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Colchester: Musicians, truckers and a Maremma

Boudicca - Contributed

It was -2C at 6a.m., and today’s high is expected to be 10C, with periods of rain, and an overnight low of 4C.

It’s expected to reach 15C tomorrow, with periods of rain, going down to 3C during the night, with showers.


In the News

Portia White exhibit comes to the Colchester Historeum

Garnet Rogers and Dave Gunning performing for a cause in Tatamagouche

Truckers rally near Truro for Northern Pulp


Plenty of Pets

Boudicca, aka Bo, is a one-year-old Maremma sheepdog weighing in at approximately 72 pounds.

She’s cuddly and friendly and has great house manners, except for the occasional hovering and begging when food is involved. She is very food motivated but not aggressive or protective around food.

She is house and crate trained and has great manners outside, although she’s still working on leash training. She needs long walks and time outside.

She’s good with people of all ages but may be better with older children as she sometimes needs to be reminded not to jump up. She gets along with other dogs but hasn’t been cat tested.
BO is spayed, vaccinated, treated for parasites, and microchipped. She comes with 30-days of free pet insurance courtesy of 24PetWatch. Her adoption fee is $400.
If you think Bo could be the new family member for you, contact Coastal K9 Rescue through Facebook, the website or email



Fuel Prices

Fuel costs went down a little overnight.

Gasoline dropped six cents and is now $1.25.1 per litre.

Diesel also decreased and now costs $1.23.6 per litre.


Tidal Bore

The tidal bore will be coming in at 5:21 p.m. today.

Saturday: 5:40 a.m. and 6:24 p.m.

Sunday: 6:45 a.m. and 7:28 p.m.


Community Calendar


Dinner theatre

May 10 – Village Follies Dinner Theatre presenting “Talking Bout My Generation.” Debert legion. Includes three-course meal with choice of chicken or haddock entrée. Tickets, $35. To book tickets, email or call 902-986-1710.


MAY 10 – 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.

Used Book Sale

MAY 10-11 – Used Book Sale: Huge variety, sorted by genre. Friday 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church hall, 669 Prince St.

Book Fair

MAY 10-11 – Colchester Book Fair, Truro Mall, 245 Robie St.; Friday 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; books, games, puzzles, DVD’s, CD’s, Vinyl; Admission $2. Proceeds to support Bible Hill Kinsmen and Colchester Mental Health Association.

Baked Beans

MAY 10 – Brunswick Street Beanery, take-out, $8, four cups homemade baked beans, loaf of brown bread, May 3, 10, 17, 2 to 5 p.m.; curbside service at church, corner Brunswick/Wood streets.


Country Breakfast

MAY 11 – Full Country Breakfast, St. Andrews United Church Elderbank, 7 to 10 a.m.; buffet-style breakfast; variety of breakfast food; adults $10; children 6-12 $5; 5 and under free.

Mother’s Day Dance

MAY 11 – Truro Legion Auditorium, 42 Brunswick St., 8 to 11:30 p.m.; $8 per person; music: Frank Lowe and SideKicks; spot dances; tickets available: MacQuarries, Legion Bar and at door.

Coffee Party

MAY 11 – Mother’s Day Coffee Party, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brunswick Street United Church. Freewill donation to the Coffee Party. Also: Plant Sale and the bountiful Pantry Table.

Men’s Choir

MAY 11 – Nova Voce Provincial Men’s Choir will be at the United Church, Pugwash, on at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Old Time Dance

MAY 11 –7 to 11 p.m., Warwick Mountain Rec Centre, 554 Warwick Mountain Road; Tracy Kittelson, Alvin Heighton, Marilyn Tattrie, The MacKinnons. Caller: Roger Simm; $7 admission, 50/50; door prize; shared lunch.

Exhibit Opening

MAY 11 – ‘Celebrating Portia White’ Exhibit Opening, 2 p.m., Colchester Historeum. This exhibit developed in collaboration with Shelia White, Portia’s niece; features personal items, recordings. Exhibit runs May 11-Oct. 22.

Open Mic

MAY 11 – Country Gospel Open Mic, 7 p.m., Westchester Wesleyan Church, 4609 Wentworth-Collingwood Road, Westchester Station; local singers and musicians; free-will offering; refreshments and fellowship; all are welcome.

Coffee House

MAY 11 – Nazarene Church Gospel Coffee House, 6:30 p.m. Freedom Rd., Wayne and Eric, Kitchen Trio; freewill offering; shared lunch to follow.

Musical Evening

MAY 11 – Country and Gospel Music with Wayne Elliott and Friends; Old Barns United Church, 7 p.m. Free will offering; light lunch to follow



MAY 12 – Mother’s Day breakfast/brunch, Tatamagouche Legion; ham, bacon, eggs, fruit cup, etc., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome; $7 and $4 for 12-and-under; wheelchair accessible; takeouts available.

Musical Jam

MAY 12 - Monthly Jam Session, 2 to 4 p.m., Hilden United Church hall; freewill offering, 50/50 draw: coffee, tea, cookies available; everyone welcome; proceeds for the Gutsy Walk for Crohn's and Colitis.


MAY 12 – Bill Elliott and the Killbillies, Peniel United Church, Five Islands, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tickets $20 at the door. Refreshments served.

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