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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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Fire Services Rise to the Challenge

Cumberland County’s fire services were put to the test yesterday when almost all of the fire departments in the northern part of the county were pressed into service.

It started about 1 pm with a 911 call reporting smoke in the area of Angevine Lake. That sent Wallace firefighters into action.

They soon called for backup when they discovered a fire in the woods. Fire departments from Pugwash and Tatamagouche were dispatched, along with the fire service from the Department of Natural resources.

By mid afternoon it was described as a forest fire, complete with a forced evacuation of all residents of Dewar Drive.

Firefighters gained control of the blaze by 6 pm, allowing residents to return to their homes and cottages.

A short but welcome rain, early in the evening, further dampened the parched area giving a little rest to weary firefighters. Wallace firefighters are checking the scene this morning for any hot spots or concerns.

Meanwhile the sirens sounded again just before 9 pm as Shinimicas was called to a barn fire on Mount Pleasant Road near Killarney Lake. They were quickly joined by tanker crews from Pugwash, Oxford, and Leicester.

The large barn proved to be a stubborn fire requiring further aid from Truemanville, Tidnish Bridge, Collingwood, and Amherst.

To add to manpower concerns, Springhill firefighters responded to their own call to a fire in a garbage pile on Mechanic Street.

It is important to stress that fire conditions in the province are very hazardous following our recent heat wave and dry spell. 

Nova Scotia’s check before your burn webpage —https://novascotia.ca/burnsafe/— was entirely red yesterday, meaning that open fires of any kind were completely banned.

Now is not a time to burn garbage or brush. Some very tired firefighters will thank you if you leave your matches at home.

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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.

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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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