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Volunteers are extremely important to our communities and our county as a whole. They are passionate, tireless and selfless and they are the heart of our local community organizations.
In 2020, the Municipality of the County of Richmond will be rolling out a new volunteer recognition process. We will have an open nomination throughout the year, with a simple form to fill out. Beginning in April, at the end of each month, a Volunteer of the Month will be chosen from the received nomination forms. This Volunteer of the Month will receive a plaque, as well as $150 of local gift cards of their choosing. They will also be recognized through various media throughout the month (i.e. newspaper, Richmond Reflections, website, Facebook). The nominees that were not chosen in one month will automatically be entered in future months. The nominee must be a Richmond County resident and must not have previously been chosen as Volunteer of the Month.
Prior to the Provincial Volunteer Banquet, the Municipality will choose one of the Volunteers of the Month who will be chosen as the Richmond County Volunteer Representative.
THE MUNICIPALITY OF THE COUNTY OF RICHMOND
Coronavirus (COVID 19) Preparedness and Intervention Measures
A special Emergency Meeting of Richmond Municipal Council was held on Monday, March 16, 2020. As part of a collective effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the health and wellness of residents and employees being the main priority, the municipality will take the following actions:
• The Richmond Arena facility will be closed for the season effective immediately.
• The Municipality of Richmond County Administration Office will close to the public effective March 17, 2020 at 8:30 AM.
Residents looking to make payments on water/sewer/tax bills/tipping fees can do so via online payment or by mail.
If visits to the Municipal administrative offices are required, please contact the office to make an appointment at 902-226-2400.
All municipal committee meetings are being postponed and council meetings will only be held for essential items
• The Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility and curbside collection schedule will remain unchanged at this time, however the Municipality continues to monitor the situation and will re-evaluate as required.
Richmond Municipal Council has called an Emergency Council meeting at 2 PM today, Monday, March 16, 2020 regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness and Intervention Measures. Members of the public are encouraged to NOT attend.
Cape Breton Island, NS - The Town of Port Hawkesbury and the Municipality of the County of Richmond are partnering on a collaborative approach to attract health care professionals to the region.
Through this process, Town and County officials are engaging with representatives from the Strait Richmond Hospital, Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Center, St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Center, Strait Area Chamber of Commerce, the Cape Breton Partnership, and other partners. The group has formed Cape Breton South Recruiting for Health as a regional approach focused on building on the strengths of local communities and providing a more collaborative environment to attract physicians and other healthcare professionals.
The group hosted a visit of six doctors to Port Hawkesbury on March 2nd and 3rd and they are working with the Nova Scotia Health Authority to arrange additional physician visits to all three participating medical facilities in the region. Feedback from the March visit included a comment from one physician with a young family that “this place has everything we need and want” which demonstrates the potential of rural Cape Breton to be a community of choice for health professionals.
“Our efforts have benefited greatly due to the collective expertise and experiences of this group’s dedicated partners, but we are limited by the reliable information we currently have access to,” says Dr. Trevor Boudreau, Town of Port Hawkesbury Councilor and Co-Chair of Cape Breton South Recruiting for Health. “Our real strength is going to come from our local residents and the feedback they can provide to help us build a stronger case for physician attraction in this region.”
If you don’t have a family doctor, you can help our efforts by registering today with Nova Scotia 811 by dialing 811 or visiting https://needafamilypractice.nshealth.ca/.
Dr. Trevor Boudreau,
Councilor Town of Port Hawkesbury
MUNICIPALITY OF THE COUNTY OF RICHMOND
Richmond Municipal Council will be meeting as follows, during the month of March 2020:
|Committee of the Whole||March 9, 2020||7:00 pm||Council Chambers|
|Regular Council||March 23, 2020||7:00 pm||Council Chambers|
All of the above meetings are open to the public.
The Municipality of the County of Richmond is inviting applications for the position of Returning Officer for the Municipal Election to be held in October of 2020. The duties will include supervision of the enumeration and revisions, the procurement of the appropriate materials and staff to carry out the election, the provision of instruction and advice to election staff and candidates in accordance with the Provincial Municipal Elections Act, and having overall responsibility for conducting the 2020 Municipal Election.
Applications will be accepted by the undersigned until 4:00 p.m., March 6, 2020.
MUNICIPALITY OF THE COUNTY OF RICHMOND
P.O. BOX 120
ARICHAT, NOVA SCOTIA B0E 1A0