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Colchester: A warrior, a painter and a found feline

This cat was found along Willow Street.
This cat was found along Willow Street. - Contributed

It was -5C at 6:30 a.m., and the temperature is expected to reach 11C during the day, with a sunshine, and an overnight low of 1C, with periods of rain.

Tomorrow’s high is expected to be 13C, with periods or rain, going down to 5C during the night.

Sunday’s forecast includes a high of 10C, with a mix of sun and cloud, and an overnight low of 4C.


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Found Pet

The black cat above was found on Willow Street, near the Millbrook band office.

He’s been neutered but doesn’t have a microchip. If you’re missing this boy you can call the Colchester SPCA at 902-893-7968.


Fuel Prices

Both gasoline and diesel prices went up overnight.

Gasoline increased by 3.6 cents and is now $1.30.2 per litre.

Diesel is up 1.8 cents and now costs $1.23.6 per litre


Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 6:37 p.m. today.

Saturday: 7 a.m. and 7:44 p.m.

Sunday: 8:07 a.m. and 8:48 p.m.


Community Calendar


Chowder Lunch

APRIL 12 - Immaculate Conception Parish, 669 Prince St. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Corn chowder $8; fish chowder $10; includes roll, dessert, tea/coffee. Children under 12 free. Take out available, pick up only.

Income Tax Help

April 12 – Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will be completing tax forms for low income persons at the Truro Library from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Call 896-4192 for appointment. Drop-ins welcome.


APRIL 12 – 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.

Rotary House Tours

APRIL 12 – In support of Rotary Week, Colchester Community Workshops is offering tours of Rotary House, 168 Arthur Street, 1 to 3 p.m.


Income Tax Help

April 13 – Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will be completing tax forms for low income persons at the Truro Library from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Call 896-4192 for appointment. Drop-ins welcome.


APRIL 13 – Crib at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St., at 1:30 p.m.

Coffee House

APRIL 13 – Nazarene Church Gospel Coffee House, 6:30 p.m.; Alan and Pat Doucet, Ralph Gamble, Freedom Road; freewill offering; shared lunch to follow.

Op’ry Show

APRIL 13 – Bible Hill Winding River Op’ry Show, 7 to 9:30 p.m., $10 per person,

Bible Hill Fire Hall; 67 Pictou Road; wheelchair accessible. Local musicians sing songs of Op’ry Legends. Proceeds to Truro Homeless Outreach Society.

Discussing Death

April 13 – A Date with Death – Addressing subjects people are often afraid to discuss. First United Church Memorial Hall, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. No cost. Pre-register by emailing

Open Mic

APRIL 13 – Country Gospel Open Mic, 7 p.m., Westchester Wesleyan Church, 4609 Wentworth-Collingwood Rd, Westchester Station; local singers and musicians; all are welcome; free-will offering; refreshments and fellowship.

Pancake Brunch

APRIL 13 – Firefighters Pancake Brunch, 10 a.m. Pancakes, sausage, hash, ice cream with maple syrup; $8 adults; $4 under-12. Five Islands Fire Hall. Sponsored by the Five Islands Fire Brigade.



APRIL 14 – Tatamagouche Legion; ham, bacon, eggs, fruit cup, etc. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; everyone welcome; $7 and $4 for 12 and under. Wheelchair accessible. Takeouts available.

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