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Government Contributes to Good Neighbour Energy Fund

Service Nova Scotia

January 31, 2017 9:47 AM

SERVICE N.S.--Government Contributes to Good Neighbour Energy Fund
Nova Scotians will continue to get emergency home heating help this winter, thanks to the Good Neighbour Energy Fund.

Change to Liquor Licensing Regulations Cuts Red Tape for Restaurants

Service Nova Scotia

January 24, 2017 9:49 AM

SERVICE N.S.--Change to Liquor Licensing Regulations Cuts Red Tape for Restaurants
Nova Scotia's restaurants and their customers will benefit from a change to liquor licensing regulations.

Illegal Tobacco Seizure

Service Nova Scotia

January 20, 2017 2:38 PM

SERVICE N.S.--Illegal Tobacco Seizure
More illegal tobacco has been taken off the streets of Nova Scotia following an investigation by Service Nova Scotia's Compliance and Special Investigations Unit.

Access Centres Expand Hours for Driver's Licence Written Test

Service Nova Scotia

January 9, 2017 11:32 AM

SERVICE N.S.--Access Centres Expand Hours for Driver's Licence Written Test
Eight Access Nova Scotia centres are offering expanded hours for the written test to become a new driver in Nova Scotia, effective today, Jan. 9.

Illegal Tobacco Seizure

Service Nova Scotia

December 22, 2016 12:46 PM

SERVICE N.S.--Illegal Tobacco Seizure
Close to 300,000 illegal cigarettes destined for streets in the province were seized this week by Service Nova Scotia, working in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Most Popular Baby Names in Nova Scotia in 2016

Service Nova Scotia

December 22, 2016 10:47 AM

SERVICE N.S.--Most Popular Baby Names in Nova Scotia in 2016
NOTE: A list of the top baby names for boys and girls for 2016 follows this release. The 2016 information is current as of Dec. 19.
Nova Scotians had two clear favourites this year for naming their babies, Olivia and William. According to Nova Scotia's Registry of Vital Statistics, this year Nova Scotia welcomed at least 48 babies named Olivia and 62 named William.

Provincial Government Office Closures Due to Weather

Service Nova Scotia

December 16, 2016 2:57 PM

SERVICE NOVA SCOTIA--Provincial Government Office Closures Due to Weather
Many provincial government offices, including a number of Access Centres, will close today, Dec. 16, due to weather and poor travelling conditions. Please check with your local office before proceeding to an appointment.

Government Eliminating Video Retail License

Service Nova Scotia

December 14, 2016 9:02 AM

SERVICE N.S.--Government Eliminating Video Retail License
Stores who rent or sell movies and video games will no longer require a licence for this activity.

Increased Consumer Protection for Nova Scotians

Service Nova Scotia

November 9, 2016 9:42 AM

SERVICE N.S.--Increased Consumer Protection for Nova Scotians
Government is making changes to its Direct Sellers' Regulations to better protect Nova Scotians and cut red tape for businesses.

Demandes au Programme d'aide au chauffage maintenant acceptées

Service Nova Scotia

October 31, 2016 11:44 AM

SERVICE NOUVELLE-ÉCOSSE--Demandes au Programme d'aide au chauffage maintenant acceptées
La période de soumission des demandes au Programme d'aide au chauffage (PAC) a débuté aujourd'hui 31 octobre.

Heating Assistance Rebate Program Now Open for Applications

Service Nova Scotia

October 31, 2016 11:39 AM

SERVICE NOVA SCOTIA--Heating Assistance Rebate Program Now Open for Applications
The application process for the Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP) begins today, Oct. 31.

Illegal Tobacco Seized in Cumberland County

Service Nova Scotia

October 24, 2016 2:46 PM

SERVICE N.S.--Illegal Tobacco Seized in Cumberland County
A significant amount of illegal tobacco has been taken off the street following a vehicle stop by members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police North East Nova Traffic Services and the Roving Traffic unit of Amherst, along with Service Nova Scotia's Compliance and Special Investigations Unit.

SERVICE N.S.–-New Online Service to Cut Red Tape for Vehicle Dealers

Service Nova Scotia

October 21, 2016 1:15 PM

SERVICE N.S.–-New Online Service to Cut Red Tape for Vehicle Dealers
NOTE: Small Business Week, Oct. 16 to 22, is an annual event that recognizes the importance of small and medium-sized businesses.
Government announced a new online service, during Small Business Week, that will make it easier, faster and more convenient for Nova Scotia vehicle dealers to register the vehicles they sell.

Changes to Residential Tenancies Act to Benefit Nova Scotians

Service Nova Scotia

October 21, 2016 11:26 AM

SERVICE N.S.--Changes to Residential Tenancies Act to Benefit Nova Scotians
Government introduced changes to the Residential Tenancies Act, today, Oct. 21, that will benefit both tenants and landlords.

Legislation Introduced to Update Gaming Control Act

Service Nova Scotia

October 20, 2016 1:16 PM

SERVICE N.S.--Legislation Introduced to Update Gaming Control Act
Government is proposing legislation to update the Gaming Control Act today, Oct. 20, and ensure timely responses to gaming licence applications.

Accès plus facile à l'aide au chauffage pour les Néo-Écossais

Service Nova Scotia

October 11, 2016 11:39 AM

SERVICE NOUVELLE-ÉCOSSE--Accès plus facile à l'aide au chauffage pour les Néo-Écossais
Le gouvernement apporte des modifications au Programme d'aide au chauffage afin de faciliter le processus de demande pour les Néo-Écossais et d'accélérer le traitement des demandes.

Nova Scotians to Have Easier Access to Heating Assistance

Service Nova Scotia

October 11, 2016 11:36 AM

SERVICE N.S.--Nova Scotians to Have Easier Access to Heating Assistance
Government is making changes to the Heating Assistance Rebate Program that will make it easier and faster for Nova Scotians to apply for and receive their rebate.

Provincial Government Kicks off United Way Campaign with a Big Splash

Service Nova Scotia

September 8, 2016 9:07 AM

SERVICE N.S.--Provincial Government Kicks off United Way Campaign with a Big Splash
The CEO of Housing Nova Scotia, Dan McDougall, Halifax-Chebucto MLA Joachim Stroink and a team of swimmers are diving into the challenge of completing not one, not two, but three harbour swims today, Sept. 8 in support of the United Way.

Illegal Tobacco Seized in Halifax Regional Municipality

Service Nova Scotia

July 29, 2016 10:49 AM

SERVICE N.S.--Illegal Tobacco Seized in Halifax Regional Municipality
A significant amount of illegal tobacco has been taken off the street following a six-month operation by Service Nova Scotia's Compliance and Special Investigations Unit.

Annual Gaming Report Released

Service Nova Scotia

July 21, 2016 10:05 AM

SERVICE N.S.--Annual Gaming Report Released
The 2015-16 Nova Scotia Annual Gaming Report is available on the Service Nova Scotia website at http://novascotia.ca/sns/pdf/agd-nova-scotia-annual-gaming-report-2015-16.pdf

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