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Notice of Approval Chapter 18 – Municipal Elections By-law

TAKE NOTICE that on Thursday, September 24, 2020, Council of the Municipality of Colchester approved, by way of Second Reading, amendments to Chapter 18 – Municipal Elections By-law.

The purpose of the amendments to the By-law is to provide clarification on the method of in-person voting for additional advance polls.

The text of the By-law may be inspected or a copy obtained from the Administration Office, 1 Church Street, Truro, or is available on the County website at www.colchester.ca.

Dated September 29, 2020
Rob Simonds
Chief Administrative Officer

pdf Municipal Elections By-law - Chapter 18 (September 2020) (173 KB)

Debert Aviation Centre - HVAC Tender

pdf Debert Aviation Centre HVAC IFT Documents (2.05 MB)  - Closing Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Upcoming Meetings

Council Committee/Council and Council Related Meetings

(All meetings start at 6 pm unless otherwise noted)

  • November 30, 2020 - Council
  • December 1, 2020 - Presentation Meeting 
  • December 10, 2020 - Council Committe

** Note - Presentation Meetings are held on an as needed basis. Please check with the Administration Office @ 902-897-3184 to confirm that the meeting is taking place. 

Go to the Meeting Agenda for the next regular scheduled Council or Council Committee meeting (posted as available).

Major Rural Broadband Network Taking Shape in Cumberland and Colchester

One of the largest optic fibre-based high speed internet networks in rural Canada is being built in the Municipalities of Colchester and Cumberland.   An Agreement between the Municipalities and Xplornet Communications Inc. was signed on August 21st following unanimous approval of both Councils.

 

Read more: Major Rural Broadband Network Taking Shape in Cumberland and Colchester

Cliffs of Fundy Achieves UNESCO Global Geopark Designation

The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark, spanning the Fundy shore of Cumberland and Colchester counties from Apple River to Lower Truro, has officially been named a “UNESCO Global Geopark”. The prestigious designation was announced today at a meeting of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Executive Board in Paris and is anticipated to be a catalyst for tourism growth in Nova Scotia.

Read more: Cliffs of Fundy Achieves UNESCO Global Geopark Designation

Feed Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Food Box Program

Feed Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Food Box program is a short-term initiative to provide home delivery of food to Nova Scotians who need food support and can’t get to a food bank or other food support programs. If you know someone in this situation, please encourage them to call 211 on weekdays from 8am-8pm. Their phone navigators will help identify whether this program is a good fit.

Please note

  • At this point individuals must call 211 for intake, weekdays from 8am-8pm.
  • Each food box contains non-perishable items to help provide food support for up to seven days. A household with one person will receive two food boxes. A household with two or more people will receive four food boxes. No household will receive more than four food boxes in a single delivery. We have a limited capacity of food boxes. If someone needs food support and can’t get to a food bank or other food support programs, we encourage them to make use of this program while it’s available.
  • Food boxes will be delivered throughout the province by community partners, volunteers and courier, depending on the location. In all regions, the matching and delivery process is managed by Feed Nova Scotia. Delivery times will vary between 1-5 days.

Remember, food banks are still there

Most food banks and meal programs are still open with processes in place to safely serve their communities. If you know someone in need of food who does have the ability to access a food bank or meal program, please encourage them to consider this option. To find a food bank nearby, people should call 211 or visit Feed Nova Scotia’s website and click on the Find Food button: Feed Nova Scotia