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New Community Identity Signs installed

Be on the look out!

It has been a long time coming, the new Community Identity Signs has just been installed along the highway.

Close to every 30 years, communities are mandated to change their Community Identity Signs. We were notified two years ago that we had to have this done before March 31, 2023.

A special thank you to Diana MacKay and Dave Spencer (the designers of the Community Identity Sign), they both donated their time and talent to this project!

We don't have a picture of the sign yet from the highway, below is the image of the design.

Fun Fact!
We were told, by the designers of the sign, how the colour scheme came together. One of the blue stripes is the colour used in the Town official promotional materials, the other blue is the same as the blue from the Nova Scotia flag, and the orange is the colour used in the Sunrise Trail signage.

Its really nice to see projects come together!

Watermain Repair - Foundry Street - 8:00 AM March 29, 2023

Public Works Notice: Watermain Repair on Foundry Street - March 29, 2023


Update as of 11:55 AM - Repair has been made and water is back on! Thank you for your patience!

Update as of 11:36 AM - The leak has been located and repairs are underway!

Tomorrow morning, March 29, 2023, the public works team will be completing a water main repair on Foundry Street starting at 8:00 AM.
Unfortunately due to the nature of the repair the water will need to be shut off.
Traffic signs will be In place. Effected areas will be Foundry Street only. 

Join Us in Cumberland Official Campaign Press Release


The Join Us In Cumberland campaign was initiated by the Department of Labour, Skills & Immigration and the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce to attract skilled labour to our county.

Please take a moment to read default Join Us In Cumberland Press Release (316 KB)

You can also check out the website and social media ( and #joinunsincumberland respectively).

March 26, 2023 is Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness Month

March 26, 2023 is Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness Month

The Town of Oxford together with the Epilepsy Association of the Maritimes (EAM), Purple Day and the Maritime Provinces are showing their purple to support Epilepsy awareness month and Purple Day this Sunday March 26, 2023. We ask everyone to participate and wear your purple to show support and raise awareness and reduce stigma for your community members who live with Epilepsy.

Epilepsy Association of the Maritimes (EAM) has been providing education, programming and support for persons living with epilepsy and their families in the Maritime Provinces for over 40 years. EAM provides education and awareness to workplaces, schools, and community groups about supporting people with epilepsy and how to respond if someone has a seizure. EAM awards scholarships and bursaries to youth living with epilepsy who pursue post-secondary education. Join the EAM newsletter to be kept informed and visit the Epilepsy Association of the Maritimes website and Purple Day website to learn more, become a member and donate.

2023 Council Picture Cropped

Water is off on Foundry Street


UPDATE as of 11:58 AM:  Water service has been repaired and water is turned back on.

Message from Public Works:

The public works team has been onsite on Foundry Street to do a valve repair and unfortunately there is a further leak. 
Currently water has been shut off to make the necessary repairs.

Poverty Reduction Committee - Call for Citizen Appointments

Intermunicipal Poverty Reduction Advisory Committee

Call for Citizen Appointments- Town of Oxford 

The Intermunicipal Poverty Reduction Advisory committee is looking for interested citizens to fill appointments for the vacant position representing the Town of Oxford:  

Poverty Reduction Advisory Committee – this intermunicipal Committee advises respective Councils in fulfilling its responsibilities and initiatives related to poverty in our communities. 

In particular, the Committee assists Councils by: 

a. Recommending initiatives related to poverty reduction;
b. Providing recommendations on ways to educate the community and engage stakeholders;
c. Reviewing studies, plans and proposals related to this area and providing comments to staff and recommendations to Council in accordance with this information;
d. Proposing changes to policy to encourage or enable Council’s goals in the poverty reduction area;
e. Provide staff with information beneficial to the strategic direction of Council as it relates to poverty reduction. 

The Committee is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and creating a diverse and inclusive organization.

Please provide a written letter of your background and interests to

Sharon Bristol Director, Community Living, PO Box 516, 98 East Victoria Street, Amherst, NS B4H 4A1 or by email to 

All applications must be received by Friday March 31, 2023 at 4:30 P.M.

Public Works Winter Maintenance Notice


Please be careful on the sidewalks and streets. 
Public Works sidewalk plow is being worked on. 
However, sidewalk salting continues. 
A water in the fuel issue is being worked on currently for the town salt truck as well. 
Maintenance is ongoing and will be back to full strength soon.

Good news - Public Works loader has been repaired

Good news! 

A faulty component has been found and a repair has been made to the public works loader. 

The repairing company and public works is anticipating that this repair will solve the issue and it will go back into service immediately.