Town of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

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PO Box 530
493 Main Street
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
B0J 2E0

phone: 902-624-8327
fax: 902-624-8069



The Town of Mahone Bay invites interested citizens of the town to apply for appointment on the following committees for a 2 year term commencing January 1, 2015:

Age Friendly Committee, Cemetery Commission, Economic Development Committee, Harbour Development Committee, Heritage Advisory Committee, Planning Advisory Committee, Police Advisory Committee, South Shore Regional Library, Watershed Advisory Committee and the Western Region Housing Authority.  Application Forms and Committee descriptions have been mailed to residents, or can be picked up at the Town Hall.


The Town of Mahone Bay is considering revising three Bylaws within the Town.

To Amend Bylaw #40 for the purpose of giving full exemption to the Mahone Bay Centre.

To Repeal the Town of Mahone Bay's Bylaw respecting Tax Exemption to the Masonic Lodge.

To Amend Bylaw #46 to allow for the use of transparent blue bags, as well as clear bags, for recyclables.

Council will be meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 10, 2014 to consider final reading of these bylaws.  Copies will be made available for viewing at the Town Hall during normal working hours.  Submissions will be received at the Town Hall either by mail (P.O. Box 530, Mahone Bay), email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), fax(902-624-8069), in person (493 Main Street) or by using the drop off box in Town Hall before November 10th.  Residents who wish to speak at the meeting should contact Town Hall at 902-624-8327.


As part of the Water Utility's effort to detect water leaks in its distribution system, work will be conducted during the following dates & times, which may temporarily create discolored water in sections of Town:

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29TH, 1:00 A.M. - 4:00 A.M. AND FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31ST, 1:00 A.M. - 4:00 A.M.

Also, some customers may experience a brief loss of water supply during the above dates & times.  It is anticipated that any loss of supply would not extend beyond 15 to 20 minutes.  If possible, it is requested that all customers refrain from using any water during the above dates & times (i.e. avoid flushing toilets, running faucets, etc.).

All customers are advised to visually check for discolored water during and after the above dates & times by running a cold water faucet; this particulary applies in cases of laundry, as suspended material causing the coloration can permanently stain clothes, linens, etc.  If discolored water is experienced you should flush your system by running a cold water faucet.

The Town of Mahone Bay regrets any inconvenience which may be created during this water leak detection work.  Please direct any questions or inquiries regarding this matter to the Town Office at 624-8327.


This is a public awareness campaign aimed at:

Promoting the importance of municipal government in peoples' daily lives;

Encouraging citizens to participate in municipal government-including attending council meetings, public hearings or joining an advisory committee-in a way that is inclusive to all Nova Scotians; and

Increasing voter turnout rates during municipal elections.

Please see our meeting calendar below for dates for council and other committee meetings.  All meetings take place at the Town Hall at 493 Main Street, and begin at 7:00


The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, Towns of Bridgewater, Lunenburg and Mahone Bay are seeking a Public Transportation Co-ordinator.  This is a full time six month term position with possible term extensions.  The Co-ordinator will develop options for establishing a regional accessible transportation service including the potential for expansion of existing organizations, coordination of multiple providers, a municipal entity, etc.  Key outcomes will be: a strong network of partners and contacts, a governance model proposal, service and marketing plan.  A full job description is available at

Please submit your application by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it fax 902-634-4416, or mail Bea Renton, CAO, Town of Lunenburg, PO Box 129, Lunenburg, NS, B0J 2C0

Application Deadline is Friday, October 24, 2014


Kinburn Pharmasave will be holding a free flu-shot clinic at the Mahone Bay Fire Hall on October 27, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

It is necessary to fill out registration and consent forms in advance, and have them with you when you go to the clinic.  These forms are available at Kinburn Pharmasave and at the Town Hall.


Nova Scotians can call 211 or visit to access information on community services such as financial and social assistance, Senior's services and home care, parenting and family programs, mental health support and much, much more.


Please see the attached link for information on the Town’s new Clear Bag Program. Please note, the program comes into effect April 1, 2014, and enforcement will begin October 1, 2014. Information on Clear Bag Program



new entrance signTown of Mahone Bay


We are the little town named for the Mahone Bay and its 365 islands, whose sparkling waters offer a unique setting for some world-class sailing and boating. People from all over the world are drawn to our area for just this reason, but there is much more to Mahone Bay!

We are located only 1 hour from Halifax, and the Stanfield International Airport. This makes Mahone Bay easily accessible via Highway 103 on the beautiful south shore of Nova Scotia.

Starting with the arrival of the European settlers in 1754, the history of the Town of Mahone Bay can be traced in our walkable, tree-lined streets. The town's heritage homes and original architecture are much photographed and painted; however, for those whose visit leads to a love affair with the town, the one main street and side streets provide many shops and services in a safe and quiet environment. Recreational facilities abound; there is a first-class elementary school; and, in addition to our iconic 'three churches', there are two others. Mahone Bay is a small town where almost everything is within walking distance.

Mahone Bay also produces many events and festivals which appeal to residents and visitors alike. They are made possible thanks to the many volunteers who have involved themselves in the life of the town. You will find the town has much to offer. We invite you to come see just how special Mahone Bay is - 'a treasure since 1754'.