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By Jeff Mitchell, NOVA Injury Law

Part of mandatory car insurance in Nova Scotia is Section D coverage, otherwise known as unidentified and uninsured motorist coverage. It is a tremendously valuable part of your car insurance because it will protect your right to pursue an injury claim in the event that you can’t identify the at-fault driver, or the at-fault driver is uninsured. In either case, your own car insurer will step into the shoes of the unidentified and uninsured driver’s would be insurer and consider your claim.

Victims of cyberbullying and unwanted sharing of intimate images now have options for dealing with those who want to harm them.

Nova Scotians can now access supports, and alternatives to criminal prosecution under the province’s Intimate Images and Cyber-Protection Act.  The new law came into effect on July 5, 2018.

Victims and parents can also seek a protection order for alleged offenders to stop, take down a webpage or prohibit further contact with the victim. They may also seek compensation.

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.