Green Bin Pick-up in Bible Hill
- Published: July 22, 2014, 2:40 pm
The following is a response from the Waste Reduction Manager at the County of Colchester to an inquiry from a resident inquiring about weekly green bin pick up.
"Thank you for taking the time to send us your email. The Municipality of Colchester has four years left in the contract for Municipal Curbside Solid Waste Collection. It expires 2018. Any time a contract is open for renegotiation the costs tend to dramatically increase and presently Council has not directed staff to investigate this option.
The County has had a curbside collection program since 1996 in the urban core and the program has been very successful. Unfortunately, the nuisance of insects and odours is most problematic this time of year. There are a number of methods you can use to manage them, wrapping food waste in paper (newspaper flyers, paper bags from grocery or liquor stores) there are also paper bags available for purchase. "Bag To Earth" is an example that is available at most grocery, hardware and retail stores. Also, using leaves and grass in layers to cover food waste helps mitigate odors as well. The sure thing that works is keeping meat, turkey & Chicken bones, lobster shells, fish etc really odourous materials in the freezer in a paper bag until collection day.
The Town of Truro has negotiated the weekly collection for green carts in their recent curbside collection contract. I would be confident in saying that staff will be asking for a pricing option in the next collection contract tender for weekly summer collection of green carts, to evaluate if it is fiscally responsible."
Team Nova Scotia U-19 Native Lacrosse
- Published: July 18, 2014, 2:13 pm
Brendon Smithson, Parks and Recreation Director for the Village of Bible Hill, will be coaching the Nova Scotia U-19 Native Lacrosse Team at the North American Indiginous Games in Regina, Saskatchewan next week. Good Luck to Team Nova Scotia!
Celeste Summer Class Schedule
- Published: July 4, 2014, 12:09 pm
Update from Celeste fitness classes
Happy Summer everyone :) Before we all get too dispersed and over-booked for summer events, I wanted to let everyone know that I am having classes over the summer here in Bible Hill :)
We will be continuing our Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning ZUMBA classes from 8:50am-9:50pm. For the summer months, July and August, our regular spot at the Bible Hill Fire Hall is not available as they are booked for day camps, keeping our kids active and healthy : ) Starting Monday June 30th, our summer time location is changed to the Horseman's Club, just off of Ryland Ave. on the N.S. Provincial Ex. Grounds. The hall is also great and nice and cool : ) The one month unlimited class fee is $50/month. Or you can still opt out for a punch pass for$60/10 classes or a drop in is $7/class.
YOGA classes outside for the summer :) at one of the Bible Hill green spaces, located on Clover Drive, a lovely, private outdoor setting with areas of shade and sun. Classes will be on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 and will be running for 8 weeks starting July 02. The cost for the 8 weeks will be $30/8 weeks.
Please check and mark your calendars and come when you can, if you have any questions or need directions to either of these new locations, please let me know . I look forward to seeing you all , but if not , have a great summer and see you in the Fall.
Farnham Brook Trail Reopened
- Published: July 9, 2014, 1:14 pm
The fallen down trees have been cleared from the Farnham brook trail and the trail is now re opened. Just in time for the nice weather to enjoy a great walk on the trail.
Canada Day in Bible Hill
- Published: July 2, 2014, 11:55 am
Thank you from the Village to everyone who participated in the Canada Day parade and helped to make the activities at the Bible Hill Recreation Park a great success.
Pictured here is MP Scott Armstrong with members of the Truro Homeless Outreach Society at the Canada Day Parade, July 1st, 2014.