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)
‘Some people give us Cape Bretoners a bad name’: The smoking MacNeils earn hamlet of Mabou a new claim to fame
Before the Second World War, Mabou, Cape Breton, was known mostly for coal mining. More recently, it was celebrated as the home of the Rankin Family, the popular Celtic pop band.
This week, the hamlet of about 1,000 has a fresh claim to fame: The smoking MacNeils.
On Friday a Sunwing flight to the Dominican Republic was forced to land in Bermuda, and three MacNeils arrested. David MacNeil Sr., 54, Darlene MacNeil, 52 and David MacNeil Jr., 22, allegedly tried to smoke on the plane, and then refused to cooperate with the flight staff. An entire planeload of vacationers spent a day dealing with the fallout.
The MacNeils, now banned from Sunwing, were to fly home Tuesday night, but their story already had an uninterrupted flight home.
Nova Scotia parlour ordered to pay nearly $9,000 for tattoo typo
Marie Huckle wanted to get a lasting tribute to a recently deceased friend, and decided to tattoo a phrase that held special meaning, signalling they would one day meet again.
Instead, the tattoo artist left out a letter, and she ended up with “See You at the Cossroads” on her ribcage.
“This had been a traumatic experience, and it’s embarrassing … I just don’t want it any more,” said Ms. Huckle, 23, who has spent many painful hours under a laser trying to erase the botched memorial.
A Nova Scotia small claims court has sided with the Dartmouth, N.S., woman, and ordered Newcombe’s Ink tattoo parlour to pay her nearly $9,000. (Photos: Power/William Power; Courtesy Marie Huckle)