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It was 0C at 6:30 a.m. and the temperature is expected to reach 5C during the day, with a 30% chance of flurries or showers, and a low around -5C tonight.

Tomorrow’s high is expected to be 9C, with a chance of showers, and an overnight low of 3C.

Today’s stories

The Bombadils playing in Truro for Nova Scotia Music Week

VIDEO: Welcome to the Truro-area Fear Farm

Hospital honours name of Truro woman

Plenty of Pets

Peggy is one of more than 40 rabbits currently available for adoption through 10,000 Carrots Rabbit Rescue.

She was a tiny baby when she was found, with her sister, along the side of a road in Lunenburg. Peggy’s sister has been adopted, but she’s still waiting for a family.
She’s a social girl who loves head rubs and treats, and enjoys exploring. She’s good with rabbit savvy children.

Peggy is vet checked and spayed. Her adoption fee is $60.

For more information, visit the 10,000 Carrots Rabbit Rescue website or Facebook page or email


Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 11:36 a.m. and 11:54 p.m. today.

Community Calendar


Meditation Connection

OCT. 22 – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., NSCC Mindfulness Centre, Truro. Free meditation group for relaxation and mindfulness.

Chair Yoga

OCT. 22 – Senior Chair Yoga. First Baptist Church, 10 a.m. Fee $5. For more information call 902-843-2408.


OCT. 22 – Scrabble club at the Royal Canadian Legion Lounge, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Play 4 or 5 games. Dictionaries permitted. $2 for the afternoon. New players welcome.

Cards 45s

OCT. 22 – Cards 45's every Monday at Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St., 7 p.m.


Film Group

OCT. 23 – 10:30 a.m. at First United Church Parlour. “John Wesley”; short discussion to follow.

Truro Al-Anon

OCT. 23 – 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. 23 ­– 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.

General Meeting

Oct. 23 – Debert Legion General meeting 7:30 p.m. All members encouraged to attend.


Community Bible Reading

OCT. 24 – 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. 24 –Douglas Street Rec Centre, 7-8 p.m.


OCT. 24 – Dance in Salmon River Fire Hall. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

Butch’s Jam

OCT. 24 – Fun and music starting at 6:30 p.m., Horseman's Club.

Bible Study

OCT. 24 –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. 24 – 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. 25 – Bingo every Thursday at Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St., at 1:30 p.m.

Spiritual Group

OCT. 25 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday 7 p.m., Douglas Street School, room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Chair Yoga

OCT. 25 – Chair Yoga at Trinity United Church, Meetinghouse Road, Upper Onslow, at 10 a.m. $5 drop-in fee.

Chase the Ace

Oct. 25 – 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. 25 – 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.

Public Talk
OCT. 25 – 7:30 p.m. Dr. Allan Marble – Impact of Spanish Influenza on Nova Scotia, 1918-1920 – told by a master story teller; Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro.

Card Party

OCT. 25 – 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. 25 – Bingo every Thursday night at 7 p.m., Wentworth Rec. Centre; jackpot, specials and 15 regular games.



OCT. 26 – 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. 26 – Debert Legion Mixed darts 7:30 p.m. $2 to play. Everyone welcome.


Oct. 26 – Debert Legion Friday night supper. 4:30-6 p.m. Chicken, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults $10. Children under-10 $5. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessible.

Chair Yoga

OCT. 26 – Chair Yoga Fridays at First United Church’s Memorial Hall; everyone welcome. $5 with proceeds going to the church.


OCT. 26 – 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.

Volkssport Walk

OCT. 26 –10km Truro Spooks & Ghouls 6 p.m. 1A Superstore Parking Lot near gas bar, Elm Street, Truro. Contact Gail Brown 902-899-6575.



OCT. 27 – Crib played every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St.

Crib Tournament

OCT. 27 – Crib Tournament, Tatamagouche Legion; $20 per team, 1 p.m. Refreshment services; everyone welcome; wheelchair accessible.

Turkey Supper

OCT. 27 – Turkey Supper, Knox United Church, Brookfield, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Adults: $12; Children Under 12 accompanied by adult: Free. Takeouts Available, call 902-673- 3363. Proceeds to Knox Council.

Craft Market

OCT. 27 – Sixth Annual Fall Craft Market, First United Church’s Memorial hall, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $1; luncheon 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; quilts, afghans, jams/jellies, baby items, tole painting, more.

Halloween Dance

OCT. 27 – Halloween Dance, Stewiacke Legion, 9 p.m. to midnight. Tickets $10, on sale at the legion; prizes for different categories to be judged at 10 p.m. Members and guests welcome.

Halloween Dance

OCT. 27 – Truro Horsemen’s Club Halloween Dance, featuring Theresa Malenfant and Scott Medford (vocals and guitar); 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Costume mandatory. Members - $10; non-members $15; 50/50; prizes for best Costumes.

Craft Sale

OCT. 27 – Annual Craft Sale, Hilden Fire Hall, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., various crafts -woodworking, sewing, wreaths, knitting, ceramics, chocolates and more. Admission: $1.

Church Supper

OCT. 27 – Church Supper, 4:30 – 6 p.m., Economy Recreation Centre; lasagna, Caesar salad, Garlic Bread, etc. Adults $12; children 12-and-under $6. Sponsored by the Economy UCW.

Benefit concert

OCT. 27 – Garnet Rogers performing at Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence benefit. Sharon United Church, Tatamagouche, 7 p.m.

Highland Salute

OCT. 27 – Sixth Annual “Highland Salute to Veterans” Concert, 3 p.m.; presented by Truro Concert Band, Black Watch Association (Atlantic), Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Pipes and Drums; Legion Hall, Brunswick St., Truro. Veterans, spouses/caregivers attend free of charge. Others by donation, $10 suggested.

Craft Sale

OCT. 27 – Annual craft sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hilden Fire Hall. Admission $1. Knitting, sewing, jewelry, Christmas décor, etc. Beans and brown bread available for takeout.



OCT. 28 – Music and dancing at Wentworth Rec Centre. Donation at the door. Shared lunch.

Celebration Service

OCT. 28 – Nazarene Church Celebration Service at 6:30 p.m. Special Guests - Son Rise in concert; freewill offering; Shared lunch to follow.

Open Mike

OCT. 28 – Great Village Legion, 1 to 4 p.m. Donation at the door and a 50-50 draw. Free coffee, tea and doughnuts.


OCT. 28 – Afternoon of music and dancing at Wentworth Rec Centre; shared lunch; donation at door.

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