Municipality of the County of Inverness

Volunteer Recognition 2021: Semi Larade

Congratulations, Semi Larade!
The Lemoine Development Association is pleased to nominate Semi Larade as our Volunteer of the Year.
Semi is a very dedicated association member who is always ready and willing to help whenever possible. Semi attends all meetings as possible and is a great asset to our organization. He has been an active board member for over 12 years.
Whether it is cleaning ditches during our annual adopt-a-highway clean up or helping set up our Christmas tree, Semi is always giving his 100%. We know he is always a phone call away whenever there is work to be done around our community, and never has he refused to help out in one form or another.
We thank you Semi, for the service you provide to the Lemoine Development Association and to your community.
Grand Merci.

Volunteer Recognition 2021: Carolyn Janega

Congratulations, Carolyn Janega!

The Strait Richmond Palliative Care Society is happy to nominate Carolyn Janega as their 2021 Volunteer.
Carolyn has been a volunteer with the Strait Richmond Palliative Care Society, serving Richmond County and the southern portion of Inverness County, for the past five years. Carolyn is always willing to help with any tasks of the society and as Treasurer, she has gone above and beyond to assure the finances of the society are kept in good standing.

Besides her volunteer time with Strait Richmond Palliative Care, Carolyn has also devoted many hours of volunteer work throughout our communities. She has volunteered with Strait Area Minor Hockey, she was equipment manager for the Port Hawkesbury Thunderbolts Swim Team, she instructed religious education for many years at St. Joseph’s Parish, she has volunteered at the Port Hawkesbury Food Bank and she also instructs yoga at the Evergreen Club.
Thank you, Carolyn for your time and dedication.

Volunteer Recognition 2021: Alice Gowans

Congratulations, Alice Gowans!
North Mountain Cultural & Recreation Association is pleased to nominate Alice Gowans as their Volunteer of the Year.
Alice has been secretary for the association for several years and in the past, she has also taken on the responsibilities of treasurer. She has performed exceptionally in both these positions. Alice initiated the purchase of the association’s personal computer and as treasurer computerized all financial records and as secretary, she maintains all information in an organized format.
Our organization oversees many operations in our community including our community hall, beach and wharf, and our community beautification. Alice has her helping hand in all the above, including preparing our summer student applications, as well as other various applications.
In this time of COVID-19, without meetings and regular operations, Alice’s dedication and exceptional contributions has been critical in our organization meeting commitments.
Thank you, Alice for your many years of volunteer time. Congratulations!

Notice of (Virtual) Public Hearing & Second Reading: Vending By-Law


Proposed Adoption of By-Law and Policy for the

Municipality of the County of Inverness

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the Council of the Municipality of the County of Inverness will consider adopting the following by-law and policy:

By-Law No. 51:



Vending Permit Fees Policy

By-Law No. 51: VENDING BY-LAW and the Vending Permit Fees Policy will be presented to the Council for Public Hearing as well as Second and Final Reading on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 1:30pm by Zoom video conference. 

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.

The purpose of the Vending Permit Fees Policy is to establish the fees to be paid to the Municipality for a Permit issued pursuant to By-Law No. 51: VENDING BY-LAW.

The Council will receive written and oral submissions concerning the above By-Law and Policy (in favour or opposition) at the above-noted Public Hearing. Written submissions and registration for oral submissions must be received by the Municipality no later than 9:00am on Thursday, August 5, 2021. Written submissions must be sent to the Municipality by email at: or by mail at: 375 Main St., Port Hood, NS, BOE 2W0. Registration for oral submissions must be made by phoning: 902-787-3501 or by emailing:


Since participation in the meeting will be via an online meeting platform, please call 902-787-3501 prior to August 5, 2021, and you will be issued a link with directions on how to participate.

Copies of By-Law No. 51: VENDING BY-LAW and the Vending Permit Fees Policy can be inspected online by clicking By-Law 51 – Vending By-Law and Vending Permit Fees Policy 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.

Notice of Approval: By-Law to Amend By-Law 30: Capital Cost of Sewer & Water


By-Law Adoption for the Municipality of the County of Inverness

Please take notice that the Council of the Municipality of the County of Inverness has approved and adopted:

By-Law No. 50:


The above By-Law amends “By-Law 30: Capital Cost of Sewer & Water Construction”. The purpose of this amendment is to add section 14(n) to “By-Law 30: Capital Cost of Sewer & Water Construction”, which reads: “In the area served by the Inverness Sewer and Water system, namely Maple Street, the frontage rate is hereby set at $28.01 per lineal foot for sewer and water.”

Second Reading and adoption was given to By-Law No. 50: BY-LAW TO AMEND

BY-LAW 30: CAPITAL COST OF SEWER & WATER CONSTRUCTION at the Regular Meeting of Council on June 30, 2021.


SEWER & WATER CONSTRUCTION may be read online by visiting 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 902-787-3500.

Conservation Notice for Users of the Inverness County Water Utility

The Municipality of the County of Inverness is requesting that all users of the Municipal water systems work together to conserve water. June has been a mostly hot, dry month and we are now just entering the peak of hot and dry conditions. The Municipality is also expecting a rise in tourism within the area this summer.
To conserve water, please follow these tips diligently:

• Watering your lawns and washing your vehicles are luxuries and should be avoided during peak dry season.
• Water plants and flowers in the early morning to avoid evaporation.
• Use a rain barrel to collect any rain and use this to water the garden.
• Turn off the faucet while washing your hands or brushing your teeth.
• Take short showers instead of baths.
• Do laundry and run the dishwasher only when you have a full load.
• When washing dishes in the sink, have a basin of water to rinse the dishes rather than run the faucet for every dish.
• Keep a bottle of water in the fridge rather than let the faucet run to get cold water.
• Only flush the toilet when needed (if it’s yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown flush it down).

If you notice any wet spots on your lawn or roadway, or water in streets or ditches where there is usually no water, please contact the Municipality immediately. This could indicate a leak. Call 902-258-5048 or 902-258-5999.

The Municipality urges all residents to contact Summerhill at 1-833-621-0776 and set up a free home energy efficient visit. They can provide low flow showerheads, low flow aerators and a wrap for hot water piping as well as other heating and power efficient products at no cost.

Volunteer Recognition 2021: Charlene Clarke

Congratulations, Charlene Clarke!

Everyone at Mill Road Social Enterprises in Inverness is extremely excited to extend a huge THANK YOU to Charlene Clarke and to recognize her as their 2021 Volunteer.

Charlene is a person who goes the extra mile, always willing to take the task at hand a step further. She is one of the volunteers who makes the Inverness Chase the Ace a success. She videotapes the event every Saturday night, sells lots of tickets, makes people feel welcome, and she has a smile and a laugh that are infectious.

Charlene recently joined the Mill Road Social Enterprises fundraising committee. She brings great ideas, positive energy, and an infectious “yes we can” attitude to every meeting.

Charlene Clarke is a volunteer who successfully fulfills her commitments while making others feel good. She is a bright light and we deeply appreciate everything she does. Thank you, Charlene for giving so freely of your time and talents. Congratulations!

Volunteer Recognition 2021: Andrew Clarey

Congratulations, Andrew Clarey!

Trina Clarey is happy to nominate Andrew Clarey for the wonderful job he has done running the Margaree Cat Rescue.

Margaree Cat Rescue was voluntarily started in an effort to control the vast amount of stray cat colonies in the Margaree Area. For over six years Andrew Clarey has rescued and re-homed hundreds of cats/kittens from all over Inverness County and into Middle River.

With the belief that many stray cats and kittens are innocent creatures who were abandoned or abused and are worthy of a loving home, Andrew began trapping and catching these stray animals. Once caught, he brings them home where they are kept indoors, fed, socialized, and given attention and love. All cats visit the vet to be checked out, spayed/neutered, and then kept in Andrew’s home until a nurturing forever home is found for them.
Through his hard work and perseverance and many hours of volunteer time, Andrew has successfully eliminated a large number of cat colonies in Margaree and surrounding area.

Congratulations, Andrew!

Notice to residents and visitors of Port Hood

The Port Hood Wharf, Demolition and Stabilization Project is being mobilized. The work is set to begin on Tuesday June 22nd, with the delineation of the work site and installation of the environmental controls. To protect public health and safety, the contractor will be barricading off and closing the road to Sunset Beach. This is a temporary closure while the work is underway. Please be cautious and always stay away from restricted areas as the work progresses. This project is expected to be completed by July 26th. There are alternate access points to Sunset Beach that can be used throughout the construction period.

Municipal Council and staff thank you for your cooperation and support.

Volunteer Recognition 2021: Flo Campbell

Congratulations, Flo Campbell!

Judique and District Development Association proudly nominates Flo Campbell as their 2021 Volunteer of the Year.
Flo Campbell has been a consistent volunteer in Judique for many years. While she prefers to be in the background, working hard and diligently for her community and neighbours, she is always in the front of the line to offer help and support.
Flo has been a very important part of JADDA, working on various committees, such as the welcoming committee, working to improve the internet and cell service for the area, and she creates, promotes, and distributes the Judique Flyer newsletter to name a few of her contributions.
Thank you, Flo!