Search
Saturday, February 4, 2023

Your Online Community Newspaper

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/654/News/aid8881Librarian-Charlotte-Gallivan.jpg
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.
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/654/News/aid88808880Wentworth-sign.jpg
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.
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/654/News/aid8879Shubie-Sam.jpg
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.
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/654/News/aid8878Springhill-Coal-Miners.jpg
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.
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/654/News/aid88778877RCMP-car.jpg
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.
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/654/News/aid8876Cumberland-Banner.jpg
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.
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/654/News/aid8875NS-logo.png
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. 
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/654/News/aid8874Isthmus-meeting-with-premier.jpg
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.
soap2day

Top Stories

Village Toasts with Fresh Pugwash Water
Staff Reporter
/ Categories: News

Village Toasts with Fresh Pugwash Water

The water is on in Pugwash. Cumberland County engineer Justin Waugh-Cress made the announcement at tonight’s Annual Meeting of the Pugwash Village Commission.

Cress was on-hand to provide an update on the water system. As his name was called, he leaned into the kitchen area and retrieved a pitcher of water and several glasses. As he poured, he said, “As of 4:45 today we got the final blessing from Nova Scotia Environment to start serving water to the people of Pugwash.”

The engineer admitted, “The last year has been a long, hard road ensuring the water we are providing is safe and potable.”

Earlier in the day, county workers ran a water line in the basement of the village hall to provide water to the staff kitchen, the first official connection in the community.

The Chair of the Village Commission raised his glass and proposed a toast to the Municipality of Cumberland on behalf of the elected officials and residents of Pugwash.

Waugh-Cress said the bills for the local improvement charge (LIC) will be sent out later, separate from the municipal tax bills. The LIC is a flat fee of $4,054 for every lot that has access to the water system. Ratepayers may spread payments over ten years at 5% interest.

As people hook to the system, the water will be free for the next few months, until there are enough customers to warrant the installation of water meters. Costs after that will include a flat, quarterly service rate of $123 that meets the provincial average, plus the cost of water metered for consumption.

Waugh Cress reminded the meeting the delay centred on air bubbles in the water along with a decision to replace the chlorine injection system. He warned the system will likely generate air bubbles in colder weather, but it is simply cosmetic as the water is perfectly fine for drinking. He joked that the system might occasionally offer soda stream.

Contractors are aware of the news and people are urged to begin hooking their laterals to their commercial or residential water systems.

The photo (courtesy of Lisa Betts) shows the toast by Village Commissioners, L to R: Charley Gould, Roger Mundle, Tracey Mundle, and Bill Martin.

Add your comments below.

Print
1396 Rate this article:
4.5

4 comments on article "Village Toasts with Fresh Pugwash Water"

0
0

Paul Mundle

The biggest engineering blunder in the history of water systems. It was brought to the PVFD that the hydrants are not operational and many will never be able to be used because of line size and location.

Costs for the improvement fee and quarterly water bills seems excessive to say the least.


0
0

Maureen Woodlock

$123 per quarter? Where did that come from? And 5%! Whatever happened to the 1% that was talked about. And, do we still not know about whether we can keep our old wells for outdoor taps?


0
0

Staff Reporter

EDITOR'S NOTE: Yes, you certainly can maintain your existing well for outdoor taps and other uses. However, you must separate the two water sources to ensure they cannot mix, to the satisfaction of those who will install the meter.


0
0

Patti Atwood

I agree with Paul Mundle. I don’t really understand why the installation was Engineered in such a way that the Fire Hydrants will not be operational on completion, surely the technology was available. Why wasn’t connection to fire hydrants a municipal requirement? especially considering the cost to each rateholder.

Please login or register to post comments.

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x

CLOSED

  • All Saints Springhill Hospital’s Collaborative Emergency Centre is closed Sunday. 

Let's talk with each other as neighbours. We may not agree but we can disagree agreeably.

  • You'll find a comment box below each story. 
  • You must use your full name when commenting. Your email address will not be shared.
  • Follow @SixRiversNews on Twitter for quick updates.
  • To report cancellations or closures, email news@sixrivers.ca or phone/text 902-614-3000.
  • Listen to Six Rivers Radio for updates during storms or extreme conditions.
  • Report power outages to 1-877-428-6004.

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.

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.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 9:45 AM

Dr. Stephen Ellis, Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester will be on Morning Talk every second Tuesday. Listen at 9:45.

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.

1 2

Events This Week

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.

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.

1 2

News Search

Archive of Past Stories

Archive

Follow us   

Please note: we still have a modest FaceBook presence but revelations about the way FaceBook conducts its business concern us. We no longer promote participation in any FaceBook community.

Click HERE for our Comment Guidelines

Copyright 2016-2022 by Six Rivers Hope Centre Ministries Terms Of Use Privacy Statement
Back To Top
123movies