Waterville community notes Feb. 27

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Three Kings County councillors – Deputy Warden Brian Hirtle, Dale Lloyd and Bob Best – attended a regular meeting of the Cornwallis Village commission recently to share what the county is proposing as a new fire tax replacing the old system, where villages make their own.

One fast-talking representative, Brian Deslodges, spoke for 15 or 20 minutes. He could have said it in two dozen words. He made me suspicious of what will take place. It is supposed to help a couple of villages struggling to have better equipment for fire protection, but there must be a better way.

The county has hundreds of men and women volunteering to fight fires. It’s their very source of income. Don’t mess it up. You might end up with a much heavier bill if you lose your volunteers. The county should be more specific and tell us what he is up to.

There will be a pancake supper March 2, 4:30-6 p.m., at Trinity United Church, Waterville. Cost is freewill offering for church upkeep.

On Feb. 22, around 1 a.m., rumbles of thunder could be heard. I was expecting a few big bangs and I was prepared to rise and dress for outdoors. In my early firefighting days, when that happened, surely there would be a major fire. Lightening striking a barn happened all too often.

The winter Olympics in Sochi has been very exciting. I was impressed by women’s hockey and curling. The medal count is just great. 

Organizations: Cornwallis Village commission, Trinity United Church

Geographic location: Sochi

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