Could your organization use some help to get COVID-19 supplies?
This post-pandemic assistance fund offers support for organizations to purchase items required to maintain proper safety guidelines. Funds can assist with the purchasing of handwashing stations, hand sanitizer, social distancing decals, disposable masks, signage, etc. If an organization is looking to implement programs, funding may be available to help offset any costs, but only if all public health guidelines are being followed.
*Please note: This grant is for not-for-profit organizations. For-profit businesses do not qualify.
Fill out an application and send it to our Active Living Coordinator:
Recreation and Active Living Coordinator
PO Box 370 - Baddeck, NS BOE 1BO
As businesses prepare to reopen, here are some guidelines for best practises provided by the NS government:Safe Practise Guidelines for Work Places.
Effective June 5, most businesses required to close under the public health order can reopen. Businesses must follow protocols in the plan that is tailored to their sector. This includes following public health protocols to ensure physical distancing, increased cleaning and other protective measures for staff and customers.
The following can open if they are ready and choose to do so:
Other health providers can also reopen on June 5, provided they follow protocols in their colleges’ and associations’ plans, as approved by public health. These include:
Nova Scotians are encouraged to continue to:
Council Recap May 4, 2020
• Council reviewed the provincial plan to help municipalities and property owners deal with the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Province will provide the municipality with a loan, which the municipality will in turn “micro-loan” it to our property owners affected by Covid 19. The loans have a small interest charge and a two-year repayment term. Property owners must be Nova Scotia residents and have their tax accounts in good standing (either up to date, or a repayment plan). Victoria County estimates a shortfall this year of $3.6 million in cash flow. Council encourages everyone who has the ability to pay their taxes to do so. Tax bills will likely be in the mail in June.
• Councillors expressed concern over the effects of the recent heavy rains – flooding in Lower Washabuck and a culvert washout on MacLean Road, Boularderie.
• Council explored the possibility of reopening our Waste Management facilities. Residents are ready to see them open – but any opening must be done slowly and safely, with the health of our staff as the main concern. At present our sites are closed to follow the provincial State of Emergency regulations. Any changes will be posted to www.victoriacounty.com and on the Municipality of Victoria County Facebook page.
• Council thanked the front-line workers across the province for all their hard work in these times.
Council minutes are posted on the Victoria County website, the day following the meeting (during the COVID-19 pandemic). Find more council minutes here: https://www.victoriacounty.com/2020-council-minutes.html
The next session is Tuesday, May 19, 2020, beginning at 5 pm. The session will be conducted via Zoom and live-streamed on Facebook. The video will be posted at www.victoriacounty.com the following day.
Want to show how your Grandma made oatcakes or crocheted a scarf?
Maybe you have a keen interest in flower arranging? Or knot tying?
Maybe you know how to gut a fish.
Victoria County Recreation can help you create a video & live stream it so others can learn.
Reach out to Victoria County's Active Living Coordinator Lydia Kerr today for more info!
Book of Condolences:
The NS government has set up an online book of condolences for those who lost their lives last weekend.
People wanting to offer their condolences can do so by going to, https://novascotia.ca/condolences . People can leave public comments and condolences on a Facebook group or send private messages through an email address.