- Published: Monday, 15 September 2014 14:23
Avon Region Active Transportation Plan
The Towns of Windsor & Hantsport and the Municipality of West Hants are pleased to support the creation of the Avon Region Active Transportation Plan. In order for this to be successful we want YOU to be a part of the process! Watch for details on consultations to be held in early October, including a bike ride, walk, public meeting and on-line survey.
Photo: Kathy Aldous, Municipality of West Hants Active Living Coordinator, Troy Burgess, Engineering Technician, Town of Windsor (standing), and Steffen Kaubler and Bruce Mans of Upland Urban Planning and Design Studio (seated) signing the contract for the Avon Region Active Transportation Plan.
- Published: Friday, 29 August 2014 12:02
We Want to Hear From You! On...
the COUNCIL SIZE for the TOWN OF WINDSOR & its MUNICIPAL BOUNDARIES OF POLLING DISTRICTS
COUNCIL SIZE - Currently Windsor Council consists of one (1) Mayor and four (4) Councillors elected at large by 2,350 eligible voters. (This current council size started in 1996; before then, there was one mayor and six councillors).
BOUNDARIES & POLLING DISTRICTS - Windsor Council is elected at large and is 9.06 square kilometres, so there is currently no need to review boundaries of polling districts.
WHAT IS NEEDED FROM YOU - Councils of EVERY town & municipality in Nova Scotia are required, every eight years, as per Section 369 of the Municipal Government Act, to review their council size and keep or alter the number of boundaries of polling districts.
SO, we the Town would like to hear from you, our citizens, your opinions and perspectives on Windsor’s Council size before Friday, October 3, 2014. They may be submitted the following ways:
• By snail-mail to Shelleena Thornton c/o Town of Windsor, PO Box 158, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0
• Or, dropped off at the Town Office, 100 King St., Windsor (Attention Shelleena Thornton)
BE A PART OF THE FUTURE BY SHARING YOUR THOUGHTS TODAY
- Published: Tuesday, 26 August 2014 09:28
Notice to Business Operators & Residents - STANNUS STREET SERVICES & STRUCTURAL RENEWAL
The Town of Windsor would like to advise residents, business operators and the general traveling public that work will begin on the above mentioned project starting September 3, 2014 with estimated project duration of 16 weeks.
Work will generally include water & sewer main replacement and Street & Sidewalk renewal, beginning at King St and continuing to Grey St including parts of Thomas St.
The street will be closed except for local traffic throughout this project. Driveways will be inaccessible at times. However we will try to limit this and give notice beforehand. The general public is encouraged to use alternate routes if your destination is not within the work zone. RE. SCHOOL BUSES - The Bus Garage has been contacted advising of this project and the Bus Garage is currently arranging another pick-up & drop-off bus location. Please contact the Bus Garage, Mr. Dave Crouchman at 902-792-6731 to enquire.
If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact the Town of Windsor Administration Office at 798-2275. We thank you for your cooperation during this project and regret any inconvenience that will be caused due to these necessary upgrades.
- Published: Wednesday, 04 June 2014 16:14
Windsor Photo Challenge
Full Contest Rules...
Are you a professional, amateur or hobbyist photographer that loves to capture “those moments” on film (or should I say, digitally)? Are you willing to share those captured moments with the Town of Windsor and the rest of the world? YOU ARE?! Well, here’s what we have happenin’...
We are looking for 12 amazing photos that represent Windsor. Actually, the more photos the better but there are only prizes for 12.
The Town of Windsor invites you to enter our Windsor Photo Challenge. Snapshots of our lake, waterfront, festivities, events, recreational moments, scenery, museums and historical properties, activities, greenery, you name it...we want to see it & use it. They can be past or present photos.
To make it fair, professional photos will only be judged against other professional photos...hobbyists/amateur photos against other hobbyist/amateur photos.
Okay, okay, okay...so, what do you get? What do we get?
It’s really simple. There will be the top six photos from the professional category and top six from the amateur/hobbyist category. ALL 12 prizes are the same – how cool is that?! Each will be awarded a $100 gift certificate to a local, Windsor-merchant of your choice (that’s even more awesome, right)?!
So, now what do we (the Town of Windsor) get?
Well, we get the rights to use your photos on our website, postcards, brochures, etc. But no worries, of course all the credit goes to you. We will ensure the photos include your name as the photographer (i.e. “photographed by...”). The Town would also use any remaining photos (that were not in the Top 12); but again, credit will go to YOU!
Excited? We are! Start focusing & capturing our town; your community today!
Please click on the "Read More" for further contest rules.
- Published: Thursday, 16 September 2010 14:36
This is a province-wide telephone Helpline service offered by Feed Nova Scotia with partial funding from Department of Community Services. As you may be aware, Helpline is a telephone-based program that helps to strengthen families and communities by connecting people with resources and support.
The nature of the calls received through Helpline varies considerably, often relating to such issues as parenting, grief, self-harm, addictions, sexuality, domestic disputes, and food or shelter insecurity. As part of the provincial expansion, Feed Nova Scotia has placed particular emphasis on increasing its knowledge of community based services throughout the province, and strengthening its capacity in the area of parental support. Helpline provides non-clinical, empathetic support and connects callers with the services that can best be of help to them. Any calls that require emergency intervention are referred to 911.
Helpline is available toll-free to all Nova Scotians by calling 1-877-521-1188. The service has recently expanded to 15 hours per day, available 7 days a week from 8am to 11pm. It is hoped that Helpline will provide 24-hour coverage by the spring of 2011.
- Published: Thursday, 02 September 2010 09:36
Storm Preparedness - Emergency Info - Are you prepared?
Basic 72 hours Emergency Preparedness Kit:
- Water (at least 2 litres per day per person and small bottles that can be easily carried);
- Food that won't spoil (canned food, energy bars & dried food);
- Manual can opener;
- Flashlight(s) and batteries;
- Battery powered or wind-up radio (and extra batteries);
- First Aid Kit;
- Special Needs Items (prescription medication, instant formula or equipment for people with disabilities);
- Extra keys for house and car;
- Cash (small bills & change for payphones); and
- Emergency Plan (include a copy of it & ensure it contains in-town and out-of-town contact information.
For more detailed information, go to Get Prepared (Government of Canada)
YOUR REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE (REMO) EMERGENCY TOLL FREE # IS 1-877-849-4404
For more information visit our Regional Emergency Management Office (REMO), which covers Hants County.