Springhill Natural Playground Update
Accessible natural playground near completion
The Springhill Accessible Natural Playground is near completion! All play structures/features are functioning and usable. The final phase of the project includes the installation of the bridge. Official opening of the playground is anticipated in September.
The sod surrounding the playground has recently been laid. There is a gentle reminder to residents using the new playground to please remain off the sod until it completely matures. Adult supervision is recommended.
Cumberland Energy Authority Partners with EfficiencyOne
Study will help to determine savings using geothermal energy resource
The Cumberland Energy Authority is pleased to announce a new partnership with EfficiencyOne. The aim of this partnership is to seek technical assistance to analyze the energy and cost savings realized from the use of geothermal energy in Springhill, Nova Scotia. The study includes an energy audit of five participating facilities, to identify further potential energy cost saving opportunities. The new partnership initiates the Phase 2 Geothermal Study in hopes of better understanding the geothermal resource potential within the former Springhill mines. 

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Pugwash Central Water Supply Information Session 

Pugwash Water Supply System Information Session
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Pugwash Village Commission

All interested residents and adjacent property owners are invited to attend.  The purpose of this information session is to provide residents with an update on the construction of the Pugwash Central Water Supply System.

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Municipality Committed to Dealing with Illegal Dumping
Illegal dumping case results in conviction and fine of $459.50 
The Municipality has recently concluded an illegal dumping case involving an illegal dump site in the County, which resulted in an individual convicted and fined $459.50. This fine helps to cover the Municipality's costs to clean up the site.

The Municipality has been working with local residents and businesses to reduce the number of illegal dump sites in the County. If you come across an illegal dump site, please contact us.
Coast Guard Called off Pugwash
Coast Guard attending Pugwash Harbourfest rescues local Springhill resident and Director of Finance at the Municipality, Andrew MacDonald
On July 23, the Pugwash Fire Department received a report that a sailboarder was in distress nearby Heather's Beach. Local Springhill resident and Director of Finance at the Municipality, Andrew MacDonald, had been operating the sailboard and was blown several kilometres off the shoreline and was drifting towards North Port. MacDonald was rescued by the Coast Guard. Visitors to the area during the Pugwash Harbourfest were fortunate enough to watch the events unfold.

Permitting & Inspections Construction Bulletin No. CB-1607
Information on Auger Type Piles (Screw Piles)
Construction Bulletin No. CB-1607 outlines the specific requirements applicants must meet in order to have the building application approved when using helical "auger types" piles as a bearing product. 

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Richard Calder Arena - Ice Update
Ice at the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre expected to be ready by the end of August
Staff at the Richard Calder Arena at the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre will be turning on the plant to make ice on August 8. The ice is expected to be ready for the last week in August. The Jr. Blues training camp will open the first weekend in September.

Learn more about upcoming events or rental opportunities at the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre

Staff Feature - Director of Finance
Andrew MacDonald - Director of Finance

Andrew has primary responsibility of overall administration of the finances of the Municipality, including financial operations and controls, systems, records, reporting and analysis. He oversees operations of the Finance Department and develops a team that is customer service and community proud, results oriented, highly motivated and engaged and supports a healthy and safe work environment.

Andrew's responsibility include:
  • Coordinating the annual operating and capital budgets;
  • Providing financial reports that facilitate decision-making and measure success;
  • Developing financial policies; and
  • Multi-year forecasting and analysis to ensure financial sustainability. 
Council Session Dates
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland Council will not be meeting during the month of August. 

Stay tuned for the September Council dates

Councillors' Corner
Ray McCormick & Sons Ltd celebrated 60 years in service
On July 26, Ray McCormick & Sons Ltd, held their 60th anniversary in business, and customer appreciation day. This took place at their Rodney Service Centre with a large crowd in attendance. At the same time, Garry McCormick celebrated his 75th birthday.

Deputy Warden Ernie Gilbert would like to congratulate Ray McCormick & Sons Ltd. on their success!
Fraser sisters named to Nova Scotia Legion team
Denver and Gabby Fraser, from Advocate Harbour, have been named to the Nova Scotia Legion team for their events in track and field.  
Last year Gabby won a bronze at the national legion meet.  Both have won numerous provincial high school medals, their latest being gold for gabby at the triple jump and gold for Denver in the long jump. Gabby also set a high school record in triple jump.
Councillor Don Fletcher would like to congratulate the Fraser sisters on their recent athletic achievements!
Dexters Construction has started laying pipes for the Pugwash Water Supply System
Councillor Al Gillis is excited to announce that the first phase of the Pugwash Central Water Supply System is underway. Dexters Construction has begun installing a water transmission pipeline from the wellfield to the Village, as well as distribution piping on the streets within the Village. This phase of the project is anticipated to be substantially completed by March 31, 2017.  
Opportunities in Cumberland County
Volunteer - Red Cross
Interested in being part of the  largest humanitarian organization in the world? Apply to become a Red Cross volunteer today!
If you are looking for opportunities to give back to your community, meet new people, have new experiences, volunteering with the Red Cross could be the right place for you.

Visit Canadian Red Cross for more information on how to volunteer. 
Happenings in Cumberland County
2016 Report Card on Physical Activity 
The 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth: Are Canadian kids too tired to move? 
This year's Report Card reveals sedentary lifestyles are connected to a creeping 'sleepidemic' among Canadian children and youth. Which is why for the first time, it assigns a grade to sleep and includes the new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth.

The ParticipACTION Report Card is the most comprehensive assessment of child and youth physical activity in Canada. The Report Card synthesizes data from multiple sources, including the best available peer-reviewed research, to assign evidence-informed grades across 12 indicators.

To download the Highlight Report, including the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth, the 76-page Full Report, and communications tools,  visit ParticipACTION's website. 

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.

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.

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