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Colchester: Food, freezing rain & a found feline

This cat was found in Bible Hill.
This cat was found in Bible Hill. - Contributed

It was -6C at 6:30 a.m. and it’s expected to go up to -1C during the day, with a few flurries, and a low of -8C tonight.

It should be much warmer tomorrow, with a high around 12C, and showers, and an overnight low of -4C. Showers are expected to continue, making freezing rain likely.

The weekend should bring a mix of sun and cloud, with daytime highs around -5C, dropping as low as -16C at night.

Today’s stories

Colchester Food Bank moves into new Truro quarters

Soup Fest returning to Truro

Plenty of Pets

This boy was found on Vimy Rd in Bible Hill.

He’s a neutered male.

If he belongs in your home, call the Colchester SPCA at 902-893-7968.

Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 1:59 p.m. today.

Community Calendar


Valentine Social

FEB. 7 – RTO Valentine Social, Truro Legion; hot roast beef dinner/dessert; social time 5 p.m.; meal 5:30 p.m.; $20/person; for retired teachers/guests only; contact 902-897-4117.

Spiritual Group

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


FEB. 7 - SCANS six-week class begins at Douglas St. Rec. Centre: Jewish Holidays and Seasons, 1 to 3 p.m., with Rabbi David Ellis. Information and registration: www.the

Historical Society

FEB. 7 – Great Village Historical Society, 2 p.m., Great Village Legion Hall, 30 Station Road; guest speaker, Richard Gerrior, sharing experience and photos of Centennial Voyageur Canoe Pageant.

Chair Yoga

FEB. 7 – Chair Yoga, Trinity United Church, 415 Onslow Rd., Upper Onslow, 10 to 11 a.m., Church Hall, $5; everyone welcome. Information: 902-897-4553.



FEB. 8 – Seniors Old Time Dance, Douglas Street Recreation Centre, 2 p.m.; door prize; sponsored by Y Seniors Group; age 50 and older welcome; admission $6.



FEB. 9 – Stewiacke Valley 4-H Club Valentine’s Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; home-made soups, biscuits, rolls, etc., at the Upper Stewiacke United Church Hall. Cost $7. Proceeds for club expenses


FEB. 9 – Crib Tournament, West St. Andrews Community Hall, 1 p.m.; $22 per team; two 50/50 draws.

Snowshoe Hike

FEB. 9 – Hike Nova Scotia and HubCycle guided Snowshoe Hike. Victoria Park, Truro, 10 a.m. Bring your own or reserve rentals in advance. Qualify for a trail prize. Details: .

Merchandise Bingo

FEB. 9 – Truro and District Lions Club Merchandise Bingo, 2 p.m., 1100 Prince St., Truro. $15 per person.

Pancake Breakfast

FEB. 9 – Pancake Breakfasts every Saturday in February at Slate Youth Centre, 8 to 10:30 a.m. $8.50 regular; $6.50 small. Pancakes, sausages, beans, beverage. Proceeds to Dominican Republic Service Project team.


Valentine Brunch

FEB. 10 – Valentine Breakfast/Brunch, Tatamagouche Legion; ham, bacon, eggs, etc. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome; $7; $4 for 12-and-under; wheelchair accessible; takeouts available. Basket draw proceeds for 596 Air Cadets.

Jam Session

FEB. 10 - Monthly Jam Session, 2 to 4 p.m., Hilden United Church Hall; freewill offering and 50/50 draw; coffee, tea, cookies available; everyone welcome; proceeds for church expenses.

Poetry Reading

FEB. 10 – Poetry Reading, 2 to 4 p.m., High Tides Arts and Community Centre, 11 Church St., Maitland; free will offering.

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