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 […]
Category: Government Updates
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 […]
The Property Tax Rebate for Seniors will give eligible people a rebate on municipal property taxes they paid during the previous tax year, up to $800. The two changes this year will mean seniors who moved out of their home in 2018 will now qualify for the rebate, as long as they paid last year’s […]
A new immigration pilot—and changes to existing streams—will attract more entrepreneurs and skilled workers to the province.
As of May 1st, people are able to keep more of their income before seeing a reduction in their income assistance payments.
Government is seeking input from Nova Scotians to inform accessibility standards for education and the built environment.
A 21-person crew of wildfire fighters left Halifax on Thursday, May 23. The crew is expected to be on the fireline for about two weeks.
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 […]
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 […]
More new datasets are available on the provincial government’s open data portal.