26 North Street
PO Box 189
Lockeport, NS
Canada B0T1L0
(902) 656-2216

April 8, 2024


Joint Statement on Consolidation from the Municipality of the District of Shelburne, the Town of Shelburne, and the Town of Lockeport

Earlier this year, the Municipality of the District of Shelburne, along with the Towns of Shelburne and Lockeport, agreed to explore the concept of consolidation to examine the potential benefits.

Municipal consolidation is a complex issue, and consolidating our three units is a significant undertaking that requires careful consideration and ample time investment, particularly in navigating the initial stages of the process.

After further review of the required timeline to properly explore the pros and cons of consolidation, we have made the joint decision to press pause and defer our discussions until after the upcoming election when new councils are in place.

From the beginning, our goal has been to foster transparency in our discussions and ensure that all residents are well-informed and involved.  We do not want to rush the necessary exploration and dialogue required to make an informed decision that is in the best interest of our community.

Moving forward, we remain committed to engaging in discussions about the potential benefits and challenges of consolidation as we explore whether consolidation can enhance the economy and quality of life for the residents in our community, all while preserving our unique identities. 

Yesterday, our Government launched the YourHealthNS app.
YourHealthNS is a game changer for accessing healthcare and finding information.
Key features of YourHealthNS include:
• a search tool to find and book the nearest health services
• the option to chat with a care navigator to help find the best service or information needed
and, if appropriate, direct people to a virtual care visit
• the ability to book blood tests, x-rays, flu shots, and EKG appointments
• a home screen that can be personalized with information most important to the individual
• predicted emergency department wait times
• access to vaccination records
• access to free, same-day virtual care.
You can install it right now by visiting:
The Apple App Store
The Google Play Store

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