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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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UPDATE: Pugwash River Leaking into Underground Cavern
Bill Martin
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UPDATE: Pugwash River Leaking into Underground Cavern

This was an April Fool's Day prank.


A water specialist with the Department of Environment suggests the Pugwash River is shrinking, and too fast to be natural. The hydrologist fears the estuary (the area where the salt water tide meets the fresh water river flow) may be seeping into a salt cavern.


The specialist, who asked to remain anonymous because he is not a spokesman for the provincial department, says the river may have breached an old mine cavity. He said, “If it were a currently active mining area, officials of the salt company would already be aware.” He added, “Since no local alarm bells are going off, the breach is likely in an area that nobody would notice until it becomes obvious on the surface.”


The river level seems to be dropping at a consistent rate, suggesting the water is leaking through a thin area of rock and/or salt. However, the hydrologist says it is only a matter of time before the water breaks through and the river displays a precipitous drop.


Not only would the water disappear quickly into an ever expanding cavity, but the sudden break would take any surrounding debris with it. Depending on the precise location, that could take vegetation, trees, or even structures along for the ride.


While the river and the ocean tides will continue to feed water into the area of the breach, water levels would not be restored until the cavern is filled. The problem would be magnified if the breach opens into the salt mine.


The official says people would not likely be in danger because there would be plenty of warning as the water slowly dissolves through the underground salt deposits.


By blowing the whistle on this danger, the individual hopes senior Department of Environment officials will finally take his warnings seriously. He hopes investigators will be deployed to Pugwash today, as the big breach could happen at any time.


Nobody at the Pugwash Village Commission nor the Municipality of Cumberland were aware of any danger. In fact, County Warden Al Gillis, who lives in Pugwash, overlooking the harbour and the estuary, had not detected any change in water depth or tidal flow.


A formal statement is expected at noon today. Six Rivers Radio will interrupt regular programming to carry that news update. Click HERE to listen to SixRiversRadio.


UPDATE: No statement was made, as no situation exists. This has been a test of your 'funny bone' — an April Fool's prank. Hope you enjoy the day.

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3 comments on article "UPDATE: Pugwash River Leaking into Underground Cavern"

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donna king

to me this April Fool's joke holds no humour of anykind . So sorry I had to read it.


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Wendy brooks

I realize that it's April fools .but do not find the humor in this article.how many people will not read the last paragraph..


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Crystal

As a person who has a loved one who works underground for the salt mine, it's not funny. This is a not funny to joke the possibility of a disaster as such, the family's who have loved ones working underground never shut that "worry" off in their head of them being 1300ft under ground. Take your April fools joke and shove it up your ass, joking about the possibility of a huge natural disaster and lives being lost isn't funny.

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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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