News

Student Summer Employment - Trenton Park Beautification

The Friends of Trenton Park Society is hiring a full-time summer student:

pdf Trenton Park Beautification / Horticulture Worker (167 KB)

 This is a student position funded through the Nova Scotia Student Summer Skill Incentive (SKILL). 

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be entering full-time post-secondary studies in the fall following the summer work term OR
  • Be continuing full-time post-secondary studies following the summer work term. SKILL recognizes post-secondary programs designated by Employment and Social Development Canada.
  • Be a permanent resident of the province or live in Nova Scotia for at least six months prior to the work term.

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to:

Attn: Iain MacIsaac, Director of Public Works
Town of Trenton
PO Box 328
Trenton, NS B0K1X0

E-mail:   

Fax: (902) 752-0090

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, June 05, 2020.

 

The Town of Trenton is an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Town of Trenton Cancellations Notice (Summer 2020)

Re: Cancellation of Recreational Activities – Summer of 2020.

To whom it may concern, 

Under the directive of the Town of Trenton Mayor and Council, we must publicly announce that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the following programs and events scheduled annually in Trenton are officially cancelled for the summer of 2020. 

They include: 

  • The Trenton Park outdoor pool will remain closed for the 2020 season.
  • Trenton Parks & Recreation Summer Programs, including the Children’s Day Camp, will not be running for the 2020 year.
  • The Town’s annual festival (Trenton FunFest) has been cancelled for 2020.
  • All Town recreational outdoor facilities, parks, trails, playgrounds and sports fields will remain closed until further notice. 

While the Town regrets this loss to our recreational needs, we know we must put the safety of our residents at the forefront. These cancellations align with many other Municipal units and annual festival committees’ decisions during the current Provincial State of Emergency.

During this time of uncertainty, it is important that we all continue to follow proper physical distancing and isolation protocols as set by the Provincial Department of Health and Wellness. While no gatherings or drop in programming will be offered, the Director of Parks and Recreation will turn his efforts into developing recreation and social programs that align with these requirements while providing some level of socializing and physical activity amongst Trenton residents.

Understandably, such closures and cancellations will impact summer employment opportunities available from the Town of Trenton. Please know the Town is committed to hiring summer students to assist in property care and maintenance, and whatever other capacity we can offer while still having the ability to keep everybody safe.

Respectfully submitted,

Wayne Teasdale
Chief Administrative Officer

pdf Public Notice: Cancellation of Trenton Recreational Activities - Summer 2020 (100 KB)

REMO Pictou County Notices

REMO - Regional Emergency Management Organization Pictou County

REMO Pictou County is made up of representatives from six local municipal units who are working collaboratively under a provincial approved emergency management plan to deliver essential services to all Pictou County residents during emergency situations.

Please visit the REMO Pictou County Facebook Page for current updates & notices.

 

PUBLIC NOTICES

pdf Government of Canada connects Canadians with mental wellness supports during COVID-19 (April 16, 2020) (54 KB)

image NS Health Authority - Mental Health and Addictions: Program Update (April 15, 2020) (328 KB)

pdf Shop Responsibly: Province urges everyone to use common sense when shopping for groceries or essential items (April 07, 2020) (279 KB)

pdf Interim primary care access clinics established in Truro and New Glasgow for people without a family practice (April 03, 2020) (183 KB)

pdf Hefty fines will be issued for people who don’t heed social distancing rules (March 31, 2020) (175 KB)

pdf Nova Scotia Health Authority - Coping with COVID-19 (181 KB)

pdf Precautionary measures for taxi & community transportation operations (March 31, 2020) (122 KB)

pdf Be Aware of Scams related to COVID-19 Crisis (March 31, 2020) (106 KB)

pdf Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development's Message to Families (March 30, 2020) (58 KB)

pdf Trails provide a place to exercise, not socialize (March 30, 2020) (148 KB)

Please note that all trails in the Town of Trenton are currently closed including those at Trenton Park & the Smelt Brook Trail.

pdf Waste, recycling and compost collection services continue to be offered in Pictou County (March 29, 2020) (127 KB)

pdf Dr. Strang Letter to Nova Scotians (March 26, 2020) (154 KB)

pdf FAQs to support the Public Health Protection Act Order (March 26, 2020) (159 KB)

pdf Community Resources in Pictou County (137 KB)

 

REMO Newsletters

April 14, 2020

 

Resources for Awareness

Government of Canada Resources

Proper Hand Washing

Employers and Community Groups Fact Sheet

Individuals and Families Fact Sheet

Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Information on How to Self Isolate

Information on Social Distancing

Practice Social Distancing

Social Distancing Best Practices

Fire Ban & Restrictions (Updated)

Nova Scotia Lands & Forestry Notice

Updated: May 15, 2020

FIRE BAN & RESTRICTIONS

A ban on open fires in the woods or within 305 metres (1,000 feet) of the woods is in effect until 1 June 2020 at 11:59 pm. This means No Domestic Brush Burning is permitted. Use of fire pits which are no wider than 0.5 m in diameter, and backyard appliances (like chimineas) are permitted for households but must follow the posted burning restrictions updated at 2:00pm daily. Municipal bylaws must also be followed.

During the wildfire risk season (March 15 to October 15) all campfires must adhere to daily Nova Scotia burning restrictions.

Check before you burn - visit the Nova Scotia website for daily burning restrictions.

 

OPEN FIRE BAN IN EFFECT

March 25, 2020

For full details regarding the burn ban, please review the following notices from Nova Scotia Lands & Forestry:

Town of Trenton Public Notice (COVID-19 Protocols)

TOWN OF TRENTON - PUBLIC NOTICE

Re: Current Town of Trenton Protocols in response to Provincial State of Emergency (COVID-19)
Effective: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

On March 22, the Province of Nova Scotia declared a State of Emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19. We have adjusted our current Town protocols in order to be adhere to proper social distancing and ensure the safety of Town staff and residents. The following are updates regarding each of the Town departments:

1. TOWN HALL

Effective March 24, the Town of Trenton Town Hall (120 Main Street, Trenton NS) is now CLOSED to the general public. Town staff are currently on site working regular hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm).

ONLINE BANKING

- Login to your online banking account
- Choose to Add Payee / Add Bill / Add Bill Payment (option provided will depend on your banking institution)
- Select Account Type: Town of Trenton Water or Town of Trenton Taxes (If you cannot find the account with these specific names, try searching just the word Trenton & select the correct account from the populated list)
- For water payments, use your Utilicode Number found on your water bill. Your account number is 8-digit numbers only (12345678). You do not need to include the decimal (.00) at the end of Utilicode.
- For tax payments, use your Municipal Account Number found on your tax bill. Your account number is 8-digit numbers only (12345678).
- You will also notice a customer code on your bills which has letters & numbers (NAMEA001) - do not use this customer code for online banking.

BANK PAYMENTS

Your water & tax bills can be paid at your banking institution. Just take your bill to your bank (or have your account number available and the amount you wish to pay), and they will transfer the payment from your account to the Town.

CHEQUES OR MONEY ORDERS

Payments should be made out to the “Town of Trenton” and mailed to:

Town of Trenton
P.O. Box 328
Trenton, NS
B0K 1X0

State your Utilicode for water or Municipal Account Number for taxes on the front of your cheque or include the bill stub (bottom portion of your bill). If you require a receipt, ensure you have checked off “Request Receipt” on the bill stub.

CREDIT CARD

The Town now accepts Visa and Mastercard. At this time, we can accept credit card payments over the phone only. You must have your card number, expiration date and security code (located on the back of your card) available. Please note, staff must be in the office in order to accept and run credit card payments. This is for the safety and security of residents' personal information. Your card information is not kept on file. If you require a receipt, one can be sent to you following the payment.

If you require assistance in finding your account number or balance, please contact Town Hall at (902) 752-5311.

2. PUBLIC WORKS / WATER WORKS

Public Works operators will not be interacting with the public unless proper social distancing protocol is possible. Staff will not be authorized to enter private dwellings. Town staff will be providing extensive cleaning/disinfecting services to the Public Works area including Town owned vehicles. Public Works operators will be required to travel separately whenever possible. Residents and service providers will still be able to reach both departments by telephone and email for appointments:

Director of Public Works
Iain MacIsaac
Tel: (902) 752-6907

Manager of Water Works
Dan Campbell
Tel: (902) 752-1450

For after-hours Public Works emergencies (water line breaks, leaking water meters, etc.), please contact the New Glasgow Regional Police Non-Emergency Line at (902) 752-1941.

3. PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT (Re: Trenton, Stellarton & Westville)

The Planning & Development office located at Trenton Town Hall is now CLOSED to the public until further notice. The Building Official & Planning & Development Officer can still be reached using the contacts below:

Roland Burek
Planning & Development Officer (Interim)
Tel: (902) 759-7990

Emily Lutton
Building Official & Fire Inspector
Tel: (902) 759-1303

Building Inspection Protocol:

Regarding current concerns during COVID-19 social distancing and sanitation recommendations, this protocol for performing building inspections is effective immediately.

- All inspections will be booked a minimum of 2 days out to ensure maximum grouping of inspections and to control and limit defined inspection days.

- All interaction regarding inspections, documentation, booking, review, etc., where and when possible, will be conducted electronically, digitally and/or by phone. All such correspondence to be strictly through devices provided or approved by the Town.

- All inspection sites will be required to be vacated at the time of inspection. If required and only by prearrangement with the inspecting official, a maximum of one (1) other individual may be allowed on site at the time of the inspection. Social distancing procedures as recommended by the Federal and Provincial Health Authority’s shall be observed. On site refers to the physical building being inspected and not necessarily the property where social distancing can be practiced safely.

- Any inspection site that is “occupied” with or without a permit, will have inspections deferred indefinitely. Exceptions in extenuating circumstances may be permitted only by special arrangement through the official.

- The following questions will be asked when arranging for an inspection:

1) Has anyone who has been on site traveled out of the province in the last 14 days?
2) Is there anyone who has been on the site currently in self or imposed isolation?
3) Will the site be empty and if not, who will be there (maximum 1 person).

- An affirmative response to any of the above questions is an automatic indefinite deferral of the inspection. All deferred inspections are to be logged and will take precedent when this protocol is no longer in place.

4. PARKS & RECREATION

The Parks & Recreation office at Trenton Park (119 Park Road, Trenton NS) continues to be closed to the general public.

Effective May 01, 2020: Trenton Park & trails are no open for public use.

This is in response to the announcement from the Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health on the easing of some public health restrictions around COVID-19. Please note that existing public health directives around social distancing and social gatherings remain in place.

- People must keep six feet or two metres apart
- Stick to your local area
- Spend time only with those you live with
- Use common sense, if a public area is crowded, find another area or stay home.

What do these initial steps mean for Trenton Park?

PARK & TRAILS - Trenton Park & all Town trails are reopening to the public. You must continue to respect social distancing protocols as stated above. We would also like to remind you that ALL dogs are required to be on a leash while visiting Trenton Park and walking in all areas of the Town outside of your private property. Reminder, all Park buildings and green spaces are still closed. Gatherings must not take place.

PLAYGROUND - The playground will continue to be CLOSED to the public until further notice.

FISHING - Sportfishing is permitted from shore, but fishing derbies are not allowed. Please be aware that while sportfishing is permitted at Trenton Park, the ponds are not regularly stocked, and you must follow Nova Scotia regulations which can be found in the Nova Scotia Anglers' Handbook and 2019 Summary of Regulations. Anyone over the age of 16 must have a valid fishing license.

"We know that getting outdoors for recreation is important for people's physical and mental health," said Premier McNeil." That's why we are easing some restrictions, while still keeping the majority of our public health directives in place to continue fighting the virus. But I need to be clear: if we see an increase in positive cases or people not continuing to adhere to all the public health measures, the restrictions will return."

All Town of Trenton owned recreational facilities continue to be closed to the public including the Main Street community centre housing the Steeltown Friendly Group and Albion Boxing Club, all playgrounds, Scotia Ball Park, and Trenton Minor Sports Community Centre.

The Director of Parks & Recreation is available for contact at:

Craig Murray
Director of Parks & Recreation
Tel: (902) 396-9067

5. TRENTON MINOR SPORTS COMMUNITY CENTRE

The Trenton Rink will be closed to the public until further notice. If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact:

Darryl Marcott
Rnik Manager
Tel: (902)752-2382

6. TRENTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

Due to the on-going concerns with the COVID-19 global pandemic, Trenton Fire Department is closed immediately to all non-essential functions and gatherings. Our station is also closed to the general public with exceptions to our members.
These measures are now in place for ensuring that the Town of Trenton residents that we protect, and members of our department are as safe as possible, and to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.

We will still be responding to any emergency as normal.

If you require our assistance or assistance of any other emergency agency, please call 911 immediately. Also, if you are experiencing any flu/cold like symptoms, please let 911 dispatch know so all first respondents can take further precautions.

Thank you for your understanding.

Chief Wayne Allain and Members of Trenton Fire Department

7. NEW GLASGOW REGIONAL POLICE

New Glasgow Regional Police has implemented additional precautionary measures to all officers in order to slow the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19/Coronavirus and ensure the continued health and safety of our citizens, officers and communities.

Officers responding to any calls for service will be wearing personal protection equipment that will include rubber gloves and mask. NGRP Officers will ask the following questions:

- Do you have a fever or symptoms, respiratory infection, cough or have a trouble breathing?
- Have you or someone you have been in contact with recently travelled in the past 14 days to an international or out of province destination?

If you had answered yes to any of these questions, please advise the police officer immediately.

New Glasgow Regional Police building at 225 Park Street New Glasgow has implemented restricting building access to all visitors.

EMERGENCY DIAL: 911

NON-EMERGENCY DIAL: (902) 752-1941

We ask all citizens requiring non-emergency services to make their request by phone at (902) 752-1941.

If you require police record checks or vehicle information call (902) 755-8380.

New Glasgow Regional Police is committed to the health and safety for all persons. We are united in stressing the importance of social distancing in flattening the curve on exposure of COVID-19 within our communities.

We will continue to share updates and information regarding COVID-19 on the Town of Trenton website (www.trenton.ca) and Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/TrentonNS). We’re asking all residents to follow guidelines set by the Government of Nova Scotia and NS Dept. of Health & Wellness by self-isolating and following proper social distancing, be cautious of what information you share and be weary of unfounded claims on social media. The most accurate and up-to-date information regarding Covid-19 can be found online from the Province of Nova Scotia at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus.

We appreciate your participation and understanding at this time of uncertainty.

Wayne Teasdale
Chief Administrative Officer
Tel: (902) 752-5311
Cell: (902) 759-0105

Building Inspection Protocol

Building Inspection Protocol

Regarding current concerns during COVID-19 social distancing and sanitization recommendations, this protocol for performing building inspections is effective immediately.

- All inspections will be booked a minimum of 2 days out to ensure maximum grouping of inspections and to control and limit defined inspection days.

- All interaction regarding inspections, documentation, booking, review, etc., where and when possible, will be conducted electronically, digitally and/or by phone. All such correspondence to be strictly through devices provided or preapproved by the Town.

- All inspection sites will be required to be vacated at the time of inspection. If required and only by prearrangement with the inspecting official, a maximum of one (1) other individual may be allowed on site at the time of the inspection. Social distancing procedures as recommended by the Federal and Provincial Health Authority’s shall be observed. On site refers to the physical building being inspected and not necessarily the property where social distancing can be practiced safely.

- Any inspection site that is “occupied” with or without a permit, will have inspections deferred indefinitely. Exceptions in extenuating circumstances may be permitted only by special arrangement through the official.

- The following questions will be asked when arranging for an inspection:

1) Has anyone who has been on site traveled out of the province in the last 14 days?

2) Is there anyone who has been on the site currently in self or imposed isolation?

3) Will the site be empty and if not, who will be there (maximum 1 person).

- An affirmative response to any of the above questions is an automatic indefinite deferral of the inspection. All deferred inspections are to be logged and will take precedent when this protocol is no longer in place.

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.

Emily Lutton

Building Official & Fire Inspector

Trenton Park Redevelopment Initiative Update

TRENTON PARK REDEVELOPMENT WORK REACHES EARLY MILESTONE

Trenton, NS – The redevelopment of Trenton Park has reached a major milestone, in awarding the design work phase to Glenn Group Landscape Architects and Park Planners.

The successful contract notification took place in February 14, after a public tendering process, through the Town of Trenton in the amount of $216,140.00 plus applicable taxes.

“We’re thrilled to see this incredible project for the community officially underway with the beginning of formal design plans. We know that people are really excited to see the work start in the park, and the design phase is a big milestone for this redevelopment project,” said Mayor Shannon MacInnis. “We will be working closely with our project manager and council as this redevelopment project comes to fruition and look forward to what this will add and bring to our community.”  

The project has seen support from all levels of government, with $2.2 million from the federal government, $1.2 million from the province of Nova Scotia, and $254,518 from the Town of Trenton, Town of New Glasgow, Town of Pictou, the County of Pictou, the Town of Stellarton and community.

“We are thrilled to have this company selected and start the formal plans for the project,” said John Charlton, Project Manager overseeing the redevelopment project. “Park users may start to see activity on-site as early as this spring, and we’re working towards final completion of the project in summer of 2021.” 

Once complete this universally accessible, high-quality parkland will serve as a signature destination within our community offering residents a wealth of outdoor recreation activities and opportunities.  Redevelopment plans include many new additions to the park including a large and exciting playground, seating, signage, shade shelters, refurbished pool, picnic areas, splash pad, fenced dog park, washrooms, trail remediation, and additional, upgraded parking facilities. Once restored and modernized, Trenton Park will provide a safer, accessible, and more welcoming environment to ensure the widest use possible and participation by people of all ages.

The fundraising and redevelopment project was initiated by the Hemlock Group, a volunteer group of engaged citizens looking to create an outdoor recreation space for all of Pictou County and beyond.

For more information on the plans, click here to visit the Hemlock Group website.

Housing Nova Scotia

Housing Nova Scotia (NS)

Are you aware that Housing Nova Scotia offers programs throughout Nova Scotia which help keep low and modest income homeowners in their own homes, and in the communities they’re helped to build, for as long as they can? Their goal is to help eligible families, seniors and persons with disabilities make their homes safer and more accessible.

Read more ...

Follow Trenton on Instagram

The Town of Trenton is now on Instagram!

Welcome to the Town of Trenton, Nova Scotia, Canada! #Steeltown #TrentonPark Tagged

Community Grants Policy & Application Process

Coming into effect for 2019 fiscal year. Submission deadline: February 28th.

Every year the Town receives requests for support from many community groups and causes. Responding to such requests on an ad hoc or “as received” basis may result in unequitable treatment of requests that are received late in the fiscal year, or may not allow Council to best prioritize such requests for maximum impact in the community. 

Subcategories