Beware of Scams - Re: Recent Energy Survey

TOWN OF TRENTON NOTICE
Re: Energy Consumption Status Survey

Did you receive a suspicious text or email regarding energy consumption? (See photo for example).

This is NOT coming from the Town of Trenton. We have also reached out to Nova Scotia Power to confirm that this survey is NOT from them.

This is a scam. Do not complete or submit survey. Please delete it.

SCAM AND FRAUD PREVENTION

Protect yourself & always be vigilant!

  • Don't be afraid to say no
  • Do your research
  • Don't give out personal information
  • Beware of upfront fees
  • Protect your computer
  • Be careful who you share images with
  • Protect your online accounts

If you have questions or concerns regarding suspicious emails, phone calls or texts, follow your instincts and investigate it. Several residents reached out to members of Council regarding this particular survey and Town staff took the time to confirm with NS Power. We are here to help:

Town Hall - 120 Main Street, Trenton NS
Public Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Phone: 902-752-5311

Town Council - Email:  

 

For more information about scams and how to protect yourself, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website.

(May 11, 2021) Off-highway Vehicle Use in Trenton

TOWN OF TRENTON NOTICE

Re: Off-highway Vehicle (OHV) Use

In the springtime, when the ground begins to thaw and becomes soft, use of off-highway vehicles can create visible damage to trails (as seen in the photo below). Unfortunately, when off-highway vehicles use trails unintended for such use, there can also be damage to vegetation, increased runoff, soil erosion, and degradation of water quality.
 
Per the Off-highway Vehicles Act. R.S., c. 323, s. 1.:
Permission of owner or occupier
14 (1) No person shall operate an off-highway vehicle on a sidewalk, walkway, school grounds, utility service lane, cultivated land, private forest land, campground, golf course, park, playground or any private property, without the written permission of the owner or occupier.
 
The Act is available in full online: Off-highway Vehicle Act 
 
What does this mean?
In short, the Town does not permit the use of off-highway vehicles (OHV) on any Town-owned lands including trails or within Trenton Park. You are not allowed to use off-highway vehicles on any lands which you do not own, and you do not have written permission from the property owner to be on their lands with your off-highway vehicle.
 
What if there are no signs stating OHV are not permitted?
Signage is not required as the Town does not have any lands where off-highway vehicles are permitted. If you do not have written permission from a property owner, you are not permitted to be on their lands with an off-highway vehicle. This is the law.
 
What should I do if someone is using an OHV on my land without my permission?
If you find someone using their OHV on your land without your permission and wish to make a complaint, please contact the New Glasgow Regional Police Non-Emergency Line at 902-752-1941.
 
What should I do if I see someone using an OHV on Town-owned land or property other than my own?
If you find someone using their OHV on Town-owned land or property other than your own and wish to make a complaint, please contact the Town of Trenton at 902-752-5311.
 
What should I do if I find damage on Town-owned land (including trails) caused by an OHV?
Please report any damage found to the Town of Trenton by calling 902-752-5311.
 
For a breakdown of Provincial Rules and Regulations regarding Off-highway Vehicle use, visit:
 

Do Not Flush Wipes

IMPORTANT REMINDER:

Please Do NOT Flush Any Household Wipes

The following notice was in the January 2020 issue of TrentonTalk. In these current times, it is especially important to remind resident's not to flush wipes of any kind including ones that claim to be "flushable" or "biodegradable".

To Flush or Not to Flush:Are Flushable Wipes Really Safe to Flush?

Wet wipes are marketed as “flushable” so there should be no problem with flushing them down the toilet, right? Wrong! Even though these wipes do eventually break down, they take a longer amount of time to do so compared to toilet paper. Since the breakdown of wet wipes aren’t as rapid, clogged pipes and blockages occur more frequently. Wipes can also cause clogged sewers and get tangled in pumps and equipment. Thick toilet paper, paper towels, cotton swabs, dental floss, sanitary pads, and toilet cleaning pads are all commonly flushed items that contribute to clogs and backups. They ALL belong in the regular garbage.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Canada-Nova Scotia Targeted Housing Benefit (CNSTHB)

Are you a low-income homeowner?

Do you spend more than 50 percent of your income to run your home?

Direct support is available for eligible homeowners through the Canada-Nova Scotia Targeted Housing Benefit. Working together, we are making housing more affordable for vulnerable people. 

For more information visit: HousingNS.ca

Email:

Or call: (902) 943-0835