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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.
Thursday, February 22, 2024 9:00 AM

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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New Fire Hall Costs More Than Double
Bill Martin
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New Fire Hall Costs More Than Double

Cumberland County Council voted, yesterday, to proceed with construction of two new fire stations despite a 265% increase in cost.

Council budgeted $2.4 million to construct fire stations in Springhill and Parrsboro, but before they could even draw plans, the Chief Administrative Officer said, “Reality hit in terms of per square foot cost of constructing a modern fire hall built to today’s standards,” and the budget blossomed to $6,357,400.

The original budget was based on the recent experience in Shinimicas where a new and larger fire hall was built to replace the previous station that was destroyed by fire.

Greg Herrett advised council that a new station must adhere to new a national building code for fire halls, including post disaster standards, complete separation of the fire apparatus, equipment, and personal protective equipment from the meeting, training, and community areas of the building.

Herrett also noted that fire trucks are bigger today than when these stations were build — Springhill in 1972 and Parrsboro in 1989 — and both will serve as hubs to other nearby fire departments for training and other support services.

Offering his support, Councillor Rod Gilroy said he was very pleased to see council supporting and modernising the fire service. He added, “Hopefully the public get some understanding through this process of what it actually costs to run a modern fire service in the County of Cumberland.”

Council agreed to the budget increase, requiring borrowing of about $3.9 million over a 20 year period.

The CAO noted that the county’s debt servicing would run about 5%, well below the province’s allowable threshold of 15%. Herrett also suggested the twenty year amortisation would spread the cost among those who will benefit from the new facilities over those years.

The county will now call for proposals based on what the hub stations will need and what the two fire departments may want. Herrett says, “We’re hoping to get one contractor/architect consortium, one team, to design and construct both buildings, hoping there will be some economies of scale.”

The two fire stations and recent tenders for new rescue trucks follow the county’s review of the fire service and its subsequent commitment to renewal over the next twenty years.

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