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October 21

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Workers Compensation Proposed for Firefighters

Workers Compensation Proposed for...

Workers Compensation Proposed for Firefighters

Workers Compensation Proposed for Firefighters

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

Province Helps Local Fire Departments

Province Helps Local Fire Departments

Province Helps Local Fire Departments

Two Cumberland County fire departments will share in a $1.4 million special provincial fund to purchase emergency equipment.
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Trudeau Breezes Through Amherst

Trudeau Breezes Through Amherst

Trudeau Breezes Through Amherst

Trudeau Breezes Through Amherst

The Prime Minister of Canada made a campaign whistle stop in Amherst yesterday.
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A New Mother's Worst Nightmare

A New Mother's Worst Nightmare

A New Mother's Worst Nightmare

A New Mother's Worst Nightmare

The MLA for Cumberland North says long ambulance times and waiting for an ambulance that never comes has become the norm for Nova Scotians. Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin recounts a mother’s story of...
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All Candidates Debate Restored in Wentworth

All Candidates Debate Restored in...

All Candidates Debate Restored in Wentworth

All Candidates Debate Restored in Wentworth

A large and appreciative audience offered a standing ovation to the eight federal candidates running in Cumberland-Colchester at a public debate tonight in Wentworth.
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Candidate Chooses TV Over Wentworth Debate

Candidate Chooses TV Over Wentworth...

Candidate Chooses TV Over Wentworth Debate

Candidate Chooses TV Over Wentworth Debate

There will be one empty chair at tonight’s debate in Wentworth as the Liberal candidate has suddenly withdrawn from the event.
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Problems Fall from Oxford Arena Ceiling

Problems Fall from Oxford Arena Ceiling

Problems Fall from Oxford Arena Ceiling

Problems Fall from Oxford Arena Ceiling

The Town of Oxford is trying to solve a pesky problem in its arena. Special tape that provides insulation and secures ceiling panels has deteriorated allowing tape particles and condensation...
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Pugwash Borrowing Approved at Public Meeting

Pugwash Borrowing Approved at Public...

Pugwash Borrowing Approved at Public Meeting

Pugwash Borrowing Approved at Public Meeting

A small group of residents authorized the Pugwash Village Commission to borrow up to $90,000 to cover final costs for the new stage in Eaton Park.
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Sinkhole Testing on Trans Canada Highway

Sinkhole Testing on Trans Canada Highway

Sinkhole Testing on Trans Canada Highway

Sinkhole Testing on Trans Canada Highway

Exploration work is underway on the Trans Canada Highway near Oxford.
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County Helps but Village Still Needs to Borrow

County Helps but Village Still Needs to...

County Helps but Village Still Needs to Borrow

County Helps but Village Still Needs to Borrow

Cumberland Municipal Council offered some support tonight to the Pugwash Harbourfront Centre. Council will kick-in $25,000 to the modern performing arts centre in Eaton Park.

Top Stories

Zann Resigns to Begin Her Federal Campaign
Staff Reporter
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Zann Resigns to Begin Her Federal Campaign

Lenore Zann, the NDP Member of the Legislature for Truro/Bible Hill, will resign her provincial seat this afternoon to begin her campaign, in earnest, as a Liberal candidate in the federal election for Cumberland-Colchester.

Zann is travelling to Halifax to formalize her resignation at 4 pm at Province House where she has served for ten years.

Zann had promised to resign the day after the election was formally underway. She said, “I have held off resigning as MLA until now as I have always felt a deep sense of duty to represent my constituents to the very best of my ability - and have never been a quitter.”

The provincial politician turned federal candidate added, “It’s not an easy thing to do as it’s very emotional for me to give up the job I love representing the community I love - especially not knowing what lies in store.”

On the heels of hurricane Dorian, she reiterated her concerns about climate change. Zann says, “The Climate Crisis is also real - and it concerns me greatly. We are feeling its effects already and future severe storms, flooding, and ocean rise could threaten our very existence.”

The candidate will hit the campaign trail tomorrow in Millbrook, followed by a Saturday evening appearance in Amherst.

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Events This Week

Monday, October 21, 2019 10:00 AM

Rug Hooking at Northport Community Centre.

Monday, October 21, 2019 10:00 AM

Walk 'n Talk at the Wentworth Community Centre. Click HERE for detail.

Monday, October 21, 2019 10:00 AM

Monster Scavenger Hunt at all Branches of the Cumberland Library. Click HERE for details.

Monday, October 21, 2019 6:00 PM

Regular monthly meeting of Oxford Town Council at 6 pm in the Town Hall.

Monday, October 21, 2019 6:30 PM

Open House at the Northumberland Community Curling Club in Pugwash. Click HERE for details.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 10:00 AM

Quilting at the Northport Community Centre.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:00 PM

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

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Peace Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Pugwash.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Wentworth Recreation Centre

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