Water Shortages 2018


The Municipality of the District of Shelburne, the Town of Shelburne and the Town of Lockeport have heard from some residents who are dealing with near-dry or dry wells due to the lack of rain and unseasonably dry conditions that we have had over the past few months.  We have provided access to a non-potable water supply to assist those in need at the following locations:

Town of Shelburne

Shelburne Fire Department:

Water Tap - Please limit Quantities

1-1/2 inch hose to fill large capacity containers 7-9pm Mondays


Islands Provincial Park

Showers Open Daily


Guild hall / Dock Street

Water Tap - Please limit quantities


Town of Lockeport

Lockeport Fire Department

Water Tap - Please Limit Quantities

Lighthouse Stage 

Water Tap - Please Limit Quantities


Municipality of the District of Shelburne

Carleton Village / Gunning Cove

GC Fire Department - water tap - please limit quantities


Sable River Fire Department

Water Tap - Please limit quantities


North East Harbour Fire Department

Water Tap - Please limit quantities


Council and staff from the Towns and Municipal Units would ask that you periodically check on your family, friends and neighbours, especially seniors and those most vulnerable, to ensure that they have adequate clean drinking water.

Road Work Update : Friday Sept. 14th, 2018

Work will be taking place on Water Street between Bulkley St. and John St.


Road Resurfacing (Fall's Lane & Water Street) 2018


To download / view the PDF, click here  FALLS LANE WATER IMPROVEMENT DOC

Roseway Hospital Charitable Foundation looking for members

The Roseway Hospital Charitable Foundation is looking for a representative from the Town of Shelburne.

One of the main duties of the foundation is "to support the delivery of all avenues of Health Care Services to the residents of Shelburne County and beyond when necessary."

If you would like to put your name forward as a potential member, please contact the Town Clerk. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information about the Foundation, call Robert Legere 902-875-3011

Attention! New 4-Way Stop George / Water

There is a new 4 way stop on the George / Water intersection as per the traffic engineer's recommendation.

Video Contest

Show off Shelburne through video! The Town of Shelburne is reminding residents of the Video Shorts Contest mentioned in the Spring/Summer Newsletter. Send us a video that shows what makes Shelburne a great place to live. Grand Prize is $500! Deadline is Oct. 31st, 2018. Videos can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or dropped off at the Town Office via flashdrive. All videos submitted may be used by the Town for promotional purposes

Appointment of new CAO

Press Release New CAO

NEW 4 way stop

There is a new 4 way stop on the George / Hammond intersection as per the traffic engineer's recommendation.

Shelburne Garden Tour

Town Council BBQ Meet and Greet

Volunteer Workshops

Congratulations to our OUTSTANDING GARDEN nominees

Home Warming Program

Interested in FREE Home Upgrades to Save on Heating Bills? 


 HomeWarming helps Nova Scotians living on a low wage save money on heating bills and feel more comfortable at home. There’s no catch!HomeWarming offers no-charge energy assessments and home upgrades to income-qualified homeowners. If an efficiency audit discovers that upgrades will help reduce heating and power bills, they will be installed at no cost to the homeowner.A typical house loses 45% of its heat through the walls, floors and roof. Upgrades like improving insulation and draft-proofing can help keep a home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. And since heating and cooling make up around 60% of energy costs, reducing these bills can make other household expenses more manageable.

.HomeWarming is offered by Clean Foundation and Efficiency Nova Scotia, and proudly sponsored by Nova Scotia Power and the Province of Nova Scotia.Speak confidentially with a Service Advisor: call 1-877-434-2136 (toll free), or visit


Also check out to see other available savings programs in your area! 

Community Gardens Survey

Are you interested in Community Gardens or a Community Greenhouse?  Please take a few moments to add your input to the discussion and be informed of upcoming public meetings in this regard by taking the survey below.

Community Gardens Survey

Family Centre Survey

The Town of Shelburne has initiated a project to replace the aging King Street Centre with a new accessible community facility bringing together various services for Shelburne and area families under one roof.

The project is in the very early stages, so get involved and stay tuned to the Town of Shelburne's website and social media for updates and opportunities to share you ideas. We are currently seeking your input via an online survey (link below).

Family Centre Survey Link

Collaborative Family Practice Teams F.A.Q's

If you missed the session about Collaborative Family Practice Teams, here is a handout from the session of Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ Collaborative Family Practice Teams