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‘Your unselfish act of caring saved this animal who was in distress’

TRURO – Here are some of the stories readers have been following and discussing on trurodaily.com this week.

Sgt. Allan Affleck has enjoyed every minute of his career as an RCMP officer, including the past five years with the Colchester detachment. He is getting ready to take on a new role on Dec. 16 as district commander in Port Hawkesbury. 

READER COMMENTS

 

Re: ‘Dog survives three weeks of pain and hunger before rescue’

 

“What a great miracle for this dog to be alive. A great Christmas present for his owners, who clearly love this animal with all their hearts! This is what owning an animal is about, love. To truck driver Ian Horne who spotted this animal, you clearly are a caring human being who loves animals. Your unselfish act of caring saved this animal who was in distress, clearly in my eyes you are a hero. I with there were more people out there who would come and provide assistance to an animal in need.”

Kathy Downing

 

 

Re: ‘Truro woman honoured by Navy League of Canada’

 

“Congratulations, Marilyn! You are an amazing woman! You always want to help the children, so this really shouldn’t be a surprise.”

Tracy Boutilier

 

 

Re: ‘Crosswalk for busy Bible Hill intersection denied again’

 

“I don’t understand the need for this crosswalk! I travel College Road several times a week, sometimes several times a day, there is never anyone crossing at this intersection. Once or twice I’ve seen someone scoot across the road to the parking lot but never at the crosswalk. Take a look at the traffic on Pictou. A change is needed at the Vimy and Pictou Road cross section. Take a better look at what needs to be done, and not what you think needs doing.”

– Tracy Boutilier

 

 

Re: ‘Marketing levy proposed for hotel operators’

 

“I think travellers will object to this extra charge on their hotel/motel bills and it will wind up defeating the purpose of bringing more people to the area. We already pay 15 per cent HST on hotel bills and I don’t think people will like having to pay anything more on top of that.”

– ann

 

 

Re: ‘Canada Post to halt door-to-door service’

 

“Canada Post has been working on ending mail delivery to your door for years. In my case, they did it in the name of “safety.” I live in a 50 km/h zone that’s on a straight stretch of road. I now have to drive past the post office to a community mailbox that is further from the post office than I am. Why not give me a box at the post office so I don’t have to drive twice as far? Considering the mail goes to the post office first and then gets “delivered” to the community box further away from me. Seems like a waste. This article just confirms that I already knew. I lost mail delivery to my mailbox not because of safety like they claimed, but they are scrambling to save money in the wrong ways.”

Roger

 

 

 

Hot clicks (top viewed stories):

-      Bible Hill sergeant leaving Colchester County to take on new post: Published online on Dec. 5: RCMP Sgt. Allan Affleck is leaving his post at the Colchester detachment after five years. He received a new position as District Commander of Inverness County, based out of Port Hawkesbury.

-      Lottery winners celebrate at Parkland Truro: Published online on Dec. 6: Sixteen coworkers at Parkland Truro were celebrating when officials with the Atlantic Lottery Corporation brought their $1-million Lotto Max winnings to them.

-      RCMP investigating break and enter, armed robbery: Published online on Dec. 9: Two convenience stores were victims early Monday morning – an armed suspect and an accomplice robbed Abenaki Variety, and the Onlsow Market had its front door smashed.

-      Store owners upset, infuriated by second break and enter attempt: Published online on Dec. 8: The owners of the Earltown General Store say a break and enter attempt a week after a successful break, enter and theft have left them upset and infuriated. The suspect in the second attempt fled once owner Brent Halverson, who has been staying at the store at night since the break and enter, became aware of the situation.

-      Truro soldier remembered for military service, family and love of life: Published online on Dec. 5: Family, friends and comrades gathered at the Truro Armouries for the funeral of W.O. Michael Robert McNeil. McNeil, a Truro native, took his own life after suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder brought about by the experiences of war.

 

Most discussed (top five stories with reader comments):

-      Bible Hill sergeant leaving Colchester County to take on new post

-      Dog survives three weeks of pain and hunger before rescue

-      Marketing levy proposed for hotel operators

-      Canada Post to halt door-to-door service

-      Lottery winners celebrate at Parkland Truro

Organizations: Canada Post, Navy League of Canada, RCMP Atlantic Lottery Corporation Onlsow Market Earltown General Store

Geographic location: Truro, Pictou Road, Bible Hill Colchester County Inverness County Port Hawkesbury

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