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More Than One Way to Skin a Radio

More Than One Way to Skin a Radio

More Than One Way to Skin a Radio

More Than One Way to Skin a Radio

A temporary outage on the servers for Six Rivers News caused an unexpected problem for Six Rivers Radio yesterday.
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NSP Boss Personally Thanks Firefighters

NSP Boss Personally Thanks Firefighters

NSP Boss Personally Thanks Firefighters

NSP Boss Personally Thanks Firefighters

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 Responds to Extended Storm Needs

Cumberland Responds to Extended Storm...

Cumberland Responds to Extended Storm Needs

Cumberland Responds to Extended Storm Needs

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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Motorcycle Crash Claims a Life in Wentworth

Motorcycle Crash Claims a Life in...

Motorcycle Crash Claims a Life in Wentworth

Motorcycle Crash Claims a Life in Wentworth

A man from River Philip died yesterday when he lost control of his motorcycle on Highway 4 in West Wentworth.
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Oxford Council Has Its Plate Full of Issues

Oxford Council Has Its Plate Full of...

Oxford Council Has Its Plate Full of Issues

Oxford Council Has Its Plate Full of Issues

Oxford Town Council pulled double-duty last evening, with back-to-back sessions at Town Hall.
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Amherst High-tech Peek at Water Supply

Amherst High-tech Peek at Water Supply

Amherst High-tech Peek at Water Supply

Amherst High-tech Peek at Water Supply

A remote operated vehicle (ROV) took a dip inside the town’s water tanks for a required inspection.
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Vandals Strike Oxford Fire Training Facility

Vandals Strike Oxford Fire Training...

Vandals Strike Oxford Fire Training Facility

Vandals Strike Oxford Fire Training Facility

Every community has its share of n’er-do-wells. The latest to rear their ugly side have impacted Oxford, and in particular, its volunteer fire department. 
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Troops Assist Cumberland Storm Clean-up

Troops Assist Cumberland Storm Clean-up

Troops Assist Cumberland Storm Clean-up

Troops Assist Cumberland Storm Clean-up

The Province is sending military and Natural Resources personnel to Cumberland County to help with the Hurricane Fiona clean-up.

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Credit Unions Join Forestry Support Program
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Credit Unions Join Forestry Support Program

The Premier says, “We are monitoring, listening and working hard to respond to needs of forestry workers and businesses as they look for new customers and adjust to the changing dynamics in the sector.” 

Stephen McNeil’s comments follow the announcement that Forestry contractors affected by the closure of the Northern Pulp mill can apply for short-term repayable financing, starting Tuesday, February 4th.

McNeil says, “This program, along with other initiatives that have and will be rolled out, are meant to help the sector transition and ensure forestry has a strong future in Nova Scotia.

Eligible contractors include those who have been engaged in commercial forestry harvesting and trucking in Nova Scotia during the past 12 months and have external financing arrangements in place for at least one of the following classes of commercial forestry harvesting and trucking equipment: feller buncher, harvester, processor, forwarder, skidder, roundwood truck, or chip or hog fuel truck.

Qualifying contractors can access a line of credit worth up to three months of scheduled principal and interest payments on qualified commercial forestry equipment to a maximum of $180,000. Within two years, the line of credit will convert to a loan with the term ending five years from the start of the line of credit. 

There is an option to renew for an additional five years, at the discretion of the lending credit union. The maximum interest on any loan under this program is the Atlantic Central prime rate plus four per cent. The assistance is guaranteed by the province.

The program will be available through the 16 credit unions across the province that offer the Small Business Loan Guarantee Program. The two programs are separate, and the Forestry Contractor Financing Program will have a more simplified application process.

The program will be available for applications at the participating credit unions until June 30, 2020.

To date, the $50 million transition fund is supporting $7 million for more silviculture and road work on both Crown land and private lands; $5 million for government guarantees for this financing program; $1.5 million to help workers from across the sector connect to customized programming in the skilled trades, at no cost, and emergency assistance funding for laid-off workers available through local Access Nova Scotia centres.

A toll-free line (1-888-315-0110) is available for those affected who have questions.

A confidential, 24-7 support line (1-866-885-6540) is available for anyone who may need emotional support. 

The government forestry sector support website is at https://novascotia.ca/forestry-sector-support/.

A list of the 16 participating credit unions can be found on the  Nova Scotia Co-operative Council website at http://www.novascotia.coop/programs/small-business-loan-guarantee-program/.

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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.

Shelter

Wallace Fire Department

 

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Radio This Week

Event List
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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