Would you like to learn more about the services provided by Mahone Bay and the assets we hold? Unfortunately, this year we are unable to arrange for an in-person tour of Town owned facilities but we have produced this video hosted by CAO extraordinaire Dylan Heide.
This is Nova Scotia Municipal Awareness Week, a week dedicated to educating residents on the important work of municipal government and how everyone can be educated and involved in decisions made at Town Hall.
Please enjoy the video and reach out if you have any questions after viewing.
Happy Municipal Awareness Week!
-Town Council and Staff
Winter is around the corner so that means preparing for winter storms and winter driving.
Severe winter storms/blizzards are events that can affect our communities and can result in school and business closures or early dismissals, unsafe travel conditions, and widespread utility disruptions. Environment Canada tracks weather systems to mitigate potential effects, but winter storms can strike with little notice and can potentially threaten life and property.
If severe winter traps you in your vehicle, remember these tips:
Candidate: Number of Votes
Alice Burdick: 377
Penny Carver: 459
Aaron M. Collery: 157
Joseph Maxwell Feeney: 384
Francis Kangata: 482
Richard Nowe: 352
Kelly Wilson: 439
Voter Participation: 70.3%
Congratulations to Councillors, Burdick, Carver, Feeney, Kangata, Nowe, and Wilson. Thank you to all of our candidates for a great campaign and a very special thank you to the voters of Mahone Bay who participated in record numbers. Well done, Mahone Bay!
October 17, 2020 - Today is Election Day in Mahone Bay!
You can still cast your vote by phone or internet until 7pm this evening, and we are at the Legion (21 Pond Street) today for anyone who would like to vote at our kiosk (tablet). We have staff available to assist if you have any questions. Please bring your voter information letter and wear your mask.
If you have lost your Voter Information Letter, or if you need any other assistance to cast your vote, please feel free to visit us at the Legion or call the Election helpline at 902-523-1356.
October 17th, 6:30pm: 69.7% of votes cast
The Water Utility will be conducting routine water main flushing throughout the Town of Mahone Bay as follows:
9:00 PM to 6:00 AM - Wednesday October 21st, 2020
9:00 PM to 6:00 AM - Thursday October 22nd, 2020
What to expect:
What to Do:
The Town of Mahone Bay regrets any inconvenience created during water main flushing. Water main flushing is a semi-annual maintenance procedure used to clean our water mains.
Please direct any questions or comments to the Town Office:
902 - 624 - 8327
Advance Polls will be Saturday, October 10th and Tuesday, October 13th at Town Hall from 12noon until 8pm.
Regular Poll will be Saturday, October 17th from 8am until 7pm at the Mahone Bay Legion.
If you haven't had a chance to watch the Candidate Forum, you can watch it online here.
Vote by Phone 1-888-356-4178
Vote Online mahonebay.isivote.com
Vote by phone or online from
8am on Saturday, October 3rd until 7pm on Saturday, October 17th.
How do I Vote?
Dial 1-888-356-4178 (the phone number will be on the Election Page of our website)
We will have tablets available for you to vote using the online voting method described above. Tablets will be sanitized between voters.
Mayor David Devenne and Fire Chief Richard Nowe each removed a ceremonial shovel full of earth on September 29, 2020 as the official start of the construction of Mahone Bay’s new fire station.
The $3.4 million, five-bay, fire station will serve the 3500 – 4000 residents in and around Mahone Bay who receive fire protection from the Mahone Bay and District Volunteer Fire Department. The new fire station will improve safety conditions for the volunteer fire fighters, provide a comfort centre for Mahone Bay and area residents during emergencies, and provide a more economical and environmental conscious building for fire services.
“The job that a firefighter does today is far more complex than it was 62 years ago when the current fire station was built,” said Mayor Devenne. “Firefighters need the right facility to do the job. I believe that Council has made the right decision and that the time is right for this project.”
The target opening for the new station is November 2021, which will coincide with the Mahone Bay and District Volunteer Fire Department centennial celebrations.
For more information on the Fire Station Build, see the special Fire Station newsletter.
Municipal Elections are different than federal and provincial elections because they are run by employees of the municipality - even election staff are technically employed by the municipality. This is why municipalities do not provide biographies nor a platform for candidates.
You will have noticed that Candidate Forums are provided by third-party, arm's length, organizations, such as Chambers of Commerce.
This year the Mahone Bay and Area Chamber of Commerce found a way to still provide a platform for Candidates and published Candidate biographies in their recent newsletter.
If there is a candidate that you have not yet heard from, you are welcome to contact the Election Team at 902-523-1356 or email@example.com and we can share their contact information.
You should have received your Voter Information Letter in your mail by now.
Your Voter Information Letter will contain the instructions for how to vote, by phone, internet, or in person at one of our voting kiosks. This letter will also contain the unique PIN that you will use to cast your vote.
If you have not received your Voter Information Letter, please contact Town Hall at 902-624-8327 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure that you receive everything you need.