Road Paving in Springhill 
Work to begin in October
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland has started construction on the Springhill 2015 paving program. The asphalt milling will be complete the week of September 28, 2015. The Municipality expects the asphalt overlays to begin the week of October 5, 2015. 

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Are You Prepared for an Emergency?
Regional Emergency Management Organization
Emergencies can be stressful, but if you take the time now to prepare yourself and your family you will be better able to cope.
Being prepared means: 

     * Knowing the Risks

     * Developing a Plan

     * Preparing a Kit


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Municipal Open Houses
Diligent River open house.
Information on programs and services 
Upcoming dates
Chat with your local Councillor, municipal staff, county-wide organizations, and RCMP. We'd love to hear from you about what we can do to better our programs and services!

Upcoming dates:
    -  Advocate Log Building, Advocate Harbour - Advocate Log Building - October 1

    - Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre, Springhill - October 22


Open houses will be held from 4 to 7pm. Food and r efreshments will be provided.
October Council Dates
October 7 and 21
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland Council will meet on October 7 and 21 at the Upper Nappan Service Centre. Both sessions will begin at 2:30pm. Please visit our website for more information about Council.

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Springhill Transition Update
Transition Report #2
We are now 7 months into the transition process and are making good progress. Strategic issues have been identified and committees formed to deal with each individual issue (Working Groups). A number of transition issues will require significant time and resources to move forward and this will be managed either by staff or via the Working Groups.

To read the full report, visit our website
Dangerous and Unsightly Premises
Municipality demolishes derelict and unsafe buildings
The Municipality has torn down 10 derelict buildings this year so far, and 13 last year. Enforcement action is based on neighbourhood complaints. Buildings considered dangerous become a priority for demolishing.

To find out more information about dangerous and unsightly premises and the recent CBC news article on the issue visit our website.

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1st Annual Energy Symposium
The Cumberland Energy Authority would like to thank the nearly 300 participants at the 1st Annual Energy Symposium!

The two day event consisted of a diverse range of speakers representing the fields of academia, industry, and not-for-profit and showcased the vast renewable energy opportunities in Cumberland County. 

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Funding Opportunities
Community Health Board Funds

Applications are now being accepted.
Deadline for submission: November 1, 2015.
Contact your local Community Health Board for  an application or to discuss your project idea.
2015 Leadership Initiative Grant

The Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia is offering grants to a maximum of $5,000.

Canadian Tire JumpStart
Give kids a sporting chance.
No kid should be left on the sidelines but in Canada 1 in 3 families cannot afford to enroll their kids in organized sports. That's almost 750,000 kids every year who want to play, but just can't.
Opportunities in Cumberland County
Caregiver Retreats
As a caregiver you are invited to attend a caregiver retreat day to enable you to spend some time for yourself.
Retreats are bein g held in these areas:
Port Greville - Octo ber 14
Amherst - October 21
Springhill - October 28

Please attend the session that is most convenient for you.
If you need transportation or respite care for the person you are caring for please let us know when you register.

To register call Caregivers Nova Scotia at 1-877-488-7390
See What's Happening in Cumberland County
Visit our website to find out information about upcoming events in Cumberland County. Each area in the County is colour-coded so it's a quick and easy way to see what's going on in your region!
Municipal Website
Our website contains information about the following programs and services and much more:
  • Municipal Department Contacts;
  • Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes;
  • Recreation Programs and Services;
  • Civic Addressing;
  • Regional Emergency Management Organization;
  • Infrastructure Projects;
  • Tourism and Visitor Information;
  • Property Taxes;
  • Tenders and Requests for Proposals;
  • By-Laws and Policies;
  • Useful Links.

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