APRIL 2016

Solid Waste Collection Schedules & Routes
2016/2017 Collection Schedule & Routes Now Available
Solid Waste Collection Schedules for the Municipality as well as the Community of Springhill are now available. 

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Pugwash Water Supply Open House
April 7
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland and WSP Canada will be holding an Open House at the Pugwash Village Hall to update the  community on the design progress and provide the public with an opportunity to share local knowledge on the proposed pipeline routing.  

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Have you Changed your Mailing Address? 
Change of Address Form
To notify the Municipality of a change in your mailing address please fill out our Request for Change of Address form.

Forms can be mailed, emailed, or faxed to our office.

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Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre Update
Update on Ice Surface
After a busy season, the ice surface at the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre will be removed Monday, April 4th.

For more information about upcoming events or rental opportunities at the Community Centre, please visit Facilities & Parks

Volunteer Appreciation Night
April 13
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland will be recognizing volunteers and their contributions within the Municipality on Wednesday, April 13 at 6:00pm at the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre, Springhill.

The registration deadline has passed and the Municipality would like to thank all of those who will be attending the event and look forward to celebrating you on this evening!
Staff Feature - Solid Waste 
Ron Moore - Solid Waste & By-Law Administrator 

Ron is responsible for providing management and administrative support to By-Law enforcement, Canine Control and the three Municipal Transfer Stations.  Ron is also responsible for the effective and efficient management of the Municipality's solid waste contracts and programs, which also includes illegal dumping.  The By-Law Enforcement Officer responds to complaints from County residents regarding problems or concerns they may have which might violate the By-Laws or Policies of the Municipality

Council Session Dates
April 6 and 20
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland Council will meet    on April 6 and 20 at the Upper Nappan Service Centre. 

April 6  -  2:00pm 
April 20 - 2:30pm 

Grant Opportunities
Agri-Spirit Fund
The FCC AgriSpirit Fund is about enhancing rural communities. If your organization is raising money for a capital project (hospitals, medical centres, childcare facilities) and your city or town has less than 150,000 people, it may qualify for a donation between $5,000 and $25,000.

Deadline: April 18

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Walkability Grants
Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ is offering Walkability Grants to help organizations, groups or individuals take steps to increase walking participation. With a total of $6,000 available for distribution, grants of $250 to $2,000 will be awarded to successful applicants.  Funds will be distributed by May 2016 and completed spending is required by August 31, 2016.  

Deadline: April 29
Local Festivals
The Local Festivals component provides funding to local groups for  recurring festivals. Successful applicants may receive up to 100 percent of eligible expenses to a maximum of $200,000 for festivals that:
  • present the work of local artists, artisans, or performers of local historical heritage;
  • actively involve members of the local community;
  • are intended for and accessible to the general public.
Deadline: April 30

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Community ACCESS-Ability Program
The Community ACCESS-ability Program is one way the Government of Nova Scotia is demonstrating its commitment to equal opportunity and improving access to community facilities and venues for persons with disabilities. 

Funding will be available across the province to eligible applicants who wish to make their facilities universally accessible. Grants of up to 66.6% of eligible costs to a maximum of $10,000 per eligible project will be provided. Cost sharing is required, but applicants may use donated materials or in kind work as part of their contribution.

Applications for 2016/17 will be accepted from April 1st - August 31st, 2016 or until the budget is committed.

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RBC Youth Mental Health Project
We fund programs that address youth and family's immediate need to access mental health services, a critical area identified by parents, youth and experts in the field. We have chosen to focus our funding on two areas where we believe our support can make the biggest difference:
  • Navigation programs
  • Technology based solutions
We will also consider supporting other programs that increase access to care if they are collaborative, have proven results and can demonstrate successful outcomes.

Applications are accepted year-round.

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Learn to Play Project
The RBC Learn to Play Project will provide grants to local organizations and communities in support of building the physical literacy of Canada's kids and youth. 

Two types of grant applications will be accepted:
  1. RBC Learn to Play Community Action Grants and RBC Learn to Skate Program ($1,000 to $10,000) will be awarded to local organizations that teach new skills or sports to kids, and/or expose them to a multiple sports or multiple skills such as swimming or skating lessons. 
  2. RBC Learn to Play Leadership Grants ($10,001 to $25,000): will be awarded to community groups that are developing or implementing action plans to transform the way sport and physical activities are planned and delivered, such as programs that makes sports available for new immigrant youth.
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Opportunities in Cumberland County
Happenings in Cumberland County

Municipal Website
Springhill Website Changes
The website for the former Town of Springhill has been discontinued. All municipal information concerning the Community of Springhill can be found on the Municipality's website ( cumberlandcounty.ns.ca).

All relevant information has been relocated from the Springhill website to the Municipality's, including  Springhill dissolution information, events and activities at the  Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre, as well as  by-laws and policies in effect in the Community of Springhill. 

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