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Hydrant Flow Testing - Springhill

Public Works staff will be conducting a hydrant flow test in the area surrounding the old Springhill town hall building the afternoon of Tuesday May 19, 2020.  

Residents may experience low water pressure and discoloration for a short period of time. If this occurs, please run your cold water for a few minutes until the water clears.  

Thank you for your understanding.

Open Committee of the Whole Budget Meeting

There will be an Open Committee of the Whole Budget Meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday May 13, 2020

Building Condition Assessment for 4030 Eastern Ave Parrsboro

The final building condition assessment for 4030 Eastern Ave (the former Parrsboro Town Hall) has been completed. 
If you have feedback on this report, please email

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Public Hearings May 20

The Municipality of Cumberland will be holding Public Hearings on the follwing topics:

  • Public Sewer By-Law
  • Local Improvement By-Law
  • Livestock Control By-Law

Date of Public Hearings: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Public Hearings are open to the public and ensure residents have an opportunity to provide Council their comments and concerns regarding the by-laws. During the COVID-19 pandemic Council is holding virtual meetings.

For methods on how to particpate please read more

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LED Streetlight Installation Schedule Released

The Municipality of Cumberland has released the tentative schedule for the installation of LED streetlights across the municipality. This project was approved in the 2020/2021 Capital Budget.

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Wear Red Friday

Council and staff of the Municipality of Cumberland participated in Wear Red Friday, April 24. Click Read More for an image.

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Fire ravages Shinimicas Volunteer Fire Department

In the evening hours of April 23, 2020 a fire broke out at the Shinimicas Volunteer Fire Department. Twelve Fire Departments were involved in the response, and had the fire under control shortly after 1 a.m., April 24, 2020.

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Warden Gillis' statement

A special council meeting was held April 22, 2020 where Warden Gillis provided a statement regarding the tragedy which occurred in Nova Scotia on April 18th and 19th, 2020, which was followed by a moment of silence for the victims.

Click 'read more' below  for the Warden's statement. 

Important phone numbers for all residents in this time of grief:

  • Mental Health Support 1 888 429 8167
  • Kids Help Line 1 800 668 6868
  • Morneau Shepell 1 844 751 2133

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