Employment Opportunity - Manager of Water Works

The Town of Trenton is actively seeking a Manager for its public water infrastructure department.

Resumes with Cover Letter may be submitted in confidence to:

Attn: Wayne Teasdale, CAO
Fax: (902) 752-0090
Mail to: PO Box 328, Trenton, NS B0K 1X0

In Person at Trenton Town Hall (120 Main Street, Trenton, NS) during regular busines hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm).

No phone calls please.

Deadline for applications is Friday, March 06, 2020

The Town of Trenton is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Trenton Park Redevelopment Initiative Update


Trenton, NS – The redevelopment of Trenton Park has reached a major milestone, in awarding the design work phase to Glenn Group Landscape Architects and Park Planners.

The successful contract notification took place in February 14, after a public tendering process, through the Town of Trenton in the amount of $216,140.00 plus applicable taxes.

“We’re thrilled to see this incredible project for the community officially underway with the beginning of formal design plans. We know that people are really excited to see the work start in the park, and the design phase is a big milestone for this redevelopment project,” said Mayor Shannon MacInnis. “We will be working closely with our project manager and council as this redevelopment project comes to fruition and look forward to what this will add and bring to our community.”  

The project has seen support from all levels of government, with $2.2 million from the federal government, $1.2 million from the province of Nova Scotia, and $254,518 from the Town of Trenton, Town of New Glasgow, Town of Pictou, the County of Pictou, the Town of Stellarton and community.

“We are thrilled to have this company selected and start the formal plans for the project,” said John Charlton, Project Manager overseeing the redevelopment project. “Park users may start to see activity on-site as early as this spring, and we’re working towards final completion of the project in summer of 2021.” 

Once complete this universally accessible, high-quality parkland will serve as a signature destination within our community offering residents a wealth of outdoor recreation activities and opportunities.  Redevelopment plans include many new additions to the park including a large and exciting playground, seating, signage, shade shelters, refurbished pool, picnic areas, splash pad, fenced dog park, washrooms, trail remediation, and additional, upgraded parking facilities. Once restored and modernized, Trenton Park will provide a safer, accessible, and more welcoming environment to ensure the widest use possible and participation by people of all ages.

The fundraising and redevelopment project was initiated by the Hemlock Group, a volunteer group of engaged citizens looking to create an outdoor recreation space for all of Pictou County and beyond.

For more information on the plans, click here to visit the Hemlock Group website.

Pictou County to Welcome Team Germany

Female National Hockey Team Setting up Camp in Pictou County


Photo of Team Germany in action recently against Sweden (Credit to HHOF).

PICTOU COUNTY, NS – Pictou County will host a National Women’s Hockey Team before the World Championships in April.

Team Germany will be spending the week of March 23 to 29 in Pictou County as it prepares for the 2020 IIHF Women's World Championship. This is an annual tournament consisting of the world’s top 10 women's hockey countries.

The 2020 Women's World Championship tournament will be played at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax and the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro, N.S., from March 31 to April 10, 2020.

During its time in the area, Team Germany will practice out of the Pictou County Wellness Centre once a day from 10 a.m. to Noon. Practices will be open to spectators. An exhibition game will be held on March 25 and possibly March 27. A more detailed schedule of events and volunteer opportunities will be available in the first week of March.

“This is an exciting and new opportunity for Pictou County,” said Cindy MacKinnon of Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores. “We will have a national level women’s hockey team living and practicing here as they prepare for some of the biggest games of their season. We are continuing to work on finalizing plans that will allow the community to welcome the team and raise awareness about the female program.”

The Pictou County Wellness Centre, which recently hosted Pinty’s Grand Slam Curling, will be providing on-ice and in-house services to the team throughout the week. This will include allotting ice time for games and practices as well as making sure it has access to gym facilities, laundry, its own dressing room, and community rooms if needed.

“Hosting a female camp in Pictou County is something new for the Wellness Centre, and it allows us to prove once again that this is a world-class facility that can host national events,” said Chad McDavid, marketing, advertising, and brand communications officer of the Pictou County Wellness Centre.

This is also an excellent opportunity for children and adults to learn more about the female hockey game that is continuing to grow locally, provincially, and nationally.

“Having the IIHF Women’s Hockey Championships hosted so close to Pictou County was a huge thrill for everyone interested in the game, especially when you have Nova Scotia role models like Blayre Turnbull and Jill Saulnier on Team Canada, but now being able to watch a national team practice or play in our rinks is an incredible bonus,” said Lesley Heighton, Fundy Highland Female Regional Director for Hockey Nova Scotia. “We hope there will be some development opportunities between local minor hockey players and Team Germany.“

Team Germany, which is currently ranked 9th overall in the Women’s World Ranking, plays its first game on March 31 against Japan at the Rath EastLink Community Centre in Truro. Teams in the B Pool will be playing round-robin games out the Rath EastLink Community Centre while the A Pool will play in Halifax at the Scotiabank Centre.

The championship is divided into two pools with Germany in Pool B along with Czech Republic, Denmark, Japan, and Hungary. Pool A consists of Switzerland, Canada, United States, Finland, and Russia.

More information about Team Germany’s schedule while in Pictou County will be released in mid-March.

Tickets for the IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship can be ordered at

For More Information Contact:

Cindy MacKinnon at 902-752-6383

Sueann Musick at 902-485-2238

Winter Parking Regulations 2019-2020


Whereas due to the congestion on the streets and highways in the communities of New Glasgow and Trentoncaused by vehicular and pedestrian traffic and the limitation on the free use of the streets liable to be caused bythe presence of snow and ice thereon and notwithstanding that certain traffic signs have been erected in thesecommunities prohibiting or permitting vehicles to park or stand upon any street during the hours statedthereon:

(a) No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle upon any street in these communities between thehours of 01:00 a.m. and 07:00 a.m. of the same day.

(b) No owner, driver or person having control or custody of any vehicle shall between the1stday of December, 2019 and the 1stday of April, 2020, park or leave unattended by a person authorized tomove and capable of operating the same upon any street in the above manner as to hinder,inconvenience or prevent removal or snow or ice from such highway or street.

(c) No owner, driver or person having control or custody of any vehicle shall during the period from onehour after any snow storm has commenced to two hours after such snow storm has stopped, park thevehicle if it is unattended by a person authorized to move and capable of operating the same, upon anystreet in these communities.

Nothing in the foregoing shall apply to:

1. A motor vehicle of a physician or surgeon parked reasonably near his/her office or residence andimmediately available for professional calls.

2. A motor vehicle parked by a physician or surgeon who is actually engaged in his/her professionaloccupation and reasonably near where he/she is so engaged.

3. A motor vehicle parked by an operator who is actually engaged in discharging his/her duties as a PoliceOfficer or a member of the police or the armed services.

4. A motor vehicle parked by an operator who is actually engaged in discharging his/her duties as amember of a Fire Department.

5. A commercial vehicle parked by an operator for the purpose of loading or unloading merchandise.

6. A motor vehicle belonging to a public utility company or corporation parked reasonably near theresidence of an operator and immediately available for emergency calls.

It shall be an offence for any person to fail to comply with these regulations and such person will be liable to apenalty as provided by Section 293 of the Motor Vehicle Act.

No person shall remove or permit to be removed snow or ice from a property onto a public street, sidewalk orother public place.

Businesses are reminded that it is your responsibility to remove all snow and ice from the sidewalk abutting their property including the street corner.

Your cooperation is essential for the safety of all pedestrians particularly school children and senior citizensduring the winter months.

Chief Eric MacNeil


Town's of New Glasgow & Trenton

Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre

Ice rentals will be available beginning Friday, September 27, 2019 through March 2020. During the off season (April through September) the facility may be rented for various events. The rink has a large stage, sound system, 800 chairs and 70 tables.

The Trenton Rink Annex makes a great rental space complete with private washroom and kitchenette with refrigerator. Set up can be done for everything from business meetings or seminars with large boardroom style tables or presentation style (chairs only or tables), or small social gatherings. For more information regarding rink rentals, please contact:

Darryl Marcott - Rink Manager

Tel: (902) 752-2382
Fax: (902) 752-4269

For more rink information, visit the Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre section here.

Housing Nova Scotia

Housing Nova Scotia (NS)

Are you aware that Housing Nova Scotia offers programs throughout Nova Scotia which help keep low and modest income homeowners in their own homes, and in the communities they’re helped to build, for as long as they can? Their goal is to help eligible families, seniors and persons with disabilities make their homes safer and more accessible.

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Community Grants Policy & Application Process

Coming into effect for 2019 fiscal year. Submission deadline: February 28th.

Every year the Town receives requests for support from many community groups and causes. Responding to such requests on an ad hoc or “as received” basis may result in unequitable treatment of requests that are received late in the fiscal year, or may not allow Council to best prioritize such requests for maximum impact in the community.