Fall Metal Collection October 10th-21st, 2016

Fall Metal Collection 2016

Residents of the Municipality of Shelburne, Town of Shelburne, and Town of Lockeport, acceptable metal items can be placed curbside on your regular collection day between October 10th - October 21st, 2016.  Please see the attached poster for a list of acceptable materials.  

Water Information for Area Residents

Attention Area Residents:
If you need to fill larger water containers at the Fire Hall, there will be supervised use of a fire hose Mon-Fri from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 2-7 p.m. This will help to cut down wait times for those who are filling smaller containers at the other hose.
Also, a reminder that 4L jugs of drinking water will be available for pick-up at the Fire Hall on Sept. 21 from 7-9 p.m., the Dock Street Washrooms have a water tap for filling small containers, Islands Park (during regular hours) and the Fire Hall have showers available (Wed/Sun 7-9 p.m.).

King Street Resurfacing Project

The Town of Shelburne anticipates work to begin on the King Street resurfacing project during the week of September 18-24. Expect traffic delays and disruptions on King Street for the duration of the work estimated to take one to two weeks.

Public Notice: Town Water Survey

Town of Shelburne Water Survey

Attention Residents:We're conducting a survey and your input would be appreciated. Click the link below to start the survey. Thank you for your participation!

Click here to take the Water Survey now

Graham’s Park Splash Pad update

Please note that the Graham’s Park Splash Pad will be going to Back-to-School Hours effective Monday, September 12th.

The new hours of operation are: 

Monday to Friday: 3 pm - 7 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 12 noon - 7 pm

Town Infrastructure Tour

The Town of Shelburne is offering residents an opportunity for a free and informative tour of Town infrastructure and operations. From the water and wastewater treatment plants to roads, community buildings, parks and memorials the Town provides numerous services to residents; now is your chance to learn more about what we do and how we do it.Tours will be offered at 10 AM and 2 PM on Tuesday, September 13th. Tours will run approximately two hours, beginning and ending at the Shelburne Community Centre located at 63 King Street. Sou'West Nova Transit is providing a bus for the tour; the capacity of the bus is 14 seats which will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

If you would like to reserve a seat in advance, please contact Darren Shupe, Manager of Community & Economic Development at 902-875-2991 Ext.6.

Remembrance Day

It is time once again to honor the brave men and women who have put their lives on the line for us.

The Town of Shelburne is now taking orders for wreaths that will be placed on the Cenotaph at the Remembrance Day ceremonies on Friday, November 11th, 2016 at 11:00am at the Community Centre.

To purchase wreaths for Remembrance Day please complete the order form and return the form to the Town Office located at 168 Water Street. To make a payment for your wreath you can come into the Town Office with cash, debit or cheque payable to the Town of Shelburne. Cheques and order forms can also be mailed to PO Box 670, Shelburne, NS, B0T 1W0. We would like all orders to be in no later than Friday, August 26th, 2016.

For additional information please contact:
Robin Walker, Events Coordinator
902-875-2991 ext 7

Wreath Order Form
Purchase Letter


Canada 150 Celebrations

2017 will be a year to celebrate, with Canada marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation. We would like you to celebrate with us!  

We hope you will join us and other Canadians from coast to coast to coast during next year’s celebrations.  If you are interested in participating with other organizations throughout Shelburne County, please contact us at the email and telephone number listed below.  

Robin Walker, Events Coordinator
902-875-2991 Ext 7
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Canada 150 - Letter to Organizations


Water Available for Personal Use of Town Residents Affected by Drought
Town residents in need of emergency water supplies for personal non-commercial use are permitted free access to Town water from the outside tap at the Guild Hall Washrooms located at 20 Maiden Lane. Please limit quantities to conserve our reservoir.


Effective immediately the Town of Shelburne is implementing restrictions to reduce the risk of wildfires due to prolonged dry weather. All outside burning is hereby prohibited until further notice. Furthermore we urge residents and visitors to avoid hiking and other recreational activities within heavily wooded areas and to exercise caution while utilizing Town trails and parks.

Municipal Elections - October 15th, 2016

For information regarding the election please contact the Town’s Returning Officer, Daphne Miller.  

Office Hours effective September 1st are Mondays – Fridays, 8:30am – 4:30pm  

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Phone: 902-875-2991


Mayoral Candidates

P. G. Comeau

Karen Harris - Mattatall

Roy O'Donnell


Candidates for Council (4 to be elected)

Raymond Davis

Rick Davis

Harold Locke

Lauren Race

Michael Race

Sheldon Ringer

Washington Ruiz

Robert Sinden

Nolan Young


Members, conseil scolaire acadien provincial CSAP (3 to be elected)

Kenneth Gaudet

Paul Gaudet

Marcel Cottreau

Sophie Theriault


African Nova Scotian Member of the Tri-County Regional School Board

Reverend Michael (Alden) Fells (ACCLAIMED)


District 9 (Town of Lockeport/Town of Shelburne/Municipality of the District of Shelburne) Tri-County Regional School Board

Patricia Nickerson (ACCLAIMED)

Notice - Deed Transfer Tax Increase

INCREASE- The rate of Deed Transfer Tax in the Town of Shelburne is one and a half percent (1.5%) of the value of the property transferred effective August 1, 2016.  

INTEREST- Deed Transfer tax is due within ten (10) days of the transfer and, if not paid when due, the grantee shall pay interest at the rate of fifteen per cent (15%) per annum until paid, beginning ten (10) days after the transfer. A grantee shall pay an additional penalty of ten per cent (10%) on any deed transfer tax that remains unpaid after thirty (30) days from the date of transfer.  

LIEN- The Deed Transfer Tax with interest and penalty constitutes a lien upon the property conveyed by the deed.

Town of Shelburne - Stormwater Management Project

The Town of Shelburne has recently launched a pilot project, as recommended by our Municipal Climate Change Action Plan, to gather information on how to help manage storm water in the community.  
Town Of Shelburne Stormwater Management Project Flyer 2016 .

To participate in helping the Town better manage storm water and to be entered into a draw for a rain barrel made at the Shelburne Barrel Factory, please fill out the survey by following the link below: 

For more information on this project, please contact the Town of Shelburne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Solidarity with Orlando - Walk and Vigil

All members of the community are invited to gather at the Town Park (corner of King and Water streets) at 7:00 pm Thursday night to walk to Trinity United Church in solidarity with members of the LGBTQ2 community, where a vigil will be held in response to the massacre in Orlando earlier this week. Everyone who supports the right of people to love who they love and of people to be who they are created to be is invited to participate in the walk and vigil.

Trinity Vigil 2016

2016 Shelburne County Senior Bus Schedule

2016 Senior Services Bus Schedule

Shelburne County Senior Saftey & Services website link: 

Notice - Shelburne Farmers Market Opening Date

The opening weekend of the Shelburne Farmer's Market has been postponed from Saturday, May 28th, 2016 to June 11th, 2016.