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By Chelsea Cox

Recreational cannabis became legal in October of 2018 in Nova Scotia and across Canada. With its newfound legality, a host of new rules and regulations also came into effect. These rules cover a broad range of things; from how much cannabis you can carry with you at a time to penalties around drug (and alcohol) impaired driving. In Canada, we operate under a federated system, meaning that the Federal government is in charge of some things, while other decisions are left to each individual Province. This can lead to a diversity of Provincial rules which can be seen in our alcohol regulations, where in Alberta you can buy beer from the cornerstore, but in Nova Scotia you have to go to the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC). 

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. However, they can also be dangerous.  It is important to use fireworks safely, and to be aware of laws that apply.

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 (Halifax, NS) – The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) is honoured to be the co-recipient with McInnes Cooper of the 2018 IWK Board of Directors’ Award for Community Excellence, for our collaborative work on the IWK Family Legal Health Program.

The IWK Board Award of Community Excellence recognizes one or a group of community members who have made a distinct, significant and lasting contribution to the IWK Health Centre and to the achievement of its vision and mission.  Nominees can be volunteers, community group, vendors and suppliers, members of the IWK Board of Directors, members of the IWK Auxiliary and the community at large.