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Purple Day for Epilepsy

Whereas Purple Day is a global effort dedicated to promoting epilepsy awareness in countries around the world,
and Whereas Purple Day was founded in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, a nine year old girl from Nova Scotia,
who wanted people to know that if you have epilepsy, you are not alone,
and Whereas epilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions, estimated to affect more than 50 million people worldwide,
and more than 300,000 people in Canada,
and Whereas the public is often unable recognize the common seizure types, or how to respond with appropriate first aid,
and Whereas Purple Day will be celebrated on March 26th annually to increase understanding, reduce stigma and improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy throughout the country and globally, 
I therefore proclaim March 26, 2019 Purple Day in Nova Scotia, in an effort to raise epilepsy awareness everywhere.  

Commercial Tax Break

With the construction season approaching, the Town would like to provide a reminder that a Commercial Tax break is available for new commercial construction in the Town. Please contact the Town office for more details

Do you have a Civic Sign Posted?

We can’t help you if we can’t find you. Seconds can mean the difference between life and death in an emergency. Getting resources where they are needed as quickly as possible is vital. This is especially true when dealing with 911 emergencies.
However, without clearly posted civic numbers to guide them, emergency responders can sometimes have difficulty locating the address of a 911 emergency.

Make sure that your civic number is posted and visible in front of your home or business, and that it is clearly visible from the road day or night. This will assist police, firefighters and paramedics in being able to locate you as quickly as possible if an emergency should occur. Also, it assists Canada Post when delivering your parcels, if they don’t have the civic address they cannot leave the package. If the civic number is posted directly on your house or place of business, ensure that there is sufficient light, so it is visible from the roadway at night.

Although the requirements for civic number posting may vary by municipality, here are a few simple tips to keep in mind:
Civic numbers should be in Arabic numerals (12 not XII or Twelve)
Have at least 48 inches between the bottom of the numbers and the ground.
The colour of the numbers should clearly contrast the background.
White numbers on a blue background work best. Reflective numbers are recommended.
If the building can’t be seen clearly from the road, post the numbers on a sign.
Signs should be within 15 feet of the road If the building is less than 50 feet from the road, numbers should be at least 65 mm (2 inches) tall If the building is more than 50 feet from the road, numbers should be at least 100 mm (4 inches) tall.

Civic numbers can be purchased at the Stewiacke Volunteer Fire Department, $25 for the sign, or $30 for the sign and post, delivered and installed.

Contact us at 902-639-2301 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit Civic 111 on Highway 2, Stewiacke any Wednesday night 6:30-9:00 

Curbside Garbage and Recyclables Collection

Improved Curbside Garbage and Recyclables Collection–Town of Stewiacke

Hello, Citizens of Stewiacke! The Town is happy to announce enhancements to service regarding the curbside collection of garbage and recyclables. Beginning November 1st, 2018, the following curbside collection options will be available to residents who currently receive curbside collection services: These changes include:

>Bi-weekly curbside collection of one bulky item per serviced unit with a separate collection of metal and CFC containing units (in winter, after a snow you may want to wait until next collection day); this will go out on your Garbage/ Compost Day

> Bi-weekly organics green cart collection – one cart either 240-litre or an 80-litre cart per serviced unit except for the period of mid-July to mid-September where organics green cart collection will be weekly.
The scheduled pick up day will still be Friday's in the Town of Stewiacke

Heating Assistance Rebate

The Nova Scotia Heating Assistance Rebate Program is now accepting online applications. 

Applying online is safe, secure and the FASTEST way to receive your rebate. You can apply on your mobile or computer in minutes, to apply online please visit  

Processing and review of applications begins on Monday, October 15th.

Apply online today at