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Colchester: Music, history, celebration & a found cat

This cat was found on Wynn Road.
This cat was found on Wynn Road. - Contributed

There’s a rainfall warning, with 20-40 mm expected before Saturday evening.

It was -16C at 6:30 a.m., and today’s high is expected to be -1, with increasing cloudiness, and an overnight low of 0C, with rain or snow.

Tomorrow’s high will be around C, with rain, and an overnight low of -8C.

It should be sunny on Sunday, with a high around -2C and an overnight low of -12C.

Monday’s forecast includes a mix of sun and cloud, with a high of -5C, dropping to -14C overnight.

Today’s stories

Heritage Day being celebrated at the Colchester Historeum

Truro woman remembers the day Martin Luther King was shot

Bass River musician Bill Elliott nominated for an ECMA

Truro man remembers being an NYPD officer in the 1960s

Plenty of Pets

The black and white cat in the photo above was found on Wynn Road this week.

If you’re missing her, call the Colchester SPCA at 902-893-7968.

Fuel Prices

The prices of gasoline and diesel went up overnight.

Gasoline increased 3.5 cents and is now $1.05.4 per litre.

Diesel went up 1.1 cent and is now $1.21.3 per litre.

Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 8:27 p.m. today.

Saturday: 8:45 a.m. and 9:21 p.m.

Sunday: 9:41 a.m. and 10:19 p.m.

Monday: 10:35 a.m. and 11:10 p.m.

Community Calendar



FEB. 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.

Valentine Shindig

FEB. 15 – Valentine Shindig, Truro Heights United Baptist Church, Truro Heights Road

5:30 p.m.: Pot Blessing Supper - Bring Your Favourite Dish; 6:30 p.m.: skits, jokes, funny stories, music; all are welcome.


FEB. 15 – Debert Legion Friday Night Supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Chicken, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults $10; under-12 $5. Take-outs available. Wheelchair assessible.


FEB. 15 – Debert Mixed Darts fun night 7:30 p.m. $2 to play. Everyone welcome.


Guitar Club

FEB. 16 – Fingerpicking Guitar Club, gathering has moved to Douglas Street Recreation Centre,

Truro. Information: Mike 902-305-4272.

Valentine’s Extravaganza

Feb. 16 – Valentine’s Extravaganza, 7:30 p.m. Knox Church Hall, #53 Highway 289, Brookfield. Entertainment, silent auction, door prizes; all-you-can-eat-dessert. Advance tickets only $20. Call Kaye: 902-673-2356.

Pancake Breakfast

FEB. 16 – 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.

Coffee House

FEB. 16 – Country Gospel Coffee House, 7 p.m., Christian Fellowship Centre,1533 Plains Rd. Debert; local talent; shared lunch; freewill offering.


FEB. 16 – 5/10k 1A 10 a.m., Truro Permanent Walk, at Goodlife Fitness, 13 Queen St., Truro. Contact: Heather McLeod 902-895-2592.


FEB. 16 – Crib at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St. Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Prizes and 50/50.


FEB. 17 – Hike Nova Scotia, Nine Mile River Trails Association guided hike on the Nine Mile River Trails in Enfield, noon. Pre-register at; win a trail prize. Details: .

Bluegrass Concert

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

Ice cream Social

FEB. 17 – Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social. Enjoy cake and homemade ice cream. 2 - 4 p.m. Five Islands Fire Hall. $5 adults; $2 under-12; sponsored by Fire Islands Fire Brigade.


Book Reading

FEB. 18 – Foxfyre - A Book Reading in Two Parts by author Sion Irwin-Childs; Part 1: Colchester Historeum, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Part 2 on Feb. 19.

Overeaters Anonymous

FEB. 18 – 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. 18 – Senior Chair Yoga, First Baptist Church, 10 a.m. Fee $5. For more information call 902-843-2408.

. 18 – Every Monday 6:30-7:30 p.m., NSCC Mindfulness Centre, Truro. Free meditation

Taoist Tai Chi

FEB. 18 –Open House to try out Taoist Tai Chi, a “moving meditation” that benefits mind, body and spirit, 6:30 p.m., 910 Prince St. Call 893-8500 to register.


FEB. 18 – 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.


Film Group

FEB. 19 – First United Church Memorial Hall, at 10 a.m. – Inside Hana’s Suitcase – short discussion to follow; everyone welcome.

Book Reading

FEB. 19 – Foxfyre - A Book Reading in Two Parts by author Sion Irwin-Childs; Part 2: Colchester - East Hants Public Library Truro Branch, Feb. 19. Ina M. Patterson Study, 4-5 p.m. Free.

Annual Meeting

FEB. 19 – Truro Presbyterial UCW annual meeting, St. Andrew’s United Church in Truro. Registration 9:30 to 10 a.m.; bring a bag lunch. Theme: “Looking Into Our Future With Hope.” Guest speakers.


FEB. 19 – Good Time Seniors Dance Club 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. every Tuesday at The Royal Canadian Legion Brunswick Street, Truro. Admission $7; shared lunch; 50/50 tickets; live band.

Taoist Tai Chi

FEB. 19 – Open House to try out Taoist Tai Chi, a “moving meditation” that benefits mind, body and spirit, 6:30 p.m., 910 Prince St. Call 893-8500 to register.


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



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

Al Anon

FEB. 20 – Cobequid Al Anon meets weekly, Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m. at Douglas Street Rec Centre.

Card Party

FEB. 20 – Card party at Warwick Mountain Rec Club, 7 p.m.; $3 admission; 50/50, door prize, shared lunch.

Butch’s Jam

FEB. 20 – Butch’s Jam at the Horseman's Club, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.; everyone welcome.

Coffee House

FEB. 20 – Coffee house at Zion United Baptist Church, 454 Prince St., Truro, 1 – 3 p.m.; music featuring Bill Hill and the band; refreshments.

Lead With Your Heart

FEB. 20 - Lead With Your Heart presents a program on ‘Inner Child’ with Darl Wood followed by group discussion at First United’s Memorial Hall, 7 p.m. All are welcome.

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