News releases from Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014) issued in the specified time period (Page 27)

New Infrastructure Program Invests $3.3 Million in Yarmouth Projects

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More than 12,000 households will have improved solid waste management and 39 others will soon be serviced by a municipal sewer system in Yarmouth County thanks to funding through the Canada - Nova Scotia Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund.

New Infrastructure Program Invests $4.7 Million in Water and Sewer Project

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Phase two of the regional Port Hawkesbury sewage treatment system and the Port Hastings water distribution project will receive more than $4.7 million from a new Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund.

More Improvements to Nova Scotia's Land Registration System

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Nova Scotia's new land registration system will soon be better and faster.

Heating Assistance Program Deadline Approaching

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Nova Scotians are reminded that the deadline to apply for the Keep the Heat program is Friday, March 31.

Emma and Jacob Top Names for 2005

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Emma and Jacob were the most popular choices for baby names in 2005, according to figures released today, Feb. 28, from Nova Scotia's Vital Statistics office.

March is Fraud Awareness Month

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From applying for a mortgage to leasing a new car, credit has become a tool that most of us rely on in our daily lives. Part of using credit wisely includes not only paying your bills on time but reviewing your consumer report to detect possible fraudulent activity.

Des services en français sont maintenant offerts aux Néo-Écossais

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Les Acadiens et les francophones de la Nouvelle-Écosse peuvent maintenant soumettre des demandes de certificat de naissance et de mariage, renouveler l'immatriculation de leurs véhicules, obtenir de l'information sur les programmes et services du gouvernement, et accéder à d'autres services gouvernementaux en français.

French Services Now Being Offered to Nova Scotians

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Acadian and Francophone Nova Scotians can now apply for birth and marriage certificates, renew vehicle registrations, get information about government programs and services, and access other government services in French.

Electric Heat Rebate Applications Encouraged

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Help is available for low-income Nova Scotians who heat their homes with electricity.

Western Region Property Assessment Notices Sent

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Assessment notices are in the mail today, Jan. 16, to 570,000 Nova Scotia property owners. In the western region of Nova Scotia, which includes Kings, Annapolis, and Digby counties as well as West Hants, the total value of residential property assessments is just over $4.7 billion, an increase of 8.3 per cent from 2005. Commercial property assessments total just over $1.5 billion, an increase of 3.1 per cent.

Eastern Region Property Assessment Notices Sent

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Assessment notices are in the mail today, Jan. 16, to 570,000 Nova Scotia property owners. In the eastern region of Nova Scotia, which includes Cape Breton, Victoria, Inverness, Richmond, Guysborough and Antigonish counties, the total value of residential property assessments is just over $5.4 billion, an increase of 5.8 per cent from 2005. Commercial property assessments total almost $2.7 billion, an increase of 3.6 per cent.

Northern Region Property Assessment Notices Sent

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Assessment notices are in the mail today, Jan. 16, to 570,000 Nova Scotia property owners. In the northern region of Nova Scotia, which includes Cumberland, Colchester, and Pictou counties as well as East Hants, the total value of residential property assessments is just over $5.6 billion, an increase of 5.9 per cent from 2005. Commercial property assessments total $2 billion, an increase of 2.3 per cent.

Southern Region Property Assessment Notices Sent

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Assessment notices are in the mail today, Jan. 16, to 570,000 Nova Scotia property owners. In the southern region of Nova Scotia, which includes Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne and Yarmouth counties as well as the District of Clare, the total value of residential property assessments is just over $5.8 billion, an increase of 9.7 per cent from 2005. Commercial property assessments total more than $1.6 billion, an increase of 5.2 per cent.

HRM Property Assessment Notices Sent

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Assessment notices are in the mail today, Jan. 16, to 570,000 Nova Scotia property owners. In Halifax Regional Municipality, the total value of residential property assessments is almost $20.9 billion, an increase of more than 12 per cent from 2005. Commercial property assessments total $7.3 billion, an increase of 5.7 per cent.

126 People Receive Duplicate Keep the Heat Cheques

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The Nova Scotia government will be contacting 126 people who have mistakenly been issued duplicate cheques through the province's Keep the Heat program.

$111 million in Funding for Nova Scotia Municipal Infrastructure

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Nova Scotia communities will benefit from improved municipal and rural infrastructure under a new six-year, federal-provincial agreement announced today, Nov. 24.

Province Provides Mapping Data to Improve Emergency Services

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Paramedics will have an easier time finding addresses in emergencies thanks to a new Nova Scotia road atlas being distributed to ambulance fleets in the province.

Keep the Heat Applications Now Available

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Low-income Nova Scotians may now apply for assistance under the province's Keep the Heat program.

Nova Scotians Invited to Comment on Companies Legislation

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Nova Scotia businesses can look forward to reduced red tape, easier incorporation and registration processes, and other potential improvements resulting from an ongoing review of the Nova Scotia Companies Act.

Municipal Government Act Amendments

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Legislation introduced today, Oct. 20, will enable Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) to acquire vacant, boarded-up buildings if they have been boarded-up longer than municipal bylaws allow.