Jul 24th 2021
Next Council Meeting
Welcome to Victoria County!
Residents and visitors alike have been welcomed and have enjoyed the many benefits of our communities and unique Cultures for centuries. Over the past year and bit, we have all faced many challenges and changes to our long held traditions and way of life. As Covid vaccinations continue and we begin to see the finish line for the 3rd wave, I encourage our residents and visitors to keep up the efforts to stay safe and most importantly be kind to those you encounter.
As residents and a connected Municipality, we continue to be committed to supporting our local organizations and businesses. Victoria County is entering some exciting times with major improvements and growth. New Developments at Cape Smokey, the Highland Village Museum, North Highlands Nordic are driving new opportunities for our residents. New plans for Trails and Waterfront Development to naturally connect our Communities from Baddeck to Ingonish, the strategy of new MountainBike Parks and accessibility plans for beaches and eventually trails are all driving a new and exciting energy in Victoria County and we thank the businesses, their staff and community volunteers for continuing to build on this growth during this past year.
Please be sure to safely support our county businesses by visiting and buying locally while they work to find a new normal. When greeting visitors, please remember the Cape Breton hospitality that has been such a big part of the visitor experience here in Victoria County that drives visitors to return year over year.
Stay Safe, Be Kind and Enjoy the many Experiences, Businesses and Hospitality that make Victoria County Naturally Connected in 2021!
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Although our province is currently in Lockdown until Mid June due to Covis -19, we look forward to welcoming visitors to Victoria County when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, our tourism experiences and operators are working hard to be ready and safely allow you to enjoy your visit to one of our communities. Many operators have been doing extra renovations and preparing new products for you as well as enhancing the skills of their staff in cleaning and customer service. The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) has been providing a program called “Clean-It-Right” to ensure we are all providing a clean and safe environment for you while visiting. When it is determined safe to open, look for new and exciting products and offerings from our many operators in Victoria County. One of the more exciting projects currently underway is the continued development of Destination Cape Smokey where the First Gondola in Eastern Canada is being constructed and plans to offer summer tours when completed later this summer. Keep in touch and we hope to see you sometime this summer or fall!
Each spring and early summer, Victoria County welcomes seasonal residents back to our communities. We recognize there are different waste collection rules in different regions and find this a good time to remind residents of the Waste collection guidelines for Victoria County so that we can ensure a safe and efficient handling of your residential waste. Please visit the links below to confirm locations, collection schedules, and how to sort your residential waste. Any questions or clarifications can be directed to our Waste Management team.