Shelburne is a full service community where a diverse population can live, learn, work and play while enjoying a peaceful and well-balanced quality of life. We welcome friends and guests to enjoy Shelburne's natural and historic beauty.

We would like your imput. Please try our televised Council Meetings Survey.

Thursday, 10 April 2014 08:40

Provincial Volunteer Week April 6th - 13th  

Thursday, 10 April 2014 08:25

Cruise Ships Are Coming!!

Cruise Ships Visits Workshop
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 6:30pm, Shelburne Community Centre, Fireman's Meeting Room

The Town of Shelburne is a member of the Atlantic Canada Cruise Association and has been working to promote Shelburne and area as a destination for the cruise industry.

Planned Visits:  July 3rd - Pearl Mist  8:00 - 13:00

                          Sept. 17th - Balmoral Early AM - Late PM

Contact Town of Shelburne, 902-875-2991 EXT. 6 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Follow the link below to view the poster:
Cruise Ship Workshop April 15, 2014 (48.41 kB)

Thursday, 20 March 2014 09:12


Very important Founders' Days meeting coming up Tuesday April 8th at 6:30 pm, Firemen's Meeting Room at the Community Center, 6:30 pm.

We need lots of public support to make this a successful event! 
Founders Days Workshop - April 8, 2014 (174.58 kB)


Friday, 07 March 2014 14:00

Notice of Public Hearing

A Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday April 2, 2014 at 6:30pm, with regard to a proposed MPS/LUB amendment to re-zone the property at 62 Harriet St, Shelburne from R-M to I-1.

Any written or oral representations for or against the proposed amendment must be made before the Town Council at the meeting. Contact the Town Office in advance to be put on the speakers list - or if you cannot attend the Hearing – to make a written submission to be presented to Council by the Development Officer.

DATE:    Wednesday April 2, 2014 at 6:30pm

PLACE:  Council Chambers, Town of Shelburne, 168 Water Street, Shelburne, NS

A copy of the proposed amendment is available at the Town Office, 168 Water Street, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. For more information, please contact Jerry Locke, Development Officer at 875-2991 ext. 6.

Friday, 07 March 2014 13:23

Seeking New Members!

Are you looking for an opportunity to get more involved in your community? Do you have ideas for improving our town that you would like to share?

The Town of Shelburne is seeking interested community volunteers to join members of the Town Council on our Council Committees. These Committees are an essential part of our democratic process and provide an opportunity for citizens to work together with members of Council to shape the future of our shared community. As a Committee member you will consider and vote on new ideas, participate in discussions on issues affecting our community, and make recommendations to Council which will help to set Town policies.

The following Committees of Council require your participation to be successful:

Anti-Discrimination & Racism
This Committee is charged with recommending policies, programs and practices for the Town of Shelburne designed to eliminate racism, discrimination and exclusion, and with monitoring the effects of these recommendations.

As one example of this initiative to ensure recognition of the diversity within the Town, we are actively seeking applications from racially visible persons, persons with disabilities, members of other traditionally under-represented groups and citizens with an interest in advancing anti-discrimination programs generally.

Community Participation & Volunteerism
This Committee is charged with recommending policies, programs and practices for the Town of Shelburne designed to encourage community participation and foster volunteer initiatives for the betterment of our community, and with monitoring the effects of these recommendations.

Community and Economic Development
This committee is charged with recommending policies, programs and practices for the Town of Shelburne designed to improve the physical, economic and social environment of Shelburne and adjacent areas while promoting job creation.  The committee is also expected to monitor the impact of implemented recommendations.

We are also accepting applications for the following external committee:
• Western Regional Housing Authority Board

For more information on these Committees contact Brenda Stimpson by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at 875-2991 ext. 4.

Click the link below to download the Committee Interest Form.
Committee Interest Form (22.09 kB)


Friday, 07 March 2014 10:01


The Department of Seniors is pleased to announce that nominations for our Intergenerational Awards program 2014 are now open.

The Intergenerational Awards are designed to increase awareness of the value of relationships between older and younger generations. Intergenerational activities enhance the lives of youth and seniors in many ways: companionship, role-modeling, learning computers or heritage skills, and exploring a person’s place within society and community, to name a few.  By supporting intergenerational activities we can foster better understanding and caring between people that have been influenced by vastly different life experiences.
We believe it is also important to recognize great work and community contributions. The Intergenerational Awards includes formal recognition as well as a cash donation to a charity of the winner’s choice. The Awards may be won by individual seniors, young people or by community groups who through their work bring people across generations together for the betterment of their communities.

The deadline for nominations is April 7th, 2014.  Nomination forms are available to download from the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors website at . Please share this information and consider nominating someone.      

Click the link below for more information!
Intergeneratonal Awards 2014 (621.82 kB)                                                                                                  

Thursday, 27 February 2014 14:39


Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC) annually assesses every property in Nova Scotia as mandated under the Nova Scotia Assessment Act. Property assessment notices are mailed in January of each year. It is important to review your notice and property details. For more information:
Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC) website
To view the YouTube video "How we value properties in Nova Scotia

Thursday, 27 February 2014 09:35

Residential Direct Install of Efficient Program (RDIEP)

Clean Nova Scotia is currently partnered with Efficiency NS for a service called the Residential Direct Install of Efficient Program (RDIEP).  This program will send a qualified member of our field staff into residential areas to retrofit homes with energy efficient products.  This includes:
•         Compact Florescent Light bulbs (CFL)
•         Electric hot water tank wrap
•         LED night lights
•         Low-flow showerheads
•         Faucet aerators
All of these products are free of charge, the installation of the products is free of charge and they can combine to save a homeowner up to $180/ year on the home energy bill. 
This service is also available to those who rent; however, we must have permission of the landlord.  This is a simply process that requires either a hand written note, email, or a signature on our Tenant/Landlord Agreement.

In order to book an appointment, a homeowner simply has to call and it can be arranged over the phone. Toll free number is 1-888-281-0004. 

Please visit their website to find out more about this program!


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