A video on snowmobiling in Victoria County.

VIEW VIDEO at  https://vimeo.com/122316745

A web marketing video produced by Skyline Studio for the County of Victoria, Cape Breton, filmed in Baddeck, Nova Scotia for the purpose of tourism promotion. The video features the Inverary Inn, Baddeck Forks Golf Club and the Annual Ride for Dad Event (in support of prostate cancer).
The County of Victoria has more 365km of groomed snowmobiling trails that lead into Highlands of Cape Breton and connect to Margaree, Cheticamp, Whycocomagh and points beyond.

Baddeck And Area Cat Rescue – new organization.

Baddeck & Area Cat Rescue- new non-profit organization. We are a group of volunteers who are committed to reducing the population of feral cats, and finding new homes for abandoned cats, in Baddeck and surrounding area. Please join our Facebook Group: BaddeckCatRescue. You can post photos of cats & kittens needing good homes; or if you are looking for a kitty you can post there too. We are also setting up a scheme for Trap/Neuter/Release, where we rent out humane cat traps to people who have a feral / stray cat problem & we will pay towards the sterilization in association with the Baddeck Vet Clinic. The cats can then go back into their familiar surroundings provided there is food & shelter for them. Some might be re-homable. We are looking for donations to help with the cost of this sterilization program. PayPal or e-transfer toBaddeckCatRescue@gmail.com or drop off your cash or cheque donation at The Antiques Boutique in Baddeck – no amount is too small! If you have a feral cat problem – please contact the group administrators Lisa Holt-Jones, Donna Johnson or Dale Stone. Thank you.

Community Connections – A New Project.

Community Connections:

Our Baddeck website (www.ourbaddeck.com), along with community members Jennifer Ripley and Tammy MacSween, have been talking since a couple of weeks about adding a new page to the community website.

The mission of this new page, to be called Community Connections, would be to welcome new people to the area by connecting the newcomers with friendly residents who would introduce the newbies to businesses, institutions, programs and personalities within our community.  For example, we might try and connect a retiring couple from away with local retired couple or with somebody who moved here a few years ago and has gone through the same “getting acquainted” issues.  We might try and connect a new family interested in small farming with members of the Farmer’s Market community.  Young families with children would be interested in playgroups for kids, schooling issues, daycare options, recreation programs, service clubs, etc.  Jobs and business opportunities could be promoted under the Community Connections site.   Supporting and welcoming new residents to our community would be the focus of this site.

We will start with a welcome package folder that would give you some of the basic information such as when is the garbage picked up, who is your county councillor, location of the employment centre, how to get a doctor or a dentist, brochures from local businesses, welcome to the community coupons. Eventually we would hope to develop a business directory – where do you find a electrician, carpenter or a mechanic. Where can you get a pizza, lumber, firewood, rent a house, buy a home / land.

To develop this program we need volunteers – if you feel you could help in any way or can offer advice  please drop us an e mail at ourbaddeck@gmail.com  .