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October 19

The emergency department at the Pugwash hospital is OPEN.


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Election Debate to be Broadcast

Election Debate to be Broadcast

Election Debate to be Broadcast

Election Debate to be Broadcast

The seventh and final debate of the candidates vying for election in Cumberland-Colchester will be broadcast this weekend on Six Rivers Radio.
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Workers Compensation Proposed for Firefighters

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Workers Compensation Proposed for Firefighters

Workers Compensation Proposed for Firefighters

The Province has proposed amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act to allow WCB coverage to volunteer firefighters.
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Province Helps Local Fire Departments

Province Helps Local Fire Departments

Province Helps Local Fire Departments

Province Helps Local Fire Departments

Two Cumberland County fire departments will share in a $1.4 million special provincial fund to purchase emergency equipment.
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Trudeau Breezes Through Amherst

Trudeau Breezes Through Amherst

Trudeau Breezes Through Amherst

Trudeau Breezes Through Amherst

The Prime Minister of Canada made a campaign whistle stop in Amherst yesterday.
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A New Mother's Worst Nightmare

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A New Mother's Worst Nightmare

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All Candidates Debate Restored in Wentworth

All Candidates Debate Restored in...

All Candidates Debate Restored in Wentworth

All Candidates Debate Restored in Wentworth

A large and appreciative audience offered a standing ovation to the eight federal candidates running in Cumberland-Colchester at a public debate tonight in Wentworth.
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Candidate Chooses TV Over Wentworth Debate

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Candidate Chooses TV Over Wentworth Debate

Candidate Chooses TV Over Wentworth Debate

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Problems Fall from Oxford Arena Ceiling

Problems Fall from Oxford Arena Ceiling

Problems Fall from Oxford Arena Ceiling

Problems Fall from Oxford Arena Ceiling

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Pugwash Borrowing Approved at Public Meeting

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Pugwash Borrowing Approved at Public Meeting

Pugwash Borrowing Approved at Public Meeting

A small group of residents authorized the Pugwash Village Commission to borrow up to $90,000 to cover final costs for the new stage in Eaton Park.
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Sinkhole Testing on Trans Canada Highway

Sinkhole Testing on Trans Canada Highway

Sinkhole Testing on Trans Canada Highway

Sinkhole Testing on Trans Canada Highway

Exploration work is underway on the Trans Canada Highway near Oxford.

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Oxford Considers High Tech Future Elections
Bill Martin
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Oxford Considers High Tech Future Elections

Oxford Town Council is considering a move to electronic ballots for future elections.

Know as e-voting, the system would allow people to vote by computer or smartphone instead of the traditional paper ballot.

The idea is just in the discussion stage and the council has asked for more detailed information.

Halifax has used e-voting and experience suggest the measure is more cost-effective and increases voting activity.

The Chief Administrative Officer says there are cost savings in preparing the voters lists, the cost of supplies, and reduced staff. Rachel Jones says voter response has generally been good with voter turnout rising from the low thirty percent to over fifty percent.

Jones says that the voting period could be stretched over a longer period rather than a single election day with special and advanced polls. Voters could cast a ballot from almost anywhere in the world, if absent from the town at the time of the election.

Council expressed concern for those unfamiliar with computers or possible misuse of personal identification numbers used to verify a voter. Councillor Dawn Thompson says giving someone your P.I.N. would be no different than giving your proxy.

The idea stems from success in Halifax where the municipality made a bulk purchase that would allow other municipalities to access e-voting on the coattails of HRM.

Jones will gather details and present to council at a future meeting before any decision is made.

The CAO will be our guest on Six Rivers Radio about 9:45 Wednesday morning to discuss the option.

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Saturday

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Sunday

2:00 pm The Wentworth Candidates Debate.

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Events This Week

Monday, October 21, 2019 10:00 AM

Rug Hooking at Northport Community Centre.

Monday, October 21, 2019 10:00 AM

Walk 'n Talk at the Wentworth Community Centre. Click HERE for detail.

Monday, October 21, 2019 10:00 AM

Monster Scavenger Hunt at all Branches of the Cumberland Library. Click HERE for details.

Monday, October 21, 2019 6:00 PM

Regular monthly meeting of Oxford Town Council at 6 pm in the Town Hall.

Monday, October 21, 2019 6:30 PM

Open House at the Northumberland Community Curling Club in Pugwash. Click HERE for details.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:00 AM

Quilting at the Northport Community Centre.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:00 PM

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

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Peace Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Pugwash.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Wentworth Recreation Centre

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