First ever gender-balanced Council and first Mayor sworn in

Eight councillors and a Mayor were sworn in Wednesday night following the results of the October 17th Municipal Election. This marks the first time that Council has an equal split of women and men, and the first time a Mayor has been sworn in.

“I am honoured and humbled to be elected the first mayor for the Municipality of Cumberland,” said Mayor Murray Scott. “I think we have a terrific Council in front of us, I look at their strengths and skills sets and I think this is going to be a wonderful team together. Teamwork is important, because an issue in one district is an issue for all of us and we will find solutions together.”

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Winter Preparations for Community Displays in Parrsboro

Please be aware that in the community of Parrsboro, the Main Street displays will be taken down and put in storage for the winter beginning October 18, 2020. All community displays will return to the Main Street area in the spring of 2021. 

A special thank you goes out to all creative community members who contributed to the many projects. 

Resolved-phone number for Parrsboro Service Centre

UPDATE: October 13, 2020 

The phone issues at the Parrsboro Service Centre have been resolved. Thank you to all for bearing with us while we worked with the provider to fix the issues. 

Please resume using our regular numbers to reach staff at the Service Centre. 

Sharpe Splash & Play Park Update

Landscaping work has begun at the Sharpe Splash & Play Park. The landscaping company is confident that with the weather forecast and water from an alternative local water source that we will be able to manage to keep the sod wet enough over the coming weeks.

We will be watering the new sod at the splash park using an alternate water source (Pit Pond) for this, and not the municipal water supply as users of the Springhill Water Utility are still under a conservation order. There will be staff and equipment on Pond Drive near the walking trail pumping water into our truck to facilitate this work, and walking trail users should be aware of this.

The park will remain closed to the public until the sod has an opportunity to take root. We fully expect to be able to safely open the playground portion of the park once the sod is established. Two parking lots have been completed on Mechanic Street and Chapel Street.

The Splash Pad will be ready for use as soon as conditions permit in the Spring.

River Hebert Transfer Station

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the River Hebert Transfer Station is closed until further notice. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. An announcement will be made when the re-opening date is known.

Hydrant Flushing - Parrsboro

There will be hydrant flushing in the community of Parrsboro starting Monday, October 5, 2020. It should take approximately six days to complete the flushing. Crews will be starting each day at 8 p.m. and working 8-hour evening shifts to complete the work.

News from the Cliffs of Fundy - The Cliffs Are Growing

Business is booming at the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark! September has been a busy month already as we moved into our permanent office in Debert and welcomed a new member to our team.

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Park on Mechanic Street to honour important citizen

Municipal Council approved naming the park on Mechanic Street in Springhill the Sharpe Splash and Play Park, in honour of Bev Sharpe. Sharpe was vital in fundraising for the initial construction of the park. A recent fire resulted in a renovated park with the addition of a splashpad.

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