Operation Red Nose a no-go in Truro again this season

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TRURO - Anyone hoping to see Operation Red Nose return to the community this year won't get their wish.

"There was no organization willing to host the operation," said an Operation Red Nose spokesman in regards to Truro.

"There is no Operation Red Nose anywhere in Nova Scotia this year."

Operation Red Nose, which offers holiday partygoers a ride home in their own vehicles in the four weekends leading up to Christmas, operated in central Colchester for five years up until last year.

Students from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College spearheaded the local operation and two years ago, from late November to mid December, more than 130 volunteers participated in the anti-drinking-and-driving program in Colchester County.

Volunteers gave about 500 people more than 200 rides.

Truro Police Service’s Const. Karen Degroot, who was involved with the program for four years, is disappointed the operation isn’t running in Truro this year, or Halifax.

“It’s a shame because it was really starting to take off,” she said. “It was a fantastic set-up.”

She said she’s hoping to work with Const. Edwin Reynolds, the school liaison officer at Cobequid Educational Centre, in getting someone or a group involved in time for next season. 

 

Organizations: Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro Police Service, Cobequid Educational Centre

Geographic location: Truro, Colchester County, Nova Scotia Halifax

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