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Help on the way for tree-cutting across Cumberland County

The provincial coordination centre is deploying resources to Cumberland County and the towns of Amherst and Oxford beginning Saturday to assist with tree-cutting across the region.

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County recognizes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

During Cumberland municipal council’s regular meeting on Wednesday, Sept.28, Deputy Mayor Jennifer Houghtaling read a proclamation declaring Friday, Sept.30, as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in the Municipality of Cumberland.

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Pugwash community surpasses $500,000 library target

(From left) Deputy Mayor and District 3 Coun. Jennifer Houghtaling, Pugwash library fundraising committee members Dennice Leahey and Elizabeth Clarke and Cumberland County Mayor Murray Scott stand in front of the new library in Pugwash. Darrell Cole – Municipality of Cumberland

When Pugwash’s new 3,700-square-foot library was announced several months ago, Dennice Leahey and Elizabeth Clarke had little doubt they’d have any difficult achieving the challenge of raising $500,000 in the community.

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River Hebert police meeting postponed, new dates set

Due to the continued power outage, the police review meeting scheduled for Tuesday night in RIver Hebert is postponed until next Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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Cumberland REMO says threat from hurricane Fiona is real

Cumberland County REMO is urging residents to take the threat posed by hurricane Fiona seriously and prepare now. The storm is expected to begin affecting the region Friday with high winds, heavy rain and the potential for storm surge along the Northumberland Strait. Environment Canada graphic

Officials with Cumberland County REMO are reminding people they need to take the threat posed by hurricane Fiona very seriously.

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Municipality seeks tips on suspicious fires in region

RCMP and the Municipality of Cumberland are encouraging anyone with information on a series of suspicious fires to come forward.

A series of suspicious fires in rural Cumberland County has the municipality’s director of protective services urging people to report anything suspicious they may have seen in the area.

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Cumberland County residents urged to be prepared for Fiona

The Municipality of Cumberland’s acting director of protective services Allen Cole (left) speaks with Mike Johnson, Jim Hannon and Bill Ireland. Darrell Cole/Municipality of Cumberland

The Municipality of Cumberland’s acting director of protective services is urging people to be prepared for the worst as Nova Scotia appears to be in the crosshairs of a major tropical storm.

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Time of River Hebert policing meeting on Sept. 27 changed

The time of the public engagement session on policing in River Hebert on Tuesday, Sept. 27, is being moved to later in the day.

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