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Tender - Heat Pump Replacement

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Request for Proposals - Debert Incubator Mall

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Notice of Intent - Second Reading, Dogs By-law

NOTICE OF INTENT - SECOND READING
CHAPTER 35 DOGS BY-LAW

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Municipality of the County of Colchester will consider Second Reading of amendments to Chapter 35 - Dogs By-law, at their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, November 24, 2022, beginning at 6 pm.  This meeting will be held both virtually via Zoom Webinars and in-person.

The proposed amendments to the Dogs By-law will:

  • Clarify definitions;
  • require dogs to be leashed on all municipal property that is signed (ie. parks, trails, playgrounds) regardless of location in the County;
  • Clarifies the conditions and circumstances under which a dog may be deemed fierce and dangerous and provides options to the Animal Control Officer to mitigate possible threats;
  • Outlines processes and procedures to better manage persistent offences and repeat offenders;.
  • Improves and expands enforcement options.

The text of the proposed By-law may be inspected or a copy obtained from the Community Development Office, 1 Church Street, Truro, or is available on the County website at www.colchester.ca.  Those interested in addressing the amendments, please call 902-897-3170 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dated November 8, 2022
Rob Simonds
Chief Administrative Officer

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Volunteer Opportunity - Debert Business Park Adv. Committee

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES
DEBERT BUSINESS PARK ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Colchester is a progressive, rural municipality that offers an unparalleled work-life balance; it is a county of close-knit communities, respectful and caring of our diverse heritage and culture; and, is a community of talented people and businesses. 

The Municipality of Colchester is currently seeking a representative to fill a vacancy on the Debert Business Park Advisory Committee.  The applicant must be a business owner or selected business representative.   The term of this position will be the balance of the 2020-2024 term of Council, ending October 2024.

Expressions of interest including relevant background information, or any questions regarding the above appointment, should be directed to:

The Nominating Committee
c/o The Municipality of Colchester
1 Church Street, Truro, NS   
B2N 3Z5    
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline for expressions of interest is 12 noon on Monday, November 14, 2022.

Dated October 26, 2022

Rob Simonds
Chief Administrative Officer 

Boil Water Advisory Update - Lower Truro Bottle Filling Station (Spring)

November 29, 2022:

The parts required to repair the UV light at the Water Fill Station on Highway 236 are expected to arrive in 1 week. The UV light is required to kill any bacteria that may be in the water. At present we cannot guarantee the water will be bacteria-free.

In the meantime, the boil water order is still in effect for this site. Consumers are advised to boil all water for at least 1 minute after it reaches a rolling boil, before drinking, preparing infant formulas, preparing juices and ice cubes, washing fruits and vegetables, cooking, dental hygiene or any other activity that may result in human consumption.

Our sampling at this site has not detected any bacterial contamination and the boil order is precautionary. The Municipality and Nova Scotia Environment are continuing to monitor the water quality closely and are working in close consultation. 

Detailed instructions on water usage when a boil water advisory is in effect are available by clicking here.

For further information regarding this notice call the Municipality of Colchester, Public Works Office at 902-897-3175.

Colchester Courage Awards Accepting Nominations Until Oct 31

The Municipality of Colchester is accepting nominations for its inaugural Colchester Courage Awards. The new annual award program is intended to recognize those within the Municipality who have performed acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme peril or bravery in hazardous situations. Due to Hurricane Fiona the deadline for nominations has been extended until 4:30pm on Monday, October 31, 2022.

“This will be a great opportunity to acknowledge those within our communities who demonstrate extraordinary courage in the face of danger or in challenging circumstances,” said Mayor Christine Blair. “Often these acts go largely unrecognized. The Colchester Courage Award is a way that we can show our appreciation and celebrate those who, in many cases, have put others before self.”

The award was first proposed by Colchester’s District 8 Councillor, Lisa Patton. Council unanimously supported the concept and on May 26, 2022, approved the Colchester Courage Award Policy. The Policy details criteria for nominations, the granting process, and how awards will be presented.

The Colchester Courage Awards are anticipated to be announced and presented at a special ceremony as part of the Council meeting to be held later this year. Nomination forms and more information is available by calling 902-897-3184, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by clicking the following link: https://www.colchester.ca/3650-colchester-courage-award-policy-with-form-may-2022/file