Nasty neighbour note didn’t stop Nova Scotia family from embracing ‘tacky’ Easter decor
Lori Perron was intrigued. A trip to the community post office box not far from her Peachtree Hill home in Halifax, N.S., typically yields a stack of bills, some coupons, junk mail and nothing more.
But on March 4 there was something more. Tucked amid the standard correspondence was a plain white envelope with “Home owner” typed across the front.
“I thought we must have won something,” Ms. Perron says. “It is pretty exciting whenever you get something in the mail that isn’t a bill.”
The excitement, alas, was fleeting, and it vanished altogether after the 45-year-old stay-at-home mom sat down on her front porch to read the envelope’s contents, a letter consisting of three sentences.
“Dear Home owners,” it reads.
“Before Easter comes the community asks that you do not demoralize our subdivision and street with yet again your very tacky decorations. Halloween and Christmas was enough.
“Perhaps you should consider that this area is a step above you.” The letter was signed: “A Concerned Neighbour.” (Devaan Ingraham for the National Post)
We stand on guard for… Iceland: Canada takes its turn defending only NATO country without an army
With no air force of its own, for the next five weeks the only thing guarding Iceland from air invasion will be a sextet of Canadian fighter planes.
In mid-March, six CF-18s and more than 160 Canadian Forces personnel bunked down at a Cold War-era base just outside Reykjavik to kick off Operation Ignition, a periodic mission in which Canada takes its turn defending the island nation, which is the only NATO member without a single soldier or pilot on the payroll.
Canadians will monitor radar, escort “unauthorized” aircraft out of Icelandic airspace and practice scrambling jets to “intercept and identify unknown airborne objects,” according to a statement by the Department of National Defense. (Cpl Pierre Habib/DND)