Legistlation

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 [...]

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 [...]

KCAGoG (GRINS) in the news

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 [...]

Press Release re “My Play” removal

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 [...]