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Page 31 - Mary MacMillan at Ben Eoin

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1985/6/1 (298 reads)

Mary MacMillan CONTINUED FROM INSIDE FRONT COVER could not afford • the bear was taking them. So anyway, all the good people got togeth? er out there. They had no guns--they were too poor at this time--lucky to have a bite to eat. So there was a Ronald MacDon? ald fellow that said, in a group of them one day, he says, "I'm going to walk to Grand River, and I know a man that has a muzzleloader out there"--that's a double- barrelled gun. "And if you fellows, now," he said, "will make a corral for the sheep, right here,sand put all the sheep into it, I'll be home at dark from Grand River." He was back at dusk, and he had the muzzle- loader. And a.nyjay, all they had then was log cabins. They had moss, which they had put between the logs to keep the cold out. So this MacDonald man, "Okay," he said-- the house was full of all the neighbours, and the sheep were out in the corral. There wa.s a beautiful moon came over the sky. And Mr. Bear came, as the moon came out, and he was looking in. Looking for the pack of sheep, to go in and kill. Well, I guess the sheep got scared. And he said, "Everybody keep quiet." And he had the gun between the logs. And Mr. Bear was looking for the fattest one. So when he was about ready to jump in, this MacDonald fellow shot him. He knocked him down, and he told everybody, "Be careful, perhaps he's not dead. And if he's not dead, he'll jump and he'll kill us all." So they all went out. FllUi:! The number of forest fires in Cape Breton is increas? ing. Last year between April and October, 50 were re? ported. Fortunately, fast action by Lands and Forests crews and volunteer fire? fighters put them out befor'' they did do much damage. Because even a small brush fire can get out of control and ignite nearby trees in seconds, early detection is essential. If you see a fire in or near the woods, contact your local Lands and Forests office or Sub-Ranger immediately. If there is no answer, call Zenith 40000. WHERE TO REACH US VICTORIA COUNTY INVERNESS COUNTY RICHMOND COUNTY CAPE BRETON COUNTY Lands & Forests Provincial Building *Baddeck Lands & Forests Baddeck Depot Shore Road Sub-Rangers George Cheverie Baddeck Ronald MacDonald lona Douglas W. Jackson Ingonish Jack MacDonald Tarbot Al lister N. Maclnnis Englishtown John A. Curtis Bay St. Lawrence 295-2554 or 295-2771 295-2300 295-2177 622-2403 285-2502 929-2781 929-2347 383-2293 Lands & Forests Office Whycocomagh Offi ce Margaree Sub-Rangers Martin Burns Margaree Harbour Clovis Chaisson Grand Etang Andrew Timmons Pleasant Bay Kenny Maclnnis Orangedale Martin Cameron Margaree Forks Harold MacDonald Mabou Harbour 756-2339 or 756-2298 248-2029 235-2235 224-2695 224-2075 756-2370 248-2455 945-2683 Lands & Forests Provincial Building *St. Peters 535-2032 Sub-Rangers Glen Diggdon West Arichat 226-2278 Thomas Matthews Grand Anse 345-2944 Roger MacLeod Grand River 587-2871 Dan Norman MacLeod Stirling 884-2794 Donald MacLeod Loch Lomond 587-2288 *for Permits Prior to 5 p.m. AND DON'T F Lands & Forests Depot 564-6389 & Forest Station or *Coxheath 564-8387 Sub-Ranker Main-a-Dieu & area: Roy Perry Little Lorraine 733-2664 *for Industrial Permits, or Permits Prior to 5 p.m. OR It no answer at Lands & Forests or Sub-Rangers, all areas call: ZENITH 40000 OET *for Industrial Permits DO YOUR PART PREVENT FOREST FIRES Nova Scotia liC Department of Lands and Forests ... that Burning Permits are required under the Lands & Forests Act. No person shall make, kindle or start a fire on land within a wood, forest or forest area, or within one thousand feet of same without such a permit" between April 1st and October 15th in the counties of Queens, Shelburne, Yarmouth, Digby, and Annapolis, and in all other counties between April 15th and October 15th. Failure to comply may result in a fine of up to $200. Burning Permits are available from all locations listed above. See * for Industrial Permits and for Permits Prior to 5 p.m. (31)
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