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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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A remote operated vehicle (ROV) took a dip inside the town’s water tanks for a required inspection.
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The Province is sending military and Natural Resources personnel to Cumberland County to help with the Hurricane Fiona clean-up.

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Oxford Police Decision Coming Soon
Mark Rushton
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Oxford Police Decision Coming Soon

The Town of Oxford is one step closer to determining the future of policing services for that community.

Last night's final meeting of the Police Services Advisory Committee wrapped up with a recommendation that Town Council will consider at its February session. It is expected that a proposal to slightly reduce the service hours RCMP will commit to the town. 

In March of last year, County Council accepted a service option from the RCMP that would see a reduction in the number of officers deployed throughout the municipality in an effort to cut costs. That option —arising from a joint County-Oxford review of policing services that began in late 2018— required Oxford's approval for any modifications to the existing agreement.

Oxford Town Council undertook a review of the police services provided to the community and found that Oxford's per capita policing costs were the second-highest in the province. Council has sought to reduce the amount it spends on policing services —currently 20 percent of the town's annual budget.

Feedback from a public meeting last Fall saw strong support for the existing relationship with the RCMP. Council was also considering whether to contract out policing services to cut costs even further. If the County's proposal is adopted and the RCMP services are reduced, Oxford's per capita expenditures for policing would still be among the top-five in the province.

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Carolyn McLelan

I grew up in Oxford and there was always a great relationship with the RCMP. My key question would be why is it so high? What is different about Oxford from other small towns that puts the costs at the top. Don't blindly cut costs without understanding the root cause. Is there a unique reason? What will the impact to reductions be regarding coverage/protection? Response time, vulnerability, lack of coverage? Do you want your police protection to go the same way as your medical care?


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It is not that the RCMP are charging more in Oxford, it is the smaller population and tax base in the town. While the expense per officer and the total service would be comparable elsewhere, it represents a higher percentage of the town's overall expenditures.

Add to the tax base and the percentage and per capita cost would go down.

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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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