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Colchester: Festive celebrations, status issues and bunnies

Farrah - Contributed

It was -8C at 6:30 a.m. and today’s high is expected to be -2C, with sunshine, and a low of -8 tonight.

Tomorrow’s high is expected to be 4C, with snow or ice pellets, and an overnight low of -0C.

Today’s stories

Truro rider loses amateur status after complaint lodged over honourarium

Truro Tree Lighting and Santa Claus Parade taking place this weekend

Plenty of Pets

Farrah is a six-month-old bunny who is litter-trained, spayed and ready for her forever family. She can be a little shy at first, but is very friendly once she gets to know someone. She’s even gone out to take part in bunny yoga.

10,000 Carrots Rabbit Rescue currently has several rabbits ready to be adopted. To learn more, visit the website or the Facebook page or email

Tidal Bore Times

The tide will be coming in at 6:08 p.m. today

Community Calendar


PROBUS Meeting

NOV. 15 – PROBUS Club meets at Truro Fire Hall, 9:30 a.m.  Guest speaker: Keith Drover, Master Mariner. Guests welcome. PROBUS is a club of active retirees who enjoy guest speakers and activity groups. 

Chase the Ace

NOV. 15 – Debert Legion Tri Service Chase the Ace draw, 8:15 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets – $3 each.

Card Party

NOV. 15 – Auction 45 Card party every Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. beginning at Bible Hill Fire Hall; sponsored by St. David's United Church. $5 charge with cash prizes, light snack.


November 15 – 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.


NOV. 15 – Bingo every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at The Good Neighbors Club 21 Palmer Street.

Spiritual Group

NOV. 15 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday 7 p.m. Douglas Street school room 12. 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Support Group

NOV. 15 – Parkinson Canada - Atlantic District Support Group, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Colchester East Hants Public Library, Truro, Burchell MacDougall Study. No cost. Information: Parkinson's Canada - Atlantic District 902-422-3656.


Seniors Old-Time Dance

NOV. 16 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre, 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, door prize. Sponsored by Y Seniors Group. Age 50 and older welcome. Admission – $6.

Friday Night Supper

NOV. 16 – Debert Legion, 4:30-6 p.m. Pan-fried haddock, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults – $10; under-10 – $5. Takeouts available. Wheelchair accessible.

Mixed Darts

Nov. 16 – Debert Legion Mixed darts 7:30 p.m. $2 to play. Everyone welcome.

Turkey Dinner

Nov. 16 – Turkey dinner at Truro Legion, 5 to 7 p.m.; music by Alycia Putnam. $12 or 12-and-under $6.

Friday Pub Night
NOV. 16 – Truro Legion Lounge, 7 to 10 p.m.; Music by Over the Influence; $5 cover; everyone welcome.


Tea and Crafts

NOV. 17 – Annual Christmas Salad Tea and Pantry and Craft Sale, Trinity United Church, 415 Onslow Rd., Upper Onslow, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $8 for Salad Tea; wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by UCW.


NOV. 17 – Upper Musquodoboit Community Hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Perfect Time. Shared lunch.

Christmas Tea

NOV. 17 – Christmas Tea and Sale at Brunswick Street United Church, 2 - 4 p.m. Freewill offering for the buffet tea. Sale tables include baking, jam baskets, knitting, sewing, candy and floral arrangements.


Nov. 17 – Crib every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors 21 Palmer Street.

Coffee House

NOV. 17 – Country Gospel Coffee House, 1533 Plain Rd. Debert, Christian Fellowship Centre, 7 p.m.; shared lunch, freewill offering; local talent.

Craft Sale

Nov. 17 – Craft sale at the Middle Stewiacke Rec. Centre from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2395 Hwy 289. Lunch available. Admission $2. Proceeds for the Middle Stewiacke Rec. Centre.

Bake Sale

Nov. 17 – Bake Sale, Truro Mall. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 26

Ladies Auxiliary Christmas basket tickets available.


NOV. 17 – Frank Lowe and Side Kixx, at Royal Canadian Legion, 42 Brunswick Street, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission $8.

Guitar Club

NOV. 17 – Guitar finger-picking club, 2 to 4 p.m.; all styles and skill levels welcome; N.S. Ex grounds, MacMillan Center, 73 Ryland Ave., Bible Hill. Info: 902-305-4272.

Chowder Luncheon

NOV. 17 – Chowder luncheon, Economy Recreation Centre, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults $8; children under 12 $4. Fish or Corn Chowder, dessert, tea/coffee; bake table.



NOV. 18 – Warwick Mountain Rec Club 6:30-9 p.m., $5 admission, 50/50 draw, door prize, lunch provided. Featuring: Wayne Elliott & Friends; Nick Shaw; John. & Joyce Willems. Last one for 2018.


NOV. 18 – Tatamagouche Legion; ham, bacon, eggs, fruit cup, etc. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome; $7 and $4 for 12-and-under; wheelchair accessible; takeouts available.

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