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Colchester: Owls, a drug seizure & a chatty cat

Odin - Contributed

It was -10C at 6:30 a.m., and today’s high will be around -1C, with a few flurries, dropping to -14C overnight.

It’s expected to be mainly sunny on Thursday, with a high of -12C and an overnight low of -16C.

Today’s stories

Large number of owls being cared for at Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Three people face charges following drug seizure in Truro

Nominations for Bible Hill Volunteer Awards now being accepted

Plenty of Pets

Odin is a seven-month-old boy who loves to talk, play and eat.

He’s a busy guy during the day but likes to snuggle up with people at night. He gets along well with other cats. Active dogs make him nervous but a calm one in the same home should be fine.

Odin is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and treated for parasites.

He is available for adoption through CARMA Cat Rescue, Colchester chapter (formerly Wayward Cats) and his adoption fee is $175.

For more information, visit the Facebook page or website, email or call 902- 957-8677.

Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 8:04 p.m. today.

Community Calendar


Al Anon

JAN. 16 – Cobequid Al Anon meets weekly on Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m. at Douglas Street Rec Centre.


JAN. 16 – Dance in Salmon River fire hall 7:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

Butch’s Jam

JAN. 16 – Butch’s Jam, every Wednesday night, Horseman's Club 6:30 p.m.; everyone welcome.

Open Mic

JAN. 16 – Open Mic/Jam Session, first and third Wednesday each month; doors open 1 p.m.; jam until 4 p.m. at Shubie United Church, 2869 Hwy 2. All are welcome.

GRANS Meeting

JAN. 16 – GRANS, one-on-one, support and information, 5 to 7 p.m., Sobeys Community Room, Robie Street, Truro.

Mental Wellness

JAN. 16 – Lead With Your Heart welcomes Nova Scotia Worx, 7 p.m. at First United Memorial Hall. Re-entering the workforce; program that focuses on mental wellness struggles.

Coffee House

JAN. 16 – Coffee House at Zion United Baptist Church, 454 Prince St., Truro, 1 to 3 p.m.; fun, good music featuring Bill Hill and band; refreshments.

Card Party

JAN. 16 – Card party at Warwick Mountain Rec Club, 7 p.m.

Music Circle

JAN. 16 – West Branch Weekly Music Circle Café Jam, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; admission for players is free, listeners free will; $2.50 suggested; limited kitchen; proceeds to community hall; shared sweets.



JAN. 17 – Bingo every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at The Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer Street. Everyone welcome.

Spiritual Group

JAN. 17 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. Douglas Street school room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Card Party

JAN. 17 – 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. 17 – Learn the game, 1 to 3 p.m. $2 fee, or free to members. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro. All players welcome.


JAN. 17 – A club of active retirees who enjoy guest speakers and activity groups. PROBUS Club meets at the Truro Fire Hall, 9:30 a.m. Guest speaker iRoss Hall, Ornithologist; guests welcome.

Chase the Ace

JAN. 17 – Chase the Ace Draw, Debert Legion 8:15 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m. for ticket sales, $3 each. Available at various venues. No need to be present to win.

Support Group

JAN. 17 – Truro Parkinson's Support group meets the third Thursday of the month, 2 to 4 p.m., Colchester-Easts Hants Regional Library. All are welcome and there is no cost.



JAN. 18 – Debert Legion Friday Night Supper 4:30-6 p.m. Chicken, vegetables, dessert. Adults $10; under-12 $5. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessible.


JAN. 18 – 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.

Chair Yoga

JAN. 18 – Every Friday at First United Church Memorial Hall; $5, everyone welcome.


JAN. 18 – Debert Legion Friday Night Supper. Chicken, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults $10; under-12 $5. Take-outs available. Wheelchair assessible.



JAN. 19 – Crib every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors, 21 Palmer Street.

Queen of Hearts

JAN. 19 – 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.

Guitar club

JAN. 19 - Guitar finger-picking club, 2 to 4 p.m., all styles and skill levels welcome;

N.S. Exhibition Grounds, MacMillan Centre, 73 Ryland Ave., Bible Hill. Info: 902-639-9267.

Coffee House

JAN. 19 – Country Gospel Coffee House, 7 p.m., Christian Fellowship Centre, 1533 Plains Rd. Debert; local talent; shared lunch; free will offering.

Snowshoe Hike

JAN. 19 – Hike Nova Scotia/HubCycle guided snowshoe hike at Victoria Park, Truro, 10 a.m. Bring your own snowshoes or reserve rentals at See for details.

45s Card Party

JAN. 19 – St. David’s Hall, Pictou Road, 7 p.m.; $5; light lunch and prizes; all are welcome.



JAN. 20 – Gentle Yoga at 4:30 p.m. Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4. Contact Kaly at 902-410-0292 or

Bluegrass Concert

JAN. 20 – Musical Memories Bluegrass Concert, 2 p.m., Middleton United Church, Middle Musquodoboit, 12430 Hwy 224 For information 902-384-2520; lunch provided; admission by free will offering; wheelchair accessible.

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