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Colchester - There's a mix of weather for a weekend with lots going on


The weekend’s almost here and there’s a little bit of everything in the forecast.

It was 2 C at 6:30 a.m. this morning and it’s expected to go up to 8 C during the day, with a mix of sun and cloud. Tonight’s low is -1 C.

Saturday is expected to be about 6 C, with a 60% chance of rain, dropping to -3 C, with flurries, overnight.

It’ll be warmer Sunday, with a high around12 C and lots of sun, dropping to 2 C at night.


Plenty of Pets

Chopper is a rather timid young cat who needs a home that will gently get him used to things.

Chopper is a six-month-old neutered male with beautiful markings and very soft, medium length hair. He can be seen at the Colchester SPCA.

Fuel prices:

It’s good news if you’re driving; the cost of filling your tank went down a little overnight.

Gasoline went down 2.3 cents to a new price of $1.13.7 per litre..

Diesel went down 1.6 cents and is $1.04.5 per litre this week.


Today’s news includes:

VIDEO: Mama Porc recovering at Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

West African drumming workshop hosted in Truro

Firefighters battle blaze and crowds, saving nearby properties, during Yarmouth fire

Float tank relieves pain for Truro woman

Missing dog from accident on Trans-Canada Highway found


Tidal bore times:

Friday: 9:18 p.m.

Saturday: 9:39 a.m. and 10:05 p.m.

Sunday: 10:26 a.m. and 10:48 p.m.



Things to do this weekend:

Saturday - Celebration of Earth Day - Truro Civic Square

Pick-up: from 9:30-10:30 a.m., gather friends and family for litter pick-up - sign up on Eventbrite Earth Day

Lighten up: ways to live more lightly and compassionately at the Civic Square with speakers and signing of Proclamation by the Mayros and music from 11 - 11:30 a.m., and eco-activities for all ages from 11:30 - 12:30. 

Eat up: stop in for lunch at the Truro Farmers' Market Cooperative before joining a Walk About offered at 12 or 12:30. 

Register for one of the walks or for the litter pick-up info can be found on Living Earth Council Facebook .

Saturday - 11 a.m.-5 p.m., video games, board games, cards games and Pokemon matches at the Colchester Legion Stadium. Fundraiser for Wayward Cats.

Saturday – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. – used book sale at the Colchester Historeum

Saturday – 2-3 p.m. – Ted Talks videos and discussion at the Truro Library

Saturday – noon-1 p.m. Yoga with Dogs at Body Solace Studio – By donation with proceeds going to ElderDog Canada Central Nova Pawd

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