Municipality of the County of Inverness

AVIS DE SCRUTIN: Élection spéciale du District 2

L’élection municipale spéciale du conseiller du district 2 aura lieu le samedi 4 juin 2022.

Le vote électronique (c’est-à-dire par téléphone et par Internet) sera le seul moyen de voter, à partir de 8 h le mardi 24 mai et 24 heures sur 24 jusqu’à la fermeture des bureaux de vote le jour de l’élection, le samedi 4 juin 2022 à 19 h. Il n’y aura pas de bulletins de vote en papier pour cette élection.

Des lettres d’instructions individuelles seront envoyées à chaque électeur dont le nom figure sur la liste électorale modifiée et comprendront un numéro d’identification personnel (NIP) unique.  Les détails complets sur la façon d’accéder au système seront également fournis dans la lettre d’instruction de l’électeur.

PRENEZ AVIS que les candidatures suivantes ont été reçues dans le cadre de l’élection municipale spéciale qui aura lieu dans la Municipalité du comté d’Inverness pour le poste de conseiller – district 2 :

Office Candidats

District 2

  • Alfred AUCOIN
  • Shaun BENNETT
  • Seph PETERS
  • Blair W. PHILLIPS
  • Rob ROMARD



Comme indiqué ci-dessus, le vote par anticipation sera disponible uniquement par voie électronique, par téléphone ou par Internet, à partir de 8h00 le mardi 24 mai et 24 heures sur 24 jusqu’à la fermeture des bureaux de vote le jour de l’élection spéciale, le samedi 4 juin à 19h00.


Les électeurs ayant besoin d’aide pour voter par téléphone ou par Internet doivent appeler la ligne d’assistance aux électeurs au 902-787-2274.

FAIT à Port Hood, Nouvelle-Écosse, ce 16e jour de mai 2022.

SIGNÉ :           Tanya Tibbo

Directrice du scrutin

Tél. : 902-787-2274

NOTICE OF POLL: District 2 Special Election

The Special Municipal Election for District 2 Councillor will be held on Saturday, June 4th, 2022.

Electronic voting (i.e. by telephone and internet) will be the only means of voting, beginning at 8:00am on Tuesday, May 24th and running 24 hours a day until the close of the polls on Election Day – Saturday, June 4th, 2022 at 7:00pm. There will be no paper ballots for this election.

Individual Voter Instruction Letters will be mailed to each voter who is on the Amended Voters’ List and will include a unique personal identification number (PIN).  Full details on how to access the system will also be provided in the Voter Instruction Letter.

TAKE NOTICE that the following nominations have been received in respect of the Special Municipal Election to be held in the Municipality of the County of Inverness for Councillor – District 2:

Office Candidates

District 2

  • Alfred AUCOIN
  • Shaun BENNETT
  • Seph PETERS
  • Blair W. PHILLIPS
  • Rob ROMARD


As noted above, advance voting will be available electronically only by telephone or the internet beginning at 8:00am on Tuesday, May 24th and running 24 hours a day until the close of the polls on Special Election Day – Saturday, June 4th at 7:00pm.


Electors requiring assistance with telephone or internet voting should call the Voter Help Line at 902-787-2274.

DATED at Port Hood, Nova Scotia, this 16th day of May, 2022.

SIGNED:          Tanya Tibbo

Returning Officer

Tel:  902-787-2274

Volunteer Recognition 2022: Mary Anderson

Congratulations, Mary Anderson!
The Inverness Pickleball Association is happy to nominate Mary Anderson as our Volunteer of the Year. Mary has volunteered for many organizations over the past thirty years – St Margaret’s of Scotland Parish Council; the Inverness Hospital Foundation; the Shean Trail Committee and most recently the Inverness County Accessibility Committee.
Mary has always been an advocate of healthy living and whenever there is an opportunity to promote an active lifestyle, Mary is at the forefront. She was on the executive of the Inverness Curling Club for over twenty years, holding various positions and was instrumental in starting a youth curling league.
When Pickleball was introduced to Inverness County in 2018, Mary recognized this as an activity that is suitable for all ages. She quickly accepted the volunteer position as Cape Breton representative on Pickleball NS. She then took an instructor’s course in order to be certified to offer clinics to adults and students. As a result, the sport of pickleball has grown throughout Inverness County.
We would like to express our sincerest thank you to Mary for the amount of time and dedication she has committed to providing healthy opportunities for our community.
Congratulations, Mary!

Municipal Team Member Wins Innovation Expert Safety First Award

MEMBERTOU, UNAMA’KI – Municipality of the County of Inverness team member Krista MacInnis was recognized as a Safety Innovation Expert during the 2022 Safety First in Cape Breton Symposium held by the Cape Breton Partnership May 4, 2022 in Membertou First Nation.

MacInnis is the Public Works Administrative Assistant for the Municipality and has recently led the implementation of the software platform SiteDocs. SiteDocs is a safety management software that helps organizations streamline operations with digital forms, ensure compliance with real-time monitoring and improve overall safety practices across the Public Works Department. She has also hosted training sessions for staff on SiteDocs and has rolled out the platform for the entire Department. Beyond this, MacInnis is a long-time Municipal Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee member and works diligently to keep her colleagues and the residents of Inverness County safe every day.

As per Safety First in Cape Breton, the Innovation Expert Award is given to individuals or businesses who have used innovative methods to educate and train their employees about safe work practices. Nominees also understand the importance of due diligence and have embraced innovation to solve and implement a plan or program to identify possible workplace hazards and carry out the appropriate action to prevent accidents or injuries.

Municipal Council and staff would like to congratulate Krista MacInnis on this well-deserved recognition, and thank her for her dedication to safety at work, at home and in her community.

CONSERVE WATER NOTICE: Port Hastings Water System

This week, Municipal staff will be conducting repairs on the Port Hastings Water Reservoir. As such, it is necessary to conserve water diligently for the rest of the week as there will be no water reserves for the time being. To conserve water, please:
– Do not take baths and take short showers;
– Do not wash vehicles;
– Do not let your water run while brushing your teeth;
– Use the dishwasher or clothes washer only with a full load.
Thank you in advance for your help.

Municipality Launches Recreation Plan Engagement

INVERNESS COUNTY, UNAMA’KI – The Municipality of the County of Inverness, in partnership with Upland Planning + Design and REConsulting, is launching the community engagement portion of the Municipal Recreation Plan. This project will assess the current recreation services delivered by the Municipality and provide a guide for the future, based on the needs and values of the community. The Municipal Recreation Plan will include recommendations for facilities, programming, financing, and more. The resulting vision will enable meaningful and inclusive recreation experiences.

“This is an exciting opportunity for residents to share what is working and where the Municipality can improve its recreation services,” said Keith MacDonald, CAO of the Municipality of the County of Inverness. “This Recreation Plan will create a road map for recreation that reflects communities’ priorities.”

The Background Report for the project is available online at The document outlines recent trends in demographics and recreation, summarizes relevant plans and policies, and provides an inventory and analysis of the Municipality’s current services.

Surveys are available now for both adults and youth, where residents can share information on their participation in recreation. Surveys can be filled out online at, or paper copies can be picked up at the Municipal Office in Port Hood at 86 High Street or 375 Main Street. This project will be developed in collaboration with the community, and there will be more opportunities to contribute following the release of the draft Recreation Plan.


Volunteer Recognitions 2022: Holly Matthews

Join the Municipality of the County of Inverness in celebrating this year’s outstanding community volunteers!
This week’s featured volunteer is Holly Matthews, who will be representing Inverness County at the 48th Annual Provincial Volunteer Awards in September.
May be an image of 1 person, eyeglasses and text that says 'CANADA'S MUSICAL coast Inverness County Congratulations! HOLLY MATTHEWS Inverness County Provincial Volunteer Representative ST. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, WHYCOCOMAGH 2022 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR'
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Whycocomagh, is proud to recognize the volunteer efforts of “one of its own,” Holly Matthews.
Holly was baptized at St. Andrew’s and then became a member of St. Andrew’s in 1982. She attended Sunday School and sang in the church choir, in years past. Holly moved to Halifax in 1990, where she worked for several years as a caregiver at Northwood Seniors Home. Returning to Whycocomagh in 2012, Holly continues to volunteer at the church. Whether baking, working breakfasts and dinners, supporting all fund-raising activities or volunteering her time as church caretaker, Holly is always ready and willing to lend a helping hand.
St. Andrew’s Church sincerely thanks Holly for her friendship and volunteer efforts.
Congratulations, Holly!

BOIL ORDER LIFTED: Port Hastings Water System

The Municipality of the County of Inverness would like to inform all users of the Port Hastings Water System that the boil water order is no longer in effect. Water from the Port Hastings Water System can be consumed with no boiling required.

The Municipality apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused and thanks you for your understanding and cooperation during this process.

Please share this information with neighbours, friends, and those who may not receive this notice such as seniors or those living alone.

BOIL WATER ORDER: Port Hastings Water System

Please note: As of April 11, this boil order is no longer in effect.

April 8, 2022

Please be informed that users of the Port Hastings Water System are currently under a boil water advisory as a public health preventative action. This is due to a major water main break causing a massive loss in water from the water storage tower and higher than normal turbidity. Strict water conservation orders are also in place until the level of water in the storage tower has been restored.

Residents and users are advised to follow preventive measures using water to ensure its safety prior to consumption or use:

  • Bring tap water to a rolling boil and maintain for a minimum of 1-2 minutes
  • Cool water before using for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and preparing beverages and food.

To conserve water, please:

  • Do not take baths and take short showers;
  • Do not wash vehicles;
  • Use the dishwasher or clothes washer only with a full load.

Please share widely with neighbours, friends, visitors, and members of vulnerable populations such as seniors who may be living alone.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Think twice before you flush!

Sewer Issues

The Municipality of the County of Inverness would like to remind their customers of the sewer systems to please refrain from dumping substances that are harmful to the Municipal infrastructure.  This includes, but is not limited to, ‘flushable’ wipes, grease/fats, tampons, condoms, dental floss, paper towel, hair and prescription medication.  These items clog the pumps in the sewage lift stations and the treatment equipment at the Sewer Treatment Plants.  The Municipality has had to pay for repairs and manpower to remove these items from the system.  Wipes that are marketed as ‘flushable’ do not break down in our system and in fact cause a significant amount of damage to the Municipal infrastructure.  The Municipality knows where the ‘problem spots’ are in the system for wipes and grease and are working to trace it back to the person/persons that are responsible.  An individual or business could be fined under the Municipal Sewer By-Law for introducing substances into the sewer system that do not belong or cause an issue with the operations.

What if the label says ‘flushable’?

Products that say they’re flushable – like tampons and wipes – may make it down your toilet, but they may not make it through the sewer.  There are currently no regulations in Canada to specify which products can be labelled “flushable”.  Cities and Municipalities around the world are developing standards to more accurately label whether or not products are truly flushable.  For now, please put them in your trash.

What can be flushed?

The only things that are okay to flush down the toilet are toilet paper, poo and pee.