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Dusty - Contributed

It was 13C at 6:30 a.m. and today’s high is expected to be 14C, with rain, going down to 6C tonight. There could be thundershowers late tonight.

Tomorrow’s high is expected to be 9C, with sun and cloud, and an overnight low of 1C.

Today’s stories

Blood donations saved the life of Fort Ellis boy

Cargo plane goes off runway at Halifax Stanfield airport

Plenty of Pets

Dusty is a one-year-old neutered male who is very loving.

He’s up to date on vaccinations, dewormed and microchipped.

For the month of Nov., Wayward Cats’ adoption fee for cats over six months of age is only $100.

To find out more about Dusty, or the other cats available for adoption through Wayward Cats, visit Facebook, email or call 902-957-8677.

Tidal Bore Times

The tide will be coming in at 11:33 a.m. today

Community Calendar


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.

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    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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