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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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Workers Compensation Proposed for Firefighters
Staff Reporter
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Workers Compensation Proposed for Firefighters

The Province has proposed amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act to allow WCB coverage to volunteer firefighters.

There are about 700 paid firefighters and 6,000 volunteers, half of whom are not covered by WCB insurance protection.

The Minister of Labour says, “Firefighters across the province have different levels of coverage depending on where they live.” Labi Kousoulis added, “They put their lives on the line for us. In turn, these changes will ensure they are supported and have access to coverage when they need it.” 

This coverage includes access to the cancer presumption.

The President, Fire Service Association of Nova Scotia applauds the move. Jim Roper says, “As the situations that volunteer firefighters are required to respond to increase, the risks they are exposed to increase as well. WCB coverage will provide a level of financial security should an event occur, as well as offer a wide range of support services as a firefighter recuperates and returns to active duty.”

The legislation provides access to WCB programs, but it does not cover the cost. One estimate suggests it would cost about $48 per year for each firefighter. With an average of 30 members, that would cost $1,440 for a fire department in Cumberland County.

While well intentioned, the cost may be prohibitive to rural fire departments.

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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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