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Colchester: Mental wellness, alpacas, a robbery & a rabbit

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It was -18C at 6:30 a.m. and today’s high will be around -6C, with a mix of sun and cloud, and an overnight temperature around -5C.

Saturday’s forecast includes a high of -8C, with a 60% chance of flurries and an overnight low of -17C.

Snow and/or rain is expected on Sunday, with the temperature reaching 7C. The temperature will drop to about 4C during the night, as rain continues.

Environment Canada warns of a major snowfall for some areas and a major rainfall in others, depending on the track of the storm.

Rain and/or snow is expected to continue falling on Monday.

Today’s stories

Alpacas rule the field in Middle Stewiacke

Emma Smit-Geraghty to speak at Truro Women & Wellness event

Suspect arrested after robbery in Stewiacke

Plenty of Pets

Pongo and another rabbit, Dave, were rescued after the person who had them put them outside and said they didn’t want rabbits any more.

A neighbor caught them and took them to 10,000 Carrots Rabbit Rescue.

Pongo has now been neutered and litter trained, and he loves hanging out with his foster family- but he would love a forever home.

Dave is also available for adoption, but the rabbits are not bonded so they don’t need to go to the same home.

For more information, visit the 10,000 Carrots Rabbit Rescue website or Facebook page or email 10000carrotsrescue@gmail.com

Tidal bore times:

The tidal bore will be coming in at 9:13 a.m. and 9:50 p.m. today

Saturday: 10:02 a.m. and 10:41 p.m.

Sunday: 10:54 a.m. and 11:29 p.m.

Fuel prices:

Fuel prices went up overnight.

Gasoline increased by seven tenths of a cent and is now 1.00.9 cents per litre.

Diesel is up 3.4 cents and is now $1.22.1 per litre.

Community Calendar

FRIDAY, JAN. 18

Supper

JAN. 18 – Debert Legion Friday Night Supper 4:30-6 p.m. Chicken, vegetables, dessert. Adults $10; under-12 $5. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessible.

Dance

JAN. 18 – Seniors Old Time Dance, Douglas Street Recreation Centre,7:30 p.m.; shared lunch, door prize, sponsored by Y Seniors Group; age 50 and older welcome, admission $6.

Chair Yoga

JAN. 18 – Every Friday at First United Church Memorial Hall; $5, everyone welcome.

SATURDAY, JAN. 19

Cribbage

JAN. 19 – Crib every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors, 21 Palmer Street.

Queen of Hearts

JAN. 19 – Tatamagouche Legion,North Shore Rec Centres Queen of Hearts Saturdays

at the Legion. Tickets $2 each sold until Friday; Saturday sales only at Legion, 2 to 4 p.m. Draw time 4:15 p.m.

Guitar club

JAN. 19 - Guitar finger-picking club, 2 to 4 p.m., all styles and skill levels welcome;

N.S. Exhibition Grounds, MacMillan Centre, 73 Ryland Ave., Bible Hill. Info: 902-639-9267.

Coffee House

JAN. 19 – Country Gospel Coffee House, 7 p.m., Christian Fellowship Centre, 1533 Plains Rd. Debert; local talent; shared lunch; free will offering.


Snowshoe Hike

JAN. 19 – Hike Nova Scotia/HubCycle guided snowshoe hike at Victoria Park, Truro, 10 a.m. Bring your own snowshoes or reserve rentals at hubcycle@ns.aliantzinc.ca. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

45s Card Party

JAN. 19 – St. David’s Hall, Pictou Road, 7 p.m.; $5; light lunch and prizes; all are welcome.

SUNDAY, JAN. 20

Yoga

JAN. 20 – Gentle Yoga at 4:30 p.m. Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4. Contact Kaly at 902-410-0292 or Bella.yoga2019@gmail.com.

Bluegrass Concert

JAN. 20 – Musical Memories Bluegrass Concert, 2 p.m., Middleton United Church, Middle Musquodoboit, 12430 Hwy 224 For information 902-384-2520; lunch provided; admission by free will offering; wheelchair accessible.

MONDAY, JAN. 21

Cards

JAN. 21 – 45's every Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer Street.

Pickle Ball

JAN. 21 – Beginner Pickle Ball, Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4, Monday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon.

Walk ‘n’ Talk

JAN. 21 – Walk ‘n’ Talk is on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m., Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4.

Meditation

JAN. 21 – Meditation Connection, every Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., NSCC Mindfulness Centre, Truro. Free.

TUESDAY, JAN. 22

Meeting

JAN. 22 – Debert Legion general meeting 7:30 p.m. Voting on executive members at this meeting.

Dance

JAN. 22 – Goodtime Seniors’ Dance Club 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; live band; shared lunch, 50/50; admission $7. Royal Canadian Legion Brunswick Street, Truro.

Al-Anon

JAN. 22 – Truro Al-Anon meets every Tuesday, 8 p.m., at Good Neighbor's Club, 21 Palmer St., Truro. For info call Lois 902-890-1518.

Pickle Ball

JAN. 22 – Advanced Pickle Ball, Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4, Tuesday, Thursday and Wednesday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Yoga

JAN. 22 – Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 6:30 p.m., Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4. Contact Andrew at 902-986-1429.

Film Group

JAN. 22 – At 10 a.m. – Whales in August; short discussion to follow; everyone welcome.

Meeting

JAN. 22 – Debert Legion general meeting 7:30 p.m. All members encouraged to attend.

Garden Club

JAN. 22 – Great Village Garden Club, 7 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church. Art Haskins speaking on the American Dahlia Society Convention 2018, Longwood Gardens, Penn. Everyone welcome.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23

Al Anon

JAN. 23 – Cobequid Al Anon meets weekly on Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m. at Douglas Street Rec Centre.

Dance

JAN. 23 – Dance in Salmon River fire hall 7:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

Butch’s Jam

JAN. 23 – Butch’s Jam, every Wednesday night, Horseman's Club 6:30 p.m.; everyone welcome.

Ukulele Group

JAN. 23 – Shubenacadie United Church Ukulele group, meets second and fourth Wednesday of each month, Shubie United Church, 2869 Hwy 2; doors open 1:15 p.m. for new students; main session 2 p.m.

Bible Study

JAN. 23 – First United Memorial Hall; continuing the study of Paul; everyone welcome.

Card Party

JAN. 23 – Card party at Warwick Mountain Rec Club, 7 p.m.; $3 admission; 50/50, door prize, shared lunch.

THURSDAY, JAN. 24

Bingo

JAN. 24 – Bingo every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at The Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer Street. Everyone welcome.

Spiritual Group

JAN. 24 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. Douglas Street school room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Card Party

JAN. 24 – Auction 45 Card party, Thursday afternoons, 1 p.m. at the Bible Hill Fire Hall; sponsored by St David’s United Church. $5 charge, cash prizes, light snack.

GRANS Meeting

JAN. 24 – Grandparents Rights for Nova Scotia Association, noon to 2 p.m., Sobeys Community Room, Robie Street, Truro. All are welcome.

Public Talk

JAN. 24 – House Names of Truro by Joe Ballard, 7:30 p.m. $5 to attend, free for members. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro.

Canasta

JAN. 24 – Learn the game, 1 to 3 p.m. $2 fee, or free to members. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro. All players welcome.

Chase the Ace

JAN. 24 – Chase the Ace Draw, Debert Legion 8:15 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m. for ticket sales, $3 each. Available at various venues. No need to be present to win.

FRIDAY, JAN. 25

Dance

JAN. 25 – Seniors Old Time Dance, Douglas Street Recreation Centre,7:30 p.m.; shared lunch, door prize, sponsored by Y Seniors Group; age 50 and older welcome, admission $6.

Chair Yoga

JAN. 25 – Every Friday at First United Church Memorial Hall; $5, everyone welcome.

Supper

JAN. 25 – Debert Legion Friday Night Supper. Roast pork, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults $10; under-12 $5. Take-outs available. Wheelchair assessible.

SATURDAY, JAN. 26

Cribbage

JAN. 26 – Crib every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors, 21 Palmer Street.

Queen of Hearts

JAN. 26 – Tatamagouche Legion, North Shore Rec Centres Queen of Hearts Saturdays

at the Legion. Tickets $2 each sold until Friday; Saturday sales only at Legion, 2 to 4 p.m. Draw time 4:15 p.m.

Big Breakfast

JAN. 26 – Big Breakfast, 8 to 10:30 a.m.; open to the public; Airforce Association, 22 Cottage Street, Truro.

Crib Tournament

JAN. 26 – Crib tournament, Tatamagouche Legion; $20 per team of two; 1 p.m. start; everyone welcome; wheelchair accessible; canteen services.

Multicultural Night

JAN. 26 – Multicultural Night, Silent Auction and Pub, 5 p.m., Immaculate Conception Church hall; in support of the Guatemala Outreach Project; advance tickets $15, or $20 at the door. Contact 902-893-4985.

SUNDAY, JAN. 27

Dance

JAN. 27 – Dancing to live music last Sunday of the month, Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4 from 1:30 to 5 p.m.; donation at door; shared lunch.

Celebration Service

JAN. 27 – Nazarene Church Celebration Service, 6:30 p.m.; Upshore, Downshore, Notshore, in concert; freewill offering; shared lunch to follow.

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