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Colchester: Athletic achievements, a new market and a waiting cat

Amos
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TRURO, N.S. —

It was -4C at 6:30 a.m., and the temperature is expected to reach 4C during the day, with periods of snow, and an overnight low of -5C.

Tomorrow’s high will be around 7C, with a 30% chance of flurries, going down to -7C during the night.

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Roads

There are a lot of slippery roads this morning so take extra care while driving.

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Today’s stories

Cobequid athletes garner medals, special memories at World Games

Earltown prepares to hold Friday farmers' market

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Plenty of Pets

Amos is a one-year-old cat who arrived at the SPCA as a stray with a bit injury.

He now healed and ready to be part of a loving home.

To learn more, stop by the shelter at 408 Industrial Ave., call 902-893-7968 or email colchester@spcans.ca

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Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 4:43 p.m. today.


 

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Community Calendar

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

Income Tax Help

April 10 – Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will be completing tax forms for low income persons at the Truro Library from 1 - 4 p.m. Call 896-4192 for appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

Al Anon

APRIL 10 – Cobequid Al Anon meets weekly on Wednesday evenings 7 to 8 p.m. at Douglas Street Rec Centre, Truro. For information contact Jane 902-890-0197.

Card Party

April 10 – Warwick Mountain Rec Club Card Party, 7 p.m. $3 entry, 50/50; shared lunch; special prize; highest in ladies and gents.

Dance

APRIL 10 – Dance in Salmon River. Music by Countrified and others, 7:30 p.m.; shared lunch.

Butch’s Jam

APRIL 10 – Join the fun and music at the Horseman's Club every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.; everyone welcome.

Baked Beans Take-out

APRIL 10 – Deadline to order. Trinity United Church Annual Baked Beans take-out; 1 litre of beans, half loaf of brown bread, $10. Phone 902-890-4883 to order. Pick-up between 10 a.m. and noon April 13.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

Bingo

APRIL 11 – Bingo at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St. at 1:30 p.m.

Canasta

APRIL 11 – 1-3 p.m.; Come and learn the game. $2 fee, or free to members. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro. All players welcome.

Card Party

APRIL 11 – Auction 45 Card party every Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Bible Hill Fire Hall. The event is sponsored by St David's United Church. $5 charge with cash prizes and a light snack.

Anniversary

APRIL 11 ­– 25th Anniversary Open House for Archway Counselling, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.; special guests will be on hand to help commemorate the event; public is invited to attend at Archway Place, 883 Prince Street, Truro.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

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.

Dance

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.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

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.

Crib

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 mattatallvarner3@eastlink.ca

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.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

Breakfast/Brunch

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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