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25 years ago


MT&T workers protest pick-up, drop-off centres

TRURO – Telephone pick-up and drop-off centres in four Nova Scotia convenience stores have Maritime Tel and Tel employees worried about job security and customer service.

About a dozen members of the Telephone Employees Union in Truro joined their provincial counterparts for an hour-long information picket opposing the company’s recent move to put telephone stores in smaller communities.


School bus slides off the road, hits pole

TRURO – Slush-covered roads were a contributing factor when a junior high school bus carrying nearly 40 students left the road and struck a power pole in Onslow, Tuesday afternoon.

“It was very slushy and when he (the driver) went to turn (his wheels) he kept going straight,” Tom MacCallum, supervisor of transportation for the Colchester East Hants District School Board said this morning.


Groups request funding help

TRURO – In order to allow more children to use its facility, the Truro Boys and Girls Club is asking for more money from the town to extend its busing program.

“It’s important to improve the means for kids to get (to the club),” executive director Bonnie Ebel said when asking for an increase of $2,000 over last year.


60 years ago


$4,830 collected in Polio campaign

TRURO – Collections in Colchester County for the recent March of Dimes campaign totaled $4,830. The campaign ended on Feb. 1 when the “porch-light” canvass was held, which brought in $1,665 of the above total.

An amount of $730 was donated by schools in the county, while the balance came in through the annual radio appeal and by other means.


Church will mark 85th anniversary

SHUBENACADIE – On Sunday, Feb. 14, the Shubenacadie United Church will observe the anniversary of the opening of the church for public worship service on Feb. 14, 1869.

The pastor of the congregation, Rev. E.R. MacVicar, will conduct the services with Rev. R.W. Braine, St. John’s United Church, Halifax, as guest speaker for both the morning and evening services.


More, better-qualified teachers felt needed

TATAMAGOUCHE – At the January meeting of the local Home and School Association, several important subjects were discussed.

First came the questionnaire for the Pothier commission. The conclusion drawn was that the most urgent needs of education are more and better-qualified teachers, higher salaries for teachers, and more and better buildings.


100 years ago


A big storm

TRURO – Since midnight we have had snow falling and a terrific wind blowing. The streets are filled with “the beautiful” in every direction and pedestrians have had the greatest difficulty to get along. Only those have been out of doors today that business compelled to leave comfortable homes.

Trains have been delayed in every direction and some are many hours behind scheduled time.


Municipality ownership of electric light and power

TRURO – It having become current throughout the town that the Chambers Electric Light and Power Company were willing to sell to the town their plant, and franchise therein, the Board of Trade, at its annual meeting, appointed a committee to wait on the Town Council and recommend it immediately take the question into serious consideration with a view to establishing a modern system for the whole town.

Organizations: Truro Daily News, Telephone Employees Union, Colchester East Hants District School Board Truro Boys and Girls Club March of Dimes Shubenacadie United Church Home and School Association Pothier commission Chambers Electric Light and Power Company Board of Trade Town Council

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Onslow, Colchester County

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