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Colchester: A game, an explosion, pot and pets

Lola - Contributed

It was 6C at 6:30 a.m. and the temperature is expected to reach 13C during the day, with rain, going up to about 15C tonight. There could be thundershowers late tonight.

Tomorrow’s high is expected to be 14C, with rain, and an overnight low of 6C.

Today’s stories

Man who jumped into Salmon River to evade police has been charged

Bible Hill man amazed by the popularity of his NES game

Truro vet sees the good and the bad when it comes to pot and pets

Top blows off concrete silo, flies about 250 metres before crashing in Burnside

Missing Pet

Lola is a four-year-old Yorkie-Chihuahua mix who went missing from her home in the Central West River/Durham area of Pictou County.

She went missing Sunday afternoon and was not wearing a collar at the time.

If you see Lola, please help her get back home, to 447 Highway 376, by calling Brenda at 902-262-2004.

Tidal Bore Times

The tide will be coming in at 10:47 a.m. and 11:16 p.m. today

Community Calendar


Retired Teachers Meeting

NOV. 6 – Colchester East Hants Retired Teachers Organization meeting, Truro Fire Hall, 10:30 a.m.


NOV. 6 – 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. 6 – Truro Al-Anon meets Tuesdays, 8 p.m., at Good Neighbor's Club, 21 Palmer St. For more info, call Lois 902-890-1518.


Al-Anon Meeting

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

Self-Care Class

NOV. 7 – Lead With Your Heart’s Transformational Self-Care Class with Valerie Hollingsworth. First United Church Memorial Hall, corner of Queen and Lorne streets, 7 p.m. $5 drop-in fee. Everyone welcome.

Butch’s Jam

NOV. 7 – Come join the fun, Horseman's Club starts at 6:30 p.m.


NOV. 7 – Dance at Salmon River Fire Hall. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.


Card Party

NOV. 8 – 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.


NOV. 8 – Truro CWC/RSVP Breakfast 9:30-11:30 a.m., Bible Hill Fire Hall. Feature: Terry Farrell, Truro Legion. Speaker: Janice Guinan. Music: Connie Stewart. $5. Ladies/Gentlemen welcome. Call 902-897-0884 or 902-895-0136 or


November 8 – 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.


NOV. 8 – Bingo every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at The Good Neighbors Club 21 Palmer Street.

Spiritual Group

NOV. 8 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday 7 p.m. Douglas Street school room 12. 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Art Exhibit

NOV. 8 – The Ice House Gallery: Open House Exhibit, art work of North Shore Artists, continues to Dec.15, Sat. 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Sun. 1-3p.m., by appointment, Toni 902-756-0408, Anne 902-657-2214, 31 Creamery Road, Tatamagouche.


Old-Time Dance

NOV. 9 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre, 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, door prize. Sponsored by Y Seniors Group. Age 50 and older welcome. Admission – $6.

Coffee House

NOV. 9 – Musical Coffee House, 7 – 9 p.m., at St. Andrew’s United Church, Truro, featuring Chella and Ken Henderson, Ron and Anne Fougere, singing and playing popular songs; snacks,beverages provided. Free will offering.



NOV. 10 – Full Country Breakfast, St. Andrews United Church, Elderbank, 7 to 10 a.m.; buffet style breakfast; Adults $10; Children 6-12 $5; 5-and-under free.

Cribbage tournament

NOV. 10 – West St. Andrews Community Hall, $22 per team, 1 p.m. Two 50-50 draws.


NOV. 10 – An Evening of Country and Gospel Music with Wendell Ross and Harmony Ridge, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at McCulloch United church (corner of Harmony and Camden Roads) Light lunch; goodwill offering.


Nov. 10 – Crib every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors 21 Palmer Street.

Coffee House

NOV. 10 – Nazarene Church Gospel Coffee House at 6:30 p.m. Freedom Rd., Wally Clark, Bruce Jennings, Al & Susan; freewill offering; shared lunch.

Queen of Hearts

NOV. 10 – Tatamagouche Legion and North Shore Rec Centres Queen of Hearts Saturdays at the Legion. Tickets $2 sold through week, and Saturday at the Legion, 2 to 4 p.m. Draw time 4:15 p.m.


Remembrance Service

NOV. 11 – Cobequid Veterans Memorial Park in Bass River Remembrance Day service, marking 100 years since end of WWI. Starts 10:45 a.m. Reception follows at local school.  Information: Heather at 902-647-2895.

Remembrance Day Supper

NOV. 11 – Debert Legion. Roast beef, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. $10; 10-under – $5. Please be seated by 4:15 p.m.


NOV. 11 – Roast pork supper, Four Points Rec Centre, Latties Brook, Rte 236, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Adults $12; children $6.

Remembrance Service

NOV. 11 – Colchester Branch 26 Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph at 11 a.m. Form up for anyone in the parade will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Old Fire Hall on Young St. Roast Beef available at the Legion at 1 p.m. Tickets $10 at door.

  1. Day
    NOV. 11 – 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Exhibits will be open for viewing. Free admission, all welcome. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro.

Remembrance Parade

NOV. 11 – Remembrance Day parade starting at Legion at 10:45 a.m. with march to Sharon United Church for laying of wreaths and church service at 11 a.m. Banquet at 6 p.m. at the Legion.


Nov. 11 – Debert Legion Remembrance Day Supper Roast Beef, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee $10; Under-10 $5. Wheelchair accessible; be seated at 4:15 p.m.

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