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  .

RCMP Advisement

RCMP would like to advise anyone using the Wreak Cove Road,  nearby highland roads and dams that over the winter some placed bolts and nails in the ground sticking up about 3-4 inches above the ground.  These now pose a very dangerous hazard to snowmobile or ATV drivers as the snow level drops to puncture a tire or catch a track or ski.  Nova Scotia Power is working to locate and remove as the ground thaws.
Police are asking anyone with information about these incidents or the suspect to contact Ingonish Beach RCMP at 902-285-2021 or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit a tip by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.
Cst Eric Latwaitis
Victoria County RCMP  – Baddeck Detachment

RCMP warn of another credit card scam in Victoria County .

February 18, 2016, Victoria County… Baddeck RCMP receive a new credit card scam complaint.

Baddeck RCMP would like to make the residents of Victoria County aware of a new credit card scam that might affect them.  The scammers call saying they are from Verified by Visa and that your credit card has been used in a suspicious purchase.  They will ask you to confirm the card number and expiry date to stop the charge.  Do not give out this information, Visa will have all this information. Ask the caller to provide their name, call back information and what bank issued the card, if they will not provide this information hang up.  When the scammer was asked what bank issued their card all the scammer could say was “Nova Scotia”, the card owner then hung up on them realizing it was a scam.  In this case the caller ID showed a United States phone number.

If you have question please call the local RCMP Detachment or the toll free number on the back of your credit.

“The art is not in making money, but in keeping it.” – Proverb

Contact person, Cst Eric Latwaitis, Victoria County RCMP

Baddeck RCMP: 902-295-2350 – Eric.latwaitis@rcmp-grc.gc.ca