JUNE 2019
The first Council session in June was held on June 5th  and dealt with business issues.  The second Council meeting in June will take place on June 19th and will see discussion on our programs and services and strategic priorities.  Council sessions begin at 6 p.m.

July Council sessions will be held on July 3rd and July 17th.
Municipality of Cumberland hosts Pride flag raising
Everyone is invited to join elected officials from the Municipality of Cumberland in partnership with Cumberland Pride as we host a flag raising ceremony to raise the Pride Flag for Pride Week.  The flag raising will take place Tuesday, June 11 at 10:00 a.m. at the E. D. Fullerton Municipal Building in Upper Nappan.

Colour Splash Event 
The Municipality of Cumberland presents: PRIDE in Springhill.

June 13th from 4:00-7:00PM
Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre, Springhill

4-5PM     Music, Interactive Play, FUN for all ages
5-6PM    Free BBQ, drumming circle  (plus more play, music and fun)
6-7PM    Remarks and Colour Party! (Wear something old and WHITE)

Join us in celebrating Pride in Cumberland County!
2019-20 TAX LEVY

2019/2020 Tax Bills hit the mail
Tax bills for the 2019/2020 fiscal year were mailed out on Friday, May 31st, 2019 and have a due date of June 30th, 2019.

Payments can be made: in person at one of our three service centres (Springhill, Parrsboro and Upper Nappan); via mail; by telephone/online banking or at most financial institutions.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your bill, please contact our offices at 902-667-2313, 902-597-3751 or 902-254-2036.
Municipality of Cumberland Low Income Tax Exemption Policy
The Municipality of Cumberland Income Exemption provides assistance to homeowners to help pay their residential property taxes. Qualified applicants will receive a credit which is applied directly to their tax account.

To Qualify
  • The ratepayer must own and occupy the assessed property as their principal residence
  • Annual income from all sources for the 2018 calendar year for all household members must be equal to or less than $21,275
  • The Municipality requires a copy of the prior year's Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment for all household members prior to approving an application
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Pugwash Water is FLOWING!!
Residents of the Village of Pugwash and surrounding areas are now able to connect to the Pugwash Water Supply.
Residents and businesses in and around Pugwash previously relied on individual wells to supply drinking water. Many of these wells are contaminated, some contain dangerous metals including arsenic, lead and uranium making the water unsafe to drink. This project, funded by the Municipality of Cumberland, the Federal Government of Canada, and the Province of Nova Scotia ensures the community has access to a clean and reliable supply of drinking water.

To read the full media release click here:  Read More

Annual Volunteer Recognition Night
On May 7th, 2019 the Municipality hosted its' Annual Volunteer Recognition Night.  The event saw the Municipality honour approximately 43 volunteers from all over Cumberland County for their service to their communities.
Find more information on Learn 2 Lead workshop offerings
Like me on Facebook  Event details will be listed on our Facebook page.

You can also learn more by contacting any of the partners listed above.
Parrsboro Summer Camp Registration
Wednesday, June 12  ( 9:00am-4:00pm)
Thursday, June 13   ( 10:00am-4:00pm)
Friday, June 14    ( 10:00am-4:00pm)
Where:  Parrsboro Canadian Legion (downstairs)

Springhill Summer Camps
This summer we will be hosting Parent and Tot Soccer, Soccer and our Outdoor Adventure Program.  Registrations for these programs will be accepted at the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre beginning on June 5th.  

For full program details please visit:  Learn More

Is your home safe when you go on vacation?
For many people, summer means vacation, which means leaving your home for extended periods of time.

If you worry about being away from your house, here's some tips to safeguard your home/property; 

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Making a difference
In approximately 3 hours on the morning of May 28th, a group of municipal employees (and friends) accomplished quite a feat!

This crew managed to gather up 29 bags of garbage, along with some other stuff, weighing 310 kilograms (682 pounds) from the road ditches along the County adopted stretch of Highway 2 in Fenwick.
There was only a small section done that day and the plan is to have another go in a few weeks.  Even though everyone is busy, a few hours can make a big difference.

KEVIN (KIP) YORKE - Finance And Administrative Clerk 
Kevin (Kip) had been an employee of the Town of Parrsboro for 32 years when the dissolution of the Town of Parrsboro happened and he then became an employee of the Municipality of Cumberland which gives him a whopping total of 35 years of service!!

As the Finance and Administrative Clerk Kevin provides amazing customer service, processes invoices and is responsible for records management.

Kevin has also served on the Plan Cumberland Steering Committee, the Social Committee and is currently a member of the Wellness Committee.   

Community Development Grant
The Department of Communities Culture and Heritage Community Development Grant program will accept applications beginning on April 1, 2019.

This grant is designed to support activities and initiatives which respond to the recreation and physical activity goals and priorities of communities and the Shared Strategy for Recreation in Nova Scotia: Active Living, Inclusion and Access, Connecting People and Nature, Supportive Environments, and Capacity Development.

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Options for Businesses and Non-Profits to Complete Energy Upgrades
Small Business Energy Solutions   - we can cover up to 60% of the project cost with rebates and, if you are a Nova Scotia Power customer, you can choose to pay your portion as up to 24-interest free payments on your power bill, subject to Nova Scotia Power credit approval.
To get started, simply follow the steps outlines on our website or check out our handy rebate navigator tool.
Business Energy Rebates - mail-in or in-store rebates for many energy efficient products. The rebates are fixed amounts that cannot exceed more than 50% of your product cost or you can opt to finance your upgrades in place of rebates. Financing is offered by NS Power for 24 months, interest free and subject to credit approval. For example, most lighting products can be purchased from a local distributor and receive an in-store rebate. You can find the applications on our website.

In both of these services we offer rebates on upgrades like:
  • Lighting
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Laundry Equipment
  • HVAC
  • Hot Water Heating
  • Refrigeration Equipment
  • Compressed Air
  • Motors and Variable Speed Drives
  • Agriculture Technology
  • Pumping Technology
If the non-profit is an existing one, they've been at their current facility for a year or more and use less than 350,000 kWh/year of electricity it is suggested that they look into the Small Business Energy Solutions program. 
Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival
En plein air is a French expression meaning "in the open air", and refers to the act of painting outdoors with the artist's subject in full view. Plein air  artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, color and movement into their works.

Thirty qualifying plein air artists will be selected from across North America and will compete in Parrsboro for more than $8,000 in cash and product awards.

Festival Highlight of Events
Artists Competition: Thursday to Saturday - June 20, 21, 22
Collectors' Preview and Artists Awards Night - Sat June 22, 8-10pm.
Quick Draw Contest- 12:00 to 2:00 pm - Sun, June 23
Public Art Sales - Sun, June 23, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Hall, 44 King Street
Art Lab Studios & Gallery, 121 Main Street.
2019 NS Provincial 55+ Games
Antigonish will be hosting the 2019 Nova Scotia 55+ Games. 
26 activities will be offered from August 1-August 3. 

Registration deadline is July 1, 2019


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Never forget your garbage day again!
The Cumberland Central Landfill has made it even easier for residents to stay connected with waste management collection and programs.
Download the free Solid Waste Mobile App by searching for Cumberland County Solid Waste in the App Store. Use your mobile phone to view collection schedules, receive collection reminders and  service alerts for any interruptions to waste collection such as cancellations due to weather. Residents can also sign up online by visiting www.cjsma.ns.ca .
Wondering what goes where? Visit www.cjsma.ns.ca to use the new Waste Wizard and search our  database of over 300 items for disposal options.

CJSMA also provides sorting guides, information about upcoming Household Hazardous Waste events, FAQs, and information about provincial solid waste programs available to residents.

For more information about Solid Waste Collection Schedules and Routes in your community, please visit 
Cumberland Joint Services Management Authority.
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