June 29, 2017

June 29, 2017

Happy 150th birthday Canada!  How lucky we are to live in such a wonderful country! Hope for good weather on Saturday so everyone can participate in all of the outdoor celebrations.  Cape Forchu Lighthouse has a free concert for all ages from 5-9pm featuring Gerard LeBlanc, Triple Trouble, Elizabeth Wright, Mark Durkee and Session Hill.  There will be a cake, donated by Sobey’s and The Keeper’s Kitchen will be serving up some Canada themed food for purchase.  Donations much appreciated. Bring your lawn chair, a blanket and an umbrella… just in case!!

Hook ‘n Sea is hosting a day of music to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday. All welcome and refreshments will be served.

Council Updates:

Last night at the regular council meeting, a motion was passed to deregister the Rockville United Baptist Church in Chebogue. Unfortunately it has fallen into disrepair and will be demolished.  It is very sad to see a heritage building come down however, it could not be repurposed. The land around the church was minimal and it lacked water and septic.

A letter will be written to the Department of the Environment requesting the continuation of the Climate Data project.  A grant for $100.00 will be given to the Y’ARC for the ACT awards and $1150.00 will be forwarded to the Tri-County Women’s Centre to undertake a comprehensive housing needs assessment.

A motion was passed to write a letter to the area MLAs and MPs regarding the installation of Doppler Radar or the latest technology in South West Nova.  We would like information from the Federal Department of the Environment on what monies have been spent in the area.  Due to our large fishing industry it was felt that we should have the most up-to-date weather tracking information.

I made a motion at the request of a local constituent to direct staff to write a letter to Transportation, Infrastructure and Renewal to make improvements to Spider Street in Port Maitland to make it accessible for walking. At the moment, there is a lot of water on the road and it is impassable. Motion passed. It would make a nice circular trail along the beach and through the village.

Please note that the Cape Forchu Lighthouse is OPEN during construction of the outside the the building by the Municipality. We are hoping that once the work is complete on the deck side, The Keeper’s Kitchen will be able to open.

Some local tidbits:

Still waiting for an estimate from Tri-county construction for repairs to the Sandford Drawbridge.

New signs will be up soon on the 101 for the Port Maitland beach and area.

There will be a public meeting at the Lake and District Fire Department on July 4th at 7 pm to discuss the extension of the firehall, comfort centre and recreation facility. All constituents living in the area are encouraged to attend.

Any local business who would be interested in adding a 4′ x 1’ sign to a group of signs which will be posted at both entrances to Port Maitland on Highway 1, please give me a call.  Each business purchases their own signs and we will share in the cost of the posts, permits and post holders.

The council is continuing to discuss the future of the airport, construction of the public works building and improving rural internet.  We also continuing to work on the Water Supply Upgrade Lending Program By Law which we hope will be in place by the fall.

We met with Don Houston, Dept. of Highways, at the last Committee of the Whole meeting and brought a number of issues to his attention. The Darling Lake Road is already on their radar for repair.

Please let me know if you have any issues or ideas to discuss regarding District 4.

Cheers and Happy Canada Day,








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