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

Welder/vehicle restorer John Ross of Lower Harmony constructed a dragon out of scrap steel last winter as a novelty item for his four grandchildren. The steely beast also doubles as a yard light. HARRY SULLIVAN – TRURO DAILY NEWS

READER COMMENTS

 

Re: ‘Steel dragon designed to produce smiles and delight for sculptor’s grandkids

 

“Wonderful story about a great local artist! We’ve actually driven by it in Lower Harmony and it is around 10 feet tall. Everyone should be so lucky to have grandparents like this.”

Rose Dulap

 

 

Re: ‘Problems turning Bluenose II rudder means it’s unlikely to sail this summer

 

“19 mil and counting. If the project team had stuck with the original design, these cost overruns would’ve been minimal. Steel rudder indeed. This icon of N.S. has become a costly mistake. I’m betting the two lads in Stewiacke build their replica at about a tenth of a cost.”

R. Davis

 

 

Re: ‘Local merchants open for worldwide business

 

“I shop online for great value and pricing. This site offers neither.”

– Charles

 

 

Re: ‘Pictou man arrested after police chase

 

“A good example of how the police face anti-social behavior by people who have no remorse…this can happen everywhere. My opinion of the RCMP and the municipal police and their veterans has risen as a result of the sacrifices in Moncton. They deserve our support – lives depend on it.”

– Another close call

 

 

Re: ‘Wind turbine sound studies to cost more than originally planned

 

“Well, if you want some good advice…if you use the installed sound monitor equipment, you will get a more accurate confirmation that indeed the wind blowing through the trees will still be ‘louder’ than the wind turbine blades. And if you are in a hay field, the wind blowing through the grass will be louder than the turbine too. And if the crickets start up, well they’ll drown out all three at the same time. True facts. But at least with the better equipment we can tell the naysayers exactly how many more decibels the wind in the trees and grass are louder than the turbine blades. Or just go stand in a field close to a turbine and judge for yourself.”

Wind Patrol

 

 

 

Hot clicks (top viewed stories):

 

-      Murder suspect attacked by inmates in Dartmouth jail stabbed up to 40 times: sources: Published online on June 25: Thomas Ted Barrett, 39, of Glace Bay, is recovering in hospital after suffering life-threatening stab wounds. Barrett is facing numerous charges including second-degree murder in two cases. Five inmates have been charged in the attack.

-      Pictou man arrested after police chase: Published online on June 21: An 18-year-old Pictou man was arrested after a bizarre police chase that began in Bible Hill and ended in Stewiacke. The teen collided head on with an RCMP vehicle, bringing the pursuit to a halt.

-      Onslow Mountain man charged with incest, other related charges: Published online on June 24: A 44-year-old Onslow Mountain man is facing charges of incest and those relating to sexual interference and touching, all of which were alleged to have occurred almost 15 years ago.

-      For the kids: Published online on June 24: Zach Sill spent some time last week visiting with students at both South Colchester Academy and Brookfield Elementary School.

-      Truro native directing feature film set in and around Tatamagouche: Published online on June 26: Cory Bowles is working with writer and producer Stuart Cresswell this summer on the team of ‘The Only Game in Town,’ a comedy coming-of-age story that will have a young cast.

 

 

 

Most discussed (top five stories with reader comments):

-      Steel dragon designed to produce smiles and delight for sculptor’s grandkids

-      Federal government to contribute $1 million to Millbrook hotel project

-      Lafarge seeking approval to use some plastic waste as alternative fuel source

-      Former Truro police chief remembered as gentleman dedicated to community

-      Problems turning Bluenose II rudder means it’s unlikely to sail this summer

Organizations: RCMP, South Colchester Academy, Brookfield Elementary School Millbrook hotel

Geographic location: Stewiacke, Lower Harmony, Moncton Onslow Mountain Truro Dartmouth Glace Bay Bible Hill Tatamagouche

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