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At this time of year police increase efforts to raise public awareness about road safety, with a particular focus on reducing impaired driving. You’ll likely see more police checkpoints across the province. One of their key messages of course is don’t drink, or take drugs, and drive.…


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dec spotlight This is the time of year for celebrations. But even at a private social gathering the law is there, like a party crasher.…


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Looking for legal information? Puzzled by the maze of legal resources in Nova Scotia and don't know where to start? We'll help you navigate! Call our Legal Information Line at 1 800 665-9779 or 902-455-3135 to get free legal information.…


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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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Shopping online is convenient.  But when you buy goods or services from a business online you are entering into a contract, so know your rights before you buy!…



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