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Waste Collection - No Interruptions

There is currently no interruptions to waste collection.  All waste will be collected as per your usual schedule.

For more collection details please visit https://www.municipalityofshelburne.ca/waste-collection.html.

RESULTS OF COMMUNITY VOTE

Area Rate for Municipal Properties in the Town of Lockeport
Fire Department Service Area

On March 17, 2020, two staff members and two members of the public met to count the ballots received from eligible municipal property owners serviced by the Town of Lockeport Fire Department.

This vote was for the proposed purchase of a 2020 Fire Truck (Pumper) and resulting area rate charge of $0.036 (3.6 cents) /$100 of assessment, for a ten-year term.

There were a total of 954 ballots sent out.

There were a total of 207 completed ballots returned.

This represents 56% FOR and 44% AGAINST the proposed area rate.

Council will take this information in consideration and make a final decision on the proposed purchase at their next Council meeting.

The Municipality would like to thank members of the community and members of the Lockeport Volunteer Fire Department for sharing their comments, questions and opinions on this matter.

Tick Bite Prevention

If your social distancing includes hikes, walks and enjoying your outdoor space, please remember to protect yourself against tick bites.

Spring temperatures brings increase tick activity. Prevent. Check. Take Action.

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Municipal By -Election Set for April 4, 2020, Postponed

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne has made the decision to postpone the by-election for District 6, set for April 4, 2020, due to the escalating measures the Province is putting in place to minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19). “As of March 19, 2020, the Province has stated that among other restrictions, gatherings are limited to 50 people or fewer. Going ahead with the by-election would put staff, candidates and the community as a whole at great risk. This is also unfair to the candidates as they would be challenged to run an effective campaign. Going door to door is part of campaigning and in today’s environment, this is simply not safe to do”, stated Warden Penny Smith.

District 6 includes the communities of West Green Harbour, East Green Harbour, Western Head.

The Municipality will continue to monitor the postponement of the by-election and will re-evaluate once Public Health officials advises that it is safe to proceed.

To keep up to date on the coronavirus, you are encouraged to visit
https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus.

Media Contact:
Trudy Payne
Chief Administrative Officer

Employment Opportunity - Summer Term

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne is looking for a motivated and energetic student to fill a summer employment vacancy at the Regional Materials Recover Facility (RMRF), located at 4571 Highway 3, West Green Harbour, Shelburne County.

Duties & Requiremnts include:

  • weighing in/out vehicles, assisting customers with sorting and general site maintenance.
  • This is a public service position; therefore, displaying a professional and positive attitude at all times is required.
  • The successful applicant must be a student.
  • Environmental interest is considered an asset.
  • The pay rate is $13.00 per hour for 32.5 hours per week for 15 weeks.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER

to Erin Hartley, Director of Corporate Services , by email at
or drop off at
136 Hammond Street, Shelburne between 9:00 - 4:30 (Monday - Friday).

DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2020 @ 12 noon

Employment Opportunity - Summer Recreation Positions

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne’s Recreation & Parks Department is now accepting applications for summer employment for the following positions:

  pdf Recreation Program Coordinator (158 KB) (2)

  pdf Recreation Program Leader (156 KB) (3)

  pdf Swim Program Coordinator (194 KB) (1)

  pdf Swim Program Leader (193 KB) (1)

  pdf Program Administrator (162 KB) (1)

  pdf Inclusion Staff - General Support (159 KB) (1)

  pdf Inclusion Staff - Personal Support (157 KB) (1)

Cover letter and resume are required and will be received at the Recreation & Parks Office until 4:30pm on Friday, April 17th by hand delivery, email , mail (P.O. Box 280, Shelburne NS B0T 1W0), or fax (902-875-1278)

For further information phone 875-3544 ext 225 or email at

Stay Informed on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The situation with COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and it is important for Nova Scotians to keep up to date, using credible sources of information.

Public health officials are working closely with colleagues across the country, and partners here in Nova Scotia, to prepare and respond to the increased likelihood of more COVID-19 infections in Canada.

Please visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/ to stay up-to-date on confirmed cases, precautions, travel advice and more.

Below is the CONVID - 19 Be Prepared sheet issued by the Government of Canada. We encourage everyone to read this and take the necessary measures to be prepared in case anyone needs to self- isolate or is directed to do so. Please share this information with family, friends and the community!

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Government of Canada moves forward on life extension for Canadian Coast Guard Ship Edward Cornwallis

“Prosperous communities recognize and build on their strengths. Our strengths lie in the fishing and marine industry,” stated Warden Smith.

Along with today’s announcement, other recent investments have been made:

The Municipality recently contributed $50,000, along with Provincial and other financial partners, to the Marine Innovation Centre, which will be located at the NSCC. The NSCC is looking to expand its offering to include greater opportunities to bring innovation to the sector and to support the concept of innovation and excellence in the fishery.

The Warden met with the Honorable Keith Colwell, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture last week, along with the NSCC, to discuss funding of simulation equipment for the Centre, which would bring the first simulator in the country having fishing operations included with the navigation.

The Municipality also financially invested in upgrades to the Shelburne Marine Terminal along with the Town of Shelburne, Develop NS and ACOA.

“These are great examples of what can be accomplished for the community when all three levels of government, along with businesses, work together. The Municipality of Shelburne values the investment this announcement is making in our communities. We would like to thank the Honorable Bernadette Jordan for recognizing our skilled workforce, and the positive impact this investment will make. We are optimistic that additional announcements will be made in the future,” said Warden Penny Smith.