Prevention Policies Directory

Access current Canadian policies. Learn from other jurisdictions. Inform change.

We've listed 141 policies under your selection of "Location". The most recently adopted policies are first.

Region of Queens Municipality Bylaw 21 – Smoke Free Places Bylaw

Location: Nova Scotia, Region of Queens Municipality
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Patio, Smoke-free place, Tobacco, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2017

Halifax – Baker Drive Park Master Plan

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Active transportation, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Road safety, Shade, Solar UVR, Trail, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2017

Halifax – Integrated Mobility Plan

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Complete streets, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Retrofitting, Road safety, Rural context, Snow clearing, Streetscaping, Traffic calming, Trail
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2017

Fees Regulations, NS Reg 176/2015

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2015
This regulation includes the industrial air emission fees for facilities in Nova Scotia for emissions of substances such as: particulate matter, cobalt, nickel, benzene, dichloromethane, ethylbenzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, etc.

Halifax Regional Municipal Planning Strategy

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Complete streets, Food prices, Food security, Nutrition, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Retrofitting, Road safety, Rural context, Streetscaping
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2014

Halifax – Making Connections: 2014-19 Halifax Active Transportation Priorities Plan

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Accessibility, Active transportation, Bicycle helmet, Bicycling infrastructure, Bike share, Complete streets, Intermodal transportation, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Retrofitting, Road safety, Rural context, Snow clearing, Streetscaping, Traffic calming, Trail
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2014

Health Authorities Act, SNS 2014, c 32

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2014
This Act governs Nova Scotia's District Health Authorities. The object of the District Health Authorities includes maintaining and improving the health of residents of the district.

Contaminated Sites Protocols Order, NS Reg 244/2013

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013
This regulation adopts protocols that outline the standards of remediation for contaminated sites. Examples of contaminants include: petroleum hydrocarbons, PAHs, VOCs, and pesticides.

Halifax Urban Forestry Master Plan

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure, Road safety, Shade, Solar UVR, Streetscaping, Traffic calming, Trail, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013

REPEALED Fees Regulations, NS Reg 68/2013

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013
This regulation includes the industrial air emission fees for facilities in Nova Scotia for emissions of substances such as: particulate matter, cobalt, nickel, benzene, dichloromethane, ethylbenzene, formaldehyde, naphthalene, styrene, trichloroethylene, etc.

Workplace Health and Safety Regulations, NS Reg 52/2013

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2014
Year of adoption: 2013
This regulation deals with workplace health and safety, including: personal protective equipment and threshold limit values of exposure to smoke, gases, vapours, fumes, etc.

Importation of Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Prohibition Act, SNS 2013, c 36

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2013
In regards to the importation of hydraulic fracturing wastewater, this Act outlines that no person shall import into the Province hydraulic fracturing wastewater from outside the Province or transport hydraulic fracturing wastewater into the Province.

Region of Queens Municipality Bylaw 13 – Solid Waste Management Bylaw

Location: Nova Scotia, Region of Queens Municipality
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2012
This bylaw designates household hazardous waste as non-collectible. Household hazardous waste includes: insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, batteries, paint, gasoline, used motor oil, etc.

Snow Sport Helmet Regulations, NS Reg 206/2012

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2012
This regulation requires that all skiers and snowboarders wear a properly fitted and securely fastened helmet that meets standards. It also provides requirements for the posting of signage to this effect.

Traffic Signs Regulations, NS Reg 165/2012

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Pedestrian infrastructure
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2012

REPEALED Environment Act and Regulations Fees Regulations, NS Reg 45/2011

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2011

This regulation defines fees for various activities related to the environment such as: industrial air emissions fees, fuel and oil approval fees, and pesticide approval fees.

Halifax Bylaw O-109 – Respecting Open Air Burning

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2010

This bylaw prohibits the open burning of rubber tires, plastic, and petroleum products.

List of Allowable Pesticides Regulations, NS Reg 181/2010

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2010

This regulation includes a list of allowable pesticides and active ingredients under Section 6 of the Non-essential Pesticides Control Act, SNS 2010, c 6 and does not include glyphosate, diazinon, or malathion.

Non-essential Pesticides Control Act, SNS 2010, c 6

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2011
Year of adoption: 2010

This Act places prohibitions on the sale and use of pesticides.

Tanning Beds Act, SNS 2010, c 44

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Indoor tanning, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2011
Year of adoption: 2010

Day Care Regulations, NS Reg 193/2010

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Nutrition, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Breast-feeding, Drinking water, Food labelling, Food promotion, Food provision, Healthy food marketing, Menu labelling, Nutrition, Protective clothing, Shade, Solar UVR, Sunscreen, Ultraviolet Radiation
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2010

Region of Queens Municipality Bylaw – Land Use Bylaw

Location: Nova Scotia, Region of Queens Municipality
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2009
This bylaw includes zoning for recreation/open Space zones, which allow for the development of athletic facilities, parks, playgrounds, and trail systems.

REPEALED Environment Act and Regulations Fees Regulations, NS Reg 75/2009

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2009
This regulation includes the industrial air emission fees for facilities in Nova Scotia for emissions of substances such as: particulate matter, cobalt, nickel, benzene, dichloromethane, ethylbenzene, formaldehyde, naphthalene, styrene, trichloroethylene, etc.

Uranium Exploration and Mining Prohibition Act, SNS 2009, c 6

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2009

The purpose of this Act is to prohibit exploration for or mining of uranium in order to protect the health and safety of Nova Scotians and the quality of their environment.

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Downtown Halifax

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Alcohol, Bicycling infrastructure, Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2009

REPEALED Environment Act and Regulations Fees Regulations, NS Reg 132/2008

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2008
This regulation includes the industrial air emission fees for facilities in Nova Scotia for emissions of substances such as: particulate matter, cobalt, nickel, benzene, dichloromethane, ethylbenzene, formaldehyde, naphthalene, styrene, trichloroethylene, etc.

Underground Mining Regulations, NS Reg 296/2008

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Ultraviolet Radiation, Welding
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2008

Region of Queens Municipality Bylaw 11 – The Sewer Bylaw

Location: Nova Scotia, Region of Queens Municipality
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2007
This bylaw prohibits the discharge of hazardous substances into combined or sanitary sewers and provides concentration maximums for other toxic substances.

REPEALED Environment Act and Regulations Fees Regulations, NS Reg 52/2005

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2007
This regulation defines fees for various activities related to the environment such as: industrial air emissions fees, fuel and oil approval fees, and pesticide approval fees.

Liquor Licensing Regulations, NS Reg 365/2007

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Advertising, Alcohol, Hours of sale, Outlet density, Pricing
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2007

REPEALED Environment Act and Regulations Fees Regulations, NS Reg 182/2007

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2007
This regulation includes the industrial air emission fees for facilities in Nova Scotia for emissions of substances such as: particulate matter, cobalt, nickel, benzene, dichloromethane, ethylbenzene, formaldehyde, naphthalene, styrene, trichloroethylene, etc.

Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act, SNS 2007, c 7

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2013
Year of adoption: 2007

This Act sets out 21 goals for the province’s 2020 Vision. It includes the adoption of sustainable procurement policy for provincial government departments, reduction in mercury emissions, and adoption of new vehicle emissions standards.

Nova Scotia School Food and Nutrition Policy

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Nutrition
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food composition, Food literacy education, Food provision, Food retail, Nutrition, Nutritional standards, Procurement, Sales of unhealthy foods, Sodium, Sugar, Trans-fat, Vending machines
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2006

Sport and Recreation Activity Designation Regulations, NS Reg 168/2005

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Physical activity
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2005
Year of adoption: 2005

Further to the child sport and recreational activity tax credit outlined in Nova Scotia's Income Tax Act, RSNS 1989, c 217, this regulation designates eligible sport, physical recreation, or physical activity programs or organizations as registered with the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.

Health Hazards Regulations, NS Reg 198/2005

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: General, Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2005
Year of adoption: 2005

This regulation outlines to duties of a medical officer of health in reference to the reporting of health hazards.

Air Quality Regulations, NS Reg 28/2005

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2005

This regulation establishes limits for air contaminants. They are amended to include national air standard for mercury emissions from coal-fired generating stations.

Food Safety Regulations, NS Reg 206/2005

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Nutrition, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Food labelling, Nutrition, Nutrition labelling, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Tobacco, Tobacco products, Tobacco smoke
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2005

Public Education About Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Regulations, NS Reg 181/2005

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2005
This regulation requires that each Government store and agency store must periodically display a sign that warns women who are pregnant that the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy may cause fetal alcohol syndrome.

Occupational Diving Regulations, NS Reg 174/2005

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2005
Year of adoption: 2005

Section 76 requires that a diver or ADS operator must be protected from health or safety hazards that may be caused by a device emitting electromagnetic or ionizing radiation.

Health Protection Act, SNS 2004, c 4

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: General, Infectious agents, Nutrition
Policy intervention: Drinking water, Food provision, Nutrition
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2004

Smoke-free Places Act, SNS 2002, c 12

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Multi-unit dwelling, Patio, Smoke-free place, Smokeless tobacco, Taxi, Tobacco, Tobacco products, Tobacco sales, Tobacco smoke, Transit, Vehicle with minors, Water pipe, Youth access
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 2003

Petroleum Management Regulations, NS Reg 44/2002

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2003
Year of adoption: 2002

This regulation regulates the installation, alteration, and removal of petroleum storage tanks.

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Sackville Drive

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Alcohol, Bicycling infrastructure, Food retail, Nutrition, Outlet density, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Streetscaping, Trail, Zoning
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 2002

Halifax Bylaw W-101 – Wastewater Discharge Bylaw

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2003
Year of adoption: 2001

This bylaw regulates what can be discharged into the stormwater system. It prohibits: hazardous waste chemicals, fuel, PCBs, pesticides, and radioactive waste. It sets concentration limits for the following substances: arsenic, benzene, ethylbenzene, cadmium, carbon tetrachloride, chromium, lead, and trichloroethylene.

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Beaver Bank, Hammonds Plains and Upper Sackville

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Alcohol, Bicycling infrastructure, Outlet density, Park, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 2000

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Downtown Dartmouth

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Alcohol, Bicycling infrastructure, Outlet density, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 2000

REPEALED Health Authorities Act, SNS 2000, c 6

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 2000

This Act governs Nova Scotia's District Health Authorities. The object of the District Health Authorities includes maintaining and improve the health of residents of the district.

Halifax Bylaw P-800 – Pesticide Bylaw

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2003
Year of adoption: 2000

This bylaw prohibits the application and use of pesticides for maintenance of outdoor trees, shrubs, flowers, other ornamental plants, and turf on part of a property used for residential purposes or on municipality’s property.

Halifax Bylaw P-600 – Respecting Municipal Parks

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1999

This bylaw governs the protection of municipal parks, trails, gardens, playgrounds, sports fields, and beaches.

Halifax Bylaw S-600 – Solid Waste Resource Collection and Disposal Bylaw

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 1999

This bylaw governs the collection of solid waste in Halifax. It also designates waste characterized as hazardous by any provincial or federal law, as well as radioactive materials, as 'non-collectible waste'.

Occupational Safety General Regulations, NS Reg 44/99

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention: Artificial UVR, Eye protection, Ultraviolet Radiation, Welding
Year last amended: 2013
Year of adoption: 1999

Wilderness Areas Protection Act, SNS 1998, c 27

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Food provision, Nutrition, Traditional foods
Year last amended: 2010
Year of adoption: 1998

Health Research Foundation Act, SNS 1998, c 14

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2000
Year of adoption: 1998

This Act establishes the Health Research Foundation whose purpose includes conducting health research in the Province, including the fields of health policy, health promotion and health care.

Region of Queens Municipality Bylaw – Subdivision Bylaw

Location: Nova Scotia, Region of Queens Municipality
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1998
This bylaw requires that 5% of the total subdivision area will be transferred to the Region of Queens Municipality for parks, playgrounds or similar public purposes.

Region of Queens Municipality Bylaw 2 – The Burning Bylaw

Location: Nova Scotia, Region of Queens Municipality
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended:
Year of adoption: 1998
This bylaw restricts outdoor fires and in particular prohibits the burning of: tires, waste dangerous goods, used oil, wood treated with preservatives, rubber or plastic, and asphalt shingles.

Municipal Government Act, SNS 1998, c 18

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment, General, Occupational and environmental exposures, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Bicycling infrastructure, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1998

Nova Scotia Offshore Area Petroleum Installations Regulations, NS Reg 166/97

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2010
Year of adoption: 1997

This regulation requires offshore petroleum installations have a gas release system that ensures personnel are not exposed to radiation above levels prescribed in the legislation.

Occupational Health and Safety Act, SNS 1996, c 7

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1996

This Act establishes an internal responsibility system as the foundation of workplace health and safety.

Revenue Act, SNS 1995-96, c 17

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Occupational and environmental exposures, Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Alcohol, Taxation, Tobacco, Tobacco taxation
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1996

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Musquodoboit Valley & Dutch Settlement

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Alcohol, Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1996

Nova Scotia Offshore Area Petroleum Diving Regulations, NS Reg 6/96

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2003
Year of adoption: 1996

Section 39(1)(f)(ii) requires that supervisors may not conduct a diving operation unless the divers and pilots involved in the diving operation are protected from any danger or hazards that could be caused by devices emitting electromagnetic or ionizing radiation.

Revenue Act Regulations, NS Reg 63/96

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Licensing, Packaging, Smokeless tobacco, Tobacco, Tobacco products, Tobacco sales, Tobacco taxation
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 1996

Solid Waste-Resource Management Regulations, NS Reg 25/96

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2019
Year of adoption: 1996

This regulation bans the disposal of certain wastes from being deposited in landfills and incinerators, including used tires and lead-acid batteries.

Tobacco Access Regulations, NS Reg 9/96

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Availability, E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Flavoured tobacco, Product display, Smokeless tobacco, Tobacco, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Youth access
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 1996

Halifax Bylaw – Land Use Bylaw for Eastern Shore (East)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Alcohol, Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Road safety, Trail
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1996

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Eastern Shore (West)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Alcohol, Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Trail
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1996

REPEALED Air Quality Regulations, NS Reg 55/95

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2005
Year of adoption: 1995

This regulation sets the ambient air maximum permissible ground level concentrations for several contaminants, including ozone and total suspended particulate matter. To this aim, it addresses open air burning and gasoline volatility limits.

PCB Management Regulations, NS Reg 52/95

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2003
Year of adoption: 1995

This regulation governs the storage of PCB substances and wastes.

Activities Designation Regulations, NS Reg 47/95

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1995

This regulation is made under Section 66 of the Environment Act. The regulation stipulates that the undertaking of any activities outlined require approval from the Minister or an Administrator designated by the Minister. In this way, activities pertaining to pesticide and chemical usage, municipal waste disposal, and the handling of dangerous and hazardous goods are monitored and regulated.

Gaming Control Act, SNS 1994-95, c 4

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1995

Section 127 of this Act, provides for regulations controlling alcoholic beverages in casinos.

Pesticide Regulations, NS Reg 61/95

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2013
Year of adoption: 1995

These regulations regulate the sale, use, storage, and disposal of pesticides in Nova Scotia.

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Planning District 5 (Chebucto Peninsula)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Alcohol, Bicycling infrastructure, Outlet density, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1995

Asbestos Waste Management Regulations, NS Reg 53/95

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1995

This regulation governs the removal of asbestos from structures, required safety equipment, packaging and other handling procedures.

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Planning District 4 (Prospect)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Alcohol, Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1995

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Planning Districts 1 and 3 (St. Margarets Bay)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Alcohol, Bicycling infrastructure, Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Trail
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1995

Used Oil Regulations, NS Reg 51/95

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2013
Year of adoption: 1995

This regulation prohibits the burning of used oil.

Ozone Layer Protection Regulations, NS Reg 54/95

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2003
Year of adoption: 1995

This regulation prohibits the release of ozone-depleting substances into the atmosphere. It also restricts the sale of such substances and requires labelling on equipment containing ozone-depleting substances.

Dangerous Goods Management Regulations, NS Reg 56/95

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2016
Year of adoption: 1995

This regulation concerns the storage or dangerous materials, including radioactive substances, and other toxic and environmentally hazardous materials.

Environment Act, SNS 1994-95, c 1

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Occupational and environmental exposures, UV and ionizing radiation
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1995

This Act sets out the general framework for environmental protection through assessment and approval processes. It includes the principle of pollution prevention.

Tobacco Access Act, SNS 1993, c 14

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Tobacco use
Policy intervention: Availability, E-cigarette, Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Flavoured tobacco, Menthol, Packaging, Product display, Smokeless tobacco, Tobacco, Tobacco advertising, Tobacco products, Tobacco promotion, Tobacco sales, Youth access
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 1994

Halifax Bylaw – Sackville Land Use Bylaw

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Alcohol, Bicycling infrastructure, Outlet density, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Trail
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1994

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Cole Harbour/Westphal

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Nutrition, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Alcohol, Bicycling infrastructure, Food retail, Nutrition, Outlet density, Park, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail, Zoning
Year last amended: 2018
Year of adoption: 1993

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Timberlea/ Lakeside/ Beechville

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Alcohol, Bicycling infrastructure, Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping, Trail
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1992

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Eastern Passage/ Cow Bay

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Alcohol, Bicycling infrastructure, Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Streetscaping
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1992

Halifax Public Gardens Protection Act, SNS 1991, c 3

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 1991
Year of adoption: 1991

This Act protects and preserves the Halifax Public Gardens and the area surrounding the Gardens.

Halifax Land Use Bylaw – Lawrencetown

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption, Built environment, Physical activity
Policy intervention: Active transportation, Alcohol, Outlet density, Parking management, Pedestrian infrastructure, Public transit, Trail
Year last amended: 2017
Year of adoption: 1990

Liquor Control Act, RSNS 1989, c 260

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Alcohol consumption
Policy intervention: Advertising, Alcohol, Outlet density, Privatization
Year last amended: 2015
Year of adoption: 1989

Forests Act, RSNS 1989, c 179

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: Built environment
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2010
Year of adoption: 1989

One of the purposes of this Act is to maintain or enhance wildlife and wildlife habitats, water quality, recreational opportunities, and associated resources of the forests in Nova Scotia.

Public Service Act, RSNS 1989, c 376

Location: Nova Scotia
Risk factor: General
Policy intervention:
Year last amended: 2014
Year of adoption: 1989

This Act defines the power of the Ministers of the Department of Health and the Department of Health Promotion and Protection.