In times of crisis it is important that residents have access to trusted, timely and accurate information to ensure their own safety and that of their family and loved ones.
In response to this need, Victoria County has chosen Voyent Alert! as the communication service provider for these kinds of events.
Voyent Alert! is a multi-purpose communication service used to send alerts to residents, businesses, and visitors during critical events like extreme weather, fires or floods, etc.
How to Register:
Registration for the service is FREE, simple and totally anonymous. There are 4 ways to receive alerts:
• SMS Text
• Voice to Landline
• Voyent Alert App
Click here to register: https://voyent-alert.com/community/?page_id=217
Mobile App Users: Download and install the Voyent Alert! app from the Apple or Google Play app stores.
For more information: Voyent Alert Frequently Asked Questions
Wondering about voting by phone? What is the process to vote by computer? Intellivote is the company that oversees the electronic voting aspect of the October 17, 2020 municipal election.
They have provided the following information: Intellivote Commonly Asked Questions
By order of the provincial government, non-medical masks are mandatory beginning July 31, 2020. All visitors to any municipal Victoria County site are required to wear a mask.
In addition to wearing a mask, please continue these very important Covid-19 safety measures:
The bus is back August 4th!
Read more here: VCT News Release
You may notice a slight change at our Baddeck site. The Jim Bradley Recycling Depot was officially unveiled by Mr. Jimmy Bradley himself this morning. He has collected more than 877,100 plastic refundable bottles and raised more than $43,000 for charities. Jimmy Bradley is a rock star recycler and an all-round good person. Congratulations Jimmy! And thank you for all that you do!
Jim Bradley Recycling Depot News Release
The municipality is offering a one-time property tax installment program for owners of residential and commercial properties negatively affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic.
You qualify if you are the owner of:
• a residential property that is your primary residence and you have experienced a significant reduction in income due to the State of Emergency;
• a residential property where you are a registered Tourism Operator with Tourism Nova Scotia for the 2019 tourist season (excludes AirBNBs and other accommodations marketing platforms);
• a residential property that is rented to one or more tenants, and you have experienced a significant reduction in rental income from the property due to the State of Emergency;
• taxable commercial properties (shopping, office, industrial, farm) who have experienced financial hardship through loss of revenue related to the State of Emergency
For more information on how the program works and how to apply: Victoria County Tax Installment Program
Deadline to submit an application to this program is September 30, 2020.