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Turbo - Contributed

Heavy rain is expected to begin tonight and continue throughout Saturday.

It was 14C at 6:30 a.m. and the temperature is expected to reach 26C today, with sunshine, going down to 16C tonight.

Saturday is expected to be around 21C, with rain- at times heavy, and an overnight low of 17C.

Sunday will be around 22C, with sunshine, and an overnight low around 14C.

Today’s stories

Helene Van Doninck: Hilden woman leaves a legacy of care and compassion

Belt up, Belmont crash survivor warns other drivers

Millbrook man deemed mentally fit to stand trial for murder

College professor, Truro Bearcat, Aggies coach: Win Langille has left an outstanding legacy

Singers joining forces for a Musical Evening in Truro

Interoception workshop being held in Truro

Plenty of Pets

Turbo and his senior companion are no longer able to be together, and he

Needs a forever home.

He’s a six-year-old Whippet/Staffordshire terrier mix who gets attached to people very quickly. He gets along well with other dogs and with children.

He loves to cuddle, give kisses, go for walks and runs, put his paw on your arm, and get doggie massages. He is obsessed with orange balls.

Turbo knows basic commands, is healthy, and up to date on vaccinations and flea//tick protection.
He needs a loving home where he will get lots of exercise.

He is an adoptable with the Halifax pawd of ElderDog.

If you think you can provide this wonderful boy with a home please contact Tanya at

Tidal bore times:

The tidal bore will be coming in at 5:59 p.m. today

Saturday: 6:33 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Sunday: 7:38 a.m. and 8:03 p.m.

Fuel prices:

Gasoline dropped by 1.9 cents overnight, and is now $1.23.6 per litre.

Diesel remains unchanged at $1.22 per litre.

Community Calendar


Quilt Show

AUG. 17-18 – St. David’s Quilt and Hooked Rug Sale, Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., St. David’s United Church; lower level Blueberry Tea Room; admission $5.


Making Soap

AUG. 18-19 – Soap-making workshops at Sutherland Steam Mill Museum. For details or to book a spot contact Guy Rochon at 902-809-7137, or email


AUG. 18 – Malagash Museum Supper, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Malagash Mine Hall, 1926 North Shore Road. Adults $12; under-12, $6; preschoolers free; casseroles, beans, salads, etc. Malagash Museum 902-257-2407.

Pancake Breakfast

AUG. 18 – Blueberry Festival Pancake Breakfast at Slate Youth Centre 883 Prince Street, Truro 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Pancakes with wild blueberry sauce, sausages, beans.

$8.50 regular/$6.50 small.

Coffee House

AUG. 18 - Gospel Coffee House, at Christian Fellowship Center, 1533 Plains Rd. Debert, 7 p.m.; local talent, free will offering.

90’s Party

AUG 18 – 90’S Party, Debert Legion, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m., hosted by DJ Brandon Walsh and Kassandra Victoria Weatherbey; $10 at the door.

Festival Fun

AUG. 18 – Blueberry Festival Fun, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wentworth Recreation Centre; pancake breakfast, hiking, biking, motorcycling, bouncy houses, barbecue, and music by Chelsea Atkinson. $5 entry; food extra.

Queen of Hearts

AUG. 18 – Tatmagouche Legion and North Shore Rec Centre, Queen of Hearts draw, 2 to 4 p.m.; held at the Legion; jackpot appro. $8,300. with 12 cards remaining; everyone welcome.



AUG. 19 – Jamboree, Warwick Mountain Rec Club, 554Warwick Mountain Road 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Featuring Wayne Elliott and. Friends; Beth Terry Family; Bob Adshade; admission $5; lunch provided.

Chicken Barbecue

AUG. 19 –River John Volunteer Fire Department Annual Chicken BBQ, noon until sold out; $12 Large (1/2 Chicken); $9 Small (1/4 Chicken).


Blood Donor Clinic

AUG. 20 – Blood donor clinic at the Milford Recreation Centre, 5 to 8 p.m.; 99 appointments to fill; book appointments today by downloading the GiveBlood app or visit

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