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Roxy - Contributed

It looks like nice, warm weather for the weekend.

It was 20C at 6:30 a.m. and the temperature is expected to reach 25C today, with a 30% chance of showers, going down to 12C tonight.

Saturday is expected to be around 25C, with sunshine, and an overnight low of 16C.

Sunday will be around 26C, with sunshine, and an overnight low around 15C.

Today’s stories

Video: Due south: Stewiacke father and daughter skiing to the South Pole

Truro's Sushi Way taking orders for the first time in three years

North River man finds joy in fixing bikes for charity

North River magician appears on Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Plenty of Pets

Roxy is a six-year-old Chihuahua mix weighing in at 10 pounds.

She’s house-trained and doesn’t mind being home alone for a few hours. She shows no interest in toys but loves to go for walks. Roxy is very good on leash. She likes other dogs and shows no interest in cats. Roxy is a real snuggle bug. She’d love a home where she can be spoiled and loved like she deserves to be.

Roxy is spayed, vaccinated, treated for parasites and micro chipped. She comes with 30-days of free pet insurance courtesy of 24PetWatch. Her adoption fee is $350.

For more information on Roxy, visit the Coastal K9 Rescue Society website,  or Facebook page or email

Tidal bore times:

The tidal bore will be coming in at 11:43 a.m. today

Fuel prices:

Gasoline dropped by 2.7 cents overnight, and is now $1.25.5 per litre.

Diesel remains unchanged at $1.22 per litre.

Community Calendar



AUG 10 – Ham, salad and strawberry shortcake supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m.; $10, Debert Legion. Entertainment by Double Pleasure.


AUG. 11 – Fundraising yard sale and barbecue in support of Slate Youth Centre. Louis' Used Clothing parking lot, Robie Street, Truro. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


AUG 11 – Debert Days Dance 9 p.m. -1 a.m. Music by Special ‘O.’ Admission $10, Debert Legion.


Tea and Cheesecake

AUG. 14 – 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.


Lunchtime Concert

AUG. 15 – Free Summer Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts in Memorial Hall of First United Church, 12:15 p.m.; bring a lunch; the Hartley Family in Concert.


AUG. 15 – Dance in Salmon River fire hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others; shared lunch.

Al-Anon meeting

AUG. 15 – Weekly Al-Anon meeting, Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m. at Douglas St. Rec Centre.

Card Parties

AUG. 15 – Card parties, every Wednesday at 7 p.m., Warwick Mountain rec Club; $3 admission; 50/50; shared lunch; travelling prize; highest in men and women.

Music Jam

AUG. 15 – Butch's Wednesday night jam.

Lead With Your Heart

AUG. 15 – Lead With Your Heart presents guest speaker Liz McKay from Truro's Sexual Assault Centre, 7 p.m., First United Memorial Hall; discussion to follow; all are welcome.


Crafts Day

AUG. 16 – 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

AUG. 16 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday at 7 p.m., Douglas Street school room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.


August 16 – Thursday, 1-3 p.m.; Come and learn the game. $2 fee, or free to members. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro. All players welcome.


AUG. 16 – Bingo every Thursday night at 7 p.m., Wentworth Rec Centre; Jackpot; toonie number; specials; and regular games.


Quilt Show

AUG. 17-18 – St. David’s Quilt and Hooked Rug Sale, Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., St. David’s United Church; lower level Blueberry Tea Room; admission $5.

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