FASD Awareness Month - September 2023


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Month September 2023

WHEREAS: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term used to describe impacts on the brain and body of individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol. FASD is a lifelong disability. Individuals with FASD will experience some degree of challenges in their daily living, and need support with motor skills, physical health, learning, memory, attention, communication, emotional regulation, and social skills to reach their full potential. Each individual with FASD is unique and has areas of both strengths and challenges. 

WHEREAS: fasdNL is a pan-provincial organization that educates, provides supports and resources, and raises awareness about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in Newfoundland and Labrador and Atlantic Canada; and 

WHEREAS: fasdNL is leading a three-year FASD prevention, awareness, training, and collaborative action project in the four Atlantic provinces; and 

WHEREAS: FASD Awareness month is devoted to raising awareness of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) to improve prevention of FASD and diagnosis and support for individuals with FASD and broad public awareness helps to put FASD the 'map'; and 

THEREFORE: I, Mayor Donald Hussher do hereby proclaim the month of September, 2023 to be FASD Awareness Month in the Town of Trenton. 

Signed at Council Chamber, Trenton, Nova Scotia on is 12th of September, 2023.

Donald Hussher, Mayor Town of Trenton


Water Utility Notice (2023-09-18)

Water Utility Notice
Re: Low Water Pressure or Discolored Water  

The Town of Trenton Water Utility wishes to advise residents to expect low water pressure or some discolored water due to construction of the new reservoir and upgrades of the booster station.

The upper areas of the Town on Maple Street and above Ninth Street may be affected intermittently as the work continues this fall. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary work may cause. 

Mervin Smith
Manager of Water Utility 


If you have any questions, please reach out to Town Hall during public office hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm) at 902-752-5311.

Planning Notice Re: Swimming Pools

Owners of swimming pools are reminded that permits are required for new pools, and that the Town of Trenton, adopted a Common Land Use By-law in 2016 along with the other four towns in Pictou County. It is critical that swimming pools be fenced to ensure safety, and prevent young children from entering the pool area.  Specifically, the Land Use By-law states: 

Swimming Pool means a permanent or portable water-filled Structure, above ground or in-ground, with a minimum depth of 0.6 metres (2 feet) below surrounding land level, used for swimming and bathing, and does not include Reflecting Pools or other Landscaping features, and is not an Accessory Structure. 

21.7. Outdoor Swimming Pools and Reflecting Pools

Swimming Pools shall comply with the requirements of the Swimming Pool By-Law for the applicable Town. In addition, no Development Permit shall be issued for an outdoor Swimming Pool unless the pool conforms to the following requirements: 

a. a Swimming Pool, or the Yard in which it is located, shall be enclosed by a Fence or combination of Buildings and Fences, and for in-ground Swimming Pools, the Fence shall be situate no closer than 1.2 metres (4 feet) from the inside edge of the Swimming Pool; 

b. the enclosure shall:
i. completely enclose the Swimming Pool or Yard in which it is situate;
ii. create a barrier a minimum of 1.5 metres (5 feet) from the ground to the top of the Fence, gate, or enclosing Structure; and
iii. have no opening greater than 10 cm (4 inches) in any part of the Fence, gate, or enclosing Structure;

c. Swimming Pools shall comply with the Setback requirements per section 21.25 and section 21.26 of this By-Law as well as Table 2: Permitted Encroachments in Yards; 

d. a Swimming Pool shall not be permitted in a required Front Yard in residential Zones; 

e. in Commercial, Institutional (I) or Recreation (P) Zones, the minimum Setback from any Lot line shall be 6.1 metres (20 feet), measured from the property line to the inside edge of the Swimming Pool; and 

f. unobstructed public access to a Swimming Pool is not permitted, and access shallbe limited via:
i. a self-closing and self-latching gate a minimum of 1.5 metres (5 feet) in height;
ii. a main enclosing or partially-enclosing Building; or
iii. an Accessory enclosing or partially-enclosing Building provided unobstructed access through the Structure is not permitted. 

These requirements are in place to ensure the safety of all residents, but especially children. The Town also has a Swimming Pool By-law No.39 that requires fencing, and other requirements. We look forward to your cooperation in this regard. Should you have any questions, please contact:

Roland Burek
Planning & Development Officer

Phone: 902-752-4476

Public Notice: Airport Route Trail Clean-up


Re: Airport Route Trail Clean-up

Please be aware that tree debris clean-up along the Airport Route Trail (Smelt Brook Park to Park Road) will be completed over the next week.

The trail will remain open to the public. To ensure the safety of the public and workers, we ask all trail users to please exercise caution using the trail while this necessary work is completed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to have the clean-up completed as soon as possible.

144 CEF CAB - Trenton Community Liaison

144 Construction Engineering Flight Community Advisory Board Seeking Trenton Community Liaison

The 144 Construction Engineering Flight Community Advisory Board (CAB) liaises with the 144 CEF Pictou County, which is part of the Air Reserve program of the Canadian Armed Forces.

The mandate of the CAB is to promote the program within the communities and to liaise and advise on community programs and employment of reserves within the community, and to screen and advise on local training project requests. CAB meets monthly with the exception of July and August.

The board is made up of twelve members consisting of one councilor and one community representative from each of the five towns and the municipality of Pictou County.

The Town of Trenton is seeking a representative from the Town to work with other volunteers within the region to support community projects for non-profit organizations in Trenton as well as all Pictou County.

For more information on this community-based position, please contact:

Cam Beaton
Chairman of the 144 CEF Community Advisory Board
237 Welsford Street, Pictou, N.S.

144 Construction Engineering Flight Pictou (144 CEF)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/144CEF