Nova Scotia

Mental health charity to receive $30K after NSLC error

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) announced Friday that it will donate thousands of dollars collected in error during a recent price adjustment to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

NSLC will donate thousands collected in error during recent price adjustment

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation announced Friday that it will donate thousands of dollars collected in error during a recent price adjustment to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

The $29,891.70 will be donated to the Nova Scotia division of the charity after it received to most number of votes in an online poll.

Nova Scotians had a week to vote for their favourite charity, with the winner receiving the amount collected in error during a recent price adjustment. More than 67,000 votes were cast in the week-long contest.

Nearly 300 charities received nominations.

"Congratulations to the Canadian Mental Health Association, and a big thank you to everyone who participated in our efforts to make things right," said Bret Mitchell, NSLC president and CEO. "The sheer number of votes says a lot about how passionate Nova Scotians are about giving back."

NSLC overcharged some customers, when cash registers rang in new prices before they were scheduled to take effect. Affected customers can still request a refund for the difference charged as long as they have a receipt for their March 30 purchase.

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