Update on Parrsboro Sewage Rate

In June of this year, Municipal Council committed to the residents of Parrsboro, to have staff undertake eleven steps to improve upon the drastic year-over-year increase in an area sewage rate charge. The following is an update on the status of those eleven steps.

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Hurricane Dorian Update

Cumberland Regional Emergency Management 

Hurricane Dorian was one of the most destructive storms Cumberland County has ever experienced. It rivaled Juan and White Juan in terms of power, however its consequences were much more  severe.  As early as Monday, September 2nd, it was reported by media that Dorian would make landfall as a category 1 hurricane in Nova Scotia.    

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What to do with Downed Trees, Limbs

As you clean up fallen trees and leaves from Hurricane Dorian you’re probably wondering where you can take this material. You can take the fallen trees and limbs to any of our transfer stations in the following locations: 

Advocate        -     4472 Highway 209, Advocate Harbour, Friday & Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm weekly 

Pugwash        -     395 Irishtown Rd, Pugwash, Tuesday & Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm 

River Hebert    -   142 Dump Rd, River Hebert, Friday & Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm weekly 

Materials can also be taken to the Cumberland Central Landfill at 2052 Little Forks Road, Little ForksMonday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday – 8:00 a.m. - Noon


Summary: Summer Camps and Programs

A very action-packed and fun-filled summer was had in our summer camps and programs. Read more about the successful summer programs held in Parrsboro and Springhill.

Summer Camp Summary

Parrsboro Sewer Rate Adjustment Process

Staff are currently working through the steps to ensure a timely and accurate process to adjust any changes approved at the June 19th Council Meeting.

A full process will be made available this week. Thank you for your patience. 

Changes made to the Parrsboro Sewer Rate

Municipal Council reviewed a report from staff regarding public concerns over the Parrsboro Sewer Rate at their regular meeting tonight.

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Pride flag raised in the Municipality of Cumberland

The Municipality of Cumberland in partnership with Cumberland Pride held an official flag raising ceremony to celebrate Pride Week in the Cumberland region. This is the first time such a ceremony has been held to raise a special interest flag in the municipality.

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Parrsboro Sewer Rate

Last year construction was completed for the expansion of the Parrsboro sewage collection system and new sewage treatment plant. The total cost of this project was $12.675 million dollars. Sixty-five percent of the total cost was paid for by Provincial and Federal Grants, leaving $4.4 million to be paid for by the residents in the service area. This amount was borrowed in the fall of 2018 and will be recovered from the residents in the service area over the next 20 years.

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