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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.

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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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Forestry Critic Says Minister Needs to Speak-up
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Forestry Critic Says Minister Needs to Speak-up

Conservative Lands and Forestry Critic Tory Rushton is demanding that Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin answer critical questions raised by members of the forestry industry.

Minister Rankin has not made any public statements regarding the future of the forestry industry since the premier announced his decision to let Northern Pulp close its operation in Pictou County.

“I’m deeply concerned for the state of our forestry, and the Minister responsible hasn’t said anything,” says Rushton. “I’m not seeing the Minister take charge at this most crucial time for his portfolio and it’s troubling.”

The forestry sector needs a minister and government that are willing to work with this industry as a result of the changes caused by the impending closure of Northern Pulp.

“The government has had five years to come up with solutions and ways to safeguard any blow to the forestry,” says Rushton. “I’m beyond frustrated and concerned for the men and women who work in the forestry industry in this province.”

On Tuesday, Robin Wilber, President of the Elmsdale Lumber Company, was fired from the forestry industry transition team. At a time when people affected by the shutdown need transparency and certainty, the McNeil Liberals are eroding confidence in the process.

Rushton says, “We are not off to a good start. This is just creating more uncertainty and disorder.”

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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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