COVID-19 UPDATES FROM THE MUNICIPALITY OF THE COUNTY OF INVERNESS
Municipality of the County of Inverness

Inverary Manor Mock Emergency Exercise

Inverary Manor will be staging a mock exercise of our Emergency Plan between the hours of 5pm and 9pm on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019. This is a mandated requirement from the Department of Health and Wellness and one that all nursing homes in the province conduct from time to time.

We want to emphasize that this emergency exercise is not real. However, the response activities will be practiced in a manner that is as realistic as possible, including the participation of Emergency Services Partners (Fire Depts. etc.).

This exercise is not open to the public and during the period of the exercise, access to our building will be limited to staff and our participating Emergency Services Partners only. If you are planning to visit Inverary Manor on October 30, 2019, we ask that you please do so before 5pm.

We assure you this is a mock exercise, not a real emergency, and our residents will be well taken care of throughout the entire exercise. Family members are not expected to participate.

Inverary Manor is committed to a high quality of safety, service and care for our residents, their families and our community. Our mock emergency exercise is one of many examples of our working to ensure we deliver on these commitments.

If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Smith, Director Recreation Services (902-258-2842 ext. 241) or Stephen Doiron, Administrator (902-258-2842 ext. 228)

Thank you for your understanding.

Stephen Doiron

Administrator

Municipality Thanks Dorian Volunteers

INVERNESS COUNTY, NS – Hurricane Dorian passed through Inverness County on September 7th and 8th and had major impact on Municipality of the County of Inverness communications and electrical power infrastructure, as well as widespread property damage. Many residents were left without power for over a week and relied on neighbours and community comfort centres for support.

The Municipality wishes to thank the countless residents who volunteered their time to work at comfort centres, donated food and supplies, checked in on seniors and other vulnerable residents to make sure they were safe and opened their homes for neighbours.

“It’s times like these we really see the strength of our communities and the resilience of the people who live in them,” said Betty Ann MacQuarrie, Warden of the Municipality of the County of Inverness.

“Municipal staff worked diligently to restore water and wastewater services and support the operation of comfort centres that were set up to help residents,” she added.

“The efforts residents made to assist their fellow community members were outstanding and should be commended.”

Please keep in mind those that stepped up in this time of need by nominating them for Municipal Volunteer Awards. Nominations will open in late Winter and the awards ceremony will be held in the Spring.

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