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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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Santa Surprises as Oxford Lights Up Christmas
Mark Rushton
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Santa Surprises as Oxford Lights Up Christmas

About 75 residents of Oxford were out and about tonight, participating in the town’s annual tree lighting ceremony. The event took place in the little park at the corner of Main and Water Streets.

Mayor Greg Henley presided over his first holiday event, offering brief remarks to the crowd. He said, “I’d like to thank everyone for coming tonight. At least it’s not freezing or snowing or raining. It’s been a rough year, I know, for everyone but this hopefully will shine a little light on it.

The mayor received a little applause when he said, “This will be over someday soon.”

After Mayor Henley plugged in the Christmas tree lights, the town’s economic development officer, Ruthie Patriquin, told the assembled townsfolk that Santa Claus was doing his rounds, touring the streets of Oxford so children could see him from their homes.

The Santa street tour was Oxford’s answer to the cancellation of the annual Christmas parade, one more measure aimed at preventing the spread of covid-19.

Patriquin read a few holiday themed poems before introducing Ruth Collins on keyboard, accompanied by various local singing groups, young and old, who entertained the crowd with traditional holiday songs.

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Ruthie Patriquin

We appreciate 6 Rivers covering this event!

Thanks for continuing to raise awareness of our friendly little community.


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Bill Martin

Editor's Note: Six Rivers News is our online community newspaper, born to fill the void with the closure of the Oxford Journal. Oxford is the "Gateway" at exit 6 of the Trans Canada Highway, and Pugwash the nautical entry on the Northumberland Strait. The area stretches from Tidnish to Malagash and takes in the six rivers in between.

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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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