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Local warnings, cancellations and closures

February 23

• The emergency department at the Pugwash hospital is OPEN.

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Minor Hockey Gets Free Pass to County Arenas

Minor Hockey Gets Free Pass to County...

Minor Hockey Gets Free Pass to County Arenas

Minor Hockey Gets Free Pass to County Arenas

Santa has come early for Cumberland Minor Hockey as County Council agreed last night to provide free ice time for the coming season.
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Bell Internet Service Fails in Pugwash

Bell Internet Service Fails in Pugwash

Bell Internet Service Fails in Pugwash

Bell Internet Service Fails in Pugwash

Listeners to Six Rivers Radio were treated with competing music this morning as what appeared to be a louder radio station intruding with snippets of songs. In fact, the intrusion was from the...
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Oxford Says

Oxford Says "Yea" to New Policing Plan

Oxford Says "Yea" to New Policing Plan

Oxford Says "Yea" to New Policing Plan

Oxford Town Council has given the green light to the county's plan for a reduction in police services.
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Canadians Getting Generous Especially Seniors

Canadians Getting Generous Especially...

Canadians Getting Generous Especially Seniors

Canadians Getting Generous Especially Seniors

Charitable giving seems to be on the rise in Canada. In a time of otherwise penny-pinching, income tax returns indicate a rise in generosity.
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Cumberland Responds to Forestry Crisis

Cumberland Responds to Forestry Crisis

Cumberland Responds to Forestry Crisis

Cumberland Responds to Forestry Crisis

The General Manager of Athol Forestry Coop says Cumberland County is reeling from Premier Stephen McNeil’s decision to close Northern Pulp.
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$60 Million Rural Internet Initiative Announced

$60 Million Rural Internet Initiative...

$60 Million Rural Internet Initiative Announced

$60 Million Rural Internet Initiative Announced

Cumberland and Colchester are teaming up with Xplornet Communications and Develop Nova Scotia to provide high-speed internet throughout the rural region.
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Pugwash Offers Free Water to Guests

Pugwash Offers Free Water to Guests

Pugwash Offers Free Water to Guests

Pugwash Offers Free Water to Guests

The Pugwash Village Commission asked Cumberland Council for a free water source for visitors at the Village Hall.
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County Helps OREC Recreation Programs

County Helps OREC Recreation Programs

County Helps OREC Recreation Programs

County Helps OREC Recreation Programs

The Home and School Committee at the Oxford Regional Education Centre (OREC) will improve recreation programs at the school thanks to generous support from Cumberland County.
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Minor Hockey Needs Free Ice Time

Minor Hockey Needs Free Ice Time

Minor Hockey Needs Free Ice Time

Minor Hockey Needs Free Ice Time

Minor hockey is in trouble is not a statement you expect to hear in Canada, but that’s the view presented to Cumberland Council last night by Mike Leblanc on behalf of Cumberland Minor Hockey.
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Amherst Expands Doctor Training Supports

Amherst Expands Doctor Training Supports

Amherst Expands Doctor Training Supports

Amherst Expands Doctor Training Supports

Amherst is included among six hospitals getting upgrades to improve the space used to train family medicine residents.

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Farmers Market Rises on Pugwash Waterfront
Bill Martin
/ Categories: News

Farmers Market Rises on Pugwash Waterfront

A bright blue roof stands as testament to a new beginning for the Pugwash Farmers’ Market. Construction is well under way at the market site on Durham Street, next to the Library in the ‘Old Train Station’.

A more permanent facility, the front facing kiosks will house 24 stalls, providing protection from the elements, especially the winds off the harbour. Previously, vendors had to wrestle with the wind under pop-up tents.

The Market Coop is anxious to get started on the season. While completion of the building project is still a few weeks away, the stalwart vendors will set-up in the parking area each Saturday morning.

The new kiosks will also open other possibilities for the market site. The president of the coop says the facilities may also be used for other purposes and other days of the week. Many Burgess-Graham says the layout lends itself to fundraising efforts, displays, movie nights, or even an outdoor dance.

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Events This Week

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.

Monday, February 24, 2020 10:00 AM

Rug Hooking at Northport Community Centre.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:00 AM

Quilting at the Northport Community Centre.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 11:00 AM

The annual Open Hamper Food Bank Drive on Johnny Cash's birthday is hosted at the Pugwash Coop. Click HERE for detail.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:00 PM

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

Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Wentworth Recreation Centre

Friday, February 28, 2020 6:00 PM

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

Friday, February 28, 2020 7:00 PM

The Friday Music Jam at the Oxford Capitol Theatre. Everyone welcome at 7 pm.

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