(Thumbs up) Ex-bully speaks out
Let's hear it for Aaron Lemmons-Tipping, a former bully who turned his life around when a junior high principal got him into anger management classes. The CEC graduate discussed his experience in front of hundreds of students during the local school board's 'Stand Up, Speak Out, Stop Bullying Together' initiative last week. Let's hope his candor left a positive impressive with its target audience.
(Thumbs down) No candidates
Hard to believe the election was called and the NDP had still not named a candidate in seven ridings. In addition, the Progressive Conservative had no candidates in four ridings. Only the Liberals had a full slate of 51 candidates when the writ was dropped. What gives? It's not as if the election came as any surprise. From our standpoint, last-minute candidates, regardless of their good intentions, come across as opportunistic and we'll look to cast our vote elsewhere thank you very much.
(Thumbs up) Wind turbine moratorium
The rubber stamp should come later this month but county council is right to approve a 14-month moratorium on all non-approved wind turbine applications in Colchester County. This should allow for the completion of a Health Canada study regarding health issues associated with wind turbines. We're certainly not against wind energy but the health of home owners living within close proximity must come first.
(Thumbs down) Feline problem
Not sure who's keeping count but word that Truro is home to an estimated 1,000 stray cats is downright disturbing. One wonders what they are surviving on. Anyone notice the bird population dropping in recent years? At any rate, town council hopes to come up with some sort of solution. In the meantime, here's another plea for cat owners to get their pets neutered. The birds will thank you in song.
Thumbs up (Bearcats season opens)
It was great to see the fantastic support the Truro Bearcats got when the Rath Eastlink Community Centre opened last spring. Now the question is how many will come back now that the new Maritime Junior Hockey League season is underway? Will it approach the 1,500 minimum we saw in April and May. Or will it fall back to the 500-600 range when the Bearcats played at Colchester Legion Stadium. The answer will start to unfold this Saturday when Truro plays its season home opener.