Mayor's Corner

Working grow Melville

January 2024

There was a time that we thought winter would never come. Surprise! Surprise! Winter is here with its full vengeance – snowstorms, wind, bus cancellations and the chilling cold. But we see hope with the slow increase of the daylight sun and soon into another season.

I had the pleasure of attending the year-end Annual Meeting of the Melville and District Agri-Park Association on January 11, 2024, and was totally impressed by the summary of exciting activities and events that occurred at their site during the last and preceding years. All the best to President Jedlicka and the directorship as they continue to seek out new recreational and entertainment venues for our community. Good news from President Dubreuil of Suncrest College who informed us about the registration process now in place for Firefighter training at our Fire School with another session being offered later in the fall. Also presently offered is the Primary Care Paramedic Certification program. More Information is available at Suncrest College.

On January 17 Melville Comprehensive School hosted its first ever Melville and District Job Fair. The Job Fair included an afternoon session for students from Melville and Area and the evening session for our citizens. A host of organizations and local businesses were present to provide information on various employment and training opportunities in Melville and Area.  The Job Fair was a very successful Melville Comprehensive School initiative.

Hats off to the City Public Works Department who has been logging in 24- hour snow clearing operations during our recent winter storms. 

Did you know that the water we drink travels 32 kilometers from a deep well south of Killaly via a 16-inch pipeline?