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Published on June 1, 2014
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Revved up for summer

Kudos to the Golden Age Auto Club for hosting yet another first-class show and shine in Truro on May 31. Hundreds of people were drawn to the downtown core at the Colchester Legion Stadium to see the more than 250 antique cars. The weather cooperated offering lots of warm sunshine encouraging people to take their time wandering the grounds learning about the passion these vehicle owners pour into their hobby.


Time to open a new chapter


After 13 years at the helm of the Nova Scotia Community College Truro campus, principal Kevin Quinlan is retiring. While we are sad to see him go, we will remember his willingness to engage the community and support local economic and community development projects, his kind spirit and hard work ethic.

At age 64, he has been planning an exit strategy from his position for a few years but is aiming to continue to support the college in a new role before leaving in December.

His determination to attract and retain students has contributed to the college’s continuous increase in enrolment.

We wish him well on his future endeavors.


Black bears to remain at park


Two aging bears will continue to live out their days at the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park.

The black bears, at least 21 years of age, have been longtime residents at the park but were showing signs of health issues last fall concerning park officials. The bears had a noticeable weight loss, which was counted by adding calories to their diet along with preventing hibernation.

A recent veterinarian’s report shows the bears have evidence of arthritis and possible diabetes, so officials will continue to monitor their health and treat their conditions with diet and medications.

The bears will be assessed again next year unless changes in their health require intervention sooner.