News & Press Releases

Casual Position - Labourer

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne is looking for a motivated, energetic and experienced Casual Labourer to provide assistance on a call in basis.


  • Related education, training and/or experience.
  • Relevant skills include general maintenance, working with the public, flexibility and a positive attitude.
  • Support services for Bylaw
  • Enforcement, Public Works and Waste Departments.


Erin Hartley, Director of Corporate Services by email at Erin.Hartley or drop off at our drop box located on the side entrance of 136 Hammond Street, Shelburne.

DEADLINE: July 31, 2020 @ 12 noon

Request for Proposal - Brush Pile Removal, Regional Materials Recovery Facility

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne is seeking proposals from qualified contractors for the removal of the brush at the Regional Materials Recovery Facility at 4571 West Green Harbour.

Please review to this Request for Proposal document for details.

Porta-Potties to be provided at recreation sites

Porta-Potties will be provided at the following locations: Welkum Park (as of June 27th), Roseway Beach and Louis Head Beach (as of July 2nd)). They will have handwashing stations and will be cleaned weekly by the provider.
The porta-potties will be use-at-your-own risk, so to ensure the safety of all users, please follow the guidelines below:
• Wash or sanitize hands before and after using
• Bring your own hand sanitizer or handwashing supplies
• If you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 do not visit the park or beach where the porta-pottie is located
• While at a park or beach, practice social distancing, and good personal hygiene

For more information on staying healthy during COVID-19 visit 

Notice to the Public - Transport Canada

Notice of intention to dispose of a vessel under section 35 of the Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act.

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Playgrounds now OPEN!

Playgrounds now OPEN!

This includes all play equipment at WELKUM PARK and JORDAN YOUTH PARK (the park is also is now open).
All play equipment will be use-at-your-own risk, so to ensure the safety of all users, please see the guidelines below, which are to be followed when using any of the play equipment:
• Wash or sanitize hands before and after using
• Bring your own hand sanitizer or handwashing supplies
• If you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 do not visit the park where the play equipment is located
• While at a park, practice social distancing, avoid gathering in large groups and practice good hygiene

Welkum Park is now OPEN!

To ensure the safety of all park visitors, please see the measures and guidelines below, which are to be followed while visiting the park and for any water related activities:

• All play equipment (playground, swings) remains closed
• There will not be any portable toilets (porta-potties) on site for the time being
• Practice social distancing (6 feet apart)
• Avoid gathering in large groups (max 10 people as per current restrictions)
• Practice good hygiene – wash or sanitize hands often, avoid touching face, cover mouth if cough or sneeze
• Bring your own hand sanitizer or handwashing supplies
• If you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 do not visit the park


The Municipality of Shelburne has approved a COVID-19 Property Tax Financing Program to aid residents and businesses that have been financially impacted by COVID-19. This program will enable eligible taxpayers to pay their 2020-21 property taxes over a 12-month period, making 12 equal, monthly payments beginning in August of 2020, at an interest rate of 1.35%. “Council understands that some our residents and businesses maybe facing challenges during these times. By approving the COVID-19 Property Tax Financing Program, we hope will provide some relief, enabling them to pay this year’s taxes through monthly payments at a low interest rate, stated Warden Penny Smith.”

The program is for residential and commercial properties. The owners must have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19. For residential owners, eligibility criteria include: if you are in receipt of a provincial or federal assistance program as a result of COVID-19; was laid off from employment after March 15, 2020; or your income has been impacted by at least 30% since March 15, 2020. For businesses, if your property assessment is under $5 million or you operate on your property a tourism business (i.e. hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts); an automotive or leisure/recreational vehicle dealership; a private or non-profit recreation facility (i.e. golf course, indoor playground, campground, racing venue); in the hospitality industry (i.e. bars, cafes, coffee shops); in the service industry (i.e. hairdressers, nail salons, gyms, tattoo parlours); or a health care provider (i.e. dentists, naturopaths, chiropractors, physiotherapists, physicians and other doctors).

In order to qualify for this program, the 2019-20 taxes must be paid in full. Documentation will be required as part of the application process.

To find out more about the program and to determine eligibility, please visit COVID-19 Tax Financing Program or call the Finance/Tax Department at 902-875-3544 ext. 228 and ask for Amber.

Please note the deadline to apply is Friday, July 3, 2020.


Have a fun summer and gain some valuable volunteer experience by participating in the Municipality of Shelburne Youth Leadership Program! As a Youth Leader you will join our Summer Fun Crew and help plan on-line and in-person activities and events.  You will receive an orientation and training with our two Summer Recreation Coordinators, Matthew Holden and Kaileigh Skinner.  The YLT Program is for youth going into Grades 8-10.

Complete the attached application and return by June 19 via:

Mail: to the Municipality of Shelburne, 136 Hammond Street, Shelburne NS or;

Drop-Off Slot:  Located on the gray side door of the Municipality of Shelburne admin building. MARK: Attention to Recreation & Parks on envelope

Email: to Sandy Mair-Dodman at

The MDS will be adhering to the NS Department of Health and Wellness COVID-19 Restrictions. the safety of all staff, volunteers and the publc are our top priority.

Call the Summer Office at 902-265-3025 or Sandy Mair-Dodman, Acting Recreation Coordinator at 902-875-7828 with questions.