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Pride Flag to fly June 14 - June 30

The Municipality of Cumberland has raised the Pride Flag to acknowledge the acceptance and support of the LGBTQ2+ community.

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William Davis Miners’ Memorial Day

Mayor Murray Scott, and members of council made quiet, personal reflections on a pandemic-Davis Day. 

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Review of June 9, 2021 COW Meeting

Committee of the Whole (COW) met via zoom on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Council now holds COW meetings the second Wednesday of every month with delegations, presentations and petitions a major focus of these meetings.

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Shinimicas Vol Fire Department on the way back from fire

Municipal Council approved two major tenders this week to support the Shinimicas Volunteer Fire Department in rebuilding and reinstating their fleet following a major fire in April 2020.

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Review of June 2, 2021 Public Council Meeting

Council of the Municipality of Cumberland met via zoom for a Public Council Meeting on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. The meeting opened with a territorial acknowledgement and a moment of silence in honour of the 215 indigenous children whose remains were discovered at the Kamloops Residential School.

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Flags at half mast May 31

Flags at our municipal buildings will be flown at half mast starting May 31st in memory of the 215 children whose bodies were found buried at the site of a former residential school in British Columbia.

Municipality of Cumberland Council approves capital budget

Council of the Municipality of Cumberland has approved the first capital budget of their four-year term. The $6.7 million budget for 2021/22 is funded with a combination of general revenues and reserves, area rates, and provincial and federal funding such as the Canada Community Building Fund (CCBF) formerly known as the Gas Tax Fund.

“Our capital budget focuses on investing in critical infrastructure while being fiscally responsible,” said Mayor Murray Scott. “We see projects focused on maintaining our infrastructure so that residents can continue to depend on the services their municipality provides.”

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Municipality of Cumberland approves 2021/22 operating budget

Municipal Council approved a $31 million operating budget for 2021/2022 at a special council meeting May 27, 2021. The operating budget is an overall increase of 4.1% over last year and is in addition to a $6.7 million capital budget. There are no increases to the general tax rate for 2021/2022.

“Council and I are proud to have a budget that upholds services our residents depend on, while maintaining the general tax rate,” said Mayor Murray Scott. “The capital budget focuses on critical infrastructure, our operating budget enhances the lives of our residents and keeps businesses viable.”

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