Shelburne Celebrates Local

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November 22nd

Free Skate
Shelburne County Arena
Municipality of Shelburne host a Free Family Skate. There will be free hot dogs and hot chocolate and door prizes.

Silent Auction
Mckay Memorial Library
DURING OPEN HOURS - Thru December 6th


November 23rd

Bake Sale
Mckay Memorial Library
10AM – 5PM

Christmas Tree Fun
Mckay Memorial Library

Watch the NFB film Noel Noel, a short animated Christmas fantasy narrated by Leslie Nielsen, and make a Christmas tree craft. Popcorn and hot chocolate will be provided. All ages are welcome.

Christmas Craft Show
Shelburne Community Centre
10 AM – 3PM

Vendors from all over the South Shore of Nova Scotia gather at the Shelburne Community Centre to display their merchandise. Stop by, bring a friend and shop til you drop, all tax free! Canteen will be open. Free admission.

Shelburne’s Christmas Parade

Gather the family and find your spot along Shelburne’s parade route! Shelburne’s Water and John Streets come alive with Christmas floats beautifully decorated by our local businesses and organizations. This years parade theme is “Vintage Christmas”.


November 24th

Breakfast with Santa
Shelburne Community Centre
9AM – 11AM

The only thing better than a fresh made breakfast on Sunday morning is eating that breakfast with Santa. Santa will be on site at the Shelburne Community Hall to visit with all the children while everyone enjoys a delicious breakfast cooked and served up by the Shelburne Fire Department!

 December 4th

Cursive and Creative Writing
Mckay Memorial Library
6:30 PM


December 6th

Visit from Santa
Black Loyalist Heritage Museum

Bring the kids out for a visit with Santa inside the museum. There will be musical entertainment and children’s activities while you wait for your chance to meet the Big Guy.


December 7th

Community Breakfast
Sandy Point Lighthouse Community Hall
8 AM

Caroling for Cans
Shelburne Girl Guides – Sobeys Shelburne
1PM – 3PM

The Shelburne Girl Guides will be Caroling for Cans at the Shelburne Sobeys store, please drop off a non-perishable item to support your local Foodbank.


December 8th

You & Me Paint Day
Riverhills Golf & Country Club

Everyone loves a snowman! Join talented instructor Anne Lovitt as she guilds the group to create a wonderful snowman canvas painting. All supplies are provided. Contact Riverhills, 902-637-2415 to register (pre-registration required).


December 10th

Christmas Concert #1
Hillcrest Academy


December 11th

NFB Film Club: Wapos Bay Long Goodbyes
Mckay Memorial Library
6:15 PM


December 12th

Christmas Concert #2
Hillcrest Academy


December 13th

Santa at the Guild Hall
6:30 PM

At 6:30pm sharp, Santa arrives at the Guild Hall with the help of Shelburne’s Volunteer Fire Department. You can enjoy carolers, hot chocolate and cookies while you wait for Santa to arrive.


December 14th

Community Breakfast
Birchtown Community Hall
8 AM

Movie Night – FREE – The Grinch
Black Loyalist Heritage Museum
6:30 PM

It’s movie night at the museum and everyone is welcome, and it’s FREE. Dress in your comfy clothes and bring your blankets, you’ll want to get cozy while you watch “The Grinch”. Popcorn will be provided, please bring a drink.


December 15th

Welshtown Wagon Rides
Loyalist Plaza
11 AM – 3 PM

Welshtown Wagon Rides will be onsite at the Loyalist Plaza parking lot offering horse drawn wagon rides through Shelburne’s Historic Downtown. Rides are $5 per person, everyone is welcome.

Santa Visit
CGC Fire Hall, Gunning Cove
1:30 PM

Santa is coming to Gunning Cove! Have those Christmas lists ready and don't forget food bank donations. There will be cookie decorating for the kids and refreshments to enjoy too.


December 21st

Community Breakfast
Sandy Point Lighthouse Community Hall
8 AM

Lego Club
Mckay Memorial Library
10:30 PM 


December 22nd

Holiday Church Service
Black Loyalist Heritage Museum – Church
6 PM

Celebrate the holidays at the Black Loyalist Heritage Museum as they open the Church for a candle holiday service. Everyone is welcome, bonfire and marshmallow roast to follow.


December 23rd

Drop In Holiday Open House
Municipality of Shelburne - Administration Building
2PM - 4PM

Everyone is welcome to drop in the Municipal Administration Building for snacks and refreshments as we celebrate the holiday season and our accomplishments of 2019.

Monday, November 25, 2019, at 5:00 pm for the Council Meeting 

Please join Council on Monday, November 25, 2019, at 5:00 pm for the Council Meeting. To view the Agenda click here

Municipality of Shelburne partners with Bell Aliant to expand all-fibre broadband network

Direct fibre connections coming to an additional 750 homes and businesses


SHELBURNE, NS, May 29, 2019 – The Municipality of Shelburne today announced an agreement with Bell Aliant to expand Bell’s broadband fibre network to an additional 750 households and businesses in the areas of Birchtown, Churchover, Jordan Ferry, Sandy Point, Ohio Road and Welshtown. The project is jointly funded by the Municipality and Bell Aliant.

“The Municipality of Shelburne has long recognized that access to broadband communication services is necessary if we are going to create an environment where residents and businesses can thrive,” said Warden Penny Smith. “The provision of high-speed Internet service continues to be one of the top priorities of the Municipal Council.”

The Municipality and Bell Aliant have a long history of working together to provide Internet service in Shelburne. In the fall of 2016, with financial support from the Municipality and the Province of Nova Scotia, Bell Aliant brought its all-fibre network to Shelburne Marine Industrial Park as well as 343 homes in the areas of Highway 203, Ohio Road, Sandy Point and Jordan Falls.

“Bell Aliant is proud to build on our successful partnership with the Municipality of Shelburne to provide even more residents and businesses in the community with access to the most advanced network technology available,” said Glen LeBlanc, Vice Chair Atlantic, Bell Canada. “Direct connections to the Bell fibre network provide data speeds of up to the 1.5 Gigabits per second, the fastest consumer Internet service in the country.”

The design work to eventually expand fibre network access to 95% of municipal residents, including those in Lockeport, is complete. The Municipality will continue to look at opportunities to fund that expansion and is working with Bell Aliant on an application to the Develop Nova Scotia broadband fund.

“This first stage of expansion is being funded by Bell Aliant and the Municipality. Once additional provincial funding is secured, we will continue to work towards our goal of being among the first rural municipalities in Nova Scotia to have direct fibre network connections to at least 95% of our residents,” said Warden Smith.

The network expansion will begin in the next 30 days and the Municipality will post maps of the expansion areas on its website.

For more information about Bell Aliant Fibe Internet and TV services, please visit

About the Municipality of Shelburne
Conveniently located an hour from the Yarmouth Ferry and just two hours from Halifax, on Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore, the Municipality of the District of Shelburne is a unique, rural community with a lot to experience. The Municipality boasts a rich maritime history and the third best natural harbour in the world. We invite you to come and give yourself a rest from life’s hustle and bustle, where you can enjoy everything we have to offer at your own pace. We value a quality of life that is second to none and we want to share this with you.

About Bell Aliant
Part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), the country’s largest communications company, Halifax-based Bell Aliant provides advanced consumer and business communication services throughout Atlantic Canada. To learn more, please visit or

The Bell Let’s Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns like Bell Let’s Talk Day and significant Bell funding of community care and access, research and workplace leadership initiatives throughout the country. To learn more, please visit

Media inquiries:

Tom MacEwan, LLB
CAO, Municipality of Shelburne
902-875-3544 ext. 223

Katie Hatfield
Bell Aliant


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Low Income Property Tax Exemption

Municipality of Shelburne is granting a tax exemption according to the following income levels and amounts:

$25,000 or less —- $100
$22,500 or less —- $200
$20,000 or less —- $400

The exemption is granted only in respect to property occupied by the ratepayer as his or her primary residence and whose total income from all sources for 2018 (including income of all other persons residing in the household) is $25,000 or less.

Send in or drop off an application with a copy of your 2018 Notice of Assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency to the Finance Department.  

For more information, please contact the Finance Department at 902-875-3544 ext. 228.

Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2020.  

Applications are now available in the Finance Department or by following the link below.

pdf Low Income Property Tax Exemption Policy  (84 KB) and pdf Application Form 2019-2020. (191 KB)

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You can also pay in Branch or via Telephone banking!

If you have any questions about setting up your RBC Payments, please call Megan Egan, Finance Clerk 902-875-3544 ext 228

2019 PVSC Assessment Notice

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Own property in Nova Scotia? PVSC released 2019 property assessment notices. Look for yours in the mail or visit to view detailed information about your assessment on your My Property Report. Contact PVSC if you have questions or want more information.