60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 3X9
Tel: 902-543-4651 Fax: 902-543-6876

Winter Parking and Snow Removal

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Although the Town of Bridgewater does not have a winter parking ban, motorists are reminded that in accordance with Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act, no person shall willfully park or leave standing a vehicle, attended or unattended, on a street or part thereof which interferes or obstructs snow removal during or after a snow storm, or in any way obstructs winter maintenance, i.e. salting. Such vehicles will be towed away at the owner’s expense.

Further to Section 318 of the Municipal Government Act, snow cannot be plowed across any streets or onto public sidewalks. Snow shall be stored on the property being cleared or hauled away and dumped in an approved location.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Bridgewater Police Services (902) 543-2464 or the Traffic Authority (902) 541-4370.

Seeking Interested Individuals to Serve on Committees

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The Town of Bridgewater is seeking interested individuals, with a willingness to offer his/her time, knowledge, and suggestions/ideas, to serve on various committees of the Town.  The committees currently seeking citizen representation are:

- Audit Committee
- Canada Day on the LaHave Committee
- Christmas on the LaHave Committee
- Bridgewater Active Transportation Committee 
- Bridgewater Museum Commission
- Bridgewater Board of Police Commissioners
- Public Service Commission of Bridgewater (water utility for the Town of Bridgewater)

If you are interested and would like to learn more, please click on this link  www.bridgewater.ca/town-council/committees-of-council  and you will be taken to the committees section of our website.

The Application Form for the Audit Committee, Museum Commission, the Canada Day on the LaHave Committee,Christmas on the LaHave Committee, and PSC of Bridgewater can be downloaded by clicking pdf here.  (42 KB)

The Application Form for the Bridgewater Active Transportation Committee can be downloaded by clicking pdf here (398 KB) .

The Application Form for the Bridgewater Board of Police Commissioners can be downloaded by clicking pdf here (205 KB) .

Public Participation Meeting -- 58 York Street

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Proposed Amendments to the Land Use By-law and Municipal Planning Strategy 58 York Street, Bridgewater

Bridgewater Council is considering re-zoning property at 58 York Street from Downtown Residential (R4) to Neighbourhood Commercial (C7) for use as a Personal Service Shop.

An information meeting will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 26th, in Council Chambers in Town Hall. Please contact Jamy-Ellen Klenavic, Planner, at (902) 541- 4386, or refer to www.bridgewater.ca for more information.

58 York Street Context Image Map

58 York Street Zoning Map Current Copy                               58 York Street Zoning Map Proposed Copy

                                   CURRENT                                                                                                            PROPOSED


Big Ex Parade Map 2017

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The Town of Bridgewater wishes to advise motorists that during the Big Ex Annual Parade, many of the streets in the central west side of Bridgewater are closed to through traffic furing the parade, Tuesday, 25 July 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

See pdf REVISED (121 KB) Parade Route  

The streets will open after the parade passes. During the parade, motorists are advised to take the alternate route: Victoria Rd.; William Wile Rd,; Century Dr.; Route 3 - Dufferin St.; or Jubilee Rd. to avoid delays and / or gain access to your destination.

Larry Feener, P.Eng

Town Engineer / Traffic Authority

The 2016 Canadian Census

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The 2016 Census is coming!

Canada’s next census is being conducted this month.

Early in May, census packages will be delivered to households in Bridgewater and right across Canada, providing residents with the information they need to complete their questionnaire online or on paper.

Completed questionnaires will provide valuable information that will be used by all levels of government to make decisions about your neighbourhood and community. Information obtained through the census is needed to plan services such as child care, schooling, family services, housing, public transportation and skills training for employment.

Every person, young and old, must be included in the 2016 Census.

For more information about the 2016 Census, visit www.census.gc.ca.

Facade Public Info Open House

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There will be an Information Meeting held on Thursday, May 5, regarding the Town of Bridgewater’s newly announced commitment to the creation of a Façade Improvement Program.

The meeting will take place beginning at 8 a.m. and run until 10 a.m. in the Committee Room of Town Hall, located on the second floor at 60 Pleasant Street in Bridgewater.

Recently, Bridgewater Town Council endorsed the concept of a Bridgewater Façade Improvement program, designed to augment buildings in the King Street Architectural Control Area, located in the community’s downtown core.

Pending Council’s official budget approval for the project in May, the program will be administered and overseen through the formation of a Façade Improvement Society. The Society’s Board of Directors will be responsible for reviewing applications and selecting the projects that best fit the objectives of the program.

Anyone with questions about the Façade Improvement Program or an interest in serving on the Society’s Board of Directors is encouraged to attend the meeting.

Important Notice re: Change to Water Accounts

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At the September 8, 2011 meeting of the Public Service Commission of Bridgewater, in accordance with the rules and regulations as approved by the NS Utility & Review Board, a motion was made "that no new accounts in the names of tenants be opened and all new accounts in the name of tenants be converted to accounts in the names of the owners of the properties by March 31, 2013".

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The M.A.P. refers to the Municipal Alcohol Project.  It is an innovative project designed to understand and illuminate alcohol related harms in three Nova Scotia municipalities who have offered to participate in the study.  The Town of Bridgewater is one of the three municipalities.  The Project was undertaken with assistant from the Town of Bridgewater, Town of Antigonish, Town of Wolfville, District Health Authorities 1,3, & 7, and the Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness.  2 reports are now available for viewing.  One contains an overview of entire results, the second is specific to the Town of Bridgewater.  To take a look at the FINAL REPORT click HERE and to view the TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER'S REPORT click HERE.