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Seeking Downtown Planning Committee stakeholder rep

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The Town of Bridgewater is seeking a representative from a stakeholder group in Bridgewater to participate on the Town's Downtown Plan Advisory Committee (DPAC). The purpose of this committee is to advise Town Council on the development and management of an implementation strategy for Bridgewater's Downtown & Waterfront Master Plan Final Report, which can be viewed by clicking here.

The Town is seeking one representative from a stakeholder group of Bridgewater to serve on the Downtown Plan Advisory Committee for the next three years.

If you would like to apply to be a member of this committee, please download the application form here and submit the completed document by dropping it off at the front desk at Town Hall (60 Pleasant Street in Bridgewater) or by e-mailing the completed application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline to submit is July 17.

Dog licensing for 2015

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For those of us in Bridgewater with canine family members, it's that time of year -- time to renew your dog's license!2015 Dog Bylaw Notice

March 2015 edition of The Bridge now available online

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The Town of Bridgewater is pleased to share the online edition of its quartlerly newsletter, The Bridge!

Join us in the March 2015 issue, as we tackle questions about snow removal, and provide information on the Bridgewater Community Garden Network's plams for 2015, the new municipal planning documents, the Town's annual budget process and so much more!

To get your digital copy of The Bridge, just click here.

Regional Enterprise Network Seeks Board Members

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Established August 20th, 2014 as a partnership between the provincial government and municipalities in all of Lunenburg County, eastern Shelburne County and the Region of Queens Municipality, the new entity is intended to connect economic development partners, support business growth and retention and provide regional leadership on economic development priorities.

On October 27th, 2014 the REN's Liaison and Oversight Committee chose District of Chester Warden, Allen Webber, as its Chair and immediately set about its first task, establishing an inaugural Board of Directors with extensive business experience who will be responsible for developing a regional economic development strategy and for recruiting and managing the entity's CEO.

The Board of Directors will be made up of private sector representation and elected officials. Directors should be passionate about growing their economy and willing to invest their time and talent into creating and building a brand new organization.

The South Shore REN is specifically seeking candidates for the Board of Directors, with combined skills and experience in business, industry, corporate governance, financial stewardship, strategic planning, communications, partnership development, stakeholder relations, and expertise in law, accounting, economic development and entrepreneurship.

Recruitment packages and applications will be distributed by the municipal partners; the deadline for receipt of applications is January 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm.

pdf Board Member Description (255 KB)

pdf Recruitment Guide (183 KB)

Information on Home Heating Rebates

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Nova Scotians who need help with home heating costs can now apply for the province's heating rebate program.

The 2014-15 Heating Assistance Rebate Program, launched on Thursday (October 30th), offers a rebate of up to 200 dollars to eligible applicants who heat their home with oil, natural gas, wood, wood pellets, propane, electricity or coal.

To qualify, applicants must be a household with a net annual income of 42-thousand dollars or less or a single person earning 27-thousand dollars or less annually.

Applications are available at Access Nova Scotia centres, MLA offices, Department of Community Services' offices, online at www.homeheatinghelp.ca, or by calling 1-800-670-4357.


****Please note that this rebate program is not administered by the Town of Bridgewater. This notice has been posted on our website for informational purposes only. For further informaiton, or to apply, please contact Service Nova Scotia at the website or phone number listed above*****

Size of Council Citizen Survey

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By the end of 2014, all municipal councils within the province of Nova Scotia are required to conduct a study on the number of Councillors elected. The ideal size of Bridgewater's Town's Council will depend on a number of factors, and we look to our community members to help us through this process.

Please expresses your opinion by completing this Size of Council Citizen Survey.


South Shore Units Move to Create Regional Enterprise Network

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Liverpool, August 20, 2014:

The Mayors and Wardens of the South Shore units, including 5 in the County of Lunenburg, the Region of Queens Municipality, and 3 in the County of Shelburne have approved the document which is the foundation for the formation of a Regional Enterprise Network (REN) to be called from this point on the South Shore Regional Enterprise Network (REN). Please click on the attached for the full/complete Media Release.   pdf South Shore Units Move to Create Regional Enterprise Network (97 KB)

Talk Bridgewater

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Talk BridgewaterWhat is Talk Bridgewater?
Talk Bridgewater is a forum for residents, visitors and interested parties to speak directly with Council members about topics that are of interest to our community members. Council members will advertise their presence in various locations in the community and be available to speak with in an informal, friendly environment. NEW-- September 2014 schedule now available.

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Commercial Space Available for Rent

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424 square feet of newly built commercial space has become available for rent. This beautiful space is located in the same building as the Visitor Information Centre on the Cornwall Road in Blockhouse. Please review the attached ad for more information.


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The Generations Active Park Off-Leash Committee is fundraising with the goal of opening Phase 1A of an off-leash park in Bridgewater (next to the HB Studios Sports Centre). To date, the Committee has begun the process of selling stainless steel dog bones which will be engraved in honour of your pets.

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Installation of New Shared Bicycle Lanes!

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signagePlease be advised that during the month of June the Town has installed new shared bicycle lanes (aka "sharrows") on North Park Street (portion), York Street and Alexandra Avenue. The improvements consist of new pavement markings, traffic signage, and educational signage along the 3KM route.

For an explanation on how the lanes are to be used by cyclists and drivers, please click here, or click on the thumbnail image to the left. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Shaw at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 541-4368.

Burning By-Law / Outdoor Barbeques

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The Town of Bridgewater has a Burning By-Law which relates to the use of outdoor barbeques.

Please click here for the Town's pdf Burning By Law (93 KB)

Proper construction of    pdf Outdoor Barbeques (286 KB)


Fire Protection Bylaw Appendix A











We're no strangers to severe weather events here in Atlantic Canada. Hurricane season, which runs from June through the end of November annually, and the nor'easter weather  bombs of the winter months often make life challenging.Here you can find information that can be especially helpful for you leading up to, during, and after the storm. We've included quick links to the latest Environment Canada forecast and warnings for the Bridgewater area, the Nova Scotia Power outage map, and some additional helpful links from the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office on how to prepare to weather the storm for 72 hours (or more).

 Are You Ready for Emerg  Red Cross