Special to the Colchester Weekly News
A look back through the Truro Daily News
25 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
SEPT. 3, 1988
Mi’kmaqs pressure province with Treat Moose Harvest
MILLBROOK – When Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaqs enter the woods of Cape Breton to harvest moose on Sept. 17, it is in the knowledge they have the Supreme Court of Canada and the Canadian Constitution on their side.
The Mi’Kmaq Treaty Moose harvest will implement the Mi’Kmaq’s right to hunt guaranteed in the Treaty of 1752, Viola Robinson, president of the Native Council of Nova Scotia, says.
SEPT. 9, 1988
Nova Scotia economy better than expected
OTTAWA – Nova Scotia’s economic growth should be better than expected this year and the province’s jobless figures will be the lowest in the Atlantic Provinces, says the Conference Board of Canada.
But Alberta will enjoy the best of times this year while Saskatchewan will suffer the worst, says the board.
SEPT. 9, 1988
PCBs stored in Colchester
TRURO – Highly toxic PCBs are being stored in three Colchester County locations, the federal department of the environment said Wednesday.
Topping the known list is the Nova Scotia Power Corporation, which is storing 2,415 litres of polychlorinated biphenyls in Onslow. Crossley Carpets in Truro is storing five litres. PCBs are stored at CFB Debert, but the quantities were unknown today.
On the national level, PCBs can be found anywhere including food-processing plants and even in Environment Canada offices, a federal inventory of PCB storage sites around the country shows.
60 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
AUG. 26, 1953
Popular Nova Scotia troop of acrobatics and ropewalkers
TRURO – Visitors to the Central Nova Scotia Exhibition this year will have an opportunity of seeing a professional vaudeville act which has the distinction of being entirely Nova Scotia in its personnel.
Announcement was made yesterday that the exhibition authorities have just completed arrangements to bring the famous “Beck Family Show” to Truro for the four days of the exhibition. The Beck family of two boys and two girls hail from New Germany in Lunenburg County, and stage an amazing performance of acrobatics, balancing and rope walking.
SEPT. 1, 1953
Governor-General’s itinerary ready for visit here
TRURO – The itinerary for the visit to Truro on Sept. 5, of the Gov. Gen. Vincent Massey, was announced this morning.
Presiding councilor Neil A. MacCuspie will officially welcome the Governor General when he arrives at Truro by train at 10:30 a.m. Members of the Canadian legion will form a Guard of Honour at the CNR station, which the Governor General will inspect.
The party will leave the station at 10:45 a.m. for the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, arriving there at 10:55 a.m. He will leave the college at 11:30 a.m. for Victoria Park traveling via Walker, Prince, Young and Brunswick streets and Park Road to the Holy Well.
100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
SEPT. 5, 1913
Attendance at the exhibition
TRURO – The attendance of the exhibition so far exceeds that of last year. The weather has been bright and cool. The exhibits are better than in the previous years. The 30-mile flight of the Wright biplane by the aviators was thrilling but a great success.
The ascent began about 5:25 p.m. and the flight lasted 20 minutes. The spectacle of the machine rising with its two men was thrilling. H. B. Brown, the aviator, is one of the most clever in the business and seated beside him was Arthur C. Lapham, who dropped to the earth from a height of about 2,000 feet, using the Stevens safety pack. This contrivance weighs only nine or 10-pound and is made of linen.
After they had reached an altitude of 2,500 feet, Lapham, with his white safety pack, dropped from the machine. After he had swiftly fallen some 150 feet, it opened up and the descent was gradual and graceful. He reached the ground without mishap.
Annual camp at Aldershot
ALDERSHOT – The annual camp at Aldershot opens Tuesday, Sept. 9. It is expected that about 6,000 men will be under canvas. Every regiment is being brought up to full strength and there will be seven militia bands.