Manager of Corporate Planning and Strategic Initiatives - Closing Friday, October 8th

The Municipality of Colchester is seeking a Manager of Corporate Planning and Strategic Initiatives to manage the development, implementation, and monitoring of integrated business plans and reporting framework in support of Councils strategic priorities.  Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Manager will provide support, advice, and recommendations to all levels of County Management to ensure corporate strategies and projects/initiatives are in place to advance Council’s priorities in a measured manner with clear goals that reflect identified objectives.      

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Process Tech, Maternity Leave - Closing Friday, October 8th

The Municipality of Colchester is seeking a Process Technician to join our team.  This is a term (maternity) position starting October 2021 and ending December 2022.  Reporting to the Wastewater Treatment Manager, the Process Technician is responsible for maintaining and operating all process controls and other related equipment in the operations of the Municipality of Colchester’s Wastewater Plants and related pumping stations in a safe and efficient manner, ensuring legislative compliance and public safety.  This position is also responsible for collecting samples in conjunction with the Sewer Use By-law.  

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Mass Casualty Commission

Anyone having information or interest in participating in the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry are encouraged to contact the Commission. 
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 902-407-7532 or toll-free 1-833-635-2501.

Mass Casualty Commission
128 Esplanade Street
Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 2K3

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Notice of Intent


TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Municipality of County of Colchester will consider Second Reading of Chapter 2 Neighbourhood Nuisance By-law, at the regularly scheduled Council meeting on Thursday, August 26, 2021, beginning at 6 pm.  This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom Webinars.

The Neighbourhood Nuisance By-law creates a mechanism to deal with excessive conduct or activity that unreasonably interferes with the enjoyment of property.

The text of the proposed By-law may be inspected or a copy obtained from the Administration Office, 1 Church Street, Truro, or is available on the County website at

Dated August 5, 2021

Rob Simonds

Chief Administrative Officer


pdf Draft Neighbourhood Nuisance By law Chapter 2 (130 KB)

Part-Time Recycling Sorters

The Municipality of Colchester is accepting applications for part-time Recycling Sorter/Labourers at its Materials Recovery Facility located in Kemptown.  These part-time positions are scheduled to fill in for full-time Sorters during periods of vacation and/or illness, or during periods when production requires additional staffing.

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Municipal Offices Re-opened To Public

Our Municipal offices at 1 Church Street, Truro are now re-opened to the public.

Drop-in visitors will be required to enter and exit through the front door and provide information for contact tracing purposes. Visitors requiring ramp access may enter from the back of the building whereby pressing the doorbell staff will grant access. A maximum number of visitors will be allowed to each department and visitor passes will be issued accordingly.

Pre-set appointment or meeting visitors will enter through the back door where staff involved will meet and sign guests in and out.

All services may also be accessed by phone, email, or virtual appointment during regular office hours. Phone: 902-897-3160, Fax (General Inquiries): 902-843-4066, Toll Free (in Nova Scotia): 1-866-728-5144 or refer to for email contacts.

Bill Payments:
Payments can be made online, or by depositing a cheque in the secure drop box at the rear entrance of the Municipal Building (1 Church Street). If you have an inquiry relating to the Tax Office, please call 902-897-3150.
Community Development:
To discuss and submit applications for development permits, subdivisions, re-zonings and development agreements, as well as requests for zoning letters, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-897-3170 for instructions on how to proceed.

Building Inspections:
To discuss and submit building applications or to schedule a building inspection for a project under construction, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-897-3170.

Emergency Water or Sewer Issues:
For emergency services such as a problem with Municipal Water or Municipal Sewer please call Public Works at 902-897-3175.

Garbage, Compost or Recycling:
For inquiries contact our Helpline: 902-895-4777. The Public is advised to NOT go to the Solid Waste Facilities in Kemptown unless it is essential and are encouraged to use the residential curbside collection program.
If an essential visit is required masks must be worn onsite at all times.

In case of night and/or weekend emergencies, call 902-897-3150, 3160 or 3175.

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