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Yarmouth South Playground Improvements

A piano panel, gear panel, path and wheelchair accessible swing have been installed at the Yarmouth Sound Playground.

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Student Parks Labourer

Student Employment Opportunity

The Town of Yarmouth is seeking applications from students for a Parks Labourer position.

The student will work closely with our Seasonal Parks employees. He/she will assist in the maintenance of all Town of Yarmouth parks and green areas, as well as, the waterfront area. This will include painting, mowing, weeding, planting flowers and shrubs and maintenance of the multi-use trail.

Applicants must be physically fit with the ability to lift heavy equipment. Must possess a valid driver’s license and provide a driver’s abstract record. The successful candidates will be required to work outside in all weather conditions and be comfortable working independently. Previous experience working with lawn maintenance tools and equipment is required.

Applicants must be available for work as of May 29th and returning to post secondary education in September 2017.

To apply please email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 23rd, 2017.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Communities in Bloom - Upcoming Events

Compost Giveaway
May 27, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
Public Works Building
227 Pleasant Street

Bring your own container for a maximum of 15L/20lbs per person

While quantities last!!


A Container Garden Workshop
May 27, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Public Works Building
227 Pleasant Street

Alice d’Entremont from Ouest-Ville Perennials will be instructing on proper plant techniques for containers to get your planting season off to a great start. In celebration of Canada’s 150th, the color theme will be red and white.

Cost is $20 per person.

Maximum container size – 18″ diameter. Don’t forget your gloves and egg cartons.

Space is limited to 50 spaces and pre-registration is required.

Register in person at:
Town Hall
400 Main Street

For more information please call, 902-742-9423.

Museum Interpreter


The W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum is seeking applications for Museum Interpreters.

1 Summer Student – available from June 5th, 2017 to August 27th, 2017

1 Regular Seasonal – available from May 22nd, 2017 to October 18th, 2017

The successful applicants will share the history of one of the most significant fishing and shipping enterprises in Southwest Nova Scotia. The interpreters will assist the public in their exploration of the Sweeney marine heritage through unique exhibits, including a simulation of a traditional fishing wharf, complete with fishing, processing and ship repair sheds, wharf decks and a coastal freighter.

Other duties will include but are not limited to: opening/closing of museum, balancing cash, making deposits, minor housekeeping, responding to various inquiries from local and traveling public.

Applicants must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be knowledgeable about other tourism and cultural attractions in the area. Previous experience working in a museum setting would be considered an asset.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume to the attention of Nadine Gates; by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; by fax to 902-749-1120; or by mail to The Yarmouth County Museum and Archives, 22 Collins St., Yarmouth N.S., B5A 3C8. Closing date –May 17th, 2017, 5:00 pm.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

2017 Spring Flushing Program


The Yarmouth Water Utility will be undertaking its annual water main flushing program commencing on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, and will take approximately three weeks to complete. Flushing will start in the village of South Ohio, North Ohio Crossroad, followed by Hebron Industrial Park, Sprucehills Subdivision, Dayton-Hebron, the Town of Yarmouth and the Acadia Band Reserve. Flushing will take place between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily & 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. with the exception of Dayton-Hebron which will be flushed at night between 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Some discoloration and fluctuation in water pressure may be experienced during this period. Customers are asked to refrain from washing clothes during this time. Please stay tuned to your local radio station for daily updates of the areas affected.

We apologize for any inconvenience created during this time.


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Flushing is now complete.

For Sale - Finished Compost

Yarmouth Compost Facility - 1932 Hardscratch Road

Finished Compost Now Available - $25/cubic yard plus HST

Phone 902-742-5220 for more information.

Town of Yarmouth

 This is an exciting time for the Town of Yarmouth. By working together, we can meet today’s challenges and build a better future.”

Pam Mood


Town of Yarmouth
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

  (902) 742-2521
  (902) 742-6244

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