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$1,000 grant approved for women's curling team
TRURO - The Town of Truro is showing its support for a local curling rink preparing to head to Russia for the world senior women's curling championship.
The town approved a request for a $1,000 grant on Monday to the Colleen Pinkney rink. The team includes mate Wendy Currie, second Karen Hennigar, lead Susan Creelman, alternate Shelley MacNutt and coach Judy Burgess.
The team will be travelling to Chelyabinsk, Russia for the championship, which runs from April 16-24.
The money is coming from the town's general grant account, which staff advised $2,000 was still in before granting the request to the curling team.

Coun. MacArthur says amalgamation is not needed
TRURO - Colchester County does not need to be amalgamated to get things done, a Truro town councillor says.
Greg MacArthur said the recent federal announcement of civic centre funds is proof the region is successful by working together on behalf of the region's 50,000 residents.
"I don't think amalgamation is the key, but I think the fact is we all have to work together," he said.

Police hand out fewer winter parking ban tickets
TRURO - Fewer winter parking ban tickets were issued in Truro during a four-week period compared to the past year.
The Truro Police Service's report in this month's council report showed 160 parking tickets were issued from Dec. 21 to Jan. 25. For the same period last year there were 296.

Street in Truro's east end in need of repair, says councillor
TRURO - An east-end Truro street is in need of repairs, says a town councillor, and not because he lives on it.
Coun. Greg MacArthur raised concerns about the conditions of Burnyeat Street at council's meeting on Monday.
"It's too the point now that it's embarrassing," he said. "The street is a mess."
He said three times that he wasn't raising it just because he lives on the street.
MacArthur hopes there will be money to fix the problem in the coming budget year.

Organizations: Truro Town Council, Truro Police Service

Geographic location: TRURO, Russia, Colchester County Burnyeat Street

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  • Mark
    March 01, 2010 - 14:40

    While I agree with Coun. MacArthur that full amalgamation is not the route to take, there are good arguments for more cooperation and formal links within the greater Truro area (GTA).

  • Privatize
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    Provincial and municipal road crews should be completely privatized so that we stop money wasted paying full time crews to sit at coffee shops and garages. Salary and benefit Budgets could be spent on actual materials and labour that is contracted with performance clauses to ensure machine and labour hours are actually at work for the taxxpayers !!!!!!! There is no performance measurement nor accountability under current system to ensure taxpayers get value for money.

  • flogger
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    And a ton of other town streets aren't a mess?? Why are we not spending our precious town revenues (remember? ... the revenue from OUR property taxes?) on basic infrastructure? Infrastructure = basic services like water, sewer, fire, police, AND streets!! Putting a half inch of pavement here and there just masks the problem and is really an insult to taxpayer's intelligence when the 'newly' paved streets start breaking up in two years or less. Anyone notice how the paving surface is an inch below the level of the edge of the curb? Hmmm, maybe an extra inch of pavement was supposed to be in the specs.? Cut them corners now, 'ya hear?

  • Heck Ler
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    The town has not had a street built right since 1993 or 94 since Queen St was done and that was by an outside contractor. Back Then, town engineer Mike McGill told council his town crews could do a better job for less price. As I see by the condition of the streets and their inability to hold up since then, I'd say he didn't know what he was talking about. Thev town should get out of the business of building with their own crews. Too expensive, too slow, poor quality.........not better or less expensive, and NO ACCOUNTABILITY for the job gone bad..