News releases from Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services (Page 1)

Special Move Permits Available for Forestry Sector

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (to Feb. 23, 2021) / Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services / Lands and Forestry

Forestry contractors looking to move wood or equipment over short distances on provincial roads can apply for special move permits prior to spring weight restrictions taking effect. This is a short-term measure to help keep people in the forestry sector working.

Registry of Joint Stock Companies Modernized to Improve Client Service

Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

The Registry of Joint Stock Companies (RJSC) is now modernized to provide businesses and others a more integrated 24/7 online customer self-service experience. RJSC Connect is easy, fast and efficient.

New FOIPOP Portal Launches

Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Nova Scotians have a new, easy and secure online portal to submit and receive Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) requests.

Most Popular Baby Names in Nova Scotia

Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Note: A list of the top baby names for 2020 follows this release. The 2020 information is current as of today, Dec. 30

Province Creates Protections for Renters, More Beds for Homeless

Municipal Affairs and Housing (to Feb. 23, 2021) / Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services / COVID - 19

Too many Nova Scotians are struggling to afford the place they call home, creating additional health and safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic and state of emergency. That’s why the province is taking steps to protect renters in all parts of the province from excessive rent increases and renovictions while it works on longer term solutions.

Illegal Tobacco Seized in Halifax

Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

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

Online Dispute Resolution for Family Legal Matters a First in Canada

Justice / Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Nova Scotians now have improved access to the courts for resolving family legal matters.

Heating Assistance Rebate Program Opens

Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Home heating costs can be difficult for low-income Nova Scotians to afford, which is why the Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP) is once again available.

Improved Compliance Rate Highlights FOIPOP Annual Report

Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

An improved compliance rate highlights the 2019-20 Information Access and Privacy Services annual report that government released today, Oct. 2 during Right to Know Week.

Il est désormais possible de renouveler son permis de conduire en ligne.

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (to Feb. 23, 2021) / Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse ont maintenant accès à un nouveau service en ligne leur permettant de renouveler plus facilement et plus rapidement leur permis de conduire (véhicule ordinaire, motocyclette ou tracteur agricole).

Driver Licence Renewal Now Available Online

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (to Feb. 23, 2021) / Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Nova Scotians can now access a new online service to make it easier and faster to renew regular driver, motorcycle and farm tractor licences.

Data Posted to Open Data Portal

Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

New datasets were added to Nova Scotia’s open data portal today, June 2.

Prolongation temporaire de la validité des permis de conduire, des inspections et des permis de véhicule

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (to Feb. 23, 2021) / Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services / COVID - 19

Le gouvernement prolonge la date limite pour certains services du Bureau des véhicules automobiles jusqu’à nouvel ordre en raison de la COVID-19.

Temporary Extensions to Driver Licences, Inspections and Vehicle Permit Renewals

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (to Feb. 23, 2021) / Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services / COVID - 19

Government is extending the deadline for some Registry of Motor Vehicle services until further notice because of COVID-19.

Fermeture des centres Accès Nouvelle-Écosse et des Bureaux des véhicules automobiles, report des dates d'expiration

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (to Feb. 23, 2021) / Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services / COVID - 19

On demande aux gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse de prendre toutes les précautions nécessaires, y compris l'éloignement social, pour prévenir la propagation de la COVID-19. C'est pourquoi les centres Accès Nouvelle-Écosse et les Bureaux des véhicules automobiles seront fermés temporairement à compter du mercredi 18 mars afin d'établir de nouvelles façons d'offrir des services en minimisant les contacts entre les gens. On prévoit la réouverture des bureaux le mercredi 25 mars.

Closure of Access Nova Scotia and Registry of Motor Vehicle Offices, Deadline Extension

Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services / Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (to Feb. 23, 2021) / COVID - 19

Nova Scotians are being asked to take every precaution including social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. That is why Access Nova Scotia and Registry of Motor Vehicle Offices are temporarily closing for one week starting Wednesday, March 18, to establish new ways of providing service to minimize contact between people. Offices are expected to reopen Wednesday, March 25.

Open Data Contest Winners

Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Data innovators came to Dalhousie University for the Nova Scotia Open Data Contest over the weekend.

Fourth Annual Open Data Contest Seeks Entries

Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Data made available through the province’s open data portal can be used to gain insights or create economic opportunities.

Amendments to the Companies Act will Protect Citizens and Strengthen the Economy

Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

Changes to the Companies Act, tabled today, Feb. 25, will increase transparency and help to prevent companies incorporated in Nova Scotia from being used for illegal activity.

Fourth Anniversary of Open Data Portal

Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services

New datasets have been released as Nova Scotia’s open data portal celebrates its fourth anniversary today, Feb. 5.