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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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Youth Climate Thinkers Get Political
Bill Martin
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Youth Climate Thinkers Get Political

Youth climate leaders from across Atlantic Canada spent the weekend at Thinkers Lodge in Pugwash where they grappled with the impending catastrophe of climate change.

Twenty young people, ranging in age from 15 to 29, spent three days in deep discussion culminating in personal and poetic statements on what needs to be done to lessen the impact of runaway carbon dioxide emissions affecting our atmosphere.

The youth coordinator of the retreat says, “This weekend has been powerful and transformational.” Lily Barraclough said, “These Thinkers have been brave, vulnerable, and open with each other.”

Barraclough says the climate issue is wrapped in other injustices including white supremacy, patriarchy, poverty, extraction, genocide of Indigenous people, colonization, and multiple other forms of oppression.”

The youth leader added, “The time to change our system, the one that has led to climate destruction, is now. There is no time to wait.”

Following the retreat, the thinkers planted a red oak as a symbol of hope and commitment. The ceremony included a traditional smudging and water offering led by two young Mi’kmaq women: Hannah Martin of Tatamagouche and Paulina Meader of Membertou.

A commemorative plaque will be installed at the site noting, “On this land of Mi’kma’ki, we are planting this tree to acknowledge the previous seven generations who built this world and to protect the Earth for the next seven generations.  To combat the climate crisis, it is up to us to break the systems that are meant to destroy us.”

There was a certain sense that these thinkers were calling everyone to action. Kassidy Bernard of We’ko’gmaq First Nation admitted she had never voted before but she declared she will vote in the next election and urged others to follow. Bernard emphasized the need to support the green movement through the political process.

Barraclough reiterated the group’s overarching vision for the future “leaves no one behind and ensures a liveable climate and society for everyone.”

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The 2019 Youth Climate Change Thinkers Retreat - the third Centre for Local Prosperity and Thinkers Lodge National Historic Site since 2017 - culminated on Sunday 28 July with the planting of a red oak tree, ceremony and poetry.

One of the youth organizers, Lily Barraclough says, “This weekend has been powerful and transformational. Twenty of us came together from all across Atlantic Canada to learn, to open our hearts and minds, to connect and to build relationships across our generation that will help us solve this crisis that we are in. These Thinkers have been brave, vulnerable, and open with each other. We have people from ages 15 to 29 involved with the student movement, free tuition, migrant rights, fighting for a liveable wage, 2SLGBTQ+ rights, Indigenous sovereignty, science, arts and many others. Everyone has been brave and open.”

In another statement, “The time to change our system, the one that has led to climate destruction, white supremacy, patriarchy, poverty, extraction, genocide of Indigenous people, colonization and multiple other forms of oppression is now. There is no time to wait, and we are here today to share with you our learnings from this weekend and our vision for the future, that leaves no one behind and ensures a liveable climate and society for everyone.”

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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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