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Latest News and Public Notices

Building Closure - January 25, 2022

The Municipal Services Building is closed today, Tuesday, January 25, due to impending road conditions. Staff are working remotely and can be reached by phone or email.

Building closure - January 18

The Municipal Services Building is closed today, Tuesday, January 18, due to road conditions. Staff are working remotely, and can be reached by phone or email. Visit for staff contact information.

Proclamation - Day of Black Loyalist Exodus

In recognition of the significance of the UN Decade of African Descent and the history of the Black Loyalist in Nova Scotia, January 15, 2022 has been proclaimed as the Day of Black Loyalist Exodus: 15 Ships to Sierra Leone.

Click pdf Proclamation (502 KB) for the full version. 

Bell Canadian Navigable Waters Act Public Notices

Bell hereby gives notice that an application has been made to the Minister of Transport, pursuant to the Canadian Navigable Waters Act for approval of the work described herein and its site and plans.

pdf TC Public Notice 60 LaHave Island Rd DNS (70 KB)

pdf TC Public Notice 722 Crescent Beach Rd DNS (53 KB)

pdf TC Public Notice 607 Crescent Beach Rd DNS (55 KB)

Building closure - Thursday, December 9

The Municipal Services building will be closed Thursday, December 9 due to inclement weather. Staff will be working remotely - please visit our Contact Us page for phone numbers and email addresses. 

Sustainability Committee members needed

Do you care about Climate Change?

We need members of the public to join the Sustainability Committee. This is an exciting opportunity for those people who would like to actively participate in the discussion of the future of our community through the Local Climate Change Action Plan – visit for more information.

The Sustainability Committee advises Municipal Council on reducing both the corporate and community greenhouse gas emissions by drafting the Local Climate Change Action Plan. Meetings are normally conducted on the second Thursday of every month, starting at 6:30 p.m. The following appointments are available with the possibility of reappointment:

  • • 2 member-at-large appointments for a two year term.

To apply, please send a letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 10 Allée Champlain Drive, Cookville, NS, B4V 9E4, including the following points:

  • • What interested you in serving as a member of the Committee.
  • • What you know about sustainability matters in the Municipality.
  • • How you feel you can contribute to the discussion of the Committee.
  • • How you would handle a situation where a decision was made that you did not support.
  • • Anything that the Municipal Council should know about your qualifications.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this appointment. 

This position will remain advertised until filled.

Dayspring and District Fire Department meeting

The Fire Commission for Dayspring and District Fire Department will hold a meeting to replace a commissioner on Monday November 1, 2021 at 6:45pm. Residents are invited to attend.

Location Dayspring & District FD,
13177 Trunks 3, Upper Lahave NS
Contact: Earl Conrad

Mader’s Cove Fire Protection Commission Annual Ratepayers Meeting

The 2021 Annual Ratepayers Meeting of the Mader’s Cove Fire Protection Commission will be held in the Large Conference Room of the Mahone Bay Centre on Thursday, November 4 at 7:00 pm. Covid 19 protocols will be followed including proof of vaccination.

Proclamation - Energy Efficiency Day

October 6 has been proclaimed as "Energy Efficiency Day", to support MODL's clean energy goals and move toward more energy efficiency now and in the future.  

Click pdf Proclamation (36 KB) pdf (202 KB) to view the full proclamation.

Office closure: September 30

The Municipal Services Building will be closed to the public on Thursday, September 30, and the flags will be lowered out of respect, in observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Dayspring & District Fire Protection Commission Ratepayers Meeting

Dayspring and District Fire Protection Commission will hold their Ratepayers Meeting on Monday 4 October 7:00 pm at the Fire Hall.

Questions? Contact Don Davison at 902-527-1290

Proclamation - Emancipation Day

August 1 has been proclaimed as "Emancipation Day", commemorating the anniversary date of 1834 when the British parliament abolished slavery across its empire, freeing enslaved people of African descent throughout the British colonies.  

Click pdf Proclamation (202 KB) to view the full proclamation.