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Gypsy - Contributed

It was -16C (wind chill -25C) at 6:30 a.m., and today’s high is expected to be -8, with sunshine, and an overnight low of -14C.

Tomorrow’s high will be around -3C, with snow, and an overnight low of -7C.

Today’s stories

Masstown restaurant named one of Atlantic Canada’s top three in survey

Lyle Carter column- Forever friends: intensive care unit nurses

IWK warns of bogus car seats sold through Walmart online

Plenty of Pets

Gypsy is a seven-year-old girl who is looking for a family to love.

She’s a very friendly dog and she gets along with cats.

She enjoys long walks and napping in cozy spots.

To meet Gypsy, stop by the Colchester SPCA at 408 Industrial Ave., or call 902-893-7968 for more information.

Community Calendar



FEB. 20 – Dance in Salmon River Fire Hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others; shared lunch.

Al Anon

FEB. 20 – Cobequid Al Anon meets weekly, Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m. at Douglas Street Rec Centre.

Card Party

FEB. 20 – Card party at Warwick Mountain Rec Club, 7 p.m.; $3 admission; 50/50, door prize, shared lunch.

Butch’s Jam

FEB. 20 – Butch’s Jam at the Horseman's Club, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.; everyone welcome.

Coffee House

FEB. 20 – Coffee house at Zion United Baptist Church, 454 Prince St., Truro, 1 – 3 p.m.; music featuring Bill Hill and the band; refreshments.

Lead With Your Heart

FEB. 20 - Lead With Your Heart presents a program on ‘Inner Child’ with Darl Wood followed by group discussion at First United’s Memorial Hall, 7 p.m. All are welcome.


Support Group

FEB. 21 – Truro Parkinson's Support group meets the third Thursday of the month, 2 to 4 p.m., Colchester-Easts Hants Regional Library. All are welcome and there is no cost.


FEB. 21 – PROBUS Club meets at the Truro Fire Hall, 9:30 a.m.; club of active retirees who enjoy guest speakers, activity groups; guest speaker Bill Todd; guests welcome.

Spiritual Group

FEB. 21 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday, 7 p.m., Douglas Street School, room 12, 40 Douglas St. Truro.

Swim Over

FEB. 21 – Scotia Pool’s Swim Over to The Pond fundraiser, 6 to 9 p.m., at Pond Classic Grill, Bible Hill. Donations at door, silent auction, 50/50 draw. All proceeds to Scotia Pool.

Chair Yoga

FEB. 21 – Chair Yoga, Trinity United Church, 415 Onslow Rd., Upper Onslow, 10 to 11 a.m., Church Hall, $5; everyone welcome. Information: 902-897-4553.

Card Party

FEB. 21 – Auction 45 Card party every Thursday at 1 p.m., Bible Hill Fire Hall; sponsored by St. David’s United Church. $5 charge; cash prizes; light snack.


FEB. 21 – Bingo at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St., Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Prizes and 50/50.

GRANS Meeting

FEB. 21 – Grandparents’ Rights for Nova Scotia Association, noon to 2 p.m., Sobeys Community Room, Robie St., Truro. All are welcome.

Chase the Ace

Feb. 21 – Chase the Ace Draw, Debert Legion, draw at 8:15 p.m.; doors open 6 p.m. for ticket sales, $3 each. Available at various venues. No need to be present to win.



FEB. 22 – 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.

Foody Friday

FEB. 22 – 7-9 p.m., Douglas Street Recreation Centre, Truro. Screening of documentary about power of food to build community; panel discussion: Could Truro be a hub for good food for all? Free admission.


FEB. 22 – Debert Legion Friday Night Supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Roast pork, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults $10; under-12 $5. Take-outs available. Wheelchair assessible.


FEB. 22 – Debert Mixed Darts fun night 7:30 p.m. $2 to play. Everyone welcome.


FEB. 23 – Surprise retirement celebration for Les Mosher, Brian Ellis and Paulette Mattinson from Truro Home Hardware at 45 Willow St., Truro. Drop in sometime to say hi and wish them well!

Pancake Breakfast

FEB. 23 – 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.

Earltown Lakes Hike
FEB. 23 – Hike Nova Scotia and the Cobequid Eco-Trails Society guided hike on the Earltown Lakes trail in Earltown, at 9:30 a.m. Bring own snowshoes (hike if no snow). See for details.


FEB. 23 – Crib at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St. Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Prizes and 50/50.

Crib Tournament

FEB. 23 – Crib tournament, Tatamagouche Legion $20 per team of two; 1 p.m. start; everyone welcome; wheelchair accessible; canteen services.

Seedy Saturday

FEB. 23 – Seedy Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Douglas Street Recreation Centre, Truro; 8 free workshops; buy & trade seeds; vendors & community tables; family activities; local food; free.


FEB 23 – Brookfield Curling Club at 7 p.m.; viewing 6-7 p.m.; admission $5. Bid paddle and snacks provided; bar and kitchen will be open; proceeds for the Brookfield Curling Club.

Craft Sale

FEB. 23 – Vendor and craft sale, Londonderry Hall, 4058 Mines Bass River Road, Londonderry, 10 a.m.; numerous sellers. Info: 902-668-2002.


FEB. 23 – 2019 Elmsdale Legion 4th Annual Jim Daye Memorial cribbage Tournament; $22 per team.


FEB. 23 – Truro Legion Cribbage tournament noon to 4:30 p.m., in the lounge; $22 per team; register on arrival; two 50/50 draws; food/beverage service; everyone welcome.

Big Breakfast

FEB. 23 – Big breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the RCAF, 22 Cottage St.


FEB. 24 – Nazarene Church Celebration Service at 6:30 p.m.; Wayne Elliot and Friends in concert; freewill offering; lunch to follow.


Overeaters Anonymous

FEB. 25 – Truro Overeaters Anonymous group meets at Douglas Street Rec Centre each Monday at 7:30 p.m. For more info, phone 902-843-5678.

Chair Yoga

FEB. 25 – Senior Chair Yoga, First Baptist Church, 10 a.m. Fee $5. For more information call 902-843-2408.

. 25 – Every Monday 6:30-7:30 p.m., NSCC Mindfulness Centre, Truro. Free meditation


FEB. 25 – Play 45’s at The Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St. at a new time, Mondays at 1:30 p.m. Prizes and 50/50.

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