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Miners Suffer Critical Home Loss

Miners Suffer Critical Home Loss

Miners Suffer Critical Home Loss

Miners Suffer Critical Home Loss

The Springhill Coal Miners dropped an important game before a home crowd on Saturday, as the visiting River Valley Lumberjacks skated to a 4-2 win.
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Shots Fired in Springhill Apartment

Shots Fired in Springhill Apartment

Shots Fired in Springhill Apartment

Shots Fired in Springhill Apartment

The RCMP responded to shots fired within a Springhill apartment on Saturday.
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Town and County Join in Garbage Biz

Town and County Join in Garbage Biz

Town and County Join in Garbage Biz

Town and County Join in Garbage Biz

Big changes to garbage collection in Cumberland County are set for next year.
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Province Funds Local Doctor Search

Province Funds Local Doctor Search

Province Funds Local Doctor Search

Province Funds Local Doctor Search

The provincial government is providing funding to help community organizations recruit and retain healthcare professionals, to the tune of just over $175 thousand dollars in Cumberland County, with Pugwash receiving $25 thousand and change. 
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Catastrophe Awaits on Chignecto Isthmus

Catastrophe Awaits on Chignecto Isthmus

Catastrophe Awaits on Chignecto Isthmus

Catastrophe Awaits on Chignecto Isthmus

Local officials are concerned that senior governments are not moving quickly enough to ward off a catastrophe that is waiting to happen on the Isthmus of Chignecto.
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RCMP Issue Alert Warning

RCMP Issue Alert Warning

RCMP Issue Alert Warning

RCMP Issue Alert Warning

The RCMP used the alert system just before 6:00 o’clock last evening to warn of a dangerous situation in Maccan.
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Cumberland's New Emergency Department

Cumberland's New Emergency Department

Cumberland's New Emergency Department

Cumberland's New Emergency Department

The emergency department at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Amherst will reopen in its newly renovated space on Tuesday, February 14th. 
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Aggressive Action for Emergency Care

Aggressive Action for Emergency Care

Aggressive Action for Emergency Care

Aggressive Action for Emergency Care

Nova Scotia’s Minister of Health announced new initiatives today to ease the burden on emergency rooms across the province.
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Oxford Readies for By-election and Santa Parade
Mark Rushton
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Oxford Readies for By-election and Santa Parade

The regular meeting of Oxford Town Council was a quick affair, with only three items on the agenda for representatives to address.

The Chief Administrative Officer, Linda Cloney, advised council of vacancies on three local committees, where members of the public are encouraged to join and contribute their insight. The “All Saints Community Health Care Foundation”, the “Accessibility Committee” and the “Audit Committee” are all in need of one person.

Still with committees, Oxford has a new “Welcoming Committee” aimed at giving newcomers to the community information and assistance as they become familiar with the town. 

The hard numbers aren’t available yet, but the town has seen a significant population boost over the past several months as Oxford Frozen Foods brings in workers who, it is hoped, will remain as permanent additions to the community. 

The Welcoming Committee will host an event at the Oxford Fire Hall on December 7th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Essentially a “meet and greet”, newcomers are welcome to drop by and meet their neighbours. Deputy Mayor Arnold MacDonald encouraged those who are “old newcomers” to come out as well.

Also on the agenda, Council was asked to approve the expenses and plan for the upcoming by-election. Oxford’s long-serving council member Wade Adshade resigned a couple of months ago, and under municipal regulations that seat must be filled. Nominations for the vacant seat open in early December, with the vote set for January 7th.

Mayor Greg Henley said this is a good opportunity for those thinking of participating in Municipal Politics, as the term will be for half of the regular four-year period, as a full municipal election will be coming in 2024. Henley said its perfect for someone who wants to “test the waters” and learn what kind of commitment is involved as a town councillor.

Cloney noted that the costs of this by-election are comparable to 2021, when the town also faced a vacancy. The expected expense is approximately $8,000—money that will have to come out of the town’s contingency fund, as a by-election was not expected during budget deliberations last Spring. 

Cloney says if only one candidate is nominated, the seat would be filled by acclamation, then the bulk of the expected costs would be eliminated. That includes the $4,255 fee to Intellivote, the tech provider for online and telephone voting selected by the town prior to the 2020 election. 

What remains to be seen is whether Oxford residents will have their say on curbside garbage pickup. The Town plans to include the question on the ballot during this by-election, but if the seat is filled by acclamation, Mayor Henley says there will have to be another process by which residents could make their opinions heard on that matter.

Oxford is also gearing up for a fun Friday Night, with the town’s Christmas Parade kicking off at 6:30pm. The parade theme this year is “Walking in a Winter Wonderland”.  That ties in with the town’s new Municipal Physical Activity Leader (M-PAL) Jimmy Ward’s goals of getting people moving. A key part of this year’s parade planning, Ward has encouraged those participating in the event to make walking a part of their involvement.

The parade will take about 30 minutes to move through town, with a “quiet zone” along Water Street for people who are sensitive to loud noises. Parade participants are being asked to refrain from using sirens or other loud noisemakers for most of that downtown street.

After the parade, folks will be welcomed at the Oxford Arena for a free public skate and complimentary hot chocolate, as well as some quality time with Jolly Old Saint Nick. Kids who haven’t mailed their letters to Santa are welcome to drop them off at the arena that evening.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:00 AM

Listen to Morning Talk Replay. Click HERE to listen to recent interviews from our archive.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 9:05 AM

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

Thursday, February 2, 2023 9:05 AM

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

Thursday, February 2, 2023 10:45 AM

Pastor Mark Collins, faith leader, is on Morning Talk every Thursday at 10:45.

Saturday, February 4, 2023 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.

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

Sunday, February 5, 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 on Six Rivers All Hit Music and Six Rivers Country.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023 10:00 AM

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

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 6:00 PM

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

Thursday, February 2, 2023 1:00 PM

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

Thursday, February 2, 2023 7:00 PM

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

Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 AM

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

Sunday, February 5, 2023 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, February 5, 2023 3:00 PM

Yoga is held every Sunday at 3 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Monday, February 6, 2023 10:00 AM

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

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 1:00 PM

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

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