The Canada-Nova Scotia Targeted Housing Benefit (CNSTHB) Accepting Applications

The Canada-Nova Scotia Targeted Housing Benefit (CNSTHB) provides funding directly to people in need so they can choose their own housing and pay a portion of their housing costs. Homeowners can receive support to stay in their own homes and renters  have the ability to take the benefit with them if they move to another apartment in the province.Jointly funded by the Government of Nova Scotia and the Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation (CMHC) under the National Housing Strategy (NHS), the CNSTHB is delivered by Housing Nova Scotia. Over 8 years, the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia will invest $120 million to provide direct support to 6,000 individuals and families for their housing costs. The program is aimed at people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, those in core housing need, seniors, single individuals under the age of 58 with no dependents, and homeowners in severe housing need. Learn more here.

HomeWarming offers no-charge energy assessments and free home upgrades to eligible Nova Scotians

It's important to HomeWarming that people living on lower incomes benefit from energy efficiency and feel comfortable at home. That’s why they offer a no-charge energy assessment and potential upgrades to income-qualified homeowners.If they discover that draft-proofing, insulation or other efficiency options can help make heating and cooling your home substantially more affordable and comfortable, they’ll install the upgrades at no cost to you. They’ll even coordinate the retrofits.Learn more at

Accessibility Advisory Committee Present's Town of New Glasgow's first Accessibility Action Plan

The accessibility Advisory Committee is excited to present to the public the Town of New Glasgow’s first Accessibility Action Plan. The plan is a result of many hours of work by a dedicated group of people who believe that barriers can be removed when we all listen, learn, cooperate and grow as a community. The Accessibility Advisory Committee is a Committee of Council, and this Municipal Plan serves as a guide on how to make the Town of New Glasgow accessible by 2030. Meaningful accessibility is the theme of our plan and is embedded in all areas of the report to address the real needs of everyone regardless of their ability. In order to understand how meaningful access impacts the day -to-day lives of people with disabilities and their families, we must listen to those touched by disabilities. That is why over the next two years, the Committee will continue to be strengthened as Council and staff use it as a roadmap to realize access. Read the full plan here.

Town of New Glasgow approves budgets for fiscal 2022-2023

June 20, 2022 - New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Following a comprehensive review of the actual financial results in the previous year’s budget and a detailed review of the municipal operating and capital budgets, the Town of New Glasgow is holding both its residential and commercial tax rates at $1.84 per $100 assessment for residential and $4.45 per $100 of assessment for commercial. There will be no increase in the residential user fees for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. The costs of providing services continue to increase every year and it is important to note the significant impact of inflation on the costs to provide municipal services. The Town Council and Staff worked diligently on the budgets to ensure there was no increase in the tax rates recognizing that residents and businesses are also experiencing uncontrollable costs for materials, food, gas, fuel and utilities. Read the full news release here.

Bylaw Notice - Use of Fireworks

New Glasgow Town Council recently passed a new pdf Noise Bylaw (205 KB) . The Bylaw requires any person, organization or community group who wishes to set off fireworks in the Town of New Glasgow, to obtain permission from Town Council to do so. An application for approval must be in writing to the CAO indicating the date, time and purpose of the fireworks which will be considered by Town Council.

Any person who violates any provisions of the Noise Bylaw shall be liable upon summary conviction for the first offence to a penalty of not less than $100 and of not more than $10,000, the second offence to a penalty of not less than $300 and of not more than $10,000 and imprisonment for a period of not more than 6 months or both and for a third or subsequent offence to a penalty of not less than $500 and of not more than $10,000 or imprisonment for a period of not more than 6 months or both.

Requests for approval can be emailed to or mailed to 111 Provost St. P. O Box 7 New Glasgow, N. S. B2H 5E1 at least 2 weeks prior to the event.