Richmond MLA Responds to Council's Snow Removal Concerns

Image Credit
Telile Community Television
Translate video
To translate this video to French or another language:
  1. Start playing the video
  2. Click CC at bottom right
  3. Click the gear icon to its right
  4. Click Subtitles/CC
  5. Click Auto-translate
  6. Select language you want

Richmond MLA Responds to Council's Snow Removal Concerns

ARICHAT - The Progressive Conservative MLA for Richmond says he has spoken to local municipal councillors about the road-clearing efforts of Nova Scotia Department of Public Works (DPW) crews in Richmond County, and he understands their desire to speak to the department's local office and its minister, Kim Masland. 

During an interview with Roundtable host Adam Cooke, Boudreau said he understands the frustration of councillors and local residents with the DPW protocols that see major 100-series highways cleared immediately after a snow event, with smaller highways coming next and rural roads often left without significant snow clearance until 24 hours after a major weather event begins. 

"It's reasonable for [councillors] to request why this has been the approach that the province has always taken," said Boudreau, noting that the staggered system predates his time as an MLA and his party's election to government in 2021. "I'm happy to sit in on those meetings...and if councillors have suggestions for improvement, I think it's important for them to be able to voice those."

Also on this week's Roundtable:

10:38 - Richmond Warden Amanda Mombourquette explains the importance of having a uniform promotional strategy for all emergency comfort centres that set up shop in the aftermath of a major weather event and/or power outage. 

14:36 - Richmond MLA Trevor Boudreau and provincial Acadian Affairs Minister Colton LeBlanc (21:52) explain new provincial funding designed to promote the recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals for Nova Scotia's Mi'kmaq and Acadian communities. 

33:53 - Richmond council addresses several issues regarding heritage and culture within the county, including the approval of new criteria for Heritage Properties within the municipality and the commitment of $10,000 towards the Association Portuaire du Petit de Grat for the development of a monument celebrating the community's Acadian heritage, culture and history. 

41:16 - A provincial bill designed to override the Halifax Regional Municipality's noise by-law to allow the expansion of housing construction in the urban centre is not sitting well with Richmond Municipal Council or Warden Amanda Mombourquette. 

47:35 - Richmond District RCMP Constable Jeff Pierre offers tips to avoid frauds and scams to a special seniors' gathering at St. Louis Parish Hall in Louisdale.  

Comments

We encourage comments which further the dialogue about the stories we post. Comments will be moderated and posted if they follow these guidelines:

  • be respectful
  • substantiate your opinion
  • do not violate Canadian laws including but not limited to libel and slander, copyright
  • do not post hateful and abusive commentary or any comment which demeans or disrespects others.

The Community Media Portal reserves the right to reject any comments which do not adhere to these minimum standards.

Add new comment

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Video Upload Date: March 8, 2023

TV TELILE is a unique community television station in Nova Scotia. They are found on Channel 10 using an antenna, Channel 4 on the EastLink cable system in western Richmond County, and on Channel 5 on the Seaside cable system in eastern Richmond County. They are also on the Seaside cable system along Eastern Cape Breton from New Waterford and Glace Bay to Louisbourg and St Peters, and is now on the Bell Satellite system on Channel 536!

TELILE seeks the stories, achievements and scenes of our local neighborhood. We also enjoy joining with other communities in story, music and song.

Whether we are at a high school graduation, a summer festival, concerts, grand openings, municipal council meetings or just showing the beauty of our island, we celebrate our culture.

Maritimes
-
Arichat NS

Recent Media