Driver’s li­cences get a new look

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Hey, Hal­i­fax (and all of At­lantic Canada). Your driver’s li­cences are get­ting a facelift.

All four At­lantic prov­inces are in­tro­duc­ing a new, highly se­cure driver’s li­cence and photo ID card to bet­ter pro­tect card­hold­ers from iden­tity theft, fraud and forgery.

In a me­dia re­lease is­sued Tues­day, Nova Sco­tia’s de­part­ment of trans­porta­tion and in­fra­struc­ture re­newal said that, start­ing next month, the cards will be printed at a cen­tral fa­cil­ity shared by all four prov­inces.

Nova Sco­tians don’t need a new li­cence or photo ID card un­til their cur­rent one is up for re­newal.

Any­one re­new­ing a li­cence will get a 30-day tem­po­rary doc­u­ment to use un­til their new card ar­rives. There is no fee in­crease.

The new cards will be im­ple­mented over the next five years as driver’s li­cences ex­pire. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit­vas­co­­sli­cence.

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