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Joint Municipal Accountability and Transparency Committee Report

In December 2016, the Joint Municipal Accountability and Transparency Committee was appointed to examine municipal expense policies and practices. The final report of the Joint Municipal Accountability and Transparency Committee Report is located here:

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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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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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Grants Support Municipal Infrastructure Projects
NOTE: A list of municipal projects receiving support follows this release. The province announced today, Oct. 15, support for 10 communities for water and wastewater projects through the Provincial Capital Assistance Program.  2018-10-15 11:28 (full text)
Semaine de la prévention des incendies : regarde, écoute, apprends
La Semaine de la prévention des incendies se déroule du 7 au 13 octobre. On rappelle aux Néo-Écossais les mesures fondamentales à prendre pour se protéger contre un incendie.  2018-10-04 13:58 (full text)
Fire Prevention Week: Look, Listen, Learn
Oct. 7-13 is Fire Prevention Week and Nova Scotians are reminded of essential steps around how to escape safely in the event of a fire.  2018-10-04 13:55 (full text)