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Registration now open for First Responders Wellness Event
First responders (whether they be career or volunteer) and other front-line workers often face tough, unexpected, and sometimes horrifying situations in life. That, along with Covid-19, has brought about undue stress to many of them. They have been feeling the brunt of this pandemic due to mandatory over time, working short staffed, and public outrage, to mention a few things. In many of those workplaces, morale is very low, burnout is happening, and people are leaving jobs they used to love. They don’t feel they have the support of their leaders. The fall out from this is family breakup, sick time and yes, even suicide in some cases.
In the Spring of 2021, a multidisciplined group of first responders came together and began to organize our Wellness Symposium. The inaugural “First Responders’ Wellness Symposium: Keeping Strong People Strong” was originally scheduled for September 24th/22 but Hurricane Fiona had other plans. Hence, we are pleased to bring to you this Symposium on April 29th/23 at NSCC – Lunenburg Campus.
Not only have we organized two very interesting keynote speakers but also a series of break-out sessions throughout the day from which participants can choose which ones they want to attend. The First Responders’ Wellness Symposium is an opportunity for all to join to learn about complete mind, body, and spiritual wellbeing. The Symposium will focus on wellness and resilience, not just the occupational injuries that so many have although topics such as PTSD and other OSI’s will indeed be talked about. What can people do to build up their resistance so they become more resilient during times of crisis and therefore can recover much quicker?
During the Symposium, a Trade Show will be held where various vendors and first responder helping organizations will be available for attendees to interact with. Organizations such as WCB, PspNet, Landing Strong, FSANS CISM Team and more.
Our First Responders’ Wellness organization is a non-profit society committed to the health and wellbeing of all first responders and their partners. The Society consists of firefighters, paramedics, and law enforcement officers from across the Valley / South Shore area. A team of like-minded individuals with a passion for supporting first responders. We hope this Symposium is the first of what will be an annual event moving back and forth from the South Shore to Valley area.
Pre-registration is a must. Go to www.firstresponderwellness.ca and look for the Registration link. Don’t forget to indicate your choices for break out sessions. Payment must be made at time of registration. E-transfer info is noted on the registration link. $20.00 per person includes the Symposium, Trade Show, light lunch (sandwiches / wraps plus a sweet), nutrition breaks plus one of our inaugural Challenge Coins. And did we mention door prizes? Yes… we have an array of nice door prizes. Maybe you will be the lucky winner of a beautiful new barbecue or a getaway night at White Point!
So don’t wait. Get registered and we will see you on Saturday, April 29th for not only an educational day but one to meet new and reacquaint with other first responders.
Proclamation - World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Day
Mayor Bolivar-Getson proclaimed April 2023 as World Autism Month and April 2, 2023 as World Autism Awareness Day in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg to create a more inclusive world for people with autism spectrum disorder.
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Notice of Public Hearing
Notice of Public Hearing: Boulangerie La Vendéenne Land Use Bylaw Amendment Application
Date: April 11, 2023
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Council Chamber, 10 Allée Champlain Drive, Cookville
Council intends to consider Bylaw 024 – Blockhouse Land Use Bylaw. An amendment has been proposed for the Blockhouse Land Use Bylaw to include the Boulangerie La Vendéenne bakery property in Schedule “B”, list of existing uses permitted to expand by site plan, to enable future ‘food related’ uses on the property without the need for additional amendments. This amendment application was submitted alongside plans to add a 12-foot by 16-foot ice cream shack to the property.
Public Notice: Rate Payers Meetings
The following Fire and Emergency Service Providers of Lunenburg Municipality invite the public to attend their Annual Rate Payers Meeting.
This meeting will provide you with the information needed to VOTE on your fire tax rate for 2023/2024. Fire Departments are now required to provide their budget documents at least one week in advance of their scheduled meeting; therefore, please contact the name next to your fire service provider to find out if any changes are proposed to your fire rate and where you can get a copy of the proposed budget.
In order to vote at your ratepayer meeting your name must appear on your tax bill notice and you must be a ratepayer within the fire district area the meeting is being held. (A copy of your Tax Assessment Bill on the meeting night could be of assistance).
Early Closure: Tuesday, March 14
The Municipal Services Building will close at 3:30pm on Tuesday, March 14. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.
Proclamation - Purple Day
March 26, 2023 has been proclaimed as Purple Day in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg. Purple Day is dedicated to promoting epilepsy awareness around the world.
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Proclamation - International Women's Day
March 8, 2023 has been proclaimed as International Women's Day in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg to promote equity and justice to improve the lives of all women and girls (trans and cis, two spirit, and gender peoples through cultural, legal, economic, and social change.
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Public Meeting Notice: Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg is holding a public information session on MODL’s Flood Risk Assessment and Mitigation Study in the Petite Rivière Watershed. Engineering consultants CBCL will present details on three options to mitigate flood risk in Fancy Lake and answer questions about the options. Residents who attend will be invited to fill out a brief survey on their thoughts about the options presented.
MODL Municipal Services Building
10 Allee Champlain Drive, Cookville, Nova Scotia
This meeting is open to the public. For further information, please contact Alex Dumaresq, Deputy CAO at 902-541-1332.
Office closure: Monday, February 20 for Heritage Day
The Municipal Services Building will be closed on Monday, February 20 for Heritage Day. Celebrated the third Monday in February, Nova Scotia Heritage Day is an annual reminder of our storied past and an opportunity to honour the remarkable people, places, and events that have contributed to this province’s unique heritage.
Learn about this year's honouree, Rita Joe: https://heritageday.novascotia.ca/content/2023-honouree-rita-joe
Public Meeting Notice: Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.
Public Meeting Notice: Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.
A meeting of the Municipality’s Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) is scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2023, starting at 7:00 p.m. at 10 Allee Champlain Drive, Cookville, Nova Scotia. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the following matters:
(1) Amendment Application to Blockhouse Land Use Bylaw – Boulangerie La Vendéenne Bakery
(2) Application to Alter a Registered Heritage Property – St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
(3) Any other planning matters.
All PAC meetings are open to the public and the public are encouraged to attend. For further information, please contact Jeff Merrill, Director of Planning & Development Services at 902-541-1340.
Blockhouse Area Advisory Committee Meeting
On February 8, 2023, from 7-9 PM, the Blockhouse Area Advisory Committee will meet at the Blockhouse Fire Hall (510 Highway 325, Blockhouse) to discuss a Land Use Bylaw amendment application from local business Boulangerie La Vendéenne bakery in Blockhouse.
The amendment would allow for the Boulangerie La Vendéenne property to be added to Schedule “B” of the Blockhouse Land Use Bylaw permitting the expansion of ‘food related’ uses in the future site plan. This amendment would enable the construction of a proposed 12-foot by 16-foot ice cream shack on the property as well as other food-related uses in the future without the need for additional amendments to the Land Use Bylaw or development agreement.
Any interested residents are encouraged to attend to learn more about the proposed amendment and ask questions. A staff report on this matter can be found at the link below.
To learn more, visit: https://engage.modl.ca/boulangerie-la-vendeenne.
Public Information Session - Boulangerie La Vendéenne
On January 26, 2023, from 6-8 PM, a public information session will be held at the Blockhouse Fire Hall (510 NS-325, Blockhouse) to discuss a Land Use Bylaw amendment application from local business Boulangerie La Vendéenne bakery in Blockhouse. The amendment would allow for the Boulangerie La Vendéenne property to be added to Schedule “B” of the Blockhouse Land Use Bylaw permitting the expansion of ‘food related’ uses in the future by site plan. This amendment would enable the construction of a proposed 12-foot by 16-foot ice cream shack on the property as well as other food-related uses in the future without the need for additional amendments.
Any interested residents are encouraged to attend to learn more about the proposed amendment. Planning staff from the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, members of the Blockhouse Area Advisory Committee, and the applicant from Boulangerie La Vendéenne will also be in attendance to provide additional information and answer questions.
To learn more, visit https://engage.modl.ca/boulangerie-la-vendeenne
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