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25 years ago


No Arby’s… yet

TRURO – No immediate plans are in the works to open an Arby’s restaurant here, but a head office spokesperson said the company is interested to hear from potential developers.

“We hope to settle in Truro eventually,” Lloyd Hill, director of franchise development, said Friday, curbing reports the company had already made land inquiries in Truro.


Stewiacke ups tax rates

STEWIACKE – Funding increases to Colchester Regional Hospital, the school board and municipal affairs highlight a 3.3 per cent increase in Stewiacke’s residential tax rate for 1989.

Residents will pay $1.52 per $100 of assessment this year, up from $1.47 in 1988. A $2.04 commercial rate was set during a special town council meeting Thursday, up 2.5 per cent from last year’s $1.99 rate.


Woodlot owners, contractors form co-op

BIBLE HILL – A group of Nova Scotia woodlot owners and contractors, fed up with the existing price structure for wood products, have formed a co-operative, whose objectives will be to open new markets and push for increased monetary returns.

The Nova Scotia Woods Co-operative was formed Saturday, following the adoption of a Nova Scotia Primary Forest Products Marketing Board committee report. The board is an agency of the provincial government.


60 years ago


Truro MP urges construction of Chignecto canal

OTTAWA – A New Brunswick Liberal demanded Monday that the federal government fulfill its pre-Confederation pledge to build the Chignecto canal, which would link the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Bay of Fundy.

Henry Murphy (L. Westmorland) said in the Commons that construction of the $100,000,000 canal would revitalize the economy of the Maritime provinces.


Classes in church school crowded; need crypt for overflow

TRURO – Life in the parish continues to bristle with activity. It is apparent the church is experiencing the crowded conditions that are now the problem of the public school system.

Classes in the church school require every available space in the parish hall, and the overflow meets in the crypt. Some classes have to be held before church to cope with the situation. Nearly all the mid-week youth groups have each had to add an additional corresponding group to care for the need.


100 years ago


Municipal Council of Colchester

TRURO – The Municipal Council of the Municipality of Colchester met in the Court House on Apr. 21.

The report of the Committee on pound district of Upper Stewiacke was read. The committee reported in favour of said pound district. The report was adopted.

The report of Samuel I. Ellis Committee on road at Pembroke was read. The committee reported in favour of proposed road and made agreements with owners of land.


A generous offer to the 3rd Truro Troop Boys Scouts

TRURO – Mr. G.O. Fulton has a very generously offered to give a dividend of 10 per cent on all moneys spent at his store by the Scouts of the above troop.

Another merchant in town gave the same offer, but Mr. Fulton’s came first and was therefore accepted.


Self-denial week

TRURO – We wish to again draw your attention to the Salvation Army’s Self Denial Week. It is pretty well understood now that the Army puts forth this money raising effort every year at about this time, and all are requested to help very liberally on this occasion.

We may not all feel inclined to joins the ranks of the Army, and we are not asked to do, but surely all are agreed the work the Army does is a good work and one that someone should do. Nearly all are agreed the Army does that work well, and gets as good results from the money used as is possible.

Organizations: Truro Daily News, Colchester Regional Hospital, Nova Scotia Woods Co Nova Scotia Primary Forest Products Marketing Board Municipal Council of the Municipality of Colchester Court House Samuel I. Ellis Committee Salvation Army

Geographic location: STEWIACKE, Nova Scotia, OTTAWA Bay of Fundy Maritime Colchester

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