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Patches - Contributed

It was -1C at 6:30 a.m., but it’s expected to reach 16C, with sunshine, today, going down to 3C tonight.

Tomorrow’s forecast high is 13C, with showers, and an overnight low of 2C.

For the weekend, it looks like sunshine on Saturday and clouds on Sunday, with temperatures around 16C.


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Plenty of Pets          


Patches is an 11-year-old Shih Tzu, Patches who is available for adoption because his person had serious health issues.

During the past few months he’s had treatment for an ear infection, treatment of a corneal injury, surgery to remove a mode from his spleen and surgery to remove a hernia. He has a heart murmur but doesn’t require medication for it.

He neutered, up to date on his vaccines, and is housetrained (sometimes using pee pads during the night). He enjoys walks and car rides and snuggling with his foster family. Patches would love an adult only home with another mellow dog. If he’s an only dog, he would prefer a home where someone is at home most of the time. Patches doesn't always like to be picked up, and requests respect for his choice on the matter.

To learn more about Patches, visit Home to Stay Dog Rescue on Facebook or email


Tidal Bore

The tidal bore will be coming in at 4:41 p.m. today.


Community Calendar



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.



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.

Afternoon Tea

MAY 24 – Ladies Afternoon Tea at 2 p.m. at The Salvation Army. Theme: Polka Dot. Come and enjoy great fellowship. All ladies welcome.


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.

Market Sale

MAY 25 – Debert & Area Community Association Country Market Sale, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at The Lodge (across from the Debert Elementary). Free admission.

Benefit Concert

MAY 25 – Red Cross Appreciation Night at Great British Grub, 535 Prince St., 6 to 9 p.m. Featuring Gasper Cross and Chad Peck. Suggested donation $5 (voluntary).


Slide Presentation

MAY 26 – Centennial Pageant slide presentation by Richard Gerrior, of canoe trip across Canada, 7 p.m., McCulloch United Church, corner of Harmony/Camden roads. Refreshments by UCW; freewill offering.


MAY 26 – The Cobequid Veterans Memorial Park will host a service to celebrate the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers; 10:30 a.m. motorcycle parade; 11 a.m. full service. Everyone welcome; reception to follow.

Dime Auction

MAY 26 – Dime Auction with Barbecue; cake walk, fish pond, bake table. Noon to 2 p.m., Milford Lantz United Church, 2134 Hwy 2. Proceeds for Milford Lantz United Church. All are welcome.

Celebration Service

MAY 26 – Nazarene Church Celebration Service, 6:30 p.m.; Son Rise and Sheila Newman in concert; freewill offering; shared lunch to follow.

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