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Colchester: Doctors, animals, and an autumn weekend

Ellie
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It was a chilly 3C at 6:30 a.m. but the temperature is expected to reach 17C, with sunshine, today, going down to 15C tonight.

Saturday is expected to be around 21C, with showers and fairly high winds, dropping to 3C during the night.

Sunday will be around 19C, with sunshine, and an overnight low around 4C.

Today’s stories

Cobequid Wildlife Centre continues to provide care for animals

Truro doctors sharing information on atrial fibrillation

Plenty of Pets

Ellie is a 12-week-old lab mix weighing in at 17.4 pounds.

Ellie is well on her way to being house trained, but she’s a puppy so she makes some mistakes, and does like to shew.

She lives with other dogs, puppies and cats, and is good with people of all ages.

She needs to be with someone who has lots of time and patience so that she can grow into the best dog she can be.

Ellie is spayed, vaccinated, treated for parasites and micro chipped. She has her eight-week and twelve-week vaccinations. She will require one more vaccination at sixteen weeks, which will be her new owner’s responsibility. She comes with 30-days of free pet insurance courtesy of 24PetWatch. Her adoption fee is $400.

For more information, visit Coastal K9 Rescue’s website or Facebook page, or email info@coastalk9.ca

Tidal bore times:

The tidal bore will be coming in at 10:57 a.m. and 11:12 p.m. today

Saturday: 11:39 a.m. and 11:53 p.m.

Sunday: 15 minutes past noon

Fuel prices:

Fuel prices went down a little overnight

Gasoline decreased 1.2 cents, and is now $1.22.2 per litre.

Diesel went down 1.9 cents, and is $1.25.9 per litre.

Community Calendar

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21

Supper

SEPT. 21 – Friday Night Supper, Debert Legion. 4:30-6 p.m.; Pan fried haddock, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults $10. Children under 10 $5.; take-outs available; wheelchair assessible.

Dance

SEPT. 21 –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.

Nature Workshop

SEPT. 21 – Re-Connecting with Nature workshop; hands-on day of adventure in Truro for adults to improve ability to lead and share nature with children and youth; learn more and register at www.hikenovascotia.ca.

Chair Yoga

SEPT. 21 – Chair Yoga, Fridays at 10 a.m., First United Church; everyone welcome.

Quilt Show

SEPT. 21-22 – Sunrise Quilt Guild 6th Annual Show and Sale, noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Fraser Cultural Centre, 362 Main Street, Tatamagouche; $5; door prizes, demonstrations.

Pub Night

SEPT. 21 – Pub Night, Truro Legion Lounge 7-10 p.m. Cost $5.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 22

Crib

SEPT. 22 – Crib every Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St.

Scale Model Show
SEPT. 22 – Central Nova Scotia Modelers Scale Model Show and Competition, Bible Hill Junior High, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; competition fee $2/entry; no fee to display models; free to the public. Info: 896-3816.

Music

Sept. 22 – Route 6 Band providing evening of music, 7 to 9 p.m. at Barrachois Community Hall, 99 Brule Shore Rd. Admission by donation. Light lunch served.

Clothing/Toy Sale

SEPT. 22 - Kids Clothing and Toy Sale At the Middle Stewiacke Rec. Centre, 2395 Hwy 289

from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Admission $1.

Breakfast

SEPT. 22 – Breakfast at Stewiacke Legion Branch 70 in support of Pine Grove Cemetery, 8 to 10 a.m.; full menu; $8 per person.

Celtic Music

SEPT. 22 –Celtic Music at the Sutherland Steam Mill with the Dock Gang; traditional Irish, Scottish and other music. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission, $10 at door.

Turkey dinner

SEPT. 22 – Salem United Church, River John, 4-6 p.m. (or until sold out). Roast turkey dinner and pie for dessert. Adults ($15), children ($8). Takeouts available.

Tool Collectors

SEPT. 22 – Atlantic Tool Collectors Show and Sale; Theme: Gadgets; noon to 3 p.m.; open to the public, free admission; Farm Equipment Museum, Exhibition Grounds, 73 Ryland Ave, Bible Hill.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 23

Church Anniversary

SEPT. 23 – North River United Church 137th Anniversary, 7 p.m.; gospel music by Wayne Elliott and Friends; freewill offering, proceeds to church. Lunch and fellowship to follow.

MONDAY, SEPT. 24

Cards

SEPT. 24 – Cards 45's every Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St.

Chair Yoga

SEPT. 24 – Senior chair yoga, First Baptist Church, 10 a.m. Admission $5. For more information call 902-843-2408.

Meditation Connection

SEPT. 24 – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., NSCC Mindfulness Centre, Truro. Free meditation group for relaxation and mindfulness. mmtruro@gmail.com

Fundraiser

SEPT. 24 – Guatemala House building fundraiser, Food Muster, Arthur Street, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Limited seating. Call Jim Harpell to reserve a time – 902-673-3012.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25

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.

Al-Anon

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.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26

Al-Anon meeting

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

Dance

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

Jam

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.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27

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.

Bingo

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.

Canasta

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?

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28

Supper

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

Dance

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. info@marigoldguildofneedlearts.ca

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.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29

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 lexmclaughlin7@gmail.com.; trail prize; details: www.hikenovascotia.ca

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.

Dinner

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

SUNDAY, SEPT. 30

Breakfast/Brunch

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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