News Releases

All media releases, social media engagement and media relations efforts are coordinated through the Office of the CAO by the Communications Officer.

Members of the media requiring information or assistance please contact:

Juliann Cashen, Communications Officer

Response Time

Accredited media:  Please note that media requests from accredited media (representatives of a recognized media organization) are given priority. Please note that while the Municipality of East Hants will make every effort to accommodate non-accredited requests, delays in responding may occur.

Municipality of East Hants Council Approves New Budget

For Immediate Release – Elmsdale, NS At their regular meeting on February 23, 2022, East Hants Council passed the 2022/2023 Operating Budget, the 2022-2027 Five Year Capital Budget and the… Full story

East Hants General Residential and Commercial Tax Rates Unchanged in New Budget

For Immediate Release April 6, 2021 (Elmsdale, NS) – In late February, East Hants Council passed its 2021/2022 operating, capital and water utility budgets. Both the general residential ($0.8507) and… Full story

Opening Ceremony Held for New Aquatic Centre in East Hants

Elmsdale, NS – September 18, 2020 – The East Hants Aquatic Centre was officially opened today at a ceremony in Elmsdale. The ceremony featured MP Kody Blois, Member of Parliament… Full story

Shubenacadie Wastewater Treatment Plant Set to be Replaced

September 18, 2020 A funding announcement was made today for the replacement of an aging wastewater treatment plant located in Shubenacadie, East Hants. The announcement was made together by Kody… Full story

Municipal Office to Reopen June 25

East Hants residents (and all Nova Scotians) have done it, we’ve flattened the curve! On Thursday, June 25, the Municipal Office at the Lloyd E. Matheson Centre will reopen to… Full story

COVID-19 Temporary Testing Site in Elmsdale

UPDATE May 4, 2020 – The temporary COVID-19 testing site in Elmsdale is now closed.  April 5, 2020 Today, the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) announced that Elmsdale is the… Full story

Municipality Announces New CAO

September 20, 2019 – East Hants Council is pleased to announce that, as of September 1, 2019, Kim Ramsay has officially taken over the duties of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)… Full story

East Hants Announces Leadership Changes

(Elmsdale, Nova Scotia) May 23, 2019 – The Municipality of East Hants today announced the promotions of Kate Friars and Adam Clarkson. Kate Friars has been appointed Deputy Chief Administrative… Full story

Sod Turning Held for New Aquatic Centre in East Hants

Elmsdale, NS – May 17, 2018 – Construction is about to begin on one of the largest infrastructure projects in East Hants. A sod turning ceremony took place today in… Full story

Council Appoints Next Chief Administrative Officer

March 23, 2018 – Warden Jim Smith is delighted to announce that Kim Ramsay will be the next Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the Municipality of East Hants when the… Full story

East Hants Sells Property to Sipekne’katik Band

March 1, 2018 East Hants Municipal Council and Sipekne’katik have closed the sale of property in Shubenacadie for $1 million. Located near Exit 10, Highway 102 in Shubenacadie, the Snides… Full story

Construction Tender Issued for Future East Hants Aquatic Centre

Elmsdale, NS – March 1, 2018 – The project to construct a new aquatic centre in East Hants continues to move forward and is one step closer to reality. The… Full story

Plans Being Finalized for New Aquatic Centre in East Hants

(Elmsdale, Nova Scotia) September 26, 2017 – Excitement is building in East Hants as plans move toward the construction of a new Aquatic Centre in Elmsdale, set to open in… Full story

The East Hants Aquatic Centre Takes Shape

April 3, 2017 The Municipality is pleased to share with the community the most recent updates in the development of the new Aquatic Centre.  The timeline below highlights what has… Full story

New aquatic centre for residents of East Hants

News release For immediate release   Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, June 9, 2017— Quality recreational infrastructure helps communities come together and stay active. The Government of Canada and the Municipality of… Full story

NEWS RELEASE – Mount Uniacke officially opens new skatepark to community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   (MOUNT UNIACKE, NS) August 27, 2016 – Mt. Uniacke residents joined district councilors Saturday morning to celebrate the grand opening of a new skatepark in their… Full story

NEWS RELEASE- Burntcoat Steps Up Visitor Experience With Rock Solid Upgrades

October 12, 2016 – Noel, N.S. – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants, on behalf of… Full story

East Hants Aquatic Centre set to call Commerce Court home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     ELMSDALE, NS (July 28, 2016) – At Wednesday evening’s council meeting, councillors approved the purchase of land on Commerce Court, adjacent to the Lloyd E… Full story

PRESS RELEASE – Water Main Improvements Underway for Enfield and Lantz

February 6th, 2017 (ENFIELD, NS) – The Municipality of East Hants is preparing for the installation of two water transmission mains that service Enfield, Elmsdale and Lantz. The need was… Full story

Press Release – East Hants Provides Clarification on Issuing of Road Permit

(ENFIELD, NS) August 21, 2017 – The Municipality of East Hants offers clarification on recent articles that suggest that the Municipality gave permission for an organized procession to occur on… Full story

Press Release – The Municipality of East Hants Responds to Questions about RCMP Coverage

(ELMSDALE, NS) August 29, 2017 – In response to recent articles related to police services in East Hants, the Municipality wants to assure its residents that Police protection is available.… Full story

Sipekne’katik Band Submits Expression to East Hants for Land Acquisition

(INDIAN BROOK FIRST NATION, NS) – In response to a public request for expressions of interest, Sipekne’katik submitted an Expression of Interest to the Municipality of the District of East… Full story


Aquatic Centre Closure