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Cumberland Offers Boost to Oxford Arena

Cumberland Offers Boost to Oxford Arena

Cumberland Offers Boost to Oxford Arena

Cumberland Offers Boost to Oxford Arena

The Municipality of Cumberland is contributing to the security and future of the Oxford Arena.
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Roller Derby Returns to Springhill Arena

Roller Derby Returns to Springhill Arena

Roller Derby Returns to Springhill Arena

Roller Derby Returns to Springhill Arena

Roller derby is coming back to Springhill at the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre.
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Art a New Smash Addition to Harbourfest

Art a New Smash Addition to Harbourfest

Art a New Smash Addition to Harbourfest

Art a New Smash Addition to Harbourfest

Pugwash Communities in Bloom and Pugwash Open Air Gallery thank you all for your part in creating Art in the Park for this year’s  amazing community festival HarbourFest.
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MLA Again Resorts to Blocking Tactic

MLA Again Resorts to Blocking Tactic

MLA Again Resorts to Blocking Tactic

MLA Again Resorts to Blocking Tactic

The MLA for Cumberland North is once again using blocking tactics to gather attention.
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County Looks to One Municipality for Future

County Looks to One Municipality for...

County Looks to One Municipality for Future

County Looks to One Municipality for Future

If Cumberland Council agrees with a consultant’s recommendation, Springhill could become the seat of municipal government.
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New Springhill School Stalled by Inflation

New Springhill School Stalled by...

New Springhill School Stalled by Inflation

New Springhill School Stalled by Inflation

The Mayor of Cumberland remains confident the province will build a new elementary school in Springhill despite inflationary pressures we have not seen in nearly forty years.
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Dangerous Fire Near Angevine Lake

Dangerous Fire Near Angevine Lake

Dangerous Fire Near Angevine Lake

Dangerous Fire Near Angevine Lake

Residents of Dewars Drive, near Angevine Lake, have been forced to evacuate their homes as firefighters deal with a forest fire in the area.
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Pugwash Faces Community Challenge Judges

Pugwash Faces Community Challenge Judges

Pugwash Faces Community Challenge Judges

Pugwash Faces Community Challenge Judges

The judges are in Pugwash today, already at work judging the community for a major award in the annual Communities in Bloom competitions.

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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, July 5, 2022 12:00 AM

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

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 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, August 10, 2022 9:05 AM

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

Thursday, August 11, 2022 10:45 AM

Pastor Mark Collins, faith leader, is on Morning Talk every Thursday at 10:45.

Saturday, August 13, 2022 8:00 PM

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

Sunday, August 14, 2022 9:00 AM

Sunday Wrap, a compilation of the newsmakers from this week on Six Rivers Radio. Listen at 9:00 o'clock for the full story and background wrapped into one. It is aired on all three stations of the Six Rivers Radio Network.

Sunday, August 14, 2022 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.

Events This Week

Monday, August 8, 2022 10:00 AM

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

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:00 PM

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

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 10:00 AM

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

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 6:00 PM

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

Thursday, August 11, 2022 1:00 PM

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

Thursday, August 11, 2022 7:00 PM

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

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