Flyers in a mail slot

Press Release
(For immediate release)

Little Brook, NS – August 5, 2021: To help curtail littering concerns in the community, Council for the Municipality of the District of Clare passed By-law 38, which addresses flyer distribution in Clare.

Key components of the Flyer Distribution By-law include:

  • allowing residents the right to refuse flyer delivery to their homes;
  • ensuring that flyers are left only in mailboxes, mail slots or doorsteps;
  • prohibiting flyer distribution to residential properties where flyers have not been taken in for three consecutive weeks.

Distributors who violate a provision of By-law 38 risk receiving a penalty of $25 to $1000 for individuals or $200 to $10,000 for non-individuals. The by-law does not apply to the distribution of election advertising material, paid newspaper subscriptions, community association newsletters or government-issued information circulars. 

Those interested in consulting By-law 38 may visit the municipal website at The by-law may also be consulted from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the municipal office at 1185 Highway 1, Little Brook. 

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Settled in 1768 and incorporated in 1879, the Municipality of Clare is located at the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia with approximately 8,000 residents. The Municipality of Clare is the only municipality in the province that conducts business and offers services in both official languages, French and English.

Media Contact / Interviews:

Stéphane Cyr
Chief Administrative Officer
Municipality of Clare
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