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Local warnings, cancellations and closures

February 23

• 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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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.

Top Stories

Four Man By-Election, It’s Official
Staff Reporter
/ Categories: News

Four Man By-Election, It’s Official

Nominations for the Cumberland South by-election closed at 2:00 o’clock today. There are four candidates officially nominated to be on the ballot.

Larry Duchesne will represent the NDP, Scott Lockhart the Liberal Party, Bruce McCulloch the Green Party, and Tory Rushton will carry the Progressive Conservative banner.

While Bill Archer of the Atlantica Party had earlier declared his intention to run, he did not file nomination papers.

All four candidates have been invited to participate in a candidates debate on Tuesday, June 12th in Wentworth. The event will be held at the Wentworth Community Centre under the sponsorship of the Wentworth Firemen’s Recreation Association. 

The returning office for this by-election is at the Royal Canadian Legion in Springhill. It is open 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, and to 8pm on Thursday June 14th and Friday June 15th.

Early voting is possible, at the returning office, Monday through Saturday up to election day on June 19th. 

The advance poll at St. George’s Anglican Hall in Parrsboro is open Saturday June 9th to Saturday June 16th 9am to 6pm, and to to 8pm on Thursday June 14th and Friday June 15th.

Community polls at Brookdale Community Hall and Wentworth Recreation Centre, are open Friday June 15th from 9am to 8pm and Saturday June 16th from 9am to 6pm.

Eligible electors may vote at any early voting opportunity in the electoral district. On election day, voters must go to an assigned poll location.

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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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