Hard to believe that Colchester County council didn’t give a group of local businessmen the opportunity to come up with a plan to help the financially-troubled Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition (NSPE). Instead, it came up with a convoluted proposal last week that sounds like more talk and little action. The NSPE needs help now. Some members of council don’t seem to get that.
Kudos to Gary Burley (and his wife Barbara), of East Mountain, who resurrected the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition parade this year with very little help, financial or otherwise. The end result was delightful and an estimated 2,000 people came out to watch. Hopefully, organization of next year’s parade will be more of a group effort.
Sorry to hear that, after more than 30 years, two local clam fisherman won’t be allowed to use a small portion of the Five Islands Provincial Park with their ATVs for two or three weeks a year to access their fishing grounds. The alternative for Alonzo Cormier and his nephew Roger Goguen is a two-hour detour. We appreciate that ATVs are not something park-goers want to see but we wonder if an exception could be made in this case for as long as Cormier ad Goguen remain in the business
Way to go, Will
Qualifying for the Nova Scotia Canada Games team isn’t easy. Winning a medal at the Canada Games is much, much harder. Which makes the bronze-medal performance of Lower Truro’s Will Sandeson in the men’s 4-by-400m relay at Sherbrooke, Que., worth shouting about. It was Colchester’s only medal at the Games.
Hard to believe that back-to-school shopping ads depicting young girls in a dim light were dreamed up and approved at Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth. ‘My favourite class? Shop!’ ‘Mixing patterns – now that’s a science!’ What were they thinking?
For those not at work, beautiful sunny, summer afternoons are usually reserved for walks in the park, trips to the beach, a round of golf or some such leisurely activity. Donating blood usually doesn’t come up in the conversation. So to the nearly 200 Colchester County residents who attended a blood donor clinic at the Immanuel Baptist Church on Thursday, a very big thank you.