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Winter Parking Restrictions 2021 - 2022

Parking is restricted on municipal streets the communities of Parrsboro and Springhill between midnight and 7 a.m. or at any other time that could interfere with snow clearing operations.

Vehicles left unattended during these times may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s cost and risk.

Please remember that snow from private residences is not allowed to be pushed into or across a municipal street, by either a resident or private contractor removing snow for a resident or business.

These temporary parking restrictions shall be in full force and effect from November 20, 2021 until April 15, 2022.

Review of November 2, 2021 Special Council Meeting

Council of the Municipality of Cumberland for a special council meeting on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The meeting opened with a territorial acknowledgement.

The only item on the agenda was a public hearing regarding a dangerous and unsightly property at 8 Herrett Road, Springhill. The property was ordered to have all structures and debris removed and disposed of in an appropriate facility by November 10, 2021.  

The next public council meeting will be November 24, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. A committee of the whole meeting will be held November 17, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. Formal minutes of the November 2nd meeting will be available within 24 hours of the meeting.

Review of October 27, 2021 Public Council Meeting

Council of the Municipality of Cumberland met via zoom for a Public Council Meeting on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. The meeting opened with a territorial acknowledgement.

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Committee of the Whole Review October 20, 2021

Committee of the Whole (COW) met via zoom on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. The meeting opened with a territorial acknowledgement and a moment of silence for the young life lost in Southampton this week.

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Mayor Scott's comments on Southampton tragedy

"This week, we’ve had another tragic loss in our municipality with the incident in Southampton. At this time, my thoughts and prayers and those of council and staff are with the family and community. A sincere thank you to the dedicated first responders and all of those who have been involved in supporting and caring for the family at this time."

Working together to support health care in Cumberland Region

In response to Nova Scotia Health’s (NSH) decision to temporarily change the hours of the Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) at All Saints Springhill Hospital, municipal officials from the Cumberland region, MLAs Tory Rushton and Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin and a group of local health stakeholders, including those representing local hospital foundations and both physician and non-physician recruitment committees, met with senior staff of NSH earlier this week in Springhill.

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Flags at half mast

The Municipality of Cumberland has lowered flags to half mast to honour the memory of the Honourable Roger Bacon, who passed away October 4, 2021.  

Mayor Murray Scott remembered Bacon’s commitment to his community, “Roger’s legacy is his commitment to citizens and community, which he never forgot. I always appreciated his advice. My thoughts are with his family at this time.” 

Bacon was a municipal councillor from 1958 until 1970. During his time in municipal government, Bacon also fulfilled the role of Deputy Warden. Bacon served in provincial politics from 1970 until 1993 holding many cabinet positions and was the 21st Premier of Nova Scotia.  

For more information please visit https://nslegislature.ca/sites/default/files/pdfs/people/mlabios.pdf 

T-MCC-2108 - Salt Storage Shed Design/Build, Springhill, NS

The Municipality of the County of Cumberland is currently advertising a tender for a "Salt Storage Building Design-Build"

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