JUNE 2016
Cumberland County Bike Week 
June 3-12, 2016
Cumberland County Bike Week will take place from June 3-12, with an extra bonus event planned for June 13! Events are organized throughout the County and include:
            • Family Rides 
            • Cyclefit
            • Bike Rodeos
            • Bike to Work Week Selfie Contest 
            • And so much more! 

To find out more information about the Cumberland County Bike Week, visit our website!
Tax Bills Update
Tax Bills will be mailed at the beginning of June
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland's budget was approved on Tuesday, May 31. Tax bills to residents will be mailed at the beginning of June.
2016 Low Income Tax Exemption Now Available
Information about the Low Income Tax Exemption
The Low Income Tax Exemption provides assistance to home owners to help pay their residential property taxes. Qualified applicants will receive a credit which is applied directly to the tax account.

To apply for the 2016 Low Income Tax Exemption, please visit our website.

Wentworth Municipal Open House
June 9 - Wentworth Recreation Centre
The Municipality is holding an Open House to provide residents in District 6 & surrounding area the opportunity to chat with municipal staff, their local Councillor, Bill Baker, an RCMP representative, as well as various County-wide organizations such as Senior Safety, CJSMA, and many more!

Food and beverages will be provided

June 9, 2016
Wentworth Recreation Centre
4:00pm to 6:30pm

Notice of Springhill Water Line Flushing Program
June 13 - June 24
Springhill will be conducting a water line flushing program starting on the 13th of June and continuing for a period of approximately two weeks until on or about the 24th of June. The program is intended to help remove the normal accumulation of fine sediment that builds up in the municipal water mains over time.

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Cape Sharp Tidal Turbines Preparing for Deployment
First of two turbines leaving for Parrsboro in June
During the  first week of June, Cape Sharp Tidal's first of two turbines is scheduled to depart from the Pictou Shipyard manufacturing site. It is planned to be installed at the FORCE test site near Parrsboro.

Later this summer, the second turbine will be deployed. Once connected to the Nova Scotia power grid, the complete array will be the largest capacity grid-connected in-stream tidal array in world.

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Annual Planting Day - Springhill Community Garden
June 4 
The Springhill Community Garden would like to invite residents to their "Annual Planting Day" on June 4th at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome and there is still space available to sign up for your own garden plot.  

A community garden is a great way to learn more about gardening, socialize and get involved in your community!  Bring the family for this fun, educational  community event!
Municipality Supports RCMP with the WITS Program 
Staff attended anti-bullying session at Cumberland North Academy
Cumberland RCMP, with the support of staff at the Municipality, led an anti-bullying session for elementary students at Cumberland North Academy to teach kids about the WITS Program. The WITS Program brings together schools, families and communities to create responsive environments that help elementary school children deal with bullying and peer victimization.
Staff Feature - Recreation & Physical Activity Coordinator
Vicki Weaver - Recreation & Physical Activity Coordinator

Vicki is responsible for identifying and organizing sustainable healthy living and recreational opportunities for residents of Cumberland County.

Recreation activities and events that Vicki organizes include:
  • Cumberland County Bike Week
  • Learn to Lead Workshops
  • 55+ Celebration Day
  • Active Transportation
  • Municipal Open Houses & Newsletter.
June is Recreation Month in Nova Scotia. To learn about various recreation events taking place around the province, visit Recreation Nova Scotia .

County Special Collection
Special Collection 2016
Reminder that the County Special Collection begins at 6:30am on Monday June 13, 2016. For those residents whose normal weekly collection is on a Monday, please check your schedule.

Taking material to the curb too far in advance of your collection date could cause a safety concern for the motoring public as well as pedestrian traffic, depending on where you reside.
Please contact CJSMA with any questions at (902) 667-5141. You may also visit the link below to view our Solid Waste By-Law.
Council Session Dates
June 8 and 22
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland Council will meet    on June 8 and 22 at the Upper Nappan Service Centre Council Chambers. 

June 8 - 2:30pm 
June 22 - 2:30pm 

Are You Thinking of Running for Municipal Office?
Information about Municipal Election 2016
If you are interested in running for the October 2016 municipal election, please see Municipal Affair's guide which includes a Municipal Elections Handbook, information for candidates, as well as information about municipal elections.

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Grant Opportunities
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 - June 30th, 2016.

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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
Volunteer Positions Available with the Red Cross 
The Amherst Red Cross is seeking volunteers for the following positions:

Click on the positions to find out more information.
Happenings in Cumberland County

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.

Use our online tax payment system: