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Busy Night: Two Oxford Meetings in One

Busy Night: Two Oxford Meetings in One

Busy Night: Two Oxford Meetings in One

Busy Night: Two Oxford Meetings in One

A longer night than usual for Oxford Town Councillors, as they gathered for not one, but two meetings last night. 
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New Pugwash Library Opens on Monday

New Pugwash Library Opens on Monday

New Pugwash Library Opens on Monday

New Pugwash Library Opens on Monday

The new $2.198-million Pugwash Library will open its doors to the public on Monday.
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MLA/Minister to Address Wentworth Concerns

MLA/Minister to Address Wentworth...

MLA/Minister to Address Wentworth Concerns

MLA/Minister to Address Wentworth Concerns

The Protect Wentworth Valley Committee (PWV) will host another public meeting next weekend to press their concerns about the proposed mega wind project for Higgins Mountain.
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Shubenacadie Sam: Go Back to Bed

Shubenacadie Sam: Go Back to Bed

Shubenacadie Sam: Go Back to Bed

Shubenacadie Sam: Go Back to Bed

Shubenacadie Sam says go back to bed for six more weeks of winter.
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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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Surprise School Break Extension for Nova Scotia
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Surprise School Break Extension for Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia students will enjoy a little longer Christmas break. Dr. Robert Strang and Education Minister Becky Durban announced the holiday break is extended by four days to January 10th.

The move follows consecutive days of five hundred plus new cases of COVID across the province.

The minister says, “We know that the best place for students is in school where they have continued access to learning and the supports and services they need for their emotional and mental well-being.”

The health leaders say the extended break allows families to monitor students for COVID-19 symptoms before they return to school. It also allows more time for schools to ensure they have enhanced public health measures in place.

The Chief Medical Officer of Health says, “We're at the peak of the most significant wave that we've seen yet and it's impacting how we manage and respond to COVID-19.” Dr. Robert Strang added, "We've already changed our approach to case management and testing to focus on those at highest risk of severe disease and hospitalization.” 

Strang says, “We need to balance the risk of spread in schools with the significant harms that come from not being in school and learning at home. Schools will have layers of protection in place that will help minimize spread and keep students and staff safe in school.”

While students return to class on Monday, January 10, teachers and other school staff go back on Tuesday, January 4 to prepare for the return of students, refresh COVID-19 safety training and professional development, along with more extensive cleaning of all facilities.

Public Health is focusing its efforts on those at highest risk of severe disease and hospitalization. Those not considered high risk are being asked to test at home and self-manage, including contacting all close contacts. This approach will be extended to schools. 

Information about testing, self-isolation, and case management is available at https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus.

On their return to classes, students will face new and stronger public health measures. This will include measures to control the movement of students and mixing of groups to minimize the spread of the Omicron variant:

  • strict cohorting (student groupings)
  • no large assemblies, gatherings or events
  • no non-essential visitors 
  • reminding families to keep students home when they're sick
  • proper masks

In fact, all students will be advised to wear the 3-ply cloth masks that were distributed at the start of the school year, or an equivalent. More 3-ply masks have been ordered and all staff and students will each receive an additional 3-ply mask. 

One and two-ply masks do not offer sufficient protection. Masks will continue to be required at all times indoors, except while eating and drinking.

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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 8, 2023 9:05 AM

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

Thursday, February 9, 2023 9:05 AM

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

Thursday, February 9, 2023 10:45 AM

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

Saturday, February 11, 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 12, 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 12, 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.

Events This Week

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 10:00 AM

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

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 11:00 AM

The Pugwash Fire Department will host a COVID Vaccine Drop-in Clinic from 11 am to 2 pm for those 5 years and over. No appointment necessary.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 6:00 PM

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

Thursday, February 9, 2023 11:00 AM

The Wallace Community Centre will host a COVID Vaccine Drop-in Clinic from 11 am to 2 pm for those aged 5 and over. No appointment is necessary.

Thursday, February 9, 2023 1:00 PM

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

Thursday, February 9, 2023 7:00 PM

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

Saturday, February 11, 2023 10:00 AM

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

Saturday, February 11, 2023 2:45 PM

A Public Meeting, hosted by the Protect Wentworth Valley Committee, will be held at the Wentworth Recreation Centre from 2:45 to 4:00 pm to discuss the proposal for a mega wind farm on Higgins Mountain. Special Guest will be Tory Rushton, the Minister of Natural Resources and the MLA for the area.

Sunday, February 12, 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.

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