A scary time at the Baddeck Transfer Station today. A bag of ashes caught fire in the wagons. Fortunately, our staff found it & extinguished it before it could spread or be dumped on the tipping floor and no one was hurt. Please, DO NOT send your ashes to any of our sites or place them out for collection.
Does your organization utilize grants from the Municipality of Victoria County? We have changed the process to apply.
Grant application form for filling out online
Interested in learning how to manage the build or update of the website for your business or organization?
Victoria County has partnered with Nova Scotia Labour and Advanced Education to deliver this free 40-hour course to teach you what you need to know for managing your website presence. Course will start either the week of January 20th or January 27th.
Info on the course here: Website Development Course
Course will start either the week of January 20th or January 27th.
• Council recognized municipal employees at the open of the first council session of 2021.
-5 years: Cyndi Ingraham, Scale House Attendant
-10 years: Calvin Fitzgerald, Collections Foreman
- 5 years: Charles Bonaparte, Waste Collector
-20 years: Joan MacInnes, Archivist
-25 years: Robert Fitzgerald, Transfer Station Foreman
- 43 years: Heather Maclean, Administrative Assistant
• Adam Shore presented a Mountain Bike Tourism Action Plan, describing a plan to develop a Mountain bike adventure tourism for all of Cape Breton, with a focus on Victoria County. Mountain biking is a billion-dollar tourism product and Victoria County has prime geography for this. Much potential exists here. Council supports the Mountain Bike Strategy & look forward to its success.
• Council thanked the provincial Department of Transportation, Infrastructure & Renewal for their hard work during the first substantial snow fall of the season.
• In December, Council sent another letter to the Minister of TiR regarding a further speed limit reduction on Highway 105, near Exit 8 outside Baddeck. No response yet.
Council minutes are posted on the Victoria County website, once approved by council. Find more council minutes here: https://www.victoriacounty.com/2020-council-minutes.html
The next session of Victoria County Municipal Council takes place January 18, 2021 at 5 pm in the Council Chambers at 495 Chebucto Street, Baddeck. To attend in person, call 902-295-3231 to pre-register. Due to Covid-19 protocols, seating is limited. A mask is required. This session will be live streamed on the Municipality of Victoria County NS Facebook page.
Please take notice that the Council of the Municipality of the County of Victoria intends to consider, and if deemed advisable, adopt by way of third reading, a “Commercial Development District Improvement By-law” at the regular Council meeting to be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021.
The object of this by-law is to permit the phasing-in, over a period of up to 10 years, of an increase to the taxable assessed value of certain commercial properties located in the Municipality of the County of Victoria Commercial Development Districts and further to provide a partial rebate of taxes paid by the owner during the phasing in period.
A draft of the Commercial Development District Improvement by-law can be read here.
Copies may be also be inspected by interested persons at the Court House, 495 Chebucto Street, Baddeck, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, (by appointment only) excluding Statutory Holidays.
The public are invited to make any written or oral presentations at the Public Hearing to be held on:
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom teleconferencing or in person (by appointment only)
Dated at Baddeck, in the County of Victoria, Province of Nova Scotia, this 4th day of January, 2021.
Chief Administrative Officer
Published in accordance with the Municipal Government Act, Section 168.