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Wednesday, February 21, 2024 9:00 AM

Listen to Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources on Morning Talk each Wednesday at 9:05. Click HERE for our online player. Click HERE for our direct player.
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 10:45 AM

Listen to Oxford Mayor Greg Henley on Morning Talk every Wednesday at 10:45. Click HERE to listen to our online player. Click HERE to listen to our direct player.
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Listen to Murray Scott, Mayor of Cumberland County, on Morning Talk every Thursday at 9:05. Click HERE to listen to our online player. Click HERE to listen to our direct player.
Thursday, February 22, 2024 1:00 PM

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

Thursday, February 22, 2024 7:00 PM

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

Saturday, February 24, 2024 8:00 PM

Listen to Saturday Night in a Harbour Town, traditional East Coast Music, with Eric MacEwen, Saturdays at 8 pm. Click HERE for our online player. Click HERE for our direct player.
Sunday, February 25, 2024 2:00 PM

Join Hope Centre Zoom-in for a live Q&A about the morning message at Hope Centre Online. Zoom-in is held every Sunday at 2 pm. Click HERE to join.

Sunday, February 25, 2024 2:00 PM

Listen to a replay of Saturday Night in a Harbour Town with host Eric MacEwen, every Sunday at 2 pm on. Click HERE for our online player. Click HERE for our direct player.
Monday, February 26, 2024 8:00 PM

Pickleball and Basketball played every Monday from 8 to 9 pm at the OREC gym in Oxford. Click HERE for details.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 1:00 PM

The Oxford Seniors Club (31 Ellis Street) will host a Coffee House from 1 to 3 pm every Tuesday. All Are Welcome.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 6:00 PM

Women's Pickle Ball is played every Tuesday from 6 to 8 PM at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

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Feral Cats Hit a Nerve at County Council
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Feral Cats Hit a Nerve at County Council

A cat rescue service in Amherst found supportive friends at Cumberland Municipal Council.

Cat Rescue Maritimes Amherst (CARMA) asked for an emergency grant of $3,000 in their efforts to deal with three colonies of feral cats being tended by local families in separate areas of the municipality.

CARMA offers a program to trap, neuter, and return otherwise wild cats to the community.

There are about fifty cats in the current challenge.

CARMA has worked quietly in the background, but they have faced some difficulties in recent times with increasing costs and decreasing revenues from fundraising. In fact, the grant request suggested they are on the verge of closing their doors.

Municipal staff suggested council consider supporting the group with 30 percent of the grant request, $1,280, but the councillors had other ideas. 

They quickly decided to boost that to $1,500 from their regional grant funds but then Paul Porter, the Councillor for district 1, the area surrounding the Town of Amherst, said he would add $600 from his district funds. Warden Al Gillis chimed in with $300 from District 4, matched by Lynne Welton of District 5.

That opened the flood gates as councillors from across the county began chipping in. It resembled a bidding war at a frenzied auction. At one point the councillors had offered more than CARMA had requested.

In the end, council crafted and passed a motion to grant the requested $3,000 from multiple sources.

CARMA is the only organization that deals with feral cats in Cumberland County.

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marilyn williams

So thrilled to hear how the county embraced and displayed such wonderful encouragement and support for Amherst CARMA !It is good to see that people are beginning to grasp the high numbers of ferals in the county and realize that the only solution is to trap ,neuter and spay .

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