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Chance - Contributed

There’s a winter storm warning in effect.

It was -14C at 6:30 a.m., and today’s high is expected to be -4C, with sunshine, and an overnight low of -10C, with snow and blowing snow.

Tomorrow’s high will be around 1C, with ice pellets or snow. A total of 15-20 cm of snow and ice pellets is expected by late afternoon. The overnight low will be around -5C, with showers or flurries.

Today’s stories

Dal AC student’s art is on display at NovelTea

Energy fund helping Nova Scotians keep warm

28-year-old first contender to fill Brison’s seat

Plenty of Pets

Chance is a four-year-old golden retriever who needs a foster home, or a forever home, with no small children.

He gets along with dogs and cats but does have some food guarding issues. He likes to go for driver but will try to jump in the front seat while travelling.

If you’d like to know more about Chance, contact NS Golden Retriever and Friends Rescue on Facebook or email

Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 5:30 p.m. today.

Community Calendar


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.


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.


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.



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.


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 or email Dave Hull at

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:


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.


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



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.


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.


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


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


FEB. 17 – Hike Nova Scotia, Nine Mile River Trails Association guided hike on the Nine Mile River Trails in Enfield, noon. Pre-register at; win a trail prize. Details: .

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.


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.

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

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.


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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