October 21, 2022: The outcome of the Call for Nominations for the RMB Municipal General Election, resulted in only one Nomination for Mayor.
CONGRATULATIONS go out to: Mayor Elect – Garth Gillis
Council Acclaimed October 22, 2022 – The Call for Nominations for the RMB Municipal General Election, also resulted in seven Nominations for the six Councillor positions; however, one of those Nominees officially dropped out on October 22nd.
Consequently… Congratulations also go out to ACCLAIMED Councillors:
- Bryson, Katherine Elizabeth of Iona
- Carter, Trisha of Wood Islands
- Docherty, Lynn of Mount Buchanan
- Gamble, Billy of Belle River
- Kinnee, James M. of Eldon
- McGivern, Charley of Iona
Draft Official Plan – Deferred! October 19, 2022 – Due to the extensive damage and power outages across our Municipality from Hurricane Fiona; due to the many comments provided by the residents; and due to the considerable interest of the residents in continued dialogue; Council has decided to DEFER the matter of the Official Plan and Development Bylaw.
This deferral will allow residents more time to look at the NEW DRAFTS, now on the RMB Website; provide additional comments for Council to consider; and more time for Council to consider next steps.
The consultation process will continue in 2023 (to be announced). Thanks everyone for your continued interest in the future direction of our Municipality!
Hurricane Fiona caused considerable devastation across the Island and across our Municipality. As a result, Sponsors, Staff and Volunteers stepped up to provide area residents most in need, with a Warming Centre and Reception Centre. This Warming Centre provided a Soup Kitchen, Shower Facilities, Charging Station, WIFI, and general support. This facility operated from September 27th through October 11th. It was only possible because of the dedication and support provided by:
Northumberland Ferries Limited and Staff
Rural Municipality of Belfast Council and Staff
Wood Islands and Area Development Corp. and Staff
And the Numerous Volunteers!
A special shout-out to Jill Harris and Ashley Feschuk!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!