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Colchester: A mission, cancer treatment & a big lovable dog

Kramer - Contributed

It was -20C at 6:30 a.m., and today’s high will be around -5C, with sunshine, dropping to -14C overnight.

Tuesday’s forecast includes a high of -5C, with a 60% chance of flurries and an overnight low of -16C.

Today’s stories

Bible Hill teen the only Nova Scotian chosen for Junior Team Canada mission to Peru

Onslow Mountain man receives provincial support for needed cancer treatment in U.S.

Plenty of Pets

Kramer is a big, fun guy with lots of energy.

He’s a one-year-old Doberman/Rottweiler mix who weighs about 85 pounds.

He loves everyone he meets and enjoys playing with other dogs. He likes children, but because he’s young and energetic a home with older children would be best.

He’s house trained and crate trained but still needs to learn a few things, like walking on lead without pulling.

He’d love to be in a home with another energetic dog he can play with, but no cats.
Kramer is neutered; vaccinated, treated for parasites and micro chipped. He comes with 30-days of free pet insurance courtesy of 24PetWatch. His adoption fee is $350.00.

For more information, visit Coastal K9 Rescue’s website or Facebook page


Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 6:14 p.m. today.

Community Calendar



JAN. 14 – 45's every Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer Street.

Pickle Ball

JAN. 14 – Beginner Pickle Ball, Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4, Monday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon.

Walk ‘n’ Talk

JAN. 14 – Walk ‘n’ Talk is on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m., Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4.


JAN. 14 – Meditation Connection, every Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., NSCC Mindfulness Centre, Truro. Free.



JAN. 15 – Goodtime Seniors’ Dance Club 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; live band; shared lunch, 50/50; admission $7. Royal Canadian Legion Brunswick Street, Truro.


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

Pickle Ball

JAN. 15 – Advanced Pickle Ball, Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4, Tuesday, Thursday and Wednesday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.


JAN. 15 – Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 6:30 p.m., Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4. Contact Andrew at 902-986-1429.


JAN. 15 – 1 to 4 p.m.; share skills, patterns, conversation and knitting fun. New knitters are welcome. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro.


Al Anon

JAN. 16 – Cobequid Al Anon meets weekly on Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m. at Douglas Street Rec Centre.


JAN. 16 – Dance in Salmon River fire hall 7:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

Butch’s Jam

JAN. 16 – Butch’s Jam, every Wednesday night, Horseman's Club 6:30 p.m.; everyone welcome.

Open Mic

JAN. 16 – Open Mic/Jam Session, first and third Wednesday each month; doors open 1 p.m.; jam until 4 p.m. at Shubie United Church, 2869 Hwy 2. All are welcome.

GRANS Meeting

JAN. 16 – GRANS, one-on-one, support and information, 5 to 7 p.m., Sobeys Community Room, Robie Street, Truro.

Mental Wellness

JAN. 16 – Lead With Your Heart welcomes Nova Scotia Worx, 7 p.m. at First United Memorial Hall. Re-entering the workforce; program that focuses on mental wellness struggles.

Coffee House

JAN. 16 – Coffee House at Zion United Baptist Church, 454 Prince St., Truro, 1 to 3 p.m.; fun, good music featuring Bill Hill and band; refreshments.

Card Party

JAN. 16 – Card party at Warwick Mountain Rec Club, 7 p.m.

Music Circle

JAN. 16 – West Branch Weekly Music Circle Café Jam, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; admission for players is free, listeners free will; $2.50 suggested; limited kitchen; proceeds to community hall; shared sweets.



JAN. 17 – Bingo every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at The Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer Street. Everyone welcome.

Spiritual Group

JAN. 17 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. Douglas Street school room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Card Party

JAN. 17 – Auction 45 Card party, Thursday afternoons, 1 p.m. at the Bible Hill Fire Hall; sponsored by St David’s United Church. $5 charge, cash prizes, light snack.


JAN. 17 – Learn the game, 1 to 3 p.m. $2 fee, or free to members. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro. All players welcome.


JAN. 17 – A club of active retirees who enjoy guest speakers and activity groups. PROBUS Club meets at the Truro Fire Hall, 9:30 a.m. Guest speaker iRoss Hall, Ornithologist; guests welcome.

Chase the Ace

JAN. 17 – Chase the Ace Draw, Debert Legion 8:15 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m. for ticket sales, $3 each. Available at various venues. No need to be present to win.

Support Group

JAN. 17 – Truro Parkinson's Support group meets the third Thursday of the month, 2 to 4 p.m., Colchester-Easts Hants Regional Library. All are welcome and there is no cost.



JAN. 18 – Debert Legion Friday Night Supper 4:30-6 p.m. Chicken, vegetables, dessert. Adults $10; under-12 $5. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessible.


JAN. 18 – 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.

Chair Yoga

JAN. 18 – Every Friday at First United Church Memorial Hall; $5, everyone welcome.


JAN. 18 – Debert Legion Friday Night Supper. Chicken, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults $10; under-12 $5. Take-outs available. Wheelchair assessible.



JAN. 19 – Crib every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors, 21 Palmer Street.

Queen of Hearts

JAN. 19 – Tatamagouche Legion,North Shore Rec Centres Queen of Hearts Saturdays

at the Legion. Tickets $2 each sold until Friday; Saturday sales only at Legion, 2 to 4 p.m. Draw time 4:15 p.m.

Guitar club

JAN. 19 - Guitar finger-picking club, 2 to 4 p.m., all styles and skill levels welcome;

N.S. Exhibition Grounds, MacMillan Centre, 73 Ryland Ave., Bible Hill. Info: 902-639-9267.

Coffee House

JAN. 19 – Country Gospel Coffee House, 7 p.m., Christian Fellowship Centre, 1533 Plains Rd. Debert; local talent; shared lunch; free will offering.

Snowshoe Hike

JAN. 19 – Hike Nova Scotia/HubCycle guided snowshoe hike at Victoria Park, Truro, 10 a.m. Bring your own snowshoes or reserve rentals at See for details.

45s Card Party

JAN. 19 – St. David’s Hall, Pictou Road, 7 p.m.; $5; light lunch and prizes; all are welcome.



JAN. 20 – Gentle Yoga at 4:30 p.m. Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4. Contact Kaly at 902-410-0292 or

Bluegrass Concert

JAN. 20 – Musical Memories Bluegrass Concert, 2 p.m., Middleton United Church, Middle Musquodoboit, 12430 Hwy 224 For information 902-384-2520; lunch provided; admission by free will offering; wheelchair accessible.

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