News releases from Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014) issued in the specified time period (Page 19)

Sheet Harbour Office Closed for Power Outage

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

The Registry of Motor Vehicles office in Sheet Harbour is closed today, Dec. 23, because of a power outage. It is scheduled to reopen as usual next Tuesday, Dec. 30. The closest alternative office is in Dartmouth.

Consumers Beware of Vehicle Registration Telephone Scam

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

Nova Scotians should be aware of a telephone scam involving vehicle registrations.

Government of Canada Invests in Nova Scotia Infrastructure

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Nova Scotia municipalities will have access to more than $223 million in infrastructure funding through the federal Gas Tax Fund. The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia today, Dec. 17, signed an agreement to extend the fund from 2010 to 2014.

Automatic Home Heating Rebate Extended to 28,000 More Homeowners

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

More than 28,000 additional homeowners will automatically receive a rebate on their oil bill after changes to the Your Energy Rebate program.

Gas Regulation Review Released

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

A two-year review of gas regulation indicates that gas prices are more stable and predictable, rural gas stations are more protected and regional gas price differences are minimal.

Legislation to Protect Purchase Deposits on New Homes Under Construction

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

The Homeowner Protection Act introduced today, Nov. 7, offers deposit protection to Nova Scotians who enter into construction agreements for new homes.

New Legislation to Encourage Land Conservation

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New legislation introduced today, Nov. 5, calls for a property tax exemption on private property used for conservation.

Four Acts Amended

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

Nova Scotians have clearer and more efficient legislation after amendments were introduced to four acts today, Oct. 30, by Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Jamie Muir.

Candidates Entitled to Campaign in Apartment Buildings

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

Landlords and apartment building owners are being reminded that candidates in municipal elections are entitled to campaign in apartment buildings.

Heating Assistance Rebate Applications Now Available

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

Low and modest-income Nova Scotians may now apply for assistance under the province's Heating Assistance Rebate Program.

Enhancing Safety in Communities

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Volunteer fire departments and emergency response organizations across the province are getting extra help to keep communities and families safe with more than $2 million from the Emergency Services Provider Fund.

Cumberland County Receives Transit Funding

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

Residents of Cumberland County will soon have accessible transit service thanks to $69,910 in funding from the province announced today, Sept. 29.

Province Steps Up Tough Stance on Drinking and Driving

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

Nova Scotia's roads and communities will be safer thanks to a new program designed to reduce drinking and driving. The province unveiled its Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program today, Sept. 16, in Truro.

Nova Scotia Pursuing Enhanced Driver's Licence

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Nova Scotia is working with the other Atlantic provinces toward an enhanced driver's licence. The enhanced licence will help ease travel as an alternative to a passport for Nova Scotians entering the United States by land or sea.

Infrastructure Programs Invest $8.7 Million in Nine Communities

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

Nine Nova Scotia communities will benefit from safer drinking water and improved storm water systems thanks to a shared investment by three levels of government.

Region of Queens Receives Infrastructure Funding

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

Residents in the Region of Queens Municipality will benefit from safer drinking water and improved wastewater treatment thanks to a shared investment by the federal, provincial and municipal governments.

Registry of Motor Vehicle Services Restored

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

All Registry of Motor Vehicle services have been restored at Access Nova Scotia Centres across the province.

Registry of Motor Vehicle Services Temporarily Unavailable

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

Registry of Motor Vehicle (RMV) services across the province are temporarily unavailable until further notice.

Building Canada Funding Flows to Mahone Bay and Chester

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

Residents of Mahone Bay and Chester will benefit from improved drinking water and wastewater treatment thanks to a shared investment by the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia under the Communities Component of the Building Canada plan.

Les ministres responsables des administrations locales se sont réunis à Halifax

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

Au cours de leur réunion annuelle aujourd’hui 11 juillet à Halifax, les ministres provinciaux et territoriaux responsables des administrations locales se sont entendus pour poursuivre le dialogue collectif avec le secteur municipal sur des points d’intérêt commun, notamment le financement des infrastructures, les relations avec les peuples autochtones ainsi que la vitalité et le renforcement des municipalités et des collectivités urbaines, rurales et nordiques.