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Colchester on a stormy Wednesday

Brooke - Contributed

It was -1C (wind chill -6C) and snowing at 6:30 a.m., and today’s high will be around 7C, with rain and snow during the day. Five to 10 cms of snow are expected to be followed by rain.

Thursday’s forecast high is 1C, with an overnight low of -6C.

Today’s stories

Schools are closed today

Truro woman receives prison sentence for issuing death threats

Former Stewiacke councillor to vie for federal Liberal nomination

Plenty of Pets

Brooke would really like to get out of the shelter and into a home with a family of her own.

This two-year-old girl has been at the shelter since October.

She’s full of energy and would do well with someone who is active. She enjoys walks, playing fetch and getting lots of attention.

Because she’s still learning how to behave, a home with no small children would be best. She also needs a home with no cats.

If you’d like to meet Brooke, stop by the Colchester SPCA shelter ay 408 Industrial Avenue.


Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 2:27 p.m. today.

Community Calendar


Al Anon

JAN. 9 – Cobequid Al Anon meets weekly on Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m. at Douglas Street Rec Centre.


JAN. 9 – Dance in Salmon River fire hall 7:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

Card Party

JAN. 9 – First night of weekly card parties, 7 p.m.; $3 fee, 50/50, highest in ladies and gents; special prize and an award given weekly.

SCANS Information

JAN. 9 – SCANS information session, 10 a.m. to noon; meet this winter’s instructors, Douglas Street Rec. Centre, 40 Douglas St., Truro; three new courses; see or call 902-444-7588.

Butch’s Jam

JAN. 9 – Butch’s Jam, every Wednesday night, Horseman's Club 6:30 p.m.; everyone welcome.

Ukulele Group

JAN. 9 – Shubenacadie United Church Ukulele group, meets second and fourth Wednesday of each month, Shubie United Church, 2869 Hwy 2; doors open 1:15 p.m. for new students; main session 2 p.m.

Walk ‘n’ Talk

JAN. 9 – Walk ‘n’ Talk is on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m., Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4.



JAN. 10 – Bingo every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at The Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer Street. Everyone welcome.

Spiritual Group

JAN. 10 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. Douglas Street school room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Card Party

JAN. 10 – Auction 45 Card party, Thursday afternoons, 1 p.m. at the Bible Hill Fire Hall; sponsored by St David’s United Church. $5 charge, cash prizes, light snack.


JAN. 10 – Thursday, 1-3 p.m.; learn the game. $2 fee, or free to members. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro. All players welcome.



JAN. 11 – Debert Legion Friday Night Supper 4:30-6 p.m. Pan Fried Haddock, vegetables, dessert. Adults $10; under-12 $5. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessible.


JAN. 11 – 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.

Pub Night
JAN. 11 – Friday Pub Night, Truro Legion Lounge, 7 to 10 p.m.; music by Over the Influence; $5 cover; cash bar; everyone welcome.

Chair Yoga

JAN. 11 – Every Friday at First United Church Memorial Hall; $5, everyone welcome.



JAN. 12 – Crib every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors, 21 Palmer Street.


JAN. 12 – Crib Tournament West St. Andrews Community Hall, 1 p.m. $22 team; two 50/50 draws.

Queen of Hearts

JAN. 12 – Tatamagouche Legion,North Shore Rec Centres Queen of Hearts Saturdays

at the Legion. Tickets $2 each sold until Friday; Saturday sales only at Legion, 2 to 4 p.m. Draw time 4:15 p.m.

Coffee House

JAN. 12 – Nazarene Church Gospel Coffee House, 6:30 p.m.; Freedom Road and Friends; freewill offering; shared lunch to follow.


Musical Jam

JAN. 13 – Monthly Jam Session, 2 to 4 p.m., Hilden United Church Hall; freewill offering and 50/50 draw; coffee, tea and cookies available; proceeds for Truro Homeless Society; everyone welcome.

Trail Hike
JAN. 13 – Hike Nova Scotia/Cobequid Eco-Trails Society guided hike or snowshoe on the Yellow Birch Trail in Kemptown, 9:30 a.m. Bring your own snowshoes. See for details.

If you’re wondering where the plows are, check out the Nova Scotia Plow Tracker website.

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