Recognize a Volunteer!! Bible Hill Volunteer Awards
- Published: January 22, 2015, 2:48 pm
Communities throughout Nova Scotia are being encouraged by The Province of Nova Scotia and the Village of Bible Hill to recognize and appreciate the many contributions made by their volunteers. If your group or organization has a worthy volunteer, please complete the following form and submit it to the Village of Bible Hill by Tuesday March 3rd, 2015. The individual’s volunteer commitment(s) can be in any field, ie hospital service, schools, recreation, service club etc. The Village of Bible Hill would like to thank all groups, clubs and community organizations that participate in this worthwhile annual project. Each organization can nominate an individual and/or organization for each different award if they choose.
Letter from Bible Hill Cemetery Company
- Published: January 20, 2015, 11:41 am
January 20, 2015
We all know our pets are part of our family. Our children and our grandchildren love them. My husband and I do not have a pet at this time, but we do have two “grandpuppies” that we spoil every chance we get. However, those two dogs have responsible owners, like the majority of dog owners.
There are those owners out there that appear to lack common sense and a level of responsibility for their dogs, letting them run in areas where they have no right to be. The Bible Hill Cemetery is one such place.
At the Annual General Meeting of the shareholders in the Bible Hill Cemetery Company on January 19th, the Managing Director updated us on the dog problem yet again. Each meeting we hear more about dog owners who think the fenced cemetery is a great place to let their dogs run. Not so. This is disrespectful and totally out of line.
The staff working on cemetery grounds have seen many instances of this disrespect. I shall give you a few examples. Three big dogs were let out of a truck that had driven onto the cemetery grounds and they were let run over the cemetery. The guys in the truck had their lunch while the dogs did their thing.
Another time an owner let a dog loose on the cemetery grounds, it grabbed a wreath placed by a family member on a loved one’s grave, and tore the wreath apart. The owner felt very badly but the reality is the dog should not have been on the grounds in the first place.
There was even a time when a funeral was going on and an owner let a dog loose on the grounds. The dog did what dogs do, it ran for the people. Common sense can be a scarce commodity.
Some owners let their dogs off leash when they come onto the grounds. This is not a dog park. There is a walking trail nearby and at the start of the trail the Village of Bible Hill has supplied bags for dog “doo” and a bin to deposit the bags. Many owners will make use of the bags and bins, but others will take the bags and throw them in the woods along the trail, leaving them for someone else to pick up.
That often does not happen on the cemetery grounds. Signage is ignored. Bags are not used. Dog deposits have to be picked up by staff on a daily basis as owners don’t bother to pick up. How would you like to visit a family member to lay flowers and see a dog deposit on the grass or dog urine on the side of the monument. Disgusting.
Needless to say, cemetery staff have to be vigilant for this abuse of the facility. It should not be a big deal to put a bag in your pocket or have a tube of bags on the dog’s leash to deal with the situation wherever you may be, and to deposit it in an appropriate receptacle.
This is a beautiful, well groomed cemetery. It is posted as private property for cemetery business only. Show some respect. Thank you to all those dog owners out there who are responsible owners. You are truly appreciated.
Christine Blair President
Bible Hill Cemetery Company
2014 Light Up Bible Hill Winners
- Published: December 17, 2014, 9:38 am
- 1st Place – Robert & Christina MacPhee – 3 Weir Avenue
- 2nd Place – Wanda Woolaver – Saywood Drive
- 3rd Place – Carver & Julie Thompson – 28 Retson Drive
Summer Jobs 2015
- Published: January 15, 2015, 1:43 pm
The Village of Bible Hill is now accepting applications for 2015 summer student positions.
New Year's Levee - January 1st, 2015
- Published: December 15, 2014, 3:46 pm
The Village of Bible Hill will once again be hosting a New Year’s Levee in the Village Hall, 69 Pictou Road on Thursday, January 1st, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:00pm.
Please feel free to drop in and speak to our Village Commissioners.
Light refreshments will be provided.