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Colchester: Mobility, a reunion and bonded bunnies

Primo (left) and Teetoo
Primo (left) and Teetoo - Contributed
TRURO, N.S. —

It was -2C at 6a.m., and today’s high is expected to be 10C, with a 60% chance of showers, and an overnight low of 9C.

Saturday’s forecast includes a high of 12C, with periods of rain, dropping to -5C overnight.

Sunday should include a mix of sun and cloud, with a high of 1C, and an overnight low of -10C.

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Today’s stories

Truro woman disheartened by lack of help in remaining mobile

Central Colchester Class of ’69 holding 50-year reunion

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Plenty of Pets

Primo (left) and Teetoo are a brother/sister bonded pair.

They’re nine months old, neutered/spayed, and litter trained.

They’re big bunnies who are full of goofy tricks. They need to be adopted together.

For more information, visit Honey’s Bunnies Rabbit Rescue on Facebook, email

honeysbunniesrabbitrescue@gmail.com

 or call 902-476-8876.

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Fuel Prices

The cost of gasoline went up again.

The price increased by 4.5 cents and is now $1.19.9 per litre.

Diesel went down six-tenth of a cent and is now $1.24 per litre.

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Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 7:18 a.m. and 8:01 p.m. today

Saturday: 8:23 a.m. and 9:05 p.m.

Sunday: 9:26 a.m. and 10:06 p.m.

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Community Calendar

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

Chowder Lunch

MARCH 15 - 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.

Dance

MARCH 15 – 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.

Supper

MARCH 15 – Debert Legion Friday Night Supper. Chicken, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults $10; under-12 $5. Take-outs available. Wheelchair assessible.

Coffee House

MARCH 15 – Touch of the Irish Coffee House, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Church. Free will offering at door; light lunch; local musicians Ken and Chella Henderson, and Ron and Ann Fougere.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

Pancake Breakfast

MARCH 16 – TOPS NS 2709 Pancake Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m., Masonic Lodge, 143 Pictou Road, Bible Hill. Pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee/tea. $5.

Snowshoe Hike
MARCH 16 – Hike Nova Scotia and HubCycle guided Victoria Park Snowshoe Hike, 10 a.m. Bring your own or reserve rentals in advance. Qualify to win a trail prize. See www.hikenovascotia.ca for details.

Turkey Supper

MARCH 16 –Turkey supper at the Salvation Army, 6-8 p.m.; enjoy good food, fellowship and gospel music. Cost $10. For tickets call 902-893-3042.

Supper

MARCH 16 – St. Patrick’s Day Irish Stew Supper, Milford Lantz United Church, 2134 Hwy 2, Milford, 5 to 6.30 p.m. Adults $10; Children 4-12 $5; Under-4 free.

Guitar Club

MARCH 16 – Fingerpicking guitar club jam/meeting at Douglas Street Recreation Centre, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Info: pimaguitarsociety.yolasite.com or mike 902-639-9267.

Coffee Party

MARCH 16 – St. Patrick's Day Coffee Party, 10 a.m., Knox United Church, Brookfield. Sponsored by Unit 7.

Volkssport Club

MARCH 16 – 5/10k, 1A, 10 a.m., Bible Hill Permanent Walk, Roadside Willies, Jennifer Drive, Bible Hill. Contact Wanda Woolaver 902-895-6932. Pre-St. Pat’s Day lunch to follow.

Crib

MARCH 16 – Crib at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St., at 1:30 p.m.

Supper

MARCH 16 – St. Pat’s Irish Stew Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m.; variety of desserts - Milford Lantz United Church, 2134 Highway 2 in Milford – Adults $10; 4-to-12 $5; under-4 free. Proceeds to church.   

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

Pancake Breakfast

March 17 – Tatamagouche Legion; pancake, ham, sausage, eggs, etc. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome; $7 and $4 for 12-and-under. Wheelchair accessible. Takeouts available.

Bluegrass Concert

MARCH 17 – Musical Memories Bluegrass Concert, at 2 p.m., Middleton United Church, Middle Musquodoboit, 12430 Hwy 224; lunch provided; admission by free will offering; wheelchair accessible.Information: 902-384-2520 or email middletonunitedchurch@ns.aliantzinc.ca

MONDAY, MARCH 18

Overeaters

MARCH 18 – Truro Overeaters Anonymous group meets at Douglas St. Rec Centre each Monday at 7:30 p.m. For info, phone 902-843-5678.

Cards

MARCH 18 – Cards at the Good Neighbours Club, 21 Palmer St. at 1:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, MARCH 19

Film Group

MARCH 19 – First United Church Memorial Hall, at 10 a.m. – In the Heart of the Sea – short discussion to follow: everyone welcome.

Open Mic

MARCH 19 – Open Mike Jam Session, Tuesday nights at 7 p.m., Upper Stewiacke – Springside United Church Hall, 5511 Highway 289. Everyone welcome to perform or enjoy the music; goodwill donation; shared lunch.

Dance

MARCH 19 – Goodtime Seniors Dance Club dance every Tuesday evening from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Truro Legion, Brunswick Street. $7; shared lunch; 50/50 tickets; all are welcome.

Al-Anon

MARCH 19 – Truro Al-Anon meets every Tuesday, 8 p.m., at The Good Neighbor's Club 21 Palmer St. Truro. For more info call Lois 902-890-1518.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

Tax Help

March 20 – 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.

Al Anon

MARCH 20 – 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

MARCH 20 – Card Party, Warwick Mountain Rec Club, 7 p.m.; $3 admission.

Dance

MARCH 20 – Dance in Salmon River Fire Hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others; shared lunch.

Butch’s Jam

MARCH 20 – At the Horseman's Club 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday night.

Grief Session

MARCH 20 – Lead With Your Heart, 7 p.m. at First United Church. “Grief … in all its forms” with Valerie Kingsbury; all are welcome.

Coffee House

MARCH 20 – Coffee House at Zion United Baptist Church, Truro, 454 Prince St., 1 to 3 p.m.; fun, great music from Bill Hill and his band; refreshments

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

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.

PROBUS Club

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.

Bingo

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.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

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.

Dance

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.

Supper

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

Bonspiel

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.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

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.

Auction/Supper

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.

Crib

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

Crib

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 24

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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