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Kinley - Contributed

It was -9C at 6:30 a.m., and today’s high is expected to be 6C, with sunshine, and an overnight low of -2C.

Tomorrow’s forecast includes a high of 6C, with 2 60% chance of showers, and an overnight low of 1C, with rain.

Rainfall warnings are expected to be issued for Friday and Saturday.


Today’s stories

Truro firefighter dies from injuries sustained in training accident

Passengers evacuated after VIA Rail train hits debris in Belmont

Truro Music Festival results - Musical Theatre

Brookfield councillor wants bridge replaced, not repaired

Bearcats facing elimination in MHL divisional semifinal series


Missing Pet

Kinley went missing on Wednesday, when her leash was dropped.

She was just adopted into a home at 100 Hemlock Drive, in Elmsdale, and isn’t familiar with the area. She could be travelling through nearby communities.

She was wearing a turquoise collar and microchip tag and is afraid of men. If you see her, don’t chase her but call Jon at 902-789-2055 or Justine with North East Paws at 306-317-2571.

Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 1:05 p.m. today



Support Group

MARCH 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.

Card Party

MARCH 21 – North Shore Seniors invites you play 45’s and crib at Roach Hall, Tatamagouche. First and third Thursday of the month, starting at 7 p.m.; 50/50, prizes and light lunch.


MARCH 21 – A club of active retirees who enjoy guest speakers and activity groups, PROBUS Club meets Truro Fire Hall, 9:30 a.m. Guest speaker is Ken Henderson, of Truro Concert Band. Guests welcome.

Spiritual Group

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

Chase the Ace

March 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.

Card Party

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


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

GRANS meeting

MARCH 21 – Grandparents’ Rights for Nova Scotia meeting, Sobeys community room, Robie Street, Truro, noon to 2 p.m. All are welcome.


Chowder Lunch

MARCH 22 - Immaculate Conception Parish, 669 Prince St. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Corn chowder $8; fish chowder $10; includes roll, dessert, tea/coffee. Children under 12 free. Take out available, pick up only.


MARCH 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.


MARCH 22 – Debert Legion Friday Night Supper. Roast Pork, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults $10; under-12 $5. Take-outs available. Wheelchair assessible.


MARCH 22-24 – Annual John K. MacDonald Memorial Curling Bonspiel with 24 teams; buy tickets on prize tables, silent auction items; everyone welcome to attend.


Tax Help

March 23 – Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will be completing tax forms for low income persons at the Truro Library from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Call 896-4192 for appointment.  Drop-ins welcome.


MARCH 23 – Annual Auction and Pot Luck Supper. Supper 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. with auction items on display and silent auction of gift certificates, etc. Live auction starts at 5:45 p.m.

Fish and Chips

March 23 – Fish and Chips Supper (while supplies last), 4 to 6 p.m.; dessert, tea/coffee included. $12 adults; $6 under-12. Five Islands Fire Hall; sponsored by Five Islands Fire Brigade.

Yard Sale

MARCH 23 – Annual Indoor Yard Sale, Valley United Church, 110 Salmon River Rd., 8 a.m. to noon. Information, call 902-897-4117.


MARCH 23 – Crib at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St., at 1:30 p.m.


MARCH 23 – Tatamagouche legion. $20 per team (2). 1 p.m. Everyone welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Canteen services.


MARCH 24 – Country Gospel with Wayne Elliott and Friends at Londonderry Station Community Church (AKA The Thirsty Church) at 2 p.m. Everyone welcome, enjoy music, visiting friends, snacks. Free will donations.

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