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Loly - Contributed

It was -9C at 6a.m., and today’s high is expected to be -1C, with sunshine, and an overnight low of -10C.

Tuesday’s forecast includes a high of 0C, with sunshine, and an overnight low of -14C.


Today’s stories

Truro store raising funds for animal rescue in memory of Elsie DeBay

Truro police ask for public assistance to identify suspect after vehicles damaged


Plenty of Pets

Loly is a six-year-old girl who is ready for a forever home.

She is clicker and positive reinforcement trained, knows basic commands and loves camping and riding in a cart behind a bicycle.

She is anxious at times and would do best in a home where she is the only pet. She’s good with children, but may forget not to jump, so any children in the home school be school-aged.

Loly is crate trained but is also good in the house when left alone.

She’s a loving girl who thinks she’s a lap dog.

For more information on adoption, visit Good Bones Dog Rescue’s website or Facebook page or email

Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 10:25 a.m. and 11 p.m. today


Community Calendar



MARCH 18 – Truro Overeaters Anonymous group meets at Douglas St. Rec Centre each Monday at 7:30 p.m. For info, phone 902-843-5678.


MARCH 18 – Cards at the Good Neighbours Club, 21 Palmer St. at 1:30 p.m.


Film Group

MARCH 19 – First United Church Memorial Hall, at 10 a.m. – In the Heart of the Sea – short discussion to follow: everyone welcome.

Open Mic

MARCH 19 – Open Mike Jam Session, Tuesday nights at 7 p.m., Upper Stewiacke – Springside United Church Hall, 5511 Highway 289. Everyone welcome to perform or enjoy the music; goodwill donation; shared lunch.


MARCH 19 – Goodtime Seniors Dance Club dance every Tuesday evening from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Truro Legion, Brunswick Street. $7; shared lunch; 50/50 tickets; all are welcome.


MARCH 19 – 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.


Tax Help

March 20 – Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will be completing tax forms for low income persons at the Truro Library from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Call 896-4192 for appointment.  Drop-ins welcome.

Al Anon

MARCH 20 – Cobequid Al Anon meets weekly on Wednesday evenings 7 to 8 p.m. at Douglas Street Rec Centre, Truro. For information contact Jane 902-890-0197.

Card Party

MARCH 20 – Card Party, Warwick Mountain Rec Club, 7 p.m.; $3 admission.


MARCH 20 – Dance in Salmon River Fire Hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others; shared lunch.

Butch’s Jam

MARCH 20 – At the Horseman's Club 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday night.

Grief Session

MARCH 20 – Lead With Your Heart, 7 p.m. at First United Church. “Grief … in all its forms” with Valerie Kingsbury; all are welcome.

Coffee House

MARCH 20 – Coffee House at Zion United Baptist Church, Truro, 454 Prince St., 1 to 3 p.m.; fun, great music from Bill Hill and his band; refreshments


Support Group

MARCH 21 – 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.

Card Party

MARCH 21 – North Shore Seniors invites you play 45’s and crib at Roach Hall, Tatamagouche. First and third Thursday of the month, starting at 7 p.m.; 50/50, prizes and light lunch.


MARCH 21 – A club of active retirees who enjoy guest speakers and activity groups, PROBUS Club meets Truro Fire Hall, 9:30 a.m. Guest speaker is Ken Henderson, of Truro Concert Band. Guests welcome.

Spiritual Group

MARCH 21 – Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday, 7 p.m., Douglas Street School room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Chase the Ace

March 21 – Chase the Ace Draw, Debert Legion, draw at 8:15 p.m.; doors open 6 p.m. for ticket sales, $3 each. Available at various venues. No need to be present to win.

Card Party

MARCH 21 – Auction 45 Card party every Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Bible Hill Fire Hall; sponsored by St. David's United Church. $5 charge with cash prizes, light snack.


MARCH 21 – Bingo at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St. at 1:30 p.m.

GRANS meeting

MARCH 21 – Grandparents’ Rights for Nova Scotia meeting, Sobeys community room, Robie Street, Truro, noon to 2 p.m. All are welcome.


Chowder Lunch

MARCH 22 - Immaculate Conception Parish, 669 Prince St. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Corn chowder $8; fish chowder $10; includes roll, dessert, tea/coffee. Children under 12 free. Take out available, pick up only.


MARCH 22 – 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.


MARCH 22 – Debert Legion Friday Night Supper. Roast Pork, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults $10; under-12 $5. Take-outs available. Wheelchair assessible.


MARCH 22-24 – Annual John K. MacDonald Memorial Curling Bonspiel with 24 teams; buy tickets on prize tables, silent auction items; everyone welcome to attend.


Tax Help

March 23 – Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will be completing tax forms for low income persons at the Truro Library from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Call 896-4192 for appointment.  Drop-ins welcome.


MARCH 23 – Annual Auction and Pot Luck Supper. Supper 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. with auction items on display and silent auction of gift certificates, etc. Live auction starts at 5:45 p.m.

Fish and Chips

March 23 – Fish and Chips Supper (while supplies last), 4 to 6 p.m.; dessert, tea/coffee included. $12 adults; $6 under-12. Five Islands Fire Hall; sponsored by Five Islands Fire Brigade.

Yard Sale

MARCH 23 – Annual Indoor Yard Sale, Valley United Church, 110 Salmon River Rd., 8 a.m. to noon. Information, call 902-897-4117.


MARCH 23 – Crib at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St., at 1:30 p.m.


MARCH 23 – Tatamagouche legion. $20 per team (2). 1 p.m. Everyone welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Canteen services.


MARCH 24 – Country Gospel with Wayne Elliott and Friends at Londonderry Station Community Church (AKA The Thirsty Church) at 2 p.m. Everyone welcome, enjoy music, visiting friends, snacks. Free will donations.

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