INTERNAL SERVICES: Information / datasets added to Open Data Portal

New information has been added to government's open data portal. The portal provides free, easy access to a variety of government data.

Datasets available as of July 5 include:

-- historical data listing of the 3,865 Nova Scotia women and men who signed petitions for the vote to be extended to women

-- details on boil water advisories

-- data on Serious Reportable Events from the Health Authorities and IWK Health Centre

-- geographic data including county boundaries, deer management zones, and Department of Natural Resources field office locations

-- locations of tourism operators listed on, including accommodations, restaurants, trails

-- public opinion research data

Datasets made available on June 29 included:

-- cruise ship passenger visits

-- ferment on premises licensees, which are facilities where people can make their own wine and beer 

-- same gender marriages data

-- numbers and rates of substance-related fatalities

-- solar electricity for community buildings program

-- environmental monitoring program data

-- public opinion research data

-- grants and funding data

-- crude prevalence rates for four chronic diseases - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, hypertension and ischemic heart disease

Quick facts:

-- the Government of Nova Scotia will continue to publish non-sensitive data in accessible formats, promoting the reuse of government data for innovative purposes

-- the open data portal has received more than 690,000 page views and 36,000 downloads since its launch in February 2016.

More information is available at