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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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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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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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