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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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Spiritual Leaders Call for Unity in Climate Crisis
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Spiritual Leaders Call for Unity in Climate Crisis

Following four days of intense, sometimes confrontational dialogue, spiritual leaders emerged from Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash today to declare nature has rights and people have responsibilities.

Unlike their scientific counterparts, the spiritual leaders called for a return to our roots, a return to respect for each other, and all living creatures sustained by quality air, water, and soil.

There were 6 Christians (represented by 3 United, 1 Anglican, 1 Roman Catholic, and 1 Baptist), 4 indigenous elders, 4 Buddhists, one Muslim, one Baha’i, 1 from the Green Faith movement, and a representative of the Ecology Action Centre.

The disparate group met from Sunday through Wednesday under the leadership of the four native elders, facilitated by Cathy Martin of Millbrook First Nation.

All reported the immense respect gained for the first nations' elders, especially Albert Marshall of Eskasoni whose wisdom united the gathering. Ron Tremblay, Elder and Wolastoq Grand Council Chief, from Fredericton, brought a unique perspective on the strength to be gained in a cooperative effort through trust and understanding. Dr. Joe Michael, Elder   Indian Brook First Nation, and Sarah (Sadie) Francis, Elder Pictou Landing First Nation emphasized the long and current struggle to protect and recover the environment.

The group participated in sacred services that welcomed the morning sun, and sundown ceremonies that gave thanks to the creator, all of which stressed the deep connection that mankind must treasure with all living creatures and the earth itself.

They agreed that much can be learned from the traditions of the first nations people, those who had a balanced relationship with mother earth until the arrival of the settlers who overran the land and forced the native people to give up their ways and their relationship with nature.

The group affirmed the need to return to the spirit of the Peace and Friendship Treaties of 1725-26 and 1752 which provide a strong framework for living together in the Atlantic region, and for addressing the common challenge of the climate crisis in our world. We need to create a partnership among all people and all living things.

Call to Action

The Pugwash Declaration included a commitment to a number of actions, including:

  1. Conduct inter-generational Indigenous, interfaith visioning sessions about the future climate change crisis.
  2. Provide evidence-based resources to support the most viable individual, community and institutional solutions to climate change, such as Drawdown (drawdown.org).
  3. Raise public awareness of the climate threat, readiness, and actions through media articles, social media, libraries, workshops, lectures, films, and gatherings.
  4. Support and protect youth climate change activists by all means possible.
  5. Promote harmonious relationships between Indigenous, faith and spiritual groups by regular collaborative activity, such as the Interfaith Harmony Week (worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com), and introduce climate change actions.
  6. Encourage, support and provide networking resources for groups and individuals interested in starting public and community food gardens.
  7. Partner with member-based environmental charity organizations to help track and implement these actions.
  8. Challenge local and provincial governments to meet or exceed the actions of Indigenous, faith-based and all other community groups and individuals.

In order to be accountable and to measure progress, we commit to support, communicate and track climate change actions completed by Indigenous and faith-based communities, community groups and individuals within Atlantic Canada through a shared website.

For information about this proposed website tracker, contact:  Ben Grieder, bengrieder@ecologyaction.ca.

The main photo shows Cathy Martin, the retreat facilitator, leading discussion at the Lobster Factory during release of the Pugwash Declaration.

The photo below shows Russ Daye (centre), a United Church Minister and one of the organizers of the Spiritual Retreat.

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Radio This Week

Event List
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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