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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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Residents Respond to Threat of Dump Closure
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Residents Respond to Threat of Dump Closure

The threat of closing the Pugwash dump has prompted a strong reaction on social media.

The Municipality of Cumberland operates the Pugwash Transfer Station on Irishtown Road, the former village landfill site. 

The station was closed earlier this week so employees could clean up materials, both in the dump and outside its gate, where people disposed of materials not permitted at the facility.

Ron Moore, Solid Waste / ByLaw Administrator for Cumberland, says residents are “sneaking non-compliant materials onto the site.” He added, “This practice is jeopardizing the future of the site.”

There was a swift reaction from leading volunteers in the community who say management of the facility has been lax and the county needs to do more to protect the area.

In response to the news story posted here, Nancy Burgess-Graham said re-installing signs about the rules and the open times would go a long way to curbing abuse. Burgess-Graham says people turn onto Irishtown Road from Highway 6 with no idea when the dump is open. When they find the station is closed, they often dump their garbage outside the gate. She suggests if people knew the dump was only open on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with a sign at the Highway 6 intersection, they might not travel up Irishtown Road on the other days.

Officials from Pugwash Communities in Bloom agree. People need to know the rules, what you can dump and what you cannot. A sign at the entrance to the facility should make that clear, with notice that abusers will be prosecuted.

The operator of the area’s recycling facility, Keep Garbage Beneficial (KGB) in West Pugwash, says prosecution for violators is most important. Maureen Woodlock says, “Make sure people really are prosecuted, i.e. fined enough to make them think and for the word to get out.”

The site is a popular spot for people scavenging for useful material. Building supplies and renovation material disposed by some, is ofter picked up and used by others.

It is the household garbage, especially chemicals and contaminants like cleaning supplies, paint, etc. that are not welcome and a large part of the county’s concern.

The volunteer voices are saying the county should take these steps before any consideration of closing the facility.

The photo shows the Pugwash Transfer Station following clean-up after a fire in late July.

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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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