News releases from Municipal Affairs (to May 2019) (Page 1)

Expanded Equipment Options for Emergency Services Provider Fund

Municipal Affairs (to May 2019)

Volunteer fire departments and ground search and rescue teams will benefit from changes to the Emergency Services Provider Fund program, which opens for applications today, May 1.

Legislation to Help Modernize and Grow Tourism Sector

Business / Municipal Affairs (to May 2019)

Nova Scotia is modernizing its tourist accommodations legislation and taking steps to support tourism growth across the province.

Amendments to the Emergency 911 Act

Emergency Management Office / Municipal Affairs (to May 2019)

Changes to the Emergency 911 Act, introduced today, March 5, will help make more services available to Nova Scotians during emergencies and severe weather events. This may include providing comfort centres with satellite phones or helping provide enhanced cell phone charging services for citizens during prolonged weather events or emergencies.

Modernizing Municipal Government Act and HRM Charter to Benefit Nova Scotians

Municipal Affairs (to May 2019)

Amendments to the Municipal Government Act and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Charter introduced today, March 5, will mean municipalities will no longer require a legislative change to approve spending for a new purpose.

Transition Co-ordinator for Windsor-West Hants Consolidation

Municipal Affairs (to May 2019)

A transition co-ordinator has been appointed to manage the consolidation of the Windsor and West Hants municipalities.

First Responders Receive Grants for Safety Equipment

Municipal Affairs (to May 2019)

Volunteer first responder organizations will be able to purchase necessary safety equipment with help from the Emergency Services Provider Fund.

Grants Support Municipal Infrastructure Projects

Municipal Affairs (to May 2019)

The province announced today, Oct. 15, support for 10 communities for water and wastewater projects through the Provincial Capital Assistance Program.

Semaine de la prévention des incendies : regarde, écoute, apprends

Municipal Affairs (to May 2019)

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.

Fire Prevention Week: Look, Listen, Learn

Municipal Affairs (to May 2019)

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.

Establishing Minimum Land Use Planning Requirements for Municipalities

Municipal Affairs (to May 2019)

Amendments to the Municipal Government Act and the Halifax Regional Charter introduced today, Sept. 25, will require municipalities to plan for the efficient use of land within their boundaries.

Legislation to Support Windsor and West Hants Consolidation

Municipal Affairs (to May 2019)

Legislation introduced today, Sept. 25, will allow the consolidation of the Town of Windsor and the Municipality of the District of West Hants.

Community Transportation Grants Announced

Municipal Affairs (to May 2019)

Government is helping ensure Nova Scotians have access to affordable, accessible and reliable transportation options. More than 20 organizations and municipalities have been given funding for community transportation it was announced today, Aug. 3.

Annonce de projets d’embellissement et d’aménagement du paysage de rue

Municipal Affairs (to May 2019)

Le gouvernement fait équipe avec les municipalités pour investir dans des projets d’embellissement un peu partout dans la province.

Beautification and Streetscaping Projects Announced

Municipal Affairs (to May 2019)

Government is partnering with municipalities to invest in beautification projects across the province.

Funding to Help Communities Address Flood Risks

Municipal Affairs (to May 2019)

The province announced funding today, June 22, to help four communities reduce the risk of flooding.

Conseils de sécurité-incendie pour l'été

Municipal Affairs (to May 2019)

L'été approche à grands pas et les Néo-Écossais passeront bientôt plus de temps au chalet, à la plage et autour du barbecue.

Fire Safety Tips for Summer

Municipal Affairs (to May 2019)

With summer fast approaching, Nova Scotians will be spending more time at the cottage, going to the beach and barbequing.

Applications Available for Emergency Services Provider Fund

Municipal Affairs (to May 2019)

Applications for the Emergency Services Provider Fund program are now open for the 2018-19 year.

Legislation Introduces Parental Accommodation for Municipal Elected Officials

Municipal Affairs (to May 2019)

Legislation introduced today, April 6, will provide parental accommodation for elected municipal officials.

Amendments to the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter Reduce Greenhouse Gas and Improve Neighbourhoods

Municipal Affairs (to May 2019)

Municipal Affairs Minister Derek Mombourquette introduced amendments to the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter today, March 8, that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create more vibrant neighbourhoods.