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Cumberland Offers Boost to Oxford Arena

Cumberland Offers Boost to Oxford Arena

Cumberland Offers Boost to Oxford Arena

Cumberland Offers Boost to Oxford Arena

The Municipality of Cumberland is contributing to the security and future of the Oxford Arena.
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Roller Derby Returns to Springhill Arena

Roller Derby Returns to Springhill Arena

Roller Derby Returns to Springhill Arena

Roller Derby Returns to Springhill Arena

Roller derby is coming back to Springhill at the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre.
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Art a New Smash Addition to Harbourfest

Art a New Smash Addition to Harbourfest

Art a New Smash Addition to Harbourfest

Art a New Smash Addition to Harbourfest

Pugwash Communities in Bloom and Pugwash Open Air Gallery thank you all for your part in creating Art in the Park for this year’s  amazing community festival HarbourFest.
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MLA Again Resorts to Blocking Tactic

MLA Again Resorts to Blocking Tactic

MLA Again Resorts to Blocking Tactic

MLA Again Resorts to Blocking Tactic

The MLA for Cumberland North is once again using blocking tactics to gather attention.
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County Looks to One Municipality for Future

County Looks to One Municipality for...

County Looks to One Municipality for Future

County Looks to One Municipality for Future

If Cumberland Council agrees with a consultant’s recommendation, Springhill could become the seat of municipal government.
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New Springhill School Stalled by Inflation

New Springhill School Stalled by...

New Springhill School Stalled by Inflation

New Springhill School Stalled by Inflation

The Mayor of Cumberland remains confident the province will build a new elementary school in Springhill despite inflationary pressures we have not seen in nearly forty years.
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Dangerous Fire Near Angevine Lake

Dangerous Fire Near Angevine Lake

Dangerous Fire Near Angevine Lake

Dangerous Fire Near Angevine Lake

Residents of Dewars Drive, near Angevine Lake, have been forced to evacuate their homes as firefighters deal with a forest fire in the area.
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Pugwash Faces Community Challenge Judges

Pugwash Faces Community Challenge Judges

Pugwash Faces Community Challenge Judges

Pugwash Faces Community Challenge Judges

The judges are in Pugwash today, already at work judging the community for a major award in the annual Communities in Bloom competitions.

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Tory Rushton
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Environment and Economy Are Partners

OPINION

Nova Scotians care deeply about their natural environment and about our collective efforts to ensure a sustainable, prosperous future for generations to come.

Part of that bright future for Nova Scotia is clean air and water, an abundance of biodiversity, spaces where we can connect with nature, climate change mitigation — and economic prosperity. 

From farming, fishing and forestry to our growing renewable energy sector, thousands of jobs, families and communities depend on the responsible and sustainable use of our natural resources, particularly in rural Nova Scotia.

To succeed, we must all recognize that environment and economy go hand in hand. Our government is committed to succeeding on both fronts.

That is why we are transforming Nova Scotia's forestry sector. We are building the triad model of ecological forestry on Crown land as recommended in the independent review of forestry practices. This complex, integrated model balances many interests and will secure sustainability for our environment and our forestry industry.

It ensures that more than a third of Crown land will always be conserved and makes more than half available for lower-intensity forestry that prioritizes biodiversity. A small portion will be allocated for high-production timber harvesting in areas where this activity won't conflict with other interests. This is truly transformational for an industry that's been a key driver of Nova Scotia's economy for decades.

We could have advanced this work faster alone, but we believe our collaborative approach improves transparency, builds stronger relationships and achieves the best policy decisions and outcomes for all Nova Scotians. Our efforts to date are built on consultation and partnerships with industry, environmental groups, the Mi'kmaq, Nova Scotians and other stakeholders. I thank all of them for their input and ongoing involvement as we continue this work.

I also thank the dedicated staff in the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables for their focus and leadership in doing the research, analysis and consultation needed to put the pieces of this complex puzzle together. I look forward to giving an update on our progress soon.

Tory Rushton

Minister of Natural Resources

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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.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 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, August 10, 2022 9:05 AM

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

Thursday, August 11, 2022 10:45 AM

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

Saturday, August 13, 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, August 14, 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, August 14, 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.

Events This Week

Monday, August 8, 2022 10:00 AM

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

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 1:00 PM

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

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 10:00 AM

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

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 6:00 PM

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

Thursday, August 11, 2022 1:00 PM

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

Thursday, August 11, 2022 7:00 PM

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

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