, 2008 1:23 PM

SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--Automatic Home Heating Rebate Extended to 28,000 More Homeowners
More than 28,000 additional homeowners will automatically receive a rebate on their oil bill after changes to the Your Energy Rebate program.

Gas Regulation Review Released

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

November 27, 2008 1:26 PM

SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--Gas Regulation Review Released
A two-year review of gas regulation indicates that gas prices are more stable and predictable, rural gas stations are more protected and regional gas price differences are minimal.

Legislation to Protect Purchase Deposits on New Homes Under Construction

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

November 7, 2008 9:22 AM

SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--Legislation to Protect Purchase Deposits on New Homes Under Construction
The Homeowner Protection Act introduced today, Nov. 7, offers deposit protection to Nova Scotians who enter into construction agreements for new homes.

New Legislation to Encourage Land Conservation

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

November 5, 2008 2:44 PM

SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--New Legislation to Encourage Land Conservation
New legislation introduced today, Nov. 5, calls for a property tax exemption on private property used for conservation.

Four Acts Amended

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

October 30, 2008 2:46 PM

SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--Four Acts Amended
Nova Scotians have clearer and more efficient legislation after amendments were introduced to four acts today, Oct. 30, by Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Jamie Muir.

Candidates Entitled to Campaign in Apartment Buildings

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

October 15, 2008 4:18 PM

SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--Candidates Entitled to Campaign in Apartment Buildings
Landlords and apartment building owners are being reminded that candidates in municipal elections are entitled to campaign in apartment buildings.

Heating Assistance Rebate Applications Now Available

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

October 9, 2008 10:29 AM

SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--Heating Assistance Rebate Applications Now Available
Low and modest-income Nova Scotians may now apply for assistance under the province's Heating Assistance Rebate Program.

Enhancing Safety in Communities

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

October 3, 2008 2:57 PM

SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--Enhancing Safety in Communities
Volunteer fire departments and emergency response organizations across the province are getting extra help to keep communities and families safe with more than $2 million from the Emergency Services Provider Fund.

Cumberland County Receives Transit Funding

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

September 29, 2008 2:00 PM

SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--Cumberland County Receives Transit Funding
Residents of Cumberland County will soon have accessible transit service thanks to $69,910 in funding from the province announced today, Sept. 29.

Province Steps Up Tough Stance on Drinking and Driving

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

September 16, 2008 1:41 PM

SERVICE N.S/MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--Province Steps Up Tough Stance on Drinking and Driving
Nova Scotia's roads and communities will be safer thanks to a new program designed to reduce drinking and driving. The province unveiled its Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program today, Sept. 16, in Truro.

Nova Scotia Pursuing Enhanced Driver's Licence

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

August 28, 2008 11:56 AM

SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS/TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL--Nova Scotia Pursuing Enhanced Driver's Licence
Nova Scotia is working with the other Atlantic provinces toward an enhanced driver's licence. The enhanced licence will help ease travel as an alternative to a passport for Nova Scotians entering the United States by land or sea.

Infrastructure Programs Invest $8.7 Million in Nine Communities

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

August 12, 2008 9:22 AM

SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS–-Infrastructure Programs Invest $8.7 Million in Nine Communities
NOTE: A list of projects follows this release.
Nine Nova Scotia communities will benefit from safer drinking water and improved storm water systems thanks to a shared investment by three levels of government.

Region of Queens Receives Infrastructure Funding

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

August 7, 2008 3:03 PM

SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS--Region of Queens Receives Infrastructure Funding
Residents in the Region of Queens Municipality will benefit from safer drinking water and improved wastewater treatment thanks to a shared investment by the federal, provincial and municipal governments.

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