Cumberland

Colin J.D. Crooks has published his debut novel, a fantasy titled “The Shards of Etherious: Arisen.” (headshot photo courtesy Joslyn Kilborn Photography)

Cumberland author delves into fantasy world with debut novel

The Shards of Etherious: Arisen is the first book of a five-book series

 

Cumberland’s council is looking at more ways to preserve its heritage not only through its museum and archives but through historic buildings. Record file photo

Cumberland considers density bonus to preserve heritage

The incentive is just one of many steps community looking at to protect older sites

 

A concept plan for the Bevan Road industrial lands from 2020. Council recently approved variances to help move along the development. Image, Village of Cumberland

Cumberland approves variance for Bevan industrial lands

Change allows one site to be smaller than the minimum lot size

 

Cumberland is demanding a major clean-up at a Derwent Avenue property. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland orders massive clean-up at downtown house

Uninsured vehicles, illegal structures have been subject of multiple complaints

Cumberland is demanding a major clean-up at a Derwent Avenue property. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Work on the first phase of renovations at the Village of Cumberland office is nearing completion. Record file photo

Cumberland office close to re-opening after reno

First phase with COVID measures should be done this month

Work on the first phase of renovations at the Village of Cumberland office is nearing completion. Record file photo
Cumberland has long gone its own way when it comes to parks. Record file photo

Cumberland hesitant about regional park service

Community was left out of area park plan back fifty years ago

Cumberland has long gone its own way when it comes to parks. Record file photo
An alley between Derwent and Dusnmuir in Cumberland points to some challenges for service access. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Alleys causing issues for Cumberland services

Variance request will go to advisory planning commission

An alley between Derwent and Dusnmuir in Cumberland points to some challenges for service access. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Manager of protective services Mike Williamson holds up his new bar for 45 years of fire service during a recent Zoom meeting of Cumberland council. Image, screenshot

Cumberland fire chief honoured for 45 years

Mike Williamson joined as junior firefighter at age 16

Manager of protective services Mike Williamson holds up his new bar for 45 years of fire service during a recent Zoom meeting of Cumberland council. Image, screenshot
The Village of Cumberland office is one of the targets for some grant funding work. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland council weighs COVID-19 funding priorities

Some priorities for COVID-19 funds including improve IT and adapting work spaces

The Village of Cumberland office is one of the targets for some grant funding work. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Cumberland council still has questions about Coal Valley Estates’ latest plans. Record file photo

Cumberland council still has questions over Coal Valley’s plans

Issues persist around water flow, blasting effects and wetlands

Cumberland council still has questions about Coal Valley Estates’ latest plans. Record file photo
Cumberland Museum and Archives opened in 1981. Record file photo

Cumberland, museum work toward long-term lease

“I think our relationship proves that we are not intending to move them.”

Cumberland Museum and Archives opened in 1981. Record file photo
Cumberland council decided on debt terms to finance its new fire hall. Record file photo

Cumberland chooses shorter debt period for fire hall borrowing

Council also wants to push province into support for small communities’ fire protection

Cumberland council decided on debt terms to finance its new fire hall. Record file photo
There are more apartments coming for downtown Cumberland, but council wants to look at how to make sure there are rental units available. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Cumberland council calls for rental zoning options

Provincial amendments have only allowed communities to consider rental zoning since 2018

There are more apartments coming for downtown Cumberland, but council wants to look at how to make sure there are rental units available. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Christmas will look a bit different in Cumberland this year, not only because of COVID restrictions but due to changes from BC Hydro about hanging decorations on the poles. Record file photo

Snowflakes a no-go for Cumberland’s power poles

Village, business association looking to promote shopping local for holidays

Christmas will look a bit different in Cumberland this year, not only because of COVID restrictions but due to changes from BC Hydro about hanging decorations on the poles. Record file photo
Cumberland resident Lorna Clark says she's going to treat herself to a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings, after winning $50,000 on a Bingo Blast scratch ticket. Photo supplied
Cumberland resident Lorna Clark says she's going to treat herself to a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings, after winning $50,000 on a Bingo Blast scratch ticket. Photo supplied
Cumberland resident Lorna Clark says she’s going to treat herself to a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings, after winning $50,000 on a Bingo Blast scratch ticket. Photo supplied
Cumberland resident Lorna Clark says she’s going to treat herself to a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings, after winning $50,000 on a Bingo Blast scratch ticket. Photo supplied
The Lamplighters wants to end its lease with the village. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Briefs: Cumberland agrees to end hall lease with Lamplighters

Council aims to add more daytime meetings in 2021 for seniors

The Lamplighters wants to end its lease with the village. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The Food Share program volunteers pack supplies for food-insecure families. Screenshot, CCSS website

Cumberland council OK’s money for food program

Community school group asks to use unused money to help families

The Food Share program volunteers pack supplies for food-insecure families. Screenshot, CCSS website
The Village of Cumberland takes its next steps on budget. Record file photo

Cumberland takes next steps on tax hike

Average home estimated to go up $269; median business up by $471

The Village of Cumberland takes its next steps on budget. Record file photo
One of the most recent mural proposals. Image, Village of Cumberland report

Cumberland rejects second round of mural plans

Developer will pay a security deposit to cover future cost of wall treatment

One of the most recent mural proposals. Image, Village of Cumberland report