Nova Scotia

System crash disrupts Nova Scotia government services

The government offered no explanation for the crash, but said shortly before 4 p.m. the problem had been resolved and online services were being restored.

Access Nova Scotia, some Community Services payments, emails and web services affected

The Nova Scotia government computer system crashed Wednesday. (CBC)

A system crash downed Nova Scotia government computer programs for several hours Wednesday.

None of the province's online services were available and departments were unable to send or receive emails.

The government offered no explanation for the crash, but said shortly before 4 p.m. the problem had been resolved and online services were being restored.

A statement sent by a government spokesperson said an "internal system disruption" had affected several programs and advised the public not to visit Access Nova Scotia centres.

The outage also slowed the issuing of some Department of Community Services cheques but will not impact monthly payments to clients, the statement said.

Emergency services were not impacted, the province said.