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MP Wants an Inquiry into Mass Shootings

MP Wants an Inquiry into Mass Shootings

MP Wants an Inquiry into Mass Shootings

MP Wants an Inquiry into Mass Shootings

The Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester has joined a growing chorus of voices calling for an federal inquiry into the mass shootings that began in Portapique.
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NS Parks and Campgrounds Prepare to Open

NS Parks and Campgrounds Prepare to Open

NS Parks and Campgrounds Prepare to Open

NS Parks and Campgrounds Prepare to Open

Nova Scotia's provincial parks and campgrounds are set to reopen in June with new measures in place to ensure Nova Scotians can safely enjoy their visits.
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Oxford Adopts COVID Tax Relief Plan

Oxford Adopts COVID Tax Relief Plan

Oxford Adopts COVID Tax Relief Plan

Oxford Adopts COVID Tax Relief Plan

The Town of Oxford has adopted a property tax payment plan to help those financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The one-time financing plan is open to both residential and commercial...
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Premier Sets Re-opening Plan with Incentives

Premier Sets Re-opening Plan with...

Premier Sets Re-opening Plan with Incentives

Premier Sets Re-opening Plan with Incentives

Premier Stephen McNeil set June 5th as the date when most Nova Scotia enterprises can get back to business.
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Premier to Focus on Reopening NS Economy

Premier to Focus on Reopening NS Economy

Premier to Focus on Reopening NS Economy

Premier to Focus on Reopening NS Economy

Nova Scotia is ready to take steps to put the coronavirus in the rear view mirror. Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, will provide an update...
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Six Rivers News is #1 in Tennessee

Six Rivers News is #1 in Tennessee

Six Rivers News is #1 in Tennessee

Six Rivers News is #1 in Tennessee

Six Rivers News has been singled out by newspaper subscribers in Tennessee who object to having money taken from their bank accounts.
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All Open Fires Banned Across Nova Scotia

All Open Fires Banned Across Nova Scotia

All Open Fires Banned Across Nova Scotia

All Open Fires Banned Across Nova Scotia

Two forest fires are burning in Nova Scotia as fire conditions are extremely dry across the entire province.
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Minister Puts Kibosh to Pugwash Events

Minister Puts Kibosh to Pugwash Events

Minister Puts Kibosh to Pugwash Events

Minister Puts Kibosh to Pugwash Events

There will be no annual meeting for the Village of Pugwash next week. Gone too is the planned election set for next month.
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Strang—New Normal Awaits a COVID-19 Vaccine

Strang—New Normal Awaits a COVID-19...

Strang—New Normal Awaits a COVID-19 Vaccine

Strang—New Normal Awaits a COVID-19 Vaccine

Another COVID death was recorded yesterday, a stark reminder that the coronavirus pandemic is not over.
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Six Rivers More Like a Community Newspaper

Six Rivers More Like a Community...

Six Rivers More Like a Community Newspaper

Six Rivers More Like a Community Newspaper

Something new has been added to the pages of Six Rivers News. In keeping with our goal to be your online community newspaper, we have added a Classifieds page.

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Province Helps Local Fire Departments
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Province Helps Local Fire Departments

Two Cumberland County fire departments will share in a $1.4 million special provincial fund to purchase emergency equipment.

Shinimicas and Southampton Volunteer Fire Departments will receive $20,000 each from the Emergency Services Provider Fund which offers financial assistance to fire departments and ground search and rescue organizations, including hazardous materials teams (HAZMAT), to upgrade equipment that is used directly in response to a fire or emergency.

Premier Stephen McNeil said, "First responders have an essential role in the safety of our communities, and we thank them for their dedication and commitment.” McNeil added, “Many of these organizations are supported by volunteers, who put countless hours into training and responding to emergencies. This funding will help ensure they have the tools and equipment to keep them safe.”

The program criteria changed earlier this year to allow organizations to choose from a broader list of eligible equipment and purchase equipment from up to three of the six categories, instead of just one.

Eighty organizations are receiving funding under this year’s program. Organizations are eligible for funding every three years and can apply for up to 75 per cent of the total equipment costs to a maximum of $20,000.

The six categories for purchasing include: personal protective equipment; communications; rescue equipment; firefighting equipment; HAZMAT equipment; and a general miscellaneous category.

Seven other Cumberland County fire departments received funding under the program last year.

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Events This Week

Monday, June 1, 2020 10:00 AM

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

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:00 AM

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

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:00 PM

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

Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:00 PM

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

Friday, June 5, 2020 6:00 PM

Fun Night at the Malagash Legion. Pass the Ace, Jig the Joker, and board games. CANCELLED till further notice.

Friday, June 5, 2020 7:00 PM

The Friday Music Jam at the Oxford Capitol Theatre. Everyone welcome at 7 pm. CANCELLED till further notice.

Saturday, June 6, 2020 3:00 PM

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

Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:00 PM

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

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