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Colchester: A mural, healthy change, oversight and an earless cat

Marvel
Marvel - Contributed
TRURO, N.S. —

It was 4C at 6:30 a.m., and today’s high is expected to be 14C, with a 30% chance of showers, and an overnight low of 6C, with rain.

Tomorrow’s forecast high is 9C, with periods of rain, going down to 3C during the night.

It’s expected to reach 9C on Sunday, with a mix of sun and cloud, and an overnight low of 4C, with showers.

Monday will be around 10C, with showers, and an overnight temperature around 7C, with rain.

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In the News

Ministerial oversight for Truro's emergency communications centre

Truro’s Ohealthy Market has a new owner

Eye-catching mural added to Tatamagouche Odd Fellows Hall

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Plenty of Pets

Marvel has had a tough life so far, but he’s ready to give lots of love.

His ears were missing when he was removed from a colony, where he was fighting with the other cats.

He’s about five year’s old and is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.

He needs a home where he’ll be the only cat, and where someone will provide him with a glucosamine supplement for arthritis in his hip.

Marvel doesn’t mind being picked up and will rub against your leg for attention and wait outside the bathroom door for you.

His adoption fee is $175.

If you think Marvel is the guy for you, visit Carma Cat Rescue Colchester chapter’s Facebook page, email colchestercarma@gmail.com or call 902-957-8677.

Carma is holding a yard sale May 25 to raise money to help cats like Marvel and is accepting donations of yard sale items (no clothing or dishes please). Items can be dropped at Unlimited Self Storage tonight (May 17) between 6:30 and 7:30 or call to arrange drop off.



 

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Fuel Prices

It was only by a fraction of a cent, but fuel prices went down a little overnight.

Gasoline is down seven-tenths of a cent and is now $1.24.4 per litre.

Diesel wen down six-tenths of a cent and can now be purchased for $1.23 per litre.

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Tidal Bore

The tidal bore will be coming in at 11:47a.m. today.

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Community Calendar

FRIDAY, MAY 17

Dance

MAY 17 – 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.

Baked Beans

MAY 17 – Brunswick Street Beanery, take-out, $8, four cups homemade baked beans, loaf of brown bread, May 3, 10, 17, 2 to 5 p.m.; curbside service at church, corner Brunswick/Wood streets.

SATURDAY, MAY 18

Guitar Club

MAY 18 ­– Fingerpicking Guitar club jam; meeting at Douglas Street Rec. Center, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Note: last jam until Oct.19; info: Mike 902-639-9267.

Dance

MAY 18 – Dance in Upper Musquodoboit Community Hall; music by Perfect Time; shared lunch.

Supper

MAY 18 – Roast Beef Supper, Peniel United Church, Five Islands; 4 to 6 p.m. Adults $12; 12-and-under $6. Take-outs available.

Country Gospel Coffee House

MAY 18 – Country Gospel Coffee House, 7 p.m., 1533 Plains Road Debert; local talent; shared lunch; freewill offering.

Great Village Walk

MAY 18 – 5/10-km. Great Village Walk, 1B, 10 a.m. at Great Village Elementary School, Hwy 2 Contact Gail Brown 902-899-6575. Lunch to follow at Double C Restaurant, Hwy 4.

Yard/Bake Sale

MAY 18 – Yard and Bake Sale, lobster draw. Sponsored by Tatmagouche Legion at Bill Cameron’s, Hwy # 311, Balfron, 9 a.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 19

Jamboree

MAY 19 – Jamboree, Warwick Mountain Rec. Club, 6:30-9 p.m.; Kitchen Trio, Martha and Gary Webb, Wendy Black; $5 admission; 50/50; door prize; lunch provided.

TUESDAY, MAY 21

Dance

MAY 21 – Goodtime Seniors Dance Club every Tuesday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Truro Legion on Brunswick Street; $7 admission; shared lunch; 50/50 tickets. All are welcome.

Jamboree

MAY 21 – Jamboree, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Warwick Mountain Rec Centre, 554 Warwick Mountain Road; Kitchen Trio; Martha and Gary Webb; Wendy Black. Admission $5; 50/50; door prize; lunch provided.

Al-Anon Meets

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

Old Time Dance

MAY 21 – 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. No dances July and August.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

Al Anon Meeting

MAY 22 – Cobequid Al Anon meets weekly on Wednesday evenings 7-8 p.m. at Douglas St. Rec Centre, Truro. For more information please contact Jane 902-890-0197.

Dance

MAY 22 – Dance in Salmon River Fire Hall, 7:30 p.m.; music by Countrified, others; shared lunch.

Butch’s Jam

MAY 22 – Join the fun and music at the Horseman's Club every Wednesday night at 6 p.m.; everyone welcome.

Card Party

MAY 22 – Card Party at Warwick Mountain Rec Club, 7 p.m.; shared lunch; 50/50; door prize; shared lunch; $3 admission

Auction

MAY 22 – Silent/live auction, 4-H Barn Exhibition Grounds, Bible Hill; silent auction open 5 to 6:30 p.m.; live auction viewing until 6:45 p.m., auction 7 p.m.; cash only event; all are welcome.

THURSDAY, MAY 23

Canasta

MAY 23 – Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.; come and learn the game. $2 fee, or free to members. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro. All players welcome.

Annual Meeting

MAY 23 –Annual General Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Colchester Historeum, 29 Young Street, Truro.

Ice-cream social will accompany the event.

Spiritual Group

MAY 23 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursdays, 7 p.m., Douglas Street School room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Card Party

MAY 23 – Auction 45 Card party, 1 p.m. at the Bible Hill Fire Hall; sponsored by St. David's United Church. $5 charge with cash prizes and a light snack.

Card Party

MAY 23 – North Shore Seniors euchre card party, 7 p.m. at Roach Hall, Hills of Annand, Tatamagouche; everyone welcome.

FRIDAY, MAY 24

Dance

MAY 24 – 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.

Indoor Yard Sale

MAY 24 – Fourth Annual Indoor Yard Sale, Truro Curling Club at 56 Young St., 6 to 8 p.m. Lots of great items priced to sell; rain or shine. $1 admission.



SATURDAY, MAY 25

Indoor Yard Sale

MAY 25 – Fourth Annual Indoor Yard Sale, Truro Curling Club at 56 Young St., 9 a.m. to noon. Lots of great items priced to sell; rain or shine. $1 admission.

Plant Sale

May 25 – Plant sale sponsored by Great Village Garden Club at GV Elementary school gym. Viewing at 9 a.m. Sale starts at 10 a.m. sharp. Perennials, shrubs, tubers, transplants. Plant Sale

Plant Sale

MAY 25 – Bible Hill Garden Club Annual Plant Sale, Bible Hill Fire Hall, 69 Pictou Rd., 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Perennials, shrubs, trees, garden books, $1 to $5. Driftwood, priced individually.

Cribbage Tournament

MAY 25 – Crib Tournament, 1 to 4:30 p.m., Truro Legion, in the lounge; $22 per team; register on arrival; two 50/50 draws; food/bar service available; everyone welcome.

Cribbage Tournament

MAY 25 – Crib tournament, Tatamagouche Legion $20 per team of two; 1 p.m. start; everyone welcome; wheelchair accessible; canteen services.

Plant/Bake Sale

MAY 25 – Stewiacke Valley Garden Club Plant and Bake Sale, 9 to 11 a.m. Lobster Draw: $100 worth of select lobsters; tickets $2 or 3 for $5; sold only at the sale and drawn that day.

West Branch

May 25 – Old Time Dance, 7:30 p.m. at West Branch Community Hall. Music by The MacKinnons plus Allen Hayman, Alvin and Tracy; Roger Simm, calling. Lunch served, shared sweets. Admission $7.

Yard Sale

May 25 – Carma Cat Rescue yard sale, Onslow Community Hall, 12391 Highway 2, Lower Onslow, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Funds raised help spay/neuter feral cats.

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