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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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Pugwash Fire Celebrates Very Long Service
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Pugwash Fire Celebrates Very Long Service

Two members of the Pugwash Fire Department (PFD) account for 90 years of service. 

The PFD is just a little short of its 40 member allotment, but like the little engine that could, a few members make all the difference.

Bob Messenger and John Murray were honoured at the department’s annual Awards Banquet, each for 45 years of service. That’s a long time to commit to your community, but neither plans to quit anytime soon.

Their roles have changed over the years, but even today, they just want to serve.

Messenger is a former chief, while Murray has held numerous senior duties in the department. 

Both were there in the formative years, and both took on whatever responsibilities were needed. The same is true today as their attendance to fire calls, meetings, and training remain exemplary.

Nathan McIver is the other extreme. The seventeen-year-old has already completed his Level One training, a goal of most firefighters. The Pugwash High student is still regarded as a Junior Firefighter, but he will leap forward on his eighteenth birthday to full status where he will be allowed to use his training in all scenarios, including what firefighters call the “hot zone.”

Kathy Betts is already a veteran of the fire service. She represents the modern service where men and women work side-by-side. She continues to train, yet she is also a trainer. One of her best memories in the PFD is a fire safety week event at Cyrus Eaton Elementary School from a few years ago. She entered the school gymnasium with her male colleagues and overheard one young pupil saying, “Look the fireman is a girl!”

Mark Robinson was honoured at the banquet with his selection as Firefighter of the Year. Robinson has been deeply committed to his own training, but always finds time to help guide and counsel others. He has also used his skills to update fire hall systems and safety protocols.

The attached photo shows John Murray receiving his 45-year award with L to R: Chief Andy Yarrow, Deputy Chief Ron Betts Jr., Deputy Chief Robert Carter, Cumberland North MLA Tory Rushton, John Murray, and Warden Al Gillis.

The photos below include L to R: Chief Andy Yarrow, Deputy Chief Ron Betts Jr., Deputy Chief Robert Carter, Cumberland North MLA Tory Rushton, Bob Messenger, and Warden Al Gillis.

L to R: Nathan McIver, Chief Andy Yarrow, Kathy Betts, and Mark Robinson.

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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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