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Colchester: Rat rods, firearms, lots of toes and a lack of action

Geoffrey - Contributed

It was -8C at 6:30 a.m., and today’s high is expected to be 7C, with sunshine, and an overnight low of -2C.

Friday’s high is expected to be 10C, with rain, dropping to 6C overnight.


Today’s stories

Belmont father and son turning heads with rat rod creations

Colchester RCMP taking firearms off the streets

Truro-area sexual assault survivor takes health minister to task


Plenty of Pets

Geoffrey is a 1-2-year-old boy who is full of energy and has extra toes.

He came from a home with other cats so wouldn’t mind a companion or two to hang around and look at the birds with.

To meet the adoptable cats, stop by the Colchester SPCA shelter at 408 Industrial Ave. You can also email or call 902-893-7968 for more information.


Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 6:56 p.m. today


Community Calendar


Spiritual Group

MARCH 14 – Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday, 7 p.m., Douglas Street School room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Chase the Ace

March 14 – 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 14 – 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 14 – Bingo at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St. at 1:30 p.m.


Chowder Lunch

MARCH 15 - 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 15 – 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 15 – Debert Legion Friday Night Supper. Chicken, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults $10; under-12 $5. Take-outs available. Wheelchair assessible.

Coffee House

MARCH 15 – Touch of the Irish Coffee House, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Church. Free will offering at door; light lunch; local musicians Ken and Chella Henderson, and Ron and Ann Fougere.


Pancake Breakfast

MARCH 16 – TOPS NS 2709 Pancake Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m., Masonic Lodge, 143 Pictou Road, Bible Hill. Pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee/tea. $5.

Snowshoe Hike
MARCH 16 – Hike Nova Scotia and HubCycle guided Victoria Park Snowshoe Hike, 10 a.m. Bring your own or reserve rentals in advance. Qualify to win a trail prize. See for details.

Turkey Supper

MARCH 16 –Turkey supper at the Salvation Army, 6-8 p.m.; enjoy good food, fellowship and gospel music. Cost $10. For tickets call 902-893-3042.


MARCH 16 – St. Patrick’s Day Irish Stew Supper, Milford Lantz United Church, 2134 Hwy 2, Milford, 5 to 6.30 p.m. Adults $10; Children 4-12 $5; Under-4 free.

Guitar Club

MARCH 16 – Fingerpicking guitar club jam/meeting at Douglas Street Recreation Centre, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Info: or mike 902-639-9267.

Coffee Party

MARCH 16 – St. Patrick's Day Coffee Party, 10 a.m., Knox United Church, Brookfield. Sponsored by Unit 7.

Volkssport Club

MARCH 16 – 5/10k, 1A, 10 a.m., Bible Hill Permanent Walk, Roadside Willies, Jennifer Drive, Bible Hill. Contact Wanda Woolaver 902-895-6932. Pre-St. Pat’s Day lunch to follow.


MARCH 16 – Crib at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St., at 1:30 p.m.


MARCH 16 – St. Pat’s Irish Stew Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m.; variety of desserts - Milford Lantz United Church, 2134 Highway 2 in Milford – Adults $10; 4-to-12 $5; under-4 free. Proceeds to church.   


Pancake Breakfast

March 17 – Tatamagouche Legion; pancake, ham, sausage, eggs, etc. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome; $7 and $4 for 12-and-under. Wheelchair accessible. Takeouts available.

Bluegrass Concert

MARCH 17 – Musical Memories Bluegrass Concert, at 2 p.m., Middleton United Church, Middle Musquodoboit, 12430 Hwy 224; lunch provided; admission by free will offering; wheelchair accessible. Information: 902-384-2520 or email

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