Six Rivers News Incorporated by NS Registry
It’s official. After nearly three years of operation, Six Rivers News is now registered as a not-for-profit society.
Six Rivers Radio, and its sister web portal, Six Rivers News, have always operated as a not-for-profit but registration with Nova Scotia Joint Stock Companies is now complete and the official name of the organization is Six Rivers Hope Centre Ministries.
The news operates from a small office and studio in the Hope Centre on Church Street in Pugwash.
Hope Centre will soon be opened as a community meeting place and the combination with Six Rivers Radio opens all kinds of possibilities for collaboration.
The news society had its genesis during meetings of the Churches of Pugwash when the group sought ways to work together in community service. The group’s successes include a special celebration of Holy Week at Easter that gained national attention, a joint float in a Canada Day parade, and, of course, the celebration of One Awesome Night at the Bethlehem nativity in the Pugwash Farmers Market.
During their planning meetings it became clear that everybody deeply regretted the closing of the Oxford Journal which had been the communications lifeline for not-for-profits and other community organizations.
Its first on-line presence appeared as a single page called Community News on the website of Pugwash Baptist Church.
Established as an on-line community newspaper, by former broadcaster and journalist, Bill Martin, it soon became clear that the community was responding positively and the decision was made to create a self-standing entity and Six Rivers News, Radio, and TV was born.
The 24/7 on-line radio station followed about a year later with a special launch at the Oxford Town Hall. A number of town and county councillors attended as the then Member of Parliament, Bill Casey, announced Six Rivers Radio was live and on the air.
The Hope Centre followed to provide a home for the service and a place to bring people together in common need and community service.
The organization has a six member board of directors who are volunteers committed to the greater community from Tidnish to Malagash and from Wentworth/Collingwood to the Northumberland Strait, roughly the northern part of Cumberland County served by the natural boundaries of the watershed of the six fresh water rivers that flow from inland sources to the salt water of the strait.
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