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70 years of incorporation

Village of Bible Hill is celebrating 70 years of progress since its incorporation in 1953.

As we look back on the past 70 years, we cherish the memories of countless achievements and growth. The village organization was born from community want for more public services and a willingness from its people to put forward their names and time into delivering them. Bible Hill has evolved from the early days of 8 streetlights to add over 500 more, many kilometers of sidewalks, trails, and sewer, numerous parks, playgrounds, sports fields, a splash pad, marked and lit crosswalks, countless firefighting equipment and apparatus, new fire stations and a community hall, office buildings, drinking water system expansions, a full-time recreation department, and more.

We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all residents, businesses, and organizations past and present, who have contributed to the success and prosperity of our village. We also thank the many volunteers that have had a tremendous impact on life in Bible Hill - those who put themselves at risk at Bible Hill Fire Brigade and our mutual aid partners, and the Ladies' Auxiliaries that support them and others, Bible Hill Kinsmen to Bible Hill Cemetery Company... Bible Hill Garden Club to the former Bible Hill Women's Institute... Scotia Pool to those who volunteer as individuals and in committees such as PTA, parks and rec, minor sports and beyond. Thank you also to our past and present Commissioners and staff, MPs and MLAs, Mayors and County Councillors representing Bible Hill, and our municipal partners Municipality of Colchester and Town of Truro. Your support, involvement, and constructive feedback have been invaluable in shaping the path we've taken.

Join us in celebrating 70 years of the Village of Bible Hill! 70yrAs we look to the journey ahead, we're committed to building upon the strong foundation laid by our predecessors. Together, we will continue to tackle new challenges, keep pace with changes, grow and adapt, and foster an even stronger sense of togetherness in Bible Hill. Speak well of our village, it's all of ours to shape!

Main Street Sidewalk Renovation

Starting July 4 until August 2, the sidewalk on Main Street, Bible Hill (between Century Honda and Windsor Avenue) will be closed for construction.

For those with accessibility needs which may be impacted by the closure, please get in touch with the Village office to discuss how we can accommodate.

Traffic Alerts:

Main Street will have a one-way traffic detour which Nova Scotia Department of Public Works has approved. Traffic normally in the lane closest to the sidewalk will be detoured at Pictou Road to Vimy Road and Farnham Road, rejoining Main Street at Park Street.

Signage and other traffic control measures will be in place to guide drivers. Please be cautious when entering the work area, as traffic will be flowing in only one direction.

The contractor will do their best to minimize driveway disruptions and provide gravel ramps for access. Please drive slowly on the ramps.

Avoid parking on Main Street or the detour route to reduce congestion.

For more information or concerns, contact Village of Bible Hill at 902-893-8083 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for your patience as we improve Main Street!

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Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Members Needed

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.

Click here for the nomination form.

For assistance or accommodations, please contact the office at 67 Pictou Road, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 902-893-8083.

 

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Election Results for Village of Bible Hill

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.
Voting statistics:

- 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

For election inquiries, please contact the Clerk and Treasurer at 902-893-8083 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For general information, please contact our office by phone, email, or at 67 Pictou Road, visit our website at biblehill.ca, or follow our Village of Bible Hill page on Facebook

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Meet your election candidates for Village Commissioner

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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:

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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:

Dwight

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:

Tim

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.

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