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Lucky lotto winners

A group of 16 workers from Parkland Truro were in high spirits on Friday as an official with Atlantic Lottery Corporation arrived with a cheque worth $1 million.

Each of the lotto pool participants will receive a share of $62,500 - a nice gift as we enter the Christmas season.

The winning numbers were drawn in the Lotto Max draw on Nov. 29.

We offer congratulations to the group now dubbed the ‘Sweet 16' Nursing Care Crew.



Strengthened calls for support

Friends and family said farewell on Dec. 5 to a former Truro soldier who spent half his young life in service to our country.

Warrant Officer Michael Robert McNeil, 39, of the 3rd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment, died at the Canadian Forces Base in Petawawa, Ont., on Nov. 27. He was the third of four soldiers to die in apparent suicides within a week.

This tragic loss touched hearts across the country and strengthened calls to increase supports, education and awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).



A legacy continues

The late Burnley (Rocky) Jones, formerly of Truro, will be honoured posthumously this week with a Human Rights Award at the International Human Rights Day event being held in Halifax by the Human Rights Commission.

Jones was a beloved member of the community and stood as a solid pillar in the fight for racial equity.

The commission has named an individual award as the Dr. Burnley Allan "Rocky" Jones Human Rights Award.

We are pleased Margaret Mauger of the Colchester Sexual Assault Centre in Truro will be one of two people named as the first recipients of the newly named award.



Victims of violence remembered

All people should have the right to feel safe anywhere, any time of day or night. Attitudes about violence must change. It is startling to hear the statistic that half of all Canadian women have experienced physical or sexual violence.

We applaud more than 30 local people that marked the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada on Dec. 6 with a rally in downtown Truro.

The group gathered at Victoria Square in honour of 14 young women who were murdered in 1989 at École Polytechnique de Montreal, along with highlighting the importance of bringing an end to violence.


Organizations: Atlantic Lottery Corporation, Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment, Canadian Forces Base Human Rights Commission Colchester Sexual Assault Centre École Polytechnique de Montreal

Geographic location: Truro, Petawawa, Halifax Canada

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