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Colchester: Changes, a campaign and a missing cat

Bentley - Contributed

It was a frosty morning.

It was -3C at 6:30 a.m. and today’s high is expected to be 16C, with sunshine, and a low around 12C tonight.

Tomorrow’s high is expected to be around 19C, with showers, and an overnight low of 18C.

Today’s stories

Central Nova Women’s Resource Centre gets a new gazebo- and a new name

Colchester United Way launches LocalLove campaign

Truro Fire holding three-day ‘Walk in Our Boots’ to mark 150th anniversary

North River vineyard cancels harvest after birds eat grapes

Plenty of Pets

Bentley went missing from his home in the Valley-Bible Hill area on September 18

He is 12 years old, black with a white spot his chest and one on his belly. He also has a lump on the right side of his chest.
If you’ve seen Bentley, please contact Nicole by phone at 1-902-986-0524 or by email at

Tidal Bore Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 1:20 p.m. today.

Community Calendar


Seniors Dance

SEPT. 25 – Goodtime Seniors Dance Club at Truro Legion on Brunswick Street every Tuesday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., $7; shared lunch; 50/50; all are welcome.


SEPT. 25 – Truro Al-Anon meets Tuesdays, 8 p.m. at Good Neighbor's Club, 21 Palmer St., Truro. For more info call Lois 902-890-1518.

NAFR meeting

SEPT. 25 – Deadline to reserve tickets for meeting Oct. 10, Air Force Club, 22 Cottage St., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Speaker: Peter Kerr on Public Service Health Care Plan, pensions; $5/person. Reserve at 902-897-2404.

Film Group

SEPT. 25 – 10:30 am at First United Church Parlour. “God on Trial”; short discussion to follow.


Al-Anon meeting

SEPT. 26 – Weekly Al-Anon meeting, Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m. at Douglas St. Rec Centre.


SEPT. 26 – Dance in Salmon River fire hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others; shared lunch.


SEPT. 26 – Butch's jam every Wednesday night at the Horseman's Club starts at 6:30 p.m.

Bible Study Group

SEPT. 26 – First United Church’s Bible Study Group begins its fall program. 10 a.m. Discussion on Apostle Paul and his contribution to the Western World. Everyone welcome.

Community Bible Reading

SEPT. 26 – Colchester-East Hants Public Library, Prince Street, Truro (Patterson Room), 2-4 p.m. Read your favourite passages or listen to others.


Auction 45

SEPT. 27 – Auction 45 Card party Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. at the Bible Hill Fire Hall; sponsored by St David's United Church. $5 charge; cash prizes and a light snack.


SEPT. 27 – Bingo every Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St.

Spiritual Group

SEPT. 27 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday, 7 p.m., Douglas Street school room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.


SEPT. 27 – Thursday, 1-3 p.m.; learn the game; $2 fee, or free to members. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro; all players welcome.

Public Talk

SEPT. 27 – 7:30 pm. Joan Watson (CBC Marketplace) and Murray Creed (CBC Country Canada) - The Accidental Farmer: Who was the real hero of The Story of Ross Farm?



SEPT. 28 – Friday Night Supper, Debert Legion. 4:30-6 p.m. Adults $10. Children under 10 $5.; take-outs available; wheelchair assessible.


SEPT. 28 –Douglas Street Recreation Centre,7:30 p.m.; shared lunch, door prize, sponsored by Y Senior Citizens Group, age 50 and older welcome, admission $6.

Needle Arts

SEPT. 28 – Marigold Guild of Needle Arts Stitch-in-Public Day, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; MacQuarrie Maker Lab, CEHP Library, Truro.

Chair Yoga

SEPT. 28 – Chair Yoga, Fridays at 10 a.m., First United Church; everyone welcome.

Fish and Chips

SEPT. 28 – Fish and Chips Night, Truro Legion Lounge 5-7 p.m. Cost $8.


Craft Supplies

SEPT. 29 – Fabric and Craft Supply Sale, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at First United Church, Truro; supplies, patterns, notions, books and fabric.

Canyon Hike

SEPT. 29 – Hike Nova Scotia guided hike on the Kenomee Canyon Trail in Economy, 8:30 a.m. Preregistration needed at; trail prize; details:

Yard sale

SEPT. 29 – Fall Fun Fair, McCulloch United Church, corner of Harmony and Camden roads. 8 a.m. to noon. Café, garden produce, preserves, baked goods.


SEPT. 29 – Annual roast beef dinner at Immaculate Conception Church, Campbell Hall, 669 Prince St., 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door. Adults – $18, kids under 12 – $9, kids under 5 – free. No takeouts.

Gather Night

SEPT. 29 – Presented by Truro Heights United Baptist Church. Free-will offering, all welcome. Fellowship to follow.

Yard Sale

SEPT. 29 – Bake and Book Tables, Economy Recreation Centre; 9 a.m. to noon; sponsored by the Board of Stewards, Economy United Church



SEPT. 30 – Oktoberfest Breakfast/Brunch, Tatamagouche Legion; sausage, bacon, eggs, etc.; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome; $7 and $4 for 12-and-under; wheelchair accessible; takeouts available.

Gospel Concert

SEPT. 30 – The Gospelettes, 7 to 8:30 p.m., St. David's United Church Sanctuary, Bible Hill. Free-will offering; refreshments to follow; wheelchair accessible; Gospelettes are six ladies who sing old and new gospel hymns.

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