Let's Celebrate - New EV Charging Stations in Windsor
Did you hear? With financial assistance from the Government of Canada and Province of Nova Scotia, West Hants Regional Municipality has installed the first electric vehicle charging stations in Windsor!
Join the celebration at the West Hants Sports Complex on Thursday, Dec. 1st where Mayor Zebian will officially open the chargers to the public at 1 p.m. and Next Ride will be offering electric vehicle test drives from 12-3 p.m. Book your text drive at nextridens.com
More *New* Financial Support - Aftermath of Hurricane Fiona
Applications for New Fiona-Related Financial Support Open
The Province has launched a new website where Nova Scotians can now apply for financial assistance in the aftermath of hurricane Fiona.
Residents, business owners and non-profit organizations can find details on the types of assistance available and apply here.
Applications are now open for:
- $100 for every household that lost power for at least 48 hours to help cover the cost of spoiled food
- up to $250 for every person who has to pay for tree removal from their property
- $1,000 per household for people ordered out of their homes or who cannot return to their homes; the Canadian Red Cross administers this assistance.
As well, an additional $250 has been added to the seniors care grant to help with storm repairs. Everyone eligible applying for the grant will receive the extra funding. People who have already received the grant will also receive the additional $250 automatically.
All current income assistance households, including Disability Support Program participants receiving income assistance, will receive $150 in support automatically. These clients can also still apply for other types of support.
Applications to the Disaster Financial Assistance Program, which covers up to $200,000 in uninsurable losses per eligible household, small business and not-for-profit organization, opened Monday, September 26, and are also now available on the new website.
Nova Scotians without power can visit their municipal or MLA offices, Access Nova Scotia centres or their local library for assistance in applying online. Paper applications will be available at MLA offices soon.
People with questions about the supports can also contact a new toll-free information line: 1-888-428-2256.
- in the wake of the storm, the government has announced more than $40 million in assistance to help Nova Scotians and organizations cope with the costs of hurricane recovery
- the new toll-free number will be available Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., but will not be available Friday, September 30, which is the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
- it will also be available this weekend and October 8-9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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