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Public Shower Access



Shelburne County residents experiencing drought conditions now have the option to access a shower facility at the OurHouse YouthWellness Centre, located at 54 King Street, Town of Shelburne.Anyone interested in using this service MUST make an appointment by phoning 902-875-3337.

The facility will be available Monday-Friday 10am - 1pm, by appointment only! Residents can begin making appointments for shower access beginning Tuesday, October 20th, at 9 am.All participating residents must bring their own toiletries and towels.

All public health guidelines, including wearing a non-medical mask, keeping a safe distance from employees and others, and not using the facilities if you’re experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have travelled outside the Atlantic bubble in the last 14 days, must be strictly adhered to.*please note this location is not accessible to persons with mobility issue who are unable to climb stairs.

Unfortunately, the shower facility is located on the second floor*

Job Opportunity


Registry of Motor Vehicles is Open Again !!!


Notice of Poll

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Southwest Nova Scotia water shortage

Residents experiencing drought conditions can get water at provincial parks in theResidents experiencing drought conditions can get water at provincial parks in thesouthwest region.Some parks require you to contact them before you arrive to use their facilities.You need to follow public health guidelines at all parks, including wearing a mask, keeping asafe distance from park employees and others, and not using the facilities if you’re experiencingany COVID-19 symptoms or have travelled outside the Atlantic bubble in the last 14 days.These parks will remain open to the public until further notice.

Shelburne CountyThe Islands Provincial Park, 183 Islands Park Road, ShelburneCall the park in advance at 902-875-2501.The comfort station is open between 1:30 and 3:30 pm daily for public access to showers,toilets and drinking water.Facilities will be closed to campers during the public access period and reopened forcampers after cleaning.Sand Hill Beach Provincial Park, 28 Sand Hills Beach Park Rd., Villagedale The day-use area is open for non-potable waterfill-ups only (not drinking water).

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Are you on the List?

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Elections 2020

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Municipal and CSAP School Board Elections will be held on October 17, 2020.

The Elections held in the Town of Shelburne for both Municipal and CSAP School Board Member will be by electronic voting ONLY. That means that voting will take place via electronic device (ie: Smartphone, tablet, ipad, laptop, etc.) or via telephone (ie: Smartphone, land line).

Electronic Voting will take place from Thursday, October 8, 2020 (start: 12:00 p.m.) until the close of the polls at 7:00 p.m. on ordinary polling day (Saturday, October 17, 2020). This equates to 10 days of voting opportunity anytime/anywhere between the hours of when the voting site is OPEN and the voting site is CLOSED.

** More information on how to vote electronically will be placed on this page at a later date. Stay tuned!


Ken Smith,
CAO/Returning Officer
Town Hall
168 Water Street, Shelburne
(t) 902.875-2991(5)
(c) 902.319-0737 (e)
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PLEASE NOTE that there are no longer elections for regular school board members (ie: South Shore Regional School Board). However, the French School Board (Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial - CSAP) still have Board member elections during regular municipal elections.

ONLY THOSE QUALIFIED TO VOTE FOR CSAP MAY DO SO. Qualifications are noted below.

Returning Officer for CSAP School Board – Tri-County
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VOTER'S LIST/LIST OF ELECTORS - How do I check to see if I am on the list?

Assistant Returning Officers have been appointed to assist the Returning Officer in revising the Preliminary List of Electors. The Revising Officer's information is as follows:

Robin Walker

Assistant Returing Officer
Town Hall

168 Water Street
Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0

(t) 902.319-0737
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Brian Nickerson

Assistant Returing Officer
Town Hall

168 Water Street
Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0

(t) 902.319-0737
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Shelburne Town Council has approved the use of the provincial list of electors for the 2020 municipal and CSAP Board elections. As in previous elections, there will be a revision period for which residents of Shelburne can contact the Returning Officer or the Revising Officer to inquire as to his/her/their information on the list. Due to privacy concerns and the Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act, the list of electors is no longer viewable by the general public. A notice is scheduled to be placed in the Chronicle Herald on July 25, August 1, eluding to "checking the list". Revisions to the Preliminary List are to be received by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. This deadline is to ensure that we have a List of Electors (Preliminary with changes) that is as accurate as possible as this is the list that is used to generate the PIN letters (personal identification number) for voting and mailed via Canada Post in mid September for use during the voting period of October 8, 2020 (8:00 a.m. start) to October 17, 2020 (7:00 p.m. end). Note: If after the list is revised and you contact the Returning Officer of a change, the change may not make the "official" mailing of the voter letter but the Returning Officer will ensure that your information is updated and a voter PIN letter is provided to you in time to vote.

Please contact the Returning Officer or Assistant Returning Officer if you have any concern about your information on the list. Please do not automatically assume you are on the list and that the information is correct.

Small Businesses Update


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:

Prince Edward Island:


Newfoundland and Labrador:

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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