This week, 2021 property notices have been mailed by Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC). Property owners can find more information about their 2021 property assessment online by logging into “My Property Report” at www.pvsc.ca with the Assessment Account Number (AAN) and PIN on their 2021 Assessment Notice.
To help limit the spread of COVID-19, PVSC offices are currently closed to public walk-ins, but representatives are available to discuss assessments and answer questions Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1-800-380-7775 or .
Assessment appeals must be received by PVSC no later than midnight on February 11, 2021, and can be submitted by mail, fax, e-mail or in a secure drop box outside PVSC offices in Dartmouth, Truro, Wolfville, Tusket and Sydney.
Municipality of Clare launches Third Annual Season of Giving Campaign in a year that has posed hardships for many
For the third year in a row, the Municipality of Clare is launching its Season of Giving campaign to collect donations for local charitable organizations. Residents and businesses in Clare are once again encouraged to show their valued generosity by dropping off non-perishable food items, toiletries, or new toys, or by organizing a donation drive.
Additionally, in lieu of a holiday party, staff and Council for the Municipality of Clare have chosen to donate to community charities. The Clare Food Bank in the Sacré Coeur Parish Hall in Saulnierville and Les papas Noël de Clare will each receive a $750 donation.
“With the logistical challenges for a group of our size to meet in one place while respecting COVID-19 guidelines, it was felt that foregoing this year’s staff party was the best—and safest—option,” notes Stéphane Cyr, Chief Administrative Officer for the Municipality of Clare. “Meanwhile, we hope that these donations can help reduce the strain on our friends and neighbours as we enter this unique holiday season.”
While food insecurity is a struggle in any given year, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to additional challenges for families in need. According to recent statistics from Feed Nova Scotia, 1 million kilograms of food were distributed to its 141-member food banks and meal programs provincewide, up 15% from the same period last year. The community of Clare is not untouched by these numbers. Once again, food donations and toiletries will be brought to the Clare Food Bank, while toy donations will be brought to Les papas Noël de Clare.
Unless otherwise instructed by public health authorities, residents are invited to drop off their donations at the Municipal Office (1185 Highway 1, Little Brook) Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. until Thursday, December 17, 2020.
Statement by the Warden of the Municipality of Clare in honour of National Francophone Immigration Week
We are celebrating the 8th edition of National Francophone Immigration Week from November 1 to 7—our first week in Clare as a welcoming Francophone community. This year's theme, “Ma couleur francophone,” promotes the diversity of cultures, ethnicities, histories and accents.
Francophone and Acadian communities have made Francophone immigration a national priority for their demographic and economic development needed to sustain the linguistic duality that defines Canada.
On behalf of Council for the Municipality of Clare, I would like to thank the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for entrusting our community with this promising three-year pilot project, in which $697,887 will be invested in Clare to promote the positive impact that French-speaking immigrants have on the Municipality of Clare.
National Francophone Immigration Week is a time for all Francophones to be proud of their thriving inclusive Francophone communities and to be involved in building an identity that is rich in its diversity.