Municipality of Cumberland to go blue this weekend!!

The Municipality of Cumberland is participating in Operation Bluenose this weekend with light-ups planned around the municipality. Operation Bluenose, a three-night vigil, is planned for this weekend to recognize the strength of Nova Scotians and honour those we have lost this year.

Municipal locations which will be illuminated in blue include:

• E.D. Fullerton Building, Upper Nappan

• Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre, Springhill

• Parrsboro Bandstand

• Wentworth Firehall

You can also take part by lighting up your own homes or businesses in blue. Images shared on social media can be included by using the hashtag #OperationBluenose.

We remind those going to check out or photograph the illuminated structures to please follow all Nova Scotia Government COVID-19 public health measures, guidelines, and restrictions.

For more information on Operation Bluenose, please visit:

Cliffs of Fundy Achieves UNESCO Global Geopark Designation

The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark, spanning the Fundy shore of Cumberland and Colchester counties from Apple River to Lower Truro, has officially been named a “UNESCO Global Geopark”. The prestigious designation was announced today at a meeting of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Executive Board in Paris and is anticipated to be a catalyst for tourism growth in Nova Scotia.

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Final call for feedback on the former Parrsboro town hall

A report detailing the $800,000+ required repairs can be found at this link:

To have your feedback on the fate building considered please:

email -  


mail - 1395 Blair Lake Rd Amherst, N.S. B4H 3Y4


Miners Memorial Drive Detour

There will be a detour due to construction on Miners Memorial Drive in Springhill starting July 1, 2020.

The project is scheduled to take about 2 - 3 weeks. Miners Memorial Drive with be closed near Main Street and a detour will be in place. For a visual of the detour click here.

This construction project is to address the Hurricane Dorian washout that occurred next to the Community Centre in 2019. It will include replacement of the culvert across Miners memorial Drive and daylighting of the culvert between Miners Memorial Drive and the Community Centre.

Canada Day Hours 2020

In recognition of Canada Day, staff will be observing holiday time on  Wednesday, July 1, 2020. 

Staff will resume work, Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.

To participate in our virtual Canada Day celebrations please visit our Facebook page.

For emergencies with public sewer, water or bylaw enforcement, during this time please call (902) 667-2358

Municipalities to issue RFP for solid waste disposal system

The Municipality of the County of Cumberland and the towns of Oxford and Amherst are taking steps to ensure that the region’s solid waste disposal system continues to deliver good service at favourable cost.

The three municipalities will this month issue a Request for Proposals to companies that may be interested in buying the waste disposal system that serves the region. The RFP will include conditions to protect the environment, generate employment and deliver the lowest possible cost to residential and business property owners.

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Special Council Session

Cumberland Municipal Council will be holding a special session of Council on Thursday, June 25th at 7 p.m. This meeting will be held via Zoom and will be live streamed on our facebook page. The lone agenda item is; Solid Waste Management Issue.

Flags at half mast in memory of Bob Arsenault

It is with regret that we recognize the passing of former employee, Bob Arsenault.

Bob worked for the former Town of Springhill for 23 years and retired in 2012. According to those that worked with him, Bob liked being around people, enjoyed working for the Town, and was a real asset to work with. Bob was recently recognized by the Province of Nova Scotia for his quick thinking and timely response in evacuating close to 150 people when the roof of the old Springhill arena collapsed on February 1, 2001. 

Flags at our Service Centres will be lowered out of respect for Bob and his family. Council and Staff express their sympathy to Bob’s family during this difficult time.