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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

Pugwash Addresses Parking and Traffic...

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

RCMP Alert Says Shooting Suspect...

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

Police Issue Emergency Alert for a...

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 Says COVID Now Threatens Health System

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER SAYS GO HOME AND STAY THERE.

Premier Stephen McNeil says, “We need to flip the switch on COVID-19 right now.” Speaking at a press conference this afternoon, the premier said, “COVID-19 is moving quickly in Halifax, and we need to stop it from spreading further into Nova Scotia. We must bring COVID-19 under control before our health system is overwhelmed and it infects our most vulnerable citizens.”

The strong words follow news of thirty-seven new cases. Nova Scotia now has 87 active cases of COVID-19.

The province has imposed strong restrictions on a large part of the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) in an effort to contain the local outbreak. Nova Scotians are being asked to avoid non-essential travel in and out of western and central HRM (defined from Hubbards to Porters Lake and the communities to Elmsdale and Mount Uniacke in Hants County.

The new restrictions in HRM include a reduced gathering limit to five from ten, restaurants and licenced establishments are closed for in-person dining but may offer take-out or delivery, retail stores must restrict shoppers and staff to 25 per cent or less of allowable capacity, -- organized sports, recreational, cultural, and faith-based activities are paused, fitness, recreational facilities, libraries and museums are closed, including the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and the casino and First Nations gaming establishments are closed.

The province is also beefing up enforcement of illegal gatherings, including $1,000 tickets for all attendees.

There are also new restrictions for the rest of the province, with no visitors except volunteers and designated caregivers to long-term care facilities and Adult Residential Centres and Regional Rehabilitation Centres, sports teams are restricted to local or regional play only, and there will be no extracurricular activities between schools.

Dr. Robert Strang, the chief medical officer, emphasized the point by saying, “Go to work or go to school, then go home and stay there.”

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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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