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Joint Municipal Accountability and Transparency Committee Report

In December 2016, the Joint Municipal Accountability and Transparency Committee was appointed to examine municipal expense policies and practices. The final report of the Joint Municipal Accountability and Transparency Committee Report is located here:

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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 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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Funding


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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Grants Support Municipal Infrastructure Projects
NOTE: A list of municipal projects receiving support follows the release. Government is supporting water and wastewater projects for ten communities through the Provincial Capital Assistance Program.  2017-04-28 12:32 (full text)
Funding to Help Communities Address Flood Risks
The province announced funding today, April 26, to help four communities reduce the risk of floods.  2017-04-26 14:18 (full text)
Legislative Amendments Will Strengthen Municipal Expense Policies and Practices
Legislation introduced today, April 26, will support the province’s municipalities and villages in being more open and accountable for expense reporting.   2017-04-26 13:38 (full text)