Volunteer Week will be recognized across Canada during the week of April 7-13, 2019. Victoria County call for nominations has been extended until March 27, 2019 for 1) outstanding adult volunteers, 2) outstanding youth volunteers and 3) community achievement award - organizations improving the quality of life in their community.
All volunteers & organizations nominated will be recognized at the Victoria County Volunteer Recognition Night(s) during Volunteer Week:
a) South of Smokey Volunteers & Groups - Tuesday, April 9, at MacKenzie Hall, Gaelic College, St. Ann's beginning at 7:00 pm.
b) North of Smokey Volunteers & Groups - Wednesday, April 10, at North Highlands Culture Centre, Cape North beginning at 7:00 pm.
The next meeting of Victoria County Municipal Council will be held at the Court House, Baddeck, on Monday, March 25, 2019, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Are you young and looking for a great seasonal job with long term potential?
Perhaps you are mid-career and looking for a new challenge?
Maybe you are nearing retirement and want to come home to Cape Breton?
The Municipality of Victoria County has an opening for a seasonal water utility operator for our three water supplies in the communities of Ingonish, Neil’s Harbour and Dingwall.
Find out more about the job, the compensation and how to apply here: Water Utility Seasonal Feb 2019
This job will remain posted until filled.
An emergency debate was held in the Nova Scotia Legislature on Friday, March 8 regarding the loss of a medical professional at the Buchanan Memorial Hospital in Neil's Harbour and its implications.
The discussion has been archived on the NS Legislative TV YouTube channel. The debate is located at 3:03:51 on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yTXXpvw_Nk&list=PLGn3UOvEam0u9M-yxLBQiGSv_RNCOHCjE&index=2&t=0s
Feb 25, 2019 Councillor Norman MacDonald attends a meeting of the Buchanan Memorial Hospital Foundation regarding a response to NSHA questions. Council agrees to write a letter of support for Buchanan Memorial Hospital Foundation for this initiative.
Feb 4, 2019 Councillor Norman MacDonald discusses the situation at Buchanan Memorial Hospital where the community recently learned that the current lab technologist at is leaving and will be replaced by a POCT (point of care testing) machine. Residents are upset.
Council passes a motion to send a letter to NSHA CEO Janet Knox requesting that NSHA come to both North and South areas of Victoria County to explain the POCT testing and the lab services that will be provided in both areas. Copies to Mark Eyking and Keith Bain.
Council also passes a motion to send a letter to Janet Knox, president and CEO NSHA advising that council will travel to Halifax to meet with her and her team if she is unable to come to Victoria County.
Jan 29, 2019 Meeting with Janet Knox is postponed due to weather.
Dec 19. 2018 Janet Knox confirmed for Jan 29, 2019
Dec 4, 2018 Letter to CB Transition team of NSHA questioning whether Victoria County healthcare is part of their transition planning process and request they meet with council in Jan 2019.
Nov 15, 2018 Janet Knox, CEO NSHA was scheduled to speak to council. Unavailable due to illness
Oct 15, 2018 CAO Leanne MacEachen spoke with NSHA recruitment officer. Discussed having a presence at the Family Medicine Forum in Toronto in November. Council moves to have a booth and cover the costs of two physicians to attend the conference.
Due to the continuing cold weather, we are delaying the opening of the ReUse Building until March 30, 2019.
We will provide more updates in the coming days.
The Municipality of Victoria County will hold a property tax sale on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 2 pm in the Council Chambers at the Baddeck Courthouse, 495 Chebucto Street, Baddeck, N.S.
For more information on the properties, the process and the terms, click the link: Tax Sale March 26, 2019
The Baddeck Wellness Room at Baddeck Academy is now open!
The equipment in the little gym is available to people 16 years and over.
It is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 pm until 8 pm.
Please note - if school is cancelled, the gym is also closed.
Check out the new Baddeck Wellness Room Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BaddeckFitnessRoom/
Some changes coming... If you follow Municipality of Victoria County sorting guidelines and put recyclables in blue bags, compostables in green bags and garbage in clear bags, you likely will not see any change to the way you do things now.
Beginning October 22, 2018, we can no longer accept non-compliant waste that does not follow our Solid Waste by-law.
Have questions about the changes? Click here: Compliance 2018
Looking for a copy of our sort sheet? Click here: 2018 Sort Sheet
Want to read our Solid Waste By-law? Click here: Solid Waste By-Law