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Cyber-Breach Hits Government Employees

Cyber-Breach Hits Government Employees

Cyber-Breach Hits Government Employees

Cyber-Breach Hits Government Employees

An investigation of a serious cyber-breach revealed that only employees of the provincial government — past and present — may have been affected.
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Wentworth Wind Opponents Plead to a Judge

Wentworth Wind Opponents Plead to a...

Wentworth Wind Opponents Plead to a Judge

Wentworth Wind Opponents Plead to a Judge

The Wentworth Valley group that has been fighting a major wind farm development announced they are not done yet.
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County Preps Summer Recreation Program

County Preps Summer Recreation Program

County Preps Summer Recreation Program

County Preps Summer Recreation Program

Cumberland Recreation is getting ready for a full summer of programming for young people throughout the county.
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NS Hopes to Cushion Federal Carbon Tax

NS Hopes to Cushion Federal Carbon Tax

NS Hopes to Cushion Federal Carbon Tax

NS Hopes to Cushion Federal Carbon Tax

The infamous ‘Carbon Tax’ will be imposed in Nova Scotia on Canada Day. 
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Nova Scotians Caught in Cyber Breach

Nova Scotians Caught in Cyber Breach

Nova Scotians Caught in Cyber Breach

Nova Scotians Caught in Cyber Breach

A global cyber security breach has impacted Nova Scotia.
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Forest Ban Lifted in Most Areas

Forest Ban Lifted in Most Areas

Forest Ban Lifted in Most Areas

Forest Ban Lifted in Most Areas

The Province has lifted restrictions on travel and activities in the woods, effective this morning. 
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Protect Wentworth Renews Wind Opposition

Protect Wentworth Renews Wind Opposition

Protect Wentworth Renews Wind Opposition

Protect Wentworth Renews Wind Opposition

Opponents of the proposed wind farm on Higgins Mountain gathered last night to discuss their options.
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NS Fine for Illegal Burning Skyrockets

NS Fine for Illegal Burning Skyrockets

NS Fine for Illegal Burning Skyrockets

NS Fine for Illegal Burning Skyrockets

The ban on open fires has taken on a new significance with numerous wildfires destroying properties and scattering people from their homes.
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$40 Million Plan for Modern Fire Service
Bill Martin
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$40 Million Plan for Modern Fire Service

UPDATED WITH LINKS TO THE FULL CONSULTANT'S REPORT.

Cumberland Municipal Council received a much anticipated consultant’s report today, one that will have far reaching implications for the county’s sixteen fire departments.

The more than one thousand page report contains over 200 recommendations to improve consistency and safety in firefighting across the county.

The report calls for forty million dollars over twenty years to replace six fire stations, a number of out-dated trucks, and specialty equipment.

Mayor Murray Scott says, “We are grateful for the hard work, dedication, and commitment of over 300 volunteer firefighters who help keep our residents safe.”

The county took over responsibility for the fire service in 2005, but in actual practice, the 16 departments are still individually registered as societies in Nova Scotia. 

Long standing agreements provide for sharing and inter-departmental cooperation, but the report says the mutual aid system needs to be formalised with written agreements, which would also include the towns of Amherst and Oxford, along with the Five Islands Fire Brigade in Colchester County.

Council accepted the report today and it was immediately shared with each of the fire departments. It will also be available to the public on the county’s website, but at the time of writing this article, it was not yet available.

Council directed staff to review the recommendations, consider any alternatives, and present an implementation plan to council by the end of July.

Goudreault Associates, an emergency services consulting firm based in Moncton, completed the review.

See the report, in four parts, at https://www.cumberlandcounty.ns.ca/council-has-accepted-a-fire-services-review-report.html.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:00 AM

Listen to Morning Talk Replay. Click HERE to listen to recent interviews from our archive.

Saturday, June 10, 2023 8:00 PM

Saturday Night in a Harbour Town, featuring traditional East Coast music, airs every Saturday at 8 PM on Six Rivers All Hit Radio and Six Rivers Country.

Sunday, June 11, 2023 9:00 AM

Sunday Wrap, the week in review, is aired on the Six Rivers Radio Network every Sunday morning. Listen at 9:00.

Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:00 PM

A special replay of Saturday Night in a Harbour Town with host Eric MacEwen is heard every Sunday at 2 pm on Six Rivers All Hit Music and Six Rivers Country.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 9:45 AM

Dr. Stephen Ellis, Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester will be on Morning Talk every second Tuesday. Listen at 9:45.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 9:05 AM

Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources, is on Morning Talk each Wednesday at 9:05.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 10:45 AM

Oxford Mayor Greg Henley is on Morning Talk on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Listen at 10:45.

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Events This Week

Saturday, June 10, 2023 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Saturday, June 10, 2023 10:00 AM

A Toss & Fetch Dog Frisbee Clinic will be held at the Murray Community Centre in Springhill, starting at 10 AM. Click HERE for details.

Sunday, June 11, 2023 2:00 PM

Join Hope Centre Online for an uplifting message of hope and understanding every Sunday at 2:15 pm. Click HERE to join on Zoom. The room opens at 2 pm.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 8:30 AM

A "Conversation with Your Representative" (Tory Rushton) will be hosted by the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce at the Parrsboro Golf Club. Click HERE for details.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 1:00 PM

Walk and Talk is held every Tuesday at 1 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 6:00 PM

Women's Pickle Ball is played every Tuesday from 6 to 8 PM at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 6:00 PM

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

Thursday, June 15, 2023 1:00 PM

Walk and Talk is held every Thursday at 1 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Thursday, June 15, 2023 7:00 PM

Bingo is held at the Wentworth Recreation Centre every Thursday at 7 PM.

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