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Roseway Manor-Announcement

TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF ROSEWAY MANOR – NEXT STEPS

 

Since our spring announcement on the decision to replace the Municipal Corporation’s ownership of Roseway Manor, the Nova Scotia’s Department of Seniors and Long Term Care was asked to facilitate finding a qualified and experienced operator for Roseway Manor. The province invited local, qualified, for-profit AND non-profit service providers to submit proposals to operate as well as eventually replace and/or renovate the facility. The timeline was extended when an additional local organization asked to be considered as a potential operator and their submission was reviewed along with eight others.

The province utilized the Expression of Interest approach to ensure a timely and smooth transition to a qualified and experienced operator for residents and their families. Residents and their families are, and will always remain, the number one priority for the province, the municipalities, the Board of Directors and the staff of Roseway Manor.

We are most pleased to announce that the Department of Seniors and Long Term Care have advised us that the successful proponent is MacLeod Group Health Services.

MacLeod Group is the current owner and operator of Surf Lodge in Lockeport in addition to 11 other locations throughout the Maritimes. The company presently employs over 1,000 staff who care for over 640 residents. All of their facilities are in smaller communities, creating and retaining sustainable employment, that also contributes to the well-being of their communities. This aligns perfectly with one of the key priorities of the Board of Directors and the three municipalities. As the new operator of Roseway Manor, the MacLeod Group will report to the Board of Directors until such time as the ownership is transferred.

Residents, and their families, can expect the same quality of care, programs and services already being delivered by the caring staff of Roseway Manor. MacLeod Group is committed to continuing this focus, further investing in the education and training of staff, and ensuring safe, healthy living and work environments for all at the Roseway Manor. They are also committed to honouring all employee relationships with the excellent staff members who provide such quality care on a day-to-day basis to ensure as seamless a transition as possible.

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Municipal Boundary Review

Public Announcement

The Province of Nova Scotia requires all municipalities in Nova Scotia, including the Town of Shelburne, to conduct a municipal boundary review. In our case, community members will have the opportunity to offer their input on the number of elected officials, to ensure appropriate representation for its citizens or if they believe a change should be made.

Background

The population of the Town of Shelburne during the 2021 Canada Census was 1,644 (down 99 from the 2016 Census). The Town of Shelburne Council consists of an elected Mayor and four at-large, elected Town Council members. “At large” means that Council members represent the entire community and not any specific division or section of the town.

Town Council members in the Town of Shelburne are paid a taxed salary of $13,507 per year for their service. The Deputy Mayor (rotated between each Council member, each for a one-year term) receives a taxed salary of $15,758 per year. The Mayor receives a taxed salary of $22,511 per year. In addition to twice-monthly Town Council meetings, there are presently approximately 13 committees requiring 23 Town Council representation positions, with each Town Councillor generally serving between four and seven committees.

How You Can Provide Your Input

As part of the public engagement process around the Municipal Boundary Review, you are invited to participate in an online survey. As well, you may submit written comments by regular mail to the Town of Shelburne by regular mail at PO Box 670 or drop them off at Town Hall, located at 168 Water Street in Shelburne. You may also participate by attending the regular meeting of the Town of Shelburne on Monday, July 18, or Monday, September 19, and providing verbal remarks during the time specifically allotted for members of the

Finally, there will be an open-house event at the Town of Shelburne Community Centre at 63 King Street in Shelburne, on Tuesday, September 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. All are welcome and staff will be on-site to receive comments and answer questions related to the Municipal Boundary Review

Veterans Memorial Banner Program

The Town of Shelburne Introduces Veterans Memorial Banner Program for 2022

The Town of Shelburne is joining nearby municipalities in offering a program to commemorate local veterans in a respectful and vibrant way. As such, the Town is proud to introduce the Veterans Memorial Banner Program this year. This program allows families and friends of veterans to have these heroes honoured with a full colour banner that will be displayed along King Street for the weeks leading up to Remembrance Day.
The Veterans Memorial Banner Program has been a true success in dozens of communities across Canada and Shelburne is proud to join in the spirit of remembering our veterans in this unique way. For 2022, there will be only 15 banner spots in the Town of Shelburne as we introduce the program, ensuring a high-quality process and results. If there are more than 15 applications received in the set timeframe (see below), applications will be selecting randomly. We do anticipate this year’s program to be positively embraced by the community and will likely add more locations in future years for those not selected this year.
For those families interested in this program, please note the following:
• Banners will be placed on light standards along King Street near the Cenotaph.
• The banner size is 24”x 36”, double sided.
• The veteran’s name, photo (if available) and service details will be displayed on the banner, along with the families’ name (if requested).
• The Town of Shelburne will store the banners and reinstall them up annually for three consecutive years then return the banners to the families before December 2024.
• The cost for the banners will be $300.00 including all taxes. Any remaining funds will be donated to the Legion.
• Applications can be found online at https://www.shelburnens.ca/departments/forms.html or at the Town Office between 9am-2pm. Applications will be accepted until 2 pm on Tuesday August 2nd, 2022.
• Selected applications will receive notice by the end of that day and will need to submit pertinent information and make payment by no later than Monday, August 8th, 2022, to meet production timelines.
For more information on the Veterans Memorial Banner Program, including photos and testimonials from other communities, visit www.memorialbanner.ca.
If you have any questions regarding the program, feel free to contact Executive Coordinator Robin Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (902) 875-2991 ext. 8.

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Guild Hall Summer Arts Series 2022

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