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Town of Yarmouth Finalist for Municipal Innovation Award


Town of Yarmouth “Meal-A-Day for 100 Days” program recognized by
national award.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 - Yarmouth, NS – The Town of Yarmouth has been named a finalist for the Municipal Innovation Award, honouring the impacts of their “100 Meal-A-Day” project which addresses food insecurity faced by many local residents.

The Municipal Innovation Award recognizes municipal governments for innovative projects that have made large impacts on their community.  

Mayor Pam Mood presenting finalist award cheque for $500 to H.O.P.E. Centre

Mayor Mood says, “While the initial thought was to help folks keep more money in their pockets for extra heating costs over the cold months by providing a meal a day, in the end it turned into an amazing community-building experience for all who attend.  The meals are there for those in need just as much as they are there for seniors who want to get out of their homes and make new friends and folks who simply want to have a ‘meal out’ instead of cooking.  It’s a humbling, beautiful thing to see everyone at the same table.” 

“The Town of Yarmouth has faced incredible challenges and has rallied the community around a project that fills a real need. We love to celebrate governments who are focused on serving their residents well, and as such, the Town of Yarmouth is very deserving of being named a finalist,” says Quinten Griffiths, President of MuniSight, the Award’s sponsor.

The winner of the 2018 Municipal Innovation Award was the District of Tumbler Ridge in British Columbia for their Global Geopark joint-brand campaign. 

 About the Award: The Municipal Innovation Award is granted to a Municipal Government Administration that has successfully implemented an innovative project which has made a positive impact on their community. Our sponsor, MuniSight, is a Canadian municipal services company that focuses on small rural and urban municipalities. 

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 (Photo: Mayor Pam Mood presenting finalist award cheque to HOPE Centre staff/volunteers.  As a finalist in the program, the Town was awarded $500 to donate to a charity its choice.)

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Municipal Innovation Award
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Town of Yarmouth Issues Layoff Notices to Dispatchers

Town of Yarmouth Issues Layoff Notices to Dispatchers, Thanks them for their Service

With the confirmed changeover to Digby Dispatch on January 30th, the Town of Yarmouth has issued layoff notices to its dispatchers

Friday, January 25, 2019 - Yarmouth, N.S. - Earlier today, the Town of Yarmouth met with its three current dispatch employees to issue formal layoff notices. The last day of work for the dispatchers will be January 30th, which coincides with the change of dispatch service to Digby Dispatch.

The Town had made efforts to save the employment of these individuals but was not able to reach an agreement with the employees’ Union, the International Association of Fire Fighters. The Town has, of course, provided an appropriate termination package to each employee.

The Town again wishes to thank the dispatchers for their years of dedication and service.

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Town of Yarmouth Contracts Fire Dispatch Services to Digby

Town of Yarmouth Contracts Fire Dispatch Services to Digby

Effective January 30th, emergency dispatch services for the Town of Yarmouth will be provided by the Municipality of the District of Digby Emergency Dispatch Centre

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - Yarmouth, N.S. -  At Wednesday morning's Committee of the Whole meeting, the Town of Yarmouth approved a proposal to contract emergency dispatch services to the Municipality of the District of Digby Emergency Dispatch Centre. Council voted unanimously to outsource the service to Digby, with the change of service effective January 30th.

Dispatch-Service-Provider-Release.pdf

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Town of Yarmouth Transit System Launching Monday Feb.1, 2016

The Town of Yarmouth is pleased to announce the launch of our public Transit System with service commencing Monday, February 1, 2016. See full press release below.

pdf Press Release Transit System (29 KB)

Town of Yarmouth Choosing to Act Now on Ivany Report

The Town of Yarmouth is acting now, not never, on the One Nova Scotia report. Created by the Nova Scotia Commission on Building Our New Economy, the report was released in February 2014 and lays out a plan to move the province forward. See full press release below.

pdf Press Release Ivany Report (61 KB)

Financial Condition Indicators

The Town of Yarmouth believes it is in a good financial position following the release of Municipal Financial Condition Indicators (FCl) by the Province on Thursday. Key reasons for the town's fiscal health are how it budgets for infrastructure cost, partnerships with neighboring municipalities and a push to reduce uncollected taxes. See below for full press release.

pdf Press Release Financial Condition Indicators (50 KB)

Town of Yarmouth

 This is an exciting time for the Town of Yarmouth. By working together, we can meet today’s challenges and build a better future.”

Pam Mood

Contacts

Town of Yarmouth
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

  (902) 742-2521
  (902) 742-6244

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