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Municipal Government Act Review

The Municipal Government Act came into effect on April 1st, 1999. The Department of Municipal Affairs, along with the Association of Municipal Administrators of Nova Scotia and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities, are moving forward with a comprehensive review of the act. 

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Municipal Elections 2016

Local government elections taking place across Nova Scotia on October 15, 2016. Learn about voting or becoming a candidate in municipal elections.

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Municipal Finance and Statistics

Want to know more about municipal finance? Get the latest financial data and performance measurements for Nova Scotia's municipalities.

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Municipal Planning

Find information on how provincial and municipal governments partner to plan a sustainable future for our communities.

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Get information on provincial and federal grants and transfers for community improvements from accessibility to wastewater.

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Office of the Fire Marshal

The OFM is dedicated to reducing and eliminating human suffering and property loss caused by fire. Our goal is to continuously improve fire protection through education, enforcement, and engineering.

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Emergency Management Office

EMO helps ensure the safety and security of Nova Scotians, their property and the environment by providing for a prompt and coordinated response to an emergency.

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Financial Condition Index

To learn more about municipal finance, view the new Financial Condition Index (FCI). 

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Regional Enterprise Networks

Regional Enterprise Networks now partner with Municipal Affairs.

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Interactive Map

Use this interactive map to find out the history of local government and the municipal data in Nova Scotia.


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Changes Introduced for Water Commission
Amendments to the Halifax Regional Water Commission Act introduced today, Oct. 18, will help Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and the commission co-ordinate their work more effectively.  2016-10-18 13:24 (full text)
Expanded Transit Service on Eastern Shore
Residents of the Eastern Shore now have expanded transit service thanks to $59,042 in provincial funding for a pilot project.  2016-10-17 14:20 (full text)
Une nouvelle vidéo aide les familles à préparer un plan d'évacuation en cas d'incendie
La sécurité-incendie commence à la maison et la Province veut aider les familles à se préparer.  2016-10-14 13:46 (full text)