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News & Notices
Two South Shore brothers are mixing their family’s fishing heritage with a heavy dose of Tusket Island lore, by offering a five-hour journey into Nova Scotia’s unique seafaring culture! Read more here.
The Town of Yarmouth has a Heritage Incentive Program in which Municipally Registered Heritage Properties located within the Town of Yarmouth are eligible for matched financial support for exterior conservation work.
This is an annual program in which owners of Town registered Heritage Properties may apply for 50% cost sharing support from the Town to aide in exterior renovations to their property to an annual maximum of $2 000.
This program is administered by the Town’s Heritage Advisory Committee. Council has dedicated $7,000 annually to be distributed for this program. Property owners may apply for cost sharing support once (1) per year, and will be awarded funding up to twice in any five (5) year period.
Priority is given to applications:
- For the preservation and restoration of historical structural and weatherproofing
elements over cosmetic improvements;
- For publicly visible features;
- And/or Supported by a Building Conservation Plan that has been prepared by an
architect, building inspector, engineer or other qualified restoration professional.
A few recipients of previous grants were 225 Main Street, 37 Alma Street, 23 Clements & 3 Sycamore Street. Check out these beautiful homes and the work that has been done.
- Click here for an application form
- pdf Letter to Heritage Property Owners (199 KB)
- pdf Process and Time Line (60 KB)
Updates to the Heritage Property Act were made in December 2010. Follow this LINK for details.
Yarmouth made the bucket worthy list by FlightNetwork showcasing Canada's Top 50 Small Towns worth a visit. Check out the full article here
A small group of volunteers along with a new local business and the support of the Town of Yarmouth and the Yarmouth & Acadian Shores Tourism Association (YASTA) are launching a Downtown Passport for the month of March. This passport is intended to encourage locals and visitors to shop and dine in the downtown Yarmouth area.
People are being encouraged to pick up a passport at any one of the partner locations and then visit all of the other partner locations, collecting signatures/stamps along the way. Once completed, you can drop off your passport at the Yarmouth Library for a chance to win some great prizes that have been provided by the partner locations. The promotion runs from March 4 - 27th.
The partner locations include; Aspire Esthetics, Gale’s Eatery, Every Bloomin’ Thing, KJR Jewellery, Sandy’s Gifts, Rudder's Seafood Restaurant, Wooden Buoy Antiques, The Style Merchant of Hawthorne St., SIP Cafe Yarmouth, Yarmouth Library, Yarmouth Natural Foods, Steampunk’d Salon & Gallery, City Drug Store, Ceramic Village, Mern’s Diner, Take a ride the NEW Yarmouth Bus, Town Hall.
More information can also be found at www.yarmouthpassport.com
The Western REN is asking business people in Southwest Nova Scotia to respond to two short questions.
• Is current rural internet service in Yarmouth and Digby counties meeting your business needs?
• In what ways would an improved rural internet connection impact your business?
Please tell us how your business is effected by your rural broadband internet connection. Tell us about the impact on your ability to do business, connect with co-workers, receive/send emails, complete... project work, or any other business impacts.
Your input can become part of developing solutions, please submit your written comments in any of the following ways.
• By commenting on our Facebook post.
• Yarmouth drop off: our Lovitt Plaza office, 368 Main Street, Suite 220, Yarmouth
• Digby drop off: our office in the Municipality of Digby’s building, 12548 Highway 217, Seabrook
The Town of Yarmouth recognizes our employees as our greatest resource in our organization. We are committed to the investment in our people. We seek candidates with knowledge and expertise in their field as well as individuals with a collaborative approach to working with others. We offer diverse career opportunities with competitive salary and benefits packages.
All employment opportunities within the Town of Yarmouth will be posted here as they become available.