March 1 Council Highlights

The MOPC held its monthly Council meeting on March 1st in Council Chambers. Here are the highlights from the meeting:
Pictou County Solid Waste made a presentation to Council regarding the services it provides to County residents. Pictou County Go Clean Get Green will take place April 19-24 and supplies will be delivered to people who sign up to participate. A mobile hazardous waste drop-off will take place on June 5 in the parking lot of the Pictou County Wellness Centre along with paper shredding. More details on these events and more can be found at
Council heard a presentation by Nova Scotia Forestry Contractors who have been meeting since March 2019 with Pictou County Regional Enterprise Network as well as forestry workers from Colchester and Antigonish counties. The Canadian Woodlands Forum recently completed a survey that looks at the impact of forestry in the entire province over the past year. Its site and the survey results presented to Council can be viewed at
Warden Robert Parker signed a proclamation acknowledging March 26, 2021, as Purple Day in an effort to raise awareness of epilepsy in Canada. Purple Day is celebrated on March 26 annually to increase understanding, reduce stigma, and improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy throughout the country and globally.
Coun. David Parker gave a report on the Riverview Adult Residential Centre. He stated that the Centre has not had a case of COVID-19 but recognizes its clients are vulnerable and should be considered a priority when it comes to vaccinations. Coun. Parker also provided an update on the status of the homes under the supervision of the Centre.
The following Municipal Grants were extended or repurposed by Council:
Seaboard Cemetery- $600, an extension to Jan. 31, 2022, for operating expenses
Sunrise Trail 4H Club - $2,600 extension to Jan. 31, 2022, for equipment and cattle shute
Salem Presbyterian Church - $2,600 extension to Jan. 31, 2022, for oil tank replacement
Mill Brook and Area Comm. Association - $327.94 extension to Jan. 31, 2022, for operating expenses.
MacLeod Cemetery - $1,000 extension to Jan. 31, 2022, for operating expenses.
The following Council Grants were extended or repurposed by Council:
D13 Rec and Planning Commission - $2,300 extended to Jan. 31, 2022, for community coordinator
East River Valley Community Dev. Association - $7,451.27 extended to Jan. 31, 2022, for community coordinator
Northumberland Fisheries Museum and Heritage Association - $4,000 repurposing of funds from capital repairs to operating expenses.
The following Municipal Grant was approved:
Scotsburn Recreation Club - $1,500 for a new heating system
The following Recreation Grants were approved:
Union Presbyterian Church - $150 for Sunday School program
Union Centre Community Centre - $150 for operating expenses
Kelly Chisholm - $100 for Girls on Boards licencing.
Council will meet again on March 15 at 7 p.m. for its monthly property and finance meetings. Meetings can be viewed live and online by clicking the link on our website,