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We’re so excited to have Nova Scotia Webcams installed in Civic Square. This project was completed in partnership with the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce with funding from Tourism Nova Scotia.

The camera will help showcase Downtown Truro to a broad audience and highlight the many events that take place throughout the year.

TOWN OF TRURO CONTINUES WORK ON DEER MANAGEMENTSTRATEGY

The Truro Deer Management Working Group continues their work on an implementation planrelated to the Controlled Managed Hunt, as outlined in the Town’s Deer Management Strategy.At this time, it is expected that a Controlled Managed Hunt may take place in the Winter 2021/2022.

The Deer Management Working Group, which formed in March 2021, had been working toformulate a Deer Management Strategy for the Town from March – September, 2021. The Draft Deer Management Strategy was approved by Truro Town Council at the public council meetingin September, 2021. A final version has been created for public distribution and is available on the Town’s website.

The approved Deer Management Strategy sets overall goals for mitigating deer-human conflicts and highlights all elements of deer management throughout the Town. This includes management options at the individual level, in order to reduce conflicts to individual properties, public education options, as well as population reduction options. While individuals will be encouraged to focus on implementations on their own individual properties, the Town will focus on public education and population reductions measures (with oversight and guidance from Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables).

As outlined in the Deer Management Strategy, one of the most favourable population reduction methods, in terms of effectiveness, feasibility, public cost, capacity and time to implement, was a Controlled Managed Hunt. A Controlled Managed Hunt differs from the Town’s previous Watershed Hunts significantly. At this time the Deer Management Working Group is working to put together a full implementation plan for a Controlled Managed Hunt to take place safely and effectively with inthe Town of Truro. Public safety throughout the hunt program is of utmost importance and therefore, there are a number of considerations and protocols that need to be establish before any hunt can occur. The Working Group is hopeful to have all elements of the implementationplan established for a Controlled Managed Hunt to occur at some point during the Winter of 2021/2022.

The Working Group is also working with Feed Nova Scotia to have all deer harvested through this program to be donated to food banks throughout Nova Scotia. It is estimated that the average deer will provide 216 servings of protein to families in need, across Nova Scotia. The Working Group is also working with Millbrook First Nation on the implementation plan, and it is expected that all hides will be donated to Millbrook First Nation. It is important to the Working Group that the program operate on a little waste as possible.

For more information on the Deer Management Strategy and the efforts of the Working Group,residents are encouraged to visit to click on the image below.

Its' Time for a New Plan!

For more information on the Let’s Connect Plan Review project, click here: https://truro-lets-connect-townoftruro.hub.arcgis.com/

Victoria Park 

A natural woodland park that spans 3,000 acres and located only minutes from downtown. The extensive trail system winds through natural gorges, waterfalls, tall trees and inspiring look-offs.  

Click on the picture below for more information on activities in the park. 

ALERT TRURO COLCHESTER (AlertTC) 

Want to Stay Informed of What Is Happening in Your Community?

Sign Up Today 

Alert Truro Colchester (AlertTC) is a free public notification program that will allow subscribers to receive important information about their municipality via text message, email or voice call to phone as well as through the AlertTC smartphone app.    

As a subscriber you can receive: 
- Emergency Alerts (i.e. water quality notifications, severe weather notices, amber alerts)
- Public Advisories (i.e. road closures, water main breaks)
- General Community Notices (i.e. newsletters, special events) 

AlertTC is a communication tool to assist with keeping individuals living and working in the Town of Truro and Colchester County informed of what is happening in our communities. 

What do I need to sign up?
- You will need to create a unique username and password and have a valid email address. It is recommended that you use your email address as your username.
- You will be required to enter a local address (i.e. home or business) that will help the municipality ensure you receive the proper notifications.
- When filling out the signup form you will be asked for a “Location Name”. Examples would include “Home, Work,Cottage, etc”
- You will be asked to select a Time Zone. Please select “GMT-04:00 Atlantic Standard Time (America/Halifax)” as your local time zone.
- You may sign up for more than one property if you choose (i.e. home or work).

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TODAY

Winter Parking Ban

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

WHEREAS, DUE TO THE CONGESTION OF THE STREETS IN THE Town of Truro, caused by vehicular and pedestrian traffic and the limitations of the free use of the streets liable to be caused by the presence of snow and ice thereon, I am of the opinion that emergencies and special conditions exist and so I declare:

THEREFORE, under the authority of Section 202 (2) of the Motor Vehicle Act, as Traffic Authority for the Town of Truro, I make the following temporary regulations:

1. Notwithstanding that certain traffic signs have been erected in the Town of Truro prohibiting or permitting the parking or leaving standing of vehicles upon sections of the streets during the hours stated thereon,
(A) Between the 15th day of December 2022, and the 1st day of April, 2023, inclusive, no owner or driver or person, having control or custody of any vehicle shall park or leave standing the same upon any street in the Town of Truro, between the hours of one o'clock in the morning and the hour of seven o'clock in the morning of the same day.

(B) No owner or driver of any vehicle shall between the 15th day of December 2022, and the 1st day of April, 2023, inclusive, park or leave the same standing and unattended by a person authorized to move and capable of operating the same upon any street in the Town of Truro in such manner as to hinder, inconvenience, or prevent the proper removal of snow or ice from such street.

(C) Nothing in the foregoing regulations shall, however, apply to:
(i) The Motor Vehicle of a physician or surgeon parking reasonably near their office or residence and immediately available for professional calls.
(ii) Motor Vehicles parking by a physician or surgeon who is actually engaged in their professional occupation, reasonably near where they are so engaged.
(iii) Motor Vehicles parked by an operator who is actually engaged in discharging the duties of a police officer or peace officer.
(iv) Commercial vehicles parked by an operator for the purpose of loading or unloading merchandise.

2. The time referred to shall be the time from time to time legally in effect in the Town of Truro.

It shall be an offence for any person to fail to comply with these regulations and any such person will be liable to a penalty as provided by Section 292 of the Motor Vehicle Act.

Andrew J. MacKinnon, P.Eng.
Traffic Authority for the Town of Truro, Nova Scotia

Recreation Programs and Events

For more information on no cost recreation opportunities please visit: 

https://www.truro.ca/programs-and-events.html

 

2022 Fall Flushing Schedule

Annual Flushing Schedules (2022).pdf

2022 Tree Planting Rebate Program

For the 16th year the Town of Truro will be offering cash rebates to residents and businesses towards the purchase price of trees planted within the Town of Truro. The intent of the program is to provide an incentive to Truro citizens to plant new trees as part of the town’s urban forest. The urban forest is vital green infrastructure which provides numerous benefits to us all, far beyond mere aesthetics.

The Tree Committee’s annual urban tree planting programs continues the tradition of encouraging Truro residents to plant new trees in our community and has been doing so for the past 50 years! Under the rebate program participants may apply for a rebate of 50% of the purchase price for up to ten (10) trees per property, to a maximum of $50 per tree! Labour costs to have trees planted are not eligible for the rebate. To qualify for the rebate, trees must have been purchased from a commercial retailer, be appropriate for our plant hardiness zone (Canadian Zone 5 or hardier), and a copy of the original sales receipt must be provided. The program runs between May 1, 2022 and September 30, 2022, or until available program funding is runs out. 

Beginning in 2017, in the interest of diversity, Norway maple and cultivars (Acer platanoides) will no longer be accepted under the tree planting rebate program! 

Beginning in 2018 ash species (Fraxinus) will not be eligible for the rebate due to EAB! 

Please Note this is a Tree Rebate Program not a Landscaping rebate program, therefore shrubs and bushes do not qualify.


To apply for the rebate participants simply contact the Truro Tree Committee, after the trees have been purchased and planted, and a site visit will be arranged to view the trees in the ground at the identified property. A rebate application will be completed and a cheque from the Town will be processed and mailed to the applicant. To apply for the rebate, and arrange for a site visit, contact Jenna Brown at 902-895-4243 or at .  

Truro’s urban forest benefits us all, and it needs YOUR help to ensure its long-term health and sustainability. Urban forests are a front-line defense against global climate change and help manage stormwater runoff and flooding! 

Winter Parking Ban

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

WHEREAS, DUE TO THE CONGESTION OF THE STREETS IN THE Town of Truro, caused by vehicular and pedestrian traffic and the limitations of the unrestricted use of the streets liable to be caused by the presence of snow and ice thereon, I am of the opinion that emergencies and special conditions exist and so I declare:

THEREFORE, under the authority of Section 202 (2) of the Motor Vehicle Act, as Traffic Authority for the Town of Truro, I make the following temporary regulations:

 1. Notwithstanding that sure traffic signs have been erected in the Town of Truro prohibiting or permitting the parking or leaving standing of vehicles upon sections of the streets during the hours stated thereon,

(A) Between the 15th day of December 2021, and the 1st day of April, 2022, inclusive, no owner or driver or person, having control or custody of any vehicle shall park or leave standing the same upon any street in the Town of Truro, between the hours of one o'clock in the morning and the hour of seven o'clock in the morning of the same day.

(B) No owner or driver of any vehicle shall between the 15th day of December 2021, and the 1st day of April, 2022, inclusive, park or leave the same standing and unattended by a person authorized to move and capable of operating the same upon any street in the Town of Truro in such manner as to hinder, inconvenience, or prevent the proper removal of snow or ice from such street.

(C) Nothing in the foregoing regulations shall, however, apply to:

(i) The Motor Vehicle of a physician or surgeon parking reasonably near their office or residence and immediately available for professional calls.

(ii) Motor Vehicles parking by a physician or surgeon who is actually engaged in their professional occupation, reasonably near where they are so engaged.

(iii) Motor Vehicles parked by an operator who is actually engaged in discharging the duties of a police officer or peace officer.

(iv) Commercial vehicles parked by an operator for the purpose of loading or unloading merchandise.

2. The time referred to shall be the time from time to time legally in effect in the Town of Truro. It shall be an offence for any person to fail to comply with these regulations and any such person will be liable to a penalty as provided by Section 292 of the Motor Vehicle Act.

Andrew J. MacKinnon,
P.Eng. Traffic Authority for the
Town of Truro, Nova Scotia

 

2021 Colchester REMO Emergency Management Plan

Colchester REMO Emergency Plan

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