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October 12, 2019; Liverpool, NS: The canteen at Queens Place Emera Centre, Liverpool, NS, will soon be serving up tasty snacks and delicious meal options under a new management agreement. At the October 8, 2019 Region of Queens Municipality’s Regular Council meeting, a motion was unanimously approved to enter into an agreement with Angela Ahmad, owner of Taste of Saffron Food and Catering Service, effective October 11, 2019, or as soon as possible following this date.


“Council is pleased to be able to enter into this agreement with Angela Ahmad, and feel that Taste of Saffron will be a great additional to the services provided at Queens Place Emera Centre. The proposal submitted by Angela Ahmad was well thought out, with a proposed menu featuring traditional canteen favourites, as well as some of the home cooked Indian dishes that have made Taste of Saffron Food and Catering Services a popular local business,” said David Dagley, Mayor of Region of Queens Municipality.


On September 18, 2019, Taste of Saffron Food and Catering Services submitted an unsolicited proposal to operate the canteen at Queens Place Emera Centre, proposing a monthly rental from October 2019 through to March 31, 2020 as a trail. The proposal was discussed at the Queens Place Board of Directors meeting on October 1, 2019, and a motion was made that the Board recommend that staff negotiate an agreement for food and non-alcoholic beverages Queens Place Emera Centre, based on the proposal received on September 18, 2019. To accommodate a number of events at Queens Place Emera Centre, the agreement between Region of Queens Municipality and Taste of Saffron Food and Catering Services will be in effect through to April 30, 2020.


“I have always enjoyed cooking and strive to use healthy ingredients in as many of my dishes as possible. I have been operating Taste of Saffron particularly at the Liverpool Market. I look forward to operating A Taste of Saffron from Queens Place Emera Centre. You will see me during major events such as the numerous hockey games during the current hockey season. I look forward to seeing you” said Angela Ahmad, owner of Taste of Saffron Food and Catering Services.


Taste of Saffron Food and Catering Services will open at Queens Place Emera Centre on Saturday, October 12, 2019 and will also be open on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 10am - 1 pm. Regular hours will start on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. For updates on hours and menu selections, follow Taste of Saffron Food and Catering Services on Facebook.

NOTICE

REGION OF QUEENS WATER UTILITY
LIVERPOOL

WATERMAIN FLUSHING SCHEDULE

Customers are advised that the Water Department will be flushing watermains during the period of Monday, October 21, 2019 to Friday, October 25, 2019. Following are the dates, locations and approximate times the flushing will be carried out:

Monday, October 21, 2019 West of Union Street, Main Street and Streets off Main
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 West of Union Street, Old Port Mouton Road, Industrial Mall, Payzant Street, Main Street east of Union Street  2:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 East of Union Street, Church Street, Waterloo Street, Crowell Street, Barss Street, College Street  2:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 Henry Hensey Drive, Wentworth Street, Stenpro Area, Bristol Avenue, Mersey Avenue, Old Falls Road, Milton Road East, Highway #3 in Brooklyn, Markland Avenue
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Friday, October 25, 2019 East of Union Street, Holland Drive, School Street, Lower end of Waterloo Street
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Throughout the week, customers within the entire water system will generally experience loss of water pressure and discolouration of water until all the flushing is completed. This discoloured water should return to normal within a few days after flushing. Customers should refrain from using water when flushing is being undertaken in their area. Also customers are reminded that domestic hot water tanks should be flushed annually. If you have any questions, please contact the Engineering and Works Department at 902-354-3455 during working hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or the pager at 902-354-4749 after hours.

The Region of Queens apologizes for any inconvenience experienced by a customer and your cooperation and understanding are appreciated during this flushing period.

Brad Rowter, P. Eng.
Director of Engineering and Public Works

 

The Planning Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Monday October 7, 2019 has been cancelled.  The next meeting is scheduled for November 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

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 The flags will fly at half-mast until after the funeral is held on Friday, October 11, 2019.

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We are consulting with residents throughout Queens County as we begin the re-write of Region of Queens Municipality's Physical Activity Strategy. All are welcome to come and provide input on how the Region can support residents leading healthier lifestyles. Choose a location near you or a date that suits your schedule!

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Please take notice that pursuant to the Municipal Government Act, certain lands situate in the Region of Queens Municipality and described in general terms here are now liable to be sold at Public Auction in the Council Chambers of the Region of Queens Municipality at 249 White Point Road, Liverpool, NS on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM to recover outstanding taxes, sewer and unsightly charges plus interest as well as expenses of, and incidental to, the sale unless the same are paid in full on or before the said date and time of sale.    Click here to see the tax sale advertisement , including the properties to be sold. THE REGION OF QUEENS MUNICIPALITY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES TO ANY PURCHASER REGARDING THE FITNESS, GEOGRAPHICAL OR ENVIRONMENTAL SUITABILITY OF THE LAND (S) OFFERED FOR SALE FOR ANY PARTICULAR USE and does not certify the legal title, legal description or boundaries AND the lands offered for sale ARE BEING SOLD ON AN "AS IS" BASIS ONLY, subject to any estates or interests of the Crown in Right of Canada or the Province of Nova Scotia.

October is Mi’kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia. October was proclaimed Mi'kmaq History Month in 1993 by then Premier John Savage and Mi'kmaq Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy. The purpose of Mi'kmaq History Month is to increase public awareness about the Mi'kmaw culture and heritage for all citizens of Nova Scotia. In recognition of this important month, the flag on the special purpose flagpole on the Liverpool Waterfront will fly the Santéé Mawióómi flag (also known as the Mí'kmaq Grand Council flag) for a two week period beginning on October 1, as per Region of Queens Municipality’s Operational Policy #84: Flag Flying.

2019 Mikmaq History Month

 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Region of Queens Municipality is pleased to issue a public thank you to all who have supported recovery efforts during and after Hurricane Dorian passed over Queens on September 7th. Significant wind damage occurred to trees and power systems throughout Queens, and across Nova Scotia.  Hurricane Dorian is being called the most destructive storm to make landfall in Nova Scotia, with Queens and Annapolis Counties being the hardest hit in the province.

  • Nova Scotia Power crews and power crews from other provinces worked around the clock to restore power since the storm ended, with very few power outages remaining within Queens County.  These are believed to be new outages post-storm.
  • Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal crews have been hard at work to clear highways and roadways of trees and other storm debris. Roads in Queens County are all passable.
  • Fire departments throughout Queens County assisted the public in dealing with the results of the heavy rainfall and high tides associated with the storm. A number of Fire Halls and Community Halls provided electrical access to those without power to enable their electronic devices to be charged, and to power medical devices. Some even provided warm meals.
  • Military support arrived in Queens County on Sept. 10th in the form of two divisions – one removing trees in Liverpool and South Queens area, and the other providing support in the Caledonia area.  The military personnel were seen in many of our communities, and their support was greatly appreciated.
  • Region of Queens Municipality’s crews have also been working to ensure roadways are cleared of trees and storm debris in Liverpool. That work has been completed and storm water catch basins have also been cleared.  Work is ongoing to remove blown down branches from public parks and trails, and to restore other public spaces to pre-storm condition.
  • Thankfully, no loss of life resulted from the hurricane, however immediate concerns of residents included property damage and loss of food due to freezers and refrigerators being thawed after days with no power. A lack of running water in homes that were served by wells, with no electricity to operate their pumps caused some hardships. Lengthy periods of a lack of power was a major inconvenience to many, including the elderly and those with reduced mobility.
  • While there were residents and businesses in Queens who had their power and services restored within one day, many others were without power for almost a full week. Significant tree clearing to enable power restoration was required throughout Queens. Nova Scotia Power and their support crews did an excellent job, as have all others who have worked tirelessly to repair and restore services after the storm in very challenging conditions. The storm damage impact was overwhelming.
  • A storm surge tide occurred during the Hurricane, which again flooded the waterfront parking area. Past surge tides have been a hardship to some waterfront business, and the Region is expecting a consultant to soon complete and provide a Flood Mitigation Report for the downtown waterfront area for Council consideration. Coastal homes and areas were also impacted by the storm surge, with flooding in basements, roadways under water, and some beaches, parks and public spaces damaged by the effects of the strong storm surge and waves.
  • Shower facilities usage was provided at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool daily from 8:30am – 8:00pm to anyone who was experiencing storm related issues due to Dorian. The Municipality applied for funding from the Province of Nova Scotia, along with other South Shore communities, several months ago to assist with installing shower facilities in other areas throughout Queens County.  We have not yet had a response to our request. 

If there are still residents without power, please check to ensure that the power mast to your home is connected to your home (if it has been damaged, a qualified electrician will need to repair and inspect it prior to Nova Scotia Power restoring power.  Please report an outage to the Nova Scotia Power Customer Outage line: 1-877-428-6004.

The cleanup and power restoration in Queens became a major effort after Hurricane Dorian, and on behalf of Council  and staff at Region of Queens Municipality, I convey a huge thank you to our EMO Team, as well as all workers and volunteers who continue to support the needs of residents of Queens.

David Dagley

Mayor

Region of Queens Municipality

September 19, 2019, Liverpool NS: A strategy to guide the Region of Queens Municipality’s activities to encourage residents to lead healthier lifestyles is being developed, and public meetings and input will be very important to the process.

The Region’s existing strategy is 10 years old, and needs to be updated to reflect changing times and lifestyles. “The Region of Queens was one of the first municipalities in Nova Scotia to develop a Physical Activity Strategy, and it has served us well,” according to Mayor David Dagley, “but it is now out-of-date and needs to be re-written to reflect the current status and needs of our communities.”

A call for citizen representatives to form a steering committee to assist with this process had a large response, which Dagley says will add value to the process. “We conducted a call for Expressions of Interest for two citizens to sit on this group, and were delighted to get seven residents from throughout Queens who wanted to be a part of the group,” says Dagley. “Council appointed all applicants, as these residents represent most of Queens geographically, and their community knowledge and interest will be of great benefit to the final report.” The citizens appointed to this Committee are Dr. Celeste Johnson, Lindsey Reinhart, Stacy Thorburn, Mya Uhlman, Hubert Rodden, Taryn Jollimore, and Tara Smith.

The Steering Committee has met twice over the summer with various community representatives and stakeholders, and is now planning a series of public meetings to receive more feedback. The first two meetings are planned for Monday, September 23rd at 7:00 pm at the North Queens Community School, West Caledonia Road, Caledonia, and Tuesday, October 1st at 6:30 pm at the Liverpool Lions Hall, Gorham St., Liverpool. Meetings will also be held in Greenfield, Port Mouton, and Port Medway in early October. Details about dates and locations will be posted on the Region of Queens Website and Facebook page.

“Public attendance at these meetings is encouraged so the Region can produce the best and most effective strategy it can to guide our activities and allocate resources towards physical activity and healthier lifestyles” said Dagley. He noted that a final report is expected to be received by Council in December.

For more information on this initiative, please call the Recreation and Healthy Communities Department at 902-354-5741.

If you are still without power and would like to have a shower, please note that the showers in the Fitness Centre of Queens Place Emera Centre will be open daily from Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 8:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for anyone who is experiencing storm related issues due to Dorian. Please bring all necessary toiletries.

Please go to the front desk to sign in. The front desk employee will be taking of a list of names in order of sequence and letting you into the shower room as showers become available.

For storm recovery updates, please refer to the Emergency Management section of the website

** Hurricane Dorian has concluded - recovery and restoration efforts continue in areas of Queens**

Hurricane Dorian Update 6, 10;14 a.m., September 13, 2019: An update from Nova Scotia Power (NSP) this morning advises that today there are 219 Power Line Crews and 45 vegetation management teams working exclusively in Western Nova Scotia for a total of 264 teams on the ground; the most of any area in Nova Scotia. They are focusing on getting the worst hit areas back on-line first including Milton and Greenfield area, but recognize that some will still be without power into the weekend. Any persons who are having their estimated time of restoration moved ahead should expect a call from Nova Scotia Power directly to inform them of this update. The on the ground work is taking much longer than usual due to the severity of the damage and the large number of outages.

NSP indicates that Dorian was the most destructive storm they have experienced, and its effects continue to cause outages. Trees weakened by Dorian’s hurricane-force winds continue to fall onto lines and cause new outages.  There were 10,000 new outages on September 11 and close to 40,000 in total since power restoration began on Sunday, September 8. As of 10 am. This morning, 14,935 NSP customers remain to have power restored. At the height of the storm, approximately 370,000 did not have power.

To help ensure power is restored as quickly as possible, NSP encourages customers to check to see if their meter mast is damaged. If it is, it needs to be repaired before power can be restored. To find an electrician, customers can call NSP at 1-877-428-6004 or visit www.nspower.ca/electricians.

As of yesterday, 60 additional power line crews from New Brunswick were secured and were on their way to Nova Scotia, following the cleaned up of damage in New Brunswick caused by Dorian. They are joining the 397 power line crews, 83 forestry crews and 68 damage assessment teams already dedicated to the restoration effort.

Residents can stay up to date on estimated restoration times via Nova Scotia Power’s outage map at nspower.ca or call by calling 1-877-428-6004.

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If you are still without power and would like to have a shower, please note that the showers in the Fitness Centre of Queens Place Emera Centre will be open daily from Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 8:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for anyone who is experiencing storm related issues due to Dorian. Please bring all necessary toiletries.

Please go to the front desk to sign in. The front desk employee will be taking of a list of names in order of sequence and letting you into the shower room as showers become available.

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Hurricane Dorian Update 5: 10:20 am, Sept. 12, 2019:
Residents who have damages to homes and properties may be intersested in reading the follwoing information pertaining to insurance.

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Hurricane Dorian Update 4: 9:00 am, Sept. 11, 2019:  There are still a number of residents of Queens County awaiting power restoration. For updates about anticipated power restoration in your area, please refer to the Nova Scotia Power Outage Map. If your area isnt on the map, be sure to report your outage online or by calling 1-877-428-6004.

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Hurricane Dorian Update 3: 9:45 am, Sept. 8, 2019:  Now that the rain and wind aspects of the storm have ended, it is time for clean up and restoration.  The public is asked to please stay off highways and roadways.  This will ease the work of crews who are clearing numerous hazards and debris still in place, and working to quickly restore services and storm related repairs.  Unnecessary traffic will hamper the work of the crews, and in turn slow restoration and repair efforts.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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Hurricane Dorian Update 2: 1:45 pm, Sept. 7, 2019:  With the hurricane not anticipated to make landfall until this evening, the rain and wind is expected to continue.  The public is urged to shelter in place, stay indoors, and stay off the roads unless there is an emergency. Please stay inside until the storm ends. 

In the event of an emergency, call 911.

Department of Transportation and Nova Scotia Power have removed their crews from the roads until it is safe for them to do so or required by EHS, Fire Services, or another emergencies.  The public are reminded to stay away from downed power lines, and to report trees on lines and outages to Nova Scotia Power’s Outage Centre 1-877-428-6004.

The public is reminded to take shelter inside and only travel if an emergency, and if so, the following facilities have advised us that they are open as charging stations:

Greenfield Fire Dept. Hall

Caledonia Fire Dept. Hall 

West Queens Recreation Centre

Port Medway Fire Department Hall

Liverpool Fire Department Hall

Mill Village and District Fire Dept. Hall

 

Stay safe everyone.

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11:39 a.m., Sept. 7, 2019: Rainfall warnings are likely to be expanded with future updates. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Avoid driving through water on roads. Even shallow, fast-moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle or a person away. Don't approach washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

Avoid downed power lines.

Do not fuel up generators while they are running.

Run generators only in well ventilated areas.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts.