MARCH 2017
Municipal Volunteer Recognition Night - Nominations Open
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland wants to recognize volunteers and their contributions within the Municipality
Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre, Springhill
To nominate a volunteer in your community, please visit our website
Deadline for nominations: Friday, March 31, 2017 
Tax Sale - Municipality of the County of Cumberland
April 3, 2017
Notice is hereby given in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, Part 6, that the following properties situated in the Municipality of the County of Cumberland will be sold at Public Auction at the E.D. Fullerton Municipal Building, 1395 Blair Lake Road, Upper Nappan on Monday, April 3, 2017 commencing at 10:00am.

For a full list of properties and detailed descriptions please visit our website.
Municipal Planning Strategy/Land Use By-Law Review
We want your feedback!
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland is currently undertaking a review of the Municipal Planning Strategy/Land Use By-Law. This review will consist of an extensive engagement process that will involve meeting with various community groups, residents, businesses and organizations throughout the Municipality. Information gathered from these consultations will be used to address challenges and identify opportunities while harmonizing the Municipal Planning Strategy/Land Use By-Law.
To find out more information about this exciting project, please visit Plan Cumberland .
Springhill Downtown Infrastructure Renewal Project Update
Information Session - March 23, 2017
The Municipality will be holding an information session on the Springhill Downtown Infrastructure Renewal Project to provide information on the detailed design to gain local insight into the project area.
This information session will be held Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre. 
Pugwash Water Supply Treatment Process Update  
Plans continue for Summer 2017
Construction continues on the water treatment plant and the water pipeline. The Municipality is currently planning the Summer 2017 construction activity in order to complete the project by the end of 2017. 

Parrsboro Wastewater Treatment Facility Update
Design and tender of this project is continuing on schedule 
This treatment plant and collection expansion is proposed to service a population of 1906. The proposed system designs is a combination gravity and pumped sanitary sewer system and include five new pump stations to service additional population. Construction is set to begin Spring 2017 and is expected to be completed by Spring 2018.
Springhill Outdoor Rink 
Thank you to all the volunteers that make this possible!
The Springhill outdoor rink has been a huge asset for the community of Springhill, for residents of all ages. On any given day when the weather has cooperated, approximately 30-40 people use the ice surface for hockey or just a leisurely skate. Thank you to all of the volunteers that help to make this outdoor space available for use. Without their countless hours this would not be possible for the community!
Introducing the New Solid Waste App!
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 .
Wondering what goes where? Visit 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.
Cumberland County's Vital Signs Report
Cumberland County Vital Signs 2016
Vital Signs pull together secondary information to capture and
present the realities, challenges, and opportunities in our
communities. They say that information is power, and so it follows that the report can be used in strategic decision-making and to create a common understanding of community to inspire local action and collaboration among businesses, non-profits, charities, governments, and individual citizens.
Council Session Dates
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland Council will meet    during the month of March on the following dates:

March 1, 2017
March 15, 2017

Council Sessions are held at the Upper Nappan Service Centre Council Chambers at approximately 6:00pm
Grant Opportunities
Grant Opportunity Listings
Each month we try to provide our community with a list of current funding opportunities available throughout Nova Scotia as well as across Canada. Each grant listed below is provided by a different organization, as evidenced by the accompanying logo and website links.

To specifically view the Municipality of Cumberland County's grant offerings, please visit our Grant Programs page.

If you are interested in learning more about our grants, or if you need some assistance in filling out applications, please contact us.

Walkability Grants
Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ is pleased to announce the 2017 Walkability Grants to help organizations, groups and individuals take steps to increase walking participation.

This year only, we have an increase in the number of grants available: We are pleased to offer two grants at the $5,000 funding level, and additional grants at the $250 - $2,500 level.  

Applications are accepted until 4:30pm on Thursday March 2, 2017

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Cumberland Child and Youth Foundation grant
Projects must meet these criteria:
* Promote the provision of excellent child, youth & family services 
* Be of set duration 
* Funds are available for non-profit and not-for-profit groups. Individuals are not eligible to apply.  
* Address one or more of our commitments as listed on 

Deadline is March 15th. 

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Regional Grants
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. 

We have made some changes to our Grant Programs.  Please refer to the guidelines.

Applications can be found on our Grants Program page. If you have any questions, or if you require assistance with completing grant applications, please contact us.

Deadline is March 31st.
Rick Hansen Access4All
This year the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) is celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation with our Access4All Signature Initiative, with the support of the Government of Canada.

We're awarding grants up to $30,000 to approximately 50 schools and community groups across Canada who undertake Barrier Buster infrastructure improvement projects to make their public spaces more accessible.

Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served rolling basis with a final deadline of March 31, 2017

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Housing grants available for residents in Cumberland County
Housing Nova Scotia offers a variety of programs and services for residents throughout Nova Scotia. Their goal is to ensure all Nova Scotians can find a home that's right for them at a price they can afford in a healthy, vibrant community that offers the services, supports and opportunities they need.

Programs include:
Affordable Housing Projects
Financial Assistance and Grant Programs for Homeowners
Housing Programs for Landlords
Housing Programs for Seniors

To find out more information, please visit Housing Nova Scotia.
NS Hiking Summit April 28-30, Tatamagouche
Hike Nova Scotia's sixth annual Hiking Summit is April 28 to 30 in Tatamagouche. A celebration of hiking culture, it includes best practices, stories, networking opportunities and hikes. The Summit is hosted by Hike NS, the Cobequid Eco-Trails Society and the Municipality of Colchester, and supported by the NS Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. 

The deadline for registration is April 24, 2017. 

  Learn More and Register

If you know of any individuals, groups, organizations, facilities or media really making a difference to engage and support Women and Girls in Sport, Recreation or Physical Activity throughout Nova Scotia - please take 10 minutes to help celebrate them!!  Our nomination form is easy (and can be filled out in bullet points!)  Plus if you need any help or support, please contact our student intern, Emma Wallace at 

Celebrate Trendsetters in your life by nominating someone today.
For more information on the awards, ticket purchasing, or donations and support - please visit

Nomination Deadline is March 7th, 2017.

Happenings in Cumberland County
Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre
Tax Preparation Clinics - Amherst

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Hosted by NSCC Amherst ( 147 South Albion Street)
Clinic location is wheelchair accessible.
Call to register: 902-661-3577
Hike NS Winter Guided Snowshoe Hike Series 2017
Hike Nova Scotia and 33 host organizations across the province have partnered up to offer the 2017 Winter Guided Snowshoe Hike Series in January, February and March. There are over 50 hikes led by local folks and participants qualify to win "trail prizes." Most hikes are free and require pre-registration unless otherwise indicated in the schedule. 

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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.

Calling for Submissions for Next Month's Newsletter!
Send us information about your community events and programs!

If you know of an upcoming  program or event in your community that you would like to see included in our municipal monthly newsletters, please contact  Allie MacLean .

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