The form is also available on the Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations website at http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr . SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS–Heating Assistance ProgramDeadline Approaching Nova Scotians are reminded that the deadline to apply for theKeep the Heat program is Thursday, March 31. The Keep the Heat program will provide a cheque for a one-timepayment of up to $200, a coupon for a free furnace cleaning andan opportunity to win a do-it-yourself energy savings kit. Thecoupon has a value of $80.50 (includes HST) and is intended for afurnace tune-up by a qualified furnace technician. To be eligible for the Keep the Heat program, applicants mustheat their home with oil or propane and be paying for itthemselves, have a family income of $22,200 or less, or ifsingle, an income of $13,400 or less. Seniors who receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement and personsreceiving income assistance from the Department of CommunityServices are eligible if they heat their home with oil orpropane. In all cases, applications must include a fuel bill,dated within the past six months, in the applicant’s name. Applications for the Keep the Heat program can be obtained bycalling 424-5200 in the Halifax area, or toll-free 1-800-670- To date more than 23,500 Nova Scotians have benefitted from thisprogram. The province has issued more than 23,500 cheques, 11,500 furnace tune-up vouchers and 4,000 energy conservationkits.