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Busy Night: Two Oxford Meetings in One

Busy Night: Two Oxford Meetings in One

Busy Night: Two Oxford Meetings in One

Busy Night: Two Oxford Meetings in One

A longer night than usual for Oxford Town Councillors, as they gathered for not one, but two meetings last night. 
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New Pugwash Library Opens on Monday

New Pugwash Library Opens on Monday

New Pugwash Library Opens on Monday

New Pugwash Library Opens on Monday

The new $2.198-million Pugwash Library will open its doors to the public on Monday.
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MLA/Minister to Address Wentworth Concerns

MLA/Minister to Address Wentworth...

MLA/Minister to Address Wentworth Concerns

MLA/Minister to Address Wentworth Concerns

The Protect Wentworth Valley Committee (PWV) will host another public meeting next weekend to press their concerns about the proposed mega wind project for Higgins Mountain.
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Shubenacadie Sam: Go Back to Bed

Shubenacadie Sam: Go Back to Bed

Shubenacadie Sam: Go Back to Bed

Shubenacadie Sam: Go Back to Bed

Shubenacadie Sam says go back to bed for six more weeks of winter.
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Miners Suffer Critical Home Loss

Miners Suffer Critical Home Loss

Miners Suffer Critical Home Loss

Miners Suffer Critical Home Loss

The Springhill Coal Miners dropped an important game before a home crowd on Saturday, as the visiting River Valley Lumberjacks skated to a 4-2 win.
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Shots Fired in Springhill Apartment

Shots Fired in Springhill Apartment

Shots Fired in Springhill Apartment

Shots Fired in Springhill Apartment

The RCMP responded to shots fired within a Springhill apartment on Saturday.
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Town and County Join in Garbage Biz

Town and County Join in Garbage Biz

Town and County Join in Garbage Biz

Town and County Join in Garbage Biz

Big changes to garbage collection in Cumberland County are set for next year.
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Province Funds Local Doctor Search

Province Funds Local Doctor Search

Province Funds Local Doctor Search

Province Funds Local Doctor Search

The provincial government is providing funding to help community organizations recruit and retain healthcare professionals, to the tune of just over $175 thousand dollars in Cumberland County, with Pugwash receiving $25 thousand and change. 
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Bill Archer
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Atlantica Party Candidate Responds to Controversy

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I've just read the article posted on Six Rivers, and feel that I must respond to the current situation. The first thing that I feel the need to straighten out, is that I have resigned from my positions in the Atlantica Party at the end of May, due to a number of factors that I will get to later in this response. 

The "loan" that is being referred to was created in early 2015, which was prior to any decision made by the previous executive to re-register the party. The three people who were involved in approving this loan relied on the founder and former leader's knowledge when it came to following the law in regards to this, as he was the most knowledgeable and experienced at that point in time. This loan was open-ended, with no terms of repayment or time frame, as the former leader was using this to get repayment for all of his expenses going back to the first attempt of the party in 2009.

This loan came to light with the current executive when it was conducting our audit for 2017 in accordance with Election Nova Scotia guidelines, which can be seen on their website. As with all things that the executive has come across as a new party, and the executive not being politicians, the party has always been up front, honest, and transparent with ENS on the issue. After investigating the terms and conditions, and the timing that the loan was agreed upon, I am quite confident that the party should be able to win this hearing with ENS and continue to give my fellow Nova Scotians a true voice of change in the province. If the funds are calculated by ENS rules, the true amount owing to the founder of the party is less than the maximum amount that is allowed by ENS, and an interim audit, if allowed, would resolve the issue.

This was one of many reasons why I had finally chosen not to run in the recent by-election. My mother had suddenly passed away unexpectedly in early May, and I am the executor and next of kin. I had also accepted an offer for my current job in Kuwait. The final thing to solidify my decision was this issue with ENS, as I could not morally or ethically run in Cumberland South without knowing what was going to happen to the party. I didn't want to see people vote for the party only to have it end up being de-registered, and therefore that person's voice being lost. 

I congratulate Mr. Rushton on his win, and hope that he does a good job for the people of Cumberland South.

I do believe that the Atlantica Party has a strong defense to not be de-registered because of this situation, and hope as always that common sense will win the day. There has to be a real alternative to the same old pork belly politics that run this province, and I still believe that the Atlantica party is that voice.

Sincerely,
Bill Archer

 

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Radio This Week

Event List
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:00 AM

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

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 9:05 AM

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

Thursday, February 9, 2023 9:05 AM

Murray Scott, Mayor of Cumberland County, is on Morning Talk every Thursday. Listen at 9:05.

Thursday, February 9, 2023 10:45 AM

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

Saturday, February 11, 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, February 12, 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, February 12, 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.

Events This Week

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 10:00 AM

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

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 11:00 AM

The Pugwash Fire Department will host a COVID Vaccine Drop-in Clinic from 11 am to 2 pm for those 5 years and over. No appointment necessary.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 6:00 PM

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

Thursday, February 9, 2023 11:00 AM

The Wallace Community Centre will host a COVID Vaccine Drop-in Clinic from 11 am to 2 pm for those aged 5 and over. No appointment is necessary.

Thursday, February 9, 2023 1:00 PM

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

Thursday, February 9, 2023 7:00 PM

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

Saturday, February 11, 2023 10:00 AM

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

Saturday, February 11, 2023 2:45 PM

A Public Meeting, hosted by the Protect Wentworth Valley Committee, will be held at the Wentworth Recreation Centre from 2:45 to 4:00 pm to discuss the proposal for a mega wind farm on Higgins Mountain. Special Guest will be Tory Rushton, the Minister of Natural Resources and the MLA for the area.

Sunday, February 12, 2023 2:00 PM

Hope Centre Online is a worship service every Sunday at 2:15 pm. Click HERE to join on Zoom. The room opens at 2 pm.

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