News releases from Service Nova Scotia (to May 2019) (Page 1)

Faster Access to Online Ticket Lottery Permits

Service Nova Scotia (to May 2019)

Sport teams, legions, religious organizations and other non-profit groups can now apply online for ticket lottery permits.

Chant’s Funeral Home Licence Suspended

Service Nova Scotia (to May 2019)

The licence for Chant’s Funeral Home in Sydney has been temporarily suspended due to a fire on Saturday, Feb. 2.

Good Neighbour Energy Fund Available

Service Nova Scotia (to May 2019)

The Good Neighbour Energy Fund is available again this winter to provide financial assistance to low income Nova Scotians needing help with emergency home heating. The Fund is possible through a partnership between government, Nova Scotia Power and the Salvation Army.

This Year’s Most Popular Baby Names in Nova Scotia

Service Nova Scotia (to May 2019)

For the third year in a row, William is Nova Scotians’ favourite baby name. According to Nova Scotia's Registry of Vital Statistics, as of Dec. 28, Nova Scotia welcomed 61 babies named William.

Illegal Cigarettes Seized

Service Nova Scotia (to May 2019)

Two men face charges after illegal cigarettes were seized following an investigation by Service Nova Scotia's Compliance and Special Investigations Unit.

Heating Assistance Rebate Program Launched

Service Nova Scotia (to May 2019)

Nova Scotians can apply for the Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP) using a fast and easy online application process.

Changes to the Senior Citizens’ Property Tax Rebate

Service Nova Scotia (to May 2019)

Service Nova Scotia Minister Geoff MacLellan tabled changes to the Senior Citizens’ Property Tax Rebate Act today, Sept. 20 that will help more low-income seniors access the program.

New Gender Identity Option for Birth Certificates

Service Nova Scotia (to May 2019)

Amendments announced today, Sept 19, to the Vital Statistics Act introduce X as an option for gender identity on the Nova Scotia birth certificate and make the display of the sex field optional.

More Stringent Regulations for the Funeral Industry

Service Nova Scotia (to May 2019)

Increasing fines for funeral home owners is one of the many steps government is taking to introduce stricter and transparent rules for funeral homes and crematoriums.

Strengthening Residential Tenancies Act for Tenants and Landlords

Service Nova Scotia (to May 2019)

Service Nova Scotia Minister Geoff MacLellan introduced amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act today, Sept. 18, that will benefit both tenants and landlords.

Introducing the Lowest Incorporation Fees in the Country

Service Nova Scotia (to May 2019)

Nova Scotia’s entrepreneurs will soon benefit from the lowest incorporation fees in the country.

Telephone Hearings to Benefit Tenants and Landlords

Service Nova Scotia (to May 2019)

Landlords and tenants in Nova Scotia will soon be able to resolve disputes via telephone, making the process faster and more efficient.

Illegal Tobacco Seized in Amherst

Service Nova Scotia (to May 2019)

More illegal tobacco has been taken off the streets following a short-term investigation by Service Nova Scotia's Compliance and Special Investigations Unit.

Annual Gaming Report Released

Service Nova Scotia (to May 2019)

The 2017-18 Annual Gaming Report is now available on the Service Nova Scotia website at http://novascotia.ca/sns/access/alcohol-gaming/publications.asp .

Illegal Tobacco Seized in Cumberland County

Service Nova Scotia (to May 2019)

More illegal tobacco has been taken off the streets of Nova Scotia following a short-term investigation by Service Nova Scotia's Compliance and Special Investigations Unit.

Restrictions Placed on Chant’s Funeral Homes Licence

Service Nova Scotia (to May 2019)

Chant’s Funeral Homes in Sydney has had its licence to sell pre-arranged funeral plans suspended for six months and the ability to sell trust-funded, pre-arranged funeral plans permanently revoked.

Illegal Tobacco Seized in Cumberland County

Service Nova Scotia (to May 2019)

More illegal tobacco has been taken off the streets of Nova Scotia following a short-term investigation by Service Nova Scotia's Compliance and Special Investigations Unit.

New Licence Plate Celebrates Nova Scotia’s Gaelic Heritage

Gaelic Affairs / Service Nova Scotia (to May 2019) / Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Nova Scotians can now celebrate their Gaelic heritage or their connection to the language and culture by choosing the new Gaelic licence plate.

Changes to the Marriage Act Come into Effect May 1

Service Nova Scotia (to May 2019)

Changes to the Solemnization of Marriage Act, introduced last fall, will come into effect on May 1.

Cannabis Control Act Passes

Justice / Service Nova Scotia (to May 2019)

Nova Scotia has passed its recreational cannabis legislation, the Cannabis Control Act. Two parts of the legislation are now in effect.