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Reports of Stripped Shelves Greatly Exaggerated

Reports of Stripped Shelves Greatly...

Reports of Stripped Shelves Greatly Exaggerated

Reports of Stripped Shelves Greatly Exaggerated

The first day of open travel within the Atlantic Provinces produced a long traffic jam in both directions on the Trans Canada Highway linking Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. However, descriptions...
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Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Readies to Launch

Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Readies to...

Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Readies to Launch

Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Readies to Launch

Supporters of a major tourism designation in southern Cumberland are holding their breath for a major announcement at any moment.
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Internet Construction Begins in Pugwash

Internet Construction Begins in Pugwash

Internet Construction Begins in Pugwash

Internet Construction Begins in Pugwash

The hope for some fairness in rural internet service is slowly taking shape in Cumberland County.
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Iconic Bluenose II Embarks on Sail Past Summer

Iconic Bluenose II Embarks on Sail Past...

Iconic Bluenose II Embarks on Sail Past Summer

Iconic Bluenose II Embarks on Sail Past Summer

Nova Scotia's iconic Bluenose II will sail into ports and harbours around the province this summer, excluding Cumberland County.
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COVID Flat, Nowhere to Go But Up

COVID Flat, Nowhere to Go But Up

COVID Flat, Nowhere to Go But Up

COVID Flat, Nowhere to Go But Up

The COVID curve in Nova Scotia is not flattened, it is flat as a pancake.
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Tories Announce Plan for Reopening Schools

Tories Announce Plan for Reopening...

Tories Announce Plan for Reopening Schools

Tories Announce Plan for Reopening Schools

With no legislature or committee meetings for debate, the leader of Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservatives is taking his party’s message directly to the people.
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Borders Opened for Atlantic Interprovincial Travel

Borders Opened for Atlantic...

Borders Opened for Atlantic Interprovincial Travel

Borders Opened for Atlantic Interprovincial Travel

The premiers of the four Atlantic Provinces have agreed to a travel bubble beginning Friday, July 3rd.
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Tough Measures to Balance the Oxford Budget

Tough Measures to Balance the Oxford...

Tough Measures to Balance the Oxford Budget

Tough Measures to Balance the Oxford Budget

Between a rock and a hard place — that's where Oxford town councillors found themselves this past week, following last Monday's presentation of a draft operating budget that proposed shutting...
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Oxford Tribute to Class of 2020

Oxford Tribute to Class of 2020

Oxford Tribute to Class of 2020

Oxford Tribute to Class of 2020

Graduates of the Oxford Regional Education Centre (OREC) will walk the stage tonight without an audience, but last night the audience lined Main Street as the students paraded past.
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County Transfer Stations Open Next Week

County Transfer Stations Open Next Week

County Transfer Stations Open Next Week

County Transfer Stations Open Next Week

The Municipality of Cumberland is getting set to reopen its three municipally-run waste transfer stations next week. The transfer stations have been closed since the declaration of a state of public...

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Province Agrees to Federal First Responders Grant
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Province Agrees to Federal First Responders Grant

The Province will now support a federal government initiative to provide a $300,000 memorial grant to families of first responders who are killed in the line of duty.

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice says families of firefighters, police officers and paramedics who are fatally injured on the job are eligible for the federally funded award.

Mark Furey says, “We count on first responders to be there when we need them most. We are pleased to partner with the federal government to provide this powerful recognition to the brave people who put themselves at risk to keep us safe and well every day.”

The Memorial Grant Program for First Responders is a federal government program established by Public Safety Canada. The Province has signed an agreement with the federal government to not tax the grant and to ensure that other payments a recipient receives from government, like income assistance payments, are not impacted.

Nova Scotia has more than 7,500 firefighters, 1,900 police officers, and 1,000 paramedics.      

The grant provides a one-time lump sum, tax-free direct payment of $300,000 to families of first responders killed in the line of duty. The Government of Canada has committed $23.4 million per year to this program. 

For more information about the memorial grant, visit https://memorialgrant.ca.

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Events This Week

Sunday, July 5, 2020 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Northport Community Centre. CANCELLED till further notice.

Monday, July 6, 2020 10:00 AM

Rug Hooking at Northport Community Centre. CANCELLED till further notice.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:00 AM

Quilting at the Northport Community Centre. CANCELLED till further notice.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:00 PM

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

Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Wentworth Recreation Centre. CANCELLED till further notice.

Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:00 PM

Chase the Ace at the Royal Canadian Legion in Pugwash. Click HERE for details. CANCELLED till further notice.

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