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Oxford - Out With the Old and In With the New

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Oxford - Out With the Old and In With the New

Oxford - Out With the Old and In With the New

Sad and hopeful news for the Town of Oxford this evening. In a downtown core with too many empty spaces and a few boarded-up buildings, another one is coming down.
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Cumberland to Wrestle with Fire Service Issues

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Cumberland to Wrestle with Fire Service Issues

Cumberland to Wrestle with Fire Service Issues

Cumberland Council has agreed to create an advisory committee to deal with issues and concerns in the fire service.
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MP Thanks Pugwash Legion for Community Service

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MP Thanks Pugwash Legion for Community Service

MP Thanks Pugwash Legion for Community Service

The Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester met with leaders of the Pugwash Legion yesterday to say thanks for the efforts in the community and among veterans.
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Fundy Geopark Promotes Local Food Branding

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Fundy Geopark Promotes Local Food Branding

A GEOfood initiative with the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark is further proof of the unique ‘living’ nature of Cumberland’s latest international tourism attraction.
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Farmers Teaching Students About Food Security

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When asked, where does our food come from, most students are hesitant to reply. Given that some say, “The grocery store,” Nova Scotia farmers want to help people understand the importance...
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Surprise Admin Shakeup at Oxford Town Hall

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Surprise Admin Shakeup at Oxford Town Hall

Surprise Admin Shakeup at Oxford Town Hall

Surprising news from Oxford — the town eliminated the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The current CAO, Rachel Jones, was released from her contract early today. 
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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

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.
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EHS Under Fire for Emergency Response Times

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EHS Under Fire for Emergency Response Times

EHS Under Fire for Emergency Response Times

The death of a woman in Bass River continues to fuel debate over the efficiency of emergency services.
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NS Vaccine Program Launched Today in Halifax

NS Vaccine Program Launched Today in...

NS Vaccine Program Launched Today in Halifax

NS Vaccine Program Launched Today in Halifax

Nova Scotia's COVID-19 vaccine program launched today with a so-called ‘prototype community vaccine clinic’ at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax.
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Oxford Readies for a Special Council Election
Bill Martin
/ Categories: News

Oxford Readies for a Special Council Election

Voters in Oxford will go to the polls once again, at the end of this month.

Oxford may have missed the excitement during the last round of municipal elections, but the town will be the centre of attention this month with a special election for town council set for January 30th.

Two council seats were left vacant last October when only four people offered to sit on council, but when nominations closed yesterday, six candidates opened a race for those last two seats.

The candidates include David Coté, Norma Estabrooks, Alfred King, Arnold MacDonald, Byron MacDonnell, and Chrystal McNutt.

The province’s election rules allow candidates to change their minds. The six have until 4:00 o’clock this afternoon if any choose to withdraw from the race.

Some are asking why six people are suddenly excited about town politics. The answer may rest with the Oxford Arena which has become a hot topic in the community.

The former town council closed the arena amid financial concerns and uncertainty over the impact of coronavirus regulations. A community group, led by the Oxford Lions Club, has offered to re-open the facility and operate the arena on a lease from the town.

When council did not jump in, without hesitation, supporters of the rink became critical, highlighting the vacancies in the decision-making process.

Such issues can be great motivators in the world of politics, both blessing and curse.

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Event List
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:45 AM

Lenore Zann, MP for Cumberland-Colchester, live on Morning Talk on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:45 am.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:45 AM

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

Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:45 AM

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

Events This Week

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:00 AM

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

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 PM

Baked Fresh Wednesday in support of Big Lake Camp. Click HERE for details.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:00 PM

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

Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:00 PM

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

Saturday, March 6, 2021 9:00 AM

Takeout Pancake Supper in Wentworth. Pre-order ONLY by March 6th. Click HERE for details.

Saturday, March 6, 2021 3:00 PM

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

Monday, March 8, 2021 7:00 PM

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

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