Update! - 2:00 pm January 5, 2022
Water Service is back on.
We apologize for the water interruption.
Thank you to the Public Works team in getting this fixed promptly and for the Town of Amherst for lending a hand.
Water Break Notice!
11:10 am - January 5, 2022
There is a water break on Waverly Street that Public Works are currently working on. This may cause water interruptions to those that reside in that area.
If there is a water interruption, it should not be for too long.
This post will be updated as the work is progressing.
Come join Town Council on Monday, December 20 at 6 pm as they host the Town Council Meeting.
A copy of the Council Agenda and package can be found on this link.
The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk to raise money for local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness.
Team up, walk, and fundraise!
It’s cold out there... but there’s no place like home.
Town Hall will be closed to the public today, December 10, 2021, as the furnace needs repaired.
We apologize for the inconvenience and plan to re-open on Monday, December 13.
Town Council has made it a priority to make Oxford more accessible. Therefore an Accessibility Advisory Committee has been formed.
We need at least two more interested volunteers, that are passionate about accessibility, to sit on our committee with us.
We meet monthly, in the evening and right now we are working on an Accessibility Plan for the Town of Oxford.
The Accessibility Advisory Committee provides advice to Town Council on identifying, preventing, and eliminating barriers to people with disabilities in municipal programs, services, initiatives and facilities.
We are striving to become a barrier-free community.
Anyone who is interested, please contact Linda at 902-447-2624.
The next meeting is scheduled for tonight (December 9 at 6 pm) in case you want to come check us out to see what it is like. We will meet in a months time after this, no date set as of yet.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer board member with the Police Advisory Board, for the Town of Oxford?
The Police Advisory Board needs an interested volunteer to give input on policing services and issues for the Town of Oxford.
This committee makes recommendations to the Town Council for consideration to assist in keeping the Oxford citizens safe.
Come join us! We meet every three months on a Tuesday evening. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 11 at 6 pm.
If you are interested or would like more details, contact Linda at 902-447-2624.
The Community Economic Development Committee, for the Town of Oxford, are looking for two volunteers to join the team.
We meet on a monthly basis, in the evening, and really need public input with this committee.
If you are interested, or would like more information on this, please contact Linda at the Town Office, 902-447-2624.
Town of Oxford Residents, that reside on Little River Road and surrounding streets in that area, please note that Public Works will be working on the water line.
This work is planned to begin around 8:30 am. Public Works may not need to turn off the water, but if they do, it is due to the maintenance that is required.
We are sorry for the inconvenience. If there is an interruption of water service, the Public Works Crew will be working hard to have it back on quickly.
Please share this message to anyone you know that may be affected.
Town of Oxford Residents, please be aware that tomorrow (Friday, December 3) there will be NO crossguard service available during the 8:15 - 8:45 am time frame at our three-way intersection.
There will be crossguard service available for the noon and afterschool time frames.
Please share this information to your friends, family and neighbours.
There is a water break on James Street again today (November 17)!!
The expected time for water services being turned off is 12:30 pm.
All residents and businesses that were affected the past two days will be affected again today (November 17).
We are so sorry for the inconvenience of this and the Public Works crew will be working very hard to get this back on as soon as it is possible.
Oxford residents and businesses that were affected with yesterday's (November 15) water break, will be affected again today.
On James Street, the water line just broke (around 2 pm) and the Public Works will need to get back down in there to fix this.
This will affect the water service starting around 3:30 pm. We are sorry for the inconvenience of this and will have the water service turned back on as soon as it is possible.
Streets affected are James, Main, Lower Main, Water and all surrounding streets to these areas.
Please help us spread the word about this water interruption.Updates will follow as events happen.
Affecting all residents and businesses in the Downtown area of Oxford (Water Street, Main Street, James Street, Lower Main Street and surrounding streets)
Public Works need to repair a Water Break on James Street.
We expect water service to be off by 12:30 pm and it is unknown as to how long this will be for, as it depends on the severity of the break.
Please share this notice with those that may be affected.
We are sorry for the inconvenience and will get the water service back on, as soon it is possible.
Come join Oxford Town Council as they meet on Monday, November 15 to discuss municipal concerns and give updates.
The meeting will be streamed live to Facebook at 6 pm.
Attached is a copy of the Council's package for discussion.
Town Hall and the Transfer Site
Remembrance Day Hours
In observance of Remembrance Day the Town Hall and the Transfer Site will be closed on Thursday, November 11.
Both of these sites will re-open again on Friday, November 12 for normal business hours.
Council and Staff would like to thank those who served our Country and thank those that continue to serve.
~ They gave their tomorrows so we could have our today... Lest we forget ~ author unknown
pdf Remembrance Day Service (1.06 MB) - link to Order of Service
November 11, 2021
Oxford, NS - commences 10:45 am at the Cenotaph
Organized and Hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Oxford Branch #36
Masks are required to be worn at the service - more details below.
With restrictions due to COVID-19, the Remembrance Day Cenotaph service will have some changes.
This year there will be no parade and the Legion will not be open on the morning of November 11, 2021. The service will commence at 10:45 am at the Cenotaph.
At the end of the service, please ask those on duty to remove your wreath if you wish to take it home or to place your individual poppy on your wreath. Please utilize the hand sanitizing stations before receiving your wreath. The balance of the wreaths will remain on the stands until 3:30 pm.
There will be no flyer, with the order of service, distributed at the Cenotaph. A PDF file is attached to this message for you to review and download if you would like to take it to the service with you.
Your mask MUST be worn to this service. If you have a medical reason to not wear a mask, please observe social distancing protocol.
There will be no gathering after the service at the legion or evening dinner.
Details of the Remembrance Day Service for Oxford will be posted here early next week.
In response to Nova Scotia Health’s (NSH) decision to temporarily change the hours of the Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) at All Saints Springhill Hospital, municipal officials from the Cumberland region, MLAs Tory Rushton and Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin and a group of local health stakeholders, including those representing local hospital foundations and both physician and non-physician recruitment committees, met with senior staff of NSH earlier this week in Springhill.
Cumberland Mayor Murray Scott, Amherst Mayor David Kogon, Oxford Councillor Paul Jones, the MLAs, and the local stakeholders all expressed concerns and frustration with the present state of health care in the Cumberland region.
Nova Scotia Health officials provided the group with an update on the process that led to the temporary closure. They committed to the future of All Saints Hospital, that the current changes were temporary and that Emergency Room services would be restored after the temporary reassignment of staff was complete. They also committed to regular updates for the community.
Those in attendance, 16 in all, have committed to work together to support the recruitment and retention of staff and physicians to deliver programs and services at All Saints Hospital in Springhill, North Cumberland Hospital in Pugwash, South Cumberland Community Care Clinic in Parrsboro, Bayview Memorial Health Centre in Advocate and Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Upper Nappan.
Nova Scotia Health, Cumberland region Mayors and MLAs, the community recruitment committees and health care foundations have all agreed to keep the lines of communication open as they work through this temporary closure.
Back by popular demand!
Pfizer Vaccine Clinic (COVID-19 Vaccinations)
Oxford Fire Hall, Tuesday October 12 between 10 am - 3 pm. Walk-ins only, you must bring your health card.
In recognition of National Truth and Reconciliation Day, the Oxford Transfer Site, Oxford Town Hall, and the Public Works Garage will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.
Tomorrow (September 24) Public Works has a water break that needs to be fixed.
This is on Horton Street.
The water interruption is planning to start around 9 am and for a couple of hours (if all goes as planned).
The areas that may be affected is Pugwash Road and all those streets past that (Upper Water Street Area).
We are sorry for the inconvenience to those affected and will get this water fixed as quick as possible.