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Vandals Strike Oxford Fire Training Facility
Mark Rushton
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Vandals Strike Oxford Fire Training Facility

Every community has its share of n’er-do-wells. The latest to rear their ugly side have impacted Oxford, and in particular, its volunteer fire department. 

The town and its volunteers are wondering what’s going on with an increase in vandalism and violence. 

From reports shared on social media of car windows being broken, a bucket of paint thrown on another vehicle, a group of youths repeatedly banging on windows and trying to kick in front doors, and allegations of assault against a teenager by a group of youths, we can now add vandalism of the Oxford Volunteer Fire Department’s training grounds. 

OVFD social media administrator Mark Dobson posted images, on the weekend, of damage done to the training grounds, where firefighters learn how to tackle vehicle fires and other techniques essential to saving lives. 

Dobson wrote, “Over the last several months we have had our locks cut off the gates numerous times. Vehicles we had for training were destroyed and/or burnt before we had a chance to use them.”  

Dobson added, “Our trailer on the lot has had the locks cut off numerous times. Along with hay bales being set on fire.”  

Plans to erect a fence have been put on hold because the fence posts have been stolen.

Dobson says, “We use everything in there to keep our skills up. It is very hard to get these things. As you all know we work on a very limited budget.”

Dobson issued a call for help from the public, “Please try and help us keep our training grounds secure. If you are out walking, take a look and make sure there is no trespassers. If you happen to notice something, please report it immediately!”

Add to these incidents, new allegations by the Town of Oxford that vandalism may be at the root of challenges faced by the Public Works Department in restoring water services following Hurricane Fiona last weekend. 

These concerns around public safety are likely to take centre stage on October 19th, when the Policing Services Review Committee holds a public meeting at Oxford’s Capitol Theatre. That meeting begins at 6:30 pm. 

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022 12:00 AM

Listen to Morning Talk Replay. Click HERE to listen to a recent show from our archive.

Friday, December 2, 2022 9:45 AM

Ryan Reynolds, coach of the Springhill Coal Miners will be on Morning Talk to chat about the maiden season in the Beausejour Senior Hockey League. Listen at 9:45.

Saturday, December 3, 2022 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, December 4, 2022 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, December 4, 2022 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.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 9:05 AM

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

Thursday, December 8, 2022 9:05 AM

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

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Saturday, December 3, 2022 10:00 AM

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

Saturday, December 3, 2022 10:00 AM

The Oxford Area Lionettes are holding Christmas at the Park, a Quiche & Dessert Cafe & Craft Sale at Trinity United Church.

Saturday, December 3, 2022 3:00 PM

The Peace Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Pugwash is hosting Chase the Ace every Saturday afternoon at 3 pm. Click HERE for details.

Sunday, December 4, 2022 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, December 4, 2022 3:00 PM

Yoga is held every Sunday at 3 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Monday, December 5, 2022 10:00 AM

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

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 1:00 PM

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

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