POSTPONED

The annual Baddeck Community clean up has been postponed due to the Covid Lockdown. When it is rescheduled, it will be posted here and on our municipal Facebook page, found here: https://www.facebook.com/Municipality-of-Victoria-County-Nova-Scotia-268838376621643

Courtney Road Residents:

Attention Residents of Courtney Road, Cape North: Courtney Road was missed for waste Collection yesterday, May 6, 2021. Please be advised that your material will be collected today, Friday, May 7th between the hours of 9:00 – 11:00 am. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Council Recap May 3, 2021

The Victoria County Council met via Zoom on Monday, May 3, 2021.

  • Council met prior to the regular council session to discuss Tax Collection strategies.
  • It is expected council will approve the 2021-2022 budget in the next month. From this, tax rates will be determined. At present, property tax rates are $1.22 for residential and $2.12 for commercial properties.
  • Terry Smith, CEO of Destination Cape Breton spoke about that organization’s long term development strategy.
  • With the recent lockdown, many community clean-ups have been postponed or cancelled. But this didn’t stop residents of Neil’s Harbour and the North Shore. They reached out to their councillor who provided them with bags & gloves. These residents, still within their bubbles, went for walks and along the way, gathered litter from the ditches in their communities. Well done!

Council minutes are posted on the Victoria County website, once approved by council. Find more council minutes here: victoriacounty.com/government/municipal-council/meeting-minutes/.

Watch our council sessions! They are live streamed on Facebook.

The next session of Victoria County Municipal Council takes place May 17, 2021 at 5 pm via Zoom and will be livestreamed on Facebook.

Deadline Extended! For the 2021 Community Festivals & Events

With the current shutdown across the Province of NS, the deadline for applications for the 2021 Community Festivals & Events is extended to Friday, May 21, 2021, to allow groups and organizations more time to get their applications prepared and submitted for consideration.

NEW DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:  
Friday, May 21, 2021, at 4:00 PM

If you have any questions about the 2021 Community Festival & Events Program, please contact: Tasha Gilley at tasha@dcba.ca or 902.563.4636. 

Find more information & the online application here: http://createsend.com/t/d-30F652C41976FBC82540EF23F30FEDED

Covid Variants

The variants are in the news again. Learn to protect yourself and your loved ones from these concerning variants.

Land Discussion

May 5, 2021 3:30 – 4:30

Council will discuss its land holdings. To attend virtually, please send an email to steff.macleod@countyvictoria.ns.ca.

Tourism Digital Assistance Program

https://tourismns.ca/tourism-digital-assistance-program

Deadline to apply – May 5!

Improve your online presence to attract customers and close the sale. The Tourism Digital Assistance Program will help eligible tourism businesses increase their visibility online and provide the services customers expect, like online booking. Tourism Nova Scotia, in partnership with Digital Nova Scotia, will connect you with a qualified digital consultant to enhance or develop effective digital marketing or e-commerce tools.

Participants in the program benefit from:

  • Consultant services valued up to $5,000
  • Expert support in tactics including website creation, search engine optimization, content creation, digital marketing strategy, social media strategy, online booking systems, and e-commerce tools

CB Special Events Task Force

The Municipality of Victoria County has partnered with the Nova Scotia Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectives, the Cape Breton Partnership, and the Island’s other municipal units to develop the Cape Breton Special Events Task Force (CB SETF). The CB SETF is a pilot project designed to help festivals and events in Cape Breton navigate regulations. It brings local, provincial, and federal representatives together in a one-stop-shop approach to provide guidance for special event organizers across the Island. New and existing special events or festivals can learn more about the task force by clicking here