A growing cause
This month, men everywhere will participate in the Movember movement, growing moustaches to raises funds and awareness about cancer and men's health. The Town of Truro has pulled together a team of about a dozen Mo-Bros, along with three Mo-Sistas, to support the cause. This movement also encourages men to take a closer look at their overall health and get regular checkups, including prostate exams. We’ll be watching closely during the next few weeks as the men’s stashes take shape and grow support for a great cause.
Fire strikes Stewiacke business twice
Stewiacke Home Hardware has fallen victim to fire for the second time this year.
In mid-September, two newly constructed buildings were opened after a previous building, a custom cabinet shop, was destroyed in a January Blaze. Most recently a storage warehouse on the property was razed on Oct. 28.
In just over a year there, have been six major structure fires in the small town. Most recently on Sept. 20 a house was burned and on Aug. 31, B.J. Electric Motor and Control Ltd. was destroyed.
Not only are these events costly losses for the community, it puts a great strain on volunteer resources of the fire department. Here’s to hoping Stewiacke will be spared any further losses.
Bus service on the move
A vacant commercial building in Truro is being put to use once again. The former Acadian Bus Lines building on Willow Street will open early Monday as it becomes the new home for Maritime Bus.
The bus service has been operating hand-in-hand with Via Rail on the Esplanade since it
brought its service to Truro in December after Acadian Coach Lines and Acadian Intercity Coaches ceased regional operations.
It will be nice to see some extra traffic in that area of Willow Street and perhaps create other new business opportunities.
Suspects elude police
Fear and disbelief rippled through the small community of Upper Stewiacke on Nov. 1 as police descended on the area. The result of a nearly six-hour long police operation at a secluded cabin on Stewart Hill Road where two break and enter suspects were believed to be staying was disappointing. When police entered the cottage mid-afternoon it was empty. People are reminded to be extra vigilant as the investigation continues.