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Brandy - Contributed

It was 11C at 6:30 a.m. and the temperature is expected to reach 24C today, with clearing skies, going down to 11C tonight.

Saturday’s high is expected to be around 26C, with a 60% chance of showers, and an overnight low of 15C.

Sunday will be around 26C, with a 60% chance of showers, and an overnight low around 15C.

Today’s stories

Truro seen to be an accepting community by many

Performers busy preparing for Truro’s Shakespeare in the Park (Video)

Brookfield’s Cooke elected to motorsports hall of fame

Truro labyrinth open to visitors

Plenty of Pets

Brandy is an easygoing dog who loves everyone.

She is fine with other dogs she meets on walks, but prefers not to have other dogs in the same home. She is fine with cats, simply ignoring them.

She is about nine years old, and has been vaccinated, microchipped and spayed.

To find out more about Brandy, visit the Marley’s Hope website or Facebook page , email or call 902-444-3647.

Tidal bore times:

The tidal bore will be coming in at 53 minutes past noon today

Saturday: 1:12 a.m. and 1:44 p.m.

Sunday: 2:06 a.m. and 2:38 p.m.

Fuel prices:

Fuel went down a little overnight.

Gasoline decreased by 1.3 cents, and is now $1.28.1 per litre.

Diesel is down 1.1 cents, and is now $1.24.1 per litre.

Pride Week

Pride Week activities begin today, with flag raisings. For the schedule of events click here.

Community Calendar



JULY 13 –North Shore Curling Club barbecue fundraiser at Scotiabank in Tatamagouche, with proceeds donated to North Shore Rec Centre Sports field.

Townsview Tea

JULY 13 – Townsview Estates Strawberry Shortcake Tea and Bake Sale, 310 Abenaki Road. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. $5 admission.


Coffee House

JULY 14 – Nazarene Church Gospel Coffee House at 6:30 p.m.; Freedom Road & Friends; freewill offering; shared lunch to follow.

Open House
July 14 – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; stop by the Historeum and check out our exhibits. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Free admission, all welcome.

Buffet Supper

July 14- Ham and salad buffet supper with Strawberry Shortcake will be held at Bass River United Church Hall 4:30-6 p.m. adults $12; children 12 and under $5; sponsored by UCW.

Lobster Dinner

JULY 14 – Lobster Dinner at Salem United, River John, 11 a.m. until sold out; lobster, potato salad, coleslaw, etc.; eat in or take out; adult $20; child $10; ham available: adult $10; child $5.

Queen of Hearts

JULY 14 – Queen of Hearts draw, Tatamagouche Legion and North Shore Rec. Centre, held at the Legion; jackpot approx. $7,000; 16 cards remain, 2 to 4 p.m.; everyone welcome; draw at 4:15 p.m.



JULY 15 – Jamboree, Warwick Mountain Rec. Club, featuring Winnie & Curtis and Friends, Dale Munroe, Bill Hill & Friends, 6:30-9 p.m. $5 admission; 50/50; door prize; lunch provided.


Tea and Cheesecake

JULY 17 – Little White Schoolhouse Museum, 20 Arthur St., is serving tea and cheesecake every Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. during the summer. Admission is $5.

Leadership Training

JULY 17 – Youth Leadership Training, July 17 to 19 at First United Church. Programming will be from 9 a.m. to noon each morning; suggested cost is a $10 donation.

Al-Anon Meets

JULY 17 – Truro Al-Anon meets every Tuesday, 8 p.m., at Good Neighbor's Club, 21 Palmer St. For more info call Lois at 890-1518.

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