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Grant Disclosure 2023 – 2024 fiscal Year

Each year during the month of May, Region of Queens Municipality compiles and posts a list of grants provided to Queens County based organizations during the previous fiscal year. In the 2023 – 2024 fiscal year, $408,815.63 was approved in grant funding to local organizations. Council is proud to support organizations in Queens, and feels it is important to invest in the local community, and by doing so, our community is enriched. To see the community investments made by Council over the year, please go to our website: https://www.regionofqueens.com/council-governance/grant-disclosure/ .

Expanded Electronics Recycling Program for Small Appliances

May 21, 2024: Effective June 1, 2024, the Expanded Electronics Recycling Program for Small Appliances begins as approved and regulated by the province of Nova Scotia and EPRA.  Small appliances included in this program are also banned from landfills across Nova Scotia as of June 1, 2024. The list of accepted items is on the graphic below; they can be taken to any EPRA electronics recycling depot (there are two in Queens County, noted in the chart at the top of this page). The list of acceptable items includes small appliances for counter-top cooking, hair & personal care, floor/carpet care, devices…

Found Dog

Help us to reunite this found dog with his owner. The dog is a male Jack Russell/Corgi/Pitbull mix, approximately 20 – 25 lbs. non-neutered, brindle and white in colour. Found in Labelle, Queens County, NS. To claim the dog, please call our Bylaw Enforcement staff at 902-354-3455.

Upcoming construction: Weir lane Rehabilitation Project To Begin May 13, 2024

May 10, 2024; Liverpool, NS:  Since amalgamation in 1996, the Region of Queens Municipality has invested over $100 million in capital upgrades to infrastructure throughout Queens County. These upgrades have improved environmental conditions, provided safe streets, sidewalks, and drinking water, as well as quality recreational facilities. This work will continue in 2024, starting with infrastructure upgrades on Weir Lane. The Weir Lane Rehabilitation Project will begin on Monday, May 13, 2024. This project continues work started in 2022 on Main Street and will replace deteriorated sewer and water mains, as well as install new storm drainage, and asphalt street surface. …

Update: Status of Milton Centennial Pool

 May 1, 2024:  The Milton Centennial Pool suffered significant damage in the unprecedented rainfall and flash flooding events in July 2023. As a result, the pool was closed to assess the damage and make repairs. Unfortunately, repair work was not able to be completed in the Fall of 2023 and when staff uncovered the pool in April 2024, additional damage had occurred over the winter months. At the April 16, 2024 Special Council Meeting, the condition of the Milton Centennial Pool was discussed with Council. Staff were directed to engage industry experts to evaluate what repairs the 57-year-old pool would…

Region of Queens Municipality Approves 2024-2025 Budget

April 29, 2023; Liverpool, NS: Following several months of budget planning and deliberations, the annual Operating, Water Utility, and Capital Budgets for Region of Queens Municipality were unanimously approved at the April 29, 2024 Special Council meeting. The budget was approved with no increase to the previous year’s tax rate. Operating Budget total is $29.8 million, including Hillsview Acres. The 2024-2025 Water Utility Budget totals $1.25 million with a projected deficit of $442,122, and the Capital Budget total is $21.5 million. “Queens is in a period of population and business growth and requires robust infrastructure, accessible recreational opportunities, and diverse…

Funding in Place for Outdoor Pool in Queens County

April 29, 2024; Liverpool, NS:  Big things result from collaborations. Provincial funding in the amount of $2.2 million was announced on Friday, April 26 to support an outdoor pool project initiated by the commitment of a large private donation, and funding from Region of Queens Municipality.  The $7.2 million outdoor pool project is planned to be built on the grounds of Queens Place Emera Centre, in Brooklyn, Queens County as a replacement for the 57-year-old Milton Centennial Pool.  The Municipal contribution to the project is $2 million. “Partnerships between levels of government, private donors and volunteers who provide their expertise,…

RCMP Queens Detachment: Temporary Change in Location of Counter Service

The Queens District RCMP Detachment at 20 Shore Rd. in Liverpool will be temporarily closed for front counter services due to an interior renovation. The closure will begin on April 24 and is expected to last six to nine months. They ask that the public not attend the Queens District RCMP Detachment in Liverpool during this time. During the closure, requests for Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Checks will be completed by RCMP staff at the Region of Queens Municipality Office, 249 White Point Rd., Liverpool, on Tuesdays, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. If you…

Low Mow May – Helping The Bees

May will soon be here!  The start of the growing season is a critical time for hungry, newly emerged native bees. Flowers may be hard to find, especially in urban and suburban landscapes. By allowing grass to grow longer and letting flowers bloom, lawns can provide nectar and pollen to help our bee neighbors thrive. Mowing less creates habitat and may increase the abundance and diversity of wildlife including bees and other pollinators. Mowing less frequently (every two or three weeks) or leaving selected areas unmown can increase flower blooms and provide food for hungry bees. In keeping with the…

Special Purpose Flagpole: National Volunteer week is April 14 – 20, 2024

National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 24 million volunteers, especially the local volunteers who make our communities stronger. The theme this year is “Every Moment Matters”, a reminder of the importance of every volunteer and each contribution they make to enrich our community. Volunteering helps us find friendship, develop trust, and gain belonging. We become more deeply connected to our community and create a sense of unity, which builds on our capacity to work collectively and contribute to a vibrant, inclusive society. Canadians have dedicated approximately 5 billion hours to volunteer activities! That’s something worth…

Province Announces Funding to Upgrade and Extend Water and Wastewater Service in Queens County

April 15, 2025; Liverpool, NS: Water and wastewater services in Queens County will see upgrades and extensions as the result of a $21.5 million dollar investment, cost shared by Nova Scotia’s Municipal Growth Plan and Region of Queens Municipality.  The Province’s contribution is $10.7 million, and $10.8 million is to be funded by Region of Queens Municipality. The project will upgrade some water and wastewater systems that are currently at or over capacity, improving the amount of water and water pressure for 1,250 existing homes and businesses on the Municipal Water Utility, as well as for essential services like firefighting…

Provincial Announcement: Water & Wastewater Service Extension in Queens County

April 15, 2024; Liverpool, NS: The Honourable Kim Masland, Minister of Public Works and MLA for Queens made an announcement about a significant investment in upgrading and expanding Region of Queens Municipality’s Water and Waste Water systems. Click this link to read the media release from the Province:https://news.novascotia.ca/en/2024/04/15/water-wastewater-upgrades-queens-county You can also watch the video online on our Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/5JQApQuAo98

April is Autism Acceptance month

In observance of April being Autism Acceptance Month, the Autism Nova Scotia flag will be flown on the Special Purpose Flagpole at Town Hall Arts & Cultural Centre, 219 Main St., Liverpool, NS from April 2 – April 8, 2024. As well, April is World Autism Month, and World Autism Awareness Day is April 2. In Nova Scotia, there are over 20,000 individuals living on the spectrum. Autism Nova Scotia has 11 Chapters throughout the province (including the South Shore Chapter), and offers vital supports and services to the autism community to build understanding, acceptance, and inclusion through leadership, advocacy,…

Region of Queens Municipality Budget Deliberations 2024/2025: Discussion of Preliminary Draft

Council has started its budget discussions for the 2024 – 2025 fiscal year. Residents are invited to attend to learn about the budget process, and where Council is considering making investments in the coming year. The first budget meeting identifies budget priorities during a budget overview presented by staff, with two additional meeting (and possible subsequent meetings) required for Council to finalize the draft budget. Tuesday April 9, 9 am – 12 noonStaff present draft budget to CouncilThursday, April 11, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pmDiscussion of preliminary draftTuesday, April 16, 9:00 a.m. – 12 noonDiscussion of preliminary draftTuesday, April 23,…

Holiday Closures: Good Friday and Easter Monday

Please note the following holiday closures.   Region of Queens Municipality’s Administration Offices & Municipal Solid Waste Facility:  CLOSED on March 29 & April 1 for the Good Friday and Easter Monday holidays. The Municipal Solid Waste Facility will be open regular hours on Saturday, March 30, 8 am – 2 p.m. Waste collection will take place as scheduled on both holidays. Queens Place Emera Centre: CLOSED on March 29 for the Good Friday holiday. Queens Place Emera Centre will be open regular hours over the weekend, March 30 – April 1.

Notice of Passing: Development Agreement Large Scale Wind Farm Development

REGION OF QUEENS MUNICIPALITY NOTICE OF PASSING IN THE MATTER OF the MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT ACT being Chapter 18 of the Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1998. TAKE NOTICE THAT on March 12, 2024, Council of Region of Queens Municipality approved an administrative policy regarding entering into a development agreement with Mersey River Wind Inc. to allow for the establishment of a 33 turbine generator wind farm development on portions of properties identified as PID #’s 70247176, 70247192, 70247184, 70247200, 70264213, 70225420, 70225404, 70247218, 70247168, 70032982, 70260575, 70248695 and 70166988. An aggrieved person may appeal the decision of Council, within fourteen (14)…

Special Council Meeting

There will be a Special meeting of Region of Queens Council held on Monday, March 18, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. in the Region’s Council Chambers, 249 White Point Road, Liverpool.  The purpose of this meeting is to deal with two In-Camera – Contract Negotiations items. An agenda is posted on this website.