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Gambling harms affect us all (Infographic)

We are pleased to announce that we have received a grant from Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia (GANS) to continue our development of a creative and fun interactive workshop that engages participants in simulating the impacts of VLTs on a community. This helps people see beyond the individual harms to the ripple effects that impact those [...]

GRINS Legion Award Poster

Due to the COVID-19 situation, all events at the Legion in Wolfville have been cancelled for the next while.   We will reschedule once things have stabilized.   Thank you for your interest and support!   Bruce Chair, Gambling Risk Informed Nova Scotia Society VLT’s Removed from Wolfville Legion Award for Creating Safer Communities to [...]

When it comes to gambling, Canadians have plenty of skin in the game. Last year, we spent about $13 billion on legal, government-run gambling. That’s more than we spend on movies, hockey tickets, and Tim Horton’s — combined. Everybody knows that provincial governments in Canada love those gambling revenues, but the dirty little secret is [...]

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: 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. 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 [...]

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April 2, 2013 With funding from Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia (GANS) the Community Health Boards of the Colchester East Hants and Cumberland Health Authorities are today releasing a social marketing campaign aimed at bringing greater awareness of the supports and resources available to people seeking help with problem gambling behaviors or substance use. The campaign, [...]