In June 2011, the Province of Nova Scotia passed the Energy Saving Roadway Lighting Act which was an amendment to the Energy Efficient Appliances Act (1991). The legislation pertained to the regulation of street lighting infrastructure within the Province of Nova Scotia and is intended to ensure the use of energy efficient streetlights throughout the Province.
In 2016 the Municipality entered into a contract to replace approximately 2200 streetlights with Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures in accordance with the Energy Efficiency Appliances Act 2011. This represented 100 percent of street lights that were currently leased from Nova Scotia Power. With this contract, the Municipality assumed full ownership of streetlights within the Municipality and is responsible for the repairs and maintenance of the infrastructure.