Municipal Candidate’s Questionnaire

“Don’t try to be somebody you’re not because it doesn’t work. If you try to be this perfect person or perfect persona of what you think that somebody should be when they’re involved in public office, it’s just not going to work. Just be yourself, stay true to your core values, and really just stay abreast of the issues” – Ben Quayle

The EHCC wishes to thank the 16 candidates who completed our survey of questions from our membership.  The East Hants business community is vibrant and growing. A core role of EHCC is to advocate on behalf of our membership on issues that affect them.  This is achieved through a strong working relationship with council and staff of the municipality.  The relationship is based on mutual respect and appreciation of the challenges each role faces and a desire to improve the opportunity for businesses to succeed.  We hope that the two candidates who do not appreciate that relationship and chose not to complete the survey will educate themselves on EHCC.

To read a candidate’s responses please click on their highlighted name below:

District 1

Cecil Dixon

District 2

Norval Mitchell

Stephen King

District 3

Eldon Hebb

William (willy) Versteeg

District 4

Kim Williams

Pam Macinnis

District 5

Keith Rhyno

District 6

Greg Grant

Nancy Pick

Wayne Greene

District 7

Heather Smith

John A. Macdonald

District 8

Cyril Mcdonald

District 9

John Kingston

Elie Moussa

District 10

James Smith

District 11

Eleanor Roulston

Member Services


Hello East Hants!
Here's some good news for you all! The long awaited opening of the East Hants Aquatic Center!Swimmers up! After a false start in March the East Hants Aquatic Centre will officially open on July 22, 2020.

Our programming will look very different from what we had planned but there will be opportunities for lane swimming, aquatic fitness classes and a special “bring your pod of 10” swim schedule. Swimmers will need to register and pay in advance.

More details to come next week!!

We’re excited to finally open up to the public and introduce you to the new East Hants Aquatic Centre.

So swimmers... take your mark, get set and be ready to dive right in on July 22.
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Deadline for the Reopening and Support Grant has been extended to July 17th.To support more small businesses, we’ve extended the deadline for the Reopening and Support Grant to Friday, July 17.

The Reopening and Support Grant helps eligible small businesses affected by COVID-19 by providing them with a one-time grant, as well as a business continuity voucher for advice and support from a business consultant.

You can find information on eligibility and how to apply at
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Ever wonder what the Chamber of Commerce does when not hosting events?

Many of you may not know that there are volunteers, who are business folks such as yourself, working behind the scenes, advocating for the businesses on important issues surrounding COVID, and also community issues, such as Doctor Recruitment, Affordable Housing and Public Transit. They meet with government officials to discuss the important issues and often join forces with other organizations that are focused on the same goals and outcomes. We understand the importance of a strong community.

If you are experiencing any roadblocks or issues, we want to hear from you. You can reach us at (902) 883-1010 or email us at
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Rediscover Nova Scotia. Where will you be visiting in Nova Scotia this weekend? ... See MoreSee Less

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Summertime is a great time to catch up on some reading.

There are so many great self-help books out there for business owners and entrepreneurs. From Simon Sinek’s “Start With Why” to “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey, they can cover a wide variety of topics and there are so many to choose from!

Help us create a Members' Top Picks list and share what books you enjoyed the most!
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Sep 21

Microsoft Office 365 – Your Business Online

September 21 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sep 22

Dollars and ‘Sense’

September 22 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sep 22

Project Management Essentials

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sep 23

Transformational Leadership Level 2

September 23 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm