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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 Natal Day. However, it is important to use fireworks safely, and to be aware of laws that apply to their use.…


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Nova Scotia has many fabulous beaches.  They are a place to have fun, and learn about and enjoy Nova Scotia's natural beauty and rich biodiversity.  But even when you are relaxing on the beach there are laws to keep in mind ...…


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heather3 The need for legal information in Canada and Nova Scotia is significant.  We experience it daily at LISNS through our Legal Information Line and requests for advice through the roster of volunteer lawyers.   Statistics indicate that 12 million Canadians will experience a legal issue in a three y…


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guide dog Have your say! The Government of Nova Scotia wants your input about protecting the rights of people who rely on guide dogs and other service animals in their daily living. …



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