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Colchester: Pigs at home, federal funding, a peek at the past & a pair of dogs

Boston and Whiskey
Boston and Whiskey - Contributed

It was -4C at 6:30 a.m. and that’s as high as it’s expected to get today. There will be snow flurries today and tonight, with the temperature dropping to around -12C overnight.

There are flurries in the forecast for Saturday, with a high of -10C and an overnight low of -14C.

The sun should be bright on Sunday, with a high of -7C, dropping to -17C during the night.

Today’s stories

Video: Pet pigs popular with Colchester County residents

Masstown Market serves as setting for federal funding announcement

The story behind the Truro-Bible Hill 1985 video

Plenty of Pets

Boston and Whiskey are best friends who would love to be adopted together.
Boston is a young adult, while Whiskey is about six months old.
They love playing in the yard and enjoying the smells of the outdoors.
They can be left alone at home, but they prefer having people around most of the time.

To learn more about these dogs, and others waiting for homes, visit Marley’s Hope on Facebook, on the website, email or call 902-444-3647.

Tidal bore times:

The tidal bore will be coming in at 3:50 p.m. today

Saturday: 4:17 a.m. and 4:34 p.m.

Sunday: 5:01 a.m. and 5:23 p.m.

Fuel prices:

Fuel prices went up overnight.

Gasoline increased by 1.1 cent and is now 1.00.2 cents per litre.

Diesel jumped 7.1 cents and is now $1.18.7 per litre.

Community Calendar



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.



JAN. 14 – 45's every Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer Street.

Pickle Ball

JAN. 14 – Beginner Pickle Ball, Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4, Monday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon.

Walk ‘n’ Talk

JAN. 14 – Walk ‘n’ Talk is on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m., Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4.


JAN. 14 – Meditation Connection, every Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., NSCC Mindfulness Centre, Truro. Free.



JAN. 15 – Goodtime Seniors’ Dance Club 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; live band; shared lunch, 50/50; admission $7. Royal Canadian Legion Brunswick Street, Truro.


JAN. 8 – Truro Al-Anon meets every Tuesday, 8 p.m., at Good Neighbor's Club, 21 Palmer St., Truro. For info call Lois 902-890-1518.

Pickle Ball

JAN. 15 – Advanced Pickle Ball, Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4, Tuesday, Thursday and Wednesday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.


JAN. 15 – Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 6:30 p.m., Wentworth Recreation Centre, 13752 Highway 4. Contact Andrew at 902-986-1429.


JAN. 15 – 1 to 4 p.m.; share skills, patterns, conversation and knitting fun. New knitters are welcome. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro.


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.



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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