Notices

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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TOURISM COORDINATOR - INVERNESS COUNTY RECREATION/TOURISM DEPT.

12 Month Term Position (Maternity Leave)

Hours: 35 hours/week, Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4pm

The Recreation/Tourism Department has begun implementing recommendations outlined in the new tourism strategy for the Municipality The new brand has been launched to the public and this summer we have started to apply priorities outlined in the marketing plan. Additional priorities include a new directional and gateway signage program and to work with communities to enhance beach and harbour locations.

Main Purpose & Function:

Reports to the Director of Recreation/Tourism

Project manager/advocate for tourism strategy and projects(marketing & capital enhancements);

Working with consultants and senior government departments, municipal staff and community stakeholders;

Keeping abreast of tourism research and trends, and working relationships with industry partners and community stakeholders;

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Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Managing day-to-day functions as related to ongoing tourism projects, including organizing meetings, monthly reports, communication with tourism industry and government staff; including neighboring municipal units and assisting community volunteer organizations including five cultural centres;

Collecting/developing content for tourism and municipal websites and social media platforms, including scheduling photo/video for additional promotional campaigns;

Working with tourism operators (ie customer service training, current trends in tourism,product development, brand opportunities with CMC tourism strategy);

Assist with coordination of annual festival and event information for website and brochure;

Assist in the planning for and supervision of summer employee positions and other duties as requested;

From time to time, assisting other Recreation/Tourism staff or municipal departments with special projects.

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Applicants should possess the following skills and qualifications:

Post-Secondary Training (preferably in marketing and/or communications or business) and/or three years窶 experience, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Related marketing training (ex. social media marketing, content creation/management, etc.) via courses, webinars and/or hands-on experience;

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook;

Strong communication skills, effective verbal and written skills, including telephone etiquette;

Display appropriate analytical skills and an eye for detail;

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and be self-motivated;

Willingness to adjust work schedule that includes some evenings and weekends;

Ability to deal with confidential information and to exercise sound judgment;

Ability to adhere to complete confidentiality in all aspects relating to the duties and responsibilities of the position.

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The following would be assets to this position:

Familiar with Destination Cape Breton Association and Tourism Nova Scotia current tourism strategies;

Project management experience;

Experience in tourism related field;

Experience in event planning;

Experienced and comfortable with delivering public presentations to a variety of groups;

Good sense of humour!


Closing date: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 4pm

Apply with cover letter and resume (in Word or PDF) to the attention of Donna MacDonald, Director of Recreation/Tourism. Applications will be accepted via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or mailed to 375 Main Street, Port Hood, NS B0E 2W0

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For more information about the Municipality visit www.invernesscocunty.ca and www.canadasmuiscalcoast.com

We thank you for your interest, however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Cabot Trail Facade Project:

Cabot Trail Facade Program Phase 2 Opportunity

The Cabot Trail Faテァade & Streetscape Management Committee is pleased to inform qualifying businesses that the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) has committed $675,000 for a Cabot Trail Facade Program Phase 2 over a two year period starting November 8th, 2016 and ending October 31, 2018.

The Cabot Trail Faテァade Program is a 50/50 cost sharing program that will be administered by the Municipality of Victoria County, in partnership with the Municipality of Inverness County and the Cabot Trail Faテァade & Streetscape Management Committee. This committee will review and approve applications submitted.

Click here for full details: Cabot Trail Facade Information and Schedule for Regional Meetings 

If your tourism-related business was not able to attend one of the six public information sessions held in communities along the Cabot Trail on the Cabot Trail Facade program , you can download the information package below ( 5 documents).  Any questions on the information package contact program co-ordinator - Ms. Lucille Timmons, 902-224-7411 or email here at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Information Package: 

Cabot Trail Facade Program Guidelines 

Cabot Trail Facade Design Guidelines

Cabot Trail Facade - Procedure To Follow For Using Your Own Business (facade work)

Cabot Trail Facade Application Forms

Cabot Trail Facade Request for Quote form

The following are reports on the 2015 Viewscapes Review produced for the Cabot Trail Working Group. Please note the site report is a large file (4mb), 80 pages in length and the Exec. summary is 17 pages.

 Viewscapes 2015 Site Report

 Cabot Trail Viewscapes Report Executive Summary

 

 

Why study opportunities to use the Strathlorne Forest Nursery?

The Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with Perennia Food and Agriculture, the Department of Agriculture, Municipality of the County of Inverness, and The Cape Breton Partnership, has hired Group ATN Consulting Inc. (GATN) and Morton Horticultural Associates (MHA) to examine opportunities to increase use of the Strathlorne Forest Nursery site in support of community and regional economic development.

Currently, the facility has excess production capacity and the research team wants to know your views on the opportunities to effectively leverage this capacity.

As part of the research, GATN and MHA are seeking community input in a process that included a well-attended public meeting (held on June 21st) and an online survey.

The survey is offered to anyone who could not attend the public meeting, as well as for those who did attend but would like another opportunity to contribute their thoughts.

http://groupatn.fluidsurveys.com/s/STRATHLORNEofthefuture/

The survey is confidential and you do not need to provide you name and contact information.

For more information about the study contact:
Morley MacNeil,
Manager, Strathlorne Forest Nursery
E-Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone: (902) 258-2626

 

Inverness County Housing Strategy

Dear fellow Inverness County residents,

The Municipality is currently developing a strategic plan for housing across Inverness County. This plan will identify what kinds of housing are most urgently needed and where; recommend measures the municipality can take to help meet those needs; and offer guidelines for using housing to reach broader goals, such as spurring economic growth or attracting and retaining young families.

Beyond statistics and demographics, the most important source of information about the housing challenges and opportunities here in this county is you. Please complete our On-line General Housing Issues Survey. The the more residents that complete the survey, the better. Your knowledge and viewpoint are tremendously valuable, helping to ensure the municipality is doing everything possible to meet the housing needs of your community.

If you窶囘 prefer to complete a hard copy of the survey, or would like to share your opinions directly or ask a question about this project, please contact:

Conrad Taves
Project Coordinator
Home Office: 902.224.1218
Cell: 902.224.7765
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thank you very much for sharing your time and insights!

 

Margaree Airport Expansion

In December 2014, Inverness Municipality submitted an application to the Build Canada Fund to expand and upgrade the existing Municipal Airport in Margaree to create the 'Cape Breton Island Airport' (CBIA).

For more infomation download Airport Information Session - Margaree Expansion Sheet.

 

Tax and Water Bill Payment Options

The Finance office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 4:00PM. The Municipality offers the following payment options for tax and water payments:

To contact Inverness County Finance/Taxation Department call: (902) 787 - 3505