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Colchester: Job losses, mental health and a cautious cat

Elian
Elian - Contributed
TRURO, N.S. —

It was 0C and showing at 6:30 a.m., and today’s high is expected to be 2C, with flurries, and an overnight low of -6C.

Tomorrow’s high is expected to be 11C, with sunshine, going down to 0C during the night.

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Today’s stories

Truro carpet plant moving operations to U.S

Colchester-East Hants CMHA plans to open in new location this summer

Truro Zumba event being held to support mental health

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Plenty of Pets


Elian is a two-year-old boy who is ready to meet his forever family.
2 years old
He can be a little unsure of people he doesn’t know but is slowly learning to trust again.

If you’d like to meet Elian, stop by the Colchester SPCA shelter at 408 Industrial Ave. The shelter can be reached by email at colchester@spcans.ca or by phone at 902-893-7968. There’s also more information on the Facebook page.


 

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Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 11:06 a.m. and 11:33 p.m. today.

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Community Calendar

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

Income Tax Help

April 17 – Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will be completing tax forms for low income persons at the Truro Library from 1 - 4 p.m. Call 896-4192 for appointment. Drop-ins welcome.

Al Anon

APRIL 17 – Cobequid Al Anon meets weekly on Wednesday evenings 7 to 8 p.m. at Douglas Street Rec Centre, Truro. For information contact Jane 902-890-0197.

Card Party

April 17 – Warwick Mountain Rec Club Card Party, 7 p.m. $3 entry, 50/50; shared lunch; special prize; highest in ladies and gents.

Dance

APRIL 17 – Dance in Salmon River. Music by Countrified and others, 7:30 p.m.; shared lunch.

Butch’s Jam

APRIL 17 – Join the fun and music at the Horseman's Club every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.; everyone welcome.

Coffee House

APRIL 17 – Coffee House at Zion United Baptist Church, 454 Prince St. will meet from 1 - 3 p.m. There will be fun, good music featuring Bill Hill and the Band and refreshments.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

Bingo

APRIL 18 – Bingo at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St. at 1:30 p.m.

Peace Flame

APRIL 18 – The Guiding Light will be sharing the Peace Flame at Douglas Street School, room 12, 7 p.m. Bring a candle light a candle as we share in the message of world peace.

Canasta

APRIL 18 – 1-3 p.m.; Come and learn the game. $2 fee, or free to members. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro. All players welcome.

PROBUS Meeting

APRIL 18 – PROBUS Club will meet at the Truro Fire Hall, at 9:30 a.m. Guest speaker is Mr. Kevin Quinlan who will present his trip to Mongolia. Guests welcome.

Card Party

APRIL 18 – North Shore Seniors invites you play 45’s and crib at Roach Hall, Tatamagouche. First and third Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.; 50/50, prizes and light lunch.

Card Party

APRIL 18 – Auction 45 Card party every Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Bible Hill Fire Hall. The event is sponsored by St David's United Church. $5 charge with cash prizes and a light snack.

GRANS Meeting

APRIL 18 – Grandparents’ Rights for Nova Scotia Assoc. Meeting, noon to 2 p.m., Sobeys Community Room, Robie St., Truro. All are welcome.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

Dinner

APRIL 19 – Immaculate Conception Parish, 669 Prince St. 4:30 - 6 p.m.; $10 meal includes fish pie, salad, roll, dessert, tea/coffee; children under 12 free; takeout available, pick up only.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

Crib

APRIL 20 – Crib at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St., at 1:30 p.m.

Dance

APRIL 20 – Dance in Upper Musquodoboit Community Hall. Music by Perfect Time, 7:30 p.m.; shared lunch.

Coffee House

APRIL 20 – Gospel Coffee House, 7 p.m., Christian Fellowship Centre, 1533 Plains Rd. Debert; shared lunch; freewill offering.

Guitar Club

April 20 – Fingerpicking guitar club jam/meeting at Douglas Street Rec. Center, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.; info: pimaguitarsociety.yolasite.com or Mike, 902-639-9267.

West Branch

APRIL 20 – Old Time Dance, 7:30 p.m. at West Branch Community Hall. Music by The MacKinnons plus Allen Hayman, Alvin and Tracy; Roger Simm calling; lunch served; shared sweets; admission $7.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

Jamboree

April 21 – Warwick Mountain Rec Club Jamboree, 6:30 to 9 p.m.; $5 fee; shared lunch; 50/50; door prize; featuring Ron and Dianne O'Brien; Connie and Bucko I Dawson; Jim and Denise Whiten.

MONDAY, APRIL 22

Overeaters

APRIL 22 – Truro Overeaters Anonymous group meets at Douglas St. Rec Centre each Monday at 7:30 p.m. For info, phone 902-843-5678.

Cards

APRIL 22 – Cards at the Good Neighbours Club, 21 Palmer St. at 1:30 p.m.

Meditation
APRIL 22 – Every Monday 6:30-7:30 p.m., NSCC Mindfulness Centre, Truro. No charge just, recharge! MeditationConnection@facebook.com

Al-Anon

APRIL 23 – Truro Al-Anon meets every Tuesday 8 p.m., at Good Neighbor's Club, 21 Palmer St. For more info call Lois, 902-890-1518.

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