Inter-Municipal IT Service RFP
An RFP for Inter-Municipal IT Service is posted. See attached link: https://www.antigonishcounty.ns.ca/request-for-proposals-inter-municipal-it-asset-inventory-assessment-action-plan/.
• Three Baddeck doctors spoke to council regarding the urgent situation at the Victoria County Memorial Hospital. A doctor has not been replaced, there has been a marked increase in patient load for the ER and closures are becoming more common. Doctors Genge, Tribo and Garcia asked council to step in and help this situation. They requested the municipality hire a private recruiter, provide accommodations for visiting doctors and reinstate the local community recruitment committee. Warden Morrison stated that although health care is not a municipal responsibility, NSHA inaction has forced council to step up. The municipality is planning two Health Care Round Tables in November.
• Washrooms will be constructed around the county in the coming months. Washrooms will be renovated at the Bay St. Lawrence Community Centre and will open year-round. Two external washrooms will be built at the Wreck Cove General Store and the XTR service station in Cape North and will be open for the tourist season 2020.
• A letter will be sent to Transportation, Infrastructure & renewal regarding frustrations that council brings them the same complaints year after year and few seem to get addressed.
Council minutes are posted on the Victoria County website once they have been approved. Find more council minutes here: https://www.victoriacounty.com/2019-council-minutes.html.
Council meetings are open to the public. Next session is Monday, October 21 at 5 pm at the Baddeck Courthouse, 495 Chebucto Street, Baddeck.
Do you enjoy travelling around Victoria County and beyond? Victoria County Transit needs spare drivers!
Victoria County Transit is hiring spare drivers for Baddeck and Neil’s Harbour. Must have a clean driver’s abstract, criminal and child abuse registry checks. Class 4 license or better is preferred, but will train a suitable candidate.
• Ensure safe operation of the VCT vehicle and that vehicle is safe, clean and presentable for passengers
• Ensure vehicle logs are properly and accurately compiled
• Greet passengers in a friendly, respectful manner
• Collect fares and accurately record them
• Ensure passenger pick up information is properly recorded
• Ensure vehicle is fueled
• Familiar with Victoria County addresses and roads
As this is a pilot project, hours will vary based on the ride demands. Positions will be based in Baddeck and Neil’s Harbour.
Posting will remain open until jobs are filled.
Please forward resumes to:
Strait Area Transit
606 Reeves St.
Port Hawkesbury, N.S. B9A 2R7
Have you seen the Victoria County Transit buses on the road? Yes! Victoria County now has a transit service. But its not like a traditional transit service where you wait at a bus stop and bus goes by at a certain time – no, it is so much better!
Victoria County Transit is a dial-a-ride service. They will pick you at your door and deliver you back there. All you need to do is book the ride 24 hours in advance by calling1-833-625-1475 or
The cost is $5 (one-way) ANYWHERE in Victoria County. Anywhere OUTSIDE the county there is an additional mileage charge (.55 cents per kilometer that is shared among the riders).
• Want to go to a hockey game in Sydney next Friday? Call with at least 24 hours notice and book.
• Want to go to a Celtic Colours event in Port Hawkesbury? Call and book 24 hours in advance.
• Never been to Cabot Landing Provincial Park and want to visit? Call and book 24 hours in advance.
• Have a doctor’s appointment in Antigonish next month and you need a driver? Call Victoria County Transit and book when you get the appointment for pick up at your door.
• Family home for Celtic Colours and you want to take them out to dinner in Ingonish, Iona or Inverness (or all three)? Book Victoria County Transit when you know the dates the cousins will be here and you are set.
The fact is – this service is a pilot project which makes transit available and affordable. Let’s use it!
You can book a ride by:
calling 902-625-1475 or 1-833-625-1475 or
Victoria County Transit is ready to roll!
Book now! Rides begin September 9, 2019.
For more information: VCT-LaunchPoster August 29 2019.pdf
The Victoria County Archives department will now be open 4 days a week.
Beginning the week of July 22, 2019 the Archives will be open Tuesday through Friday.
The Municipality recently passed a Water Supply Upgrade Lending Program bylaw, which helps residents to access low interest financing to complete a water supply upgrade for their property.
The Water Supply Upgrade Lending Program operates on a first come, first served basis until the Program budget for the fiscal year has been allocated. Should there be funding available for your proposed Water Supply Upgrade, you will be required to sign a Water Supply Upgrade Lending Program - Financing Agreement that outlines your roles and responsibilities as Qualifying Property Owner, as well as those of the Municipality.
For more information:
Questions about the new transit service in Victoria County? Answers here: Transit FAQ
Some changes coming... If you follow Municipality of Victoria County sorting guidelines and put recyclables in blue bags, compostables in green bags and garbage in clear bags, you likely will not see any change to the way you do things now.
Beginning October 22, 2018, we can no longer accept non-compliant waste that does not follow our Solid Waste by-law.
Have questions about the changes? Click here: Compliance 2018
Looking for a copy of our sort sheet? Click here: 2018 Sort Sheet
Want to read our Solid Waste By-law? Click here: Solid Waste By-Law