Cumberland County -
Autumn House hosting evening of art
AMHERST - Facing a potential deficit at the end of this fiscal year, Autumn House is hoping this weekend's annual fundraiser is a bigger success than in previous years.
Each year, the Evening of Art is the transition house's biggest fundraiser, averaging $8,500.
This year's Evening of Art takes place at Amherst Regional High School on Saturday. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the auction starting at 8 p.m.
Scott continues jail fight
SPRINGHILL - Cumberland South MLA Murray Scott is asking provincial Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union president Joan Jessome to get involved in the campaign opposing the decision to build a new jail in northern Nova Scotia, but excluding Cumberland County from the process.
Scott sent the letter in response to one Jessome sent him earlier in the month in which she said that whatever the government decides, she expects it to abide by the provisions of the union's collective agreement and ensure that members jobs and rights are protected.
The MLA said Jessome needs to do everything she can to protect the correctional officers' jobs in Cumberland County.
Biggs Drive treatment
plant to get retrofit
UPPER NAPPAN - The wastewater treatment facility servicing those on Biggs Drive is getting a retrofit.
The Municipality of Cumberland County approved a motion at a council meeting Wednesday to accept a $45,500 design proposal from ABL Environmental.
Robert Streatch, director of public works for the county, said the oversight committee is confident the proposal meets all the requirements and comes well under the $61,000 budget for the project.