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Morning Talk Radio Now Stored for a Week

Morning Talk Radio Now Stored for a Week

Morning Talk Radio Now Stored for a Week

Morning Talk Radio Now Stored for a Week

Have you ever missed an interview on our Morning Talk program on the Six Rivers Radio Network? If you said yes, you might appreciate our latest initiative.
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Oxford Grad Fireworks Causes Fireworks

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For students in Oxford, this week is the culmination of years of hard work. Let the celebrations begin.
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$40 Million Plan for Modern Fire Service

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Cumberland Municipal Council received a much anticipated consultant’s report today, one that will have far reaching implications for the county’s sixteen fire departments.
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Crowd Gathered for Wind Energy Hearing

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The gallery was full yesterday as the Municipality of Cumberland held its final public hearing on a proposed new set of bylaws regarding wind energy proposals.
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Market Plans Railway Re-creation in Pugwash

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Plans to establish a commercial kitchen in an antique train caboose have been put on hold by the Pugwash Farmers’ Market.
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Bikers Converge Again on Pugwash Church

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New Oxford Budget Exceeds 2.6 Million

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Town of Oxford struck its new budget for the year 2022/23 with spending estimated at$2,668,538.

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Pugwash Masonic Lodge Being Restored
Bill Martin
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Pugwash Masonic Lodge Being Restored

A local business couple is resurrecting the old Masonic Lodge in Pugwash. Bonnie Bond and John Caraberis purchased the heritage property and are trying to restore it to its 1911 greatness.


The building was largely abandoned by the local Masons who surrendered their charter and joined with their Wallace brothers.


Caraberis echoed the sentiments of many locals when said he couldn’t stand by and see it collapse.


The owner of Basic Spirit, Caraberis says he has no immediate plans for the building. His only purpose, at this point, is to remove the exterior siding and restore the building to its original brick facade.


The interior of the building looks worse than it is, with a sinking floor the most obvious. The new owner thinks a concrete floor may be the answer as much of the buildings underpinnings have rotted, as can be seen in the photo of the interior.


Caraberis was almost gleeful in giving an impromptu tour. He pointed out a number of stained glass windows which he hopes will become prominent again. Similarly, he was most expressive in describing the masonic furniture and trappings left by the departing lodge. “There’s a lot of history in here,” he noted while pointing to a giant moose head mounted on an upstairs wall.


Much of the interior bears the original building material, including the stained glass, heavy timbers, and the stamped tin ceilings.


Many have a perception that a heritage property designation carries a burden when considering renovations, but Caraberis says, “It is not that onerous, it is more about the exterior, the facade.”


He added that he and Bonnie are in no hurry with the property, they just wanted it to become a better part of the community once again.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 12:00 AM

Listen to Morning Talk Replay. Click HERE to choose a show from the last seven days.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:05 AM

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

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:45 AM

Bill Ireland, Director of Protective Services for the Municipality of Cumberland will be live on Morning Talk to discuss the county-wide review of fire services. Listen at 9:45.

Thursday, June 30, 2022 10:45 AM

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

Friday, July 1, 2022 10:45 AM

Eric MacEwen, host of Saturday Night in a Harbour Town is on Morning Talk every Friday. Listen at 10:45.

Saturday, July 2, 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, July 3, 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.

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Events This Week

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 10:00 AM

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

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 6:00 PM

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

Thursday, June 30, 2022 1:00 PM

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

Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:00 PM

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

Saturday, July 2, 2022 10:00 AM

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

Sunday, July 3, 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, July 3, 2022 3:00 PM

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

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