Proclamation- Lyme Disease Awareness Month
MOVED: Deputy Warden Sheila Pelly
SECONDED: Councillor Neil Decoff
MOTION: WHEREAS Lyme disease is a serious illness caused by the bite of a blacklegged tick infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi; and
WHEREAS blacklegged ticks carrying a variety of diseases or illnesses can now be found in all parts of Nova Scotia; and
WHEREAS awareness, education and practicing preventative measures, such as daily tick checks and proper tick removal, can help reduce your chances of contracting tick borne diseases;
THEREFORE, be it resolved that I, Warden Vernon Pitts, on behalf of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, do hereby proclaim May 2018 as “Lyme Disease Awareness Month”.
African Heritage Month
With a strong and vibrant African Nova Scotian population in our Municipality, each February Council proclaims the entire month as African Heritage Month in MODG. At the Committee of the Whole meeting on February 4th, Council adopted the following proclamation:
PROCLAMATION IN CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN HERITAGE MONTH
WHEREAS the Government of Canada has deemed February as African Heritage Month;
WHEREAS the people of African ancestry contributed positively to the shaping of our Canadian Society;
WHEREAS the people of African ancestry have been residents of Nova Scotia for over four hundred years;
WHEREAS the Municipality of the District of Guysborough values and celebrates rich cultural diversity;
THEREFORE I, Warden Vernon Pitts, the Municipality of the District of Guysborough do hereby proclaim the Month of February as African Heritage Month in recognition of the achievements and contributions of the African Nova Scotian community. We will strive to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding among people while furthering pride, dignity and inspiration in those who identify with African Heritage.
Happy African Heritage Month to all!