Parks & Trails - Closures and Restrictions

In addition to the Province of Nova Scotia restricting travel and activities in wooded areas, the Municipality of Colchester is closing all wooded areas of municipal parks and the Cobequid Trail effective 12:00 noon on Wednesday, May 31. Stewiacke River Park will be fully closed, as it is heavily wooded. However, non-wooded areas of some municipal parks, such as playgrounds, sports fields and ball diamonds will remain open for use.

For parks which have both wooded and non-wooded areas, the wooded areas are closed, and the non-wooded areas remain open unless posted closed. An example of this would be Nelson Memorial Park where the playground, washrooms and lawn areas remain open, but the wooded sections are closed.

The lawn area of Five Islands Lighthouse Park remains open however the old field and wooded section are closed.

The Foresthill walkway to Redcliff Middle School and the Robin Road walkway to Valley Elementary School remain open.

Fundy Discovery Site remains open.

Fires, open flames, and barbeque use are prohibited in all Colchester parks and trails.

Parks and trails that are fully closed include:

Cobequid Trail - all sections in Old Barns, Lower Truro, Valley, Bible Hill, and Truro.

Stewiacke River Park

Burnside Falls Park

Springwaters Park and Trail

Valley Nature Trail (behind Valley Elementary)

Phoebe Lane to Falcon Road parkland and trail

Ice Pond Drive to Birch Street Trail (playground is open)

former Salmon River School property

Closures will be completed and signed as soon as possible.

Tender - Debert Sewer - Tracker and Sewage Pumping Station

pdf Tender Notice - Debert Sewer Tracker & SPS (91 KB)  - Closing Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 3pm

Notice - Special Joint Council Meeting

A Special Joint Council meeting with the Town of Truro will take place on Thursday May 11, 2023, beginning at 5 pm.  This meeting will be held in Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.

The purpose of this Special Joint Council meeting is to discuss a Legal Matter in Closed Session.

Dated May 8, 2023
Scott Fraser
Acting Chief Administrative Officer

Notice of Approval - Chapter 21 Dangerous or Unsightly Premises By-law

TAKE NOTICE that on Thursday, April 27, 2023, Council of the Municipality of the County of Colchester approved, by way of Second Reading, Chapter 21 - Dangerous or Unsightly Premises By-law.

The By-law is intended to supplement the MGA process to compel property owners to comply with Dangerous or Unsightly orders and to attempt to prevent dangerous and unsightly situations from persisting through allowances for greater fee recovery by the Municipality and introducing penalties for non-compliance and non-payment of fees.  The By-law also discourages repeat infractions by shortening the timelines for compliance with the orders, while respecting the appeal period requirements of the MGA.

The By-law can be obtained from the Community Development Office, 1 Church Street, Truro, or is available on the County website at  

Dated May 4, 2023
Rob Simonds
Chief Administrative Officer

Request for Proposals - Forest Management Plan for Municipal Land

pdf RFP Forest Management Plan (331 KB)  - Closing Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 3pm