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Monday, February 17, 2020

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Local warnings, cancellations and closures

February 17

• Many places are closed today for the Heritage Day holiday.

• The emergency department at the Pugwash hospital will be closed between 6 and 8 pm.

Follow @SixRiversNews on Twitter for quick updates.

To report cancellations or closures, phone or text 902-614-3000 or email news@sixrivers.ca. Listen to Six Rivers Radio HERE for current updates during storm or extreme conditions. Report power outages to 1-877-428-6004.



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Arson Threatens Firefighters and Resources
Staff Reporter
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Arson Threatens Firefighters and Resources

The MLA for Cumberland South says arson creates a huge waste of firefighting resources and is a direct threat to firefighters.

Tory Rushton was responding to questions yesterday on Six Rivers Radio when asked about the two suspicious fires near River Philip on the weekend.

Rushton was formerly the chief of the Oxford Fire Department who has seen his share of fires deliberately set.

The two fires happened just after midnight last Saturday, about fifteen minutes and twelve kilometres apart.

Rushton noted four fire departments were pressed into service for a few hours in the dark of night.

He said they are volunteers with jobs and families who need them. They should not be put at risk by somebody intentionally setting fires.

It follows a long run of intentional fires between Collingwood and Springhill early last year. Late in the year, a man was arrested following a number of fires set around New Salem.

The RCMP are investigating the latest fire calls.

The photo shows firefighters and political leaders from across the county meeting in Springhill last year to discuss details of a series of intentional fires that plagued the Collingwood/Springhill area.

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Events This Week

Monday, February 17, 2020 10:00 AM

Rug Hooking at Northport Community Centre.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:00 AM

Quilting at the Northport Community Centre.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:00 PM

Monthly meeting of Oxford Town Council at 6 pm in the Town Hall.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:00 PM

Pugwash Fire Department Toonie Draw, the 50/50 community fundraiser.

Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Wentworth Recreation Centre

Friday, February 21, 2020 6:00 PM

Fun Night at the Malagash Legion. Pass the Ace, Jig the Joker, and board games.

Saturday, February 22, 2020 3:00 PM

Chase the Ace at the Royal Canadian Legion in Pugwash. Click HERE for details.

Sunday, February 23, 2020 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Northport Community Centre.

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