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Something Extra Special on Sunday Radio

Something Extra Special on Sunday Radio

Something Extra Special on Sunday Radio

Something Extra Special on Sunday Radio

The replay of Saturday Night in a Harbour Town is always 'special', but this Sunday is extra special with Muhammad Ali and Harry Hibbs.
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What People are Saying About Six Rivers Radio

What People are Saying About Six Rivers...

What People are Saying About Six Rivers Radio

What People are Saying About Six Rivers Radio

Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive following the announcement of two new local radio stations.
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Wide Ranging Issues at County Council Session

Wide Ranging Issues at County Council...

Wide Ranging Issues at County Council Session

Wide Ranging Issues at County Council Session

Cumberland approved a call to get aggressive with a garbage and rat infestation in Springhill. The rodent population has become a growing problem since last November.
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Oxford Faces Tough Choices to Balance Books

Oxford Faces Tough Choices to Balance...

Oxford Faces Tough Choices to Balance Books

Oxford Faces Tough Choices to Balance Books

Residents and taxpayers in Oxford should brace for higher taxes and delayed capital projects in the upcoming spring budget.
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New Roles for Two Senior County Bureaucrats

New Roles for Two Senior County...

New Roles for Two Senior County Bureaucrats

New Roles for Two Senior County Bureaucrats

They are playing musical chairs with the top public service jobs in Cumberland County.
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Oxford Library Prepares for Re-opening

Oxford Library Prepares for Re-opening

Oxford Library Prepares for Re-opening

Oxford Library Prepares for Re-opening

For many families, the local library is an essential service. Many might agree the library is even more important in a small town like Oxford.
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Six Rivers News Answers the Call for More

Six Rivers News Answers the Call for...

Six Rivers News Answers the Call for More

Six Rivers News Answers the Call for More

Six Rivers News is five years old today and we have a birthday present for you. No, this is not an April Fool’s prank.
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Oxford Rallies Around Teen Crash Victims

Oxford Rallies Around Teen Crash Victims

Oxford Rallies Around Teen Crash Victims

Oxford Rallies Around Teen Crash Victims

Friends, family, and other local residents held a horn-honking parade down Main Street in Oxford last night, accompanied by fire trucks from Oxford, Collingwood, and Springhill. 
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Two Sent to Hospital in Kolbec Single Car Crash

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Two Sent to Hospital in Kolbec Single Car Crash

Two Sent to Hospital in Kolbec Single Car Crash

Lifeflight made an emergency landing in Oxford this afternoon following a single vehicle crash on Kolbec Road.
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NDP Bill Seeks to Eliminate Ambulance Fees

NDP Bill Seeks to Eliminate Ambulance...

NDP Bill Seeks to Eliminate Ambulance Fees

NDP Bill Seeks to Eliminate Ambulance Fees

Nova Scotia’s NDP want to ensure that ambulance services are free in all medically necessary calls.

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It’s Official: New Premier, New Cabinet, New Names
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It’s Official: New Premier, New Cabinet, New Names

Iain Rankin is now officially the Premier of Nova Scotia. He was sworn in as Nova Scotia's 29th Premier today by Lieutenant-Governor Arthur J. LeBlanc in a ceremony at Halifax's Convention Centre.

His newly appointed cabinet — 16 members in all — was also sworn in as part of the ceremony.

The new premier said, “I am honoured to be serving with these dedicated people who, as a team, are excited and ready to get to work on behalf of all Nova Scotians.” Rankin added, “The changes made in government today are a first step in fulfilling my promise to put the province on track for a successful economic recovery from the global pandemic.”

The cabinet includes the new Department of Infrastructure and Housing, and the Office of Equity and Anti-Racism Initiatives. There is also a new Office of Mental Health and Addictions under the Department of Health and Wellness. 

Rankin will serve as president of the Executive Council and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness. He is Minister of the Department of L'nu Affairs, formally the Office of Aboriginal Affairs, and responsible for youth, military relations and the Office of Citizen-Centered Approaches.

Kelly Regan was named Deputy Premier. She will retain her position as Minister of Community Services with responsibility for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women and takes on the Department of Seniors. 

His two opponents in the leadership race have been re-appointed to cabinet. Labi Kousoulis is the province's new Minister of Finance and Treasury Board, along with Minister of Inclusive Economic Growth, the renamed Department of Business. He is also responsible for trade.

Randy Delorey is Attorney General and Minister of Justice, plus Minister of Labour Relations. 

There will be three new faces around the cabinet table: Keith Irving was appointed Minister of Environment and Climate Change. The newly named department recognizes the importance of climate change to government policy and decision making. Mr. Irving will also serve as Chair of Treasury and Policy Board.

Ben Jessome becomes Minister of the Public Service Commission, and Brendan Maguire is the province's new Minister of Municipal Affairs. 

Zach Churchill, whose previous portfolios included the departments of Education and Early Childhood Development and Municipal Affairs, becomes Minister of Health and Wellness. He will oversee the new Office of Mental Health and Addictions. 

Chuck Porter returns to cabinet as Minister of Lands and Forestry plus Energy and Mines, while Derek Mombourquette becomes Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. 

Tony Ince returns to cabinet to lead the new Office of Equity and Anti-Racism Initiatives, in addition to retaining responsibility for the Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs. He also adds Communications Nova Scotia to his portfolio.

The Office of Immigration is now Immigration and Population Growth with Lena Metlege Diab as minister. She remains as Minister of both Labour and Advanced Education as well as Acadian Affairs and Francophonie. 

Geoff MacLellan will lead the new Department of Infrastructure and Housing.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal becomes Transportation and Active Transit, with Lloyd Hines remaining as minister. 

Keith Colwell continues as Minister of Agriculture and of Fisheries and Aquaculture. 

Patricia Arab retains her role as Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services.

Suzanne Lohnes-Croft remains as Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage and Gaelic Affairs, and adds responsibility for the Voluntary Sector.

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Radio This Week

Event List
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:45 AM

Tory Rushton, MLA for Cumberland South, live on Morning Talk each Wednesday at 8:45 am.

Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:45 AM

Mark Collins chatting about faith, live on Morning Talk each Thursday at 9:45 am.

Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:00 PM

Eric MacEwen hosts a special replay of Saturday Night in a Harbour Town with unique stories and traditional East Coast music every Sunday at 2:00 pm.

Events This Week

Monday, April 12, 2021 10:00 AM

Walk and Talk every Monday and Wednesday at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Monday, April 12, 2021 7:00 PM

The monthly meeting of the Pugwash Village Commission at the Village Hall.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:00 PM

Baked Fresh Wednesday in support of Big Lake Camp. Click HERE for details and to order before Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 6:00 PM

Pugwash Fire Department Toonie Draw, the 50/50 community fundraiser. Click HERE for details.

Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Wentworth Recreation Centre. Limited to the first 50 people. Public health rules in place.

Saturday, April 17, 2021 3:00 PM

Chase the Ace at the Pugwash Legion, now open on Saturdays.

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