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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.

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Youth Arrested with Fake Guns
Staff Reporter
/ Categories: News

Youth Arrested with Fake Guns

Lunenburg District RCMP arrested a gun toting teen yesterday at a Bridgewater area Walmart. Police were called to the Cookville Walmart on fears the young man had multiple weapons.  

 

A number of police officers responded and took an 18 year-old male into custody inside the store. A search revealed the man was carrying two replica handguns and two knives, which were seized.  

 

"What's troubling about incidents like this is that replica guns look very realistic and our officers are required to make decisions when responding in fractions of a second," says Sgt. Mark MacPherson, Lunenburg District RCMP. "Thankfully we were able to arrest the individual without incident." The sergeant added, "We want to remind citizens about the dangers associated with replica hand guns. In instances like this, we have to treat them as real weapons."

 

The 18 year-old from Brier Island Nova Scotia has been released from police custody and will appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on May 3rd to face a charge of Possessing a Weapon Dangerous to the Public.

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Events This Week

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.

Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:00 PM

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

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