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Colchester: Music, healing, cannabis and a cat

Viola - Contributed

It was 16C, and raining, at 6:30 a.m. and the temperature is expected to drop to 10C during the day. Tonight’s low will be around 4C.

Tomorrow’s high is expected to be 12C, with a chance of showers, and an overnight low of 4C.

Today’s stories

NSLC releases cannabis prices

Walk Off The Earth coming to the RECC

Healing, dying, death and grief to be addressed at Truro gathering

Plenty of Pets

Viola is a sweet 10-year-old cat who is waiting for someone who is waiting for someone to love.

She can be a little shy at first, but will soon warm up to people- and loves to be close.

You can meet Viola at the Colchester SPCA shelter, 408 Industrial Avenue.

Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 6:50 p.m. today.

Community Calendar


Film Group

OCT. 16 – 10:30 a.m. at First United Church Parlour. “Knocking at Your Door”; short discussion to follow.

Truro Al-Anon

OCT. 16 – 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.


OCT. 16 ­– The Goodtime Seniors dance is every Tuesday, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Truro Legion on Brunswick Street. Admission $7; shared lunch; 50/50 tickets.

World Food Day

OCT. 16 – Canadian Foodgrains Bank World Food Day Room at the Table Ration Meal, 6 p.m.; speaker, Rahaf Abdo from Syria, 7 p.m., Immanuel Baptist Church, 295 Young St. By donation; Brenda 902-893-4197.


Community Bible Reading

OCT. 17 – Colchester-East Hants Public Library, Prince Street, Truro (Patterson Room), 2-4 p.m. Read your favourite passages or listen to others.

Al-Anon Meeting

OCT. 17 –Douglas Street Rec Centre, 7-8 p.m.


OCT. 17 – Dance in Salmon River Fire Hall. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

Butch’s Jam

OCT. 17 – Fun and music starting at 6:30 p.m., Horseman's Club.

Coffee House

Oct. 17 –Coffee House at Zion United Baptist Church, 454 Prince St., Truro, 1 to 3 p.m.; fun, good music, featuring Bill Hill and the band; refreshments.

Death and Grief

OCT. 17 – Lead With Your Heart: Creating Space for Healing, Dying, Death, and Grief; presenter Valerie Kingsbury, 7 p.m., First United Memorial Hall. All are welcome.

Jam Session

OCT. 17 – Afternoon Jam Sessions, Shubie United Church, first and fourth Wednesdays of month; doors open 1 pm.; all are welcome. Information: Avard @ 902-758-2797.

Bible Study

OCT. 17 –Fall Bible Study, Wednesdays at 10 a.m. – First United Church Parlour; looking at the Apostle Paul and his contribution to the Western World. Everyone Welcome.

Healing Hearts

OCT. 17 – Heal Your Heart with Art, for women who’ve experienced relationship trauma/domestic abuse. Supportive, safe environment. Wednesdays. Info and to register, call Third Place Transition House, at 902-893-3232.



OCT. 18 – Bingo every Thursday at Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St., at 1:30 p.m.

Spiritual Group

OCT. 18 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday 7 p.m., Douglas Street School, room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Chair Yoga

OCT. 18 – Chair Yoga at Trinity United Church, Meetinghouse Road, Upper Onslow, at 10 a.m. $5 drop-in fee.

Chase the Ace

Oct. 18 – Tri Service Chase the Ace at Debert Legion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for ticket sales. Draw at 8:15 p.m. Tickets on sale at various venues. Tickets $3. Building Jackpot.


OCT. 18 – 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.

Card Party

OCT. 18 – Auction 45 Card party, 1 p.m. at Bible Hill Fire Hall; sponsored by St. David's United Church; $5 charge with cash prizes and light snack.


OCT. 18 – Bingo every Thursday night at 7 p.m., Wentworth Rec. Centre; jackpot, specials and 15 regular games.


OCT. 18 –PROBUS, A club of active retirees who enjoy guest speakers and activity groups, 9:45 a.m. Members will tour the NSCC, Truro campus.


Line Dancing

OCT. 19-20 – Halloween line dancing workshop, Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. Cost is $30 before Sept. 15, $35 after. Information and to register, contact Cindi at 902-843-0688.


OCT. 19 – 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.


Oct. 19 – Debert Legion Mixed darts 7:30 p.m. $2 to play. Everyone welcome.


Oct. 19 – Debert Legion Friday Night supper 4:30-6 p.m.  Pan fried haddock, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults $10. Children under-10 $5. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessible.

Chair Yoga

OCT. 19 – Chair Yoga Fridays at First United Church’s Memorial Hall; everyone welcome. $5 with proceeds going to the church.


OCT. 19 – Brunswick St. Beanery, 2 to 5 p.m. Curbside take-out service at the corner of Brunswick and Wood streets; $8 includes four cups homemade baked beans, loaf brown bread.



OCT. 20 – Dance in Upper Musquodoboit Community Hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Perfect Time. Shared lunch.


OCT. 20 – Crib played every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St.

Guitar Club

OCT. 20 - Guitar Fingerpicking Club, 2 to 4 p.m., all styles and skill levels welcome. N.S. Ex. grounds, Macmillian centre, 73 Ryland Ave., Bible Hill. Info: 902-305-4272.

Coffee House

OCT. 20 – Country Gospel Coffee House, 7 p.m.,Christian Fellowship Centre, 1533 Plains Rd., Debert; an evening of Gospel Music; shared lunch; freewill offering.

Harvest Dinner

OCT. 20 – Harvest dinner; turkey with trimmings, dessert; vegetarian option available, seating 5 to 6:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Church, Truro. $15 adult; $5 children under 12. Tickets at door, church office weekday mornings. Messages: 895-7362.


OCT. 20 – Roast Pork Supper, 4 to 6 p.m.; includes dessert, tea/coffee. $10 adults; $5 under-12. Five Islands Fire Hall, sponsored by brigade.


OCT. 20 – Roast Pork Supper including dessert, tea/coffee, 4 - 6 p.m.; $10 adults; $5 under-12. Five Islands Fire Hall. Sponsored by Five Islands Fire Brigade.

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