Major Rural Broadband Network Taking Shape in Cumberland and Colchester
One of the largest optic fibre-based high speed internet networks in rural Canada is being built in the Municipalities of Colchester and Cumberland.   An Agreement between the Municipalities and Xplornet Communications Inc. was signed on August 21st following unanimous approval of both Councils.  Click here to continue reading full media release.



Volunteer Opportunity: Accessibility Advisory Committee for the Municipality of Colchester

Are you looking to make a difference in your community? Why not consider serving as a volunteer member of the newly formed Accessibility Advisory Committee? The Accessibility Advisory Committee provides advice to the Municipality of Colchester on identifying, preventing, and eliminating barriers to people with disabilities in programs, services, initiatives, and facilities. The Committee plays a pivotal role in helping the Municipality of Colchester to become accessible and in compliance with Nova Scotia’s Accessibility Act (2017)

For more information, and to apply, click here


2020 Municipal Election scheduled for October 17th.  For more information about the upcoming Election or for contact information of the Municipal Returning Office, please click here.


Balefill Variance Extended for Recyclables

On April 27, the Minister of Environment granted landfills temporary permission to dispose of recyclables during this unprecedented time and regular collection will continue.

An extension to the variance to landfill material has been granted until July 20th, 2020. This extension was necessary to allow for arrival of personal protective equipment to the facility. It is expected at this time that personal protective equipment will be on site by July 20th and will allow workers to safely work near each other. This personal protective equipment will provide a viable long-term solution for the facility to continue to operate during these unprecedented times even when there is a shortage of disposable N95 masks. Click here for more details regarding the variance.


Municipal Offices Re-Open to the Public June 17th - Click here for more information before planning your visit.


Feed Nova Scotia offers a COVID-19 Food Box Program - click here for information about the Program.


Community Development services such as planning and building inspection are now offered electronically and by telephone.  For contact information, please visit our Community Development page by clicking here.


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