TO THOSE BEAVER BANKERS THAT MAY BE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE
As the community of Beaver Bank Kinsac deals with the COVID-19 situation, we want to reach out to those that may be in need of assistance, whether it is food, picking up items or other needs. The Beaver Bank Community Awareness Association (BBCAA)and Beaver Bank Kinsac Lions Club (BBKLC)are here for you, the community. As evidenced by the various postings on this site, we are indeed a caring group of people and are looking after one another. If you know of anyone in need of assistance, whether it is you, a neighbour, a friend or a senior, please contact these organizations at the following numbers, leave a message, contact number and someone will be in touch.
BBCAA – 902 252-3291 or 902 865-1035
BBKLC – 902 864-8521
There will also be another delivery of sanitizer, no cost and no contact. Simply place a clean bottle outside on your steps, post your address or leave a message with address on one of the phone numbers and it will be delivered. This is a safe food grade sanitizer donated by Holland’s Pest Control, a fellow Beaver Banker.
For folks who have been recently laid off, check with your employer’s Employee Assistant Program. Most have mental health supports and counsellors available via telephone. Even if laid off, these services are available for up to six months after the job loss.
There is a national mental health hotline: 1-833-456-4566 or text “talk” to 686868
For younger residents, the Kid’s Help Phone is 1-800-668-6868
Healthy Minds Cooperative offer online Men’s Mental Health Peer-Support.
They have weekly check-ins to help men work through mental health challenges with acceptance and encouragement in a safe environment.
And finally, the Nova Scotia Mobile Mental Health Crisis line is: 1-888-429-8167
All of these services are available 24-7.
For any food requirements Beaver Bank residents can call:
902-252-3291 or 902-865-1035
In closing, as a community, I am sure we all offer our heartfelt condolences to the victims families, friends and loved ones of the senseless carnage that took place this past weekend. Our prayers to all.
150 – 10lb bags of Potatoes to give away to those in Beaver Bank who need them. Please call The Hub at 902-252-3291 to request a bag!
Please be advised that both Diabetes Canada and Make-A-Wish Foundation have temporarily suspended their pick up of used item donations at ALL of their bin locations due to COVID-19. Please do NOT place used items at any of these locations until further notice as they will unfortunately just be going to the landfill, and it also creates an unsightly mess in our community.
It would be greatly appreciated by both organizations if you could please hold on to your items until pick -ups have resumed or even contact Diabetes Canada to arrange for them to pick up from your home once the pandemic is over.
Official message from Diabetes Canada
Thank you and Stay Safe!
“Don’t Panic!” This line popped to mind this week. For those that have read or watched “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” would be familiar with the line and the theme. How does it apply to our lives today, no matter how bad things get we look for that silver lining.
These days we find ourselves being asked to keep our personal space of 2 metres, avoid unnecessary travel or even self imposed quarantine and then trying to figure out how not to go stir crazy.
What opportunities do we have before us in these trying times?
First item on the list is as we prepare for Easter or Passover we have the tradition of spring cleaning, so take the time over the next few weeks and clean the cabinets move the stove and fridge and air out your place. If you need supplies and cannot go out call someone or see if your neighbour needs anything if you go out, time to help each other in the little things.
Second opportunity is to look over your place and see what projects you can finish, that you have avoided because you (insert your excuse).
Thirdly, you can look over your place and choose its time to repaint, rearrange or make out a list of new projects you can plan out.
Don’t like these options, see who you can help by doing deliveries, calling to chat with anyone who is shut in or if your bold create an opportunity for a new business venture.
If this still is not good, you could take up some painting (Online classes) and Dollar Store for supplies. Write a book, research your family history. Take a day to binge watch your favourite movies/shows (only a day, not a week). Find your own way to be productive.
Above all Don’t Panic!
Beaver Bank Community Centre is CLOSED.
All events, rentals and programs are cancelled until further notice.
Effective Tuesday, March 17 all municipally owned recreation facilities, community centres and arenas will be closed, and all programs and bookings will be suspended until further notice. While facilities will be open Monday, we encourage residents to stay home if possible and avoid facilities if they are feeling unwell or have recently travelled outside of Nova Scotia.
Beaver Bank Kinsac Lions Club
Due to the threat of COVID-19, the Lions Club will be closed until further notice. This action is in keeping with measures being taken by local authorities. It is a time of uncertainty and every measure must be taken to do our part to ensure the safety of our Lions and guests.
Presentation for the Northwest Planning Advisory Committee Wednesday January 8th @ 7pm is CANCELLED but will be rescheduled for next month – details to follow!
Northwest Community Council meeting rescheduled For Jan 13 7PM at BBKCC
The name/organization/persons who will be presenting (up to two people may present);
Beaver Bank Community Watch(Lyle Mailman)
· A brief outline of the topic and substance of the presentation (only one topic per presentation is permitted);
The Beaver Bank Road has high numbers of construction vehicles from quarry operations in East Uniacke, The Windgate Intersection continues to need improvements, and a speed limit/safety review need to be completed. The development moratorium is taking money from long term residents that are looking to downsize and stay in their community.
· The outcome sought by the presentation (i.e. whether there is an “ask” of the TSC, or if it is only for informational purposes, etc).
That Beaver Bank Road gets the intersection upgrades and collector roads(Margeson Drive/Aerotech Connector), required to allow further safe development.
Letter to the editor Beaver Bank Transit – Google Docs
Anyone can email : BeaverBankTransit@gmail.com
I’ve started a Facebook group
‘North Beaver Bank Need a lift?’
People can connect and offer, get rides to and from the Community Centre until we get the bus back.
Also posting updates on ‘Beaver Bank Community Watch’ group and the ‘Beaver Bank Transit’ page.
Lyke Mailman is currently working on a petition with our councillor, Deputy Mayor Blackburn, that we’ll present at
Northwest Community Council on January 13th and to City Council January 14th.