The Town of Oxford Special Council meeting will be streamed live to the Town of Oxford NS: Official Site (FaceBook).
The meeting is Monday June 22, 2020 and begins at 6:00 pm.
Click this link to view the Council Package for June 22, 2020.
Notice to Residents and Businesses,
Beginning Monday, June 22nd, Town Hall will reopen to the public with regular business hours of 10 am to 3:30 pm.
Be advised that COVID-19 prevention measures will be in place. Read the attached PDF file for more details.
Click here for a link to the CAO Report and Draft Budget for 2020 / 2021 that was presented at the Regular Council Meeting on June 15, 2020.
The Town of Oxford Regular Council meeting will be streamed live to the Town of Oxford NS: Official Site (FaceBook).
The meeting is Monday June 15, 2020 and begins at 6:00 pm.
The Town of Oxford Committee of the Whole meeting will be streamed live to the Town of Oxford NS: Official Site (FaceBook) tonight at 6:00 pm (June 8).
Click this link for a copy of the Committee of the Whole Council Package.
Attention Oxford Residents and Businesses!
There is a water break on Water Street that the Public Works Crew is working on first thing this morning.
This will cause a service disruption on Water Street, James Street, Jackson Street and other surrounding streets.
As of right now, we are unsure as to how long this service interruption will be.
Please take notice that the Town of Oxford Committee of the Whole meeting that was scheduled for June 1st is postponed to June 8th at 6 pm.
Below is a copy of a document that the Nova Scotia Department of Business released regarding frequently asked questions about reopening.
What can reopen and when, information regarding daycares and more.
Oxford residents and businesses, the Town of Oxford recognizes that many citizens and businesses have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Therefore, the Town is offering a one-time property tax financing program for owners of residential and commercial properties negatively affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Below is a link to more details on the Municipal Property Tax Financing Program.
Great news today from Premier McNeill and Dr. Strang.
As part of the initial steps in the provincial recovery from the first wave of COVID-19, some restrictions are being lifted.
1. Nova Scotians can choose to create an immediate family bubble.
This means two immediate family households can come together without physical distancing. This could mean parents, siblings, grandparents – families will have to figure out who is in their bubble. The two households must be mutually exclusive. We are not encouraging large families to gather in large groups for barbeques and reunions. This is a first step to allow immediate family to gather in small groups. This change is effective immediately.
2. Public beaches in Nova Scotia will be allowed to be open for public access effective May 16, 2020, at 8 a.m
3. The following activities at outdoor facilities will be allowed to resume effective, May 16, 2020, at 8 a.m:
These activities are able to resume at this early stage with the understanding that people can safely participate in them without the need for an official sport program.
Please note that there can be no practices, coaching, etc; no spectators; and no tournaments, regattas, competitions, etc.
Resumption of these activities is approved under the following general conditions:
- Take place outdoors
- Can be done by an individual or by multiple people who can maintain physical distance of at least 2 metres
- Access to a facility (i.e. washrooms, changing rooms, equipment rooms) either before or after taking part in the activity must be limited, and the facility must be able to comply with all requirements of the COVID-19 Public Health order currently in place with respect to physical distance and maximum numbers
- Before, during and after activities while at the location where the activity occurs
- Individuals must maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres from others except when two or more individuals are in the same immediate family bubble
- Immediate family bubbles must maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres from other immediate family bubbles
- Activities must not include the sharing of common equipment unless the individuals are from the same immediate family bubble.
- Equipment should be cleaned with an appropriate disinfecting cleaner prior to and after use.
Personal Protective Measures
- Individuals who are unwell must not participate in the activity
- Participants should be reminded of the need for proper hand hygiene before and after their activity; this should be supported by providing access to water/soap or hand sanitizer as is feasible for the specific location
- Participants should be reminded of the need for cough etiquette and not touching their face
- The province-wide ban on open fires has been extended to Monday, June 1 at 11:59 p.m.
- Use of backyard appliances like chimineas and fire pits will be temporarily permitted for households.
For the most up-to-date information about coronavirus, please refer to the provincial government website.
Nova Scotia Power advises that in the Oxford area there may be a power interruption on Sunday May 17, 2020 starting around 7:00 am for about 4 hours.
Please share this information with your friends, families and neighbours. Stay safe and well.
The water break on Horton Street is now fixed and the water is back on.
Attention Oxford Residents!
There is a water break on Horton Street.
We anticipate that the water service may be interrupted starting anytime between 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm and we expect this to be about an hour long interruption.
This may affect residents and businesses on the South Side of Oxford.
Good News Oxford!
Easing of Some Public Health Measures around COVID 19 has been announced today.
Everyone is encouraged to use common sense so that newly relaxed restrictions can be successful, maintain physical distancing, and continue to check in on friends and family. If we do this the right way, we will all be able to enjoy more freedoms in the coming weeks. We can do it!!
For full details, check out this link.
Latest update for businesses, as of April 23, 2020.
The Cumberland Business Connecter has organized a consolidated document regarding programs that are available for businesses.
pdf Click Here (748 KB) for a PDF document of Cumberland County Community Supports we have available in Cumberland County during COVID 19.
The Town of Oxford flags will be at half mast in recognition of the weekend’s tragic events in Nova Scotia.
Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to family, friends and colleagues of Constable Heidi Stevenson and all the victims who lost their lives and were injured as a result of the tragedy.
As fellow Nova Scotians, we offer our support and sympathies to the broader community of our province.
Attention Oxford Residents: There may be a water interruption on Foundry Street and surrounding streets.
This should only be for a small amount of time.
Public Works is working as quickly as they can.
Please click on the above link for an updated list.
Oxford Area Businesses:
The Food Bank is currently maintaining regular hours.
Canadian Impacts of COVID-19
COVID-19 has caused many impacts on everyday living.
Below is a link to a voluntary survey that is collecting data on the impacts of COVID-19 for Canadians.
Oxford Residents! Please share with your friends, neighbours and families.
If you require financial assistance at this time, you can find benefits offered by the Canadian Federal Government below:
Dedicated EI Phone Line: 1-833-381-2725 Employment Insurance: How To Apply For EI: Click Here.
Emergency Support Benefit: Have You Been Laid Off Or Your Hours Reduced? Click Here.
Emergency Insurance Sickness Benefit: No Paid Sick Leave, Are You Quarantined, Sick? Click Here.
Emergency Care Benefit: If You’re Unable To Claim EI But Are Sick Or Quarantined And/Or Are Taking Care Of Family Members: Click Here.
Need Mortgage Help? Mortgage Support For Canadians: Click Here.
Child Care Benefits: Increased Child Care Benefit Information: Click Here.
Student Loan Deferrals: How Can I Defer My Student Loans? Click Here.
Tax Deadline: Filing Deadline Pushed Back Until June 1st: Click Here.
Support For Seniors: Reduced Minimum Withdrawals For Registered Retirement Income Funds: Click Here.
April is Volunteer Month... See who have been named Oxford's Representative Volunteers of the Year.
Read how the Town of Oxford is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Do you know where the saying "This too shall pass" originated? You might be surprised.
Click on this link for our most recent newsletter. pdf 2020-04-01 April Newsletter Town of Oxford NS (256 KB)
April is also Poetry Month! Read more here: https://www.facebook.com/PoetryAtLargeOxford/