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Frequently Asked Questions: How does the provincial ban on travel in the woods impact recreation assets?
Thursday, June 1, 2023
The Harvest Moon Trail, McMaster Mill Historic Park, Tupper Lake Boat Launch, Aylesford Lake Boat Launch and Loon Lake Boat Launch are closed until further notice due to provincial restrictions banning activity in Nova Scotia's trails and wooded areas. The restrictions are important safety measures imposed to reduce the risk of additional wildfires breaking out in Nova Scotia. Hiking, camping, fishing and using vehicles in the woods is strictly prohibited. People can still access beaches, but trail systems are off-limits.

Camping is only allowed in campgrounds. Restrictions apply to Crown and private land. Forestry, mining and any commercial activity on Crown land is also restricted. More details are available in this "Frequently Asked Questions" document.

Hurricane Preparedness 2023 - Hurricane Season Spans June 1 to November 1
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Each year, we witness the devastating impacts that hurricanes can cause. Hurricanes are not just a threat to coastal communities. High winds, heavy rainfall, and flooding can be felt hundreds of kilometres inland, potentially causing loss of life and catastrophic damage to property. It is not just major Hurricanes (Category 3 or higher) that we need to worry about, but all hurricanes and post-tropical storms have the potential to cause significant damage as with Post-Tropical Storm Fiona in September 2022.

Kings County’s Regional Emergency Management Organization (REMO) is committed to ensuring the safety of Kings County citizens and we’re calling on you to prepare with us. Knowing your risk, making a plan, getting an emergency kit, and staying informed are just a few of the steps that you can take to get ready for hurricane season (June 1 – November 30, 2023). Subscribe for Kings County Emergency Email Notifications by sending an email to: REMO_KingsCounty@countyofkings.ca, Subject: Emergency Email Notifications.

Everyday Accessibility: Access Awareness Week and ways you can act now!
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Access Awareness week is an annual week to raise awareness and take action on issues related to accessibility and inclusion.

This is a great opportunity to consider the changes you can make in your physical space, procedures for the way you do things, and policies you may be working under, to make them more accessible. Taking part in training on accessibility issues, providing alternate formats for printed materials, considering accessibility when planning public events (is there accessible parking, seating, power doors, good lighting, etc.) can all contribute to the inclusion of persons with disabilities.

Three Candidates Seeking Election in District 8 (e-voting runs from June 17 to June 24,2023)
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
A Special Election is underway to elect a municipal councillor in District 8 (New Minas and Greenwich), with three candidates vying for the seat.

The vacancy was created when the former councillor resigned in April. Candidates running for office are Kevin Davison, Trina Keddy, and Shawn Maxwell.

Click the above title of this article to learn more.

N.S. Utility and Review Board Approves Municipality’s Boundary Review Application
Thursday, May 18, 2023
The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) has given the Municipality of the County of Kings the green light to update polling district boundaries for the 2024 municipal election and maintain the current number of Council positions.

“The Board commends the Municipality on the extensive consultation and study process followed. Both staff and Council worked diligently to ensure the views of the public were properly solicited and that relative parity of voting power was achieved among the polling districts while respecting communities of interest,” the NSUARB Board’s decision released on May 12 states.

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