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Colchester: Poverty, pot and stepping down

Angel
Angel - Contributed

It was -1C at 6:30 a.m. and the temperature is expected to reach 10C during the day, with a few showers. Tonight’s low will be around 1C.

Tomorrow’s high is expected to be 3C, with a chance of showers or flurries, and an overnight low of 2C.

Today’s stories

Misener steps down after 35 years at helm of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester

Ashley MacIsaac overnights at Sydney River NSLC to be first Cape Bretoner to purchase legal pot

United Way poverty simulation returns to Truro

Plenty of Pets

Angel has recovered from her spay and is ready for her forever home.
Angel is a three-year-old girl who is very affectionate with people and playful with other dogs.

She takes treats gently, knows basic commands and enjoys walks- although she pulls a bit on leash. She enjoys playing, and is hard on soft and squeaky toys.

Angel sees small animals like birds, rodents and cats as prey, so she needs a home without any of these pets.

To learn more about Angel, contact Good Bones Dog Rescue through the website or Facebook page or email goodbones.general@gmail.com

 

 

Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 7:52 p.m. today.

Community Calendar

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17

Community Bible Reading

OCT. 17 – Colchester-East Hants Public Library, Prince Street, Truro (Patterson Room), 2-4 p.m. Read your favourite passages or listen to others.

Al-Anon Meeting

OCT. 17 –Douglas Street Rec Centre, 7-8 p.m.

Dance

OCT. 17 – Dance in Salmon River Fire Hall. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

Butch’s Jam

OCT. 17 – Fun and music starting at 6:30 p.m., Horseman's Club.

Coffee House

Oct. 17 –Coffee House at Zion United Baptist Church, 454 Prince St., Truro, 1 to 3 p.m.; fun, good music, featuring Bill Hill and the band; refreshments.

Death and Grief

OCT. 17 – Lead With Your Heart: Creating Space for Healing, Dying, Death, and Grief; presenter Valerie Kingsbury, 7 p.m., First United Memorial Hall. All are welcome.

Jam Session

OCT. 17 – Afternoon Jam Sessions, Shubie United Church, first and fourth Wednesdays of month; doors open 1 pm.; all are welcome. Information: Avard @ 902-758-2797.

Bible Study

OCT. 17 –Fall Bible Study, Wednesdays at 10 a.m. – First United Church Parlour; looking at the Apostle Paul and his contribution to the Western World. Everyone Welcome.

Healing Hearts

OCT. 17 – Heal Your Heart with Art, for women who’ve experienced relationship trauma/domestic abuse. Supportive, safe environment. Wednesdays. Info and to register, call Third Place Transition House, at 902-893-3232.

THURSDAY, OCT. 18

Bingo

OCT. 18 – Bingo every Thursday at Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St., at 1:30 p.m.

Spiritual Group

OCT. 18 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday 7 p.m., Douglas Street School, room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Chair Yoga

OCT. 18 – Chair Yoga at Trinity United Church, Meetinghouse Road, Upper Onslow, at 10 a.m. $5 drop-in fee.

Chase the Ace

Oct. 18 – Tri Service Chase the Ace at Debert Legion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for ticket sales. Draw at 8:15 p.m. Tickets on sale at various venues. Tickets $3. Building Jackpot.

Canasta

OCT. 18 – Thursday, 1-3 p.m.; come and learn the game. $2 fee, or free to members. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro. All players welcome.

Card Party

OCT. 18 – Auction 45 Card party, 1 p.m. at Bible Hill Fire Hall; sponsored by St. David's United Church; $5 charge with cash prizes and light snack.

Bingo

OCT. 18 – Bingo every Thursday night at 7 p.m., Wentworth Rec. Centre; jackpot, specials and 15 regular games.

PROBUS Meets

OCT. 18 –PROBUS, A club of active retirees who enjoy guest speakers and activity groups, 9:45 a.m. Members will tour the NSCC, Truro campus.

FRIDAY, OCT. 19

Line Dancing

OCT. 19-20 – Halloween line dancing workshop, Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. Cost is $30 before Sept. 15, $35 after. Information and to register, contact Cindi at 902-843-0688.

Dance

OCT. 19 – 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.

Darts

Oct. 19 – Debert Legion Mixed darts 7:30 p.m. $2 to play. Everyone welcome.

Supper

Oct. 19 – Debert Legion Friday Night supper 4:30-6 p.m.  Pan fried haddock, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults $10. Children under-10 $5. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessible.

Chair Yoga

OCT. 19 – Chair Yoga Fridays at First United Church’s Memorial Hall; everyone welcome. $5 with proceeds going to the church.

Beanery

OCT. 19 – Brunswick St. Beanery, 2 to 5 p.m. Curbside take-out service at the corner of Brunswick and Wood streets; $8 includes four cups homemade baked beans, loaf brown bread.

SATURDAY, OCT. 20

Dance

OCT. 20 – Dance in Upper Musquodoboit Community Hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Perfect Time. Shared lunch.

Crib

OCT. 20 – Crib played every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St.

Guitar Club

OCT. 20 - Guitar Fingerpicking Club, 2 to 4 p.m., all styles and skill levels welcome. N.S. Ex. grounds, Macmillian centre, 73 Ryland Ave., Bible Hill. Info: 902-305-4272.

Coffee House

OCT. 20 – Country Gospel Coffee House, 7 p.m.,Christian Fellowship Centre, 1533 Plains Rd., Debert; an evening of Gospel Music; shared lunch; freewill offering.

Harvest Dinner

OCT. 20 – Harvest dinner; turkey with trimmings, dessert; vegetarian option available, seating 5 to 6:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Church, Truro. $15 adult; $5 children under 12. Tickets at door, church office weekday mornings. Messages: 895-7362.

Supper

OCT. 20 – Roast Pork Supper, 4 to 6 p.m.; includes dessert, tea/coffee. $10 adults; $5 under-12. Five Islands Fire Hall, sponsored by brigade.

Supper

OCT. 20 – Roast Pork Supper including dessert, tea/coffee, 4 - 6 p.m.; $10 adults; $5 under-12. Five Islands Fire Hall. Sponsored by Five Islands Fire Brigade.

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