Time warp, Colchester Weekly News
A look back through the Truro Daily News
25 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
AUG. 19, 1988
Deaf get access to Cobequid Helpline
TRURO – The deaf now have another link to the hearing world with the Cobequid Helpline’s acquisition of a telephone hearing devices for the deaf.
The machine, dubbed TDD, looks like a small portable typewriter, and allows the deaf to use the services of the helpline, something vice-president Pam Ross expects will happen fairly regularly.
Food banks rally against hunger
TRURO – Eight food banks in Nova Scotia have formed a provincial association to make the plight of the hungry a priority with the government and the public.
The Nova Scotia Food Bank Association plans to lobby government to increase welfare, address deficiencies in social services and encourage the creation of employment schemes for those on welfare.
Goat’s milk coming to town
TRURO – Pasteurized goat’s milk has taken yuppiedom by storm and will be in some Truro stores next Wednesday.
Goat’s milk has been acclaimed because it is more easily digested than cow’s milk, it has lower potential for allergic reaction and it is generally suited for consumption by the aged, sick, convalescents and young children.
Maxine Joyce of Sheffield Mills, Kings County, is a goat’s milk producer who has seen her business zoom forward in two short years from 180 litres produced a week to 1,000 litres.
60 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
AUG. 22, 1953
Seven Truro Scouts taking course
TRURO – Seven Boy Scouts from Colchester County are attending the Silver Arrow Course being put on by the Halifax District Council. The course, which will last until Thursday, Aug. 27, is the highest training course, which can be taken by a patrol leader.
The Truro boys attending the course are Billy Phillips, of the First Truro troop; Billy McNeil, Ross Hull and Robert Morash of the Third Truro troop; David Lewis of the Sixth Truro troop and Eric Deyarmond and Gerald Huntly of the 10th Truro troop.
AUG. 24, 1953
25-cent parking fee will be charged at exhibition
TRURO – A parking fee of 25 cents per car or truck will be charged this year for the parking area on the Central Nova Scotia exhibition grounds, during exhibition week. The reason for this new charge, stated secretary-manager Alex Thomson, is that the exhibition authorities are faced with the necessity of increasing revenue, especially in view of expected heavy expenditures designed to improve the exhibition as a whole.
AUG. 25, 1953
McCulloch property sought by federal government
TRURO – Gordon T. Purdy, of Truro, newly elected Member of Parliament for Colchester- Hants, announced late yesterday that instructions had been received from Ottawa for acquisition of the McCulloch property at 664 Prince Street.
100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
AUG. 26, 1913
Cradle roll reception
TRURO – The ladies of the primary departments of the Sunday schools at First Presbyterian Church intend holding a cradle roll reception on the church grounds.
Mr. H.W. Ramsay, of the Ramsay Black Skunk-Sable Co. Ltd., Truro, N.S. who owns the only skunk ranch near Summerside, desires us to say that the skunks which recently broke loose from somewhere and whose depredations were recorded in our columns, prior to their striking the hen roost of one of our policemen, were not his.
He further informs us that in a properly kept skunk ranch, such as his, there is no smell – for which we, only having had experience with the wild animals, are quite willing to take Mr. Ramsay’s word.
AUG. 28, 1913
Bakers must not chew tobacco when working
MONTREAL – An unusual case was heard at the Recorder’s Court today. Antonie Renaunt was charged with chewing tobacco while engaged in mixing up dough at a bakery. Inspector Napolean Royal said that in future he would be very severe on employees at bakeries where men were addicted to the habit of chewing tobacco while engaged in their work.
It was simply awful to see men mixing up dough and handling the people’s food while chewing and expectorating tobacco juice all over the floors and about the sacks of flour that stand in the bakehouses.