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Westville sponsoring hockey player

At its Sept. 25 meeting, Westville town council decided they will sponsor Connor McLeod, a local hockey player with $100, so he can his register with the Weeks Major Midgets hockey team this coming season.

Council will provide McLeod the $100 from the Super 50/50 Ticket sponsorship to help with the $4,400 total cost of registration with the team for the season.


Council approves Models for Mental Health request


Council approved a request to provide $100 in funding for the fourth annual Models For Mental Health event – a fashion show that will take place on Nov. 5.

CAO Kelly Rice said council contributed to the event last year, adding that it is meant to increase awareness of, and decrease the stigma around, mental health – it also is done to raise funds for mental health initiatives and grants.


Special Hazards Unit seeing higher costs

Council endorsed a proposed increase in costs in the funding model for the Special Hazards Response Unit, to keep up with the costs of providing service and equipment for emergency hazardous materials responses.

Council’s decision stems from a letter from the unit’s treasurer, Bruce Langille, stating that the original funding model for the services hasn’t changed in 23 years. The letter proposed an increase from $0.40 per head of the population to $0.64, since the original funding model from 1994 doesn’t have the buying power it did, when it was set.


Council considering Junior Crushers fund request


Council received a request to provide sponsorship for the Pictou County Weeks Junior Crushers this year.

A representative of the team wrote to council, to ask them – along with the other municipalities in the area – to provide financial support in light of the financial difficulty the team has faced in past seasons.
Council decided to send the information to the finance committee for further consideration.



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