Volunteer Recognition 2021: Delphin Muise
Congratulations, Delphin Muise!
The Margaree Salmon Museum is pleased to nominate Delphin Muise as their 2021 Volunteer of the Year.
Del Muise came to Margaree following a long career in teaching and museum work in Ottawa. In Margaree he has participated actively in developing heritage awareness through involvement with the Margaree/Lake Ainslie Canadian Heritage River Society and the Margaree Salmon Museum. Del was drawn to the Margaree through his ancestral roots and has revelled in the experience of living in the land of his forebears. Mostly though, he is a conscientious preserver of the ecology of the Margaree and has enjoyed the opportunity to canoe and kayak along its magnificent vistas.
Volunteer Opportunity: Accessibility Advisory Committee
The Municipality of the County of Inverness is seeking one (1) member of the public to serve on the Municipality’s newly formed Accessibility Advisory Committee.
The purpose of the Municipality’s Accessibility Advisory Committee is to provide advice to Council on identifying, preventing, and eliminating accessibility barriers to people with disabilities in municipal programs, services, initiatives, and facilities.
The Accessibility Advisory Committee will play a pivotal role in helping the Municipality become an accessible community and meet its obligations under the Accessibility Act.
- One (1) member of the public must be appointed to the Accessibility Advisory Committee, for a term of three (3) years;
- Must be at least 18 years of age;
- Must be a resident of the Municipality of the County of Inverness for at least the last six (6) months before making an application and must continue to be a resident of the Municipality throughout the term of the appointment;
- Must not be ineligible for an appointment pursuant to the Municipality’s Public Appointment Policy;
- All members of the Accessibility Advisory Committee shall serve without pay; and
- The Accessibility Advisory Committee must meet at least six (6) times per year, or otherwise as needed to fulfill its duties.
The deadline to submit applications is Friday, November 19th, 2021 at 4:00 pm.
To apply, visit https://invernesscounty.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Accessibility-Advisory-Committee-Application-Form-Oct-2021.pdf
If you have any questions, please call 902-787-3501.
Notice of Second Reading: By-Law 51: Vending By-Law
NOTICE OF SECOND READING
Proposed Adoption of By-Law for the
Municipality of the County of Inverness
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the Council of the Municipality of the County of Inverness will consider the adoption of the following By-Law:
By-Law No. 51:
The purpose of By-Law No. 51: VENDING BY-LAW is to regulate the sale, or offering for sale, of food, beverages, goods or merchandise not in an enclosed permanent structure, whether on Municipal property or private property within the Municipality. This By-Law will repeal and replace By-Law 15: Auctioneers, Pedlars, Hawkers, and Traders of Goods, which was approved by Municipal Council on July 11, 1994.
On October 7, 2021, Council accepted and approved First Reading of the above By-Law. Council held a Public Hearing for the above By-Law on August 5, 2021.
The motion to adopt By-Law No. 51: VENDING BY-LAW will be presented to Council for Second and Final Reading at the Regular Council Meeting on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 3:00pm in Council Chambers located at 375 Main St., Port Hood, NS, BOE 2W0.
A copy of By-Law No. 51: VENDING BY-LAW can be inspected online by clicking here or at the office of the Municipality of the County of Inverness, 375 Main St., Port Hood, NS.
If you have any further questions, please call 902-787-3501.
Public Sale of Surplus Equipment by Tender
The Municipality of the County of Inverness invites tender bids for the following items:
||Pallet of Solid Waste Packer Parts
||Pallet of Solid Waste Packer Parts
||Fisher Salt/Sand Spreader
||Bobcat Wood Chipper
||Skid Steer Solid Tires
||Utility Dump Trailer #1
||Utility Dump Trailer #2
||Utility Trailer #3
||GMC Top Kick Truck with 5th Wheel
||John Deere Tractor with Dump Trailer
||Set of Forks
||MAC Walking Floor Trailer (53 ft)
||International Dump Truck
- Lots 1 – 8 may be viewed at the IES Facility, located at 15109 Highway 19, Inverness, NS.
- Lots 9 -17 may be viewed at the Municipal Transfer Station located at 420 West Lake Ainslie Rd., Inverness, NS.
- Viewing may take place between the hours of 9am and 3pm weekdays between Oct. 12th to Oct. 27th, 2021
- All items are sold without warranty in ‘as-is’ condition. All bids must be submitted on an official Tender Form, which may be obtained by contacting Aaron MacDonald, Procurement Specialist at the contact information below.
- Tenders Forms must be submitted no later than 2:00pm AST, Thursday, October 28th, 2021. Late Tenders will not be accepted.
Volunteer Recognition 2021: Bruce Miller
Congratulations, Bruce Miller!
Margaree Area Development Association is pleased to nominate Bruce Miller as their Volunteer of the Year for his efforts on several Board committees which benefit our various projects and planning.
Bruce grew up in the Margarees and has been an active board member of MADA for the past several years. Bruce has been a lead on our Communications Committee, working to keep our website current and assists with building new features for our tourism sector. He has also been actively involved in planning discussions, beginning in 2020, that will further the long-term development of the MADA Library Grounds.
Bruce combines his volunteerism with a busy life as a parent of three and as a teacher at Cape Breton Highlands. We applaud Bruce’s community spirit and are proud to have him represent MADA this year as Volunteer of the Year!
Councillor Alfred Poirier Announces Retirement
PORT HOOD, N.S. – Councillor Alfred Poirier announced his upcoming retirement from Municipal Council, which will take effect on December 31, 2021. The announcement took place at the Regular Municipality of the County of Inverness Council Meeting held yesterday in Port Hood.
“I am proud of the work I have accomplished in the past 9 years,” said Poirier. “I fought for projects like the new library opening soon in Chéticamp, improved emergency services in Pleasant Bay and Meat Cove, and the expansion of the Foyer Père Fiset, among many others.”
Councillor Poirier was first elected in 2012 as the representative for District 1 which covers the areas of Chéticamp, Pleasant Bay and Meat Cove. Mr. Poirier also served as the Deputy Warden from 2016 to 2020.
“After much discussion with my family, I believe it’s time for me to retire,” he said.
“Councillor Poirier has worked tirelessly in service of his community for 9 years, not to mention his dedication to his volunteer work and his family,” said Warden Laurie Cranton. “Municipal Council and staff wish him all the best in his retirement.”
A special election will be called for District 1, with additional details to follow.
Volunteer Recognition 2021: Wayne MacKinnon
Congratulations, Wayne Mac Kinnon!
The Shean Trail Committee is happy to nominate Wayne MacKinnon as our Volunteer of the Year.
Wayne is the unofficial ambassador for the Shean Trail. He can be found most days cleaning up the trail, trimming trees, or clearing windfalls. Since Wayne is on the trail so often, he meets many travellers and is willing to answer questions about the trail and its history. His quick wit and gift for storytelling usually leads to many smiles and laughs for all.
We would like to thank Wayne for all that he does to make the Shean Trail experience a positive one for all users.
Volunteer Recognition 2021: Leanne McIntyre
Congratulations, Leanne McIntyre!
The Glendale Area Community Cooperative is happy to nominate Leanne McIntyre as their Volunteer of the Year.
Leanne is a great modest volunteer, always ready to help even if she has a busy life; Leanne is the mother of four and runs a homestead with her husband. She is always willing to help her neighbours and community.
Leanne is the secretary of the Glendale Area Community Cooperative. She has been with our organization for over eight years. She is an exceptional volunteer for our organization as well as other organizations in Glendale. Every request that is asked of her is always answered with a YES and a beautiful smile.
Volunteer Recognition 2021: Victoria MacIsaac
Congratulations, Victoria MacIsaac!
The Bayview Child Development Centre Association is happy to nominate Victoria MacIsaac as their Volunteer of the Year.
When you look around a board table and ask for a treasurer, everyone looks the other way. Not Victoria MacIsaac. Since 2018 she has been the treasurer of the Bayview Child Development Centre Association, shepherding the new daycare into existence. Without her steady and reliable influence managing donations, purchases, government funding, and payroll, our Inverness County families might still be waiting for daycare. Victoria did not stop there. After a couple of years on the board of the Mabou and District Community Development Association she stepped up to be their treasurer in 2020. She takes on these important roles while working full time at East Coast Credit Union and raising her kind and thoughtful children, James and Olivia.
Sanitary Sewer and Water Main Replacement, Highway 19
Sanitary Sewer and Water Main Replacement, Highway 19 in Strathlorne and Inverness
Beginning the week of September 7th, pre-construction and construction work is expected no Highway 19 in Strathlorne and Inverness.
Hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Why is this work necessary?
This critical water distribution and sanitary collection infrastructure in the construction area are significantly undersized to accommodate projected future flows. Additionally, the Nova Scotia Department of Public Works plans to resurface Highway Route 19 from Church Road in Strathlorne to the intersection with Broad Cove Banks Road in 2022.
Prior to resurfacing, the Municipality of the County of Inverness and the contractor Zutphen Contractors will be replacing the water and sanitary sewer mains and the Municipally owned portion of the water and sewer services from the bottom of Broad Cove Banks Road to the Strathlorne Tree Nursery. As the owner and operator of the sanitary sewer and water main, the Municipality is required to repair and replace infrastructure to enable operational compliance with federal and provincial regulations and ensure the capacity for current and projected residential and commercial growth is accommodated.
Drivers should expect delays in their daily commute. Please respect all posted road signage. Speed fines are doubled in work zones. The work site is off limits at all times.
Emergency vehicles and school buses will always have access in both directions.
The Municipality of the County of Inverness will inspect all properties within 30-meters of the construction area before construction starts. The inspection will document the exterior of all properties to verify existing Municipal Infrastructure conditions. This work is important to determine if the construction caused property impacts. All Municipal inspection staff will be carrying photo identification and photographic equipment during their work.
The Municipality apologizes for any inconvenience this necessary infrastructure improvement work may cause and thanks you for your cooperation.
The 24-hour emergency line is: 902-258-5048.