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.
UPDATE - 3:20 pm - Public Works crew is finishing up for today will be turning the water services back on for all those that are off due to the repair here shortly.
There is more work to be done and Public Works will be starting at the site on Waverly Street around 8 am and we expect them turning the water services off for Waverly Street and also from Waverly Street to Pleasant Street tomorrow beginning around 8:30 am.
Expect more updates as they develop, we are sorry for the inconvenience and are working hard to get this repaired quickly.
UPDATE - 2:50 pm, September 21, 2021 regarding the Water Break on Waverly Street.
Public Works is able to turn water services back on for James Street and Duke Street - and surrounding streets to those.
Public Works remains working on the Water Break and continues to have Waverly and Upper Water Streets off for the moment.
We are sorry for the inconvenience and will be updating again here shortly.
UPDATE - 1:45 pm September 21, 2021 regarding the Water Break on Waverly Street.
Public Works Team ran into complications as they were repairing the water break on Waverly Street.
They had to shut off water to James Street, Duke Street and Upper Water Street. Streets surrounding those areas may be affected as well.
As of now, we are unable to estimate the time we can reconnect the water services.
We will update this post as this develops.
Notice to Oxford Residents.
There is a water break on Waverly Street that Public Works have scheduled to work on tomorrow morning (September 21) at 8:30 am.
The water interruptions is expected to begin around 8:30 am and affecting those that live on and close to Waverly Street.
If all goes as planned, the water interruptions will be for a few hours.
Please share this message with those you know that may be affected.
Celebrating Seniors! Join in on the fun at the 2021 Seniors Celebration Day and Expo in Springhill, NS.
Phase 5 of Reopening Delayed, please see link for more details. Stay safe everyone!
Water Break on the South Side of Oxford. Starting from Pugwash Road, Upper Water Street, Handel Street and surrounding streets.
Public Works will need to start turning off water around 9:15 am September 8 and the water will need to be turned off and on throughout the morning.
We anticipate this inconvenience for a few hours and are working very hard to get this fixed quickly.
Please note the Town Office in Oxford will be closed on Monday, September 6 and re-open on Tuesday, September 7.
Town Alarm TEST, Oxford NS
Thursday, August 12 at 1 pm, Oxford Frozen Foods will be testing the alarm for approximately one minute.
This will actually be a TEST, not an actual emergency.
Please share this message.
A NEW Water break for tomorrow (July 30, 2021) beginning roughly around 8 am.
The water break is on the Pugwash Road and needs to be repaired.
Public Works plans to shut off water service in that area beginning around 8 am.
This is expected to affect those homes and businesses on Pugwash Road, Dufferin Street, Horton Street, Handle Street and streets surrounding that area.
We apologize for the inconvenience and plan to have this repaired as quick as possible.
UPDATE on Water Main project on Water Street: July 29, 2021 - 12:50 pm.
Water should be back on now! If it is not, please call the Town Office at 902-447-2170.
Thank you for your understanding with all of this.
The Public Works team is working very hard to get this project finished quickly.
Notice to the Public
A Special Town Council meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 3 at 6 pm.
This meeting will be streamed live to FaceBook on our Town of Oxford NS: Official Site.
A copy of the Council Package can be found on this link. pdf 2021 08 03 Special Council Agenda Package (1.88 MB)