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Published on May 25, 2014
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Prestigious honour for businessman

A local entrepreneur received a distinguished honour last week from the

Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce. Tom Stanfield was presented with a BDC Lifetime Business Achievement Award during the chamber's 124th annual gala.

The president of Stanfield's Ltd. began his career at the family’s company in 1964 and has been a strong leader in the textiles industry, a dedicated community volunteer and a mentor for many entrepreneurs.

We congratulate Stanfield on receiving this honour.


Fast forward to new technology

After three decades offering the largest variety of movie rentals in Downtown Truro, Truro Home Video has closed its doors.

Changing video entertainment trends from renting to downloading contributed to the demise of the "movie superstore." It had expanded three times since opening its doors in 1984 with more than 17,000 titles. It is sad to say farewell to a business that has had a lasting impact on the community, which will continue to have an impact for many months to come.


Team spirit on a world stage 

A group of local students have earned a place on a world stage competing in a robotics contest.

Grade 11 students from L'nu Sipuk Kina'muokuom in Indian Brook - Thomas Toney, Tristan Bernard, Ethan Paul and Sutherland Greer - recently competed at the World Robofest Championships.

This was an outstanding opportunity for these young students and we wish them well with their future robotic endeavours.


School committees need answers

Committees tasked with developing plans to reverse decisions to close three schools in this region are looking for clear direction from officials.

Representatives from Maitland District Elementary, River John Consolidated School and Wentworth Consolidated Elementary School provided presentations to the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board on their progress on converting the schools into community/hub centres.

The people working on these projects say too many questions remain to proceed with detailed action plans for the buildings' future use.

Schools are cornerstones in communities and we hope solutions can be found to make use of these institutions for the betterment of the area they serve.