2021 Truro Winter Long John Festival

As COVID – 19 regulations do not allow us to host our typical Truro Winter Long John Festival events and activities, we are taking the month of February to challenge you and your household to get out and get active to help with your physical and mental health in 2021. 

Why not get outside to complete some fun winter activities for a chance to win a prize through our Winter Wellness Passport?! Attached please find a copy of the 2021 Truro Winter Long John Festival Winter Wellness Passport. 

Send us a photo through messenger of you completing an activity, on the Truro Parks Recreation Culture Facebook Page @Truroprc or email for a chance to win a prize. 

One entry per activity. 

Please specify which activity you are completing when sending in your entry. 

If you complete all 16 activities, you will be entered into an additional prize draw.

pdf 2021 Truro Winter Long John Festival Winter Wellness Passport (484 KB)

2020- 2021 PARKING BAN

Decemeber 11, 2020


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 2020, and the 1st day of April, 2021, 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 2020, and the 1st day of April, 2021, 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

Winter Parking Ban 2020.pdf

November 3, 2020


The Truro Water Utility will be undergoing the annual Fall Flushing of Water Mains beginning Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7:00 am and continuing until Monday, November 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Please refer to the schedule below to determine the dates/times your area will be flushed.

This flushing may create periods of low pressure or discolored water. Customers are advised to restrict water usage during flushing times.

Now is the time to flush your Hot Water Heaters!

2020 Fall Flushing Schedule.pdf

July 29, 2020

Clean It Right

A Program to Support Nova Scotia’s Tourism Industry.
Clean It Right is a new training program provided through TIANS to provide awareness and education on cleaning your establishment with the goal of regaining consumer confidence.The program was designed to increase the safety of guests, visitors and the workforce in the Tourism industry. This will help reassure customers that may be hesitant to travel, shop and eat out during the post COVID-19 period.

For more information on this program contact:
or visit: https://tourismstrong.ca/clean-it-right/

July 15, 2020:

Accessibility Advisory Committee
Volunteer Committee Members Needed

In 2017, Nova Scotia became the third province in Canada to pass accessibility legislation,committing to a more equitable and accessible province. The Accessibility Act recognizes accessibility as a human right and sets a goal to make Nova Scotia an accessible province by 2030.

The goal of the Act is to prevent and remove barriers that restrict people with disabilities fromfully participating in society.

Each municipality is required to form an Accessibility Advisory Committee. The role of the Accessibility Advisory Committee is to advise the municipal unit on identifying, preventing, andeliminating accessibility barriers to municipal programs, services, and infrastructure. The Committee will play a key role in developing the accessibility plan for the municipality andultimately, help the municipality become an accessible community.

Under the Accessibility Act, at least half of the committee members must have a disability orrepresent an organization that represents people with disabilities.Interested in becoming a member of this committee?Interested in making a difference?If so, we would love to hear from you!To apply, please complete the ‘Citizen Volunteer Application for Boards, Committees, Societies’ form, or, for more information, please contact:

Tracy Hart
Executive Assistant
Town of Truro
(902) 893-6076

June 16, 2020:

Mentoring Plus

 The Town of Truro is excited to collaborate with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education in implementing the Mentoring Plus Initiative. Mentoring Plus aims to draw upon the skills and knowledge of retirees to help support young adults (16 - 35+) explore and connect to career paths through team mentoring and support. Are you 55+ and interested in hearing more about this project?

Are you an agency or organization providing education, employment training, or career development supports to members of our community?

Connect with Sacha Brake, Mentoring Plus Coordinator with the Town of Truro at 902-324-1040 or for more info or to register for upcoming virtual information sessions.

Tree Planting Rebate Program Information pdf
2020 Tree Planting Rebate Program INFO (133 KB)

King Street Community Garden Plot Application pdf
2020 King St Community Garden Plot Application (259 KB)


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