Nova Scotia

Truro statue undergoes corrective surgery

A 12-metre-tall statue along Highway 102 has lost a questionable appendage.

A 12-metre-tall statue along Highway 102 has lost a questionable appendage.

The statue of Glooscap, the Mi'kmaq god of creation, was erected at the Truro Power Centre earlier this year.

It was designed to be the focal point of an interpretive centre that's now under construction, and draw visitors in to learn about the history and culture of the Mi'kmaq people.

But after the statue was constructed, the designers became aware of a problem. When the statue was viewed from a nearby overpass, Glooscap appeared to have an appendage protruding from his mid-region.

"I can't really say it," laughs Kevin Baker, vice-president of the company that constructed the statue.

"Anyway, the arm has been removed. We are going to rotate the arm at the shoulder and we're going to straighten out his arm at the elbow so that the arm now is hidden behind his leg in a different position, just so it can't be mistaken as another part of his anatomy."

Baker says his company expects to complete Glooscap's alterations next week.