Baddeck to host association of villages meeting this month
The Baddeck Village Commission is hosting an annual gathering of the Association of Nova Scotia Villages in Baddeck on September 15 and 16. .
“We are pleased to welcome commissioners and clerks from around the province to the annual meeting. “Getting together is a chance for us to not only gather and speak as one voice on important issues, but also an opportunity to hear about what challenges other villages have faced and how they met those challenges. It is a real learning opportunity for us all,” said Baddeck Village Commission chair Brian Morrison.
The Association of Nova Scotia Villages formed in 2005. Its purpose is to have one voice on issues of common interest. Fifteen Nova Scotia villages are members. The Baddeck Village Commission last hosted the group in 2011.
“Baddeck in September is great. Our restaurants and attractions are open. The weather is great for hiking, golfing and sailing. We are really pleased to show all that Baddeck offers in the autumn to the delegates,” said Morrison.
The 2-day conference includes presentations from the provincial Department of Municipal Affairs, round table discussions, workshops and the delivery of a keynote address by Senator Dan Christmas of Membertou. Delegates are also invited to participate in other offerings including a sail on the Amoeba – an iconic Baddeck sailing vessel.
The Baddeck Village Commission oversees the water utility and sewer services for the 695 residents of the Village of Baddeck and surrounding area. The Commission also operates the only community wharf in Baddeck, tends to the sidewalks and are the owners of Kidston Island.