COVID-19 Information

(as of 9:15 a.m., June 7, 2021)

Lloyd E. Matheson Centre

As of Monday, June 7, the Municipal office at the Lloyd E. Matheson Centre is open to the public. Many of our services do not require a visit to the office so please call or check online before you come in. Follow all public health guidelines while inside the building including wearing a mask and physical distancing.

To check if your service can be accessed without visiting our office, reach us by phone at 902-883-2299, email at and online.

Burntcoat Head Park & Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre

Burntcoat Head Park and the Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre are open as of Friday, June 4. Check their Facebook and web pages for opening hours and other details. Please follow public health precautions during your visit, including physical distancing and wearing a mask while inside the buildings.

Municipal Operations

  • All essential services including water and wastewater services, road operations, dog control delivered by the SPCA, building inspection, emergency management operations, building maintenance, water and tax bill payments, and solid waste collection continue to operate to support our community.
  • Building inspection & permits – Building permit information can be sent to (i.e building drawings, elevations, lot grading plans, driveway permits, Nova Scotia Environment permits). Please provide contact information. Plans will be reviewed by Building Officials and then they will be in contact with the applicant regarding fee payment and next steps. All permit applications may take up to one week to process.
  • Water and tax bill payments – you may visit our office in person to make payments, but you can also take advantage of other ways to pay your tax and water bills to help limit traffic in our building.

Waste Management Centre & Curbside Collection

The Waste Management Centre remains open. Residents are asked to use their extensive curbside collection services before visiting the Waste Management Centre if at all possible (details here). The only materials not eligible for curbside collection are construction & renovation materials and household hazardous waste.

If you are making a necessary trip to the Waste Management Centre, please respect our staff and follow public health rules. This includes wearing a mask while on property and keeping physically distanced.

We have a brand new mobile app to help residents with waste sorting, collection reminders, and more. The app is available for download to any mobile device (cell phone, tablet, etc.). You can also refer to our 2021 Waste Separation Guide for more information.

East Hants Aquatic Centre

The East Hants Aquatic Centre remains closed to the public in accordance with public health restrictions as mandated by the Province of Nova Scotia. We are planning to share our reopening plan in early June.

Council Meetings

  • Council meetings are currently being held virtually and can be seen via livestream on our website and on our YouTube channel. Click here to see a calendar of upcoming meetings.
  • Past meetings of Council that have been held online are available to view on our YouTube channel.

Summer Recreation Programs

The Municipality will share our summer recreation program schedule in early June. We understand that waiting for this schedule makes it difficult for families to plan the summer ahead, but we thank you for your patience. We’ll share updates on social media and our website as they become available.

Government Resources

Province of Nova Scotia COVID-19 Resources

Government of Canada Resources


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