Nova Scotians are being asked to comment on proposed amendments to Nova Scotia’s fire safety regulations. The proposed amendments will take effect Tuesday, Oct. 31, and are necessary to ensure that the province adopts the 2005 National Fire Code. The deadline for comments is Monday, Sept. 25. “Adopting the National Fire Code is in the best interests of public safety,” said Mark Parent, Minister of Environment and Labour. “The new code will make fire safety requirements more flexible and easier to implement by helping users understand the reasons behind the requirements.” The 2005 National Fire Code is the first objective-based fire code in Canada. The code allows for more flexibility in achieving fire safety in Nova Scotia. It is a sister document to the National Building and Plumbing Code of Canada, which takes effect in Nova Scotia on Friday, Sept. 1. Although Nova Scotia is adopting the national code, the province will be able to add to the provincial regulations at any time to further enhance public safety. The proposed changes can be viewed on the Department of Environment and Labour website at www.gov.ns.ca/enla .
“The Secretary-General welcomes the peaceful conduct of the first round of the presidential election in Guinea on 11 October,” said a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson in New York.Urging calm while stakeholders await the final results, the UN chief in his statement also reiterated his call on “national stakeholders to resolve any disputes that might arise peacefully, through established legal procedures.”