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Kings County offices will be closed all day Tuesday, January 27, 2015 due to the expected storm.
Jan 21, 2015
Recreation Department
The Kings County Active Kids, Healthy Kids Committees have funds available to support physical activity initiatives that improve health through increasing physical activity levels of children and youth in Kings County. The fund is designed to support community projects and programs that enable youth and their families to lead physically active lifestyles. Over the years, Active Kids, Healthy Kids grants have supported a wide variety of programs and initiatives, ranging from archery to swimming and more.

If you have a program, or an idea for a program, this is your opportunity to get some funding support. To learn more about Active Kids, Healthy Kids or to get an application, please contact:
Western Kings County: Steve Raftery, 690-6153 or sraftery@county.kings.ns.ca
Eastern Kings County: Nichole Lutz, 690-6124 or nlutz@county.kings.ns.ca

The next deadline for applications is February 20, 2015.

The Kings County Active Kids, Healthy Kids Funds are cooperative projects of:
• Eastern Kings Memorial Health Foundation
• Kings County Community Health Boards
• Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness
• Recreation Departments within Kings County
• Western Kings Memorial Health Society

Jan 19, 2015
Municipality of the County of Kings
The Municipality of the County of Kings and the Town of Berwick have officially finalized an agreement to guarantee 24/7 police service throughout Kings County and the Town. This initiative began in 2011 as a pilot project and will now continue indefinitely.
The agreement, which ensures faster call response times and enhanced public safety for Berwick residents and surrounding areas was signed by Warden Diana Brothers and Mayor Don Clarke today at the Municipal Complex in Kentville. Inspector Christine MacNaughton of Kings RCMP and representatives of the Department of Justice and were also present.
The joint police services agreement allows both municipal units to use available resources in the most effective and efficient way possible. Warden Brothers was pleased that this finalized agreement shows that the pilot project was successful and that regional cooperation between the two units is alive and well. She said, “This approach has been proven several times over to be the most effective solution.” Mayor Clarke was pleased to once again be partnering with the County for the benefit of Berwick Residents. “The people of Berwick have a new policing model that ensures cost increases can be minimized without service reduction – this partnership ensures that.”
The agreement will now be forwarded to the Minister of Justice for approval.

Jan 16, 2015
Waterville Youth Facility Pool Notice
Recreation Department
All Drop in Swims at the Waterville Pool are running as of Saturday, January 17th 2015

Jan 14, 2015
Two Talks in Honour of Martin Luther King Day
Municipality of the County of Kings
The Race Relations and Anti-Discrimination Committee, in partnership with Acadia University, would like to invite you to two talks to be given in honour of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 19, 2015 in the Fountain Learning Commons at Acadia University. They are:

Conscience for Change: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Canada’s Massey Lectures, 1967: This talk will be held from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Fountain Learning Commons at Acadia University. Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost, Harrison McCain Visiting Professor in History & Classics, will speak about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Massey Lecture series in Canada and present the central themes of Dr. King’s five lectures, and examine the historical context in which they were delivered, both nationally and internationally

Looking Back to Move Forward -Reflections on Martin Luther King’s Dream and Contemporary Experiences of Racism in Today’s Society: this event will take place at the Fountain Learning Commons at Acadia University from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. The 2014 Acadia observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday will be an opportunity for participants to reflect on the current state of racism and race relations in our society, within the context of King’s dream. Following a keynote address by Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard, participants will discuss global and local issues and identify strategies for moving forward.

Please see the attached notice for more information.

Dec 16, 2014
Municipality of the County of Kings
For the second year in a row, Kings County Employees will average less than 5 days of sick time for the year. Kings County has seen a dramatic decrease in sick time usage over the years from an average of 11.76 days in 2010 through improved attendance management, sick leave language, and organizational restructuring. Chris Moore, Human Resources Specialist with Kings County, had this to say, “We have worked really hard to improve our attendance at Kings County over the past 4 years. The Executive Team of Local 2618 worked with Management and Council to change our sick leave language through collective bargaining which has helped to reduce sick time usage.”

Warden Brothers is pleased that as a result of many of the changes adopted by Council since 2010, Kings County leads the pack in sick days with lower average usage than the private sector (8.2 days), federal (15.2 days), provincial (12.65 days), and many Nova Scotia municipal governments. “I am proud of what staff has accomplished. Our Municipality and citizens are very busy and it is vital that we have such an engaged and committed staff working to provide customer service to our residents.”

Having a low rate of absenteeism means increased savings, less required replacement coverage, and better overall morale for the Municipality. Administration at Kings County will continue to look for ways to build on these successes and create an employment atmosphere that is positive for staff and meets the goals of the organization.

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