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For Immediate Release: Update on Strait Area Transit

July 24th, 2020

For immediate release:

Strait Area Transit is gearing up to resume service in a limited capacity, tentatively starting August 4th, 2020.

Initially our service will be limited to (but not exclusively) medical runs and smaller charters as per the guidelines from the Province’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Robert Strang.

COVID-19 has brought many challenges and changes to public transit that have impacted our day to day operations. Strait Area Transit will be following guidelines that limit the number of passengers per vehicle and all passengers will be required to wear masks while riding in all vehicles.

Our policies will require all drivers and passengers to follow Provincial guidelines which will include wearing masks and frequent sanitizing of the vehicles.

A full description of our COVID-19 policies can be found on our Facebook page and Website.

The board of Directors and Strait Area Transit staff have been working towards reopening over the last few months and our concern for the safety of our staff and riders is paramount. We continue to work towards making our vehicles secure from possible reoccurrences of COVID-19 and we will adjust our policies as conditions evolve.

As Chair of Strait Area Transit, I would like to thank our loyal riders for their patience during our service suspension and I look forward to seeing full service being restored in the future.

On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to welcome our new Executive Director, Amber Carrigan, to the Strait Area Transit team. Amber brings a positive new energy to our organization, and we are excited to see where she takes us. She has tackled this challenge of restructuring our service model to follow the Provincial guidelines and is dedicated to the success of rural transit in the Strait Area as well as Victoria County.

Amber and the staff look forward to connecting all our previous and new clients as we get ready to roll.

For more information please see our website at satbus.ca and our Facebook page.

Thank you

Chair Strait Area Transit

Councillor John Dowling

VIDEO: July 9th, 2020 Regular Council Meeting

Summer Job Opportunity: Strait Area Transit

Are you a student that resides in Inverness County and looking for summer employment?

Strait Area Transit is looking to hire a student for the summer to help with answering phones, taking messages, filing and more under the direction of the director.

Please forward your resume to:

director@satbus.ca

Resumes will be accepted until Noon, Monday July 27th, 2020.

Looking forward to having you work with us!

Are you hosting a community clean-up event?

The Municipality of the County of Inverness can assist by providing garbage bags and gloves. We may also be able to assist with hauling, depending on the location and the availability of equipment, and waiving of Kenloch Waste Facility tipping fees. Please fill out this form and send it to erin.gillis@invernesscounty.ca.

The Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up is Nova Scotia’s largest volunteer-driven community clean-up program, promoting litter clean-ups across the province. Since the program started in 1992, the Clean Foundation has provided supplies and support to participants who wish to carry out community-based clean-ups.

In 2019, the Nova Scotia Adopt-A-Highway took over the delivery of the Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up Program. Now the Adopt-A-Highway will be able to broaden their reach and remove even more litter from Nova Scotia than ever before. The Adopt-A-Highway is excited for the future with this new endeavor and are eager to support community-based clean-ups in addition to their roadside litter clean-ups.

Litter is an eyesore, poses health risks, affects water quality, and is often mistaken as food by wildlife. As well,  studies show that litter begets litter, meaning people tend to litter in areas where there is already garbage on the ground.

Join thousands of other Nova Scotians in making our province beautiful and healthy.

Easter Pickup Schedule Update / Horaire de Pâques

All Municipal buildings and facilities will be closed Friday, April 10th and Monday, April 13th due to the Easter holiday.

Changes to solid waste collection are as follows:

April 10th collection will instead take place on Saturday, April 11th

April 13th collection will instead take place on Saturday, April 18th

For more information, please call GFL’s helpline at 1-888-863-1744.

The Municipality thanks residents for their understanding and wishes all a safe and meaningful holiday.

 

Tous les bâtiments et installations de la Municipalité seront fermés le vendredi 10 avril et le lundi 13 avril en raison des vacances de Pâques.

Les modifications apportées à la collecte des déchets solides sont les suivantes :

La collecte du 10 avril aura lieu le samedi 11 avril

La collecte du 13 avril aura plutôt lieu le samedi 18 avril

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez appeler le service d’assistance téléphonique de GFL au 1-888-863-1744.

La Municipalité remercie les résidents pour leur compréhension et souhaite à tous des vacances sécuritaires.

STRAIT AREA TRANSIT: Covid-19 Restrictions

Strait Area Transit will be limiting service to essential services only. ie Medical, access to food. If you are able to order food/supplies, they can deliver it to your house. Contact 902-625-1475 for more information.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: By-Law Amendment for the Municipality of the County of Inverness

Please take notice that Council of the  Municipality of the County of Inverness intends to consider and, if deemed advisable, to amend:

By-Law 30: Capital Cost of Sewer and Water

The amendment is to add Section 14 (l), which reads “In the area served by the Judique Water System, the unit charge for the construction of the Judique Reservoir is $935.97 per serviceable unit.”

A copy of the proposed by-law amendment can be inspected online here: Revised Bylaw 30 or at the office of the  Municipality of the County of Inverness, 375 Main St., Port Hood, NS.

Written or oral presentations (in favour or opposition) to the by-law amendment can be made before Council at the Public Hearing to be held:

Thursday, March 5th, 2020
1:00 pm in Council Chambers
375 Main St., Port Hood, NS

Please also take notice that the Public Hearing will be followed by a regular meeting of Municipal Council  at 1:30 pm on March 5th, 2020 at the same location.  Second Reading of this By-Law will be given at this time.

If you have any further questions, please call 902-787-3500.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed Adoption of By-Law and By-Law Repeal for the Municipality of the County of Inverness

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the Municipality of the County of Inverness intends to consider repealing the following by-law:

By-Law 15: Auctioneers, Pedlars, Hawkers and Traders of Goods and approving a new Vending By-Law

The Municipality accepted First Reading of the Vending By-law on February 6th, 2020 to replace by-law #15 Auctioneers, Pedlars, Hawkers and Traders of Goods, which previously regulated portions of the activities that are now to be covered by the new Vending By-Law.

The motion to repeal by-law #15 Auctioneers, Pedlars, Hawkers and Traders of Goods will be presented to the Municipal Council for Second and Final Reading at the Regular Municipal Council Meeting, Thursday, March 5th, 2020 at 1:30 pm in Council Chambers.

A copy of the Vending By-Law can be inspected online here: Municipal_Vending_By_Law or at the office of the Municipality of the County of Inverness, 375 Main St., Port Hood, NS.

Written or oral presentations (in favour or opposition) regarding the new Vending by-law and repeal of by-law #15 Auctioneers, Pedlars, Hawkers and Traders of Goods can be made before Council at the Public Hearing to be held:

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

12:00 pm in Council Chambers

375 Main St., Port Hood, NS

 

Please also take notice that the Public Hearing will be followed by a regular meeting of Municipal Council at 1:30 pm on March 5th, 2020 at the same location.

If you have any further questions, please call 902-787-3500.