25 years ago
Deer bagging laws get tougher
TRURO – Legislation that will require hunters to register deer kills within 12 hours of bagging the animal “is a step in the right direction,” according to the president of the Colchester Wildlife Federation.
Don Matheson says the pending legislation announced by Lands and Forests Minister Charles MacNeil will close the gap on deer poaching and make it illegal for any hunter to possess meat that has not been registered.
Red Cross launches Afghanistan appeal
TRURO – In the face of growing demands for humanitarian aid, the Canadian Red Cross Society is launching an appeal to help the victims of the nine-year conflict of Afghanistan.
The International Red Cross is one of the few remaining international humanitarian organizations operating in Afghanistan. Its mandate is to treat civilian war wounded and protect prisoners-of-war in conflict zones.
The International Red Cross needs $66 million to continue its activities in 1989, including an orthopedic workshop and several surgical hospitals in Kabul.
Board slashes teachers service award
TRURO – Teachers with the Colchester-East Hants School Board may find themselves a little poorer than expected come retirement as the result of a recent arbitration decision affecting their lumpsum service awards.
The service awards, paid to teachers when they retire, were the highest in the province, board chairman Reid MacVicar said. The awards became a bone of contention between the board and the Nova Scotia Teacher’s Union during recent contract negotiations.
60 years ago
Colchester Historical Society organized
TRURO – A Colchester Historical Society was formed last night at a meeting held in the Normal College.
Twenty-none citizens of the County were present and after a short discussion L.M. Christie moved that a society be formed, seconded by Mrs. R. MacG. Archibald.
Dr. L.A. DeWolfe was named temporary president; Dr. N.B. MacLeod and L.K. Smith, of Londonderry, temporary vice presidents; and P.D. Hamilton, secretary. L.M. Christie was elected chairman of a membership committee and J.M. Murphy chairman of publicity.
Petition to ask for split in Salmon River district
TRURO – Doug Boyce, secretary of the Bible Hill Village Commission, disclosed yesterday that at the recent monthly meeting of the Commission it was decided to petition the Municipal Council at the latter’s April session to have Salmon River district split to provide for additional representation on Council.
At the present time the district, which has a population greater than that of the Town of Windsor, is served by one councillor, namely Councillor Bill Ross, who has given yeoman service during the 16 years he has been the district’s representative.
Rev. K. Wainwright to assume charge of Stewiacke Parish
STEWIACKE – Bishop R.H. Waterman of Halifax recently visited the Stewiacke Parish and held conformation services in St. James Church, Shubenacadie. There were 16 candidates confirmed, including Billy Jackson, Jerry Wright and Danny Helpard of Stewiacke.
Bishop Waterman made an announcement to the effect that the Rev. Kennedy Wainwright, his wife and five children, will take duties at the Stewiacke Parish sometime in April. The present rector, Rev. Crawford Scott, preached his farewell sermon in St. James Church, Shubenacadie, on Sunday morning, Feb. 14, and in Holy Trinity Church Stewiacke on Sunday evening.
100 years ago
Nova Scotia Legislature in session
With the usual pomp and ceremony that adds pleasant features to the event, the Nova Scotia Legislature was duly opened by Lieut. Governor McGregor on the afternoon of the 19th.
In the House of Assembly, with crowded galleries and many visitors on the floor of the House, Dr. Bissett of Richmond moved the Address, in reply to the Speech, opening the Legislature. This was seconded by R.E. Finn of Halifax. Both members made eloquent and exceedingly optimistic speeches.
No choice yet for Maritime Girls’ Home
TRURO – We are authorized to state by the Committee selected by the churches to locate a site for the Girls’ Home for the Maritime Provinces, that as yet they have made no choice in any locality, though several properties have been bonded.
We would like to see this Home in Truro, and we hope every effort will be made to obtain it. Other towns are making a string pull to secure the Home and we can only meet such competition by furnishing a most desirable site for this institution and at the lowest possible cost.