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It was 22C at 6:30 a.m. and today’s high is expected to be 28C (Humidex 36C), with a 60% chance of showers- possibly thundershowers, and a low around 19C tonight.

Tomorrow’s high is expected to be around 27C, with a 30% chance of showers – possibly thundershowers, and an overnight low of 14C.

Today’s stories

Truro girl swims the Northumberland Strait

Garnier must serve a minimum of 13.5 years

Truro Air Force vet fuming after vandals trash flagpole

Truro's Brian MacLeod remembered, as memorial tournament tees up this weekend

U18 Truro Bearcats open play Thursday at nationals in Fort McMurray

Truro Home Hardware Bearcats hand Sydney their first loss of season

Plenty of Pets

Bert is a 12-week-old kitten who would really love to get a family of his own.

He is one of several kittens available for adoption through the Colchester SPCA.

Drop by the shelter at 408 Industrial Avenue to meet them, or call 902-893-7968 for more information.

Tidal Bore Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 4:05 p.m. today.

Community Calendar

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15

Lunchtime Concert

AUG. 15 – Free Summer Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts in Memorial Hall of First United Church, 12:15 p.m.; bring a lunch; the Hartley Family in Concert.

Dance

AUG. 15 – Dance in Salmon River fire hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others; shared lunch.

Al-Anon meeting

AUG. 15 – Weekly Al-Anon meeting, Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m. at Douglas St. Rec Centre.

Card Parties

AUG. 15 – Card parties, every Wednesday at 7 p.m., Warwick Mountain rec Club; $3 admission; 50/50; shared lunch; travelling prize; highest in men and women.

Music Jam

AUG. 15 – Butch's Wednesday night jam.

Lead With Your Heart

AUG. 15 – Lead With Your Heart presents guest speaker Liz McKay from Truro's Sexual Assault Centre, 7 p.m., First United Memorial Hall; discussion to follow; all are welcome.

THURSDAY, AUG. 16

Crafts Day

AUG. 16 – Little White Schoolhouse Museum is holding crafts Thursdays, 2 p.m. during the summer, at 20 Arthur St.; admission by donation; children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

Spiritual Group

AUG. 16 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday at 7 p.m., Douglas Street school room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Canasta

August 16 – Thursday, 1-3 p.m.; Come and learn the game. $2 fee, or free to members. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro. All players welcome.

Bingo

AUG. 16 – Bingo every Thursday night at 7 p.m., Wentworth Rec Centre; Jackpot; toonie number; specials; and regular games.

FRIDAY, AUG. 17

Quilt Show

AUG. 17-18 – St. David’s Quilt and Hooked Rug Sale, Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., St. David’s United Church; lower level Blueberry Tea Room; admission $5.

SATURDAY, AUG. 18

Making Soap

AUG. 18-19 – Soap-making workshops at Sutherland Steam Mill Museum. For details or to book a spot contact Guy Rochon at 902-809-7137, or email BlueCabinSoap@gmail.com.

Supper

AUG. 18 – Malagash Museum Supper, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Malagash Mine Hall, 1926 North Shore Road. Adults $12; under-12, $6; preschoolers free; casseroles, beans, salads, etc. Malagash Museum 902-257-2407.

Pancake Breakfast

AUG. 18 – Blueberry Festival Pancake Breakfast at Slate Youth Centre 883 Prince Street, Truro 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Pancakes with wild blueberry sauce, sausages, beans.

$8.50 regular/$6.50 small.

Coffee House

AUG. 18 - Gospel Coffee House, at Christian Fellowship Center, 1533 Plains Rd. Debert, 7 p.m.; local talent, free will offering.

90’s Party

AUG 18 – 90’S Party, Debert Legion, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m., hosted by DJ Brandon Walsh and Kassandra Victoria Weatherbey; $10 at the door.

Festival Fun

AUG. 18 – Blueberry Festival Fun, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wentworth Recreation Centre; pancake breakfast, hiking, biking, motorcycling, bouncy houses, barbecue, and music by Chelsea Atkinson. $5 entry; food extra.

Queen of Hearts

AUG. 18 – Tatmagouche Legion and North Shore Rec Centre, Queen of Hearts draw, 2 to 4 p.m.; held at the Legion; jackpot appro. $8,300. with 12 cards remaining; everyone welcome.

SUNDAY, AUG. 19

Jamboree

AUG. 19 – Jamboree, Warwick Mountain Rec Club, 554Warwick Mountain Road 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Featuring Wayne Elliott and. Friends; Beth Terry Family; Bob Adshade; admission $5; lunch provided.

Chicken Barbecue

AUG. 19 –River John Volunteer Fire Department Annual Chicken BBQ, noon until sold out; $12 Large (1/2 Chicken); $9 Small (1/4 Chicken).

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