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Ben - Contributed

It was -11C at 6:30 a.m. – feeling like -18C with the wind chill, and today’s high is expected to be -6C, with a 30% chance of flurries, and a temperature of -8C tonight.

Tomorrow’s high is expected to be 2C, with a 30% chance of flurries or showers, and an overnight low of -2C.

Today’s stories

Soul's Harbour Rescue Mission holds opening celebration in Truro

Truro mall plays host to a local family tradition

Plenty of Pets

Ben is a one and a half-year-old mixed breed who is waiting for a family to join.

He loves to play and gets along well with other dogs. He’d do best in a home where children aren’t too small, because he might knock them down with his energetic play.

For more information on Ben, visit the Nova Scotia Golden Retriever Rescue website or Facebook page or email

Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 4:30 p.m. today.

Community Calendar



DEC. 13 – Bingo every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at The Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer Street.

Spiritual Group

DEC. 13 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday, 7 p.m., Douglas Street school room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Chase the Ace

DEC. 13 – Tri Service Chase The Ace Draw, Debert legion 8:15 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. for ticket sales; Tickets $3 each. Available at various venues. Not necessary to be present to win.



DEC. 14 – Seniors Old Time Dance, Douglas Street Recreation Centre,7:30 p.m.; shared lunch, door prize, sponsored by Y Seniors Group; age 50 and older welcome; admission $6.

Pub Night
DEC. 14 – Friday Pub Night, Truro Legion Lounge; 7 to 10 p.m.; Music by Over the Influence; $5 cover; cash bar; everyone welcome.

Mixed Darts

DEC. 14 – Debert Legion Mixed darts, 7:30 p.m. $2 to play. Fun darts only. Everyone welcome.


DEC. 14 – Debert Legion Friday Night Supper. Pan-fried haddock, vegetables, dessert tea/coffee. Adults $10. Under 12 $5. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessible. Last supper until January.


Guitar Club

DEC. 15 – Guitar Fingerpicking Club, 2 to 4 p.m., all styles and skill levels welcome, N.S. Exhibition Grounds, Macmillian center, 73 Ryland Ave., Bible Hill.


DEC. 15 – Crib every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors, 21 Palmer Street.

Coffee House

DEC. 15 – Country Gospel Coffee House, last of the year, 7 p.m., at Christian Fellowship Centre, 1533 Plains Rd., Debert; local talent; shared lunch; free will offering.

Christmas Dance

DEC. 15 – Christmas Dance in West Branch Community Hall, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Music by Tracy, Alvin, Marilyn, Curtis and Winnie; caller Roger Simm; shared lunch; admission $7.

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