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Friday Night Fights

Friday Night Fights

Joanne Moxsom was thrilled when she learned she would be main eventing Hubtown Boxing’s Friday Night Fights card.

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All Aboard!

All Aboard!

The anticipation could be felt throughout town and as the Tatamagouche Road Train was unveiled, it didn’t disappoint.

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Closing the Book

Closing the Book

The moment L&R Construction Ltd. had its proposal accepted; the old Normal College became the new home for Chris Rovers.

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Youth Relay

Youth Relay

Students at Cobequid Educational Centre have taken a stand in the fight against cancer.

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Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver

Owen Pierce has something every six-year-old boy wants – special powers.

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  • Truro vying for big country concert
    Truro vying for big country concert The Town of Truro is one of six finalists vying for a shot at hosting a once-in-a-lifetime concert featuring country music stars Dean Brody, Chad Brownlee and the River Town Saints. The One Horse Town contest is sponsored by Coors Banquet which will team up with CMT to bring the concert to the winning location. But in order for that to be Truro, people have to visit the Coors Banquet website daily to cast their vote. The finalist with the most votes will host the concert on September 16. “Even though Truro is a small town, we’ve got really big…
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  • Loose change making a difference
    Colchester’s kindness just keeps rolling in. In the short time that old parking metres were placed in Downtown Truro to collect donations for local charities and non-profits, cheques have been written to four organizations totalling close to $850. The four groups on the receiving end so far have been the Colchester Food Bank, Truro Homeless Outreach Society, Third Place Transition House and the Christmas Index Program. “This partnership between the Bible Hill Kinsmen, the Town of Truro and the Downtown Truro Partnership has made excellent use of people’s spare change,” said Quinn McCarthy, project chair with the Bible Hill Kinsmen.…
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  • CEC hosts first Youth Relay for Life in Nova Scotia
    CEC hosts first Youth Relay for Life in Nova Scotia Students at Cobequid Educational Centre have taken a stand in the fight against cancer. More than 120 students participated in a Youth Relay for Life on May 20. Using the track around the school’s football field, students walked in support of cancer research from 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Landi Hawkins co-chaired the organizing committee with Harishitaa Prithiviraj. Hawkins says plans for the event unfolded over the past several months. With a goal of $10,000, they wanted to use the time to recruit students that would form teams. “This was first and foremost about raising money for the Canadian Cancer…
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  • Rovers closing the book on library project
    Rovers closing the book on library project The moment L&R Construction Ltd. had its proposal accepted; the old Normal College became the new home for Chris Rovers. As site supervisor, Rovers has spent upwards of six days a week over the past two years at the Normal College, which in just a few weeks will officially open as the site of the new Truro branch and regional headquarters for the Colchester-East Hants Public Library. Numerous workers have played a role in transforming the 139-year-old building into a state-of-the-art library but the one constant through it all has been Rovers. He was tasked with ensuring the project followed…
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  • Volunteers target garbage-laden road in Debert
    Volunteers target garbage-laden road in Debert Mallori Llewelyn has a message for motorists who continue to litter a roadside in Debert with garbage. “They need to keep it in their car and then throw it out when they get home,” said Llewelyn, a member of the Onslow-Belmont 4-H Club. Llewelyn was one of 15 people who participated in a roadside cleanup on May 7 along MacElmon Road. In addition to the 4-H club, members of the Lower Onslow Community Centre and Onslow-Belmont Fire Brigade spent close to three hours cleaning the stretch of road from the Debert overpass on Highway 104 to the intersection of MacElmon…
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  • Employee recognition: A valuable motivator
    By Andrew Lake - President   The Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce celebrated the accomplishments of two local businesses in late April, conferring the BDC Business Person of the Year Award to Mr. Eric MacKeen, General Manager of Tri County Ford, and the Community Credit Union Business Excellence Award to MBW Courier.  Eric MacKeen and Grant Rhodenizer, General Manager of MBW Courier, were each proud to receive the awards, but humbly deflected the attention, extending recognition to the efforts of their staff in achieving the company’s success.  Eric and Grant acknowledged the award as being earned by the team.…
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  • Many reasons to celebrate in Colchester region
    By Sherry Martell - Executive Director   Last month the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Mayors and Chief Breakfast welcoming municipal leaders to share information about initiatives being carried out in their areas. During the breakfast meeting on May 19 in Truro, we heard from Colchester County Mayor Bob Taylor, Town of Truro Mayor Bill Mills, Town of Stewiacke Mayor Wendy Robinson and Millbrook First Nation Chief Bob Gloade. Along with sharing details about new and ongoing infrastructure projects, re-branding, marketing and community and economic development activities, all four leaders reinforced the importance of regional co-operation,…
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  • Business community to rally in support of economic development
    TRURO – The Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce, supported by a group of business and community leaders, will be hosting an economic rally celebrating successes while looking to the future. The Partnership for Economic Prosperity (PEP) rally will be held in Truro on June 17, at the Marigold Cultural Centre, beginning at 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., to build business and community support for economic development, both financially and in spirit. An engaged group of independent speakers, with various business, economic development and community backgrounds is being brought together to rally the business community in an effort to initiate…
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  • Chiropractic care is for the whole body
    Chiropractic care is for the whole body By Heather Laura Clarke   When Dr. Heidi McLean and her husband bought their Young Street home, it had an ideal office space on the bottom level. After years of working elsewhere in town, the ambitious chiropractor decided to take a chance and open her own clinic -- with the world’s shortest commute. Because she lives right upstairs from the Central Nova Chiropractic Clinic, McLean maintains flexible work hours in order to accommodate patients’ schedules. Central Nova Chiropractic Clinic celebrated its first anniversary on June 1. McLean was born and raised in Truro and has returned to the area to…
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  • Hubtown Boxing Club hosts Friday Night Fights card
    Hubtown Boxing Club hosts Friday Night Fights card Joanne Moxsom was thrilled when she learned she would be main eventing Hubtown Boxing’s Friday Night Fights card. She was so excited about her first main event bout, it didn’t matter she only had three days to prepare. “The fights were that Friday and I found out on the Tuesday I had an opponent,” said Moxsom, who last fought close to one year ago. “I was so honoured that the short notice didn’t impact me at all. I felt really good going into the fight and I was prepared. I had been training hard and that really helped me mentally…
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  • Film festival issues call for submissions
    Film festival issues call for submissions TRURO: The second annual Showcase Truro Film Festival is taking place on September 30 and October 1 at the Marigold Cultural Centre in Downtown Truro. The event will showcase and celebrate the successes of Truro’s homegrown talents as well as industry favourites. “We are excited to announce that our first ever Call for Submissions is now open,’ said Evan Price, Chair of the Parks and Recreation Committee for the Town of Truro and Showcase Truro Film Festival committee member. The Showcase committee, which has been working on planning the 2016 festival since early this year, is seeking short film entries…
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