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May 9, 2017

Municipal Council recently passed amendments to the Chester Village and Area planning documents that allow shipping containers to be used as accessory structures for commercial businesses zoned Highway Commercial outside of the Village boundary and north of Highway 3, inside the Village boundary.

Municipal Council are seeking input from residents on their opinion of allowing shipping co...

May 5, 2017

Voctada, on May 3rd, 2017, made a request of the Village of Chester Commission, at their regular monthly meeting, for help financing the replacement of the large blue signs at the East and West entrances to Chester on Highway #3. These were the primary entry signs for the Village of Chester.  Both signs have been destroyed by plows, time, poor design and the elements.

Despite the genera...

February 24, 2017

VOCTADA had asked me to do a review / study of the signage in the Village of Chester. Historically VOCTADA has been responsible for installing most of what I call the Public signage between Steven’s Road in the East and the Windsor Road on the West of the Village of Chester.

The first question I was asked when I started to study the problem was :

“WHAT DO YOU WANT YOUR SIGNAGE TO ACCOMPL...

February 24, 2017

An economic driver in the Municipality of Chester, the Visitor Information Centre is at risk of closing. Voctada urges Council to commit to funding and operating the VIC for 2017. And, that unless a proven viable alternative is found, Council will continue to fund and operate the Chester VIC. For more details, go to Breaking News.

A note to MODC Council:

Dear Councillors,

The tourism sect...

February 24, 2017

Municipal Council and Village Commission Agree to Collaborate on Water Study ?

Yesterday morning’s meeting between the Village Commission and Municipal Council was well attended. Village Chair, Ray Cambria spoke of the need for central water in the village, not only as a result of our current drought but also because of the need to plan for future climate change possibilities. Central w...

July 19, 2016

I welcomed the opportunity to join your association yesterday.

My wife and I have been part year residents in the Chester area for the past 9 years and VOCTADA now gives us a voice.  As you are looking for input, the one thing I am hopeful VOCTADA will lobby for is a complete repave of Hwy 3 from the centre of town, west past Marriotts Cove.  It is our western gateway and should welcome...

June 8, 2016

A few years ago, Roger Brooks, an expert in the fields of tourism and destination marketing, was hired by Tourism Nova Scotia to do an assessment of the communities along the Bluenose Coast, from Peggy's Cove to Bridgewater. A Nova Scotia firm was engaged to implement some of his recommendations, such as way-finding signage, maps and brochures.

In 2015, this same firm was the choice of...

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