[COVID-19] Message from the Office of the Municipality of Clare

Monday, March 23, 2020: In order to limit the spread of coronavirus to the population and following the directives of the federal and provincial governments regarding social distancing, the Municipality of Clare is suspending the following services:

Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 4:30 p.m., the Municipal building will be closed to the public until further notice. Residents are asked to use our telephone services (902-769-2031) and online services (www.clarenovascotia.com) for public inquiries regarding municipal services.

All Clare Recreation activities are suspended until further notice.

Limited building inspection services will be available. Please contact the Building Inspection Department for more information.

If you wish to pay your municipal taxes, please remember that the following remote options are available:

1) Through most online financial institutions;
2) By e-Transfer;
3) By credit card (please note that a 1.75% service fee will be applied);
4) By mailing a cheque (please make cheques payable to Municipality of Clare, 1185 Highway 1, Little Brook, NS B0W 1Z0).

Municipal facilities will be closed to community meetings and gatherings until further notice.

Until further notice, Tuesday and Thursday blood collection services are suspended.

While the Clare Health Centre remains open, patients are asked to respect the following protocols:

1) If you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19, contact 811.
2) If you have travelled outside of Canada you MUST self-isolate for 14 days.
3) If you have travelled outside the province in the last 14 days, consider rebooking your appointment with the Clare Health Centre (902-645-2777).

Effective immediately, the Clare Transfer Station is no longer open on Saturdays until further notice.

A reminder that the Transfer Station is closed to the general public until further notice. Only regular waste collectors, private sector businesses and general contractors will have access to the Transfer Station.

Please note that there is no change to regular curbside waste collection services.

There shall be no burning permits issued within the Municipality of Clare until further notice so as to limit exposure to our first responders for non-emergency events.

All activities at the Rendez-Vous de la Baie visitors centre are suspended until further notice.


All activities at the Clare Veterans Centre are suspended until further notice.

All activities at the Havelock Community Centre are suspended until further notice.

All activities at the Senator Ambroise H. Comeau Library are suspended until further notice.

The following municipal sites are closed until further notice:

  • Meteghan Family Park
  • Cape Saint Mary Lighthouse Municipal Park
  • Joseph and Marie Dugas Municipal Park
  • Wentworth Municipal Park
  • Major's Point Historic Site

We remind you that the following provincial sites are closed until further notice:

  • Mavillette Beach Provincial Park
  • Smugglers Cove Provincial Park

EMO Clare, municipal staff and Séniors en Sécurité continue to monitor the situation regarding seniors and other individuals in isolation.

If you are an individual in isolation and in difficulty of accessing essential services, please call the Municipal Office at 902-769-2031.

We remind you that it is essential to be vigilant to reduce the spread of the virus. Anyone who has travelled outside Canada is asked to self-isolate for 14 days upon return, even if you are symptom-free. If you develop a fever, with a temperature 38°C or higher, and/or cough, please use this screening tool to find out if you should call 811 about COVID-19. https://when-to-call-about-covid19.novascotia.ca/en. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 and Nova Scotia’s response, visit novascotia.ca/coronavirus, and you can also read national information at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html.

The Municipality of Clare is following the situation very closely. Residents will be rapidly informed of any new measures that will be taken into effect. Please continue consulting the municipal Web site and Facebook page. Announcements will also be made on local radio stations Y95 CJLS (93.5 FM) and Radio CIFA (104.1 FM). These communications tools will be used for sharing all new information regarding COVID-19. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. May we continue to exhibit the kind and compassionate traits that the community of Clare is known for; we are all in this together.