News

Municipality of Cumberland approves capital budget for 20/21

Municipal Council approved a $4.5M capital budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year during a teleconference meeting April 1, 2020.

“We recognize we need to plan for the future for our residents, while being mindful of current world events, “explained Warden Allison Gillis. “This year’s capital budget is more modest than previous years, due largely to the current global pandemic. Our Council does not wish to place a financial burden on our residents, but we do want our residents to know we are diligently working on capital projects to better serve our communities.”

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Victoria Day Holiday Hours 2020

In recognition of Victoria Day, staff will be observing holiday time on  Monday, May 18, 2020. 

Staff will resume work, from home Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.

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

Planned street closures for demolition in Springhill

There will be a planned road closure in Springhill in the area of Mason’s Hall at 1 Elm St. (road and sidewalk), for demolition and the near-side sidewalk on Main St. in the same area starting on March 30, 2020.

This will be in effect for 2 weeks.

Efficiency upgrade financing available

The Municipality of Cumberland and the Town of Amherst have teamed up with the Clean Foundation to offer qualified homeowners low-interest financing for energy-efficiency upgrades to their homes.

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Job Posting: Community Asset & Project Officer

The Municipality of the County of Cumberland is currently accepting resumes for the position of Community Asset & Project Officer.

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Accessibility Survey

In our efforts to become more accessible, staff have prepared a survey to gain information on our current standards. 

Please share your experiences with accessibility by completing this survey: https://forms.gle/q6nCqaKG68fKjRfr5

Accessibility Advisory Committee

The municipality is looking for persons who identify as having a disability or represent those with disabilities. Please see the newspaper ad below.

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Municipalities of Cumberland and Colchester Getting Major Rural Broadband Network

The Municipalities of Cumberland and Colchester have taken a huge step toward their goal of being one of Canada’s most digitally connected rural places. They are teaming up with Xplornet Communications and Develop Nova Scotia on a high-speed internet project that will see $60 million invested in the region.

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