Waste and Recycling Collection for February 9, 2016 - Cancelled
The collection of Waste and Recycling scheduled for February 9, 2016 has been cancelled. The collection will be held on Saturday February 13, 2016.
Area 1 - Garbage
Area 2 - Recycle
Summer Employment Opportunity
West Hants Recreation Department
Positions which may be available pending grant & budget approvals:
- St. Croix Recreation Site Supervisor - up to 20 weeks employment
- St. Croix Recreation Site Assistant – up to 14 weeks employment
- Parks & Ground Maintenance - up to 20 weeks employment
- Recreation Intern - up to 16 weeks employment
- Camp Coordinator- up to 14 weeks employment
- Camp Leaders - up to 10 weeks employment
Deadline to apply is Thursday April 7, 2016
SNOWSHOE HIKES - Have Fun and Stay Active Outdoors this Winter!
The Akins Marsh Snowshoe Hike is happening this SATURDAY!!
If there is snow we will be snowshoeing, if not...we will be hiking!
Please remember to bring appropriate footwear...this trail can be quite muddy and wet (we recommend wearing waterproof hiking boots or rain boots).
Hantsport Area Advisory Committee (HAAC) Meeting
Please be advised that a Hantsport Area Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at the Hantsport Office.
Hantsport Winter Carnival - Update January 29, 2016
The dance and activities scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. tonight at the Hantsport Fire Hall has been rescheduled.
The dance and activities will now take place on Sunday January 31, 2016 from 4-6 pm at the Hantsport Fire Hall.
Hantsport Winter Carnival - January 28th-31st - 2016
Please note that the Burton Snowboard Riglet Park will be held at HMCC on Sunday from 10 - 1 p.m. and NOT on Saturday as previously indicated.
West Hants Polling District Boundary Review
The Municipality of the District of West Hants has submitted an application to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board to elect nine (9) councillors from nine (9) polling districts in October 2016 and to amend the boundaries of the polling districts.
The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board will conduct a public hearing on February 25, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanford Council Chambers at 76 Morison Drive, Windsor, Nova Scotia. Below is the information from the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board for the public hearing including when and where comments may be submitted to the board. Also below is the digital copy of the application submitted to the board.
Windsor/West Hants Active Kids Healthy Kids Grant - Application Deadline: February 29th, 2016
The Windsor/West Hants Active Kids, Healthy Kids Committee makes funding available to the community to support local groups and organizations to improve health and physical activity levels in youth.
The fund is meant to help the community to address innovative, non traditional, creative physical activity intitiatives that enable youth and their communities to lead physically active lifestyles.
2015 Grants and Contributions
West Hants Grants Application Process for 2016-17
Fiscal Year is now open
Deadline to receive applications is February 26, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. For more information and to obtain an application form, please go to Grants and Contributions.
Volunteer Awards 2016
In conjunction with Volunteer Week 2016, April 10th – 16th, 2016 the Windsor & West Hants Recreation Departments are seeking nominations for our Annual Awards Night. We ask you to nominate a deserving volunteer to be considered from your area. These volunteers may be individuals within your organization or others whom you feel are representative of volunteerism.
Download Application Form:
Hants County REMO Welcomes New Coordinator
The Municipality of the District of West Hants and the Town of Windsor are pleased to welcome Don Dignan as the REMO Coordinator for the Hants County Regional Emergency Measures Organization.
With over 35 years’ experience with the RCMP along with his involvement in Ground Search and Rescue and Volunteer Fire Services Don has worked countless hours with community groups both within and outside of the organizations he has been a member. Don’s background will continue the work of Paul Maynard, previous REMO Coordinator in encouraging collaboration between governments, corporations, and citizens to create efficiency through effective mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery strategies.
Don has been active in developing, monitoring, reviewing and updating Emergency Management Plans and had been assigned to work with REMO through the Windsor District RCMP since 2010.
The Municipality and the Town of Windsor look forward to working with Don.
Special Election District 9
The following are the unofficial results for the Special Election District 9 2015:
Greg Miller - 215
Stacey d. Buchanan – 93 votes
The Official Count will take place in the Sanford Council Chambers on Tuesday, November 24th at 10 a.m.
Help Shape West Hants - November 26th
West Hants has a lot ot offer. While we've faced some challenges together, we invite you to join us as we move forward and shape something together.
We hosted a number of community forums over the summer to explore what makes West Hants the best of everything. We listened to what the community had to say and have been hard at work. We're ready to come back and share our findings with you.
We're holding one final session and we need your input to know what truly represents West Hants. Come out and be involved, have your say, and help shape the image of West Hants!
Bring your family, friends and neighbours.
Join us at the Hantsport Fire hall (5 Oak Street), Thursday, November 26th from 6:30-8:30.
Where Do West Hants Parks Take You?
We would like to invite and encourage you, your family, friends, and co-workers to attend one of the MWH Parks and Open Space Public Consultation workshops to help us develop a plan to build, upgrade, and maintain parks, recreational areas, and sporting locations in West Hants!
- Three Mile Plains Hall Nov 5 (Thurs) 6:30-8:30 PM
- Hantsport Office Nov 8 (Sun) 2:00-4:00 PM
- Falmouth Elementary Nov 9 (Mon) 6:30-8:30 PM
- Dr. Arthur Hines School Nov 12 (Thurs) 6:30-8:30 PM
- West Hants Middle School Nov 16 (Mon) 6:30-8:30 PM
What is a Parks and Open Space Plan?
The Municipality of the District of West Hants is creating a plan that will show the outdoor places citizens cherish and the types of recreation citizens enjoy, such as:
- Swimming, playing baseball/soccer/archery/etc., hiking, equestrian activities, ATVing/snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, cycling, walking, photography, camping, relaxing, picnicking, gardening, playing, and many others!
The Municipality needs to ensure the appropriate recreation lands are available to citizens in the future. Parks and open space include publicly accessible land for community enjoyment. These may include:
- Water access points, sports fields, gardens, shorelines, public spaces, school yards, trails, roadsides, etc.
How can you and your organization get involved and contribute?
The Municipality needs you to describe your favorite outdoor places in the District. There are some different ways you can participate:
- Attend a workshop! (see the above dates, times and locations)
- Complete the survey! (),
- Comment on our Facebook page! (), or
All children and youth are welcome and younger ones can enjoy our kids’ crafting corner!
Hope to see you at one of our workshops!
If you are unable to attend one of our Parks & Open Space Workshop Consultations and would still like to contribute please complete our online survey by clicking the link below:
Where is my Fire District?
We have created an interactive tool that allows residents to easily find which fire district they live in. This free tool is available online using the link below.
If the link does not work; try another browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox, or update your Internet Explorer to the latest version.
Instructions on how to use this tool:
Just click on the magnifying glass in the upper left corner of the map and type in the civic address, then click the magnifying glass again. After the map has zoomed into the area, close the box by clicking the X in the upper right hand corner. Click on the orange circle on that address to see the information.