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Something Extra Special on Sunday Radio

Something Extra Special on Sunday Radio

Something Extra Special on Sunday Radio

Something Extra Special on Sunday Radio

The replay of Saturday Night in a Harbour Town is always 'special', but this Sunday is extra special with Muhammad Ali and Harry Hibbs.
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What People are Saying About Six Rivers Radio

What People are Saying About Six Rivers...

What People are Saying About Six Rivers Radio

What People are Saying About Six Rivers Radio

Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive following the announcement of two new local radio stations.
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Wide Ranging Issues at County Council Session

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Wide Ranging Issues at County Council Session

Wide Ranging Issues at County Council Session

Cumberland approved a call to get aggressive with a garbage and rat infestation in Springhill. The rodent population has become a growing problem since last November.
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Oxford Faces Tough Choices to Balance Books

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Oxford Faces Tough Choices to Balance Books

Oxford Faces Tough Choices to Balance Books

Residents and taxpayers in Oxford should brace for higher taxes and delayed capital projects in the upcoming spring budget.
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New Roles for Two Senior County Bureaucrats

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New Roles for Two Senior County Bureaucrats

New Roles for Two Senior County Bureaucrats

They are playing musical chairs with the top public service jobs in Cumberland County.
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Oxford Library Prepares for Re-opening

Oxford Library Prepares for Re-opening

Oxford Library Prepares for Re-opening

Oxford Library Prepares for Re-opening

For many families, the local library is an essential service. Many might agree the library is even more important in a small town like Oxford.
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Six Rivers News Answers the Call for More

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Six Rivers News Answers the Call for More

Six Rivers News Answers the Call for More

Six Rivers News is five years old today and we have a birthday present for you. No, this is not an April Fool’s prank.
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Oxford Rallies Around Teen Crash Victims

Oxford Rallies Around Teen Crash Victims

Oxford Rallies Around Teen Crash Victims

Oxford Rallies Around Teen Crash Victims

Friends, family, and other local residents held a horn-honking parade down Main Street in Oxford last night, accompanied by fire trucks from Oxford, Collingwood, and Springhill. 
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Two Sent to Hospital in Kolbec Single Car Crash

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Two Sent to Hospital in Kolbec Single Car Crash

Two Sent to Hospital in Kolbec Single Car Crash

Lifeflight made an emergency landing in Oxford this afternoon following a single vehicle crash on Kolbec Road.
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NDP Bill Seeks to Eliminate Ambulance Fees

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NDP Bill Seeks to Eliminate Ambulance Fees

NDP Bill Seeks to Eliminate Ambulance Fees

Nova Scotia’s NDP want to ensure that ambulance services are free in all medically necessary calls.

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Surprise Admin Shakeup at Oxford Town Hall
Mark Rushton
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Surprise Admin Shakeup at Oxford Town Hall

Surprising news from Oxford — the town eliminated the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The current CAO, Rachel Jones, was released from her contract early today. 

Mayor Greg Henley says the Town Council unanimously approved a motion to eliminate the CAO position as a cost-cutting measure. 

The town's finances are said to be in rather dire straits. Mayor Henley says the town is moving back to a model where councillors will have more control over spending, reviewing all expenditures with an eye toward reducing any unneeded outlays. 

The mayor said a sense of complacency has led to a situation where money flowed too freely, and something drastic had to be done to bring the town's finances under control.

Jones will receive a severance, which was included in her contract at the time of hiring. The town will save the cost of that position, though it is anticipated that there will be additional costs as the CAO's responsibilities are taken up by other staff.

A special council meeting, held tonight, appointed Linda Cloney as acting Town Clerk — a promotion from her current position as the town's Deputy Clerk. Cloney served as acting Clerk following the town's dismissal of its previous CAO, Darell White, several years ago.

Mayor Henley says the province's Municipal Affairs department was consulted on the move back to a Town Clerk administrative model, and there were no reasons given as to why it couldn't be done.

He says Town Council is hopeful this will help bring the town's finances back under control as they prepare the upcoming budget.

This year's budget will be the second to be drafted under the conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has also had far-reaching repercussions for municipal finances everywhere. 

The town recently received a quarter-of-a-million dollars from the federal and provincial governments to help offset COVID-19 expenses and revenue shortfalls, though it remains unclear how that money will be spent.

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Radio This Week

Event List
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:45 AM

Tory Rushton, MLA for Cumberland South, live on Morning Talk each Wednesday at 8:45 am.

Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:45 AM

Mark Collins chatting about faith, live on Morning Talk each Thursday at 9:45 am.

Sunday, April 18, 2021 2:00 PM

Eric MacEwen hosts a special replay of Saturday Night in a Harbour Town with unique stories and traditional East Coast music every Sunday at 2:00 pm.

Events This Week

Monday, April 12, 2021 10:00 AM

Walk and Talk every Monday and Wednesday at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Monday, April 12, 2021 7:00 PM

The monthly meeting of the Pugwash Village Commission at the Village Hall.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:00 PM

Baked Fresh Wednesday in support of Big Lake Camp. Click HERE for details and to order before Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 6:00 PM

Pugwash Fire Department Toonie Draw, the 50/50 community fundraiser. Click HERE for details.

Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Wentworth Recreation Centre. Limited to the first 50 people. Public health rules in place.

Saturday, April 17, 2021 3:00 PM

Chase the Ace at the Pugwash Legion, now open on Saturdays.

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