For the second year, the Municipality of Victoria County is supporting No Mow May (for Mabel) by not mowing municipal lawns during May. The intention is to keep ground cover untouched for a month and allow pollinators such as bees, to get shelter and food in the early spring.
Alexander Graham Bell Foundation (ABGF) approached Victoria Council in 2022 requesting support for Mabel’s Gardens Project, which is a partnership with Parks Canada and Cape Breton University Scientist Dr. Alana Pindar. The No Mow May (for Mabel) signage is being provided by Mabel’s Garden Project.
No Mow May (for Mabel) Lawn Signs
If you’d to get involved in No Mow May (for Mabel), you can pick up a sign at no cost at either at the Municipal Building at 495 Chebucto Street in Baddeck. Signs will also be available at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum beginning May 19th.
Did you know?
Bees are the most common pollinators. Other pollinators include butterflies, moths, wasps, flies, some types of beetles, hummingbirds and certain bats.
One out of every three bites of food you eat exists because of the efforts of pollinators, including many fruits, vegetables, and seeds.
Pollinators support the food and habitat of animals.
At least 75 percent of all the flowering plants on earth are pollinated by insects and animals! This amounts to more than 1,200 food crops and 180,000 different types of plants—plants which help stabilize our soils, clean our air, supply oxygen, and support wildlife.
Council met for a full day Monday, February 22, 2021 – the first in a series of discussions regarding the Victoria County 2021-2022 budget and council priorities for the next few years.
The process of setting priorities provides council and staff with a road map. It has replaced the former method of developing a 5 – 10-year strategy. Council will revisit the current priorities periodically in the term for evaluation. Part of formalizing this process this year was to conduct a survey for residents. More information on both what residents said and what council determines will be provided in the coming weeks.
A Victoria County Youth Council will move forward. This is an initiative to teach youth about how municipal government works.
The Municipal Police Advisory Committee is still looking for two Victoria County citizen members to determine priorities, objectives, and goals respecting police services and to provide advice in the area. This committee does not exercise jurisdiction regarding complaints, discipline, personnel conduct, or internal management of the local RCMP. Send letters of interest, a brief biography and information on your skills & experience by 4 pm on Friday March 5, 2021 to email@example.com.
Jim Mustard presented to council regarding his Raising the Villages initiative.
Council will move forward on a graffiti bylaw to address spray painting along roadways.
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/.
The next session of Victoria County Municipal Council takes place March 8, 2021 at 5 pm in the Council Chambers at 495 Chebucto Street, Baddeck and will be live streamed on the Municipality of Victoria County NS Facebook page. If you wish to attend, please pre-register by calling 902-295-3231. Social distancing protocols are in place and a mask is required.