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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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Local warnings, cancellations and closures

January 22

• The emergency department at the Pugwash hospital is OPEN till 6 pm then closed till 8 pm.

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Feral Cats Hit a Nerve at County Council

Feral Cats Hit a Nerve at County Council

Feral Cats Hit a Nerve at County Council

Feral Cats Hit a Nerve at County Council

A cat rescue service in Amherst found supportive friends at Cumberland Municipal Council.  
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Zann Joins New China Relations Committee

Zann Joins New China Relations Committee

Zann Joins New China Relations Committee

Zann Joins New China Relations Committee

The Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester has been appointed to a new committee of the House of Commons.
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Pugwash Requests Free Emergency Water Source

Pugwash Requests Free Emergency Water...

Pugwash Requests Free Emergency Water Source

Pugwash Requests Free Emergency Water Source

Pugwash asked for a free water source at the Village Hall and they just might get their wish, though not in the way they asked.
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Cumberland Wants Focus on Fire Services

Cumberland Wants Focus on Fire Services

Cumberland Wants Focus on Fire Services

Cumberland Wants Focus on Fire Services

Cumberland Municipal Council continues to look at big ticket items to find taxpayer savings. Waste collection and disposal, police and fire services, and the size of council still top the list.
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Pugwash Tree Blitz Gets Tentative Approval

Pugwash Tree Blitz Gets Tentative...

Pugwash Tree Blitz Gets Tentative Approval

Pugwash Tree Blitz Gets Tentative Approval

You can’t see the forest for the trees came to mind tonight at the Pugwash Village Commission meeting as Pugwash Communities in Bloom (CiB) asked permission to consider a “tree...
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Cobequid Tolls Diverted to Other Projects

Cobequid Tolls Diverted to Other...

Cobequid Tolls Diverted to Other Projects

Cobequid Tolls Diverted to Other Projects

Tolls will remain in place for the Cobequid Pass as the province uses the revenue for other projects.
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Forestry Critic Says Minister Needs to Speak-up

Forestry Critic Says Minister Needs to...

Forestry Critic Says Minister Needs to Speak-up

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.
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Arson Threatens Firefighters and Resources

Arson Threatens Firefighters and...

Arson Threatens Firefighters and Resources

Arson Threatens Firefighters and Resources

The MLA for Cumberland South says arson creates a huge waste of firefighting resources and is a direct threat to firefighters.
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RCMP Investigate Suspicious Weekend Fires

RCMP Investigate Suspicious Weekend...

RCMP Investigate Suspicious Weekend Fires

RCMP Investigate Suspicious Weekend Fires

Cumberland RCMP are looking for help with an investigation of two suspicious fires in the wee hours of Saturday morning.
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Council Pay Dominated Oxford Council

Council Pay Dominated Oxford Council

Council Pay Dominated Oxford Council

Council Pay Dominated Oxford Council

A light agenda greeted Oxford Town Councillors at their first meeting of the year last night, but one topic sparked a fair amount of discussion.

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Oxford Committee Reviews Police Service
Mark Rushton
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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.

The Town spends twenty percent of its annual budget on policing services with the RCMP. That works out to $423 per resident, higher than most other towns of similar size.  

Residents at the November 27th meeting said they were happy with the mounties for the most part, with some looking for an increased presence on town streets. 

Last night's meeting focused on finding ways to have the best service possible while cutting costs. There are three options open to the Town: 

  • stick with the status quo
  • negotiate a reduced package with the RCMP
  • tender for new police services 

The Police Services Advisory Committee hopes to meet with the RCMP and the Department of Justice next week to seek a better deal. 

This comes as officers are looking at unionizing. The RCMP is the only police force in Canada without a collective agreement to regulate the working conditions of its members, something that is likely to change by mid-2020.

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Events This Week

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:00 PM

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

Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Wentworth Recreation Centre

Friday, January 24, 2020 6:00 PM

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

Saturday, January 25, 2020 3:00 PM

Chase the Ace at the Royal Canadian Legion in Pugwash. Click HERE for details.

Sunday, January 26, 2020 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Northport Community Centre.

Monday, January 27, 2020 10:00 AM

Rug Hooking at Northport Community Centre.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:00 AM

Quilting at the Northport Community Centre.

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