District 9 News
2021 has been another challenging year, and we begin 2022 with a higher volume of COVID cases and increased hospitalizations in our county, but we must have faith and hope that 2022 will turn it around and be a better year.
You protect yourself and those around you by getting your vaccines and booster and adhering to the Covid protocols. Once again, I would like to recognize and thank the outstanding commitment and work of all our health care workers and first responders during the past year.
I would like to remind everyone of a few upcoming dates.
April 24 to 30th is Volunteer Week, and District 9 has many wonderful volunteers. I encourage you to nominate a volunteer and fill out the nomination form at www.munpict.ca. The deadline is February 11, 2022.
The Municipal Grant Applications for the 2022/23 fiscal period must be returned no later than February 28. Forms are on the municipal website at www.munpict.ca. If you have any questions regarding the municipal grant program, please contact me.
The Province of Nova Scotia is offering the Seniors Care Grant to help low-income seniors with the cost of household services (like snow removal, grocery delivery, lawn care, and minor home repairs). Grants are up to $500 for each household. You can apply until May 31. For more information, please visit www.novascotia.ca/seniorscaregrant or call 1-800-670-4357.
The local municipal units have joined together to create a link to take people to one website for free equipment loans. The loan equipment program will include skis and snowshoes in the winter months. The online link can be found at www.munpict.ca or call 902-485-2247.
The condition of our roads continues to be an ongoing situation. I have heard concerns regarding the salting and sanding of the roads during the winter. I will continue to lobby the provincial government for road and safety improvements. Please call me with any road issues, and I will do my best to assist you in resolving the problem.
I wish to thank the residents of District 9 for their continued support. It remains a privilege to work with you to improve our community. If you have any concerns or ideas that you would like to see implemented, please do not hesitate to contact me. Sadie and I wish everyone a healthy and happy 2022. Stay Safe.
District 9 Coun. Peter Boyles