High Speed Internet Project
We are very pleased to advise that phase two of our internet project has been completed as of March 31, 2021, providing access to 3,250 premises in the Municipality. We believe we are the first rural municipality in Nova Scotia to provide access to the best internet (fibre to the home) to almost 100% of our residents and businesses who have access to power.
The Municipality is striving to achieve having fibre to the home internet available to all residents and businesses who have access to power, and have partnered with Bell Canada for a Phase 3 which will see the remaining properties in the Canada Hill area eligible for fibre to home internet through Bell Canada by the end of September 2021.
Residents interested in Bell Canada’s current internet and bundle rates please visit Bell Aliant website or contact the local service provide at 902-875-4699.
Federal Government Internet Subsidy Programs
For those that may require financial assistance in getting access to the internet there are a couple of subsidy programs in place. The program, “Connecting Canadians” enables the homeowner to receive internet services at $10 per month. The speed is 10 Mbps with unlimited bandwidth (www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/111.nsf/eng/home). Families who currently receive the maximum Canada Child Benefit (CCB) will receive a letter from the Government of Canada. This letter will contain an access code to access a secure online portal. The access code will be valid for the entire duration of the initiative if the individual remains eligible for the CCB. If you currently receive CCB and have not received anything in the mail, please visit the above website or call 1-800-328-6189.
The other program, “Connecting Families” is a program that provides access to discounted internet or a computer. Access to the discounted internet or a computer will depend on availability (https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/111.nsf/eng/home). This is a Government of Canada program and Bell participates. The Government of Canada determines eligibility and contacts those that are eligible annually. We understand there is a mail out happening to inform the public about this program. You can also call 1-800-328-6189 for more information.
New to Shelburne?
The Municipality is now seeing a significant increase in real estate sales, bringing many newcomers to the area. If you are new to our municipality, we extend a warm welcome! Please reach out to our Community Development Co-ordinator at so that we can provide you with useful information regarding our municipal operations and our community.