Chief Administrative Officer Announcement

The Municipality of Colchester is pleased to announce Dan Troke as its new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), effective September 25, 2023.

Troke brings over 25 years of leadership and operational experience in municipal government, delivering federally and provincially regulated programs, and building collaborative relationships with strategic partners. He has a proven track record in developing public policy, financial, asset, and human resource management, and is an experienced public speaker.

He comes to Colchester as a former CAO for the towns of Kentville and Pictou; a former Chief Executive Officer for Niagara Regional Housing; President and Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Operating Officer for Housing Nova Scotia; and has worked with the Nova Scotia Departments of Community Services, Agriculture, and Finance.

“We are very pleased to have selected Dan Troke as our new CAO. Dan is a Nova Scotian with an impressive career, having worked with municipal, provincial, and federal orders of government. He has strong leadership skills, has experience in dealing with large budgets, working in municipal government, and with other partners. Dan also has strong interpersonal skills, is family oriented, and community minded. These are all attributes that we were looking for in a CAO and we are sure he will be a good fit for our Municipality. We welcome him and look forward to his arrival in late September,” says Mayor Christine Blair.

Originally from Cape Breton, Troke is a seasoned leader through both his experience and education. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree through St. Mary’s University, and Bachelor of Business Administration through the University College of Cape Breton. With Executive Leadership Development Program and Regional Emergency Management training, a Diploma in Management Accounting, and his technical abilities, he comes to Colchester with the many skills needed as CAO.

“I am both humbled and excited to have been appointed the CAO for the Municipality of Colchester. To have the opportunity to remain in my home province and continue my career in public service is indeed very gratifying. In particular, I am looking forward to advancing Council’s priorities and working with a knowledgeable and experienced staff as we respond to the needs of our citizens and the business community,” says Troke.

Please join us in welcoming Dan Troke to the Municipality of Colchester. 

RFP - Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consulting Services

pdf RFP - Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Consulting Services (254 KB)  - Closing Friday, September 8, 2023 at 3PM

Tender - Residential Waste, Recycling and Organics Collection

  pdf Tender - Residential Waste, Recycling and Organics Collection (246 KB)  - Closing September 6, 2023 at 3PM

Debert Water - Boil Water Advisory Lifted

The Boil Water Advisory that was put in place on July 20, 2023 has now been lifted and is longer in effect. You no longer need to boil your water before consumption. We thank you for your cooperation during this time.

Virtual Meetings Notice - Upcoming Council & Committee Meetings - August to October

TAKE NOTICE that the following Council meetings will be held both in-person and virtually:


Special Council Meeting

  • August 1, 2023


Presentation Meetings (held on an as needed basis)

  • August 1, 2023 (immediately following Special Council)
  • September 5, 2023
  • October 3, 2023


Council Committee Meetings

  • August 17, 2023
  • September 14, 2023
  • October 12, 2023


Council Meetings

  • August 31, 2023
  • September 28, 2023
  • October 26, 2023


All meetings begin at 6pm unless otherwise noted.

Anyone wishing to attend these meetings virtually, please contact the Administration Office at 902-897-3184 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dated July 19, 2023
Scott Fraser
Chief Administrative Officer (Interim)

Notice of Approval - Chapter 9 Outdoor Fire By-law

Take Notice that on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, Council of the Municipality of the County of Colchester, approved by way of Second Reading, amendments to Chapter 9 – Outdoor Fire By-law.

The amendments to the By-law are intended to augment Provincial fire restrictions and to help strengthen enforcement.  Amendments include updated penalties and the inclusion of a new fees section to encourage compliance, as well as several administrative amendments intended to clarify existing provisions.

A copy of the By-law may be obtained from the Community Development Office, 1 Church Street, Truro, or is available on the County website at

Dated July 12, 2023

Scott Fraser
Interim Chief Administrative Officer