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Nova Scotia Thirteen Days COVID Free

Nova Scotia Thirteen Days COVID Free

Nova Scotia Thirteen Days COVID Free

Nova Scotia Thirteen Days COVID Free

Thirteen may be considered an unlucky number by some, but that is how many days Nova Scotia has gone without a new COVID case.
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Fundy Global Geopark a Juggernaut for Tourism

Fundy Global Geopark a Juggernaut for...

Fundy Global Geopark a Juggernaut for Tourism

Fundy Global Geopark a Juggernaut for Tourism

The Cliffs of Fundy Global Geopark was officially recognized by UNESCO in July, cut the ceremonial ribbon in August, and now has a permanent office in September. The new multi-site tourism destination...
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Three Empty Seats on Pugwash Commission

Three Empty Seats on Pugwash Commission

Three Empty Seats on Pugwash Commission

Three Empty Seats on Pugwash Commission

Pugwash will host a village election next month, just one week before the municipal elections happening across the province.
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Thinkers Think Local to Repair the World

Thinkers Think Local to Repair the World

Thinkers Think Local to Repair the World

Thinkers Think Local to Repair the World

Public health restrictions to fight COVID-19 may have stopped a retreat at the Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash, but they could not stop the urgent conversation.
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Bylaw Hearings Re-stir Cumberland Public Anger

Bylaw Hearings Re-stir Cumberland Public...

Bylaw Hearings Re-stir Cumberland Public Anger

Bylaw Hearings Re-stir Cumberland Public Anger

Two public hearings, held online last night by Cumberland Council, offered a rehash of the anger and bitterness expressed by residents of Parrsboro over the cost of sewer improvements in the former...
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Oxford Faces a Shakeup on Town Council

Oxford Faces a Shakeup on Town Council

Oxford Faces a Shakeup on Town Council

Oxford Faces a Shakeup on Town Council

The Town of Oxford will see new faces around the council chamber this fall but they are short two councillors.
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The Race is On for Mayor of Cumberland

The Race is On for Mayor of Cumberland

The Race is On for Mayor of Cumberland

The Race is On for Mayor of Cumberland

There will be a contest for Mayor of Cumberland County as two former politicians are registered for the October event.
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Big Moon Joins FORCE in the Bay of Fundy

Big Moon Joins FORCE in the Bay of Fundy

Big Moon Joins FORCE in the Bay of Fundy

Big Moon Joins FORCE in the Bay of Fundy

The Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) has found a new tenant for its vacant berth in the Bay of Fundy.
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Cumberland Rural Internet Leaps Forward

Cumberland Rural Internet Leaps Forward

Cumberland Rural Internet Leaps Forward

Cumberland Rural Internet Leaps Forward

One of the largest fibre-optic based high speed internet networks in rural Canada is being built in Cumberland-Colchester.
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Deadline Wednesday for Public Hearing Comments

Deadline Wednesday for Public Hearing...

Deadline Wednesday for Public Hearing Comments

Deadline Wednesday for Public Hearing Comments

Cumberland Council will host two important public hearings next week, but the deadline to take part is tomorrow.

Top Stories

Electronic Voting May be Adopted in Cumberland
Bill Martin
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Electronic Voting May be Adopted in Cumberland

The Municipality of Cumberland is one step closer to allowing electronic voting in the up-coming county elections in October.

Municipal council made it clear a few months ago that ‘e-voting’ is an appropriate and timely change to the long standing system of paper ballots in polling stations.

Council held a public hearing tonight to gather feedback from voters, but there was no opposition.

Council then passed first reading of the proposed Alternate Voting Bylaw. It will come before council again before gaining adoption.

Forty of Nova Scotia’s fifty municipalities have already approved some form of evoting for this year’s election. The bandwagon effect was made possible when Halifax Regional Municipality adopted a proposal from Intelivote, a Dartmouth company that specializes in electronic or internet electoral systems. HRM made it a condition of their contract that all other municipalities could piggyback on the Halifax buying power.

While some municipal units have opted for an all-electronic vote, Cumberland is considering adding an electronic or telephone voting option to the existing paper ballots, giving voters additional choice. Council hopes to increase voter turnout by making it easier for people to cast a ballot.

Municipal elections are held every four years across the province. Elections are set this year for October 17th. For the first time, Cumberland will have elections in eight districts and one county-wide election for a mayor.

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Events This Week

Monday, September 21, 2020 10:00 AM

Rug Hooking at Northport Community Centre. CANCELLED till further notice.

Monday, September 21, 2020 6:00 PM

Monthly meeting of Oxford Town Council at 6 pm in the Town Hall.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:00 AM

Quilting at the Northport Community Centre. CANCELLED till further notice.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:00 PM

Pugwash Fire Department Toonie Draw, the 50/50 community fundraiser. Click HERE for details.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Wentworth Recreation Centre. Limited to the first 50 people. Public health rules in place.

Saturday, September 26, 2020 9:00 AM

Yard Sale at the Peace Branch, Royal Canadian Legion in Pugwash.

Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:00 PM

Chase the Ace at the Royal Canadian Legion in Pugwash. Click HERE for details. CANCELLED till further notice.

Sunday, September 27, 2020 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Northport Community Centre. CANCELLED till further notice.

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