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Nova Scotia COVID Relief Fund

Nova Scotia COVID Relief Fund

The Nova Scotia COVID Relief (NSCR) Fund was established by the Government of Nova Scotia from the Federal Safe Restart Agreement in April 2021. The $3.5 million fund supports low-income Nova Scotians who are struggling to pay their home heating or electric bill as a result of income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is administered by The Salvation Army.

The Fund provides one-time assistance to help Nova Scotians with their home heating costs or electricity bills. Each household may be eligible for up to $400 in support.

You may apply if you live in Nova Scotia and meet the following criteria

You have an overdue amount owing on your heating or electric bill
Your household has been impacted financially due to COVID-19
You live within the following low-income thresholds;
$29,000 for one-person households,
$47,703 for two to four person households,
$67,937 for households of five or more individuals
*Note: If you have applied or received assistance from the HEAT Fund, you are still eligible to receive assistance from the NSCR Fund.

If you are eligible for this one-time credit, please download an online here. Applications and corresponding documentation can be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (902) 422-5745

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2021 HEAVY GARBAGE COLLECTION SCHEDULE May 3-May 29

A Heavy Garbage Collection Program will be carried out in Richmond County from May 3 to May 29, 2021. Please note that this is the only collection scheduled for 2021. Please do not place waste curbside more than a week before the scheduled collection.  

ITEMS ACCEPTED FOR COLLECTION
(includes but not limited to)
UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS NOT FOR COLLECTION
(includes but not limited to)

• Walk behind lawn mowers;
• Barbecues (no propane tanks);
• Snow blowers;
• Bicycles;
• Lawn Furniture;
• Furniture;
• Box springs and mattresses;
• Appliances (refrigerators, stoves, washer, etc);
• Hot water heaters;
• Fixtures (sinks, toilets, bathtubs,etc);
• Residential renovation,/ construction material;
• Bagged waste must be in clear, transparent, bags;

Please place similar items such as metals and loose wood in separate piles at the curbside.

Please note that no scavenging of materials at the curbside by third parties is permitted.

Items placed for heavy collection shall not exceed 75 kg (165 lbs) in weight for any one item or 150 kg. (330 lbs) for all items for any one dwelling unit and no individual item shall measure more than 2.1 meters (7 ft.) in any dimension.

Waste that qualifies for curbside collection (municipal solid waste and recyclables) should NOT be placed for Heavy Collection – it should be placed for weekly collection.

• Waste placed in non-transparent bags;
• Waste generated outside the Municipality;
• All tires with or without rims;
**These items should be returned to retailers or brought directly to the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility;
• Household Hazardous Waste (propane tanks, wet cell batteries (car/RV/boat), insecticides, pesticides, household chemicals** These items may be brought directly to the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility;
• Vehicle bodies / large vehicle parts;
• Electronics and computer related equipment** May be dropped off at EPRA drop off location, St. Peter’s Bottle Exchange 9395 Hwy 4, St. Peter’s;
• Paint** Household paint may be dropped off at the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility;
• Trees and leaf and yard waste** May be dropped off at the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility;
• Hazardous, reactive, septic or pathological waste;
• Dead animals;
• Loose broken glass (should be placed in a box or container and labelled “broken glass”);
• Asbestos containing material (contact Guysborough Waste Management Facility at 902-232-2316);
• Waste oil (return to retailer or contact the Guysborough Waste Management Facility at 902-232-2316);

 Please direct any inquiries regarding the Municipality’s heavy collection to the Public Works Department at 902-226-2396 or the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility at 902-226-2400.

2021 HEAVY GARBAGE COLLECTION SCHEDULE
May 3 – May 29/ 2021

A Heavy Garbage Collection Program will be carried out in Richmond County from May 3 to May 29, 2021. Waste should be placed curbside by 8am on Monday of the scheduled collection week for the area; items placed at the curb after collection has started in the area may not be collected. 

Week 1 (May 3 – May 8)

  • Petit de Grat, Little Anse, Alderney Pt, Boudreauville
  • St.Peter's , River Bourgeois
  • Fourchu, Framboise, Grand River, Point Michaud, Lower L'Ardoise 

Week 2 (May 10 - 15)

  • Rocky Bay, Cap La Ronde, D'Escousse, Martinique, Grandique Road
  • Louisdale, Grand Anse, Lennox Passage
  • L'Ardoise to St.Peter's 

Week 3 (May 17 - 22)

  • Arichat, Cap Auget, West Arichat , Janvrin's Island
  • Dundee, St.George's Channel, Samsonville, Black River, Oban, Seaview
  • Johnstown, Loch Lomond to St.Peter's 

Week 4 (May 24 - 29)

  • Remaining portions of Isle Madame
  • Evanston, Lower River, Whiteside , Kempt Rd., Point Tupper
  • Remaining portions of Richmond East of St.Peter’s Canal 

Serve your community - Apply to be on the Provincial Police Advisory Board

Richmond County is looking for a vounteer to join the Provincial Policy Advisory Board.  Mileage will be paid.  If you or someone you know is interested please click here to apply: https://novascotia.ca/apps/abc/BoardProfile.aspx  then scroll down and choose Police (RCMP) Advisory Boards (30)

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Landlords in Richmond County Invited to Connect on Housing Issues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

March 19, 2021

Landlords in Richmond County Invited to Connect on Housing Issues Richmond County, NS - The Strait Richmond Housing Matters Coalition is inviting a landlord representative from Richmond County to participate in addressing housing challenges and opportunities by becoming a coalition member.  The Coalition represents several sectors of our communities including government, health, community services, victims of family violence, seniors, persons with disabilities, and community advocates. 

 New Co-Chair of the Housing Coalition, Warden Amanda Mombourquette, noted that “landlords will bring a valuable private-sector perspective to this group that ensures our actions support innovative solutions to the housing challenges faced in our rural communities.  As members of the Coalition, the new landlord representative will be actively involved in the Coalition’s decision-making processes.”  Warden Mombourquette and Celeste Gotell were welcomed as co-chairs of the group in February 2021. 

Mombourquette further thanked Mayor Brenda Chisholm-Beaton for her previous leadership as Chair of the group, stating “the Coalition has made significant progress building relationships among service providers and that success is in large part due to the Mayor’s commitment to improving housing options for some of our most vulnerable citizens.

” To express your interest in joining the coalition, fill out this short questionnaire at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/srcoalition

The deadline for submitting your expression of interest is April 20, 2021. 

The Coalition is committed to advancing our vision of ensuring that inclusive, healthy, affordable, sustainable, and accessible housing is available in Strait Richmond communities. This is an opportunity for a local landlord to support that vision and improve the housing challenges across the region. 

The Strait Richmond Housing Matters Coalition began in December 2018 after a concerned group of citizens interested in housing came together following the October 2018 Community Think Tank – Housing Matters. The Coalition is comprised of individuals and members of organizations that represent a wide spectrum of housing related issues including, community health and social service organizations and municipal representatives. Our vision is inclusive, healthy, affordable, sustainable, and accessible housing is available in Strait Richmond communities. 

Media Contact:Amanda Mombourquette

Chair, Strait Richmond Housing Matters Coalition

Warden, Richmond County902-631-0690 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For Immediate Release - Point Tupper Fire Protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 19, 202

1Richmond County and the Town of Port Hawkesbury have reached a 10-year deal for Fire Protection in Point Tupper.  This is an historic moment for the region that recognizes the mutually beneficial relationship between the two municipalities, and the people and industries located in Point Tupper.

Both councils investigated a wide variety of options, consulted with industry partners, and consulted with other municipalities across the province to learn from potential best practices.  This was invaluable research to the process, but the reality is that the situation in Point Tupper is unique given the existing highway connections, the geographical locations of departments in both Port Hawkesbury and Richmond, and the mix of industrial, commercial, and residential customers.

The deal includes a $60,000 per year fee that includes an incremental yearly escalation over the 10 years of the agreement.  “I believe both Richmond County Council and Port Hawkesbury Town Council worked diligently to determine a fair and easily auditable service agreement for the benefit of all stakeholders and citizens in both of our municipalities,” said Mayor Brenda Chisholm-Beaton. “Successful negotiations were both the result of open and positive communications with our Councils and Senior staff; and additionally, this positive outcome could not have been possible without the support of the Port Hawkesbury Volunteer Fire Department to provide this essential fire protection service to Point Tupper Industries, businesses and citizens,” she explained.

Warden Amanda Mombourquette noted, “The goal for both parties was to find a fair solution that prioritizes the safety of businesses and residents in Point Tupper, that promotes business growth and development, and that will be financially sustainable now and in the future.  The Louisdale Volunteer Fire Department stepped up to provide fire protection to Point Tupper in the past, and we’re deeply grateful for their service.  Going forward, we’re very pleased to have been able to find a solution that works for all parties beginning on April 1st and continuing for the next decade.”Point Tupper industries have a positive impact on the entire quad-county region, and the province as a whole; all parties felt a responsibility to protect and promote those assets.  The Point Tupper Heavy Industrial Park is a high value location for new business development and for the expansion and diversification of existing businesses.

Both councils also recognize that the relationship between the Town and Richmond is an important one.  This new deal reaffirms their commitment to continue to collaborate on additional initiatives such as Cape Breton South Recruiting for Health to attract healthcare professionals to the region, Strait of Canso development, the Strait-Richmond Housing Coalition, and a variety of other activities that are focused on improving our economy and quality of life.  

-Media Contacts:

Warden Amanda MombourquetteEmail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: 902-631-0690 Mayor Brenda Chisholm-BeatonEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: 902-302-9371

 

Covid - 19 Vaccinations - 80 years of Age and over

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Committee and Council Meetings - Live Stream Link

2021 Assessment Notice

Check the mail for your 2021 Assessment Notice 

Contact PVSC directly for more information 1-800-380-7775

Your 2021 property assessment is now available at www.pvsc.ca. Login with the AAN and PIN on this year’s Assessment Notice

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