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Cumberland County - Casey happy with budget

AMHERST This weeks federal budget announcement was popular with some, despite its $85 billion deficit forecast for the next five years.

Many particulars about the budget caught local MP Bill Casey's eye, including the changes to employment insurance, which Casey says will help people increase their education and training levels.

Other highlights for Casey include the new summer job initiatives, help for the forestry and agriculture sectors, and funding for heritage and cultural events.

MLA demands answers

PUGWASH - Pictou West NDP MLA Charlie Parker is calling on Health Minister Karen Casey to explain to residents in Tatamagouche and Pugwash how she intends to keep their hospitals open.

We have a new minister of health, but the same health problems persist, said Parker. Concerned residents in those areas deserve to see the roadmap the health minister is laying out for health care on the north shore and across Nova Scotia.

Bridge closed for repairs

OXFORD JUNCTION - The steel bridge on Jungle Road at Oxford Junction will be closed for repairs from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Jan. 26-30.

Local school buses and emergency vehicles will be permitted to pass over bridge.

Thompson Road, between Crowley Road and Pugwash River Road, also continues to be closed for culvert replacement work.

Geographic location: Cumberland County, OXFORD JUNCTION, Tatamagouche Nova Scotia Jungle Road Thompson Road Crowley Road Pugwash River Road

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