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Little Brook, NS – August 19, 2019: Site improvements have taken place this spring and summer at Cape Saint Mary Lighthouse Park to improve accessibility and to encourage longer stays.

A two-unit restroom facility including one accessible toilet opened at the park in late July 2019. The Municipality of Clare hired JD Composites Inc. to build the shelter housing the toilets using PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) core foam green technology. The equivalent of 26,000 recycled standard plastic bottles PET were used for the project. This long-lasting material lends itself well to outdoor applications due to its resistance to rot, mildew, insects and wind.

Additional site improvements include:

• a wheelchair-accessible cement walkway from parking lot to picnic shelter;
• general landscaping of the grounds;
• a recycling station modelled after the provincial park systems;
• wood cladding and crushed gravel around the base of Lost to the Sea memorial;
• a concrete bench.

Site improvements were funded by the Municipality of Clare and a provincial beautification program from the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. The concrete bench was donated by Laura and Louis Maillet in memory of their son Daniel Paul Maillet, who was lost at sea in 2006.

The park was officially opened on July 5, 2018, with an unveiling of a monument dedicated to those who lost their lives at sea. The park includes a picnic shelter, interpretive panels and a viewing scope.

For more information, visit the Cape Saint Mary Lighthouse Park Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/capesaintmarylighthousepark/ and website https://capsaintemarie.ca/en/

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Settled in 1768 and incorporated in 1879, the Municipality of Clare is located at the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia with approximately 8,000 residents. The Municipality of Clare is the only municipality in the province that conducts business and offers services in both official languages, French and English.

Media Contact / Interviews:
Larry Peach
Tourism Manager
Municipality of Clare
902-769-2031 or 902-769-8555

On July 3 at Villa Acadienne in Meteghan, the Municipality of Clare had the honour of taking part in the official announcement of the construction of a new long-term care facility in Clare. Thank you to the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness for recognizing the importance of offering a welcoming and safe environment for our residents and seniors that reflects the unique identity of our Acadian community. A special thanks to board, management and staff of Villa Acadienne for taking such great care of our loved ones.

Read the announcement by Nova Scotia’s Department of Health and Wellness: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20190703002&fbclid=IwAR2B5A8WHrVgLKgbpX9wOlWtYiGR78x4TP3duO16jBkoTyFq6ERWILYjomw

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Minister of Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey announces the construction of a new long-term care facility in Clare.

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Residents of Villa Acadienne welcome the announcement of a new facility.

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Left to right : Marcel Cottreau, Villa Acadienne Board Chair; Ronnie LeBlanc, Warden of the Municipality of Clare; Lucille Maillet, Villa Acadienne Administrator; the Honourable Randy Delorey, Minister of Health and Wellness; the Honourable Gordon Wilson, MLA for Clare-Digby

Pursuant to Section 168 of the Municipal Government Act, the Municipality of the District of Clare HEREBY GIVES NOTICE of its intention to pass a by-law respecting subdivision. The proposed by-law may be inspected at the Municipal Office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday or by clicking this link. By-Law No. 37 - A By-Law Respecting Subdivisions (PDF)

Council will consider any submissions respecting the proposed by-law. To this end, the Chief Administrative Officer will, prior to Council’s final reading of the by-law, inquire at the July 17, 2019 Meeting of Council as to whether any person wishes to be heard by Council in relation to the by-law. In the event any person wishes to have written submissions available for review by Council prior to the Council meeting, a copy of the submission must be delivered to the Municipal Office to the attention of the Chief Administrative Officer prior to 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2019.

It was a beautiful day for an open house! On June 15, 2019, members of the Saint Bernard Fire Department welcomed approximately 150 people to their new fire hall to celebrate and to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. This space will help firefighters better serve and protect the people of Saint-Bernard and surrounding areas and will also serve as a community space for the municipality. Thank you to the directors, firefighters and auxiliary members for a great day—and congratulations!

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The Municipality of Clare wishes to express its condolences to the family and friends of Delphis J. Comeau. A pillar of the community, Mr. Comeau dedicated more than 30 years to public service, notably as Clerk-Treasurer of the Municipality of Clare. We, like many, were touched by his life and grieve with the community at his loss.


To honour the passing of former Clerk-Treasurer Delphis J. Comeau, flags at the office of the Municipality of Clare will be lowered to half-mast on June 20, 2019.


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