News & Press Releases

Water Shortage?

We are experiencing a summer season of hot and dry weather. If you are experiencing a low or dry well it is important to report this issue. Reporting water shortages is critical for tracking, identifying and providing community solutions.

Report ALL water shortages that last longer than a few days to the local SCEEMO Coordinator:

Call: 902-319-0349

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Request for Proposal, Sewage Treatment Plant Biosolids Remediation

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne is seeking proposals from qualified contractors for Biosolids handling and removal from the existing lagoon and alternate methods to process biosolids, as well as lagoon expansion.

Request for Proposals

Proposals will be received no later than 12:00 pm on Monday, Sept 4,2020.

Request for Proposal - Community Art Project

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne is currently seeking proposals, from local artists, for the creation and installation of community art. The intent of community art to promote and encourage engagement between the viewer and the community in which it resides. It is our goal that showcasing a specific art piece within a specific community will create a new or renewed perspective from residents and visitors, while promoting our local art community.

Request for Proposal

Nova Scotia Power to begin smart meter upgrades in your community July 27

Starting July 27, Nova Scotia Power’s authorized contractor, Tribus Services, will be in your community upgrading residential and business customers to smart meters.

The information below explains the upgrading process:

  • Nova Scotia Power will conduct smart meter upgrades in your community. Information about the upgrades will be sent in advance to all customers.
  • Installing smart meters is a key step in modernizing Nova Scotia’s electricity grid. When smart meter technology is turned on in 2021, the technology will provide customers with more convenience, reliability and control. Benefits include:
    • Access to daily information and notification on energy usage will help customers make informed decisions and better manage electricity costs
    • Connecting or disconnecting electricity will be easier and faster without the need for an on-site appointment
    • Smart meters will notify Nova Scotia Power when the power goes out, helping us respond more quickly in the event of an outage.
  • In most cases, meters are located outside of the home, so customers don’t need to be present when the work is done (the upgrade will occur sometime between 8 am and dusk, Monday to Friday).
  • The upgrading process takes about 15 minutes to complete and customers should only experience a momentary loss of power.
  • Learn more about the process by watching this video which explains what customers can expect when they are upgraded to a smart meter.
  • Need more information?
    • Visit or email us at .
    • NSP Customer Care team can be reached at 1-800-428-6230.

Safety protocols, which follow the guidelines established by the Nova Scotia Chief Medical Officer of Health, will be followed. This includes:

  • Wearing personal protective equipment including cloth masks and gloves
  • Wiping surfaces before and after their work with disinfectant
  • Maintaining physical distancing and keeping any interaction with customers as brief as possible.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact the Nova Scotia Power Customer Care Centre, Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. at . (email), 1-800-428-6230(phone), 902-428-6108 (Fax) or 1-800-565-6051 (TTY/Hearing impaired)

Casual Position - Labourer

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne is looking for a motivated, energetic and experienced Casual Labourer to provide assistance on a call in basis.


  • Related education, training and/or experience.
  • Relevant skills include general maintenance, working with the public, flexibility and a positive attitude.
  • Support services for Bylaw
  • Enforcement, Public Works and Waste Departments.


Erin Hartley, Director of Corporate Services by email at Erin.Hartley or drop off at our drop box located on the side entrance of 136 Hammond Street, Shelburne.

DEADLINE: July 31, 2020 @ 12 noon

Request for Proposal - Brush Pile Removal, Regional Materials Recovery Facility

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne is seeking proposals from qualified contractors for the removal of the brush at the Regional Materials Recovery Facility at 4571 West Green Harbour.

Please review to this Request for Proposal document for details.

Porta-Potties to be provided at recreation sites

Porta-Potties will be provided at the following locations: Welkum Park (as of June 27th), Roseway Beach and Louis Head Beach (as of July 2nd)). They will have handwashing stations and will be cleaned weekly by the provider.
The porta-potties will be use-at-your-own risk, so to ensure the safety of all users, please follow the guidelines below:
• Wash or sanitize hands before and after using
• Bring your own hand sanitizer or handwashing supplies
• If you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 do not visit the park or beach where the porta-pottie is located
• While at a park or beach, practice social distancing, and good personal hygiene

For more information on staying healthy during COVID-19 visit 

Notice to the Public - Transport Canada

Notice of intention to dispose of a vessel under section 35 of the Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act.

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