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25 years ago


Anti-abortionists stage picket

TRURO – Inclement weather didn’t stop members and supporters of Colchester Right to Life Association from picketing at Colchester Regional Hospital Sunday.

Despite rain, approximately 50 anti-abortionists participated “to let people know we are active in this area,” association spokesperson Rev. Den Guptill said.


No mail for new mall tenants

TRURO – Merchants in the newly-expanded section of the Truro Mall are being refused mail delivery, but the existing tenants continue to have to-the-door service.

The new tenants are required to pick up their mail at the prince Street post office and Canada Post said they will continue to be required to do so until a central mail box with locked compartments for each tenant at the mall is installed.


Special care funding chopped

TRURO – Support for homes for special care was cut Monday in a budget correction presented by provincial Community Social Services Minister Guy LeBlanc.

Mr. LeBlanc made up for the $3.7 million error in the original May 5 budget by cutting back from a 30 per cent increase to a 22.5 per cent increase in special care homes, leaving funding at $58.9 million.


60 years ago


Nursing shortage becoming acute at local hospital

TRURO – “The nursing shortage is beginning to be acute,” said Miss Vera Mason, R.N., superintendent of nurses, in presenting her regular monthly report to the Colchester Hospital Commission at their meeting held last night.

It was pointed out in the discussion that followed Miss Mason’s report that most hospitals in the Maritime Provinces are suffering from this same shortage of nurses. Resignations are fairly common at this time of year, due to nurses moving on to more lucrative positions, but the situation this year has become a little more serious than usual.


Revival campaign slated for June

TRURO – As reports come from London, England, from the Billy Graham Evangelistic campaign, they can only mean one thing. People are hungry for God’s Word.

Everybody predicted failure for this campaign. Opposition was found on every hand. Yet when the services were held, and the Word of God preached, people found themselves making new decisions. Already over 26,000 have professed faith, including over 70 preachers who have been saved.


Soldier killed, five injured when truck runs into Bible Hill subway

TRURO – A Glace bay soldier, John Thomas Campbell, 20, was fatally hurt and five soldier companions were injured early this morning when the light panel truck in which they were riding struck the centre abutment of the Bible Hill subway.

The six men, all believed members of the Black Watch Regiment at Camp Aldershot, were enroute from Cape Breton to the Annapolis Valley military camp when the accident occurred.


100 years ago


Building in Truro

TRURO – Building operations in Truro this year are unusually large. Town Engineer McDowell tells the News that there will be more permanent work in Truro this summer than for many years.

The First Presbyterian Church and the Willow Street School are two large permanent buildings that will run up to over $100,000 alone. Then, at the present time, there are some 15 frame houses in the course of construction and others are likely to be started later.


Could not digest it

TRURO – A lady teacher formerly of Cumberland, but now in Viking, Alberta, writes us that recently the head of the family with whom she boards was bringing home some pigs from a fair.

He had a large quantity of mail matter, which he carelessly left in reach of the swine tribe. When he reached home he found to his amazement the pigs had eaten up all his mail with the exception of the Truro News.

The teacher philosophically adds that even the pigs could not digest the simplified spelling of the Truro News.


Organizations: Truro News, Life Association, Colchester Regional Hospital Canada Post Community Social Services Colchester Hospital Commission First Presbyterian Church Willow Street School Cumberland

Geographic location: Bible Hill, Maritime Provinces, London England Glace bay Cape Breton Annapolis Valley Viking Alberta

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