Municipality of the District of Digby

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Kings Transit Authority Service Bulletin

Non-Medical Masks Mandatory on Public Transit Effective July 24th Amended July 28th, 2020
By order of the Chief Medical Officer for the Province of Nova Scotia, all persons must wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose while travelling on municipally operated public transit vehicles effective 12:01 am on Friday, July 24th, 2020.
For the purposes of this Service Bulletin, a “mask” means a commercial medical or non-medical mask or a home-made mask made as per the PHAC instructions located at:
https://www.canada.ca/en/publichealth/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks/sew-no-sewinstructions-non-medical-masks-face-coverings.html
that covers the nose and mouth.
The following persons are exempt from the requirement to wear a mask or face covering:
a. a person less than 2 years of age, or age 2 to 4 years and their caregiver cannot persuade them to wear a mask;
b. a person for whom the wearing of a mask or face covering is not possible because of the person’s medical condition;
c. persons who are reasonably accommodated by not wearing a mask or face covering in accordance with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code.
A person may remove the mask for face covering momentarily for identification purposes when boarding public transit vehicles.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding of the provisions of these rules, and respect for your fellow passengers.

Non-Medical Masks Mandatory in Most Indoor Public Places Starting July 31

Effective July 31, 2020, the use of non-medical masks are mandatory in most indoor public places including the municipal office and the airport. If you visit the municipal office or the airport please ensure that you wear a mask at all times while in either building. Click the link below for more information on the requirement of masks.

pdf Mask reqiured in public places (137 KB)

Atlantic Travel Bubble Starting Friday July 3

Atlantic Travel Bubble Announced (as of Friday, July 3)
 Earlier today, the Council of Atlantic Premiers announced travel restrictions in Atlantic Canada will be eased as COVID-19 case numbers remain low in each province. Interprovincial travel within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, without the requirement to self-isolate for Atlantic Canadian residents, will be permitted beginning Friday, July 3.
 “Nova Scotians and Atlantic Canadians have worked hard to flatten the curve and we’re now in a place where we can ease restrictions within our region. This will allow families to travel and vacation this summer, boosting our tourism and business sectors. We’re looking forward to welcoming our neighbours back,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “I encourage Nova Scotians, and all Atlantic Canadians, to follow public health measures in this province and in any neighbouring province they visit. COVID-19 remains a risk and we must do all we can to prevent this virus from getting a stronger foothold in our region.”
 All public health directives present in each province must be adhered to, including not traveling if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 and practising physical distancing and good hand hygiene. Each province will choose their own processes to track and monitor travelers.
 Visitors from other Canadian provinces and territories must adhere to the local entry requirements in place in each of the four jurisdictions. Other Canadian visitors to the Maritime provinces who have self-isolated for 14 days may travel within the Maritime region.

 

Municipal Budget 2020-2021

pdf Municipal Budget 2020-2021 (18.46 MB)     

The Municipality of Digby is pleased to announce that on June 22, 2020, Council approved the final draft of the 2020-2021 Statement of Estimates (SOE).  The estimates provided represent the financial plan of the municipality for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021.

The vision for the Municipality of the District of Digby was top of mind in the preparation of this budget and are summarized as follows:

• Maintaining a healthy and natural environment;
• Having well maintained infrastructure and facilities that meet community needs and allow growth and development for prosperity;
• Building a strong and vibrant community by attracting, supporting and retaining businesses and residents;
• Building social capital and engaging citizens and partners to improve the well-being and diversity of the community;
• Being a fiscally sustainable government focused on strategic decision-making, transparency and inclusiveness.

Municipal Office Now Open

  Municipal Tax Bills

Due to Covid-19 and the provincial state of emergency the Municipality of Digby will be sending out ONE tax bill for the 2020/2021 tax year.  This tax bill will be sent the first week in September with a due date of September 30th, 2020. Council recognizes the challenging times we are in and has stopped charging interest on all overdue tax bills from April 1st, 2020 until December 31st, 2020. As of January 1st, 2021 the interest charged will be 10%, which is a reduced rate from the 15% regular rate.
  Council is currently working on a plan to assist individuals and businesses who have been directly affected by Covid-19 more  information on this program will be released prior to the September tax billing.
  If you would like to make a payment on your tax account prior to the September bill, the following payment methods continue to be accepted: internet banking, telebanking or call the municipal office and staff will assist you – 902-245-4777.

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