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Natal Day Weekend is celebrated in many communities around Nova Scotia. There are various community celebrations and festivals scheduled for the first weekend in August, although many are not called “Natal Day” celebrations. Festival acadien de Clare, New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee, NS Folk Art…

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2LISNS Spotlight
heather3 The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia's Board, staff and volunteers are pleased to warmly welcome our new Executive Director, Heather de Berdt Romilly. Read on to find out about Heather's exciting vision for LISNS, and for enhancing access to legal information in Nova Scotia.…

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3Legal News
What do fountains, wheels, volcanoes, mines and snakes have in common? They are all fireworks! Fireworks are an exciting, spectacular and fun way to celebrate special events like Canada Day or Natal Day. However, it is important to use fireworks safely, and to be aware of laws that apply to thei…

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4Highlight Event
logo The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) is hiring a part-time permanent Legal Information Service Provider.  The application deadline is July 28 2014. If you have a passion for access to justice, click here to download the job details.…

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5New LISNS "Stuff"
Elder-abuse Check out this new online tool for healthcare professionals, offering basic information about elder abuse and laws aimed at protecting older adults from abuse. …

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