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Splash Pad Repaired

The Splash Pad at Graham's Park is now operation and open for use.

Notice of Public Hearing

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Guild Hall Summer Use

Due to COVID-19, Council has waived the rental fees for activities at the Guild Hall this summer to encourage people to use the space and allow for social distancing. Those wishing to use the Guild Hall must still book with the Town Office. Guild Hall equipment will not be available due to cleaning protocols with Covid-19. It is also up to users to ensure that they are following the appropriate Covid-19 protocols for their activities.

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Updated Town Office Hours for July / August

Due to staffing shortages, the Town Hall will be open from 12-1 for bill payments in July & August starting Monday, July 13th, 2020. The office will be closed on Wednesdays during this time. Residents may still contact staff via email and telephone throughout the day.

Small Businesses Update

DEADLINE FOR SMALL BUSINESS REOPENING AND SUPPORT GRANT EXTENDED

FAQ Atlantic Travel Bubble

Atlantic Travel BubbleAtlantic Travel BubbleWhen does the Atlantic bubble start?

It starts at 12:01 a.m. on July 3.

Is this only for tourist travel or can anyone cross Atlantic borders for any reason?

The bubble allows any resident of an Atlantic Canadian province to travel within the region for any reason. Atlantic Canada includes NS, NB, PEI, and Newfoundland and Labrador.Are visitors from outside Atlantic Canada (ie, other parts of Canada, other countries) allowed to visit Nova Scotia?Visitors from outside Atlantic Canada can come into Nova Scotia but must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival, unless they have already done so in another Atlantic province.

How will they prove they already did their self isolation in another Atlantic province?

Will you track people who enter Nova Scotia? How?This involves all four Atlantic provinces. We are working together to quickly have a tracking process in place. Travelers should expect delays as we ask questions and advise about requirements at our points of entry. We expect everyone to follow the rules.

What kind of identification or proof of residency will be required for Atlantic Canadians who want to come into Nova Scotia?

Is there a self-declaration form?To enter Nova Scotia without self-isolating, every adult needs to show either a drivers’ license, government identification card, health card, or a utility bill or bank statement with a valid Atlantic Canadian permanent home address to provincial officials at airports, ferries or the land border when they arrive in the province. No self-declaration form is required.

If you arrive in Nova Scotia on July 2 or earlier, do you have to complete the full 14 days of self isolation?

If you are in the middle of a 14-day self-isolation period right now because you were recently in another Atlantic province your isolation period will end on July 3.

If you are self isolating because you were outside Atlantic Canada, you must complete your full 14 days.

Will all points of entry continue to be staffed by enforcement personnel? Are they screening people?

Yes. We will continue to have a presence at all entrances to the province – airports, ferries, and the land border with New Brunswick. Officials will check identification to confirm residency in Atlantic Canada. People from outside Atlantic Canada will be informed that they must self isolate for 14 days upon arrival in Nova Scotia. Travelers should expect delays.

Are you deploying additional resources at the border? Will you get help from police forces? Are you expecting traffic jams?

We are working withing our existing resources to have officials at the busiest entry points. We don’t know about volumes of visitors for certain but travelers should expect delays.

Will truck drivers and other workers get priority or will they have to wait like any other visitor?

Yes, we have a chit system in place so that they will continue to pass through without stopping forquestions.

Are all the Atlantic provinces now following the same rules? Or does each province keep using its ownset of rules?

Each province continues to have its own public health measures in place. Anyone planning to travel inanother province should make sure they understand the requirements there before they go.

Where do we find the rules in each province? How do we know what’s open, what’s closed?

Each province has a dedicated coronavirus website with information about their rules:N

ova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/

Prince Edward Island: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-andwellness/atlantic-provinces-travel-bubble

Brunswick: http://www.gnb.ca/coronavirus

Newfoundland and Labrador: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/

What if one province has a spike in cases? Will they withdraw from bubble?

The Atlantic CMOHs are having weekly calls and we are all watching the epidemiology very closely.

Each province may have to make its own decisions based on the situation.

Will there be more testing?

We continue to advise anyone who has one or more of the symptoms of COVID-19 to get tested. If youhave symptoms, you should not travel.

COVID Update June 26, 2020

FAQ Repopening gathering limit changes updated June 26

Town of Shelburne Adopts 2020-21 Operating Budget

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Town of Shelburne Adopts 2020-21 Capital Budget

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COVID Update: Gathering Limit Changes

F.A.Q. Gathering Limit Changes June 18

Employment Opportunity: CAO

COVID Update June 3rd, 2020

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COVID -19 Update June 1 2020

GATHERING LIMIT INCREASE, MORE STEPS TO REOPEN ECONOMY

Premier McNeil and Dr. Strang, chief medical officer of health, announced today, May 29, a new gathering limit of 10 and more steps to reopen the economy. The gathering limit applies to things like social gatherings, arts and culture activities like theatre performances and dance recitals, faith gatherings, and sports and physical activity. It also applies to businesses whose main function is gatherings, such as theatres, concerts, festivals and sporting activities, and to businesses that are too small to ensure physical distancing. Outdoor weddings and funeral services can have a gathering of 15 people. 

Other steps announced today include:

Private campgrounds can open for all types of campers starting June 5. They can only operate at 50 per cent capacity and ensure public health protocols are followed.Provincial campgrounds will open to Nova Scotians on June 15. Reservation line will open on June 8. They will operate at reduced capacity to ensure 20 feet between campsites.

Pools can begin maintenance to prepare for opening.

Sleepover camps will not be permitted this year.

COVID 19 Recreation Program and Facility Guidelines upd

NS Sport Guidelines upd

Re-opening of Town Hall Protocols

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Office Closure Update

Town Offices will remain closed until June 1st, 2020 (and update will be given at that time). Staff are working at the office and are available through phone or email. Calls will be returned within 24-48 hrs. Taxes may be paid through online banking, plastiq, or cheque. Water bills may be paid through cheque. Payment deadlines have been extended as noted on your bill.

FAQs for changes to the Public Health Protection Act Order

FAQ May 8 2020