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

Resignation of CAO Dylan Heide

Press Statement – Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 

Shelburne NS The Town of Shelburne is saying goodbye to Chief Administrative Officer Dylan Heide after more than six years. CAO Heide is leaving the Town of Shelburne to assume the role of CAO with the Town of Mahone Bay, beginning August 13th, 2018.

 “I’ve had a tremendous experience in Shelburne,” says Heide, “we’ve had more than our share of challenges over the years but this Town has a dedicated Council supported by the best staff team I've had the pleasure to work with, and I know they are prepared for whatever challenges may lie ahead.” 

“It is with the greatest regret that I received Dylan’s resignation,” says Mayor Mattatall, “over the past 6 years, it has been my great pleasure to have had the opportunity to work with Dylan.  During this time he has consistently demonstrated his dedication and commitment to our town, always encouraging council to think ahead and be innovative in our approach to providing good governance in the best interest of our residents.”

“Dylan has been instrumental and consistent in providing crucial and supportive direction to council that has undoubtedly materialized in Shelburne becoming the only community in Southwestern Nova Scotia that saw growth in our population during the last census. It has been our great fortune to have had access to his knowledge, resolve and respect for the town and its residents during his employment here.”

“Mahone Bay is so extremely fortunate to have this exceptionally intelligent individual as part of their team and it is most definitely our loss,” Mayor Mattatall added, in conclusion, “I sincerely wish Dylan and his wife Ashley all the best in their future and as well, wish to thank Dylan for offering to continue to serve on our Asset Management Committee,  a project that he initiated and will be a model for all of Nova Scotia as we move into the future.” 

The Town Council received the news at their regular meeting on Monday evening (June 18th) and say they plan to advertise the position by the end of the week. 

The Shelburne County Housing Coalition Report

Building Safe and Affordable Housing SHELBURNE

NSHA Collaborative Family Practice Team Meeting

Garden Shelburne!

For more information, email or phone the Town Clerk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (902)875-2991 ext. 8

Spring Town Wide Yard Sale June 2nd, 2018

May is Gaelic Nova Scotia Month

2018-19 Capital Budget Press Release

Shelburne, NS – The Shelburne Town Council approved an ambitious five-year capital budget with 2018-
19 including 34 new capital projects totaling $4.8 million on April 16th, 2018, supported by a projected
$2.87 million in external funding (60%). An additional $665,000 in capital spending for 2018-19 will be
financed from the Town's capital reserves, to which the Council has been steadily contributing in recent
operating budgets.

2018-19 follows on a busy 2017-18 which saw the Town undertake an additional 23 capital projects at a
projected cost of $4.34 million, supported by a projected $2.44 million in external funding (56.3%); an
additional $224,709 in financing for 2017-18 was drawn from the Town’s capital reserves. All but 3 of
these 2017-18 projects are now successfully completed, with the remainder to be completed by
September, 2018.

Key investments in the 2018-19 capital budget include:

 A commitment to completing the major $2.8 million Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrades
project this year, to prepare our sewer system to meet future requirements;

 A new Shelburne Family Centre. Building on Shelburne’s status as the only community in
Southwest Nova Scotia with a growing population of young families the Town proposes a new
community facility consolidating supportive services for families of all ages under one roof;

 Continued investment in parks, trails and greenspaces including support for proposed Graham’s
Park Skatepark project;

 A contribution of up to $50,000 to the Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club Sailing Academy in support
of legacy upgrades to the youth sailing program, in preparation for hosting the International
Albacore Championship, August 24th to 30th, 2019;

 Road paving projects throughout town including the seal coating of Falls Lane and Water Street,
following on prior widening projects, along with a commitment to improve downtown parking;

 Tourism initiatives including improved banners and visitors signage as well as a new public wifi
network in the downtown;

 New Christmas decorations for town streets as requested by residents;

 Major investment in Shelburne Marine Terminal to attract new business and support the local
economy for Town and area residents.

The complete 2018-19 Town Budget – operating and capital – will soon be available on the Town of
Shelburne website at

For Additional Information Contact:
Dylan Heide, CAO
875-2991 Ext. 5
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Budget Meeting Dates Update

The Capital Budget meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 12th has been cancelled. Final discussion of the 2018-19 Capital Budget will take place at the Regular Council Meeting of April 16th, 2018.

Budget Meeting Dates

Capital Budget Meetings for the Town of Shelburne are scheduled for the following dates:
Monday April 9th @ 6:30 pm
Tuesday April 10th @ 11:00 am
Thursday April 12th @ 6:30 pm

2018-19 Operating Budget Press Release

Shelburne, NS – The Shelburne Town Council approved an operating budget totaling $5.03 million on April
4th, 2018. The approved residential tax rate of $2.04 per $100 of assessment and approved commercial
tax rate of $3.86 per $100 of assessment remain unchanged. Sewer charges are increasing from $219 to
$240 per unit to finance upgrades to the treatment plant taking place this year. Solid waste charges are
also increasing – based on actual costs – to $251.68 per unit. To reduce the impact of these service charge
increases Council has also approved an increase in the low-income tax exemption program which will now
provide graduated tax relief ranging from $152.93 to $611.73 to qualifying tax payers with household
incomes under $34,464.

In setting the operating budget the Town Council has to confront numerous financial pressures and
balance competing priorities while remaining conscious of residents’ ability to pay. The 2018-19 operating
budget continues the implementation of the Shelburne Town Council Strategic Plan 2017-21 with key
investments including:

For Additional Information Contact:
Dylan Heide, CAO
875-2991 Ext. 5
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2018 19 Operating Budget

  • A continued focus on service delivery and asset management; 2018 will see the establishment
    of a new Asset Management Advisory Committee with Council, staff and public members.
  •  Significant investments in economic development and tourism, implementing Council’s
    Economic Development Strategic Action Plan, Tourism Strategic Action Plan 2017, and Events
    Strategic Plan 2018-2021.
  • Continued investment in trails, parks, playgrounds and other recreational properties.
  • Additional art projects supported by the Town’s public art fund (overseen by the Town’s
    Community Participation & Volunteerism Committee) and a continuing commitment to the
    Guild Hall Summer Arts series of free public performances throughout the summer season.
  • Continued support for public housing and day care services for Town residents.
  • A new façade program for the downtown, supported by the Town’s new Commercial
    Development Support Program which provides tax rebates to businesses renovating or
    developing eligible commercial properties.
  • Up to $45,000 as needed to support the Shelburne County Arena Association with the purchase
    of a new Zamboni; to be matched by the Municipality of the District of Shelburne.
  • A new resident attraction campaign, complementing existing marketing initiatives with efforts
    targeting potential new residents and entrepreneurs.
  • Continuing to build capital reserves necessary for long-term asset management; minimum
    annual capital reserve transfers remain at 50% of amortization.

Update Rural Nova Scotia Health Crisis Working Group

RNSHC Working Group Press Statement

Mar 20 Rural NS Health Crisis Working Group Report

RNSHC Working Group Apr 16 Agenda

Budget Meeting Dates Update

Operating Budget meetings scheduled for March 29th and April 3rd have been cancelled. Final discussion of the 2018-19 Operating Budget will take place at the Regular Council Meeting of April 4th, 2018. Capital Budget meetings to follow beginning the week of April 9th, 2018.