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Oct 24, 2016
"Let Them Play" - Kings County Receives Provincial Innovation Award
Municipality of the County of Kings

KINGS COUNTY, NS: On Wednesday, September 28, the Kings County Recreation Group was presented with the 2016 Recreation Nova Scotia Innovation Award for its “Let Them Play” Project.

The project was a collaborative undertaking involving seven recreation departments, who were all struggling to find and support after school program leaders for the twenty-two Kings County schools. With funding from the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board, the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, Sport Nova Scotia, the Municipality of the County of Kings, and a RBC Learn to Play Community Grant, the group developed and implemented a mentorship program that saw two half time leadership mentors hired to support the many programs and leaders.

The impact of the mentorship program was felt immediately. By having ongoing contact with the many programs, the mentors were able to assess the needs of each program and, where additional training needs were identified, prepare and deliver the required support. At programs that needed little support, the mentors were able to observe and document best practices that could be shared with other programs and leaders. The result was a more consistent higher level of program quality. The work of the “Let Them Play” Project has been documented and shared widely in the recreation, active living, sport, health, and education sectors in Nova Scotia and across Canada.

The project continues with a focus on cultivating outdoor play and was recently awarded a second $25,000 RBC Learn to Play Grant.

“We know that quality after school programs contribute to healthy childhood development and social inclusion; important social determinants of health. Using an equity approach and appreciating that different communities require varying levels of support, the “Let Them Play” Project continues to address gaps through the development of quality after school programs, training and mentoring for program leaders, development of resources and tools, and promotion of outdoor play”
- Erin Todd, Healthy School Communities Consultant for the Annapolis Valley.

Active Living Coordinator
(902) 690-6153
Toll Free: 1-888-337-2999

Oct 18, 2016
Official Election Results
Municipality of the County of Kings
Click the Green Link above for a PDF of the Official Election Results.

David Poole
Returning Officer
(902) 698-9960
Toll Free: 1-888-337-2999

Sep 06, 2016
Municipal Complex Milestones
Municipality of the County of Kings
KINGS COUNTY, NS: the current Municipal Building’s lease will expire in October 2017 and the Municipality needs to move forward with the New Municipal Complex.

Work on the Municipal Complex began early in 2009 when the Department of Justice requested that the Municipality participate in a joint space study to redevelop the existing Municipal Complex facility. Since then, many options have been explored and evaluated. Council authorized the Warden and CAO to execute the Agreement of Purchase and Sale to sell the Municipal Complex to the province of Nova Scotia in 2015. The agreement provided a one-year lease with a one-time option for a six month extension. The one-time six-month extension was exercised later in 2015 when Council canceled the first RFP due to the bids being significantly over budget. The lease and its extension will expire in October 2017.

To help the public better understand the process undergone thus far we are providing a list of the Project’s Milestones including estimated future dates. You can find the list of Municipal Complex Milestones attached in the preceding pages.

Warden Brothers – “Our commitment to the residents of this County is to be as transparent as possible. By providing this information we hope that residents will see that Council’s decisions have followed a well thought out process”.

Jul 04, 2016
Listen Live to Meetings
Municipality of the County of Kings
You can now listen live to Municipal Meetings from the comfort of your home!

The Municipality of the County of Kings wishes to advise residents that on June 7th, 2016, Council approved the live broadcasting of both Council and Committee of the Whole meetings on the County website starting June 21st, 2016. Furthermore, Planning Advisory Committee meetings and Public Hearings will be made available as live broadcasts effective June 21st, 2016. Members of the public are advised that any comments made during the Public Comment section of any meeting will be broadcasted and recorded as part of the record.

Listeners have two options to gain access to the live broadcast:

1. Click the speaker icon next to the meeting on our main page. Note: this link is only made available during broadcast times.

2. Hover over “Our Council” from the top menu and click “Agendas and Minutes” or click Agendas and Minutes from the left hand Popular Links section. There you will find the broadcast player and can view the agenda while listening to the meeting.

Municipality of Kings Public Mapping Application (KMAP)
Training Videos:           Click here to open KMap

Upcoming Meeting Schedule
Thursday, October 27, 2016 7:00 pm
Planning application to allow a winery and associated uses at 677 Oak Island Road, Avonport (File 16-13)
Avonport Baptist Church - 508 Oak Island Road, Avonport

Tuesday, November 01, 2016 6:00 pm
Council Chambers, Municipal Complex
87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 7:00 pm
Planning application to allow a second semi-detached dwelling at 786/788 Cambridge Road, Cambridge (File 16-11)
Cambridge Community Centre, 5961 Hwy 1, Cambridge

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 9:00 am
Council Chambers, Municipal Complex
87 Cornwallis Street, Kentville

New Municipal Complex
Stantec Consulting is working with the Municipality of the County of Kings to design a new Municipal Complex to house the County's Council Chamber, municipal offices, and public works garage. Click the image below for more details.