MARCH 2016

Volunteer Appreciation Night
Volunteers invited to annual event
Every year, the Municipality of the County of Cumberland recognizes those who volunteer within the county. Springhill has also held an annual event to recognize their volunteers.

This year, we will host our first joint Volunteer Appreciation Event. It will be held at the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre in Springhill on April 13th with doors opening at 6:00pm.

Organizations interested in sending volunteers, or individuals interested in joining us for the event, please contact Vicki Weaver at or (902) 667-6367.

We look forward to a fun-filled evening and an opportunity to offer our thanks.

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Media Release Re: Springhill Geothermal
Update on Geothermal Resource in Springhill 

Data gathering and monitoring of well water levels that supply geothermal resource detected a drop in mine water levels during sample test pit excavation. The Municipality requested, and Springhill Coal Mines Limited agreed, to suspend coal extraction operations until such time as the situation was reviewed and a        plan could be developed to move forward.
Parrsboro Public Hearing
March 30 and 31 in the Town of Parrsboro and Upper Nappan Service Centre
The Town of Parrsboro has applied to the Board under section 395 of the Municipal Government Act to dissolve the Town and to become part of the Municipality of the County of Cumberland.

ALL PERSONS are entitled to attend the hearing.
Staff Feature - Communications
Shelley Hoeg - Communications Officer & Executive Assistant

Shelley is responsible for managing internal and external communication policies, plans and actions that will result in informed and engaged staff and citizens. She is the main point of contact for media and serves as the Public Information Officer for the Municipality's Emergency Measures Organization.

Shelley also provides Executive Assistant support to the CAO       and Council.

Council Session Dates
March 2 and 16
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland Council will meet    on March 2 and 16 at the Upper Nappan Service Centre. 

March 2 -   3:30pm 
March 16 - 2:30pm 

Grant Opportunities
Municipality of the County of Cumberland
These grants are for non-profit community, recreational, sporting, cultural, educational, and social organizations that provide benefits to the residents and communities within the Municipality. Only those organizations that demonstrate financial need are considered for assistance.

Deadline: March 31

**Please note: There have been some recent changes to our grants programs. Please refer to the Regional Grant Program Guidelines for information re: eligibility, application review & approval process, payment of grants, etc.  

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Cumberland Child & Youth Foundation Grants
Does your organization have a project that is in line with these commitments?:
  • Promote the prevention of child abuse and neglect
  • Assure the best interests of children
  • Promote the integrity of the family
  • Preserve children's cultural, racial and linguistic heritage
  • Work with other community services and partners to help prevent, alleviate and remedy the personal, social and economic conditions that might place children and families at risk
Grant deadline is March 15.
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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Shell - Supporting Communities
Three grant programs available:
-Support for Community Project or Initiative
-Sponsorship of an Event
-Support of a Capital Campaign

Find the application guide (with FAQs and tips) here 
Opportunities in Cumberland County

Saturday, April 2, 2016
Oxford Regional Education Centre, 249 Lower Main Street, Oxford

Trendsetter Awards
Cumberland County Hospice Update
Correction on Cumberland County Hospice Website
To find out more information about the Cumberland County Hospice and how to donate please visit Cumberland County Hospice

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 (

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. 

Use our online tax payment system:
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