Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Nova Scotia Strong.

 Last April, a month after Covid-19 invaded our lives, a monster briefly walked among us in Nova Scotia, and took 22 innocent lives.

But that's not what this post is about.  This post is about how a province and a county responsed to that pointless tragedy

Nova Scotia tartan ribbons popped up all over.


Hearts appeared in windows and on home-made signs.

"Nova Scotia Strong" became an oft repeated phrase.


Tim Hortons a nation-wide coffee chain, as a fund raiser decided to sell a "Nova Scotia Strong" donuts. ALL proceeds would go to the Canadian Red Cross "Strong together Nova Scotia Fund", which would work to provide support to the individuals, families and communities impacted by the mass shooting with immediate and long-term needs.

Each of the 1400 nation wide stores was free to design its own version of the donut.  

I must confess that that week I went to Tim Hortons more often than usual and quickly learned that the N.S. Strong donuts were the first to sell out each day.  From Newfoundland to British Columbia everyone wanted to buy a Nova Scotia Strong donut.

In one week of sales, $1.4 was raised! 

  

Since then, bumper stickers started appearing on cars.  
Each time I see one of the stickers, I snap a photo.  How do you like my collection ?

  

  

  

  

  

   

  

  


So here we are moving into the second wave of Covid-19 and the TV show "The Fifth Estate" has done a special on that black day in April and how it was handled by the RCMP.

We are working consciously to remain a strong province.  We are hunkering down to protect ourselves and others from Covid-19.

And I wish to goodness we could hug each other. I miss hugging so much.   I know we will again one day.   But not today or tomorrow.

In the mean time we'll have to settle for just hugging each other in our hearts.

Stay strong and care for each other.








 





12 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! Stay safe. Maybe one day things will go back to "normal".

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    1. We know that they will get back to normal one day but we need to learn to live for today.

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  2. This whole year has required a lot of being strong! Let's hope for a better 2021 filled with lots of hugs and fun birthday celebrations :-)

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    1. I can't wait. Looking forward to hugging you.

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  3. Yes, an appalling incident. I hope the RCMP learns something from their inadequate response. You've put together a great tribute post to Nova Scotia Strong!

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  4. I just found out about how the RCMP launched an attack on one of their own officers and some other citizens, while missing the real criminal by 14 minutes. Yike!

    A virtual 'hug' for you, Sybil.

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    1. I actually hadn't heard that part of the tragic story. So sad.

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  5. Im currently learning Scottish Gaelic with the goal of hopefully moving to the Isle of Harris. Nova Scotia pops up quite a lot in the course. I will check this incident out. All the very best, Mark.

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    1. Oh what an exciting adventure for you. I used to follow the blog of a woman who lived on Stromness. I think her blog was called "Life on a small island". Please let me know as your move progresses. The awful incident was not something that had ever happened before in our lovely small province. Best wishes, Sybil

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    1. Can't wait to hug you once more. But even if we cannot hug I'd love to just walk a beach with you.

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