Election Results for Village of Bible Hill
- Published: Saturday, 10 June 2023
Election Results for Village of Bible Hill:
Village of Bible Hill held an election this week, with advance polling on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and regular polling today from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
After careful counting and verification of votes in the presence of scrutineers, the Village confirms the following vote count:
Hema Chopra – 157;
Dwight Giddens – 182 – elected as Village Commissioner for a term to June 2026; and
Tim Shea – 169 – elected as Village Commissioner for a term to June 2026.
Congratulations and best wishes to the successful candidates in their roles as they work towards the betterment of our Village. Their dedication and commitment to serving the community are greatly appreciated.
The Village would also like to extend gratitude to each of the candidates who put their name forward to serve the community and to voters who took part in this democratic process. Your passion and ideas are invaluable assets, and we encourage you to stay engaged and continue to contribute to the ongoing development of Bible Hill. Your participation is vital in building a strong and vibrant community.
At their next meeting on June 13, newly elected Commissioners will be sworn-in, and Commissioners will elect a Chair and Deputy Chair to lead the Commission and Commission in Committee meetings and will also make committee appointments for the year ahead.
- 285 electors voted (7.3%)
- 3,870 electors are on the list of electors
- 51 electors were added to the list of electors for the purpose of voting in this election
Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Members Needed
- Published: Friday, 09 June 2023
Village of Bible Hill welcomes applications to serve on its Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee in the following volunteer positions:
• (1) youth member (14-25) for a term beginning Sept 1 through Aug 31, 2024; and
• (5) members for a term beginning Sept 1 through Mar 31, 2025, one of which may reside outside of Bible Hill.
The committee meets bi-monthly, on the first Wednesday of the month, at a time to be determined by committee. The committee policy and application form can be found on the Village website or by contacting the office.
Applications shall be in writing, on the prescribed form, and may be mailed, emailed, or submitted in person to the Village office.
Meet your election candidates for Village Commissioner
- Published: Friday, 02 June 2023
With election polling taking place in Bible Hill this coming Tuesday, June 6, and Saturday, June 10, we are sharing the following photos and write-ups provided by the three candidates so that the community has an opportunity to learn more about them ahead of voting.
Meet Hema Chopra:
I am excited to be running for Commissioner of the Village of Bible Hill! I am the proud mom of Vijay and Sanjeev Makkar and partner to Raj Makkar. If you know any of these 3 fellas, you must know I have to have a sense of humour to live with them! I work in Bible Hill as a Senior Diversity Programming Specialist and have been employed with the province since 1995. As a proud resident of our community for the past 28 years, I have witnessed the growth, challenges, and the incredible spirit that makes Bible Hill Village so special. Now, I am ready to step up and serve as your advocate and representative.
I have strong community connections, experience in business and financial management and reporting, and I’m committed to transparency and accountability. I was recently awarded the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal in recognition of my contributions to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. I will do my best to ensure decision-making processes are inclusive, accessible, and accountable. I will focus on initiatives that improve infrastructure, support local businesses, and promote sustainable development.
Our community’s well-being and quality of life are of priority. I am dedicated to serving you and advocating for a vision of a prosperous and inclusive community. With your support, we can build a brighter future together.
Meet Dwight Giddens:
This upcoming election will give the opportunity for new faces, new ideas and the chance to build a better Bible Hill for everyone. As we endeavor to leave behind the effects of COVID-19 we need to take all that we have learned and apply it forward to building a better future.
My volunteer work started in 2006 and continues today. In the past 10 years I have been a volunteer behind the scenes at Scotia Pool and for the past 5 years I have been the chair of Scotia Pool Society. Navigating our way through the COVID crises and successfully dealing with the Municipality of the County of Colchester on funding initiatives, has given me the experience to work effectively in tough times and with an eye on improving our future. In 2021 I was presented with an Outstanding Community Service Award on behalf of the Village of Bible Hill for my volunteer work and you can expect the same dedication as a Commissioner.
In 1982 I started and grew R&D Performancenter, a performance-based business based in Lr. Onslow until the business was sold in 2006, but continued my career there until I retired in May 2022. From 2008-2012 I was the president of the Maritime League of Legends, a promotional group set up to grow motorsports in the Maritimes. The success in my business and behind the scenes in growing motorsports in the Maritimes, ultimately lead to my induction into the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame in November of 2022.
I will be a strong voice for the residents of Bible Hill in solving local issues and for the responsible spending of your tax dollars.
On the advance poll Tuesday June 6th or on election day June 10th I ask for your support and confidence in me to be a strong voice for you as your Commissioner.
You can reach me by phone 902-897-8313 or email dgiddens55@gmail .com
“Working to grow Bible Hill together”
Meet Tim Shea:
Having started my term at the height of the pandemic, I quickly learned to conduct the Village's business through adversity.
It has been my great pleasure to have sat as Chair of the Protective Services Committee and Vice Chair of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, and I now enjoy my roll as Chair of Environmental Health Services Committee and am the Village's elected representative member on the Regional Accessibility Advisory Committee.
At the Association of Nova Scotia Villages' AGM held here in Bible Hill last September, I took on greater responsibility having been voted in as Vice President.
I've lived in Bible Hill for 19 years, raising my family in this great community, and I ask for your continued support to be your voice at the table.
Happy 2SLGBTQIA+ Pride Month
- Published: Thursday, 01 June 2023
Happy 2SLGBTQIA+ Pride Month! 🌈
It's that time of the year when we come together to celebrate and honor the incredible diversity and resilience of our 2SLGBTQIA+ community. This month, we proudly stand in solidarity with our friends, family, and allies.
Celebrated annually in June, 2SLGBTQIA+ Pride honors the 1969 Stonewall riots, and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (and more) communities.
Pride Month is a reminder that love knows no boundaries and that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. It's a time to embrace and honor the courage of those who have fought and continue to fight for equality, justice, and acceptance.
This month is an opportunity for us to educate ourselves, support local 2SLGBTQIA+ organizations, and amplify the voices of those whose stories deserve to be heard.
To our 2SLGBTQIA+ friends, you are seen, valued, and loved. Your authenticity and strength inspire us all. Let's continue to celebrate our unique identities and foster a world where everyone can live their truth without fear of discrimination.
Join us as we stand united in the pursuit of a more inclusive and equal society. Spread love, acceptance, and compassion, not just during Pride Month, but every single day. Together, we can make a difference and create a world where everyone can thrive.
Check out the website below for more information and resources:
Access Awareness Week
- Published: Thursday, 01 June 2023
May 28 to June 3, 2023 is Access Awareness Week! Access Awareness Week (AAW) is an annual event that raises awareness about accessibility and invites Nova Scotians to join efforts to make our province more accessible.
This year’s Access Awareness Week theme is "Access includes Everyone - Moving the Bar on Quality of Life."
To learn more about Access Awareness Week, click the link below:
Veteran Recognition Banner Program
- Published: Friday, 19 May 2023
Honoring Our Local Veterans - Sponsor a Banner!
We're thrilled to announce that we are once again providing a special opportunity to pay tribute to our beloved local veterans, through our Veteran Recognition Banner Program.
We invite you to become a sponsor for a banner that will proudly display the name and photo of a friend or loved one who served our country.
🔹 Each banner sponsorship costs $150, which goes toward the production and installation of the banner.
🔹 The banners will be prominently displayed throughout our village before, during and after Rememberance Day, serving as a powerful reminder of the dedication and bravery of our veterans.
We encourage you to share this opportunity with friends, family, and neighbors who might be interested in paying tribute to a veteran they hold dear. Together, let's ensure our community never forgets the sacrifices made by these honorable individuals.
If interested in sponsoring a banner, please follow the link below to apply. The deadline is July 30th, 2013.
ID: Lest We Forget in white font on black background, and white Bible Hill - Plant Yout Roots Logo on poppy.
ID: Veterans in white font on black background over top of an image of a veteran, with John R. Flanagan 1952 - 1988, Army in white font on black background, with a poppy in each corner.