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Colchester: Mental health, a fiery rescue & a lost cat

Teddy - Contributed

It was -7C at 6:30 a.m. and today’s high is expected to be 3C, with possible flurries and showers, and a low of 1 tonight.

Tomorrow’s high is expected to be 3C, with snow and/or flurries, and an overnight low of 0C.

Today’s stories

Truro-based mental health project reaching across Nova Scotia

Citizens save man from burning vehicle in Upper Rawdon

Plenty of Pets

Teddy is an eight-year-old neutered male cat who is missing from his home on Salmon River Road, near the cheese factory.

He went missing on Nov. 14.

If you see Teddy, please help him get home by calling Alyson at 902-890-2512.

Community Calendar



NOV. 19 – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., NSCC Mindfulness Centre, Truro. Free meditation group for relaxation and mindfulness.


NOV. 19 – 45's every Monday evening at 7 P.M. at the Good Neighbors Club 21 Palmer Street.


Film Group

NOV. 20 – 10:30 a.m. at First United Church Parlour. “The Martian”; short discussion to follow.


NOV. 20 – The Goodtime Seniors Club dances are every Tuesday from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. at Truro Legion, Brunswick Street. Shared lunch, 50/50, admission $7. New folks welcome.

Al-Anon Meets

NOV. 20 – Truro Al-Anon meets Tuesdays, 8 p.m., at Good Neighbor's Club, 21 Palmer St. For more info, call Lois 902-890-1518.


NOV. 21 – Cobequid Al-Anon meeting, Wednesday evenings at Douglas St. Rec Centre, 7-8 p.m.

Butch’s Jam

NOV. 21 – Come join the fun, Horseman's Club starts at 6:30 p.m.


NOV. 21 – Dance at Salmon River Fire Hall. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

Coffee House

NOV. 21 – “Christmas in November!” Coffee House at Zion United Baptist Church, 454 Prince St. 1 to 3 p.m.; fun, good music by Bill Hill and the band; refreshments.

Open Discussion

Nov. 21 – Lead With Your Heart, 7 p.m., First United Memorial Hall; An Open Discussion on Suicide. Come, share your experience, wisdom, as we support one another on this journey.


Card Party

NOV. 22 – Auction 45 Card party every Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. beginning at Bible Hill Fire Hall; sponsored by St. David's United Church. $5 charge with cash prizes, light snack.


November 22 – 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.

Book Launch
NOV. 22 – 7:30 p.m. Benoit Lalonde will present his book Waterfalls of Nova Scotia. The work contains information about 100 of the province’s best waterfalls. Free admission, all welcome. Colchester Historeum.


NOV. 22 – Bingo every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at The Good Neighbors Club 21 Palmer Street.

Spiritual Group

NOV. 22 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday 7 p.m. Douglas Street school room 12. 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Chase the Ace

Nov. 22 – Debert Legion Tri Service Chase the Ace Draw 8:15 p.m.; doors open 6:30 p.m. Tickets $3 each at venues in Debert, Truro, Bible Hill, Hilden, and Millbrook.


Christmas Tea

NOV. 23 – Wynn Park Villa Christmas Tea and Sale, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Admission: $5; 32 Windsor Way, Truro; crafts, baked goods, prizes; everyone welcome.

Seniors Old-Time Dance

NOV. 23 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre, 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, door prize. Sponsored by Y Seniors Group. Age 50 and older welcome. Admission – $6.


Nov. 23 – Debert Legion Friday Night Supper 4:30-6 p.m. Chicken, vegetables, desserts, tea/coffee. Adults $10; under-10 $5. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessible.

Ten Thousand Villages

NOV. 23-24 – Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale, Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Immanuel Baptist Church, 295 Young St, Truro. Info: 902-893-4197.



Nov. 24 – 30th anniversary of Colchester Trefoil Guild, 2 to 4 p.m., Cobequid Fire Hall, 3830 Hwy 236. Light refreshments. RSVP to Ethel MacLaughlin at 902-895-8582.

Turkey Supper

NOV. 24 – Turkey Supper, 4-6 p.m., St. James United Church, 8747 Highway 224, Upper Musquodoboit. Tickets at door $12 adults; $6 ages 6-12; preschoolers free. Wheelchair access.


Nov. 24 – Crib every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors 21 Palmer Street.


NOV. 24 – Christmas Luncheon, Craft, Bake and Yard Sale, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; free admission; door prize. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Adults: $6; Children under 10: $5; 169 Glenwood Dr., Truro.


Nov. 24 – Cribbage Tournament; Colchester Legion, Branch 26 Lounge, 1 p.m.; $22 per team; two 50/50 draws; food/bar service available; everyone welcome.

Coffee Party

NOV. 24 – Christmas Coffee Party, 10 a.m. to noon, St. Andrew’s United Church, Truro. Cost $8. Bake Sale and Silent Auction; proceeds for the work of the UCW.


NOV. 24 – Maritime Marionettes of Truro will be performing “The Nativity” four times between 10 a.m.  and noon at St. Andrew’s United Church, Truro. Suggested donation $5.

Tea and Sale

NOV. 24 – Truro Salvation Army Ladies Ministry Tea, 2 to 4 p.m.; bake goods, crafts, silent auction; new bridal wedding dresses donated by Moments Bridal Shop. Tickets $10.

Tea/Bake Sale

Nov. 24 – CWL Christmas Tea/Bake Sale, Immaculate Conception Church, Truro, from 1 to 3 p.m. Bake table, silent auction, door prizes. Adult $7, children under 10, $3.50.


Celebration Service

NOV. 25 – Nazarene Church Celebration Service, 6:30 p.m. “Firebranded” in concert; freewill offering; shared lunch to follow.

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