Adoption Record Changes in Nova Scotia

Adoption records will open in Spring 2022. However, it’s your choice to share your information. This spring, Nova Scotia is changing how adoption records are accessed. The Adoption
Records Act will allow adopted persons (19 or older), birth parents, birth siblings andother relatives to access adoption information if they want to.

If you’re an adopted person (19 or older) or a birth parent, you can protect your privacy by filing a disclosure veto or contact notice. Changes take effect in Spring 2022.

  • File a disclosure veto
    A disclosure veto prevents the Disclosure Program from releasing your identifying information.
  • File a contact notice
    A contact notice lets the Disclosure Program release your identifying information but lets the other person know how you want to be contacted or if you don’t want to be contacted.

This change will apply to all adoption records. Even if you didn’t give your consent to disclose information in the past or you filed a Do Not Consent form, you still need to file a disclosure
veto if you want to continue to keep your identifying information private.

Learn more about your adoption privacy choices at - 1.833.424.2755

Your information, your choice.

Tax Sale by Tender March 1, 2022

The Municipality is now accepting bids for the Tax Sale by Tender. Bids will be accepted until Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 12 pm  AST.

All bids will be opened live on Facebook that day and taken to Council that night. Bidders will be contacted the next day with Council's decision. 

 If you would like to view the listing of properties, and to download the bidding form, please click the following link: Current Tax Sale List.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Alicia Murray, Tax Clerk at  or by calling (902) 875-3544 ext 222.

Request for Proposal - Accessible Pathway Design and Specifications Welkum Park

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne is seeking proposals from qualified contractors for a detailed accessible pathway design with specifications for tender and construction. The pathway will be located at Welkum Park, located at 8946 Upper Clyde Road, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

Request for Proposal and submission details can be found here. Proposals will be accepted until Friday, February 11, 2022, at 04:00 PM Atlantic Time.

Accommodations Needed

A movie production company is looking to be filming in the Shelburne area for four to five weeks between March 1, and May 20, 2022. At peak, up to 150 crew will need accommodations. 

If you are interested in renting a room or your house, plesae find the Accommodation Application Form at If you have any questions please contact Town of Shelburne, 902-875-2991.

Your 2022 Property Assessment is in the mail!

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Remember to review your 2022 Property Assessment Notice and contact PVSC if you have questions. Assessors are available Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at 1-800-380-7775 or

District 4 Municipal Bi-Election 2021 Results

Press Release - December 18, 2021

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne held a Municipal Bi-Election for District 4 on December 18, 2021, after the passing of long-time Councillor Terry McIntrye. Three candidates ran in this election, with the following results.

ANTHONY GOSBEE - 135, 56% of total votes
KEN GREGORY - 96, 40% of total votes
PETER JONES - 10, 4% of total votes

This election was held electronically by the Municipality of the District of Shelburne, offering voting by telephone and internet. The Municipality saw a voter participation rate of 41.2 percent in District 4. All candidates and voters are thanked for their involvement in this year’s election.

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne would like to welcome Councillor Gosbee as the newest member of its 52nd Council. He will be officially sworn in at the next Council meeting on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

Seniors Care Grant

Beginning Wednesday, December 1, 2021, Service Nova Scotia & Internal Services will deliver a new grant program on behalf of the Department of Seniors and Long-term Care.

The Seniors Care Grant will be an annual reimbursement program of up to $500 to help cover the costs of household services. It can be used to reimburse costs for such things as snow removal, home repairs, lawn care, grocery delivery, and more. It is available to homeowners and renters.

The applicant must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the program:

• They must still reside in their home
• The property or lease agreement must be in their name or include their name
• They are 65 years of age or over
• They have an annual household net income of $37,500 or less

Applicants can submit online at or by paper. Paper applications will be available at MLA offices as well as Access Nova Scotia Offices starting on December 1st.

Applicants have until May 31, 2022, to apply for the grant. For more information please visit or call 1.800.670.4357.

Provincial Home Energy Assistance Programs

Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services and the Salvation Army are working together to provide rebates to low income Nova Scotians struggling with their heating or electrical costs due to financial loss resulting from Covid-19. Low income Nova Scotians who are eligible for these programs could receive up to $1,000 to help them with their heating/power costs in 2021-22. Below are the rebate program offerings for 2021-22:

Home Energy Assistance Top-Up (HEAT): $400 rebate for emergency home heating or power bills.

Nova Scotia Covid Relief Fund (NSCR): $400 rebate to help households impacted by the Covid 19 with their home heating or power bills.

Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP): $200 rebate for home heating costs.