Trail Work on Trans Canada Trail

PUBLIC WORKS NOTICE

Re: Trail Work (Sept.10, 2020)

The Town would like to advise residents’ that staff will be working on the Trans Canada Trail (Airport Route) this afternoon (Thursday, Sept.10, 2020) to remove fallen trees from the trail. This is the route running from Park Road to Smelt Brook Park. Please take caution, use of the Trenton Park trails is preferred to keep pedestrians as safe as possible while work is completed on the TCT. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your cooperation.

Update: Sept.11, 2020

Trail work will continue on the TCT today (Friday, Septmeber 11, 2020).

Update: Sept.16, 2020

Trail work will continue on the TCT today (Wednesday, Septmeber 16, 2020).

Summer Street Program: Seniors Outdoor & Yard Maintenance

Are you a senior living in Pictou County? Do you need help with outdoor or yard maintenance?

In partnership with the PICTOU COUNTY COUNCIL OF SENIORS, Summer Street is providing FREE outdoor and yard maintenance to seniors in Pictou County.

These services will only be offered for free for a LIMITED TIME.

We do everything from yard clean-up and mowing to painting decks and piling wood. 

To arrange an appointment, please call: 902-921-0868 or 902-755-2625. 

This pilot project is generously supported by Employment & Social Development Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Community-Based Project Grant to provide services for Canadians aged 65 and older age in place, as part of a healthy and balanced life.

Residential Lead Sampling

As part of Health Canada’s efforts to reduce lead concentrations in drinking water, municipalities are now conducting lead sampling in residentials homes. The Town of Trenton is seeking the participation of 22 homeowners who suspect they may have a lead service line, lead soldering in their plumbing, or lead fixtures, and would like their water tested. Trenton’s water distribution system continuously meets the Health Canada Guidelines for lead in drinking water. However, some houses are known to have lead piping, soldering, and fixtures, which can contribute to increased lead concentrations in drinking water. Sampling will involve collecting a 1L sample of water after a period of 6 hours where no water has been used. Sampling will be conducted once annually during the warmest months, with the possibility of increased sampling depending on the results. If more than 22 residents request to be part of the study, the Town’s Water Works Dept. will choose 22 residential homes which best represent the focus of the study. The resident’s chosen will be contacted, and informed when sampling can begin. Sampling bottles will be supplied by the Town of Trenton. For more information, or to sign up, please contact:

Dan Campbell
Director of Water Works
Tel: 902-752-1450

PCREN Expands Services & Virtual Adviser Program

Pictou County Regional Enterprise Network (PCREN) expands business support services;Introduces Virtual Adviser Program

(Pictou County, NS) - In an effort to further assist Pictou County companies adjusting to the impacts of COVID-19, the PCREN has expanded its business support services by introducing a new Virtual Adviser Program.

Powered by On-Demand Talent Platform BoomersPlus, this free program will match qualified Pictou County companies with a seasoned Adviser to help their business manage and recover from COVID-19. Virtual Advisers are experienced professionals from across Canada representing a full range of disciplines, industries and environments, willing to share their lessons learned.

“We know that local businesses have experienced an unprecedented level of change and uncertainty in recent months, and we are excited to make this type of personalized support available.  Selected businesses will be matched to talented and experienced Business Advisers from across the country,” says Sarah MacIntosh-Wiseman, CEO of the PCREN. “We are confident that these connections will result in effective, tangible solutions to help our local businesses move forward successfully.”

Businesses can apply on the PCREN website - pictoucounty.com/advisorprogram/  Applications will be reviewed by PCREN staff. There are a limited number of spots available in the program, so businesses are encouraged to apply before July 15th. If accepted, businesses will be matched with a Virtual Adviser from a network of thousands of professionals based on the business need or challenge. On a mutually agreed schedule, the businesses will meet virtually with their business adviser to discuss the challenges and find potential solutions.

"The Virtual Adviser Program is a natural evolution of our mandate – to help organizations and communities leverage the wisdom and experience of seasoned professionals. We are excited to partner with the Nova Scotia RENS to help small businesses struggling through the challenging economic environment created by the COVID-19 crisis, said Kevin MacIntyre, VP, Marketing, BoomersPlus.

"Participants will have access to four to six calls over a two to three-month period, with the potential for an extension. To participate, businesses must be located in Pictou County and able to complete four to six phone calls with an adviser along with any follow-up work necessary for the duration of the program.

The PCREN is launching this program in partnership with the Nova Scotia Regional Enterprise Network (NS REN). Regional Enterprise Networks lead a collaborative approach to economic development and supporting business growth. To learn more, visit https://nsrens.ca

To learn more about BoomersPlus, visit https://www.boomersplus.com 

pdf (PC REN Press Release - July 02, 2020) (239 KB)

Trenton Park Revitalization - April 2020 Status Report

Trenton Park Revitalization - April 2020 Status Report

pdf Trenton Park Revitalization - April 2020 Status Report (569 KB)