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Colchester: A mission, a memorial, icy conditions and a smart dog

Jill
Jill - Contributed
TRURO, N.S. —

It was -3C at 6:30 a.m., with freezing rain, and the temperature’s expected to climb to 10C during the day, with rain or freezing rain, and an overnight low of -8C.

Saturday’s high will be around -9C, with a 60% chance of flurries, and an overnight low of -12C.

Sunday’s forecast includes a high of -6C, with a 30% chance of flurries, and a low of -16C during the night.

Today’s stories

Young people in Truro prepare for physical labour in Jamaica

Icy conditions close schools in Colchester County

Brookfield youth honour memory of fellow student

Plenty of Pets

Jill is a three-year-old Samoyed/ Eskimo mix who weighs about 40 pounds.

She loves attention and is very friendly, although she is somewhat stubborn and strong-willed and requires patience and firm instruction. She's energetic, smart, and affectionate and her favourite activities are walks, sniffing, and belly rubs. She learns very quickly and already knows sit, shake a paw, treat, walk, outside, and no. She walks well on leash.

She is house trained, and is used to a crate, although resistant to go in. If she’s left alone in a house she does get into mischief.

She loves new people but hasn't met children or cats. She is dominant with other dogs and can be protective of her food, so she may do best as an only dog for now.
Jill is spayed, vaccinated, treated for parasites and microchipped. She comes with 30-days of free pet insurance courtesy of 24PetWatch. Her adoption fee is $350.
For more information on adoption, visit the Coastal K9 Rescue Society website or Facebook page.

Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 2:35 p.m. today.

Saturday: 2:57 a.m. and3:14 p.m.

Sunday: 3:34 a.m. and 3:54 p.m.

Fuel Prices

The cost of gasoline has gone up 2.6 cents and is now $1.01.9 per litre.

Diesel remains at $1.20.2 per litre.

Community Calendar

FRIDAY, FEB. 8

Dance

FEB. 8 – Seniors Old Time Dance, Douglas Street Recreation Centre, 2 p.m.; door prize; sponsored by Y Seniors Group; age 50 and older welcome; admission $6.

SATURDAY, FEB. 9

Luncheon

FEB. 9 – Stewiacke Valley 4-H Club Valentine’s Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; home-made soups, biscuits, rolls, etc., at the Upper Stewiacke United Church Hall. Cost $7. Proceeds for club expenses

Cribbage

FEB. 9 – Crib Tournament, West St. Andrews Community Hall, 1 p.m.; $22 per team; two 50/50 draws.

Snowshoe Hike

FEB. 9 – Hike Nova Scotia and HubCycle guided Snowshoe Hike. Victoria Park, Truro, 10 a.m. Bring your own or reserve rentals in advance. Qualify for a trail prize. Details: www.hikenovascotia.ca .

Merchandise Bingo

FEB. 9 – Truro and District Lions Club Merchandise Bingo, 2 p.m., 1100 Prince St., Truro. $15 per person.

Pancake Breakfast

FEB. 9 – Pancake Breakfasts every Saturday in February at Slate Youth Centre, 8 to 10:30 a.m. $8.50 regular; $6.50 small. Pancakes, sausages, beans, beverage. Proceeds to Dominican Republic Service Project team.

Cribbage

FEB. 9 – Crib at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St. Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Prizes and 50/50.

SUNDAY, FEB. 10

Valentine Brunch

FEB. 10 – Valentine Breakfast/Brunch, Tatamagouche Legion; ham, bacon, eggs, etc. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome; $7; $4 for 12-and-under; wheelchair accessible; takeouts available. Basket draw proceeds for 596 Air Cadets.

Jam Session

FEB. 10 - Monthly Jam Session, 2 to 4 p.m., Hilden United Church Hall; freewill offering and 50/50 draw; coffee, tea, cookies available; everyone welcome; proceeds for church expenses.

Poetry Reading

FEB. 10 – Poetry Reading, 2 to 4 p.m., High Tides Arts and Community Centre, 11 Church St., Maitland; free will offering.

MONDAY, FEB. 11

Overeaters Anonymous

FEB. 11 – Truro Overeaters Anonymous group meets at Douglas Street Rec Centre each Monday at 7:30 p.m. For more info, phone 902-843-5678.

Chair Yoga

FEB. 11 – Senior Chair Yoga, First Baptist Church, 10 a.m. Fee $5. For more information call 902-843-2408.

Meditation
FEB. 11 – Every Monday 6:30-7:30 p.m., NSCC Mindfulness Centre, Truro. Free meditation Connection@facebook.com

Cards

FEB. 11 – Play 45’s at The Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St. at a new time, Mondays at 1:30 p.m. Prizes and 50/50.

Art Display

FEB. 11 – Lead With Your Heart’s Art Therapy group art display at the NSCC’s McCarthy Gallery for the month of February. Grand Opening is Feb. 11 from 2-4 p.m. Everyone welcome.

TUESDAY, FEB. 12

Guild Meeting

FEB. 12 – Marigold Guild of Needle Arts Meeting, 7 p.m. at Truro Fire Hall community room.

Member Program: Snowman Felt Applique. Meeting open to guests, potential new members.

Film Group

FEB. 12 – First United Church Memorial Hall, at 10 a.m. – the Florida Project – short discussion to follow; everyone welcome.

Dance

FEB. 12 – Good Time Seniors Dance Club 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. every Tuesday at The Royal Canadian Legion Brunswick Street, Truro. Admission $7; shared lunch; 50/50 tickets; live band.

Al-Anon

FEB. 12 – Truro Al-Anon meets every Tuesday, 8 p.m. at The Good Neighbor's Club, 21 Palmer St. For more info call Lois 902-890-1518.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13

Dance

FEB. 13 – Dance in Salmon River Fire Hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others; shared lunch.

Al Anon

FEB. 13 – Cobequid Al Anon meets weekly, Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m. at Douglas Street Rec Centre.

Card Party

FEB. 13 – Card party at Warwick Mountain Rec Club, 7 p.m.; $3 admission; 50/50, door prize, shared lunch.

Butch’s Jam

FEB. 13 – Butch’s Jam at the Horseman's Club, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.; everyone welcome.

Coffee Party

FEB. 13 – Valentine Coffee Party, Trinity United Church, corner of Onslow Road/Meeting House Road, Upper Onslow, 10 a.m., admission $8; sponsored by Margaret Jean Lacey UCW Unit. Chairlift accessible.

Toastmasters

FEB. 13 – Speakeasy Toastmasters; learn about leadership and communication skills as well as a place to practise, Truro Library, noon to 1 p.m.; special guests district executive and club coach; everyone welcome.

Basic Amateur Radio Course

FEB. 13 – Basic Amateur Radio Course by the Truro Amateur Radio Club starting Feb. 13. For more info www.truroamateurradioclub.ca or email Dave Hull at ve1hul@rac.ca

Dance Classes

FEB. 13 – Free Ceilidh Dance Classes, Bible Hill Village Hall, 7 p.m., weekly until March 13; layered comfortable clothing, non-marking shoes; suitable for all. Info:  www.colchesterhighlandgames.com/ceilidh

THURSDAY, FEB. 14

Spiritual Group

FEB. 14 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday, 7 p.m., Douglas Street School, room 12, 40 Douglas St. Truro.

Chair Yoga

FEB. 14 – Chair Yoga, Trinity United Church, 415 Onslow Rd., Upper Onslow, 10 to 11 a.m., Church Hall, $5; everyone welcome. Information: 902-897-4553.

Card Party

FEB. 14 – Auction 45 Card party every Thursday at 1 p.m., Bible Hill Fire Hall; sponsored by St. David’s United Church. $5 charge; cash prizes; light snack.

Bingo

FEB. 14 – Bingo at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St., Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Prizes and 50/50.

FRIDAY, FEB. 15

Dance

FEB. 15 – Seniors Old Time Dance, Douglas Street Recreation Centre, 2 p.m.; door prize; sponsored by Y Seniors Group; age 50 and older welcome; admission $6.

Valentine Shindig

FEB. 15 – Valentine Shindig, Truro Heights United Baptist Church, Truro Heights Road

5:30 p.m.: Pot Blessing Supper - Bring Your Favourite Dish; 6:30 p.m.: skits, jokes, funny stories, music; all are welcome.

SATURDAY, FEB. 16

Guitar Club

FEB. 16 – Fingerpicking Guitar Club, gathering has moved to Douglas Street Recreation Centre,

Truro. Information: Mike 902-305-4272.

Valentine’s Extravaganza

Feb. 16 – Valentine’s Extravaganza, 7:30 p.m. Knox Church Hall, #53 Highway 289, Brookfield. Entertainment, silent auction, door prizes; all-you-can-eat-dessert. Advance tickets only $20. Call Kaye: 902-673-2356.

Pancake Breakfast

FEB. 16 – Pancake Breakfasts every Saturday in February at Slate Youth Centre, 8 to 10:30 a.m. $8.50 regular; $6.50 small. Pancakes, sausages, beans, beverage. Proceeds to Dominican Republic Service Project team.

Coffee House

FEB. 16 – Country Gospel Coffee House, 7 p.m., Christian Fellowship Centre,1533 Plains Rd. Debert; local talent; shared lunch; freewill offering.

Walk

FEB. 16 – 5/10k 1A 10 a.m., Truro Permanent Walk, at Goodlife Fitness, 13 Queen St., Truro. Contact: Heather McLeod 902-895-2592.

Cribbage

FEB. 16 – Crib at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St. Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Prizes and 50/50.

SUNDAY, FEB. 17

Hike
FEB. 17 – Hike Nova Scotia, Nine Mile River Trails Association guided hike on the Nine Mile River Trails in Enfield, noon. Pre-register at vp.ninemilerivertrails@gmail.com.; win a trail prize. Details: www.hikenovascotia.ca .

Bluegrass Concert

FEB. 17 – Musical Memories Bluegrass Concert, at 2 p.m., Middleton United Church, Middle Musquodoboit, 12430 Hwy 224. Information: 902-384-2520; lunch provided; admission by free will offering; wheelchair accessible.

Ice cream Social

FEB. 17 – Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social. Enjoy cake and homemade ice cream. 2 - 4 p.m. Five Islands Fire Hall. $5 adults; $2 under-12; sponsored by Fire Islands Fire Brigade.

MONDAY, FEB. 18

Book Reading

FEB. 18 – Foxfyre - A Book Reading in Two Parts by author Sion Irwin-Childs; Part 1: Colchester Historeum, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Part 2 on Feb. 19.

Overeaters Anonymous

FEB. 18 – Truro Overeaters Anonymous group meets at Douglas Street Rec Centre each Monday at 7:30 p.m. For more info, phone 902-843-5678.

Chair Yoga

FEB. 18 – Senior Chair Yoga, First Baptist Church, 10 a.m. Fee $5. For more information call 902-843-2408.

Meditation
FEB. 18 – Every Monday 6:30-7:30 p.m., NSCC Mindfulness Centre, Truro. Free meditation Connection@facebook.com

Taoist Tai Chi

FEB. 18 –Open House to try out Taoist Tai Chi, a “moving meditation” that benefits mind, body and spirit, 6:30 p.m., 910 Prince St. Call 893-8500 to register. www.taoist.org

Cards

FEB. 18 – Play 45’s at The Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St. at a new time, Mondays at 1:30 p.m. Prizes and 50/50.

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