Christmas Lights Contest

Regional Materials Recovery Facility Holiday Hours

Holiday Waste Collection

Rat Prevention

Here are some helpful facts about rats and tips on how to prevent them from becoming a problem on your property.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Town Dump Closing

This notice is to inform Town residents that by order of the Town Council the Town Dump will be permanently closing as of December 3rd, 2016.

Going forward, residents can dispose of their yard waste with the regular curb-side pickups using proper disposal methods (i.e. brown paper bags) and, in addition to the curb-side collection Town residents can also use the West Green Harbour facility. For more information on our shared services please see below.

Cost savings from the closure of the dump will be passed on to residents via a corresponding reduction in the Town’s solid waste charge.


A Notice from the HTU & CWA/SCA

At the request of the HTU & CWA/SCA, Council presents the following for public information:

Rural H20

Free Public Information Session & Home Assessment Program

November 23rd, 2016

Shelburne Community Centre

9:30-11:30 AM

Municipal Awareness Week Tours

Town Infrastructure Tour – Municipal Awareness Week


In the spirit of Municipal Awareness Week 2016 (Nov 21-25) the Town of Shelburne is offering residents an opportunity for a free and informative tour of Town infrastructure and operations. From the water and wastewater treatment plants to roads, community buildings, parks and memorials the Town provides numerous services to residents; now is your chance to learn more about what we do and how we do it.

Tours will be offered at 10 AM and 2 PM on Tuesday, November 22nd. Tours will run approximately two hours, beginning and ending at the Shelburne Community Centre located at 63 King Street. Sou’West Nova Transit is providing a bus for the tour; the capacity of the bus is 14 seats which will be available on a first-come first-served basis. If you would like to reserve a seat in advance please contact Julie Ferguson, Special Projects Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-875-2991 Ext.8.

Public Notice

The Public Washrooms on Dock Street, and the outdoor tap there, will be closing today for the winter due to the especially cold forecast tonight


At its regular meeting on November 2nd, 2016 the Shelburne Town Council considered a report provided by Town staff, presenting the results of recent public consultations regarding off-highway vehicles.  Consultations were conducted in late October and were very well attended; the Council received significant feedback from residents. Residents pointed to opportunities associated with developing a sanctioned off-highway vehicle route through the community, but also raised many concerns about OHV use which would have to be addressed before any such route was approved. Council heard residents' concerns and has directed staff to develop specific costed proposals for one or more potential OHV route options - taking into consideration the public feedback received - to be presented to Council and for further public consideration.

Remembrance Day Ceremony

The annual Remembrance Day Service will be held this year at the Shelburne Fire Hall Auditorium at 11am on Friday November 11th. There will be a brief parade from the Atlantic House Park to the Fire Hall prior to the service.  Parade starts at 10:30.

Water Update

The hose at the Fire Hall/Community Centre and the tap at the Guild Hall are still available for residents with water issues until November 10th. We would like to thank all of the volunteers/community members who helped residents with water shortages during the drought and a special thank you to Ralph Swansburg for delivering water to Seniors.  

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat will be taking place at the Fire Hall / Community Centre tonight starting at 6pm.  Happy Halloween!


In accordance with the By-laws of the Town of Shelburne, NO HUNTING by gun, air rifle, bow and arrow or firearm of any kind is permitted within the boundaries of the Town (as depicted on the map shown here).

Christmas Tree Donation Needed

Each year the Town of Shelburne donates a Christmas Tree to the residents of our sister city, Gloucester, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Trees are cut by the Town’s Public Works Department and City of Gloucester staff travel to Shelburne each November to collect the tree. The Town is now in the process of selecting a tree to cut; if you have a suitable tree on your property and are interested in keeping this Christmas tradition alive, please contact the Town Office at 902-875-2991.


Notice to Residents

The Shelburne Town Dump located on the Morvan Road no longer accepts white metals. Residents may bring brush and yard waste to the dump on Saturdays as usual.  For information on Waste Management, visit