- Published: Thursday, 09 February 2017 15:13
Windsor and West Hants sign Memorandum of Understanding
On Feb. 8, 2017 the Municipality of West Hants (WH) and the Town of Windsor announced that they have mutually entered into a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") . Windsor has agreed to suspend its application for amalgamation through the UARB process sending a positive and hopeful reply to its neighbors in West Hants.
The agreement between Windsor and WH outlines a framework for a new relationship that will see the two working cooperatively on shared areas of interest that will benefit all the citizens in their respective communities. The initial objectives are intended to focus on broad areas that will serve to improve access and use of resources, services and programs while generating maximum cost benefits for both municipal units.
Mayor Allen stated, "Our collective objective is to work towards a better outcome and eventual structural change that is meaningful to our citizens and community. The MOU demonstrates
willingness to work together for the good of our regional community. The Town believes that a strong partnership with West Hants is a better way to achieve the same goals."
Warden Abe Zebian commented, "We are very pleased to be able to reach this mutually beneficial agreement with our neighbors and friends in the Town of Windsor. Over the past two months we
have had discussions that served to encourage today's announcement. We look forward to a bright, cooperative and prosperous future for all the residents of our region."
Both Warden Zebian and Mayor Allen highlighted that the people of Windsor and West Hants place great value on their public services including the resources and services that are shared with each other. Both leaders expressed enthusiastic optimism about the future for the citizens of Windsor and West Hants.
- Published: Friday, 06 January 2017 14:03
Heating Assistance Rebate Program
The Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP) helps with the cost of home heating for low-income Nova Scotians who pay for their own heat. Rebates range from $100 to $200. You can apply between October 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017. For more information, visit http://www.novascotia.ca/programs/heating-assistance-rebate-program/ . As well, please help spread the word, especially for those that may not have computers and/or internet access.
- Published: Thursday, 24 November 2016 11:29
SCAN : Safer Communities & Neighbourhoods
Are you worried about illegal drugs, alcohol, prostitution, or gaming in your building or on your street? The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act (SCAN) gives you a way to report your concerns and take back your neighbourhood. http://novascotia.ca/just/Public_Safety/safer_communities.asp
SCAN improves community safety by targeting and, if necessary, shutting down residential and commercial buildings and land that are regularly used for illegal activities.
SCAN gives citizens the tools to report problem residences and businesses, and gives authorities the power to investigate and take action. It also holds property owners accountable for threatening or disturbing activities regularly taking place on their property.
If you want to report a problem property or have any questions regarding SCAN, please call toll free at 1-877-357-2337. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If calling after hours, you can leave a message and someone will return your call.
If you are reporting a problem property, you may also want to notify your local police agency. If you have an emergency, dial 911.
Remember - It's Your Neighbourhood. Your call.
- Published: Thursday, 03 November 2016 15:56
What is 211?
If you have a question and need to know where to get the answer, 211 is for you. Actually, 211 is for everyone.
- Who do you ask for help in filling out legal forms besides a lawyer? 211 can help.
- Where do you go when looking for caregiver info? 211 can help.
- Need to know who can help you write a resume; 211 can help.
You have questions, 211 can help get the answers.
211 can provide you with contact info for services & programs offered by local community groups, non-profits and government departments. Some examples are:
- housing/shelter needs (all types);
- child, youth & family;
- continuing care;
- food, clothing & furniture banks/support;
- older adult services;
- newcomer services;
- health, mental health, & addiction services;
- disability support and services;
- community and cultural services;
- new immigrant programs;
- support groups;
- AND MANY MORE.
You can just dial 211 from your phone or visit their website at http://ns.211.ca/homepage
- Published: Wednesday, 06 April 2016 11:23
Do you have questions on Windsor matters?
Do you want clarity on some things you've been hearing?
You ask and we'll answer. Some things might be able to be answered right away (during business hours); others may require a bit of time/research...but we'll respond.
NOTE: We are hoping to keep this a positive experience for all. Please be patient for responses. Only questions will be answered (statements likely won't receive a response).
Please spread the word about this!
(If by e-mail, please put “Question” in the subject line).
- Published: Thursday, 19 February 2015 14:12
Wanna Know the Goods about Town Meetings?
All of our meetings are open to the public and listed on the "events calendar" of our website for the current month. Agendas to the meetings are usually posted no later than the Friday BEFORE the scheduled meeting. Sometimes meeting dates have to be changed but we do our best to ensure they're updated on our calendar.