The Municipality has hired Englobe and Biomaxx to carry out smoke testing of the sewer systems in Brookfield and Tatamagouche. These tests will help us find any rainwater connections to our sewer system, which are not permitted.

The work will take place between July 6th and July 11th. The smoke being used is harmless and should remain in the sewer pipes. However, should any smoke enter your home or business, simply open a window for a few minutes to vent the space.

For more information, contact Nelson Purcell, Englobe, at (902) 478-7760.


Balefill Variance Extended for Recyclables

On April 27, the Minister of Environment granted landfills temporary permission to dispose of recyclables during this unprecedented time and regular collection will continue.

An extension to the variance to landfill material has been granted until July 20th, 2020. This extension was necessary to allow for arrival of personal protective equipment to the facility. It is expected at this time that personal protective equipment will be on site by July 20th and will allow workers to safely work near each other. This personal protective equipment will provide a viable long-term solution for the facility to continue to operate during these unprecedented times even when there is a shortage of disposable N95 masks. Click here for more details regarding the variance.


Municipal Offices Re-Open to the Public June 17th - Click here for more information before planning your visit.


Feed Nova Scotia offers a COVID-19 Food Box Program - click here for information about the Program.


ALL MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENTS REMAIN IN OPERATION - This is a reminder that all departments of the Municipality of Colchester remain in operation despite offices and facilities being closed to public visitation due to concerns related to COVID-19.  Click here for more information.

Community Development services such as planning and building inspection are now offered electronically and by telephone.  For contact information, please visit our Community Development page by clicking here.


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