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Colchester: A missing man, a shooting and a 4-H leader

Dot - Contributed

It was -20C at 6:30 a.m. but it’s expected to reach 1C, with a chance of flurries or showers, today, and a temperature of -2C, with snow, tonight.

Saturday is expected to be 5C, with periods of rain, dropping to -4C during the night.

Sunday will be around 0C, with sunshine, and an overnight low around -8C.

Today’s stories

Truro Police ask for help in locating missing senior

Man injured after gun shots fired at house on Onslow Mountain Road

Cathy Caswell becomes Nova Scotia 4-H executive director

Plenty of Pets

Dot is a young bunny with a sweet, loving temperament. She’s spayed and litter trained, and ready to join a family.

Her adoption fee is $60.

If you’re interested in adopting a bunny, visit the 10,000 Carrots Rabbit Rescue website or Facebook page or email

Tidal bore times:

The tidal bore will be coming in at 5:20 p.m. today

Saturday: 5:53 a.m. and 6:14 p.m.

Sunday: 6:43 a.m. and 7:07 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



DEC. 14 – Seniors Old Time Dance, Douglas Street Recreation Centre,7:30 p.m.; shared lunch, door prize, sponsored by Y Seniors Group; age 50 and older welcome; admission $6.

Pub Night
DEC. 14 – Friday Pub Night, Truro Legion Lounge; 7 to 10 p.m.; Music by Over the Influence; $5 cover; cash bar; everyone welcome.

Mixed Darts

DEC. 14 – Debert Legion Mixed darts, 7:30 p.m. $2 to play. Fun darts only. Everyone welcome.


DEC. 14 – Debert Legion Friday Night Supper. Pan-fried haddock, vegetables, dessert tea/coffee. Adults $10. Under 12 $5. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessible. Last supper until January.


Guitar Club

DEC. 15 – Guitar Fingerpicking Club, 2 to 4 p.m., all styles and skill levels welcome, N.S. Exhibition Grounds, Macmillian center, 73 Ryland Ave., Bible Hill.


DEC. 15 – Crib every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors, 21 Palmer Street.

Coffee House

DEC. 15 – Country Gospel Coffee House, last of the year, 7 p.m., at Christian Fellowship Centre, 1533 Plains Rd., Debert; local talent; shared lunch; free will offering.

Christmas Dance

DEC. 15 – Christmas Dance in West Branch Community Hall, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Music by Tracy, Alvin, Marilyn, Curtis and Winnie; caller Roger Simm; shared lunch; admission $7.



DEC. 17 – 45's every Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer Street.



DEC. 18 – The Goodtime Seniors Dance Club, every Tuesday 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Truro Legion, Brunswick Street; shared lunch, 50/50; admission $7. All are welcome.



Dec. 19 – Dance at Salmon River Fire Hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

Butch’s Jam

DEC. 19 – Butch's Jam; fun and music, 6:30 p.m. at Horseman's Club every Wednesday night.



DEC. 20 – Bingo every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at The Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer Street.

Spiritual Group

DEC. 20 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday, 7 p.m., Douglas Street school room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Chase the Ace

DEC. 20 – Tri Service Chase The Ace Draw, Debert legion 8:15 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. for ticket sales; Tickets $3 each. Available at various venues. Not necessary to be present to win.


Mixed Darts

DEC. 21 – Debert Legion Mixed darts, 7:30 p.m. $2 to play. Fun darts only. Everyone welcome.

Music and Carols

DEC. 21 – An evening of Music & Carols for Christmas, Brookfield Baptist Church, 7 p.m. Social time with refreshments following; free-will offering; everyone welcome.

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