GRINS Web

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new name and website! We have recently changed our name from Kings County Action Group on Gambling (KCAGoG) to Gambling Risk Informed Nova Scotia (GRINS). We are also pleased to be launching our new website showcasing our new branding! Please take a few moments to look [...]

Unhappy Gambling Faces

From the CBC article: ‘The Nova Scotia’s Auditor General’s office has found a serious lack of monitoring when it comes to problem gambling in the province. In a just-tabled report the Auditor General’s office found “no monitoring of prevention and treatment programs meet standards Health and Wellness developed.” Few Nova Scotians are accessing government programs in place [...]

VLT Players

Excerpt from article: Aly Thomson, THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Friday, January 17, 2014 1:09PM AST Last Updated Friday, January 17, 2014 1:56PM AST   HALIFAX — A new video lottery terminal gaming centre opened this week in Halifax despite an outcry from residents who fear it will lead to a spike in gambling addiction, but [...]

Gambling Online

Speak to your local legislators to let them know the harms that this will bring. Read the full story on CBC web site: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/online-gambling-why-provinces-are-eager-to-jump-in-1.3001852 Walk into nearly any corner store in the country and the sight of a lottery terminal doesn’t cause so much as a ripple, but that wasn’t always so. Before Parliament changed [...]

Here are a couple of recent articles from the Kentville Advertiser. Note that they incorrectly describe our Chair, Bruce Dienes as a sociologist. Bruce’s Ph.D. is in Psychology. http://www.kingscountynews.ca/News/Local/2014-08-28/article-3849945/Kings-Community-Action-Group-questioning-province%26rsquo%3Bs-gambling-strategy/1 Brief Excerpt follows. Click on the link above for the full article. Members of a Valley activist group are concerned about the province’s decision last week [...]

For immediate release.  August 22, 2014 The Kings Community Action Group on Gambling (KCAGoG) would like to address our concerns with the province’s decision to abandon the My Play System for VLT gambling. This is a lost opportunity to reduce gambling harms to Nova Scotian citizens. The problems highlighted about the system were due to [...]

Annapolis Valley, NS – The Kings Community Action Group on Gambling (KCAGoG) will host A Celebration of Our Work on Friday, June 20. Starting at 2 pm at Just Us Roastery in Grand Pre, KCAGoG will also hold their annual general meeting following the celebration. “Gambling harms impact the entire community – about $4 million [...]

On June 20, 2014 from 2-3:30 pm at Just Us Coffee Roastery in Hortonville (Exit 10 of the 101), Kings Community Action Group on Gambling (KCAGoG) will be hosting a celebration of our work followed by an AGM. Refreshments will be provided by Just Us!. Click for directions: https://goo.gl/maps/atCNd When Kings Community Action Group on [...]

Kings Community Action Group on Gambling’s proposal, “Building Community Readiness to Reduce Gambling Harm”, has been accepted for funding under the Special One Year Community Grant Funding from Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia. This project has been developed to engage three towns and two villages in Kings County in a process that will increase their capacity [...]

As community cultures shift, businesses need to be able to change, to grow and adapt. Is your business strongest in one season, and losing money in the others? Do you need to add value to your product to compete with imports? Is one of your products or services declining in popularity and you need to [...]