The Province of Nova Scotia has made amendments to the Tourist Accommodations Registration Act (TARA) and Regulations that aim to improve compliance and provide municipalities with a clear picture of the short-term rental situation in their communities.

Under the updated regulations, all short-term rentals – including those within people’s homes – must register annually with the Tourist Accommodations Registry and include their registration number in their online booking platform listings.

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The Fishing Gear Coalition of Atlantic Canada and the Municipality of the District of St. Mary's have partnered to support responsible disposal of your PVC-coated wire lobster mesh and wire lobster traps, fishing rope and netting.
These materials will be accepted free of charge from October 1st, 2022 to February 28, 2023 with funding from the DFO Ghost Gear Fund and the Municipality of the District of St. Mary's/
The FGCAC will then subsidize the cost of having these materials collected and recycled by our partners, and diverted from Nova Scotia's landfills.
Funded in part by Fisheries & Oceans Canada & the Municipality of the District of St. Mary's

Participate and register a float in the Sherbrooke Village Old Fashioned Christmas Parade of Lights! The Parade of Lights will take place on Sunday, November 27th starting at 5:00pm and go through the Sherbrooke Village. Help to make this year's the biggest parade yet! Call 902-522-2598 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register a float. No participation is too big or too small!

Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and Member of Parliament for Central Nova announced a total investment of $189,473 to the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s for enhancements in the community on Nov. 10, 2022.
ACOA is providing $120,000 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for the municipality to implement part of the Sherbrooke Streetscapes Plan.
Infrastructure Canada is also providing $47,500 to the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s to help the community develop its Active Transportation Plan.
Additionally, $21,973 through Employment and Social Development Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program will help the municipality deliver its Tech Savvy Seniors program at community centres throughout St. Mary’s.

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