Worldwide 200th anniversary celebration goes online

To the Editor: This April, while respecting social-distancing measures, local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , along with 16 million members worldwide, will celebrate online the 200th anniversary of a pivotal moment in their history: the First Vision of the prophet Joseph Smith. The restored religious tradition born from this...

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Seeking info on former resident

To the Editor: My name is Richard Baldwin and my wife’s grandfather came from England on a boat as a very young boy; born 1899, and stayed with a family, I believe named MacQueen, from 1911 to 1919 as a indentured servant. He was sent over to Nova Scotia through the Middlemore Children Home. Believed...

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Commendation to fire departments

To the Editor: Garth and I live at 57 Denoon Street and as such, had a front row view of the fire. Having grown up in town and having seen tremendous losses by fires, I was probably not as calm as I should have been. Having said that, I was totally impressed with how the...

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Follow directives to avoid spreading COVID-19

To the Editor: Corona COVID-19 is a zoonotic infection that is new and little is known about it. I have spoken with many including nurses about zoonotic diseases and have found few who know what zoonotic means. Zoonotic means a disease that normally exists in animals then can be transmitted from animals to humans and...

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Breathe deep and enjoy nature

Editor’s Note: This letter was written before the closure of public places) To the Editor: I was out for a walk with Billy, my Aussie shepherd, today on the Jitney (Great or Trans Canada) Trail and I can honestly say it was perfect. Anyway, hiking is now probably the very best way to deal with...

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Nova Scotians must accept dramatic changes to maximize the safety of its people

An open letter to Nova Scotians: We are in stressful times. COVID-19 has all Nova Scotians concerned. I am sure no one feels the stress more than our premier and chief medical officer. I personally want to thank both of them, and all health care professionals, who are working tirelessly to keep us safe. Good...

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Gold essential, creating jobs

To the Editor: Gold is an essential material that we all use every day. It’s in all electronics. It’s used to treat cancer and HIV. It’s in pacemakers, heart stents and other medical equipment. We need it. Gold mining is creating jobs for Nova Scotians, especially in rural areas. About 300 people work at the...

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Encouragement for women to put their names on an election ballot

To the Editor: As Canadians from coast to coast celebrate and recognize International Women’s Day, you might see the hashtag #BecauseOfYou appear on social media. It’s a fitting theme, and as a Progressive Conservative, one that encourages us to highlight the trailblazing women who have shaped not only our party, but our province. I often...

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Feeding deer in town has consequences

To the Editor: Think back some 10 to 15 years ago we did not have town deer. Deer travel about and there are now more deer in town than in the forested areas of our province. There are people in town who feed the deer which encourages them to return. There are now multi-generations of...

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Reader questions proposed pellet plant

To the Editor: We read often recently about a “savior” foreign company dangling millions of dollars to build a plant in Trenton that manufactures a blackened compressed wood pellet fuel that is exported to fuel in electric power plants in place of coal. Much caution is needed about this. For the last 52 years we...

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