The Grinch Who Turned Out the Pugwash Lights
The Grinch paid a visit to Pugwash last night, disrupting the lighted Christmas decorations on the bridge across the harbour.
A heartless thief made off with two extension cords that powered the new Christmas lights installed by the Pugwash Fire Department.
The decorative lights are the latest addition to the Christmas scene in the village. The local firefighters offered to install the lights for the village commission.
It proved to be one of those offers you cannot refuse and the village clerk was asked to purchase enough lights to cross the bridge.
When firefighters arrived to install the lights, the string came up short. A search of stores in Pugwash, Oxford, Wallace, Amherst, and Truro provided a few more but even then, only about three quarters across the span.
The lights were setup and the extension cords attached them to power at the end of the bridge where a heated wrap keeps the Pugwash water supply from freezing as its pipe runs under the bridge.
Only lit for a few days, theft of the extension cord plunged the decoration into darkness sometime last night.
Assistant Deputy Chief Robert Carter supervised the installation and was first to note the theft.
Carter purchased another five strings of lights, enough to complete the run across the bridge, and a team will re-install the lights with a new and much shorter extension.
Recognizing the Grinch may still be in the area, Carter says it will never be theft proof but, “We’ll make them have to work for it.”
Carter had a name for the thief but he said it is not appropriate for print here in our online community newspaper.
If you have any information about this theft, the community would appreciate you calling the Pugwash RCMP, after all, this is a crime against Christmas.
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