Tax Bills Update
Tax Bills will be Mailed at the End of May
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland's budget will be finalized by the end of May. Tax bills will be mailed following budget approval.
Art Meets Science - Tidal Energy Tour with Students
Cumberland Energy Authority, FORCE & Minas Energy Partner to Educate Students about Tidal Power
On April 18, 2016, students from Spring Street Academy travelled to Parrsboro to visit the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy to learn about renewable energy. Following the tour, students were  asked to apply imagination, manual dexterity and a love for art in creating their personal version of what is possible at the FORCE site.

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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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Staff Feature - Courier
John Parsons - Courier

John is responsible for providing communications and operational support for Community Centre events and operations, delivering items to necessary locations in a timely matter and keeping notice boards throughout the Community Centre and the community of Springhill current. Well known throughout the community, John can always be found helping out at the Community Centre and in the parks whenever there are activities taking place. 

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.
Volunteer Appreciation Night
Volunteers - A Great Reason to Celebrate
On April 13th, the Council and staff of the Municipality of the County of Cumberland were able to share our appreciation for some of the MANY volunteers throughout Cumberland County.  It was an evening of fun, food, entertainment, and socializing!

We had in excess of 200 people attend the Recognition event!

We look forward to celebrating with you once again in 2017!
Council Session Dates
May 11 and 25
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland Council will meet    on May 11 and 25 at the Upper Nappan Service Centre. 

May 11 - 2:30pm 
May 25 - 2:30pm 

Grant Opportunities
Connect2 - NS Sustainable Transportation Program
Active transportation routes enrich our communities and create more opportunities for healthy, active lifestyles, as well as affordable travel and accessibility.  Connect2 aims to capture these benefits by improving connections in rural and urban communities of all sizes, between key hubs like neighbourhood schools, medical centres and business districts. The program is based on the idea that all trips less than two kilometres to key community destinations could be made using sustainable modes of transportation.

Communities, municipalities, and organizations interested in applying for a grant are invited to first submit an expression of interest. A response will be provided within 48 hours confirming your project is eligible. The deadline to then submit your completed application is May 31.
Sustainable transportation projects focused on infrastructure design or build are eligible for up to 50 per cent of costs, to a maximum of $150,000. Projects focusing on public education, engagement, social marketing, maps, and online resources are eligible for up to 50 per cent of costs, to a maximum of $30,000.  

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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 - August 31st, 2016 or until the budget is committed.

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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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Upcoming Traffic Advisory 
Highway 104 West Bound Lane
Please be advised of an upcoming road construction/traffic advisory for Highway 104 West Bound Lane from May 2, 2016 to August 21, 2016.

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.

Opportunities in Cumberland County
2016 Canadian Census of Population
The next Census of Population is taking place in May 2016. The census provides a statistical portrait of the country and its people. In Canada, it is mandatory for all residents to participate in the census. 
Happenings in Cumberland County

Full of Life is a free program run through the YMCA of Cumberland that targets youth and seniors of Cumberland County.  It provides a safe environment where all activities such as cooking, crafts, swimming and fitness classes are supervised by a staff member.

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. 

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