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The Race is On for Mayor of Cumberland
Staff Reporter
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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.

First off the mark was Jason Blanch, a Green Party candidate in the last federal election. Blanch served as a town councillor in Amherst before moving into the county.

The most recent to file papers is Murray Scott, the former Conservative MLA for Cumberland South and speaker of the Nova Scotia Legislature. 

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, September 9th.

A number of new candidates have filed papers for council seats but at the time of writing none of the incumbents made official declarations. It is not uncommon to file closer to the deadline when a councillor considers a re-election.

A number of current councillors hinted they would not re-offer in the revised electoral districts, now eight instead of thirteen. At least three have said they are retiring from municipal politics including Don Fletcher, Maryanne Jackson, Lynne Welton, and Warden Al Gillis. However, they have till next Wednesday to re-consider.

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Events This Week

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:00 AM

Place Your Order for a Baked Fresh Fundraiser for Big Lake Camp. Click HERE for details.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:00 PM

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

Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:00 PM

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

Saturday, October 24, 2020 3:00 PM

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

Sunday, October 25, 2020 7:00 PM

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

Monday, October 26, 2020 10:00 AM

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

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:00 AM

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

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