Nova Scotia Power opens Emergency Operation Centre in preparation for storm

Nova Scotia Power is activating its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at noon today (February 6) in advance of a winter storm forecasted to bring mixed precipitation and icy conditions to the province. Present forecasts are calling for snow then rain and freezing precipitation, beginning overnight Thursday and throughout the day Friday. “We are keeping a […]

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The storm of 1957

It was a beautiful sunny plus 75 degree fall day on September 25 1957. Herring fishing had been underway since August 19th. There were a few fishermen from the mainland and probably about eight-island fisherman including my father who had been setting their nets around Pictou Island. Melvin MacDonald, Arnold MacMillan, Harold Bennett, Duncan, Lauchie, […]

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Twin Turple brothers built boats

I have taken much pride in sharing information about the various boats my father had built and raced during his lifetime. My father, however, was not the only Turple to build boats. Boat building was in the Turple blood for many years. I have done research as far back as possible and have discovered that […]

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