- API data.novascotia.ca | Last Updated 2016-05-05T17:05:42.000Z
Radon (Rn) is a naturally occurring, colourless and odourless gas that is radioactive and known to cause lung cancer. In fact, Rn is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking and the leading cause of the disease among nonsmokers (World Health Organization, 2009). Radon is generated naturally from the radioactive decay of uranium. Both elements are found in varying amounts in all the soils and rocks throughout the province (Goodwin et al., 2009, 2010a). A GIS-based (Geographic Information System) approach was used to produce this dataset and open File map 2013-028. Using a GIS model to produce a dataset of this sort requires coverage of the study area in digital information layers of bedrock geology, surficial/soil geology and airborne gammaray spectrometry for eU (equivalent uranium). Coverage of the study area by indoor Rn measurement surveys is also necessary in order to test the validity of the GIS model and to determine exceedence probability percentages. Nova Scotia, more so than any other Canadian province or territory, benefits by having total provincial coverage in all these digital data layers and is, thus, a prime candidate for createing this derived digital product. The derivation and running of the GIS model are explained in more detail in O'Reilly et al. (2010). Basically, the GIS model brings together the three digital information layers and integrates the characteristics of each that pertain to its potential for the generation of Rn and for allowing the gas to migrate and accumulate within homes. The airborne gamma-ray spectrometric layer provides an estimate of the U concentration (U is the original source of the Rn) of the surface soils and rocks. The bedrock geology layer shows the distribution of each rock unit throughout the province and provides an estimate of each unit's potential to produce Rn. The surficial geology layer provides an estimate of the permeability of the surface material, a factor deemed very important in allowing Rn to travel through the soil to reach a building's foundation. These three data layers are factored against each other in the running of the GIS model and collectively produce a new layer depicting Rn potential score (Rn Score). In our model the three data layers were given an equal weighting. Within each data layer, the potential for each unit constituting that layer to produce Rn was subjectively scored from 1 to 100. As such, following the running of the GIS model, a maximum cumulative Rn score of 300 is possible for any particular area. The GIS model produced a range of cumulative Rn scores from a minimum of 25 to a maximum of 275. It should be noted that areas of water cover produce a Rn score of zero, but since there are no homes or dwellings in water, these areas were ignored. The Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness recommends that all homeowners in the province test their homes for Rn. Many Rn studies carried out globally have shown conclusively that, although the percentage of homes exceeding established Rn guidelines can vary from area to area, there are no areas completely devoid of homes with high Rn. No matter where you live, the only way you will know for sure whether or not your home has high Rn is to complete a proper Rn test (Health Canada, 2008). Since there are regions where there are a higher percentage of Rn guideline exceedences, a dataset such as this showing the distribution of these regions is useful in determining priority areas for testing and for assisting with building code guidelines.
- API data.novascotia.ca | Last Updated 2018-03-09T19:37:41.000Z
Per capita and per service unit costs for providing curbside collection, St Marys data skewed by contract structure (includes cost to transport to landfill/recycling)
- API data.novascotia.ca | Last Updated 2016-07-07T15:42:34.000Z
This is data of petitions made to government by individuals or groups of people seeking grants of Crown Land in early Nova Scotia, 1765-1800. The database contains 11,464 names of intending settlers, as identified in 1,890 surviving petitions; data fields also include year of each petition, location of land by county, brief description of land applied for, and notations concerning related documentation (e.g. warrants to survey, surveyor’s reports, licences to occupy, etc.).
- API data.novascotia.ca | Last Updated 2018-02-08T17:08:21.000Z
This dataset provides a listing of the training sessions provided by the Consultation division of Aboriginal Affairs from 2012 to 2016.
- API data.novascotia.ca | Last Updated 2018-03-09T19:41:54.000Z
Per service unit (residential dwelling & small businesses provided curbside collection) tonnages for waste, recycling, organics collection
- API data.novascotia.ca | Last Updated 2019-04-02T19:21:22.000Z
The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration (NSOI) issues nomination certificates to prospective immigrants who meet a labour market need and who will make a contribution to Nova Scotia’s economy. Nominees then apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for a permanent resident visa. NSOI uses the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011 to designate which occupational group nominees fall under. The NOC is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. Detailed information on the NOC can be found at http://www5.hrsdc.gc.ca/NOC/English/NOC/2011/Welcome.aspx. This dataset provides the number of certificates issued annually by NOC Skill Level, NOC Code (4 digits), and Occupational Group: * Skill Level corresponds to the type and/or amount of training or education typically required to work in an occupation; * The 4-digit NOC code is comprised of 500 occupational groups identified as unit groups; * Occupational Groups describe each of the 500 unit groups in plain language terms such as Financial auditors and accountants; Mining engineers; and Audiologists and speech-language pathologists. The maximum number of certificates that NSOI may issue annually through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program is determined by the federal government.
- API data.novascotia.ca | Last Updated 2019-11-05T13:19:13.000Z
Provides history of funding received by companies under the Energy Training Program for Students.
- API data.novascotia.ca | Last Updated 2019-04-30T15:21:54.000Z
Winter LOS 2016-17 is a GIS file that depicts the department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal's winter maintenance levels of service on all TIR owned roadways. The definitions associated with Winter Levels of Service can be found at http://novascotia.ca/tran/winter/WinterMaintenanceStandards.pdf. This dataset has been replaced with new version: https://data.novascotia.ca/Roads-Driving-and-Transport/Winter-Levels-of-Service-LOS-/x8f5-ejwf/data
- API data.novascotia.ca | Last Updated 2019-08-06T13:45:27.000Z
The 2019-2020 Training Schedule is a listing of all in-class training provided to our clients. It lists the location, name of training, level, duration, and dates.
- API data.novascotia.ca | Last Updated 2018-03-09T17:59:29.000Z
Tonnages landfilled (residential, ICI (industrial commercial, institutional) C&D construction demolition), in totals and per capita (383kg/person for NS for 2014/1%)