The province delegates certain law-making powers to Nova Scotia municipalities. Laws that municipalities are empowered to pass are called by-laws. We have compiled sample model by-laws and policies to serve as starting points for good local policy. Municipalities should tailor them to suit the needs of their community and the policy choices of their Council.
Note: The by-law documents and the model policy documents are only models. Each municipal unit should change them to suit the policy choices of their Council and the circumstances applicable to the individual municipal unit.
Setting rules around where wind turbines go in the ground is up to municipalities. The model wind bylaws can serve as starting points for good local policy, and municipalities can tailor them to suit the needs of their community.