Category: Government Updates

Improvements to Small Claims Court

Improvements to Small Claims Court

Government is improving access to small claims court and simplifying the process, including waiving fees for low-income Nova Scotians. The following changes will come into effect on Tuesday, Sept. 3: — the costs to file and counter a claim will be waived entirely for low-income Nova Scotians — simpler, clearer and more user-friendly forms will […]

Funding for Affordable Housing

Funding for Affordable Housing

The province is creating more affordable housing options for Nova Scotians by investing $197.1 million as part of a federal-provincial agreement to strengthen housing programs. “We continue to address the specific housing needs for Nova Scotians because everyone deserves a safe, suitable and affordable place to call home. This agreement reflects our two governments working […]

Opening Weekend for Provincial Parks

Opening Weekend for Provincial Parks

Provincial parks will begin opening Friday, May 17, for a season filled with camping, hiking, swimming and exploring nature. Several camping and day-use parks will be open in time for the Victoria Day weekend and the rest will open in early June. Visitors can check the provincial parks website for opening dates and a list […]

Grant Program Continues To Create More Opportunities for Older Nova Scotians

Grant Program Continues To Create More Opportunities for Older Nova Scotians

Organizations who help older Nova Scotians lead healthy and active lives and stay involved in their communities can now apply for financial support under the 2019-20 Age-Friendly Communities Grant Program. The program provides funding of up to $25,000 for organizations to develop age-friendly communities – communities where policies, services and structures help older adults live […]