05/04/2012 07:51 EDT | Updated 07/04/2012 05:12 EDT

Discounts for government fees kick in for seniors in Newfoundland and Labrador

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Seniors in Newfoundland and Labrador are now getting a discount on some government fees.

Discounts for hunting, fishing and camping fees are effective immediately.

The discounts were announced in the most recent provincial budget.

Paul Davis, minister responsible for Service Newfoundland and Labrador, says more than $3 million in savings for seniors was announced in the budget.

Discounts on non-commercial motor vehicle registration fees are effective June 1.