Visit novascotia.ca/help/ for other ways to find help in the province.
In an Emergency:
Police, fire, ambulance - throughout Nova Scotia there is an emergency telephone number. Call 911
To contact the police when there is no emergency, look in the Blue pages of the phone book for Royal Canadian Mounted Police or Municipal Police, or visit:
- Nova Scotia RCMP detatchments contact information: rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ns/detach/index-eng.htm;
- Directory of municipal police agencies in Nova Scotia: novascotia.ca/just/Policing_Services/agencies.asp
In case of an emergency contact the police or look in the inside front cover of the telephone book for contact numbers for emergency/crisis services.
Nova Scotia 211:
Referral service for government, community and social services in Nova Scotia. Interpretation available in over 100 languages. Visit ns.211.ca or dial 211 in Nova Scotia, or 1-855-466-4994 toll free outside Nova Scotia. TTY service dial 1-888-692-1382.
If you need to contact a lawyer, they are listed in the Yellow pages of the phone book under Lawyers or call the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia at 902-455-3135 (in the Halifax/Dartmouth area, or from outside Nova Scotia), or 1.800.665.9779 (if you are in the rest of the province).
If you are arrested, you have a right to talk with a lawyer and the police must allow you to do so. They will also give you an emergency number where you can get immediate free legal advice.
The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia is a non-profit organization providing Nova Scotians with information about the law.