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A new place to worship

It seems more common these days to see a headline that reads “church closing.”

But a group of Truro worshipers are bucking that trend planning to open a contemporary church in the New Year. Pastor Bill Martin of Debert will be leading Points of Hope Church when it opens Jan. 5 in Cinema 1 at the in Cineplex in Millbrook.

This new approach to praise and worship breaks away from the traditional church structures aiming to attract people who are not attending other churches as well as youth. We support this community-building project that may fill a void in the lives of people seeking to celebrate God with others.

 

 

Shortsighted decision

Another request for a crosswalk at the Vimy and College Road intersection in Bible Hill has been denied.

The construction of a crosswalk at the busy intersection in Bible Hill was deemed unnecessary by the Transportation and Infrastructure Department.

A request by the Bible Hill Village Commission was not approved at that site because the “westbound approach to this site does not have the required stopping sight distance.”

The department based its decision on the recorded speed measured, which shows motorists go faster than the speed limit and because of that, they say drivers need more stop sight distance.

It doesn’t make sense to us, that the ongoing actions of lawbreakers using excessive speed would be put ahead of the safety of pedestrians.

 

 

A gift from the heart

A number of ICU staff at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro must be praised for their efforts to bring Christmas joy to a Great Village family.

Brent Cooke, 46, suffered a massive stroke last spring and has been at the Truro hospital ever since in the intensive care unit.

The nurses and other staff threw Cooke and his family an in-hospital Christmas party with all the trimmings, supplying all the food, Christmas tree, decorations, gifts and even Santa.

They again will play Santa on Dec. 20 as they volunteer time to accompany Cooke home for a few hours to be with his family.

 

 

Organizations: Vimy and College, Hope Church, Transportation and Infrastructure Department Bible Hill Village Commission Colchester East Hants Health Centre Truro hospital

Geographic location: Truro, Bible Hill, Millbrook Great Village

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