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Primary Health Care Patient & Family Advisor for Shelburne County

Our health care system learns from your experience. Help them shape the future.

Nova Scotia Health has made a commitment to involve citizens in setting priorities and making decisions that matter to them and impact their lives, our community and our health system.
Shelburne Practice is looking for Patient and Family Advisors to join our Shelburne Collaborative Family Practice Team.

They are seeking several community-minded individuals from Shelburne County, to bring a patient and/or family/caregiver point of view and voice. No special knowledge or skills are needed. The ideal person is someone who can use their experience as a patient or family member/caregiver to help shape the care that is provided.

Please note: These are volunteer positions. If you are interested, you can be email .

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Redefining Retirement

Redefining Retirement is a 5-part workshop series that helps older adults (typically 55+) answer the question: what am I going to do when I retire? In contrast to the many retirement programs that focus solely on finances, this program is about enabling older adults to determine how they will engage with their communities, deploy their skills, and connect with like-minded people once they ‘retire’. The program helps participants live fully and purposefully in their later years, to the benefit of all.

You can find more informaton about the program on Facebook at To register please visit

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Great job Shelburne!!

Thank you A-1 Pizza!

On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, A-1 Pizza in Shelburne held a fundraiser to help Roseway Hospital raise money for new equipment. A total of $3,279.00 was raised.

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Property Tax Sale 2021

The 2021 Property Tax Sale List can be found below. The public auction will be taking place Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at the Shelburne Community Centre located at 63 King Street, Shelburne, NS.

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To view a larger verson of the Property Tax Sale  pdf click here (111 KB) .

2021 Property Assessments are online & in the mail!

Have you received your 2021 property assessment yet?
Assessments are in the mail and should be arriving shortly!
If you have questions regarding your notice or to talk to an assessor, please call 1-800-380-7775 Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or email ..

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Employment Opportunity - Finance Co-op Student

Municipality of the District of Shelburne is seeking applications from University Co-op Program students to fill the position of Finance Co-op Student. This position works 35 hours per week for a term of April 5 – September 3, 2021. This position is subject to funding.

A full job description is available here or at the Municipality of Shelburne Municipal Office during regular office hours. Resumes will be accepted until 12:00 noon on Friday, February 19, 2021.

We appreciate all expressions of interest for this position however; only those applicants receiving an interview will be contacted.

Michelle Williams, Director of Finance
Municipality of the District of Shelburne
PO Box 280, 136 Hammond Street
Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0

Press Release - United Voice to Regions Fishery Challenges

Eleven Southwest Nova Scotia Municipalities bring united voice to regions fishery challenges as fishers prepare for setting day in LFA 33 & 34
Concerns related to public safety, security, and economic uncertainty

CLARE, NOVA SCOTIA (Nov. 27, 2020) – The Mayors and Wardens of eleven municipal units in Southwest Nova Scotia are working together with a unified voice to raise public safety, security, and economic concerns of the municipal units and their residents related to the ongoing tensions surrounding the fishery in Saint Mary’s Bay.
The eleven municipal units—the Municipalities of the Districts of Argyle, Barrington, Clare, Digby, Shelburne, and Yarmouth, and the Towns of Clarks Harbour, Digby, Lockeport, Shelburne, and Yarmouth—have a shared interest in helping reach a peaceful resolution to the current situation in Southwest Nova Scotia.

“With the holders of an estimated 1,693 lobster licences setting their traps in LFAs 33 and 34 on November 30th to start their 2020-2021 commercial fishing season, community concerns around public safety and security are heightened,” said Eddie Nickerson, Warden, Municipality of Barrington. “We all want a peaceful start to the commercial fishing season and to resolve the tensions in Saint Mary’s Bay.”

It is expected that the federal government will continue to provide increased resources to address public safety and security concerns, including an increased presence by the Canadian Coast Guard, RCMP, and Department of Fisheries and Oceans Officers in the area and on the water for the opening of the commercial fishing season and the foreseeable future.
The municipal leaders also encourage the federal government to establish and enforce a fair regulatory regime for the commercial and moderate livelihood fisheries that ensures conservation of the lobster stock and preserves the existing inshore commercial fleet.

“The lobster fishery is vital to our region and our province, and there is a very real anxiety among our community members that this important economic driver is in jeopardy the longer there is uncertainty around the commercial and moderate livelihood fishery,” said Ronnie Leblanc, Warden, Municipality of Clare. “We all want a long-term sustainable fishery for all fishers and we are here to support and work with those involved to find a peaceful resolution.”

The Mayors and Wardens of the eleven municipal units have been meeting virtually with key stakeholders involved in working toward a positive resolution.
On Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, the municipal leaders met with the Hon. Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Member of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margaret’s to begin a constructive dialogue and discuss their concerns. On Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, they met with Allister Surette, the Federal Special Representative, to better understand his role and to express concerns surrounding the ongoing situation.

The Mayors and Wardens look forward to ongoing discussions with Min. Jordan, Mr. Surette, and other stakeholders.


Media Contact:

Warden Ronnie LeBlanc
Warden, District of the Municipality of Clare
Phone: (902) 769-8006

Shelburne Family Practice - Care Clinic

Shelburne Family Practice - Care Clinic - For patients from Shelburne County without a provider

We can see you for non-urgent care such as: prescription refills, follow-ups, ordering blood work, ordering tests & imaging, etc.

Appointments are booked starting each Tuesday for the upcoming week. Patients can call any weekday to book an appointment, 902-875-2321.

Patients using this service will be seen by either a family doctor or nurse practitioner and the LPN. This clinic is being set up to provide primary care for people without a family physician or nurse practitioner living in Shelburne County. The health care provider who sees the patient will NOT become the person’s regular family doctor or nurse practitioner.

This is NOT a walk-in clinic and people cannot walk-in for an appointment.

Anyone with an emergency should go to the Emergency Department or call 911.

Living Without a Family Doctor?

If you don’t have a family doctor or nurse practitioner, please register with Need a Family Practice