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RFQ MOCR201802 - Volunteer Recognition Event - Catering Services

RFQ MOCR201802 - “Volunteer Recognition Event - Catering Services”

The Department of Recreation, Leisure and Community Relations of the Municipality of the County of Richmond will be hosting their annual Volunteer Recognition Event on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the D’Escousse Civic Improvement Centre.

We are looking for a catering service for this event for approximately 230 individuals.

If you are interested, please fill out Bid Sheet no later than Monday, March 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm and send it to:

Laurier Samson
Department of Recreation, Leisure and Community Relations
P.O. Box 120,
2357 Highway 206,
Arichat, NS B0E 1A0
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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Laurier at 902-226-3981 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CLICK HERE for the full Request for Quotation document.

Members at Large Required

NOTICE TO RICHMOND COUNTY RESIDENTS 
MEMBERS AT LARGE REQUIRED    

Richmond Municipal Council invites applications for “Members at Large” on the following Committees: 

  • - Audit Committee:  Background in Finance & Accounting Required (1)
  • - Policy Committee:   Background in Policy Development Required (1) 

Persons who are interested are requested to submit applications in writing, stating committee preference, prior to 4:00 p.m., March 2, 2018.  

Please address applications or inquiries to:

  • Yvonne Boudreau
  • Municipal Clerk
  • Municipality of the County of Richmond
  • P.O. Box 120
  • Arichat, Nova Scotia B0E 1A0
  • Telephone:
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Richmond Municipal Council - February Meeting Schedule

Richmond Municipal Council will be meeting as follows, during the month of February 2018:

  • Committee of the Whole     February 12, 2018 7:00 pm     at Council Chambers
  • Regular Council                  February 26, 2018 7:00 pm     at Council Chambers

All of the above meetings are open to the public.

Epilepsy Association of NS - conference

Do you or someone you care for have epilepsy? Are you interested in attending a conference in June, for ages 5 years to adult, in order to gain education and knowledge regarding epilepsy? The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia will be hosting.

If you are interested in learning more, please respond by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 28th.

Donation to St. Martha's Foundation

At the January 22, 2018 Regular Council meeting, St. Martha's Foundation was presented with a $10,000 donation from the Municipality.

st. marthas

Richmond County Winter Festival 2018 Activities List

For a complete list of Winter Festival Activities please click here .

Family Skates

Please be advised that going forward Family Skate will be held on Saturdays from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm with one exception in December.

Family Skate will be held on Sunday, December 10 due to Canada 150 celebrations.

Civic Addressing

911

Seconds can mean the difference between life and death in an emergency.  Getting resources where they are needed as quickly as possible is vital.  This is especially true when dealing with 911 emergencies.  However, without clearly posted civic numbers to guide them, emergency responders can sometimes be challenged to locate the address of a 911 call.  Know your 911 civic address and have it clearly posted so that police, firefighters and paramedics can locate you as quickly as possible if an emergency should occur.  

The Eastern District Planning Commission assigns civic addresses and maintains the Nova Scotia Civic Address File for Inverness, Richmond, Victoria and Antigonish Counties.  Please refer to the Civic Addressing By-Laws for Antigonish, Richmond and Victoria Counties for posting, signage and street sign regulations.  

What is a civic address?  
A 911 civic address consists of a civic number, road name and type, community name and county or municipality.   Example:  2357 | Highway 206 | Arichat | Richmond County   Civic addresses are primarily used for 911 emergency services but are also used as mailing addresses, for delivery services and are required in order to receive telephone service.  

How can I get a civic address?  
For new construction, civic addresses are assigned during the building inspection process.  A measurement is taken between a known location and the new structure.  Approximately every 5 metres or 15 feet a number is assigned.  Numbers may be pre-assigned for urban areas or subdivisions.  

For confirmation of your civic address for an existing building call the Civic Address Coordinator at 902-625-5366.
The following information is helpful in requesting a civic address:  

* Property Identification Number
* Provincial Assessment Account Numbers
* A neighbour’s civic address
* Road and Community Name  

Posting Your Civic Address  

* Civic numbers must be in Arabic numerals (12 not XII or Twelve)
* Have at least 48 inches between the bottom of the numbers and the ground
* The colour of the numbers must be reflective and clearly contrast the background.  White numbers on a blue background work best