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Freddy - Contributed

It was 17C at 6:30 a.m. and today’s high is expected to be 24C, with clearing skies, and a low of 13C tonight.

Tomorrow’s high will be around 28C, with sunshine, and an overnight low of 15C.

It looks like Saturday will have a mix of sun and cloud, with possible showers on Sunday.

Today’s stories

RiverWords festival bringing poetry and music to Truro's Riverfront Park

The Vapour Trail opens in Bible Hill and Amherst

Ducks Unlimited launching new program in Shubenacadie this weekend

Maitland woman battling cancer thrilled by community support

Plenty of Pets

Freddy is a Lab/Pitbull mix who loves to snuggle.

He loves being outside and going for walks, and will go to his bed when told. He’s house trained, about two years old and weighs 65 pounds.

He gets along with other dogs, but isn’t used to being around cats.

Freddy is neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and microchipped, and he comes with 30-days of free pet insurance, courtesy of 24PetWatch.

If you think Freddy could be the right addition to your family, contact Coastal K9 Rescue through the website or Facebook or email

Tidal Bore Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 6:32 p.m. today.

Community Calendar


Crafts Day

JULY 19 – 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

JULY 19 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday at 7 p.m., Douglas Street school room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.


JULY19 – Bingo every Thursday night 7 p.m., Wentworth Recreation Centre. Regular games; specials; jackpot.


July 19 – Thursday, 1-3 pm; Come and learn the game. $2 fee, or free to members. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro. All players welcome.


Pub Night

JULY 20 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, 7-10 p.m.; $5 per person. Everyone welcome.


Seafood Chowder

JULY 21 - Wallace Community Centre 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; with biscuits, salads, etc. Adults $15; children 12-and-under $7.50; proceeds to the Wallace United Church.

Lobster Supper

JULY 21 – River John Volunteer Fire Department Annual Lobster Dinner at the fire hall, starting noon until sold out; adults: $20; children: $15; ham alternative available.

Seafood Chowder

JULY 21 - Wallace Community Centre 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; with biscuits, salads, desserts, etc. adults $15; children 12 and under $7.50; proceeds to Wallace United Church.

Coffee House

JULY 21 – Gospel Coffee House, 7 p.m., Christian Fellowship Center, 1533 Plains Rd. Debert; local talent; shared lunch; freewill offering.

Poetry and Music

JULY 21 – RiverWords: Poetry and Music Festival, 7 p.m., Riverfront Park. Poets: Cory Lavender and Margo Wheaton. Musicians: Clare Maguire, JJ Roots, and Lynda Maxwell; free admission. Info: Chad at namronskichacha@gmail.

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