News releases from Municipal Affairs (Feb. - Aug. 2021)

Funding Supports Active Transit in East Preston

Municipal Affairs (Feb. - Aug. 2021)

The province is investing $500,000 to help build an active transit path in East Preston, providing residents a new accessible, sustainable and environmentally friendly way to move around the community.

Support for Communities Across Nova Scotia

Municipal Affairs (Feb. - Aug. 2021)

Nova Scotia will receive an additional $55 million through the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF) to help municipalities carry out infrastructure projects that support the well-being of their residents.

Le gouvernement provincial et la police apportent des changements au système En Alerte

Justice / Emergency Management Office / Municipal Affairs (Feb. - Aug. 2021)

Les situations d’urgence peuvent évoluer rapidement et, dans certains cas, des alertes peuvent aider les gens à se protéger et à protéger leurs proches.

Province, Police Make Changes to Alert Ready System

Municipal Affairs (Feb. - Aug. 2021) / Emergency Management Office / Justice

Emergency situations can unfold quickly and, in some instances, alerts can help people protect themselves and their families.

Enhancements to Digby Wharf

Municipal Affairs (Feb. - Aug. 2021)

The Nova Scotia government is investing $1 million to upgrade and enhance Spurr Wharf at the Port of Digby.

New Water Tower for Lunenburg County

Municipal Affairs (Feb. - Aug. 2021)

The Nova Scotia government is investing almost $1 million in the construction of a new gravity-fed water storage tank in Osprey Village, Lunenburg County.

Replacement Wastewater Treatment Plant for Whycocomagh

Municipal Affairs (Feb. - Aug. 2021)

Residents of Whycocomagh and We’koqma’q First Nation in Inverness County will have their wastewater infrastructure replaced thanks to a $5.87 million investment from the three levels of government and in partnership with the First Nation.

Municipal Innovation Projects Announced

Municipal Affairs (Feb. - Aug. 2021)

The Nova Scotia government is announcing the first investments under a new program that supports municipalities working together on economic development and planning projects.

Amendment to Halifax Regional Municipality Charter

Municipal Affairs (Feb. - Aug. 2021)

Government is amending the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter to support the municipality’s plan to improve the pool area on the Central Common.

Change to Legislation Modernizes Municipal Operations

Municipal Affairs (Feb. - Aug. 2021)

Government is amending the Municipal Government Act and the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter to modernize local government operations.

More Accountability for Local Governments

Municipal Affairs (Feb. - Aug. 2021)

Government is amending the Municipal Government Act and the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter to provide more transparency and increased accountability for Nova Scotians by their local government.

Changes Support Making Nova Scotia Barrier Free

Municipal Affairs (Feb. - Aug. 2021)

Government is making changes to the Municipal Government Act and the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter that will enable local governments to help businesses become more accessible and support Nova Scotia’s goal of being barrier free by 2030.

Legislation Will Accelerate Land Title Claims in Historic African Nova Scotian Communities

Justice / Communities, Culture and Heritage (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021) / Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021) / Municipal Affairs (Feb. - Aug. 2021)

The Rankin government is introducing legislation that will help speed up the settling of land claims and address land ownership inequities in five historic African Nova Scotian communities.