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A look back through the Truro Daily News

25 years ago this week

Three weeks remain in derelict auto program

TRURO – With only three weeks to run, the derelict car program in Colchester County still has 240 places to fill.

The program, designed to remove unsightly cars from the county, is funded by the provincial Department of the Environment and the Municipality of Colchester County, program administrator Stuart Grue said.

The program “is really just to clean up the county” and its municipalities by removing the derelict vehicles.

Since the program began in mid-July, 260 requests have been received for removal and 221 vehicles have been picked up and taken to McNutt’s Salvage Yard. Here the vehicles will be crushed and taken out of the area for recycling.


Legge heads 1988 campaign for Diabetes Association

TRURO – Local businessman Donald Legge has been appointed honorary chairman for the 1988 annual appeal campaign of the Truro and area branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association.

The appointment, announced by Helen Pate, branch president, “recognizes Mr. Legge’s longstanding commitment to the community and interest and support he gives to the Truro and area branch in their quest to educate diabetics within our area, as well as support research in finding a cure for diabetes.”



60 years ago this week


Oct. 19, 1953

Public co-operation asked to discourage “huggers” attacks

TRURO – As a means of discouraging attacks by would-be “Jack the Huggers” on young women on Truro streets at night, town Coun. Fred D. Whitman, chairman of the county’s street lighting committee, suggests that citizens make a practice of keeping their verandah lights burning from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. through the winter months until further improvements are made to Truro’s streetlights.

During the past month there have been a number of reports of young women being molested on the streets at night. A month ago, a young man improperly clad was reported looking in windows.



Sailor convicted of theft of coat

TRURO – Victor Buchanan, 21, of Eldon, P.E.I., a young sailor attached to HMCS Stadacona, appeared in police court this morning in answer to two charges, one of attempting to steal an car, and the other of theft of a coat.

On the night of Oct. 14, a car belonging to L. Deforest, Bible Hill, and parked on Forrester Street, was broken into and a coat stolen from the back seat. Later that evening, Arthur Jamieson, Belmont, returned to his car, which was also parked on Forrester Street and found a sailor apparently tampering with it.

Both matters were reported to the local police and a sailor was apprehended by Const. Boutilier near the Pictou Road later that night. The sailor, Buchanan, was wearing the coat stolen from Deforest’s car at the time and when brought to the police office was identified by Jamieson as the man found tampering with his car.


100 years ago this week

Oct.  19, 1913


Truro stole a march on New Glasgow

Truro has decided to go into the public ownership of utilities equation and in this respect has stolen march on many of her sister towns of larger size.

In a growing town with bright prospects, public ownership of utilities is a step that is never regretted and the Town of Truro, or rather her citizens and town council, is to be congratulated on their zeal and up-to-datedness and they have, we must admit, stolen a march on us in this respect – Evening News, New Glasgow


A cure for drunkenness within the reach of all

That alcoholism is a disease is now recognized by science. No man in his senses brings disgrace and ruin on himself and family through choice.

Alcura stops the craving for drink, builds up the system, steadies the nerves. It is guaranteed to cure or benefit or money refunded after a fair trial.

It can be given secretly by any wife or mother wanting to restore a dear one to health and usefulness.


Annual rifle shooting

The annual prize shooting of the Truro Rifle Club came off on the range Thanksgiving Day at 200, 500, 600, 800 and 900 yards.

Some fine shooting was made and J.M. Kennedy with 166 out of a possible 175 was on the gold meal.

In a sweepsteak, F.A. Steck put on 36 consecutive bulls eyes at 500 yards and his 37th shot was an inner.


Organizations: Truro Daily News, Salvage Yard, Canadian Diabetes Association Truro Rifle Club

Geographic location: Colchester County, Forrester Street, New Glasgow Eldon Pictou Road

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