My position on aquaculture (fish farming) operations.
With the possible establishment of open-pen fish farms, we the local council are being told this is a tremendous opportunity for us
and our residents. We could see several sites like Cherry Hill, Blandford, Northwest Cove and St. Margaret’s Bay having farm licenses issued for
additional aquaculture (fish farming) operations. The first fact is aquaculture licenses are issued by the Province of Nova Scotia and not by municipal units.
Some may therefore say I should not have an opinion on the matter. I want to say this is a tremendous risk for us and our residents, so I believe I do have
a say as I have a great interest in my neighbourhood and those who live and share the communities in my neighbourhood region.
LaHave River Straight Pipe Initiative
The prospect of a straight-pipe-free LaHave River has been a priority for me for several years. I have always found it
difficult getting the support at the municipal level to try to remedy this problem. I have always been told that at
the municipal level we should just worry about an “education and awareness campaign”. The main issue here is that ...
Internet to Rural Areas of Nova Scotia
We as a Council have been aware that rural high speed internet is not the best in many parts of our municipality. While this
is not an area where a municipality normally has any direct responsibility we have expressed what we are hearing from the
general public to our MLA and MP. Canada as a whole has some of the slowest broadband speeds among the developed nations.
This is a market in which over 90% is controlled by ...
Lyme Disease: [posted Dec. 20th 2019]
In talking to constituents after making a number of residential visits and attending several “Your Government/ Your Ideas” meetings, I hear one of the
concerns that residents continue to express concern over is the spread of Lyme Disease. I do point out that this topic is already featured among
MODL Council’s priorities.
Back in 2018 we launched the bait station and public education projects. MODL Council has committed to the completion of these two components
of the Lyme Disease Response Project.
I would like to point out that this is the largest project of it’s kind in Canada! This topic remains one of the most important ones to residents participating
in our public engagement sessions. The proposed outcome for 2020/21 is to complete the third year of the public education campaign and bait station