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Colchester: A big tree, an energetic dog & a trip underground

Joey
Joey - Contributed

A snowfall warning has been issued, with a possibility of more than 20 cm falling over high terrain, including the Cobequid Pass and Mount Thom.

It was -6C at 6:30 a.m. and today’s high is expected to be 2C, with snow-at times heavy and mixed with ice pellets, today, and a temperature of 1C tonight.

Saturday is expected to be 1C, with a chance of flurries, dropping to -5C during the night.

Sunday will be around 1C, with sunshine, and an overnight low around -9C.

Today’s stories

Tours of Debert bunker being offered

Parrsboro driver brings Boston's Christmas tree to Truro

Agricultural product drop-off held in Upper Onslow

Plenty of Pets

Joey is a one-year-old German shepherd-collie mix who weighs 58 pounds.

He’s a little nervous when he first meets people, but warms up fast.

He loves to play with toys and go for walks, but needs more leash training. He gets along with other dogs and tolerates cats in the house, but will chase them when outdoors.

Joey is house trained and doesn’t mind being home alone for a while. He’s a high energy dog so he needs to be with someone who likes to get out.

He’s neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and microchipped, and he comes with 30 days of free pet insurance, courtesy of 24Pet Watch. His adoption fee is $350.

For more information on Joey, visit the Coastal K9 Rescue Society’s website or Facebook page or email info@coastalk9.ca

Cancellations

There are a few places closed today. This includes Colchester Christian Academy, École acadienne de Truro, and the Truro campus of the NSCC.

Tidal bore times:

The tidal bore will be coming in at 7:06 p.m. today

Saturday: 7:38 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Sunday: 8:27 a.m. and 8:51 p.m.

Fuel prices:

Fuel prices went down again overnight.

Gasoline decreased by 3.2 cents, and is now $1.07.1 per litre.

Diesel is down 3.3 cents, and is $1.24.9 per litre.

Community Calendar

FRIDAY, NOV. 16

Seniors Old-Time Dance

NOV. 16 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre, 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, door prize. Sponsored by Y Seniors Group. Age 50 and older welcome. Admission – $6.

Friday Night Supper

NOV. 16 – Debert Legion, 4:30-6 p.m. Pan-fried haddock, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults – $10; under-10 – $5. Takeouts available. Wheelchair accessible.

Mixed Darts

Nov. 16 – Debert Legion Mixed darts 7:30 p.m. $2 to play. Everyone welcome.

Turkey Dinner

Nov. 16 – Turkey dinner at Truro Legion, 5 to 7 p.m.; music by Alycia Putnam. $12 or 12-and-under $6.

Friday Pub Night
NOV. 16 – Truro Legion Lounge, 7 to 10 p.m.; Music by Over the Influence; $5 cover; everyone welcome.

SATURDAY, NOV. 17

Tea and Crafts

NOV. 17 – Annual Christmas Salad Tea and Pantry and Craft Sale, Trinity United Church, 415 Onslow Rd., Upper Onslow, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $8 for Salad Tea; wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by UCW.

Dance

NOV. 17 – Upper Musquodoboit Community Hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Perfect Time. Shared lunch.

Christmas Tea

NOV. 17 – Christmas Tea and Sale at Brunswick Street United Church, 2 - 4 p.m. Freewill offering for the buffet tea. Sale tables include baking, jam baskets, knitting, sewing, candy and floral arrangements.

Cribbage

Nov. 17 – Crib every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors 21 Palmer Street.

Coffee House

NOV. 17 – Country Gospel Coffee House, 1533 Plain Rd. Debert, Christian Fellowship Centre, 7 p.m.; shared lunch, freewill offering; local talent.

Craft Sale

Nov. 17 – Craft sale at the Middle Stewiacke Rec. Centre from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2395 Hwy 289. Lunch available. Admission $2. Proceeds for the Middle Stewiacke Rec. Centre.

Bake Sale

Nov. 17 – Bake Sale, Truro Mall. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 26

Ladies Auxiliary Christmas basket tickets available.

Dance

NOV. 17 – Frank Lowe and Side Kixx, at Royal Canadian Legion, 42 Brunswick Street, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission $8.

Parade Hot Chocolate

NOV. 17 – D&D Bookkeeping Inc.'s annual hot chocolate give away for the Truro Christmas Parade will be hosted for the duration of the parade.

Guitar Club

NOV. 17 – Guitar finger-picking club, 2 to 4 p.m.; all styles and skill levels welcome; N.S. Ex grounds, MacMillan Center, 73 Ryland Ave., Bible Hill. Info: 902-305-4272.

Chowder Luncheon

NOV. 17 – Chowder luncheon, Economy Recreation Centre, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults $8; children under 12 $4. Fish or Corn Chowder, dessert, tea/coffee; bake table.

Tea and Sale

NOV. 17 – St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Lower Truro Rd. Tea and Sale2 to 3:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

SUNDAY, NOV. 18

Jamboree

NOV. 18 – Warwick Mountain Rec Club 6:30-9 p.m., $5 admission, 50/50 draw, door prize, lunch provided. Featuring: Wayne Elliott & Friends; Nick Shaw; John. & Joyce Willems. Last one for 2018.

Breakfast/Brunch

NOV. 18 – Tatamagouche Legion; ham, bacon, eggs, fruit cup, etc. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome; $7 and $4 for 12-and-under; wheelchair accessible; takeouts available.

MONDAY, NOV. 19

Meditation

NOV. 19 – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., NSCC Mindfulness Centre, Truro. Free meditation group for relaxation and mindfulness. mmtruro@gmail.com

Cards

NOV. 19 – 45's every Monday evening at 7 P.M. at the Good Neighbors Club 21 Palmer Street.

TUESDAY, NOV. 20

Film Group

NOV. 20 – 10:30 a.m. at First United Church Parlour. “The Martian”; short discussion to follow.

Dance

NOV. 20 – The Goodtime Seniors Club dances are every Tuesday from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. at Truro Legion, Brunswick Street. Shared lunch, 50/50, admission $7. New folks welcome.

Al-Anon Meets

NOV. 20 – Truro Al-Anon meets Tuesdays, 8 p.m., at Good Neighbor's Club, 21 Palmer St. For more info, call Lois 902-890-1518.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21

NOV. 21 – Cobequid Al-Anon meeting, Wednesday evenings at Douglas St. Rec Centre, 7-8 p.m.

Butch’s Jam

NOV. 21 – Come join the fun, Horseman's Club starts at 6:30 p.m.

Dance

NOV. 21 – Dance at Salmon River Fire Hall. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

Coffee House

NOV. 21 – “Christmas in November!” Coffee House at Zion United Baptist Church, 454 Prince St. 1 to 3 p.m.; fun, good music by Bill Hill and the band; refreshments.

Open Discussion

Nov. 21 – Lead With Your Heart, 7 p.m., First United Memorial Hall; An Open Discussion on Suicide. Come, share your experience, wisdom, as we support one another on this journey.

THURSDAY, NOV. 22

Card Party

NOV. 22 – Auction 45 Card party every Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. beginning at Bible Hill Fire Hall; sponsored by St. David's United Church. $5 charge with cash prizes, light snack.

Canasta

November 22 – 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.


Book Launch
NOV. 22 – 7:30 p.m. Benoit Lalonde will present his book Waterfalls of Nova Scotia. The work contains information about 100 of the province’s best waterfalls. Free admission, all welcome. Colchester Historeum.

Bingo

NOV. 22 – Bingo every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at The Good Neighbors Club 21 Palmer Street.

Spiritual Group

NOV. 22 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday 7 p.m. Douglas Street school room 12. 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Chase the Ace

Nov. 22 – Debert Legion Tri Service Chase the Ace Draw 8:15 p.m.; doors open 6:30 p.m. Tickets $3 each at venues in Debert, Truro, Bible Hill, Hilden, and Millbrook.

FRIDAY, NOV. 23

Christmas Tea

NOV. 23 – Wynn Park Villa Christmas Tea and Sale, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Admission: $5; 32 Windsor Way, Truro; crafts, baked goods, prizes; everyone welcome.

Seniors Old-Time Dance

NOV. 23 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre, 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, door prize. Sponsored by Y Seniors Group. Age 50 and older welcome. Admission – $6.

Supper

Nov. 23 – Debert Legion Friday Night Supper 4:30-6 p.m. Chicken, vegetables, desserts, tea/coffee. Adults $10; under-10 $5. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessible.

Ten Thousand Villages

NOV. 23-24 – Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale, Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Immanuel Baptist Church, 295 Young St, Truro. Info: 902-893-4197.

SATURDAY, NOV. 24

Anniversary

Nov. 24 – 30th anniversary of Colchester Trefoil Guild, 2 to 4 p.m., Cobequid Fire Hall, 3830 Hwy 236. Light refreshments. RSVP to Ethel MacLaughlin at 902-895-8582.

Turkey Supper

NOV. 24 – Turkey Supper, 4-6 p.m., St. James United Church, 8747 Highway 224, Upper Musquodoboit. Tickets at door $12 adults; $6 ages 6-12; preschoolers free. Wheelchair access.

Cribbage

Nov. 24 – Crib every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors 21 Palmer Street.

Luncheon

NOV. 24 – Christmas Luncheon, Craft, Bake and Yard Sale, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; free admission; door prize. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Adults: $6; Children under 10: $5; 169 Glenwood Dr., Truro.

Cribbage

Nov. 24 – Cribbage Tournament; Colchester Legion, Branch 26 Lounge, 1 p.m.; $22 per team; two 50/50 draws; food/bar service available; everyone welcome.

Coffee Party

NOV. 24 – Christmas Coffee Party, 10 a.m. to noon, St. Andrew’s United Church, Truro. Cost $8. Bake Sale and Silent Auction; proceeds for the work of the UCW.

Marionettes

NOV. 24 – Maritime Marionettes of Truro will be performing “The Nativity” four times between 10 a.m.  and noon at St. Andrew’s United Church, Truro. Suggested donation $5.

Tea and Sale

NOV. 24 – Truro Salvation Army Ladies Ministry Tea, 2 to 4 p.m.; bake goods, crafts, silent auction; new bridal wedding dresses donated by Moments Bridal Shop. Tickets $10.

SUNDAY, NOV. 25

Celebration Service

NOV. 25 – Nazarene Church Celebration Service, 6:30 p.m. “Firebranded” in concert; freewill offering; shared lunch to follow.

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