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The Chief Operating Officer of Nova Scotia Power is crossing the province to personally thank firefighters for their above-and-beyond service during and after Hurricane Fiona.
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Cumberland County set-up a contact line to help people without power connect with emergency services provided by the military and the Department of Natural Resources.
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Oxford Town Council pulled double-duty last evening, with back-to-back sessions at Town Hall.
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A remote operated vehicle (ROV) took a dip inside the town’s water tanks for a required inspection.
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The Province is sending military and Natural Resources personnel to Cumberland County to help with the Hurricane Fiona clean-up.

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Busy Night for Firefighters in "Silly Season"
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Busy Night for Firefighters in "Silly Season"

It is wildfire season in Nova Scotia (March 15 to October 15), though some call it the “silly season”. Judging by the last 24 hours, both names apply, as firefighters responded to five widespread incidents.

It started yesterday in Malagash where Wallace firefighters battled a stubborn grass fire on the lower shore road not far from the Jost Winery.

Grass burning got out of control and spread quickly with the high winds in the area. Neighbours said flames were 30 to 40 feet high at one point.

Tonight, the Springhill Fire Department was called out to quell a truck fire on Highway 104 between Amherst and exit five. The truck had extensive damage to the front end and reports suggest someone was transported by ambulance to hospital.

The scene shifted to Linden as Shinimicas firefighters were called to a fire in an abandoned trailer along Highway 6. The fire quickly consumed the small vehicle, as black smoke from the blaze was visible all the way to Pugwash.

Then it was a turn for the Pugwash Fire Department which received a call for a garage fire on the Kolbec Road in Riverside. It turned out the blaze was another intentional burn that got out of control.

A resident was burning garbage in a fire pit behind his home. The fire jumped to dry grass and quickly spread to light brush at the edge of trees. Worse, the back of the house caught fire, melting siding and burning a portion of the back wall.

The photos show the damage to the back wall of the house, the yard, and the threat to nearby woods.

Please note that burning garbage is not permitted at any time, and is punishable by fines.

To cap off the night, Truemanville Fire Department responded to a woods fire behind the former Warren school.

In all incidents, except the truck fire, carelessness played a role in the fires. The early spring part of wildfire season gets the nickname “silly season” because of the useless practice of grass burning. 

Nova Scotia is famous for the intentional grass fires that turned into major events and tragedies, and all for nothing. It is a long-standing myth that burning grass in the spring is somehow helpful. The truth is that burning grass does no good whatsoever. In fact, it harms the root system, not to mention the obvious danger of losing control and suffering greater loss to home and property.

The light winter has left the region quite dry. Burn restrictions are in force across the province. Domestic campfires and brush burning are not allowed between 8 am and 2 pm, and other restrictions may apply.

The province offers a daily update on burn restrictions at https://novascotia.ca/burnsafe/. Check before you burn.

 

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Storm Watch

Cumberland residents without power are urged to call 902-667-2313 at the County office to request help from the military and Natural Resources personnel who are working to clear trees and debris.

Wednesday, October 5th at 10:30 am

All comfort centres are now closed.

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Wallace Fire Department

 

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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.

Friday, October 7, 2022 9:05 AM

Cumberland Mayor Murray Scott is on Morning Talk  to chat about issues in and around Cumberland County. Listen at 9:05.

Saturday, October 8, 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, October 9, 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, October 9, 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.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 9:05 AM

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

Thursday, October 13, 2022 9:05 AM

Cumberland Mayor Murray Scott is on Morning Talk every Thursday to chat about issues in and around Cumberland County. Listen at 9:05.

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Events This Week

Saturday, October 8, 2022 10:00 AM

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

Saturday, October 8, 2022 3:00 PM

The Peace Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Pugwash is hosting Chase the Ace every Saturday afternoon at 3 pm. Click HERE for details.

Sunday, October 9, 2022 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.

Sunday, October 9, 2022 3:00 PM

Yoga is held every Sunday at 3 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Monday, October 10, 2022 10:00 AM

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

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 1:00 PM

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

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