OFFICE CLOSURES

Please be advised that the Town Hall will be undergoing some renovations over the next several weeks.  We are anticipating occasions when the Town Office will need to be closed to the public due to safety issues.  We will try to minimize the inconveniences as much as possible and we will post a notice on the Town's Facebook site, Website and at the front entrance of the Town Hall, indicating any closures.  We suggest you may want to call the Town Office at (902) 656-2216 over the next while to ensure we are open to the public at the time of your expected visit.

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SENIOR SERVICES

 

2018 Shelburne County Senior Bus Schedule
Ribbit, Ribbit! Hop aboard our Halifax Historic Tour
Friday, June 1st, 2018
Discover 3 top attractions to visit in Halifax!
#1 A guided tour at the Alexanders Keith’s brewery and home, we will learn about Mr. Keith’s life and his unique brewing process. Includes lunch to follow at the Red Stag attached to the famous brewery. #2 The Harbour Hopper is an amphibious adventure that shows you the best of Halifax by land and sea! #3 Experience Pier 21, this National Historic Site was the gateway for one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971, and departure point for 500,000 Canadian military personnel during the Second World War.
Cost- $125.00 includes tour guide, 3 admissions and lunch.
Payment Due Date: Friday May 15th, 2018

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
Friday, June 29th, 2018
2:00 pm Scotia Bank Centre
The cast of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo includes people of all ages and backgrounds. Featuring military, police and civilian performers. The show is a true partnership. You will see and hear pipes and drums, military and civilian bands, historic re-enactments, dancers, acrobats, choirs, military displays and competitions, drama, comedy and more.
Cost-$65.00 includes one ticket and lunch
Payment due date Friday, June 15th, 2018

Annapolis House and Garden Tour
Saturday, July 7th, 2018
Upon arrival you will find the best selection of handcrafts and produce at the local farmers market. Next up, lunch to be served at the local German Bakery. To round out the day, a special private house and garden tour is offered, where we will visit and admire six local homes and garden properties. To end our day, we will have an opportunity to stroll through the spectacular Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens.
Cost-$70.00 includes tour, admission and lunch
Payment due date Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Tusket Island Boat Tour
Monday, August 13th, 2018
We liked it that much, we’re going again!
Departing from Wedgeport breakwater on a certified authentic lobster fishing tour boat captained by Lucien LeBlanc and his brother Simon. The boys will pull up a lobster trap, give you a historic tour of the culturally rich Tusket Islands before stopping at the seaside shanty for fresh seafood chowder. Enjoy live music by the crew on the return trip.
Cost-$80.00 includes tour and lunch
Payment due date Monday, July 30nd 2018


Nova Scotia’s Northumberland and Eastern Shore Tour Experience
September 11th, 12th 13th, 2018
Not to be missed your experiences awaits!
Day 1, Northumberland Shore where we will have a guided tour of Pictou County. Voyage through 5 towns where we will visit Ship Hector, Museum of Industry, Westray Memorial park, and pioneer coal mining pits.
Day 2, Sit back and relax, as we take a scenic drive along the sunrise trail to Cape George Lighthouse and lookoff. In the afternoon we will discover the Eastern Shore Trail, where we will capture a moment in time at the Sherbrook Village. A vibrant museum village with 25 authentic buildings and welcoming costumed interpreters depicting life in the late 1800’s. Day 3, Our journey home will be an experience that you might remember, as we are visiting Memory Lane Heritage Village, an award-winning living history village depicting life in rural Nova Scotia during the 1940s.
Tour Cost- $385.00 Includes bus, 2 nights accommodation (double occupancy), two full hot breakfasts, a tour guide, 3 admission fees, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners.
Payment due date Tuesday, August 7th 2018

Christmas Shopping Trip
Friday November 16th, 2018
Depending on the requests, we will either visit the Halifax Shopping Centre or the Mic Mac Mall.
BUS $40.00 Payment Due Date: Friday November 2nd 2018
Call 1 (800) 565-0397 to book your seat!
Please note there will be no refunds. Refunds will only be granted if a trip is cancelled, due to weather or low ridership.

 

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TOWN OF LOCKEPORT

NOTICE

TO PROPERTY OWNERS/OCCUPANTS  

Re: ILLEGAL BURNING WITHIN TOWN LIMITS

Please be advised that Provincial Legislation and Town By-Laws outline the regulations for burning within the Town of Lockeport.  Reports have been received at the Town Office of offences occurring.  We are obligated to report such offences to the Nova Scotia Department of Environment, which may result in substantial penalties.  In an effort to prevent this from happening, as well as looking out for the health and wellbeing of our residents, we are providing you with access to the information pertaining to the regulations as follows:

http://nslegislature.ca/legc/statutes/environment.pdf

http://www.novascotia.ca/just/regulations/regs/envairqt.htm

http://www.lockeport.ns.ca/docs/Open%20Air%20Burning%20By-Law.pdf

Solid Waste Management

Anyone wishing copies of the information can obtain such by visiting the Town Office at 26 North Street, Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please note, it is considered an offence for a person to carry out, cause, permit or be responsible for the burning of a designated material without prior written authorization from the Minister or an Administrator of the Nova Scotia Department of Environment.  Designated materials are outlined in the Environment Act as follows:

  1. Tires
  2. Waste dangerous goods as defined in the Dangerous Goods Management Regulations
  3. Used oil as defined in the Used Oil Regulations
  4. Railway ties or other wood treated with wood preservative
  5. Material containing rubber or plastic
  6. Asphalt shingles

To report illegal burning of designated material the Department of Environment phone number is 1-800-565-1633.

As outlined in the Town of Lockeport’s Open Air Fire By-Law, the only open burning permitted within the Town is for the cooking of food in acceptable fire pits, acceptable fireplaces or certified portable barbecuing appliances.

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Workplace-Safety-Toolkit.ca

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April 27, 2017

The Town Council of the Town of Lockeport has been examining the condition of the trestles for some time now.  In 2013, the engineer company ABLE Inc. did a study and determined that “the bridges are adequate for pedestrian traffic; however, to maintain that status, the missing pile situation must be monitored for further deterioration, especially after any storms, surges, or ice events.”

Since this study, the Town has done some repairs and resurfacing; however, the condition has deteriorated significantly over this past winter.  The tides have been higher and we have experienced an increase in storm surges.  More recently we have discovered undermining and erosion on the ocean side of the rail bed.  Sink holes have appeared.

This presents a significant safety issue for those using this important walking trail.  We do regret the inconvenience in shutting down this walk-way but Council’s duty is to address the safety of this trail. 

Two engineers will be arriving the week of May 1st to give us a preliminary assessment and advice.  Council will move on this advice and keep you informed. 

The enclosed photos will give you some idea of the deterioration and erosion. 

Please be patient and do not take unnecessary risks.

Mayor George R. Harding

58 supporting timbers splitting and armour stone washing away 042517    57 embankment undermined 042517

56 rotting and falling away supporting timbers 042517    55 rotting and falling away supporting timbers 042517

52 supporting bed eroding away 042517    39 2017 rail base

38 2017 horizontal split timbers    37 2017 horizontal split timbers

54 erosion and undermining 042517    51 armour stone falling away and undermining 042517

42 2017 beside rail exposed    41 2017 beside rail exposed

35 2017 Bridge 1 washout    47 supporting timbers rotting away 042517

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

DUE TO UNSAFE CONDITIONS, IT HAS BECOME NECESSARY TO CLOSE OFF ACCESS TO THE LOCKEPORT TRAIN TRESTLE WALKING TRAIL.

 

COUNCIL REGRETS HAVING TO MAKE THIS DECISION; HOWEVER, WE MUST LOOK OUT FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS.

Mayor and Council

Town of Lockeport 

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NOTICE

TOWN OF LOCKEPORT COMMITTEE VACANCIES 

We are looking for volunteers to fill vacancies Town Committees as follows:

Lockeport & Area July 1st Committee – Unlimited membership and volunteers from outside the Town are welcome.

This Committee is a sub-committee of the Lockeport Recreation Committee.  It meets on an as-needed basis at a time that is convenient for all members. 

If you are interested in working with this group to organize the annual event please submit your expression of interest. 

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All expressions of interest are to be submitted to the Town Office at 26 North Street, PO Box 189, Lockeport NS  B0T 1L0 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Grant Request Applications

Community organizations wishing to be considered for a grant from the Town of Lockeport must apply in writing, completing the attached application form and submitting it to the Town Clerk/Treasurer no later than April 30th of each year.

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Town Office Hours- Monday to Friday

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Phone (902) 656-2216

Fax (902) 656-2935

P.O. Box 189 - 26 North Street
Lockeport
Nova Scotia, Canada

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