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A look back through the Truro Daily News

25 years ago this week

Oct. 26, 1988

Enrolment down, funds fall short

TRURO – A projected $300,000 shortfall in funding, caused by a decrease in student units, means Colchester-East Hants District School Board “may have to go for more money” from municipalities next year, chairman Reid MacVicar says.

The number of student units in the district dropped 120 to 14,275 this year. Student units are calculated by counting every elementary grade student as one unit, junior and high students as 1.2 units each, and vocational school students as 2.5 units.


Concept body shop destroyed in blaze

TRURO – Faulty wiring in the body and paint shop at Concept Ford has been determined as the cause of a fire that destroyed the interior of the structure Tuesday.

Truro Fire Chief Ross Doyle said late Tuesday the department, in conjunction with the provincial fire marshal, is satisfied the blaze broke out in a crawl space in the building’s ceiling and that the wiring system was overlooked.

The fire broke out around noon sending up thick clouds of smoke. Truro police cordoned off the area as firefighters attempted to prevent the fire from spreading. Firefighters fought the blaze for approximately two hours.


Fawn struck

TRURO – Truro police were called to the Robie Street location of Kentucky Fried Chicken early this morning to investigate the accidental death of a fawn.

The fawn was struck by a car on Robie Street at approximately 6:45 a.m., deputy chief Ken MacLean said. There was no injury to the driver of the vehicle and less than $500 damage to the car.


60 years ago this week


Oct. 29, 1953

New science building formally opened yesterday

TRURO – “The Nova Scotia Agricultural College has turned out more than 2,500 graduates since its establishment in Truro more than 50 years ago,” said Hon. A.W. MacKenzie, provincial minister of agriculture and marketing, in officially opening the new science building at the NSAC in a brief ceremony yesterday afternoon.

“These graduates,” continued the minister, “are playing an important role in the agricultural life of the province as well as filling important scientific and research posts in Canada and the United States.”

The new building … will house three branches of services – poultry and animal husbandry; chemistry, soil and fertilizers; and horticulture and biology.


Regis D. Lorette dies in hospital

TRURO – Regis D. Lorette, well-known caretaker of Alice Street School, passed away yesterday in Colchester County Hospital.

Mr. Lorette was involved in a car accident last June on the Folly Lake Road, when his car ran over an embankment and turned over. Mr. Lorette was pinned under the wreck and was found the following morning by some workmen. He never really recovered full health after the accident.

He was 72 years of age.


Aged man fatally trampled by deer

Bill Conn, 88-year-old pioneer of the Dawson Creed district of B.C., was tramped to death by a pet deer Tuesday.

The deer, which had been wounded by a game warden, belonged to Mr. Conn’s best friend.


100 years ago this week

Oct. 29, 1913


Lost his life in killing a rabbit

Special dispatch to Daily News

Allan Gallant, aged 13 years, of Abrahams Village, while out shooting on Tuesday undertook to kill a rabbit he had snared with the butt of a loaded gun.

The gun went off and the lad’s knee was shattered. He was taken to the hospital where he died on Wednesday.


Christian science lecture

In today’s issue is a notice of a Christian science lecture to be held in Academy Hall on Nov. 7. There are a few families of Christian scientists in Truro that for a number of years have been keeping up their meetings but these members have not increased much, but their persistence is commendable.

Nearly all the members claim that their religion has held them when other means failed and that their Christ lives always and heals as in the olden time.


Colchester municipal council

The municipal election “agony” all over Nova Scotia is a thing of the past for the next three years and our new county parliamentarians are ready when called upon in January session, so take up the good work that other, equally as good men, have laid down.

In Colchester there were 12 districts that had elections. Some of the contests were indeed close (imagine the excitement of a majority of 6, 5 or 2) and now all have settled down to every day life again.


Organizations: Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Colchester-East Hants District School Board, Kentucky Fried Chicken Alice Street School Colchester County Hospital Daily News Academy Hall Colchester municipal council

Geographic location: Robie Street, Canada, United States Folly Lake Road Abrahams Village Nova Scotia Colchester

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