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This section covers utilities such as electricity and water. Also information on oil for your furnace and solid waste pick up in your area can be found here.


In Nova Scotia, electricity is supplied through Nova Scotia Power Inc. This Company is privately owned by Emera and regulated by the provincial government under the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.

  • Power outages can take place at any time but normally happen before, during, or after a weather storm. For information about how you can prepare and updates when your power has gone out, you can visit the Nova Scotia Power Outage Centre.


Depending on where you live in Nova Scotia, water is supplied to your household through either municipal water supplies or private wells - for information click on the individual links. Information specific to Antigonish County, can be found on their website under Water Utility.


Buildings in Nova Scotia are heated by electricity or oil. If your house or business is heated by oil you will need to check your oil tank and replace the oil in it from time to time. To find information about oil companies in your area, visit the Yellow Pages and search "oil" along with the name of your town.

  • Energy Efficiency Nova Scotia can provide you with information to make sure your house or business functions in the most energy efficient way possible.

Solid Waste:

In Nova Scotia, waste is sorted into 3 categories; recycle, compost, and disposal. For information on provincial regulations visit the Recycle and Waste Department of the Government of Nova Scotia. Pick up times can be found at Eastern Regional Solid Waste Management (Antigonish County) and Pictou County Solid Waste.

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