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Jimmy - Contributed

It was 18C at 6:30 a.m. and today’s high is expected to be 27C (Humidex 34C), with a 60% chance of showers- possibly thundershowers, and a low around 15C tonight.

Tomorrow’s high is expected to be around 26C, with sunshine, and an overnight low of 15C.

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Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition grounds preparing for the Ex

Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival kicking off in Truro

Tatamagouche Festival of Soil, Soul & Society being held

Plenty of Pets

Jimmy is a two-year-old black shepherd mix. He was picked up as a stray and never claimed. 


He’s a neutered male who is vaccinated and microchipped, and weighs about 85 pounds.

Jimmy is toy and food motivated, walks well on leash, knows basic commands, and enjoys drives. He’s afraid of cats. 

He loves to play fetch but will jump up to grab the ball if people don’t throw it quickly.

He needs regular exercise, and to be with someone who has experience handling dogs.

Jimmy is an adoptable with Good Bones Dog Rescue. For more information, visit the website or Facebook page, or email

Tidal Bore Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 5:01 p.m. today.

Community Calendar


Crafts Day

AUG. 16 – Little White Schoolhouse Museum is holding crafts Thursdays, 2 p.m. during the summer, at 20 Arthur St.; admission by donation; children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

Spiritual Group

AUG. 16 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday at 7 p.m., Douglas Street school room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.


August 16 – 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.


AUG. 16 – Bingo every Thursday night at 7 p.m., Wentworth Rec Centre; Jackpot; toonie number; specials; and regular games.

Jr. Preneur Camp

AUG. 16 – Junior Preneur Camp Business Showcase invites you to support the young entrepreneurs businesses at the Truro Farmers Market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Quilt Show

AUG. 17-18 – St. David’s Quilt and Hooked Rug Sale, Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., St. David’s United Church; lower level Blueberry Tea Room; admission $5.


Making Soap

AUG. 18-19 – Soap-making workshops at Sutherland Steam Mill Museum. For details or to book a spot contact Guy Rochon at 902-809-7137, or email


AUG. 18 – Malagash Museum Supper, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Malagash Mine Hall, 1926 North Shore Road. Adults $12; under-12, $6; preschoolers free; casseroles, beans, salads, etc. Malagash Museum 902-257-2407.

Pancake Breakfast

AUG. 18 – Blueberry Festival Pancake Breakfast at Slate Youth Centre 883 Prince Street, Truro 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Pancakes with wild blueberry sauce, sausages, beans.

$8.50 regular/$6.50 small.

Coffee House

AUG. 18 - Gospel Coffee House, at Christian Fellowship Center, 1533 Plains Rd. Debert, 7 p.m.; local talent, free will offering.

90’s Party

AUG 18 – 90’S Party, Debert Legion, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m., hosted by DJ Brandon Walsh and Kassandra Victoria Weatherbey; $10 at the door.

Festival Fun

AUG. 18 – Blueberry Festival Fun, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wentworth Recreation Centre; pancake breakfast, hiking, biking, motorcycling, bouncy houses, barbecue, and music by Chelsea Atkinson. $5 entry; food extra.

Queen of Hearts

AUG. 18 – Tatmagouche Legion and North Shore Rec Centre, Queen of Hearts draw, 2 to 4 p.m.; held at the Legion; jackpot appro. $8,300. with 12 cards remaining; everyone welcome.



AUG. 19 – Jamboree, Warwick Mountain Rec Club, 554Warwick Mountain Road 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Featuring Wayne Elliott and. Friends; Beth Terry Family; Bob Adshade; admission $5; lunch provided.

Chicken Barbecue

AUG. 19 –River John Volunteer Fire Department Annual Chicken BBQ, noon until sold out; $12 Large (1/2 Chicken); $9 Small (1/4 Chicken).


Blood Donor Clinic

AUG. 20 – Blood donor clinic at the Milford Recreation Centre, 5 to 8 p.m.; 99 appointments to fill; book appointments today by downloading the GiveBlood app or visit

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