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World Changers

World Changers

A group of passionate students at Redcliff Middle School is leaving a footprint on the world. They call themselves the…

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Artistic Kids

Artistic Kids

Quentin Syliboy’s voice is soft as he introduces himself to a Grade 2 class at Winding River Elementary School.

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Local Love Truro

Local Love Truro

The finalists have been announced for this month's Local Love Truro Awards.

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Civic Pride

Civic Pride

Construction on Truro’s new civic square project is expected to begin soon. Nearly $1.5 million will be spent developing a…

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  • Local Love Truro Awards finalists announced
    Local Love Truro Awards finalists announced Local Love Truro Awards Finalists 2016 (nominees in alphabetical order) Most Loved Community Support Elegant Steps Enchanted Forest Inglis Jewellers Most Loved Customer Service Clay Café Enchanted Forest NovelTea Bookstore Cafe Most Innovative Business Clay Café Enchanted Forest NovelTea Bookstore Cafe Most Loved Entrepreneur Karen Baillie Andrea Munroe Jaime Rhae Oudemans Most Poised to do Great Things Danielle Crowe/Body Solace Yoga Studio Miriah Kearney/My Home Apparel Andrea Munroe/Enchanted Forest Most Truro Famous Sylvia Estey Mitch Johnson Lenore Zann Most Loved Fundraising Event 100+ Women Who Care Truro Bible Hill Kinsmen Great Trivia Challenge Coldest Night of the Year Most Loved…
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  • First 100 Kids Who Care meeting set for June
    First 100 Kids Who Care meeting set for June Parker Gill-Douglas couldn’t understand why his mother could attend the 100 Women Who Care events and he couldn’t. Every time his mother, Penny Gill, would leave for a meeting, Parker would insist he was going too. Appreciative that her son was showing interest, Gill decided to do a little research. That’s when she discovered 100 Kids Who Care and a chapter that had been established in Halifax. Teamed up with Cara Kirkpatrick and Andrea Munroe, the three mothers started looking into launching a chapter in Truro. “Parker was really curious about what we did at our meetings and how everything…
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  • Civic Square to be completed by Remembrance Day
    Civic Square to be completed by Remembrance Day Construction on Truro’s new civic square project is expected to begin soon. Nearly $1.5 million will be spent developing a civic square on close to one hectare of land which includes the site of the former Truro library. On April 27, the project was boosted by $738,718 when the federal government announced it would be supporting it through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. Cumberland-Colchester MP Bill Casey made the announcement in Truro’s council chamber. With all the historic buildings surrounding the future civic square, he says it looks as though the plan has been in the works for 100 years.…
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  • NSCC staff step up in support of Truro Terry Fox Run
    When the Terry Fox Foundation put a call out for volunteers, Sheila Rafferty saw potential. As supervisor at the Sport and Wellness Centre at Truro’s Nova Scotia Community College, Rafferty believed getting involved with the annual fundraiser in support of cancer research was a good fit. “Thinking about what we do at the Sport and Wellness Centre, I thought this be would an easy thing we could get involved with,” said Rafferty. “We encourage community connections and service learning among our students so it ties in really well with what the Terry Fox Run is all about.” Rafferty, like so…
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  • Redcliff World Changers making a difference at home and abroad
    Redcliff World Changers making a difference at home and abroad A group of passionate students at Redcliff Middle School is leaving a footprint on the world. They call themselves the Redcliff World Changers, and already the group of close to 40 students have had an impact on countries such as Ghana and Nicaragua as well right here in their own backyard. The World Changers formed in 2015 after teachers Tammy Chitty and Steve Fultz spoke with several older students who were involved with the Free the Children organization and Me to We initiative. “We started asking ourselves whether the kids at Redcliff would be keen on doing something together,” said…
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  • Businesses must be prepared to meet new challenges
    By Sherry Martell - Executive Director   “It’s the old saying, fortune has a way of favouring people in the right place at the right time,” was a message John E. Peller recently shared with a crowd of more than 150 business people in Truro. Peller, president and CEO of Canada’s largest winery, Andrew Peller Limited, was this year’s guest speaker at the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner awards gala. He told the story of how in 1927 his grandfather Andrew Peller immigrated from Hungary to build a new life for his family in Canada, landing on…
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  • Waste management and litter: a shared responsibility
    By Andrew Lake - President   I was vacationing in Florida last month with my family.  We stayed in a vacation rental equipped with kitchenette so we could prepare some of our own meals.  We quickly learned after the first day, that recycling and managing waste were options not provided in the rental property. Habits die hard, so I purposely separated the recycled materials from the traditional waste using the two waste receptacles provided. By the end of the week our family had generated equal or slightly more bags of recycled products to waste. Unfortunately, the effort to source separate…
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  • Chamber network working to support regional Visitor Information Centres
    TRURO – Provincial Visitor Information Centre (VIC) funds for Colchester and Cumberland Counties could soon be administered through the local Chamber of Commerce network. The Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce has been selected as a partner with Tourism Nova Scotia to administer funds for this region previously managed by the now defunct Central Nova Tourist Association (CNTA). “Tourism is an important industry in Cumberland and Colchester counties,” said Andrew Lake, President of the Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce.  “The chambers of commerce and board of trade in these counties have many members with ties to the tourism industry.…
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  • Pure Sound Audio Systems perfecting sound in shops, restaurants
    Pure Sound Audio Systems perfecting sound in shops, restaurants By Heather Laura Clarke New Member Profile   Jason Stewart has been a DJ for nearly 20 years, but last January he decided to explore a different side of the audio-visual market. He opened Pure Sound Audio Systems in Truro Heights to focus on selling and installing sound, video and lighting equipment. Since most people had to travel to Halifax to find the products and services they needed, Stewart felt it was time Truro had a source for commercial and professional audio set-ups. Business has been brisk, as Stewart successfully negotiated contracts with companies out of Ontario to serve as…
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  • Explore your spirituality at Calling Corners New Age Boutique
    Explore your spirituality at Calling Corners New Age Boutique By Heather Laura Clarke New Member Profile     Sarah Coleman was going down the wrong spiritual path, and she knew it. The Truro native lived in Halifax for six years while working in the film industry and found herself wanting to return home. In what she describes as “a spiritual shift,” she decided it was time to open a metaphysical and spiritual shop where people could find the tools they needed to develop their own spirituality. She opened Calling Corners New Age Boutique on Esplanade Street a year ago and has been building up a loyal customer base ever…
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  • Artist encourages kids to explore their creativity
    Artist encourages kids to explore their creativity Quentin Syliboy’s voice is soft as he introduces himself to a Grade 2 class at Winding River Elementary School. He doesn’t need a big booming voice to quiet down the students because the stack of paintings next to him does all the talking for him. Syliboy is a Mi’kmaq artist who has been painting for approximately the last three years. As he holds up his first painting - a hummingbird – it’s greeted by oohs and ahhs from the students. It’s a reaction the shy artist still isn’t used to. “I still struggle with it at times, to be honest,”…
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