Talk:Truro, Nova Scotia

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No longer 'the Hub' - it is now 'the tree sculpture capital of Nova Scotia', to most residents' bane.

The sculpture in the picture no longer exists; there were too many complaints about its "suggestive" nature, ergo it was modified in 2004. (7 July 2006)

Demographics: surely there are other demographics other than skin colour which are available on Truro. Gabe 15:33, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

It's teeming with old people. They only come seem to come out during the week/daytime hours to avoid persecution from Truro punk kids. The rest of the time they hide in the sewer. or somewhere.

Is it still hub of Nova Scotia? The signs now say something along the lines of Wood Sculpture center of Nova Scotia... or something like that... I dunno, I don't go there often

That's true, the sign does now say something along the lines of that. And they do have a lot of wood sculptures Phred Levi 04:51, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Wood sculpture Capital of Nova Scotia! --Phred Levi 09:02, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Gay Pride Flag and Parade Issue[edit]

Gay Pride Flag Flapping --- Is this the page where I should raise the issue of the "current affairs" entry on the Truro, Nova Scotia page? Previously placed under "Town History" (???), an entry is made regarding the recent vote by town council to not fly the rainbow flag over town hall. When looking at other municipal pages on wikipedia, I see no precedent for such content. Nor does any other municipality/city/town have a running "current affairs" section. It would be quite reasonable to have this article placed on a page dealing with gay rights issues, etc, but not on a municipality's page. I don't know the protocol for dealing with this issue, only that I have been properly scolded for having deleted the politicizing content. It should be removed. I fear that if it is not moved, the current affairs may become a running blog of every current issue in Truro.Obi123 13:50, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

I think you have a point, and so does someone else, as the sub-section you mentioned has already been removed. It's certainly both a verifiable and notable occurrence, but I agree that it isn't particularly encyclopaedic, and five years from now I doubt it will be a noteworthy part of Truro's history. --PeruvianLlama(spit) 08:09, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
Like it or not, this issue was national news and has been revisited every year since in comparision with other municipalities who have no problem with this event. The controversy belongs in the "Other Facts" section as much as the other events or civic facts listed there. Lots of other Wikipedia entries on cities recognize past controversies or episodes of injustice.Letterofmarque (talk) 06:01, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
So far consensus here is pretty clear - the controversy is news, not encyclopedic content. WP:NOTNEWS applies here, I think. If other articles have similar episodes in them, I would argue they should be removed as well. WP:WAX explains the reasons that argument does not generally carry a lot of weight. If Bill Mills has an article, I think this would be relevant there, but consensus here is (and has been since 2007) that it is not relevant to the Town of Truro article. One person disagreeing does not make it so. Unless the general consensus on this talk page changes, the content should be left off. -Addionne (talk) 02:01, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:TruroCoatofArms.jpg[edit]

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