Rockin’ at the RECC
Great to hear rock and roll is finally coming to the Rath Eastlink Community Centre. Legendary Canadian band April Wine will perform Sept. 28 as part of the RECC’s grand opening ceremonies and hopefully a few more musical acts will follow in short order. We’ll put in a request for John Fogarty of Credence Clearwater Revival fame. His show at the Metro Centre in Halifax last summer was outstanding.
Trouble at the Ex
Finance woes at the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition don’t come as any surprise but to have financial consulting firm Grant Thornton report that it is no longer a “viable’ operation indicates just how dire the situation actually is. The report, which came out last week, revealed, in part, that the NSPE commission is $1.1 million in debt and “does not have sufficient capital to continue operations without incurring debt for which is has no prospect of repaying.” Ouch.
Kudos to twentysomethings Brent Halverson and Kayla Conoley, who recently bought the iconic general store in Earltown. Entering the business world is tough and to attempt it in a tiny community a little off the beaten track (except for all those travelling to and from cottage country on the North Shore) is a big risk. We wish Brent and Kayla much luck and encourage travellers to drop in if they happen to be in the neighbourhood.
Road to frustration
Something is amiss near the Irving mill on Valley Road. Local residents are fed up after years of dealing with mud and dust from trucks entering and leaving the mill. An Irving spokesman says much work has been done to improve the situation and that it is trying to be a good neighbour. Perhaps it’s time for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal to take a closer look at the situation and determine if anything can or should be done.
Community in bloom
We love all the flowers that town staff have planted on Queen Street in Truro and the new walkways, made of crushed glass no less, at Riverfront Park. Jobs well done.
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