Welcome to the Municipality of Yarmouth

The Municipality of the District of Yarmouth, affectionately known as MODY by the locals, is a diverse collection of communities located on the southern tip of Nova Scotia.  Diversity can be found in our landscapes.  The Municipality of Yarmouth boasts rugged and sandy ocean fronts, working wharves, rolling hills, old growth forests, quaint hamlets, bustling business districts and clean cottage country lakes.  Diversity is found in our economy.  Fishing, forestry, agriculture, light manufacturing, retail, personal services, professional services, and creative arts are a few of the sectors where vocational opportunities abound.  Diversity describes the recreation and leisure offerings.  Music, water sports, school and community sporting leagues, dancing, theatre, pottery, photography, wood carving, quilting and so much more are available.  Diversity is celebrated in our people.  With a global ethnic presence, the Municipality of Yarmouth is increasingly seen as an ideal place to put down roots, seize work/life balance opportunities and contribute to one's community. 

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For Immediate Release

Unexploded Ordnance Device found in Chebogue to be removed.

Maritime Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team leads operation to safely remove device with support from Municipality of Yarmouth.

<April 23rd, 2021 – Hebron NS>

In November of 2020, local RCMP informed the Canadian Armed Forces of a report of a possible military ordnance device located within a small pond in the Chebogue area.

The initial inspection by the Maritime Explosive Ordnance Disposal (MEOD) Team from Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic) identified the device as an unfused, 500 lb UXO from the Second World War. The MEOD completed an assessment of the location and surrounding area for any additional devices and began planning for its removal.

Prior to removing the device, several steps were completed. These included an environmental assessment, negotiation of land use agreements, consultation with provincial and municipal authorities, RCMP, and other government departments and agencies.

The MEOD Team will begin on-scene operations on April 26th, 2021.  It is estimated that it will take five days to complete the removal operation. Once removed, it will be transported to a local quarry for disposal.

“While the risk at this site is assessed as low, the removal of this WWII era UXO will make this area safer for the local residents. This operation is complex, but Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic) has highly trained Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians ready to safely remove this UXO and return the area safe and secure.” Lt(N) Greg Richards, Executive Officer, FDU(A) & Chebogue EOD Team Lead

The Municipality of Yarmouth cautions residents that there may be increased traffic in the area from military vehicles and RCMP. This operation will be monitored and emergency management will be enacted if required.

“We are glad that this device was found and is now being disposed of in the appropriate manner. Residents of the Chebogue area may notice some diverted traffic and some activity in the area, but should not be concerned beyond this.” stated John Cunningham, Warden for the Municipality of Yarmouth.

Media Contacts:

Victoria Brooks

Chief Administrative Officer

Municipality of Yarmouth

Telephone: 902-742-7159

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LCdr/Capc Brian Owens
Senior Public Affairs Officer

Canadian Joint Operations Command

Joint Task Force (Atlantic)

Telephone: 902-427-0375

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Lieutenant Nicole Morrison

Public Affairs Officer, Maritime Forces Atlantic Headquarters

Canadian Armed Forces, Government of Canada

Telephone: 902-441-3789

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NEWS RELEASrships help bring new business, jobs to Yarmouth
Governments and partners work together to attract new tenant to former web.com facility
January 18, 2021 · Yarmouth, Nova Scotia · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Strong communities are the backbone of Canada’s economy. That is why federal, provincial and municipal governments, together with regional stakeholders, are working together to protect jobs and keep skilled workers in the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth.
Co-ordinated support brings high-value jobs to rural community
Today, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margarets, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, announced a non-repayable contribution of $1 million to the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth for significant upgrades to the 62 Rcom Drive in the Hebron Business Park. The Municipality is also contributing $1 million towards the project.
The infrastructure upgrades are the result of co-ordinated support from all levels of government, along with regional partners. They also collaborated to entice Millennium1 Solutions to establish operations in the facility, where renovations are being completed. The move resulted in 100 new jobs for people in the surrounding rural community, with the potential to add another 200 jobs in the future.
The Government of Canada is committed to helping Atlantic Canadian communities strengthen their infrastructure, ensuring they have the resources they need to persevere, grow and thrive through these difficult times, and long after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
“We thank and commend the many partners, businesses and organizations that are taking collaborative action to help protect, create, and recover jobs across Canada. Today’s announcement signals a long-term solution that will put people back to work in Yarmouth and help this rural Atlantic Canadian community come back stronger than ever.”
- The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA
“Our government is investing in coastal, rural communities now so they can build back better after the pandemic. I’m thrilled that this coordinated action will create good, meaningful jobs for the hardworking people of Yarmouth. I look forward to seeing the finished centre and seeing our communities across Nova Scotia emerge even stronger in our post-pandemic future.”
- The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for South Shore-St. Margarets