September 17, 2020: How NS will spend federal restart cash:

September 16, 2020: Nova Scotia to get $289M from federal government for COVID-19 response:

September 16, 2020: Nova Scotia to get $289M from Ottawa for COVID-19 issues:

September 16, 2020: Nova Scotia announces how COVID-19 federal funding will be spent:

September 13, 2020: Nova Scotia is safe for school children and would-be municipal politicians… but not for Liberal MLAs:

August 28, 2020: Cape Breton region to hold in-person elections, and you keep the pencil:

August 20, 2020: Rising police costs a major challenge for rural municipalities:

August 18, 2020: What you need to know about N.S. municipal elections this fall:

August 12, 2020: Local beautification initiative includes 12 Cape Breton projects:

August 2, 2020: Covid not expected to affect budget for October's municipal election:

July 30, 2020: Ottawa throws lifeline to municipalities struggling with COVID financial losses:

July 20, 2020: Nova Scotia promotes democracy - in municipalities - an opinion piece by Jim Vibert:

July 19, 2020: NSFM President Pam Mood on 95.7FM with Todd Veinotte:

July 15, 2020: Some NS municipalities continue to oppose fall elections:

July 14, 2020: CBRM to have fully electronic voting in October municipal elections:

July 3, 2020: New rules of conduct for municipal politicians could be ready by this fall:

June 30, 2020: NSFM sounds an alarm message for Nova Scotians - an opinion piece by Jim Guy:

June 26, 2020: Municipalities facing dire financial challenges:

June 26, 2020: CBRM's elections logistics remain unclear:

June 25, 2020: Springtide says fall election is ill-advised:

June 25, 2020: Springtide quits contract advising NS government on fall elections:

June 22, 2020: Municipalities beg for huge bail-out (allNovaScotia, by subscription only): 

June 19, 2020: Municipalities warn of huge tax hike (allNovaScotia, by subscription only): 

June 18, 2020: N.S. municipalities facing dire financial stratis due to COVID-19:

June 18, 2020: Financially hamstrung municipalities call for federal funds:

June 18, 2020: Municipal shortfalls could lead to tax hikes:

June 18, 2020: Municipalities facing dire financing straits due to COVID-19, study finds:

June 18, 2020: N.S. municipalities facing $66.5-million shortfall:

June 12, 2020: COVID-19 top of mind for N.S. municipalities as they prep for fall elections:

June 2, 2020: Municipalities want Province to step up (by subscription):

May 29, 2020: Municipalities pushing harder to get fall elections delayed:

May 26, 2020: HRM councillor calls on province to provide more support amid COVID-19:

May 22, 2020: Campaigning will likely be a lot different for 2020 municipal elections in Nova Scotia:

May 20, 2020: Councillors question decision, ponder challenge of campaigning:

May 15, 2020: Municipal elections in Nova Scotia will proceed as scheduled for October:

May 15, 2020: Nova Scotia will hold municipal elections as scheduled in October:

May 14, 2020: October's municipal elections in NS to go ahead as planned:

May 14, 2020: Lack of canvassing during fall elections would hurt new candidates, says Westville mayor:

May 13, 2020: N.S. municipal elections to continue as planned in October, minister confirms:

May 13, 2020: Municipal elections in Nova Scotia will proceed:

May 13, 2020: Nova Scotia municipal elections "safe" to go ahead this year, minister decides:

May 13, 2020: Municipal elections to go ahead in October as scheduled:

May 13, 2020: CBRM approves access to property tax financing program:

May 5, 2020: CBRM to make property tax collection a little easier this year:

May 3, 2020: NSFM President on Todd Veinotte Show on News 95.7 about new loan program: (on May 3, at 10 am segment at the 10:32 mark)

April 30, 2020: Tourism operators in Yarmouth facing double whammy seek tax relief:

April 30, 2020: NS equalization funding to municipalities remains frozen:

April 30, 2020: Municipal loan program a first step, but provincial grants would be preferred route:

April 30, 2020: CBRM to consider province's low-rate loan offer:

April 29: Cashflow could be biggest issue faced by NS municipalities during COVID-19 crisis:

April 29, 2020: NSFM President Pam Mood on Information Morning Cape Breton about new loan program:

April 29, 2020: NSFM President Pam Mood speaks to Y95.5 CJLS Yarmouth: 

MODG warden says they can't move on municipal elections without provincial direction:

April 28, 2020: Province introduces loan program to help municipalities through COVID-19:

April 28, 2020: Nova Scotia offers $380M in loans to municipalities squeezed by COVID-19:

April 28, 2020: Loan program launched to help Nova Scotia municipalities with COVID-19 fallout:

April 28: Halifax Transit will join other public transit providers in seeking federal funding:

April 27, 2020: New Glasgow offers extension to tax payment deadline:

April 23, 2020: Some towns stand at the precipice: (by subscription)

April 20, 2020: Amherst waiving interest fees on overdue accounts for three months:

April 20, 2020: CBRM's struggle with virtual council meetings may be over:

April 17, 2020: Cities and towns in Atlantic Canada feeling cash crunch from COVID-19:

April 17, 2020: Municipal election date could be pushed back by COVID-19 crisis:

April 15, 2020: N.S. municipalities seeking decision on delay of fall elections:

April 16, 2020: Halifax mayor and councillor take COVID-19 paycuts:

April 16, 2020: Town of Berwick cuts back on 11 part time positions:

April 15, 2020: HRM providing residents short-term financial relief:

April 15, 2020: St. Mary’s council seeks ways to shoulder burden of COVID-19:

April 8, 2020: Dwindling revenues likely point to staff layoffs in HRM:

April 6, 2020: Not the year for annual easter weekend canoe rally in Clare:

April 2, 2020: Municipal elections could be delayed: (with subscription)

March 25, 2020: Municipal councils grapple with ways to be transparent during COVID-19:

March 25, 2020: Deferred tax bill payments, other measures on the table:

March 23, 2020: City wants province to step in on tax relief: (with subscription)

February 27, 2020: Richmond County's all male council says no to funding women:

February 26, 2020: Provincial budget leaves out Nova Scotia municipalities:

February 16, 2020: Women still under-represented in Nova Scotia politics:

February 13, 2020 - Advocates, industry await plan to make N.S. restaurant washrooms accessible:

February 10, 2020 - Municipal affairs minister welcomes more councils discussing governance models:

February 6, 2020: No one is happy with the property tax:

February 4, 2020 - Maureen MacDonald Op-Ed on phasing out the CAP:

February 3, 2020: Committee's work on assessment CAP stalls:

February 3, 2020: More information needed before scrapping capped assessment system says committee:

February 2, 2020: Assessment CAP debate: Flawed program or giving homeowners a break?

January 31, 2020: Committee of Nova Scotia MLAs mulls capped assessment inequalities:

January 30, 2020: Fifteen years in, Nova Scotia might just fix tax assessment inequalities:

January 30, 2020: All-party committee to review CAP:

January 30, 2020: All-party committee cautiously steps into property assessment CAP debate:

January 20, 2020: Public to get more time to file formal complaints against police:

January 20, 2020 - Nova Scotia making progress in the war on red tape: Also appeared in Truro Daily News, Digby Courier, The Chronicle Herald, Cape Breton Post, Yarmouth Vanguard, Shelburne Coast Guard, New Glasgow Newspaper.

January 17, 2020: CBRM official wants tax cap program to include duplexes:

January 9, 2020 - Nova Scotia is behind on EPR:

January 9, 2020 - Talk of municipal merger in Southwest NS stirs interest:

January 7, 2020 - Colchester without Code of Conduct as it tackles harrassment allegation:

December 4, 2019 - Opinion: A better solution to property-tax problems by Juanita Spencer:

December 3, 2019: Public Bodies in NS get one year to develop accessibility plans: Also appeared on CTV News, Global TV, and in Kings College 's The Signal.

November 25, 2019: Opinion: We need a fairer property tax system by Francis Gillis:

November 19, 2019 - Annapolis Royal council taking up arms against threat of rising sea levels: Also appeared in Cumberland News Now, Yarmouth Vanguard, Shelburne Coast Guard, Digby County Courier, Truro Daily News, New Glasgow Newspaper.

November 16, 2019 - Municipalities will soon hold corporations responsible:

November 8, 2019 - Mayor Pam Mood elected President of NSFM: Also appeared in The Canadian Press, CJLS Radio Yarmouth Y95.5, Yarmouth Vanguard, Annapolis County Spectator, Digby County Courier, Truro Daily News, New Glasgow News,, Kings County Register/Advertiser, Hants Journal, Cumberland News Now, Cape Breton Post, Nova News Now, Shelburne County Coast Guard.

November 8, 2019 - Municipalities want new recycling program within nine months:

November 7, 2019 - More female leaders, collaboration, pushed at NS municipalities meeting: Also appeared in Nova News Now, Annapolis County Spectator, Shelburne County Coast Guard, Digby County Courier, Truro Daily News, Hants Journal, Kings County Register/Advertiser, Cumberland News Now, Cape Breton Post, Yarmouth Vanguard, New Glasgow News, Halifax Today.

November 7, 2019 - Nova Scotia’s coastal communities want help now with rising seas: Also appeared in The Western Star (Newfoundland), The Telegram (Newfoundland), The Guardian (PEI), Journal Pioneer (PEI), Cape Breton Post, Yarmouth Vanguard, Kings County Register/Advertiser, Annapolis County Spectator, Shelburne County Coast Guard, Digby County Courier, New Glasgow News, Cumberland News Now, Truro Daily News, Nova News Now. 

November 6, 2019 - Property Tax CAP favours Nova Scotia’s wealthy: Also appeared in The Western Star (Newfoundland), The Telegram (Newfoundland), The Guardian (PEI), Journal Pioneer (PEI), The Halifax Examiner, Municipal Information Network (national), Hants Journal, Cape Breton Post, Yarmouth Vanguard, Kings County Register/Advertiser.

October 21, 2019 - Nova Scotia can't runner-up to New Brunswick on implementing EPR:

October 16, 2019 - Municipal infrastructure like bridges, broadband should be on election radar:

October 11, 2019 - NSFM President Waye Mason responds to new rules on the way for Nova Scotia politicians:

Star Halifax:

The Chronicle Herald: 



allNovaScotia: MLAs must quit to run for Parliament: (by subscription)

October 10, 2019 - Advice for federal election candidates from CEO Juanita Spencer: Go Local:

October 10, 2019 - Opinion: Candidates should Go Local: (By subscription)  

October 9, 2019 - Nova Scotia restructuring offers new model for consolidating:

September 26, 2019 - NSFM responds to provincial ban on plastic bags:

September 5, 2019 NSFM president Waye Mason says it's not just CBRM that should be getting more:

September 3, 2019 - Counterpoint: Tax and spend:

August 28, 2019 - $148 million is enough for CBRM to be financially viable:

August 26, 2019 Health care tops candidate concerns in Cape Breton byelection:

August 14, 2019 - Why Nova Scotia's second-largest municipality is facing a potential shutdown:

August 14, 2019 - CBRM officials disappointed study on future viability doesn't focus on financial assistance:

August 13, 2019 - Changes needed for Cape Breton Regional Municipality's survival:

August 13, 2019 - Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities rebrand wins international award:

July 15, 2019 - President Waye Mason's Op Ed on team approach needed to move province forward:

June 28, 2019 - President Waye Mason's Op Ed on the Inverness airport proposal:

June 12, 2019 - Inverness receives Rick Hansen difference maker award:

April 28, 2019 - Rick Hansen highlights his keynote at NSFM Truro spring conference (at the 21 minute mark): 

April 10, 2019 - Two Atlantic provinces are banning plastic bags:

March 20, 2019 - Municipalities getting unexpected windfall in the budget: Click here to view the video

March 19, 2019 - NDP Bill would provide more climate change support to municipalities. Vice President Pam Mood comments:

February 21, 2019 - NS municipalities still seeking share of legal pot taxes: