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Notice to Residents-Tax & Water Bill Information

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Shelburne County East Emergency Management: Water

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SHELBURNE COUNTY EAST EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

WATER CONSERVATION IN PREPARATION FOR DROUGHT
In light of the potential for another drought season, we would like the public to start preparing now by conserving water and thinking of ways to be more self-sufficient in water collection.
Shelburne County East Emergency Management will continue to explore options for additional supports for sustainable access to water in our communities. As in previous years, public water collection opportunities will be made available as the need arises, based on the SCEEMO Drought Plan.
We recognize that there are vulnerable individuals/households in our communities that do not have the means to address the issue on their own. We are committed to continuing to help them within reason and this assistance will be determined on a case-by-case basis. All inquiries related to special assistance should be sent directly to Mike Shand, EMO Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Housing Nova Scotia also offers a variety of programs for emergency repairs as well as repairs related to health and safety. More information on these programs can be found at: https://housing.novascotia.ca/.../financial-assistance... .
Drought conditions are expected to continue annually and may begin earlier and/last longer each year. There are some proactive activities you can do around your home to conserve water and prepare for a water shortage. Everyone is encouraged to collect rainwater by capturing downspout run off or large container collection. For a list of conservation ideas that you can do at your home, please visit https://novascotia.ca/nse/water/docs/WaterConservation.pdf .
 

Efficiency Nova Scotia

Did you know?? You can book a hassle free pick up of your old fridge or freezer with Efficiency NS

Follow the link below for more information!
 
https://www.efficiencyns.ca/residential/programs-services/fridge-freezer-recycling
 

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Founders Days 2021 Postponed

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Shelburne County Engagement, Place Names

Shelburne County Engagement, Place Names
This and other information is available at www.nsplacenames.ca under “Community Engagement”.

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Town Water Hook-Up Information

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Office Re-Opening Date

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AstraZeneca Update

Nova Scotia will resume the use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for second doses only, effective today, June 1.
The decision comes after the National Advisory Committee on Immunization updated its guidance on the interchangeability of COVID-19 vaccines approved for use by Health Canada.
Nova Scotians will have more options when it comes to receiving their second dose:
-- anyone who has received a first dose of Pfizer or Moderna can now choose a second dose of either Pfizer or Moderna
-- anyone who has received a first dose of AstraZeneca can now receive a second dose of AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna
As part of the province's plan to reduce the second-dose interval, anyone who received a first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine will receive a notice by email to reschedule their second dose appointment. Notices will be issued starting this week and will continue to be sent out over the coming weeks.
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La Nouvelle-Écosse reprend l'utilisation du vaccin contre la COVID-19 d'AstraZeneca pour les secondes doses seulement, et ce, à compter d'aujourd'hui, le 1er juin.
La décision intervient après que le Comité consultatif national de l'immunisation a mis à jour ses directives sur l'interchangeabilité des vaccins contre la COVID-19 homologués par Santé Canada.
Les Néo-Écossais et Néo-Écossaises auront donc plus de choix quant à leur seconde dose.
-- Toute personne qui a reçu une première dose du vaccin de Pfizer ou de Moderna peut désormais obtenir une seconde dose soit du vaccin de Pfizer, soit du vaccin de Moderna.
-- Toute personne qui a reçu une première dose du vaccin d'AstraZeneca peut désormais obtenir une seconde dose du vaccin d'AstraZeneca, de Pfizer ou de Moderna.
Dans le cadre du plan du gouvernement provincial visant à réduire la période entre les deux doses, toute personne qui a reçu une première dose du vaccin d'AstraZeneca recevra un avis par courriel pour changer la date de son rendez-vous pour recevoir sa seconde dose.

Des avis seront envoyés à compter de cette semaine et continueront d'être émis au cours des prochaines semaines.

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Land Use By-Law Notice of Passage

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Vaccination Bookings

Starting today, May 14, people aged 35 and older can book appointments for the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at clinics across the province. Appointments must be made online at https://www.novascotia.ca/vaccination or by phone at 1-833-797-7772.
Appointments cannot be booked directly through a community clinic, pharmacy or physician. Walk-ins will be turned away.

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Town of Shelburne Bursary 2021

 

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Public Hearing-May 13th will now be held Virtually

Please Note:

Due to Public Health Guidelines this will be conducted virtually. Please contact the CAO at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-875-2991 ext 5 before 12:00pm (noon) on May 13th if you wish to speak at this Public Hearing.

 

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2021/22 Low Income Property Tax Exemption Application

The form can be found at:

https://www.town.shelburne.ns.ca/departments/forms.html

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Roseway Hospital Charitable Foundation

The Roseway Hospital Charitable Foundation is currently fundraising to replace the 20+ year old analog X-Ray unit with a modern digital X-Ray machine which costs approximately $650,000. The existing unit has become outdated and it is increasingly difficult to repair.

The Foundation relies on support from the community to help make the Roseway Hospital and ultimately our area, a better place.
Donating online is as easy as the click of a button. Visit https://www.canadahelps.org/.../roseway-hospital.../ to make a donation online.
Donations can also be made by cheque payable to the Roseway Hospital Charitable Foundation and can be mailed to Roseway Hospital Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 610 Shelburne, NS, B0T 1W0.

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MARS-Marine Animal Response Society

Did you know ??Marine Animal Response Society (MARS)-We are a charitable organization dedicated to marine animal conservation in the Maritime Provinces through research, engagement and responding to incidents involving marine animals such as whales, dolphins and seals. We operate the only toll-free incident reporting hotline for the Maritimes, offering communities access to expert advice on dead or distressed marine animals. This includes live animals that are observed entangled, found alive on beaches, or find themselves in odd locations like up rivers. As well, it includes animals that are found dead, floating at sea or on beaches, for which it is highly desired to determine why it died via a necropsy (an animal autopsy). Our goal is to build relationships so we can work together to protect marine animals and our ocean ecosystem.Our work to assist and better understand these animals cannot succeed without the help of local communities and the dedicated folks who report animal incidents to our hotline. From there, due to limited physical resources such as vehicles or boats, we often need to rely on local partners and the community to assist us to ensure a successful response.We ask you to report any incidents involving stranded, entangled, injured or dead marine animals to our incident hotline: 1-866-567-6277For further information:http://marineanimals.ca/

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Support for NS Businesses

The Nova Scotia Government announced additional support for Nova Scotia businesses hit hard by the pandemic and facing province-wide restrictions as a result of a third wave.Three programs – one new program and two previously announced –aim to help small business owners such as restaurants, spas, hotels, gyms and hair salons. Businesses will be supported through rebates, with an immediate infusion of cash to hire staff, pay down debt or order supplies.Fees for businesses will also be deferred to help owners and operators during this period.Starting today, May 4, applications are open for the Tourism Accommodations Real Property Tax Rebate Program Part 2, announced in March. This program provides qualified operators with a 50 per cent rebate on the first six months of commercial property tax paid in 2021-22.Operators who received payments under the first Tourism Accommodations Real Property Tax Rebate Program will be automatically eligible as long as they are still the owners of the property.Applications will open the week of May 10 for the Small Business Real Property Tax Rebate Program, which was also announced in March. Eligible businesses can receive a one-time rebate of a portion of their paid property taxes. They can choose a rebate of $1,000 or 50 per cent of the commercial real property taxes paid for the final six months of the 2020-21 tax year.The new Small Impact Business Grant Part 3 opens for applications this week to provide grants of up to $5,000 for Nova Scotia businesses directly affected by the April 2021 restrictions. Eligible businesses will receive a one-time grant of 15 per cent of their sales revenue for the month of April 2019 or February 2020, up to a maximum of $5,000.For businesses established after March 15, 2020, the grant amount will be calculated as 15 per cent of the sales revenue for any month from April 2020 to March 2021. The applicant can choose the month.For more detailed information on all of the programs, visit https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20210504001.

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