Shelburne County Arena Re-opening

Please be advised that the Shelburne County Arena will be re-opening on Friday, December 2, 2022.


Please be advised that Shelburne Municipal Council will be holding a Public Hearing on Council’s intention to consider deregistration of 4759 Sandy Point Road as a Municipal Heritage Property. The Hearing has been scheduled for:

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at 7:00 pm in the 3rd floor Council Chambers of the Municipal Administration Building located at 136 Hammond Street, Shelburne. This will be an in-person hearing.

The deregistration of the Municipal Heritage Property located at 4759 Sandy Point Road is being considered based on the grounds that it is damaged beyond reasonable repair.

Any interested persons who wish to speak on this matter are invited to attend. Written submissions will be presented at the Hearing, and must be delivered to the Municipal Office by 4:30 pm on Monday, January 9, 2023, clearly marked as “Public Hearing” to the attention of the Deputy CAO.

A copy of the related documentation can be found  here or by contacting the Deputy CAO, Erin Hartley, at 902-875-3544 ext. 226 or .

Nova Scotia Housing Needs Assessment Public Survey Now Live!

The Provincial government is asking Nova Scotians to provide feedback on housing needs.

The survey will remain open until December 4 and is available at:

PRESS RELEASE Election of Warden and Deputy Warden

At its November 9, 2022 Council meeting, the Municipality of the District of Shelburne held an election for Warden and Deputy Warden as the term of office for these positions has expired after its two (2) year time requirement.

Penny Smith, Councillor for District 2, was nominated and elected as Warden for the Municipality of Shelburne. No other nominations were made. Warden Smith has held the position of Warden for the past six (6) years, since 2016 when she became a member of Council.

“I would like to thank Council for their support, trust and faith in me as their Warden. There are a lot of great projects underway including the new administration building, community well, food security project as well as growing partnerships locally and across the Province. I am excited to continue to work with this progressive Council to further these along with many other initiatives and opportunities over the next two-year term as Warden.”
-Warden Smith

Dale Richardson, Councillor for District 7, was nominated and elected as Deputy Warden for the Municipality of Shelburne. No other nominations were made. Deputy Warden Richardson has held the position of Deputy Warden for the past two (2) years, since 2020 when he became a member of Council. The Deputy Warden shall act in the absence or unavailability of the Warden in various capacities.

The Warden, Deputy Warden and Councillors are all thanked for their dedication and commitment to the Municipality of Shelburne. Their leadership is vital to the progress and support of our area.

Public Notice - Re: Public Participation Process for Planning Documents

Please be advised that on October 26, 2022, Municipal Council approved first reading of an amendment to the Municipal Planning Strategy.

The Municipal Planning Strategy has been updated to include the following provincially mandated policy before the end of 2022:

It shall be the policy of Council that Council shall consult with adjacent municipalities when:

  1. adopting a new Municipal Planning Strategy to replace this one; and
  2. when considering amendments to this Municipal Planning Strategy that would affect lands abutting an adjacent municipality or municipalities.

For clarification, the entire Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw are provincially mandated to be reviewed before the end of 2024. This current amendment is solely to ensure compliance with this year’s requirements for consultation with adjacent municipalities.

A public meeting to discuss this amendment will be held on Tuesday, November 8th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm and then from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the Municipal Council Chambers located on the third floor at 136 Hammond Street, Shelburne.

A copy of the draft Municipal Planning Strategy may be found  here .

If you have any questions please contact Deputy CAO, Erin Hartley, at 902-875-3544 ext. 226 or .

Boundary Review Update

At the Council meeting held last night (agenda available here), Council passed the following motion:

Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of the District of Shelburne move forward with applying to maintain seven (7) Councillors with a Warden System, with new district boundary alterations having been developed to achieve parity as described in C + D Community Design’s Final Report.

Council Approved Boundaries for NSUARB Application

Next Steps

C + D Community Design will complete the relevant forms for the requested changes (Form C Councillors and Boundaries Polling District & Form D Number of Councillors). The completed forms and accompanying final report will be submitted to the CAO and relevant staff for final approval. Once the report has been approved, it shall be their responsibility to submit to the NSUARB.

Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board Public Hearing

Once the application is received by the NSUARB, the Clerk will contact the Municipality to schedule a Public Hearing. Notice of the Public Hearing will be advertised two times in the local paper prior to the meeting. Members of the public will be invited to comment on the application by letter or speaking in person. The Municipality is responsible for the costs of the advertisements.


Low Income Applications are being sent in the mail

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If you haven't already applied and make less than $35,000 per year, please consider applying for the low income exemption application. You can send your application into  or by mail to PO Box 280, Shelburne NS B0T1W0.

Seniors Care Grant

Nova Scotians ages 65 and older can now apply for a Seniors Care Grant of up to $500 to help them pay for household and healthcare services they need so they can live comfortably in their homes.

Eligible seniors can also apply for a one-time Home Heating Grant of $250 to help with the costs of heating their homes.

Applications close on March 31, 2023.

For more information on the grants, including who is eligible and a list of eligible services, and to apply, go to

If you have questions or want to request a print application, call 1-800-670-4357. Print applications are also available at Access Nova Scotia Centres and MLA offices.