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The town will have more streetlights installed on Robie Street following...

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25 years ago


More Robie Street lights

TRURO – The town will have more streetlights installed on Robie Street following the police chief’s advice that stretch of road is not properly lit.

Street lighting on Robie Street from the town boundary to Juniper Street isn’t satisfactory to provide the measure of safety for pedestrian and vehicular traffic, Lonnie Murray told council.

The chief says he has received complaints from drivers about insufficient lighting and police officers have expressed concern about the safety of pedestrians crossing the road at night.

The chief adds that new traffic lights at Marshland Drive and Robie Street should be in operation shortly.


Try again for highway link

TRURO – The province has turned down Truro’s request to extend Marshland Drive to the Trans-Canada Highway 102, but the town’s not ready to give up yet.

At council Monday, engineer Mike McGill was instructed to include the extension request with the 1989 list of projects submitted to the Transportation Department.

“That will indicate we’re in fact serious about this and are willing to pay the town’s share,” Mayor Doug Carter says.

The mayor says the extension will alleviate some of the heavy traffic flow on Robie Street.

It’s estimated the extension will require about 1.35 km of road with the town expected to foot $150,000 of the $650,000 cost.


60 years ago


Tenders will likely be called in spring for new school building, post office

TRURO – Tenders for a new post office building for Truro may be called early this spring, it was learned unofficially here yesterday.

The new building, which will cost an estimated $500,000, will presumably be located on the property on Prince Street owned by Mrs. S.W. MccCulloch, though the property has not yet been purchased.

Plans for the building aren’t yet finalized, but they’re in process of completion, it was learned.

Tenders will probably also be called this spring for a new school building for the Town of Truro on Robie Street.


Town asked to erect tourist bureau at Victoria Square

TRURO – The Truro Board of Trade, in a brief submitted to the monthly meeting of Truro council last night, asked the town to bear the cost of the erection of a tourist bureau at Victoria Square and provide an “annual appropriation” to cover the cost of operating it.

The brief suggested a building 30 by 20 feet with concrete foundation, lighting, water and painting, but no sidewalks, etc., would cost $5,595. The yearly operating cost was estimated at $600, for which the town was asked to make a grant.


Mayor predicts five-day week for most large Truro firms

TRURO – Mayor J.G. Glassey predicted today that most of the larger Truro business firms would be on a five-day week by mid summer.

He made the comment while announcing the town office was definitely going on a five-day week. The office will remain closed on Saturdays starting tomorrow.

The town council’s decision to place the town office on a five-day working week follows similar action by the Truro Electric Commission, which went on a five-day working week about two months ago.


100 years ago


County asked to guarantee $40,000 CNSE bond issue

TRURO – The municipal council, now meeting in the county court house, was asked at yesterday’s session to guarantee a $40,000 bond issue by the Central Nova Scotia Exhibition Commission for the erection of a new or main building.

The brief, read by Councillor Hector Lorraine (North River), who is also a member of the exhibition commission, stated the total cost of the new building was estimated $100,000 and that grants of $30,000 each from federal and provincial governments would cover $60,000 of the cost.


Glassey, Whitman unopposed, two contests are slated

TRURO – Following nomination day yesterday in Truro, the election picture has clarified and there will be elections in wards two and three.

Mayor J.G. Glassey and Councillor Fred D. Whitman, ward one, are unopposed and are therefore returned by acclamation.

In ward two, nomination papers were filed for Cyrus Smith and Alf Bruce.

Ward three will also see an election with papers filed for J.W. Tattrie and J.D. Cameron, former councillor for the ward.


Organizations: Truro Daily News, Trans-Canada Highway 102, Transportation Department Truro Board of Trade Truro council Truro Electric Commission Central Nova Scotia Exhibition Commission

Geographic location: Robie Street, Juniper Street, Prince Street North River

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