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Colchester: Maud, secrecy, snow and a dog

Chuck
Chuck - Contributed
TRURO, N.S. —

It was -13C at 6:30 a.m., and today’s high is expected to be -4, with snow, and an overnight low of -8C. Between 5 and 10 cm of snow is expected.

Tomorrow’s high will be around -2C, with sunshine, and an overnight low of -15C.

Today’s stories

Truro woman connects with her grandmother, Maud Lewis, through her art

Bill Casey says RCMP putting Nova Scotians at risk

RCMP secrecy on Truro communications centre criticized

Plenty of Pets

Chuck is a two-year-old boxer-husky mix.

He weighs 48 pounds and is neutered and vaccinated, as well as crate trained.

He’s very friendly and affectionate but does sometimes jump up when excited, so he needs a home where there are no small children.

He gets along with other dogs at daycare but prefers to be the only pet in his home. He likes to chase birds and squirrels, so he might also try chasing a cat.

He loves to snuggle but also needs to get out and exercise.

For more information on Chuck, or the other dogs waiting for homes, visit Good Bones Dog Rescue’s website or Facebook page or email goodbones.general@gmail.com

Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 1:14 p.m. today.

Community Calendar

THURSDAY, FEB. 21

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.

PROBUS Meets

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.

Bingo

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.

FRIDAY, FEB. 22

Dance

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.

Supper

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.

Darts

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

SATURDAY, FEB. 23

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 www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

Cribbage

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.

Auction

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.

Cribbage

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

Cribbage

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.

SUNDAY, FEB. 24

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

MONDAY, FEB. 25

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.

Meditation
FEB
. 25 – Every Monday 6:30-7:30 p.m., NSCC Mindfulness Centre, Truro. Free meditation Connection@facebook.com

Cards

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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