Red Chair Challenge

Our Red Chair Challenge IS returning for 2021 - this is our FIFTH Anniversary.
For those of you who are new here, our red chair challenge is a community event where we invite everyone, businesses and households alike, to place a red chair in front of their home. We consider this a way of showing others that we are a warm, welcoming community... we are inviting you to "take a seat" and feel welcome here in the Town of Berwick. We like to add a little competition to the mix, by judging for the most creative displays and awarding some fun prizes!
This year, we ask that chairs be placed outdoors by July 1st - with judging to take place the morning of July 5th. In the spirit of our fifth anniversary, and in celebration of Nova Scotia's phased reopening, we would love to see chairs and displays in place for the month of July.
There is no pre-registration required for 2021.

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June 21 - National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21st is National Indigenous People's Day.

The Town of Berwick acknowledges we are in Mi’kma’ki – the unceded territory and ancestral homeland of the Mi’kmaq Nation. Our relationship is based on a series of Peace and Friendship treaties between the Mi’kmaq Nation and the Crown, dating back to 1725. In Nova Scotia we recognize that We are All Treaty People.
This morning, we were invited to the opening of the Moving Through Medicine Garden, a project of the Annapolis Valley Regional Library located behind the Town of Berwick Town Hall.

Elder Lorraine Whitman performed a smudging ceremony and blessing of the Moving Through Gardens.
Following the ceremony, she was joined by Mayor Don Clarke to raise the Mi'kmaq Grand Council Flag in front of Town Hall.

To learn more about the Moving Through Gardens project, visit:
To learn more about National Indigenous Peoples day, visit:

Town Hall Open!

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Town Hall will reopen to the public tomorrow, June 16.
Our hours of operation will continue to be 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. We will permit a maximum of four people in the front foyer, with only one person at the front counter at a time. Masks are mandatory.
Entrance to the Town Hall will only be through the front, main entrance.
We look forward to seeing you soon!

A message from the Town of Berwick

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We are aware of "unpleasant odours" in some areas of the Town of Berwick recently.

This issue has been accentuated by recent warm temperatures and is additionally compromised by the proximity of our waste water system to Town and the prevailing winds of recent days.

Our Public Works Department has been treating the system regularly and adding additional masking agents. We are working with engineers and suppliers to mitigate the issue as soon as we possibly can.

We appreciate the community's concern and patience at this time.

Development Control and Professional Planning Services - Ad

The Town of Berwick invites a Formal Response to Request for Proposals for the provision of development control and professional planning services.

The Formal Response for Requests for Proposals will include:
• the issuing of development permits pursuant to the Land Use By-law, granting of variances and approval of subdivision plans pursuant to the Subdivision By-law;
• the provision of regular planning services associated with public requests and applications for amendments to the Town’s by-laws which will include all necessary research, advertising, etc. to provide recommendations to the Town’s Planning Advisory Committee for approval and recommendation to Council;
• undertaking special projects, such as review of existing by-laws and the Town’s Municipal Planning Strategy;
• responding to queries related to the Municipal Planning Strategy, Land Use By-law and Subdivision By-law.

Formal Responses must be received by the Town of Berwick by July 15, 2021, no later than 4:30 p.m. via email to Michael Payne, CAO.
For a copy of the Request for Proposals for Professional Planning Services, please contact Chantal Pineo-Atwood.

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Pride Week 2021

June 9, 2021 -
Yesterday evening, at the Town of Berwick monthly Council meeting, Mayor Don Clarke proclaimed June to be formally recognized as Pride Month in the Town of Berwick.
This morning, members of Council joined Mayor Don Clarke to raise the Pride flag in front of Town Hall

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