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Big Changes to County Garbage Collection

Big Changes to County Garbage Collection

Big Changes to County Garbage Collection

Big Changes to County Garbage Collection

Miller Waste Systems is gearing up for a major change in the way garbage is collected in Cumberland County.
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Special Grants for Emergency Groups

Special Grants for Emergency Groups

Special Grants for Emergency Groups

Special Grants for Emergency Groups

Premier Tim Houston announced that eighty organisations will share almost $1.5 million through the Province's Emergency Services Provider Fund, available to fire departments, ground search and rescue organizations, and hazardous materials teams.
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NS Helps Preserve Cumberland Wetlands

NS Helps Preserve Cumberland Wetlands

NS Helps Preserve Cumberland Wetlands

NS Helps Preserve Cumberland Wetlands

The MLA for Cumberland South announced a $1.9 million contribution to preserve wetlands in Cumberland County.
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Premier Pushes Tantramar Flood Upgrade

Premier Pushes Tantramar Flood Upgrade

Premier Pushes Tantramar Flood Upgrade

Premier Pushes Tantramar Flood Upgrade

The Premier of Nova Scotia says work is proceeding on the plan to shore-up the dykes and flood systems on the Isthmus of Chignecto.
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Springhill Hospital Expands Virtual Care

Springhill Hospital Expands Virtual Care

Springhill Hospital Expands Virtual Care

Springhill Hospital Expands Virtual Care

Nova Scotia Health is expanding its virtual urgent care service at All Saints Hospital in Springhill.
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Hurricane Lee Sputters Through Nova Scotia

Hurricane Lee Sputters Through Nova...

Hurricane Lee Sputters Through Nova Scotia

Hurricane Lee Sputters Through Nova Scotia

Hurricane Lee has diminished considerably since making landfall in Yarmouth and Digby.
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Cumberland Prepares for Storm Emergency

Cumberland Prepares for Storm Emergency

Cumberland Prepares for Storm Emergency

Cumberland Prepares for Storm Emergency

Cumberland County’s Regional Emergency Measures Organisation (REMO) is urging residents to continue to prepare for the arrival of hurricane Lee this weekend.
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Old Wentworth Schoolhouse Revives Reunion

Old Wentworth Schoolhouse Revives...

Old Wentworth Schoolhouse Revives Reunion

Old Wentworth Schoolhouse Revives Reunion

Students of the Old Wentworth Valley Schoolhouse revived their annual reunion following a break for COVID.
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More Questions for Northern Pulp
Bill Martin
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More Questions for Northern Pulp

The Minister of Environment emerged today to offer his assessment of the effluent treatment plan proposed by Northern Pulp.

Gordon Wilson did not say yes, nor did he say no. Instead, the Minister sent the company back to the drawing board.

The Pictou County mill will have to file an environmental assessment report for its proposed effluent treatment plant before the minister will decide.

Speaking of the company’s proposal, Wilson said, “While there has been some good work done here, I have concluded I need more science-based information before me to properly assess the potential risks to air, water, fish and human health.” He added, “An environmental assessment report will have to address these issues, and others, to be successful.”

Proponents and opponents alike were waiting with bated breath for the minister’s eleventh hour announcement today. His call for more detail simply postpones the decision without addressing the question of what happens to Boat Harbour, the current effluent pond that has been deemed by everyone to be an environmental catastrophe.

Wilson says the Department of Environment will post draft terms of reference for the requested study on the department’s website by January 10th. The public and government reviewers will have thirty days to comment.

The company could take up to two years to complete the impact study, well past the deadline for closure of the current effluent treatment process which dumps into Boat Harbour.

The McNeil government served notice five years ago that Boat Harbour had to close by January 31, 2020. Since then, the Premier has often repeated there would be no extension to that deadline.

McNeil was not available for comment today as his Environment Minister pushed the mill, the forestry sector, and Nova Scotia’s economy into deeper uncertainty.

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Saturday, September 23, 2023 8:00 PM

Saturday Night in a Harbour Town, featuring traditional East Coast music, airs every Saturday at 8 PM on Six Rivers Radio.

Sunday, September 24, 2023 9:00 AM

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

Sunday, September 24, 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.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 9:05 AM

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

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 10:45 AM

Oxford Mayor Greg Henley is on Morning Talk the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Listen at 10:45. On summer break for July and August.

Thursday, September 28, 2023 9:05 AM

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

Events This Week

Friday, September 22, 2023 6:30 PM

The Wentworth Learning Centre will host Comedian Jimmy the Janitor "LIVE". Click HERE for details.

Saturday, September 23, 2023 10:00 AM

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

Sunday, September 24, 2023 2:00 PM

Join Hope Centre Online for an uplifting message of hope and understanding every Sunday at 2:15 pm. Click HERE to join on Zoom. The room opens at 2 pm.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 1:00 PM

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 6:00 PM

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

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 6:00 PM

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

Thursday, September 28, 2023 7:00 PM

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

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