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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 School to Reopen by Early November
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Oxford School to Reopen by Early November

Parents in Oxford were delighted tonight to learn their children will return to the Oxford Regional Education Centre by the first week in November. Officials from the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (TIR) said they are certain that needed repairs will be completed to allow the school to re-open before the change from Daylight Savings Time.

The Deputy Minister of TIR led tonight’s meeting on behalf of Zach Churchill, the Minister of Education. Paul LaFleche said, “He (the minister) uses us as a consultant. We service all government departments.”

An engineers report says anchors at the top of the block walls were deficient. Some were loose and some were missing. Without the anchors, there was movement in the walls, loosening the mortar between the blocks.

The mortar problem was identified early in August. A detailed study revealed the problem was widespread, so school board officials elected to close the school just days before it would have opened for September.

LaFleche deflected questions about how such a new school, built at a cost of over 18 million dollars just eight years ago, could have such problems.

Parents were upset at the timing and the lack of information prior to the decision to bus students to Pugwash to share facilities with the Cyrus Eaton Elementary and Pugwash District High.

One questioner asked when work will start and he ridiculed the official who said work already started two weeks ago. He yelled, “I go there about three times every day and there is nobody there.” In a brief exchange he added, “That’s just public relations. There is nobody working.”

The officials insisted that needed repairs will begin immediately. One said, “The work that has to get done, the stuff that’s really messy, the stuff you don’t want your kids in school for, that’s the work we’re focussing on first.”

They admitted that the entire job may not get done till next summer, the cosmetic work, but they will do what is needed to get the school opened for their self-imposed November deadline.

Another official said a lot was learned from the planning to move everything to Pugwash. They will use that information to make the return as easy as possible, minimizing the short term disruption. He added, “We’ve got work to do and we have a couple of weeks to do it.”

A number of other questions centred on concerns with buses. LaFleche invited people with busing questions to meet separately as they seemed more personal in nature.

The Deputy Minister says his department will set-up an inspection system for all schools across the province. They will conduct check-ups every year, early in the summer break.

The meeting itself was somewhat haphazard. There was no sound system and the audience struggled to hear from the panel at the centre ice area of the arena. There were a series of one-on-one discussions with questioners, at times inaudible to most of the gathering.

In the end, parents heard what they hoped for, a return to OREC as quickly as possible, but with a fixed date as a guide.

Paul LaFleche, Deputy Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure is shown at right in the photo addressing the crowd at the Oxford Arena.

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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.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 9:00 AM

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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Events This Week

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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