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Public Hearings September 9, 2020

The Municipality of Cumberland will be holding Public Hearings on the following topics:

  • Public Sewer By-Law
  • Local Improvement By-Law

Date of Public Hearings: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Public Hearings are open to the public and ensure residents have an opportunity to provide Council their comments and concerns regarding the by-laws. During the COVID-19 pandemic Council is holding virtual meetings.

For methods on how to particpate please read more

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Natal Day Hours 2020

In recognition of Natal Day, Service Centres be observing holiday time on Monday, August 3, 2020. 

Service Centres will reopen, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at current business operating hours.

For emergencies with public sewer, water or bylaw enforcement, during this time please call (902) 667-2358

Special Council Meeting

It was the consensus of Council to have the Shinimicas Department attend a Council Meeting in August 19, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. to make a presentation to Council on the requirements for the proposed new fire hall and equipment

Temporary phone number for Parrsboro Service Centre

As we continue to adjust to our new Service Centre location in Parrsboro we have realized that our phone lines are still unavailable. Please use 902-664-4953 as we continue to resolve the phone line situation. 

Municipality of Cumberland to go blue this weekend!!

The Municipality of Cumberland is participating in Operation Bluenose this weekend with light-ups planned around the municipality. Operation Bluenose, a three-night vigil, is planned for this weekend to recognize the strength of Nova Scotians and honour those we have lost this year.

Municipal locations which will be illuminated in blue include:

• E.D. Fullerton Building, Upper Nappan

• Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre, Springhill

• Parrsboro Bandstand

• Wentworth Firehall

You can also take part by lighting up your own homes or businesses in blue. Images shared on social media can be included by using the hashtag #OperationBluenose.

We remind those going to check out or photograph the illuminated structures to please follow all Nova Scotia Government COVID-19 public health measures, guidelines, and restrictions.

For more information on Operation Bluenose, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/OperationBluenose/

Cliffs of Fundy Achieves UNESCO Global Geopark Designation

The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark, spanning the Fundy shore of Cumberland and Colchester counties from Apple River to Lower Truro, has officially been named a “UNESCO Global Geopark”. The prestigious designation was announced today at a meeting of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Executive Board in Paris and is anticipated to be a catalyst for tourism growth in Nova Scotia.

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Final call for feedback on the former Parrsboro town hall

A report detailing the $800,000+ required repairs can be found at this link: https://cumberlandcounty.ns.ca/building-condition-assessment-for-4030-eastern-ave-parrsboro.html

To have your feedback on the fate building considered please:

email -  

or

mail - 1395 Blair Lake Rd Amherst, N.S. B4H 3Y4

DEADLINE FOR FEEDBACK IS JULY 10th

Miners Memorial Drive Detour

There will be a detour due to construction on Miners Memorial Drive in Springhill starting July 1, 2020.

The project is scheduled to take about 2 - 3 weeks. Miners Memorial Drive with be closed near Main Street and a detour will be in place. For a visual of the detour click here.

This construction project is to address the Hurricane Dorian washout that occurred next to the Community Centre in 2019. It will include replacement of the culvert across Miners memorial Drive and daylighting of the culvert between Miners Memorial Drive and the Community Centre.