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Info Laden Meeting at County Council

Info Laden Meeting at County Council

Info Laden Meeting at County Council

Info Laden Meeting at County Council

The Municipality of Cumberland Council met via zoom for its first meeting of 2021 tonight and the new councillors were treated to a heavy dose of background information.
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Pugwash Addresses Parking and Traffic Concerns

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Pugwash Addresses Parking and Traffic Concerns

Pugwash Addresses Parking and Traffic Concerns

Pugwash has a parking problem, not widespread but in a tiny, important area.
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Missing Pugwash Man Found Safe & Well

Missing Pugwash Man Found Safe & Well

Missing Pugwash Man Found Safe & Well

Missing Pugwash Man Found Safe & Well

A Pugwash man, missing since Friday, has been found by the RCMP.
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Oxford Arena Lays Down the Welcome Mat

Oxford Arena Lays Down the Welcome Mat

Oxford Arena Lays Down the Welcome Mat

Oxford Arena Lays Down the Welcome Mat

The Oxford Arena is open. The community group, spearheaded by the Oxford and Area Lions Club, has leased the facility from the town and quietly opened its doors today to programs and visitors.
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RCMP Alert Says Shooting Suspect Arrested

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RCMP Alert Says Shooting Suspect Arrested

RCMP Alert Says Shooting Suspect Arrested

Police have arrested a man, without incident, as investigation of a shooting in New Brunswick raised fears in Amherst.
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Police Issue Emergency Alert for a Shooting Suspect

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Police Issue Emergency Alert for a Shooting Suspect

Police Issue Emergency Alert for a Shooting Suspect

Mobile phones, TVs, and other devices rang out of the silence this morning with a broadcast alert across the emergency system.
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Oxford Readies for a Special Council Election

Oxford Readies for a Special Council...

Oxford Readies for a Special Council Election

Oxford Readies for a Special Council Election

Voters in Oxford will go to the polls once again, at the end of this month.
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Relaunch of Oxford Arena Still on Ice

Relaunch of Oxford Arena Still on Ice

Relaunch of Oxford Arena Still on Ice

Relaunch of Oxford Arena Still on Ice

The Oxford Arena is ready to go under new management, just waiting for the paperwork.
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Chief Medical Officer Honoured for Excellence

Chief Medical Officer Honoured for...

Chief Medical Officer Honoured for Excellence

Chief Medical Officer Honoured for Excellence

Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health has been named the 2020 Lieutenant-Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Administration.
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Wallace Presents a Virtual Christmas Eve Service

Wallace Presents a Virtual Christmas Eve...

Wallace Presents a Virtual Christmas Eve Service

Wallace Presents a Virtual Christmas Eve Service

A Christmas Eve event in Wallace, 45 years in the making, has been re-invented in this year of COVID-19.

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Premier Bails on Final Months as Leader
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Premier Bails on Final Months as Leader

UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

The Nova Scotia government made it official today—the legislature will not gather for a regular session this year.

The House of Assembly has not met since the onslaught of the coronavirus, the only province in the country that has not met during the pandemic.

The usual fall sitting will instead be prorogued on December 18th at 9 am, effectively wiping out all bills currently before the house only to start over again when the house reopens February 16 of next year.

With a Liberal leadership race underway, the announcement means Premier Stephen McNeil will not face the opposition in question period or any other debate before his replacement takes over.

The MLA for Cumberland South says, “It is very disappointing that democracy is being put on hold.” Tory Rushton has repeatedly called on the premier to reconvene the legislature and get back to the business of the people.

NDP Leader Gary Burrill says, “It is entirely disrespectful of the people of Nova Scotia for the Premier to avoid a fall sitting, evade public scrutiny, and limit the work of democratically elected MLAs in this way.” 

The Nova Scotia legislature has only met for 13 days this year, the shortest sitting in fifty years.

PC Leader Tim Houston says, “When the Legislature finally meets, it will be over 280 days since your elected MLAs last gathered at Province House.” Houston added, “Yesterday we were in court trying to get answers to a simple question that we asked four years ago, about the management fee for the Yarmouth ferry. Today, we see more secrecy.”

The NDP say it is clear the premier does not want to be questioned on his own record.

Houston say,” This Liberal stunt may meet their obligation to the law, but certainly does not meet their obligation to Nova Scotians.”

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Events This Week

Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:00 PM

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

Monday, January 18, 2021 10:00 AM

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

Monday, January 18, 2021 6:00 PM

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

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:00 PM

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

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:00 PM

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

Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:00 PM

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

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