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RESULTS OF COMMUNITY VOTE

Area Rate for Municipal Properties in the Town of Lockeport
Fire Department Service Area

On March 17, 2020, two staff members and two members of the public met to count the ballots received from eligible municipal property owners serviced by the Town of Lockeport Fire Department.

This vote was for the proposed purchase of a 2020 Fire Truck (Pumper) and resulting area rate charge of $0.036 (3.6 cents) /$100 of assessment, for a ten-year term.

There were a total of 954 ballots sent out.

There were a total of 207 completed ballots returned.

This represents 56% FOR and 44% AGAINST the proposed area rate.

Council will take this information in consideration and make a final decision on the proposed purchase at their next Council meeting.

The Municipality would like to thank members of the community and members of the Lockeport Volunteer Fire Department for sharing their comments, questions and opinions on this matter.

Regional Materials Recovery Facility - Reduced Hours

Effective Immediately, in response to Covid-19, the C&D site in West Green Harbor will only be open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9:30am-4:00pm. We will not be accepting any form of payment at this time and in lieu we will send invoices for billing through the mail.

Accounts will still be active and will not be affected as they will be processed as usual.

Tick Bite Prevention

If your social distancing includes hikes, walks and enjoying your outdoor space, please remember to protect yourself against tick bites.

Spring temperatures brings increase tick activity. Prevent. Check. Take Action.

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Social Distancing & Mental Health Awareness

As we practice social distancing, it's important to stay aware of the added stress on our mental health.

Engage in healthy activities that you enjoy and find relaxing. Take walks or exercise regaularly, keep regular sleep and personal hygiene routines, eat healthy food and reach out by phone or video calls to loved ones. Keep things in perspective.

If social distancing or self-isolation is triggering mental health issues you can call the Shelburne County Warm Line, open Tuesday 12-8pm, Wednesday 4:30-8pm and Friday 12-8pm. 1-833-927-6546 or Mental Health & Addiction Services 1-855-922-1122, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, http://www.nshealth.ca/mental-health-and-addictions-intake-service.

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Potential low-risk public exposure to COVID-19

NSHA Public Health is advising of a potential low-risk public exposure to COVID-19 at two Halifax locations between Thursday, March 5 and Saturday, March 7.

People who visited the following locations during this period should closely monitor their health for COVID-19 symptoms:

- Halifax Grammar School gymnasium
- Homburg Athletic Centre gymnasium at Saint Mary’s University

Please note everyone who at high risk of exposure have already been identified and are now in self-isolation.

Learn more: http://www.nshealth.ca/news/nsha-advising-potential-covid-19-exposure-two-halifax-locations

Live Facebook Update at 3 pm - Nova Scotia Government

At about 3 p.m., Premier Stephen McNeil, Dr. Robert Strang and Community Services Minister Kelly Regan will provide an update; via Facebook live, about two new presumptive cases of COVID-19.

You can also watch live on YouTube (NSGov), or at https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast.

Social Distancing Advice - Nova Scotia Government

Social distancing helps prevent the spread of #COVID19NS, but it doesn’t mean you have to stay inside.

Social distancing means limiting your contact with other people. Some things individuals and families can do to practice social distancing include avoiding gatherings and group activities; staying 2 metres (6 feet) apart if you do need to interact with others; and limiting visitors in your home.

Visit novascotia.ca/coronavirus for more information.

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