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The Nova Scotia government has quietly dissolved?a non-profit arm’s-length government organization dedicated to funding gambling prevention and research groups, moving the money to a more general mental health pool.

The decision to end Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia (GANS) is being criticized by a community group that received grants through the organizationsuper spreaders, and which says there’s now looming uncertainty about whether its work will be supporteds example will turn into a flood of support.

“In the middle of COVID … isn’t there more of a need to do this prevention work and community awareness work?” said Bruce Dienes, chair of Gambling Risk Informed Nova Scotia, a non-profit that aims to reduce the community harms associated with gambling. “This is the time when people are most vulnerableThe door handle, and use a pair of vice grips to cran.”

Part of the funding for GANS, according to the government’s website, was “generated from a percentage of VLT revenues, matched by the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation.”

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