Media Releases

May 15, 2020
No Tax Rate Increase as Municipality Approves 2020-21 Budget
After much scrutiny and thoughtful deliberation, the Municipality of Colchester approved its 2020-21 Operating Budget at a meeting of Council on May 14th.  Click here to read the full release.


April 24, 2020
Colchester Offers Funeral Support to Families of All Victims
Monday evening (April 20) Colchester County Council held an emergency meeting related to the tragic events that occurred in our communities over the weekend.  Click here for contact information and to read the complete media release.

West Colchester Residents Request Privacy be Respected
Residents of the community of Portapique and surrounding area of West Colchester have requested that media please respect their privacy at this time as they grieve and heal from this senseless tragedy.  Click here for full details.


A Message of Condolences

“Words cannot describe the depth of sadness we are feeling as we mourn those lost to this senseless tragedy.  The news has been shocking and for many of us, we are still coming to terms that this nightmare is indeed reality.

On behalf of Colchester County Council I would like to extend our sincerest and most heartfelt sympathies to all the families, friends and community members affected.  Our hearts go out to you. 

We especially acknowledge RCMP Constable Heidi Stevenson who was killed in the line of duty as she bravely worked to serve and protect her community.  Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends, and the entire RCMP organization.  Moreover, we thank all first responders for their selfless courage and heroic efforts and extend our profound appreciation for all involved.

In memory of those lost, the flags at our Colchester Municipal Offices are being flown at half mast. 

For those affected by these tragic events and in need of help, please reach out.

  • The Mental Health Provincial Crisis Line is available 24/7 to anyone experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, or someone concerned about them, by calling 1-888-429-8167 (toll free).
  • Kids Help Phone is available 24/7, by calling 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free).
  • Morneau Shepell has also opened its 24/7 bilingual crisis support line to help anyone in need of emotional support as a result of these tragic events. The number is: 1-844-751-2133

In closing, as we learn more details about the tragic events of April 19th and the true impact to our community, we would encourage all to show love and support to one another as we process this unfathomable event together.  We will get through this difficult time."

Mayor Christine Blair
On behalf of Colchester County Council


View a public message from Mayor Christine Blair regarding the COVID-19 situation (March 27, 2020).

2020 Spring Clean-up Replaced with Year-Round Alternative - There will be no 2020 Spring Clean-up Program for residents of Colchester County due to COVID-19.  Click here for full details.

Blue Bag Recycling Resumes April 8, 2020 - Blue bag residential curbside collection will resume on Wednesday April 8, 2020. Please have blue bags curbside by 7:00 am on your collection day.  Click here for more infomation.

ALL MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENTS REMAIN IN OPERATION - This is a reminder that all departments of the Municipality of Colchester remain in operation despite offices and facilities being closed to public visitation due to concerns related to COVID-19.  Click here for more information.

Community Development services such as planning and building inspection are now offered electronically and by telephone.  For contact information, please visit our Community Development page by clicking here.



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