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Local warnings, cancellations and closures

January 19

• The emergency department at the Pugwash hospital is OPEN.

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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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MLA Warns of Recession in Cumberland

MLA Warns of Recession in Cumberland

MLA Warns of Recession in Cumberland

MLA Warns of Recession in Cumberland

The MLA for Cumberland North launched a volley of harsh criticism in her assessment of Premier Stephen McNeil’s handling of the soon to close paper mill in Pictou County.

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Oxford Hopes Sink with Seismic Report
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Oxford Hopes Sink with Seismic Report

The engineers who conducted seismic tests at the Oxford sinkhole report the hole is still growing and there is strong evidence that more sinkholes may follow.

GHD engineering says the results of their 100 thousand dollar study suggest the Lions Park should remain off-limits to the public, likely permanently.

In fact, the report says there is a strong possibility of further collapse between the current hole and Oxford’s Main Street. A further depression along the edge of the on-ramp to the Trans Canada Highways raises concerns about road transportation between Nova Scotia and the rest of Canada.

Armed with this latest information, the town can begin to consider its options while monitoring the areas of immediate concern. Water and electrical lines are under the worrisome area along Main Street.

Drones may be used to capture on-going aerial views of a string of potential sinkholes that stretch from Oxford, across the Trans Canada to Springhill.

Meanwhile, the Oxford Lions Club is considering its options given that a return to the club’s facilities at the park is now out of the question. They may be able to dismantle the building, either to reassemble it elsewhere in the community or to simply sell the useable building materials and assets.

It is a deepening blow to the already hard-hit community.

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Events This Week

Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Northport Community Centre.

Monday, January 20, 2020 10:00 AM

Rug Hooking at Northport Community Centre.

Monday, January 20, 2020 6:00 PM

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

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:00 AM

Quilting at the Northport Community Centre.

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.

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