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Local warnings, cancellations and closures

February 23

• The emergency department at the Pugwash hospital is OPEN.

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Minor Hockey Gets Free Pass to County Arenas

Minor Hockey Gets Free Pass to County...

Minor Hockey Gets Free Pass to County Arenas

Minor Hockey Gets Free Pass to County Arenas

Santa has come early for Cumberland Minor Hockey as County Council agreed last night to provide free ice time for the coming season.
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Bell Internet Service Fails in Pugwash

Bell Internet Service Fails in Pugwash

Bell Internet Service Fails in Pugwash

Bell Internet Service Fails in Pugwash

Listeners to Six Rivers Radio were treated with competing music this morning as what appeared to be a louder radio station intruding with snippets of songs. In fact, the intrusion was from the...
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Oxford Says

Oxford Says "Yea" to New Policing Plan

Oxford Says "Yea" to New Policing Plan

Oxford Says "Yea" to New Policing Plan

Oxford Town Council has given the green light to the county's plan for a reduction in police services.
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Canadians Getting Generous Especially Seniors

Canadians Getting Generous Especially...

Canadians Getting Generous Especially Seniors

Canadians Getting Generous Especially Seniors

Charitable giving seems to be on the rise in Canada. In a time of otherwise penny-pinching, income tax returns indicate a rise in generosity.
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Cumberland Responds to Forestry Crisis

Cumberland Responds to Forestry Crisis

Cumberland Responds to Forestry Crisis

Cumberland Responds to Forestry Crisis

The General Manager of Athol Forestry Coop says Cumberland County is reeling from Premier Stephen McNeil’s decision to close Northern Pulp.
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$60 Million Rural Internet Initiative Announced

$60 Million Rural Internet Initiative...

$60 Million Rural Internet Initiative Announced

$60 Million Rural Internet Initiative Announced

Cumberland and Colchester are teaming up with Xplornet Communications and Develop Nova Scotia to provide high-speed internet throughout the rural region.
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Pugwash Offers Free Water to Guests

Pugwash Offers Free Water to Guests

Pugwash Offers Free Water to Guests

Pugwash Offers Free Water to Guests

The Pugwash Village Commission asked Cumberland Council for a free water source for visitors at the Village Hall.
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County Helps OREC Recreation Programs

County Helps OREC Recreation Programs

County Helps OREC Recreation Programs

County Helps OREC Recreation Programs

The Home and School Committee at the Oxford Regional Education Centre (OREC) will improve recreation programs at the school thanks to generous support from Cumberland County.
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Minor Hockey Needs Free Ice Time

Minor Hockey Needs Free Ice Time

Minor Hockey Needs Free Ice Time

Minor Hockey Needs Free Ice Time

Minor hockey is in trouble is not a statement you expect to hear in Canada, but that’s the view presented to Cumberland Council last night by Mike Leblanc on behalf of Cumberland Minor Hockey.
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Amherst Expands Doctor Training Supports

Amherst Expands Doctor Training Supports

Amherst Expands Doctor Training Supports

Amherst Expands Doctor Training Supports

Amherst is included among six hospitals getting upgrades to improve the space used to train family medicine residents.

Top Stories

Rushton Wants Details of Forestry Transition Fund
Bill Martin
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Rushton Wants Details of Forestry Transition Fund

The Conservative Lands and Forestry critic says the Minister of of that department must release more details about the $50 million transition plan for the forestry sector affected by the impending closure of the Northern Pulp mill in Pictou County.

Tory Rushton says, “Everyone agrees that we need to help the sector and relieve some pressures.” He added, “Forestry workers are anxiously waiting to hear more. I’m worried that the government isn’t moving as quickly as it should be.”

In the 2019-20 departmental business plan, the Liberals announced a pilot project to heat six provincial buildings using “junk wood” and chips similar to what is done on Prince Edward Island. A Request for Proposals was issued in June, but as of Friday the department has released no information.

With Northern Pulp closing, Rushton says members of the industry deserve to know where the government stands on a number of projects, but specifically with small-scale wood energy projects.

There has been much talk about the company having five years to avoid this closure. Rushton says workers can’t afford delays to any projects related to diversifying the market for this vital sector, particularly when government has had five years to develop alternative plans.

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Events This Week

Saturday, February 22, 2020 3:00 PM

Chase the Ace at the Royal Canadian Legion in Pugwash. Click HERE for details.

Sunday, February 23, 2020 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Northport Community Centre.

Monday, February 24, 2020 10:00 AM

Rug Hooking at Northport Community Centre.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:00 AM

Quilting at the Northport Community Centre.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 11:00 AM

The annual Open Hamper Food Bank Drive on Johnny Cash's birthday is hosted at the Pugwash Coop. Click HERE for detail.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:00 PM

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

Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Wentworth Recreation Centre

Friday, February 28, 2020 6:00 PM

Fun Night at the Malagash Legion. Pass the Ace, Jig the Joker, and board games.

Friday, February 28, 2020 7:00 PM

The Friday Music Jam at the Oxford Capitol Theatre. Everyone welcome at 7 pm.

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