The meeting took place via teleconferencing. Here is the link to a video of the meeting: https://youtu.be/UwKcIB4Ja8o.
• Council approved the Pandemic Preparedness Plan for the continuation of essential operations during a pandemic. The Municipal Plan fosters business continuity by outlining the action plans and processes to be followed as we work toward the resumption of normal business operations. You can read the plan here.
• Council approved a recommendation that the current credit card limit be increased from $50,000 to $100,000 as it is difficult to get cheques signed during the pandemic. This will allow for purchases needed for essential services.
• Operations Update: The municipality is working with a skeleton crew. Waste Collection continues, but our sites are closed to the public.
• Council passed a motion appointing Blair Gallop as Victoria County Returning Officer for the October 2020 municipal elections.
• Another council session will take place April 6, via teleconferencing. Minutes will be posted the following day at https://www.victoriacounty.com/2020-council-minutes.html
• A business that does not practice social distancing (there are exemptions for grocery stores, gas stations and pharmacies).
• A business that hosts social gatherings of more than 5 people.
• A workplace that does not maintain a two-metre or six-foot distance between people/staff.
Businesses can face fines of $7500 a day for every day they do not comply.
The RCMP have informed the municipality they will be enforcing these State of Emergency orders. If you see something that is concerning, please contact the RCMP office in your community.
Baddeck RCMP: 902-295-2350
Ingonish RCMP: 902-285-2021
For more information on the State of Emergency: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/#alerts
The Cape Breton Partnership is hosting Helping Businesses Respond During COVID-19, a webinar series on topics identified by our business community.
For more information: Cape Breton Partnership Webinar Info
Today, March 22, 2020, Nova Scotia declared a provincial state of emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Nova Scotians should not leave the province and only leave home for essential items and services.
For a complete list: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200322001
They will clog the system (and who needs that problem now!) Put any wipes you use in the garbage.
Effective end of the day Friday March 20, 2020
• Transfer Stations will close to the public. Only businesses and municipal collection vehicles will be given access to the sites. Residents are to use curbside collection services.
• New Haven Recycling Facility will be closed. Businesses with recyclable material are directed to use the Dingwall Transfer Station.
• Baddeck and New Haven Recycling Depots will remain closed
• The Baddeck Transfer Station and Dingwall will be open for commercial entities and municipal collection vehicles only - Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm
This measure is part of Victoria County's measures to protect our staff and the public due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.
Victoria County Transit, operated by Strait Area Transit (SAT) will suspend all service at the end of the day March 20, 2020 until further notice. This is due to the impacts of the Covid-9 pandemic.
Chairperson John Dowling said in a news release:
"The safety of staff and clients are paramount at this time and although this may cause
some inconvenience, the board of directors and executive director feel this is a
necessary measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus."
For any questions, clients can contact Chairperson John Dowling at
Deadline is fast approaching! Get your community grants in today!
The deadline to apply is April 30, 2020. Applications must be complete and include all supportive documentation.
Forward completed applications (by mail or by email) to:
Leanne MacEachen, CAO
Municipality of the Victoria County
P.O. Box 370
495 Chebucto Street
Baddeck, NS B0E1B0