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Local warnings, cancellations and closures

December 14

The emergency department at the Pugwash hospital is OPEN.

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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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Hospital Emergency is Open All Week

Hospital Emergency is Open All Week

Hospital Emergency is Open All Week

Hospital Emergency is Open All Week

The emergency department at the Pugwash Hospital is open today and all week too.
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Pugwash Church to Close After Christmas

Pugwash Church to Close After Christmas

Pugwash Church to Close After Christmas

Pugwash Church to Close After Christmas

Another Pugwash area church will close its doors at the end of December.
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One Awesome Night Returns to Pugwash

One Awesome Night Returns to Pugwash

One Awesome Night Returns to Pugwash

One Awesome Night Returns to Pugwash

The second edition of One Awesome Night will take place this evening at the Pugwash Farmers Market.
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A sad but Important 30th Anniversary

A sad but Important 30th Anniversary

A sad but Important 30th Anniversary

A sad but Important 30th Anniversary

Today marks 30 years since 14 young women were murdered at L'École Polytechnique in Montreal.
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Oxford Committee Reviews Police Service

Oxford Committee Reviews Police Service

Oxford Committee Reviews Police Service

Oxford Committee Reviews Police Service

The committee looking into ways to cut the cost of police service in the Town of Oxford met last night to discuss the results of last month's public meeting on the matter.
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Six-year-old Medal of Honour Winner

Six-year-old Medal of Honour Winner

Six-year-old Medal of Honour Winner

Six-year-old Medal of Honour Winner

Two Nova Scotia heroes received The Medal of Bravery, the province's highest recognition for bravery, at a ceremony held today in Halifax.
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Oxford Keeps Tighter Rein on Tax Spending

Oxford Keeps Tighter Rein on Tax...

Oxford Keeps Tighter Rein on Tax Spending

Oxford Keeps Tighter Rein on Tax Spending

Oxford Town Council heard from the Nova Scotia Municipal Finance Corporation (MFC) last night on best practices for handling residents tax dollars.
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Doctor Shortage Now Affecting Nursing Homes

Doctor Shortage Now Affecting Nursing...

Doctor Shortage Now Affecting Nursing Homes

Doctor Shortage Now Affecting Nursing Homes

The Progressive Conservative critic for long-term care says the Liberal government’s failure to recruit doctors is causing upheaval and concern for seniors who reside in long-term care.
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Oxford to Increase Salt on Town Streets

Oxford to Increase Salt on Town Streets

Oxford to Increase Salt on Town Streets

Oxford to Increase Salt on Town Streets

Like most small towns facing winter weather, Oxford is trying to find the best use of scarce resources.
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Awards Night at Pugwash Fire Department

Awards Night at Pugwash Fire Department

Awards Night at Pugwash Fire Department

Awards Night at Pugwash Fire Department

A rookie was named Firefighter of the Year tonight at the annual Awards Banquet of the Pugwash Fire Department.

Top Stories

Climate Emergency Draws Youth Leaders to Pugwash
Bill Martin
/ Categories: News, Climate

Climate Emergency Draws Youth Leaders to Pugwash

The Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash will once again play host to a Climate Change Retreat, but this time with a compelling difference.

This year's retreat is open exclusively to youth. Twenty young thinkers from across Atlantic Canada will gather at the famous lodge, a national historic site, from July 25 to 28.

The youth delegates have already made it clear that they will be discussing an ‘emergency’. While there are still people in the world who question climate change, the young people who will attend this event are looking for solutions to what they see as the greatest crisis facing the world today.

There is a certain irony in having the retreat at Thinkers Lodge which was home to an international conference in 1957 when delegates grappled with the threat of nuclear weaponry, an event that earned a Nobel Prize for Peace.

Many believe climate change is today’s existential threat.

This issue has been dumped in their collective lap and they will have to live with the worst of consequences. Recent scientific studies suggest that Canada will be disproportionately affected by the crisis as rising sea levels will impact our country more dramatically than elsewhere.

In many ways, there is a question of social justice tied the crisis as the youth who will attend have inherited the problem. They had little or nothing to do with creating the circumstances that now threaten their future.

As one of the youth organizers, Lily Barraclough, says, “When I think about my future, all I see is climate catastrophe.”

Following their retreat, the group will plant a red oak tree as a symbol of their commitment to fighting climate change and protecting the planet. The public is invited to that ceremony at noon on Sunday the 28th, where details of their private discussions will be revealed.

Click HERE for more detail.

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Events This Week

Sunday, December 15, 2019 6:30 PM

Oxford Church of the Nazarene presents Christmas Music Night with  local talent. Click HERE for details.

Sunday, December 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Northport Community Centre.

Monday, December 16, 2019 10:00 AM

Rug Hooking at Northport Community Centre.

Monday, December 16, 2019 10:00 AM

Crafty Week at the Pugwash Library. Click HERE for details.

Monday, December 16, 2019 6:00 PM

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

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:00 AM

Quilting at the Northport Community Centre.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:00 PM

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

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Peace Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Pugwash.

Thursday, December 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Wentworth Recreation Centre

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