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Community Heroes Initiative

The Municipality of Shelburne wants to show appreciation and highlight the positive things people are doing and support local businesses during this challenging time. We understand the importance of social support and being a part of bringing the community together. To do this we are launching the Community Heroes initiative.

If there is an individual, family or group that you consider a ‘hero’ all you have to do is nominate them and their name will be entered into a draw for a gift certificate from a local business. Prizes for each category will be done on a weekly basis and winners will be announced. We hope this initiative will help lift our community spirit even higher.

How to submit a nomination -

Provide us with three pieces of information:
- Name of individual, family or group
- Category
- Reason for nomination

You can nominate in one of the following ways:

- In the comments section of the original Facebook post
- Private Facebook message, https://www.facebook.com/MunicipalityShelburne/
- Email:
- Phone: 902-875-7051

What is a hero?

There is no one definition of what makes someone a Hero, but most tend to be unsung individuals who are quietly doing amazing work for the improvement of their communities and neighbors. Everyone knows someone who is taking initiatives and action; helping the community and selflessly working to improve our world during these unprecedented and uncertain times. We recognize that these people are the true heroes of our communities and wish to acknowledge their actions through weekly draws for local prizes.

Community Heroes FB Post

The Fastest, High Speed Internet Arrives in the District of Shelburne and Town of Lockeport!

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne has partnered with Bell Canada and Develop Nova Scotia to bring the best high-speed internet available in Canada to approximately 95% of its residents and businesses, and it is anticipated this project will be completed within the next 11 months.

“Bell Canada has provided maps and expected timelines which can be found on the municipal website and social media. I encourage everyone to visit our website or to call our Municipal office for more information. We understand that this recent announcement will provide access to most residents and businesses, but not to everyone. We will continue to work with Bell Canada in submitting a proposal in May to Develop Nova Scotia to bring access to the rest of the Municipality. We know access to the internet is essential for the education of our youth, with the recruitment of professionals to the area, increasing economic development opportunities and will help us stay connected with family and friends”, stated Warden Penny Smith.

Mayor Harding of the Town of Lockeport is pleased to be partnering with the Municipality of the District of Shelburne, Develop Nova Scotia and Bell Canada in bringing this vital service to the residents and businesses within the Town.

The following links are maps detailing where internet will be provided, including estimated timelines:

Phase One

Birchtown

Churchover

Jordan Ferry

Ohio Road & Welshtown

Sandy Point

For information regarding civic addresses now able to access Bell Canada's internet please click the following links - available as of  February 24, 2020 & March 30, 2020

Phase Two

Bridgton Road, West Head, Part of East Green Harbour

Clyde River, Quinns Falls, Beaverdam and Clinton Road

East Green Harbour

East Jordan

East Sable Road, Jones' Harbour, McLeans Lake, Little Port L'Hebert

Gunning Cove

Jordan Bay

Little Harbour, Rockland Road, East Ragged Island

Lockeport

Middle Ohio, Back Lake, Lake Deception

Northeast Harbour, Ingomar, Round Bay

Osbourne, Pleasant Point, Canada Hill

Port Clyde, Port Saxon, Northwest Harbour

Roseway

Sable River, West Sable, Louis Head

Upper Clyde Road

West Green Harbour

 

To find out information on Bell Canada’s current internet and bundle rates please go to www.bellcanada.ca.

If you have questions about this project please email Trudy Payne at or call 902-875-3544.

CLOTHING DONATION SUSPENDED

We are asking residents to please hold onto their clothing donations at home until after COVID-19, as these items are not being collected from community bins as usual at this time. Your continued support is appreciated.

 Clothing donation suspended

By-election District 6 - POSTPONED

The by-election for District 6 that was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4th has been postponed until further notice.

Council Meeting - Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne will be holding a Council meeting, Tuesday, April 14th via conference call, at 6:30 pm. No members of the public are able to participate.

Draft minutes will be posted on the municipality’s website within 24 hours of the meeting, as per the direction of the Minister.

Shelburne County Municipal Offices Remain Closed Until April 20, 2020

April 2, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Shelburne County, NS, - All five municipal units have made the decision to close their municipal offices at least until April 20, 2020 in light of the extension of the state of emergency issued by the Province due to COVID-19.

Although the offices remain closed all municipal units are working to continue to provide those services it can during COVID-19. Residents are encouraged to call their municipal office if you have any questions or visit the municipal website and social media for current updates. The following remain in place as we continue to work under a Provincial State of Emergency:
 All non-essential services, such as by-law enforcement, is reduced, in favor of more critical municipal services.
 All recreation related activities are suspended until further notice.
 All municipal related travel is suspended until further notice.
 Interest charges are being waived until further notice.

The municipal units will continue to operate and provide the essential services to its residents. We urge residents to check with their local unit to understand which services will continue and in which manner they will be served.

We want to remind our residents that this is a time in which we need to come together and think about each other. Helping our neighbors and those most vulnerable, along with our personal safety is necessary. There is no doubt that these challenging times can cause anxiety and stress but there is no need to panic. The residents of Shelburne County are resilient, considerate and supportive which will all help make the best of this situation. Please stay home when you can, wash your hands often and practice physical distancing of 2 metres or 6 feet. Stay Safe!

Finally, being prepared and staying informed is vital and we encourage everyone to continually visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus for up to date information.

Media Contact:
Trudy Payne
Chief Administrative Officer

Regional Materials Recovery Facility - Reduced Hours & Accessiblity

Effective Immediately, in response to Covid-19, the C&D site in West Green Harbor will only be open Tuesday & Thursday from 9:30am-4:00pm.

We will not be accepting any form of payment at this time and in lieu we will send invoices for billing through the mail. 

Due to public health restrictions, Thursday, April 2nd, will be the last day the general public will have access to the Facility
After Thursday, April 2nd, the site will be closed for public access and we will only be accepting materials from CONTRACTOR account holders until further notice.

 

Accounts will still be active and will not be affected as they will be processed as usual.

Curbside solid waste will continue to be collected as normal.

 

Spring Metal Collection

For residents in the Municipality of Shelburne, the Town of Shelburne and the Town of Lockeport

**Please note that refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners CANNOT be collected at curbside unless the refrigerant gas is removed, and the item has a Freon Sticker**

Acceptable metal items can be placed on curbside on your regular collection day between April 14th to April 24th.

ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS:
Scrap Metal and White Goods Including:

• Cold water tanks
• Stoves
• Hot water heaters
• Baseboard heaters
• Oil barrels
• Pots & pans
• Kitchen sinks
• Bed frames
• Refrigerators*
• Dishwashers
• Freezers*
• Bath tubs
• Air conditioners*
• Washing machines
• Dryers
• Water Coolers
• Ovens
• Other small metal appliance

NOTE: Metal Clean up items must be curbside, and in a separate pile from regular collection items.
*NOTE: These items are ONLY acceptable for curbside pick-up if refrigerant gases are removed and they have a “Freon Sticker”

UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS:
 ANY WOODEN ITEMS OR SCRAP WOOD are NOT collected at curbside at any time; these items can be taken directly to the Regional Materials Recovery Facility at 4571 Highway 3, West Green Harbour.

 CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE is NOT collected at curbside at any time; these items can be taken directly to the Regional Materials Recovery Facility at 4571 Highway 3, West Green Harbour.

 TIRES (with rims removed) can be returned, up to four at a time, to any tire retailer in Nova Scotia at no cost as part of the Divert NS recycling program.

 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE, PROPANE CYLINDERS AND OLD PAINT can be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot, located at #243 Sandy Point Road, open the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month. If the Monday is a holiday, it will be open on Tuesday.

 HOME ELECTRONICS such as computer monitors, televisions, printers, VCR/DVD players, fax machines, microwaves etc. These items can be taken to Enviro-Depot located at 108 King Street, Shelburne in the Harlow Construction building.

For more information please contact Ryan Jamieson, Waste Diversion Coordinator, at 902-875-7026 or email

NOTICE: Please check our website at www.municipalityofshelburne.ca for current information on closures or changes to service for the C&D site, Household Hazardous Waste, and Curbside pickup due to the Covid-19 virus.