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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

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Province Funds Local Doctor Search

Province Funds Local Doctor Search

Province Funds Local Doctor Search

Province Funds Local Doctor Search

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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

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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

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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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Volunteers Honoured at CiB Luncheon
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Volunteers Honoured at CiB Luncheon

Pugwash Communities in Bloom (CiB) partnered with the Village Commission today to recognize volunteers and say thanks at the annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon.

While CiB volunteers were heaping praise on the many people who contribute their time and talents to the community, attendees at the luncheon reflected praise back to CiB.

There were four main highlights at the event. The first included a self-introduction by luncheon guests with acknowledgment of their individual volunteer activities. It was noted there are over 50 volunteer organizations serving Pugwash and surrounding areas. It became clear that most of those at the gathering are actively involved in multiple organizations.

Live in Action Awards

The CiB presented its annual Pugwash Community Live in Action Awards to four special recipients:

  • Nancy and Chuck Graham who have played key roles in the development of the Farmers Market, HarbourFest, the cultural display panels around the village, and other activities. Speaking on behalf of Nancy, Chuck said, “I volunteer for everything my wife tells me to.”
  • Betty Hodgson received the award for her years of effort in a number areas, including the community garden, Friends of the Pugwash Estuary, Ground Search and Rescue, the curling club, and more.
  • Jennifer Langill spent the last 14 years in service to children and Home and School efforts at Cyrus Eaton Elementary School and more recently at Pugwash District High School.
  • Ben Smith was singled out for his deep commitment to children and sports. The noted disc golf course designer and professional player still finds time to teach, coach and officiate in a variety of sports. Ben remembers that a lot of people helped him in sports through his childhood. Ben says his commitment today is just returning the favour.

The Action winners are shown in the photo, L to R: Betty Hodgson, Jennifer Langill, Chuck Graham, and Ben Smith.

There have been over 50 recipients of the Live in Action Awards since the recognition program began.

Hurricane Heroes

Quickly responding to current events, CiB honoured a number of residents who went above and beyond the call during and after Hurricane Dorian.

There were those who shared a generator, others who travelled around ensuring neighbours were safe and emergency needs were met.

Among them was Langille’s Service Centre. Like everybody else, the business was without power and unable to provide some much-needed service.

As gasoline supplies waned in generators and vehicles, Langille’s found a workaround with a pair of generators that allowed them to open the gas pumps and meet local needs. The nearest operating gas station, the Ultramar in Wallace, had run out of gas.

Shawn Langille is shown in the photo below with Norene Smiley presented the Hurricane Hero plaque.

The 2020 CiB Calendar

The luncheon program opened with the highly anticipated unveiling of the 2020 edition of the CiB calendar. The group has enjoyed its greatest fundraising success since the launch of their famous “nude calendar” three years ago.

The 2020 calendar bears no such hint at controversy as it combines local people with family stories and treasured recipes.

John and Nelly VandeWeil grace the cover of this year’s treasure. The VandeWeils emigrated from the Netherlands, succeeded in farming, and just when retirement came into view they purchased the Home Hardware franchise in Pugwash, a business that remains a family enterprise.

The monthly photo contents include stories and recipes from community members whose roots may have been in other international or Atlantic locations. 

With the publication of this year’s calendar, the secret family recipes are no longer secret.

The calendar is now on sale from members of CiB, the Farmers Market, or Pugwash Home Hardware.

The photo below shows L to R: Norene Smiley, “Cover Girl” Nelly VandeWeil, and Judith Ricard.

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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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