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

 

Municipality of Yarmouth Supports Non-Profits Impacted by Covid-19. 

Council passes motion to establish a one-time $50,000 relief fund.

<March 25th, 2021 - Hebron, NS> At their regularly scheduled meeting yesterday, MODY Council approved a one-time Non-Profit Covid-19 Relief Fund of $50,000 for registered non-profits that experienced fundraising revenue losses due to Covid-19.

“Council and Staff of the Municipality realize non-profits work diligently every year to host fundraising events and activities to support their important missions. With health restrictions due to Covid-19, many of these events just couldn’t happen. That is why we are hoping this relief fund will be a welcomed help”, said Warden, John Cunningham.

Any registered non-profit organization that operates in, or for the benefit of the residents of, the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth is eligible to apply for a one-time allotment from the fund.

To be considered applicants must:

  • Provide proof of non-profit status including registry of joint stocks number
  • Have operated for at least one year prior to March 1, 2020.
  • Commit to operating this year (2021) and demonstrate how the organization will spend the funds requested
  • List fundraising that was conducted prior to COVID-19 and the amount raised for each activity
  • List the fundraising activities that could not be modified to comply with public health regulations relating to COVID-19
  • List any events or services that could not be delivered due to public health regulations relating to COVID-19
  • Fill out the COVID-19 Non-profit Relief Fund form (be sure to include the amount requested)

To find out more about this fund and to download/print the application for this fund, click HERE!

Other information:

All applicants are required to fill out an application form before April 15th, 2021.

Once applications are completed, they can be emailed to Community and Economic Development Officer Mark Blinn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Municipality of Yarmouth contributes over $230,000 annually in community grants and tax exemptions to organizations.

Media Contacts:

Warden John Cunningham

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CAO Victoria Brooks

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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.
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“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