Tri-County Vanguard : 2019-01-09

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NEWS A7 TRICOUNTYVANGUARD.CA WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2019 • ■ ■ ■ About the study The housing initiative – which looked at the housing picture in the counties of Shelburne, Yarmouth, Digby, Annapolis and Kings, as well as the western part of Hants County – began in the fall of 2017 with a public survey. AA Munro Insurance in Digby is growing and looking to hire! ERIC BOURQUE TRI-COUNTY VANGUARD Position: REGIONAL General Insurance broker position in our Digby office Personal lines insurance experience would be a definite asset; however we will train the right applicant. While the collection and analysis of data for a housing needs assessment is over, much activity continues, says one of the people involved in a project that looked at housing in western Nova Scotia. Denise Vacon, health promoter with Public Health Services, has been one of the main spokespersons for the project, an initiative involving housing coalitions and other groups in conjunction with Public Health. Reports that were prepared as part of the project, Vacon said, “are being used by the not-for-profit and private sectors as they apply for housing-related projects and/ or seek funding to increase affordable housing infrastructure in our area. Municipalities are also using the data to better understand the housing challenges we face and to work collaboratively to help address gaps.” A few projects have begun and are spin-offs from the needs assessment work, Vacon said, most recently the Vibrant Homes pilot project funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage that may be able to help homeowners in Yarmouth County with basic home repair and maintenance. The Tri-County Women’s Centre is overseeing project details and the CHOICE housing coalition is the advisory committee. (CHOICE stands for Community Housing Options Initiative through Collaboration and Engagement. It was one of the housing coalitions involved in the housing survey.) “In addition to that,” Vacon said, CAIB or CIP an asset We don’t really want to put a label on the position; we are a small branch office, part of a large brokerage spread throughout Nova Scotia. We are looking for someone that is versatile, has excellent verbal and written skills, sales ability, high customer service standards, can multi-task in a fast paced environment and embraces team work. You need to be able to do a bit of everything, deposits, answering phones, giving insurance advice and selling a policy or two! We do our best to play to our strengths and work as a team. Deadline: January 18, 2019 Resumes can be emailed to [email protected] Mailed to the Digby office at P.O. Box 1300, Digby, NS B0V1A0 In person at the office located at 310 Unit B, Highway 303, Conway, NS 7732430

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