Municipal staff raise funds for local charities

The staff of the Municipality of Cumberland raised $3,000 for local charities in 2019, through their Jeans Day donations.  This month members of the staff social committee presented cheques to the past years’ recipients. 

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Pre-authorized debit payment now available

A new method of payment will be possible starting February 3, 2020.

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Update on the condition of the Parrsboro Service Centre

At the January 15 Municipal Council meeting, Council was informed of the progress on a Property Condition Assessment for 4030 Eastern Ave, Parrsboro.

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Volunteer Recognition Nominations Open

The Municipality of Cumberland is collecting nominations of individuals who might be deserving of special recognition for their volunteer efforts.The successful candidates will be honoured at a reception hosted in Springhill at a later date. 

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Canine Control By-Law Public Hearing

The Public Hearing for the Canine Control By-Law originally scheduled for December 11, 2019, will be held January 15, 2020, at approximately 6:30 p.m. during the regularly scheduled Council meeting.

2019 Holiday Hours

All three Municipal Service Centres, the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre and Transfer Stations will be closed over the holiday season as per the table below. 

For Engineering & Operations emergencies please use our 24-hour emergency phone number: (902) 667-2358


holiday hours 2019 dec 16

Update on the Public Sewer By-law Process

In June 2019, council asked staff to streamline all existing Sewer By-laws into a common document. Over the summer of 2019 staff worked to compare and compile the 6 existing by-laws into one. Care was taken to look at the best practices of neighbouring and similar municipalities, and to consider the most common approach in the existing documents.

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Sewer By-law Changes

Changes are being made to the sewer by-law in the Municipality of Cumberland. These changes are to create an even and fair approach to billing and administration of sewer services throughout the county.
Four public meetings will be held to present the proposed changes to the public prior to council giving the by-law first reading.
Join us:
November 14th 5:30 p.m. Pugwash Village Hall
November 18th 5:30 p.m. Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre
November 20th 5:30 p.m. Parrsboro Firehall
November 21st 5:30 p.m. Joggins Fossil Institute