Don't forget to nominate you favorite local businesses for one of the following awards for Small Business Appreciation Night. Nomination ballots can be submitted in person or mailed to the Municipal Office. Nominations can also be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Best New Business:
This award recognizes newly established businesses in the last 5 years that have shown significant promise through their growth and successful business strategy.

Best Customer Service:
This award highlights a business that is dedicated to continuously improving customer satisfaction, exceeding expectations and reacting appropriately to ensure customer satisfaction. They also demonstrate excellence in resolving conflicts and/or when facing challenges.

Best Community Impact:
This is awarded to the company that’s truly making a difference in their community. This business has taken positive action to invest in their community and sees social responsibility as an integral part of the business’ success.

Best Long Standing Business:
This award recognizes a successful business that has been operating for over 10 consecutive years and has exemplified growth and sustainability.

Business owners are invited to join us for Small Business Appreciation Night, Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 at 6:30pm at the Sherbrooke Lion’s Hall, hosted by St. Mary’s Municipality.

Local business owners are invited to gather and celebrate their accomplishments! The evening will include a guest speaker, a turkey supper & dessert served by the Sherbrooke Lions.

Our small businesses are extremely important to the Municipality and help to shape and enhance our communities. They understand the needs of the neighbourhoods we live in and are a part of what makes them great.

Residents have also been busy showing their love for ST. Mary’s businesses by nominating their favorite local businesses for the St. Mary’s Business Awards which will be given out during the Small Business Appreciation Night.

*Please note pre-registration for this event is required prior to October 12th, 2021 by phone 902-522-2607 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All Covid-19 guidelines will be followed and attendees will be asked for proof of double vaccination as per the Provincial guidelines and we thank you for your cooperation.*

2021 Bluenose 100 - Sail Past Season Schedule

The Bluenose will be visiting the Municipality of St. Mary’s on September 15 in Port Hilford and September 16th in Ecum Secum!

Arrival time in each port is typically between 4-6pm and departure is typically between 8-9am, although it is dependent on conditions and special events.

For the full schedule please visit https://bluenose.novascotia.ca/schedule

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, unfavorable sailing conditions or unexpected delays, this schedule is subject to change.

SHERBOOKE STREETSCAPES PLAN UPDATE
In 2018 the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s made the commitment to enhance the downtown core of the Municipality through developing the Sherbrooke Streetscapes Plan. Since its completion, the Municipality has developed a phased approach to providing and completing these improvements. Phase 2 is now complete and included the softscape installation within the parking lot and Pioneer Park’s pathway including, soil, mulch, shrubs, and flowers.
Municipal Council and staff will continue to explore opportunities to implement additional phases of the Streetscape Plan to develop the downtown core into a more accessible, active and lively area by rethinking spaces and offering new activities that will improve the experience for residents and tourists.

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