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Firefighters go above and beyond following Fiona's fury

Parrsboro volunteer firefighter Dave ‘The Hammer’ Young, like countless others across Cumberland County, spent hours helping the community in the days following post-tropical storm Fiona. Young helped cook nearly 700 meals at the Parrsboro Fire Department. Darrell Cole-Municipality of Cumberland

In the days following post-tropical storm Fiona numerous people across Cumberland County rose to the challenge of assisting those when they were most vulnerable.

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Premier Houston visits storm-impacted areas of Cumberland

Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston and Natural Resources and Renewables Minister and Cumberland South MLA Tory Rushton met with fire department members and Municipality of Cumberland Mayor Murray Scott, District 4 Coun. Kathy Redmond and officials to thank them for their work following post-tropical storm Fiona.

Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston was in Cumberland County on Wednesday to meet with Mayor Murray Scott and tour areas still feeling the effects of post-tropical storm Fiona that tore through the area Sept. 23 and 24 and left thousands without power.

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Public engagement sessions on policing wrap up in Cumberland

The last of five public engagement sessions on policing was held in River Hebert on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Darrell Cole – Municipality of Cumberland.

Residents in River Hebert told consultants studying the future of policing in Cumberland County on Tuesday, Oct. 4, that they want increased RCMP visibility in their community.

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Mayor, NS Power COO tour storm-impacted areas of Cumberland

Cumberland County Mayor Murray Scott, CAO Greg Herrett and acting protective services director Allen Cole met with Nova Scotia Power chief operating officer David Pickles during a visit to area fire departments on Tuesday.

Cumberland County’s mayor is urging Nova Scotia Power to make someone available locally to work with Cumberland REMO the next time there’s a major storm that impacts the power grid.

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County invests in Parrsboro infrastructure projects

Miller Group workers move a piece of concrete culvert into place on Whitehall Road in Parrsboro. Darrell Cole-Municipality of Cumberland

The Municipality of Cumberland is finishing a project that will maintain a vital communication and transportation link for Parrsboro and area residents.

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Mayor Scott speaks to NS Power, minister Rushton

On Tuesday, Cumberland County Mayor Murray Scott, Natural Resources and Renewables Minister Tory Rushton and Cumberland REMO officials met with senior officials with Nova Scotia Power to discuss concerns expressed Monday by the mayor regarding power restoration in Cumberland County.

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Mayor Scott asks NS Power for additional resources

Cumberland County’s mayor has written Nova Scotia Power through Natural Resources and Renewables Minister and Cumberland South MLA Tory Rushton to ask for additional support for residents impacted by the prolonged power outage related to damage caused by post-tropical storm Fiona.

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County begins registration for tree-cutting services

Armed Forces and Natural Resources and Renewables personnel are in the Cumberland Region providing assistance with storm-related tree cutting.

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