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It was 16C at 6:30 a.m. and today’s high is expected to be 25C, with clearing skies, dropping to 14C tonight.

Tomorrow’s high will be around 25C, with sun and cloud, and an overnight low of 12C.

Looking ahead to the weekend, there’s a 60% chance of showers in the forecast for both Saturday and Sunday.

Today’s stories

Record crowd takes part in this year’s HeartLand Tour ride in Truro

No joy in Bible Hill for Makkar family after England's demise

Mandatory blue bags on horizon for Colchester recyclable material

Plenty of Pets

Myles will soon be ready for a home. He was sick when taken in by Wayward Cats, but he’s doing much better now.

Myles is a laid-back fellow who loves to by cuddled and watch the world go by.

For more information on Myles, contact Wayward Cats at or (902) 957-8677.

Community Calendar


Crafts Day

JULY 12 – Little White Schoolhouse Museum is holding crafts Thursdays, 2 p.m. during the summer, at 20 Arthur St.; admission by donation; children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

Spiritual Group

JULY 12 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday at 7 p.m., Douglas Street school room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.


JULY 12 – Bingo every Thursday night 7 p.m., Wentworth Recreation Centre. Regular games; specials; jackpot.


July 12– Thursday, 1-3 pm; Come and learn the game. $2 fee, or free to members. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro. All players welcome.

Bible School

JULY 12 – Vacation Bible School will take place July 9 to 12 at St. Andrews United Church.

Strawberry Supper

JULY 12 - St. David's United Church Hall, Bible Hill; barbecued hots/hams, Italian sausage,

strawberry shortcake, etc.; drop in; pay only for what you order.



JULY 13 –North Shore Curling Club barbecue fundraiser at Scotiabank in Tatamagouche, with proceeds donated to North Shore Rec Centre Sports field.

Townsview Tea

JULY 13 – Townsview Estates Strawberry Shortcake Tea and Bake Sale, 310 Abenaki Road. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. $5 admission.


Coffee House

JULY 14 – Nazarene Church Gospel Coffee House at 6:30 p.m.; Freedom Road & Friends; freewill offering; shared lunch to follow.

Open House
July 14 – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; stop by the Historeum and check out our exhibits. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Free admission, all welcome.

Buffet Supper

July 14- Ham and salad buffet supper with Strawberry Shortcake will be held at Bass River United Church Hall 4:30-6 p.m. adults $12; children 12 and under $5; sponsored by UCW.

Lobster Dinner

JULY 14 – Lobster Dinner at Salem United, River John, 11 a.m. until sold out; lobster, potato salad, coleslaw, etc.; eat in or take out; adult $20; child $10; ham available: adult $10; child $5.

Queen of Hearts

JULY 14 – Queen of Hearts draw, Tatamagouche Legion and North Shore Rec. Centre, held at the Legion; jackpot approx. $7,000; 16 cards remain, 2 to 4 p.m.; everyone welcome; draw at 4:15 p.m.



JULY 15 – Jamboree, Warwick Mountain Rec. Club, featuring Winnie & Curtis and Friends, Dale Munroe, Bill Hill & Friends, 6:30-9 p.m. $5 admission; 50/50; door prize; lunch provided.

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