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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

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

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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

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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

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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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Catastrophe Awaits on Chignecto Isthmus

Catastrophe Awaits on Chignecto Isthmus

Catastrophe Awaits on Chignecto Isthmus

Catastrophe Awaits on Chignecto Isthmus

Local officials are concerned that senior governments are not moving quickly enough to ward off a catastrophe that is waiting to happen on the Isthmus of Chignecto.
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Cumberland Now Welcome in Unique Library
Bill Martin
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Cumberland Now Welcome in Unique Library

Registration is now opening in Cumberland County for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

The Dollywood Foundation of Canada partnered with local champion Cathy Bates of Malagash and the Cumberland Public Libraries to bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program to children, from birth to age 5. 

Enrolled children receive a new, high-quality, age-appropriate book in the mail each month, at no cost to the families. This creates a personal library of as many as 60 books that form the foundation of a child’s early reading experience. Building a foundation for learning is the most important gift we can provide our children!

A national panel of early childhood literacy experts review hundreds of children’s books each year and choose those that best fit the needs of Canadian children as they learn and grow.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation of Canada, was started by legendary singer, songwriter, businesswoman, and humanitarian, Dolly Parton. Inspired by her father’s inability to read or write, she began the program in 1995 with the aim of sharing a love of reading and learning with children of all backgrounds. 

Through the Imagination Library, books are mailed to children from birth to age 5, free of charge, regardless of their family’s income.  Since inception, the program has gifted over 176 million books to children in five countries and currently mails over 1.9 million books every month.

The regional director for the foundations says, “Reading to your child inspires and encourages a love of reading. A book has the ability to transport a child to a different world, encouraging them to use their imagination, fostering a sense of belonging, and potentially sparking a life-long passion for learning.” Jeanne Smitiuch added,  “One of the most important things we can do to improve childhood literacy is to give our children access to books. And one of the best ways to connect and bond with your child is through daily reading especially during this challenging time.” 

The key promoter or ‘local champion’ for Cumberland is Cathy Bates who says, “It’s never too early to start reading to children. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library helps develop literacy, which is a foundation on which all other skills are built.”  Bates emphasized, Our children's future is our community's future.” 

For newborns it is a reading program for parents or caregivers. As the children grow, they learn to read for themselves until they leave the program at age five and go to school.

To register your children, under the age of five, go to: https://imaginationlibrary.com/check-availability/. Registration is free as all expenses are covered by local fundraising and individual sponsors.

A donation of $45 per year will sponsor a child who will receive twelve books per year, mailed directly to the child—kids love getting their own mail. To sponsor a local child, go to https://donate.imaginationlibrary.com/?_ga=2.117271302.1408504193.1644266603-292006066.1644266603

Make sure you choose the following selections:

  • CAD in the currency dropdown list
  • Check the box to designate a specific affiliate
  • Make sure Canada is the selected country then select NSCUMBERLAND from the affiliate code list
  • Complete your payment online 

Local kids are waiting to enrol. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:00 AM

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

Saturday, February 4, 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 5, 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 5, 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.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 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, 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.

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Events This Week

Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 AM

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

Sunday, February 5, 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.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 3:00 PM

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

Monday, February 6, 2023 10:00 AM

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

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 1:00 PM

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

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.

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