Thursday, November 3, 2011

Time to Change Your Clocks !

Daylight Time ends this weekend so don't forget to set your clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday
November 6th,  or before going to bed Saturday night. Watches and clocks are not the only items that need adjustment. Microwave ovens, answering machines, car clocks, automatic timer lights, mobile devices and computers may need to be turned back as well. It is also a reminder to change batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Smoke detectors should be tested monthly and replaced every 10 years. Remember FALL BACK...SPRING AHEAD !

Heating Assistance Rebate Applications Available

The Heating Assistance Rebate Program is being offered again this year to benefit those most in need. The application based program offers a rebate of up to $200 for eligible applicants who heat their home with oil, natural gas, wood, wood pellets. propane, electricity or coal. Households with net annual incomes of less than $42,000 and single people making less than $27,000 and who purchase home heating fuels, qualify for the rebate. Last year, more than 50,000 Nova Scotians received the rebate. Applications have been mailed to last year's recipients to encourage them to re-apply. They must meet all program requirements for this year to receive the rebate. Applications are available at Access Nova Scotia centres, MLA offices, Department of Community Services' offices, online at , or by calling 1-800-670-4357.