Hunter to reoffer in District 3

Darrell Cole
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Going for seventh term on Cumberland municipal council

Cumberland County Warden Keith Hunter announced Wednesday he will be reoffering in District 3 in this October's municipal election.

TIDNISH – After six terms in municipal office Cumberland County Warden Keith Hunter has decided he will seek a seventh when voters go to the polls in this fall’s municipal elections.

Hunter, who was first elected in 1991, will be reoffering in District 3. If successful in October’s municipal vote, he will let his name stand again for warden in November.

“I feel that I have some unfinished business in a number of initiatives and projects that I’d like to see completed,” Hunter said. “I enjoy doing what I’m doing and there’s still lots left to be done. Everyone says that, but it’s true. We’re just getting started on the Pugwash master plan and the Maccan water and sewer projects are just a couple of things I’d like to see completed.”

The Tidnish resident was elected deputy warden in 1998 and became warden in 2000.

Hunter ran Jerry’s Supermarket in Amherst between 1969 and 2006 and has been active in various community agencies and organizations including the Athol Forestry Co-op, Nova Scotia Municipal Finance Corporation, the Central Nova Tourist Association, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Cumberland Joint Services Management Authority.

He is presently on the board of directors with the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities and has served as the rural caucus chair of that organization since 2008.

Hunter has also been on the board at the Sunset Adult Residential Centre and the North Tyndal Wellfield Advisory Committee.

Looking ahead, Hunter sees the county becoming a hub of green energy. The county is working with the towns of Springhill and Parrsboro to develop and attract wind, solar, tidal and geothermal energy projects.

“If we can offer a lower power rate to businesses coming into Cumberland County by using green energy we could make this an attractive place to start or maintain a business,” the warden said.


Organizations: Cumberland municipal council, Athol Forestry Co, Nova Scotia Municipal Finance Central Nova Tourist Association Federation of Canadian Municipalities Cumberland Joint Services Management Authority Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities Sunset Adult Residential Centre North Tyndal Wellfield Advisory Committee

Geographic location: Pugwash, Maccan, Amherst Springhill Cumberland County

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Recent comments

  • will
    August 12, 2012 - 22:28

    Don't you think it's about time to give this guy the boot!!!!

  • Reason
    August 10, 2012 - 10:21

    Excellent idea! Let's start by picketing one of the local farms for gouging us. Or force the local doctors and nurses to work more overtime. Of course we could just have the government set fair prices by decree. A number of governments have done this very successfully in the past...USSR, Cuba, Venezuela is currently imposing these types of measures. In only 10 years they've gone from being an agricultural exporter to being forced to import foods. Ah, it will be paradise!

  • Jason
    August 10, 2012 - 02:52

    6 terms in political office? how does he keep things so fresh and interesting?

  • Wingman
    August 09, 2012 - 13:46

    Keith is a good guy but I think it is time for a change and hope we elect all new councillors. It's time to start demanding more from the people who represent us including cheap power rates for the residents and let the businesses worry about themselves. It's time for the council to start holding our elected officials feet both provincially and federally to the fire about high power rates, ER closures, fuel prices, food prices just to name a few instead of sitting back saying nothing.

  • County Boy
    August 09, 2012 - 11:07

    He was the county warden through all this mess at CREDA? And he likely knew all about it? This guy should go back to the grocery business because he doesn't deserve anybodys vote/