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

Amos - Contributed

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.



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


Today’s stories

Cobequid athletes garner medals, special memories at World Games

Earltown prepares to hold Friday farmers' market


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


Tidal Times

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



Community Calendar


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.


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.



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


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.


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.


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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