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Modern Thinkers Visit Pugwash
Bill Martin
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Modern Thinkers Visit Pugwash

What started out as a bid to rid the world of nuclear weapons, the Pugwash movement is still gathering support. 

This year’s conference was held in Halifax, because of logistics and the larger gathering. However, Canadian Pugwash did not forget its roots, wrapping up the conference yesterday in Pugwash, where it all began, 60 years ago.

Four of the main conferences speakers attended a panel discussion yesterday at the Lobster Factory, adjacent to the world famous Thinkers’ Lodge. The distinguished panel included retired Senator Doug Roche, Walter Dorn, and Ernie Regehr. Senator Roche, in the photo, offered a re-cap of his conference address during yesterday's discussion at the Lobster Factory in Pugwash.

The elimination of nuclear weapons remains the top issue, but the Pugwash movement has expanded its concerns for peace and safety to include a zone of peace in the arctic, and safety in outer space.

Walter Dorn, a lecturer at the Royal Military College in Kingston, ON, who has served a number of field positions with the United Nations says the movement now has the force of law, following a UN declaration against nuclear weapons. Unfortunately, the five major countries that have such weapons refused to sign the 2005 declaration and continue to ignore it. 

Dorn and his colleagues say the international declaration means the world is coming to the view first declared in Pugwash, sixty years ago.

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Friday, December 2, 2022 9:45 AM

Ryan Reynolds, coach of the Springhill Coal Miners will be on Morning Talk to chat about the maiden season in the Beausejour Senior Hockey League. Listen at 9:45.

Saturday, December 3, 2022 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, December 4, 2022 9:00 AM

Sunday Wrap, the week in review, is aired on the Six Rivers Radio Network every Sunday morning. Listen at 9:00.

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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, December 7, 2022 9:05 AM

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

Thursday, December 8, 2022 9:05 AM

Cumberland Mayor Murray Scott is on Morning Talk every Thursday. Listen at 9:05.

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Saturday, December 3, 2022 10:00 AM

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

Saturday, December 3, 2022 10:00 AM

The Oxford Area Lionettes are holding Christmas at the Park, a Quiche & Dessert Cafe & Craft Sale at Trinity United Church.

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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.

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

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

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