Municipality of the County of Inverness
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COVID-19 Information

The Municipality of the County of Inverness is working diligently to provide ongoing service to residents. Due to COVID-19, for staff and public safety, the Port Hood Administrative Building, the Municipal Recycling Facility and the Infrastructure & Emergency Services Building in Strathlorne are closed to the public until further notice.

  • To pay your water or tax bill, call 902-787-2274
  • If you are returning to Inverness County from out of the country, the Municipality strongly encourages you to schedule a water connection BEFORE your arrival. You can do this by calling 902-787-2274 or emailing whitney.macdonald@invernesscounty.ca. Please leave contact information and the date of your arrival. If you were unable to call before your arrival, water connection is still possible. Call 902-787-2274 to schedule your connection as soon as you are able.
  • Solid waste collection will continue. Please check the Municipality of the County of Inverness Facebook page for updates.
  • The Kenloch Transfer Station is closed to the public but open to contractors. Please respect social distancing guidelines while visiting the site.

For the Municipal emergency hotline, call 902-258-5048. For acute medical emergencies, call 9-1-1. If you feel sick, call 8-1-1 for assessment.

For up-to-date information from the Province of Nova Scotia, visit: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/

Important News

Operational Updates: May 6 2020

Posted on: May 6, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and provincial State of Emergency has impacted everyone in the province in different ways, including how municipalities conduct business. The staff of the Municipality of the County…

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Important Recycling/Blue Bag Update / Mise à jour importante sur le recyclage et les sacs bleus

Posted on: April 22, 2020

To ensure the safety of employees and to remain compliant with provincial public health recommendations during the pandemic, the Municipality of the County of Inverness has temporarily closed the Strathlorne…

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Notice to All Residents: Heavy Garbage Update / Avis à tous les résidents: Mise-à-jour pour collection d’objets lourds

Posted on: April 17, 2020

Spring Heavy Garbage Pickup is postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the provincial State of Emergency and to protect the health and safety of Municipal staff. The…

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Notice For All Water Utility Customers / Avis pour tous les clients des services d’eau

Posted on: April 17, 2020

As water utility bills will be mailed out in the coming days, the Municipality would like to remind residents of certain changes that have been made to their payments due…

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Municipal Council Approves Changes to Payments

Posted on: April 15, 2020

INVERNESS COUNTY, NS – The Municipality of the County of Inverness Council approved a series of motions at the April 9, 2020 Regular Council meeting that will assist in alleviating…

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Municipality to Postpone Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Posted on: April 14, 2020

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Municipality of the County of Inverness will be postponing the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner until further notice. The evening celebrating some of the…

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Easter Message from Inverary Manor

Posted on: April 10, 2020

As we prepare to celebrate the Easter weekend, a time of year we traditionally rejoice in the changing season and revel in nature’s signs of new life, the enormity of…

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Message from Municipal Council: April 1 2020

Posted on: April 1, 2020

Dear residents of the Municipality of the County of Inverness, To one degree or another, we’ve all had to adjust our lives because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For some of…

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PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA: Twenty New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Posted on: March 31, 2020

Original found here As of today, March 31, Nova Scotia has 147 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Twenty new cases were identified Monday, March 30. Most cases are connected to travel…

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Municipality of the County of Inverness to Provide Food for Families

Posted on: March 31, 2020

INVERNESS COUNTY, N.S. – The Municipality of the County of Inverness and Seaside Communications in cooperation with the Strait Area Centre for Education’s SchoolsPlus Program have teamed up to provide…

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To download the Municipality's Pandemic Plan, click here.

Download the information handout here.

Download printable STOP signs for your door here.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water and follow coughing/sneezing etiquette.
  • Practice social distancing by avoiding large gatherings and staying home as much as possible. Even if you are not sick, you may be asymptomatic and a carrier of the illness.
  • If you feel sick, stay home and call 8-1-1 for assessment. Do not drive yourself to a hospital, clinic or assessment centre without first calling 8-1-1.
  • Check in on neighbours and friends by phone or online who may need help with supplies as they are self-isolating.
  • As per the Province of Nova Scotia's Chief Medical Officer of Health, if you have travelled out of the country, you must self-isolate for at least 14 days following your return.

For the most accurate information, visit: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

  • COVID-19 symptoms include: fever, cough, difficulty breathing, pneumonia
  • If you experience any kind of illness, even if the symptoms are not COVID-19 related, stay home and avoid contact with others.
  • If you suspect you have COVID-19, call 8-1-1 immediately and they will assess your symptoms and instruct you on next steps. Do not drive yourself to an assessment centre before calling 8-1-1 as they will not admit you without a referral.
  • Stay hydrated, get some rest, and follow the instructions of doctors and nurses.

Here are the current known cancellations:

  • All Municipality-led recreational activities & programs
  • To submit a cancellation due to COVID-19, please click here.

    Please fill out the form below to submit a cancellation to be listed in the current cancellations section.