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On July 3 at Villa Acadienne in Meteghan, the Municipality of Clare had the honour of taking part in the official announcement of the construction of a new long-term care facility in Clare. Thank you to the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness for recognizing the importance of offering a welcoming and safe environment for our residents and seniors that reflects the unique identity of our Acadian community. A special thanks to board, management and staff of Villa Acadienne for taking such great care of our loved ones.

Read the announcement by Nova Scotia’s Department of Health and Wellness: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20190703002&fbclid=IwAR2B5A8WHrVgLKgbpX9wOlWtYiGR78x4TP3duO16jBkoTyFq6ERWILYjomw

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Minister of Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey announces the construction of a new long-term care facility in Clare.

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Residents of Villa Acadienne welcome the announcement of a new facility.

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Left to right : Marcel Cottreau, Villa Acadienne Board Chair; Ronnie LeBlanc, Warden of the Municipality of Clare; Lucille Maillet, Villa Acadienne Administrator; the Honourable Randy Delorey, Minister of Health and Wellness; the Honourable Gordon Wilson, MLA for Clare-Digby

Pursuant to Section 168 of the Municipal Government Act, the Municipality of the District of Clare HEREBY GIVES NOTICE of its intention to pass a by-law respecting subdivision. The proposed by-law may be inspected at the Municipal Office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday or by clicking this link. By-Law No. 37 - A By-Law Respecting Subdivisions (PDF)

Council will consider any submissions respecting the proposed by-law. To this end, the Chief Administrative Officer will, prior to Council’s final reading of the by-law, inquire at the July 17, 2019 Meeting of Council as to whether any person wishes to be heard by Council in relation to the by-law. In the event any person wishes to have written submissions available for review by Council prior to the Council meeting, a copy of the submission must be delivered to the Municipal Office to the attention of the Chief Administrative Officer prior to 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2019.

It was a beautiful day for an open house! On June 15, 2019, members of the Saint Bernard Fire Department welcomed approximately 150 people to their new fire hall to celebrate and to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. This space will help firefighters better serve and protect the people of Saint-Bernard and surrounding areas and will also serve as a community space for the municipality. Thank you to the directors, firefighters and auxiliary members for a great day—and congratulations!

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The Municipality of Clare wishes to express its condolences to the family and friends of Delphis J. Comeau. A pillar of the community, Mr. Comeau dedicated more than 30 years to public service, notably as Clerk-Treasurer of the Municipality of Clare. We, like many, were touched by his life and grieve with the community at his loss.


To honour the passing of former Clerk-Treasurer Delphis J. Comeau, flags at the office of the Municipality of Clare will be lowered to half-mast on June 20, 2019.



ATLANTIC CANADA – Sunday, May 26, 2019 – The Congrès mondial acadien 2024 (CMA2024) will be held in Nova Scotia. The members of la Société Nationale de l’Acadie (SNA) Board of Directors decided on the bid put forward by Clare and Argyle to host this major quinquennial event.

The announcement was made on Sunday at the head office of the national Acadian body in Moncton, New Brunswick.

“The municipalities of Clare and Argyle showed us an Acadie that is dynamic, proud and overflowing with ideas. We are confident that the organization of the CMA 2024 is in good hands,” said Louise Imbeault, President of the SNA.

Natalie Robichaud, member of the Southwest Nova Scotia bid committee, said it was a dream come true.

“Our bid committee is overjoyed that the Acadian region of Southwest Nova Scotia has been chosen to host the Congrès mondial acadien in 2024. You are all invited to come live your Acadie in our wonderful and welcoming region. We’re going to have a great time!”

Ms. Imbeault also highlighted the quality of both bids submitted for judging, that of the Baie-des-Chaleurs region of New Brunswick and Gaspésie and that of Southwest Nova Scotia.

“We had two well-rounded bids before us, with teams that showed us they were very capable of bringing a project of this scale to fruition. The SNA Board of Directors had a difficult choice to make. The decision was made based on a handful of key points.”

It was a rigorous selection process. After a first round of selection, both candidates were asked to submit a full bid document. An evaluation committee was then assembled to tour both sites. Thereafter, a recommendation report was submitted to inform the deliberations of the SNA Board of Directors.

The host region will soon form a Congrès mondial acadien organizing committee. By November, the SNA and the organizing committee will negotiate a memorandum of understanding to outline the responsibilities of both parties in organizing the CMA.


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.
Incorporated in 1880, the Municipality of Argyle is located at the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia with approximately 7,900 residents. The Municipality of Argyle is home to the province’s first wind farm and the Village of Pubnico, the oldest Acadian region still inhabited by the descendants of its founder.

La Société Nationale de l’Acadie is a non-profit federation comprised of the four francophone associations representing the Atlantic provinces, as well as the four youth associations. The SNA also includes affiliate members from Atlantic Canada, Maine, Québec, France and Louisiana. Its mandate is to represent the Acadian people at the Atlantic, national and international levels.

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In the photo: President of la Société Nationale de l’Acadie, Louise Imbeault (right) and Executive Director of la Société acadienne de Clare and member of the Southwest Nova Scotia bid committee, Natalie Robichaud

Interview requests:

CMA 2024 Host Region
Amy Paradis
Communications Officer, Municipality of Clare
1 (902) 769-2031 ext. 223

Société Nationale de l’Acadie
Anthony Doiron
Communications and Research Coordinator
1 (506) 853-0404 ext. 6

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