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Pugwash Helps Cumberland Bloom
Bill Martin
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Pugwash Helps Cumberland Bloom

Pugwash Communities in Bloom has planted seeds elsewhere in Cumberland County and some are ready for harvest.

The community pride group has made quite an impression on Springhill and Amherst, two communities that have applied for membership in the provincial organization.

Municipal councillor Maryanne Jackson says the Pugwash group has been an inspiration to Springhill. A new group has found sponsors and are planning a little clean-up effort in advance of Remembrance Day services.

Jackson says there is no reason that the Pugwash experience cannot be duplicated throughout the county.

Meanwhile, the Town of Amherst is returning to Communities in Bloom. Bill Schurman, the town’s recreation director, is committed to reviving the organization in Amherst.

Schurman had extensive experience with CiB during his years in PEI. He hopes to blend his staff job with volunteers to help build community pride.

CiB leaders from Pugwash have offered to share their experience in the national organization to assist community groups throughout the county.

Pugwash was recently honoured with a national award that has and will continue to bring attention to the village from all corners of the world. 

The local group shared their experience tonight during a meeting at the Peace Hall in Pugwash. Deb Cameron and Norene Smiley, the two delegates to the National Symposium in Ottawa, offered detailed personal accounts of what was learned from successful communities around the globe.

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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, December 2, 2022 9:45 AM

Ryan Reynolds, coach of the Springhill Coal Miners will be on Morning Talk to chat about the maiden season in the Beausejour Senior Hockey League. Listen at 9:45.

Saturday, December 3, 2022 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, December 4, 2022 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, December 4, 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, December 7, 2022 9:05 AM

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

Thursday, December 8, 2022 9:05 AM

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

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Events This Week

Saturday, December 3, 2022 10:00 AM

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

Saturday, December 3, 2022 10:00 AM

The Oxford Area Lionettes are holding Christmas at the Park, a Quiche & Dessert Cafe & Craft Sale at Trinity United Church.

Saturday, December 3, 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, December 4, 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, December 4, 2022 3:00 PM

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

Monday, December 5, 2022 10:00 AM

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

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 1:00 PM

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

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