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Holly - Contributed

It was 14C at 6:30 a.m. and today’s high is expected to be 27C, with a 30% chance of showers- and a risk of a thundershower, dropping to 15C tonight.

Tomorrow’s high will be around 27C, with clouds, and an overnight low of 20C.

Today’s stories

Four cadets working with Truro Police this summer

Bible Hill dog trainer refused permission to operate kennel

Vibrant Pride parade a sign of the times

Bass River doctor receives award for peace writing

Plenty of Pets

Holly is a 12-week-old mixed breed who is still learning house-training and crate training. She’s being raised with other dogs and cats, and likes to play and chew on her toys. She loves to be close to her humans and snuggle during naptime.

Holly will need plenty of time devoted to her, as she’s still learning a lot about how she should behave.

She is expected to weigh 20 to 25 pounds when fully grown.
She is spayed; vaccinated (8 week & 12 week), treated for parasites and micro chipped. She comes with 30-days of free pet insurance courtesy of 24PetWatch. Holly will require an additional booster vaccine (16 week), which is the new owner’s responsibility. Her adoption fee is $400.
For more information on Holly, check out the Coastal K9 Rescue website or Facebook page or email

Tidal Bore Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 3:33 p.m. today.

Community Calendar


Tea and Cheesecake

JULY 17 – Little White Schoolhouse Museum, 20 Arthur St., is serving tea and cheesecake every Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. during the summer. Admission is $5.

Leadership Training

JULY 17 – Youth Leadership Training, July 17 to 19 at First United Church. Programming will be from 9 a.m. to noon each morning; suggested cost is a $10 donation.

Al-Anon Meets

JULY 17 – Truro Al-Anon meets every Tuesday, 8 p.m., at Good Neighbor's Club, 21 Palmer St. For more info call Lois at 890-1518.



JULY 18 –Dance in Salmon River Fire Hall, 7:30 p.m.; shared lunch.

Al-Anon meeting

JULY 18 - Weekly Al-Anon meeting Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m. at Douglas St. Rec Centre.

Lunchtime Concert

JULY 18 – Free Summer Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts in Memorial Hall of First United Church, 12:15 p.m.; bring a lunch; Ross Thompson Studio Singers.

Open Mic

JULY 18 – Lead With Your Heart's Open Mic Coffee House, 7 p.m., First United Church’s Memorial Hall. Music, poetry, song, dance, artwork, your story, debuting LWYH's Theatre Group.

Butch’s Jam

JULY 18 – Every Wednesday at the Horseman's Club; a free night of music.

West Branch
JULY 18 – Weekly Music Circle Café Jam, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; players admitted free, listeners free will, $2.50 suggested; light refreshments; proceeds to community hall; shared sweets.


Crafts Day

JULY 19 – 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 19 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday at 7 p.m., Douglas Street school room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.


JULY19 – Bingo every Thursday night 7 p.m., Wentworth Recreation Centre. Regular games; specials; jackpot.


July 19 – Thursday, 1-3 pm; Come and learn the game. $2 fee, or free to members. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro. All players welcome.


Pub Night

JULY 20 – Royal Canadian Legion, Brunswick Street, 7-10 p.m.; $5 per person. Everyone welcome.

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