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Daring rescue: Officers serving with the Truro Police Service have a reputation for going above and beyond the call of duty.

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From being national leaders in educating children about cyber safety and other safety programs to working with the community to prevent crime, they truly care about the area they protect.

Recently, one of their members, Const. Robert Hunka, was recognized for an “exceptional” act of bravery. He dashed into a smoke filled apartment and rescued the lone occupant before fire officials had time to arrive, potentially saving the life of a woman.

We commend him for his quick action and are proud to call him one of our own.

 

 

 

Senseless vandalism

 

An artist’s rendering of a longtime, well-respected resident of Truro has been senselessly damaged.

Vera Clyke, a former resident of Ford Street and organist at Zion Baptist Church for more than 70 years, was the inspiration behind one of several sculptures created by Bruce Wood on display around Truro.

Last week, the head of the sculpture disappeared and one of the hands was found on the ground nearby the painstakingly carved elm tree.

It is extremely disheartening to see this beautiful piece of art maimed during a senseless act of vandalism.

 

 

Outer space visitor

 

We were thrilled to learn retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will be visiting Truro in June.

The former commander of the International Space Station will be participating in the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council’s 65th anniversary celebrations, to be held at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre on June 25.

 

Up in flames

 

Last week, two major truck fires at the Truro Power Centre rocked the surrounding communities.

The first fire happened when a home delivery fuel truck went ablaze while driving on Highway 102, forcing evacuations of nearby homes, businesses and a senior’s care home, and closed the highway for several hours.

Less than 24 hours later, a second fire broke out in a transfer truck hauling a trailer loaded with frozen chicken that pulled off the road and parked at a vacant movie theatre parking lot.

It is very fortunate in both cases that the drivers escaped injury and emergency response teams took quick action to mitigate further damage. 

Organizations: Zion Baptist Church, International Space Station, Nova Scotia Co Rath Eastlink Community Centre Truro Power Centre

Geographic location: Truro, Ford Street

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