Tom Taggart - District 10
138 Edgewood Road
Bass River, Nova Scotia
Tom Taggart is serving his second term as Councillor in District 10.
Tom is a lifetime resident of Bass River. He and his and wife of 37 years, Zylpha, have three children - Thomas, Alysse and Megan. In his employment as a Realtor, Tom represents Nova Scotia on the Political Action Committee of the Canadian Real Estate Association.
An active member of Council, Tom serves as Chair of the Planning Advisory and Sewer Used Appeals Committees. He is also a member of the Executive and Audit Committee, Nominating Committee, Business and Economic Development Committee and Dangerour and Unsightly Premises Committee. He also represents Colchester County on the Northern Region Waste Management Board.
Tom is also one of four elected officials from Nova Scotia on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). As an FCM Board Member, he serves on the standing committees for Enviornmental Issues and Sustainable Development, Community Safety and Crime Prevention, Conference Planning, the Rural Forum and a joint FCM Correctional Services of Canada Community Stakeholder Committee.
Community involvement includes the Bass River Volunteer Fire Brigade, past coach Jr. High girl's basketball and minor hockey, past School Advisory Council member, and Executive member of the Nova Scotia Secondary Wood Products Association.
About District 10
This area of the county is primarily rural and has one of the more scenic coast lines in the province. This is the main reason why it is a popular region for many who own seasonal residences here. It is home to one of the largest lakes in the County, Folly Lake. This lake and several others surrounding it, make up another popular spot for cottagers.
District 10 is home to the beautiful, municipally owned Five Islands Lighthouse Park. It is also home to the Kenomee Trail System that is situated in the Economy River Wilderness Area. The Thomas Cove Coastal Reserve Hiking Trails offer picturesque views of the Minas Basin, Cobequid Mountains and Five Islands. Like other districts, it is steeped in history. Londonderry was a steel producing centre in the late 19th century that boasted a hard working population of 5000.
Bounded on the north by the County line;
Bounded on the west by the County line;
Bounded on the south by the Cobequid Bay;
Bounded on the east by District 9 and District 7; and
Is comprised of the Communities of Lynn, Lower Five Islands, Five Islands, Simpson Lake, Lower Economy, Carrs Brook, Economy, Upper Economy, Little Bass River, Bass River, McCormack Lake, Castlereagh, Montrose, Portapique, Five Houses, Highland Village, Lornevale, Londonderry, Londonderry Station, East Village, Great Village, Little Dyke, Glenholme, Folly Mountain, Folly Lake, Hart Lake, Lower Debert and Masstown.