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Bonnie - Contributed

It was 13C at 6:30 a.m. and today’s high is expected to be 17C, with showers or drizzle, and a low around 9C tonight.

Tomorrow’s high is expected to be around 17C, with sun and cloud, and an overnight low of 6C.

Today’s stories

Unpaved Onslow roadways have business park operators fuming

International Day of Peace being marked in Bass River

Plenty of Pets

Bonnie is a 10-year-old Scottish terrier who weighs25 pounds.

She’s house-trained and is not destructive if left alone for a while. She loves to go for walks and to wade in the water at the beach.

She gets along with other dogs, cat and children. She’s independent in a lot of ways but also loves a snuggle.
Bonnie is spayed, vaccinated, treated for parasites and micro chipped. She recently had her teeth cleaned and a few bad ones removed. She also had a small growth removed from her ear. She comes with 30-days of free pet insurance courtesy of 24PetWatch. Her adoption fee is $200.

For more information, visit Coastal K9 Society’s website or Facebook page or email


Tidal Bore Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 9:11 a.m. and 9:31 p.m. today.

Community Calendar


Taoist Tai Chi

SEPT. 19 –Taoist Tai Chi Arts, 12 Weekly Classes start, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; 910 Prince St., Truro; 902-893;8500;;

Al-Anon meeting

SEPT. 19 – Weekly Al-Anon meeting, Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m. at Douglas St. Rec Centre.


SEPT. 19 – Dance in Salmon River fire hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others; shared lunch.


SEPT. 19 – Butch's jam every Wednesday night at the Horseman's Club starts at 6:30 p.m.

Coffee House

SEPT. 19 – Zion United Baptist Church Coffee House 1 to 3 p.m., 454 Prince St.; fun, music by Bill Hill and the Band, and refreshments.

Panel Discussion

SEPT. 19 – Lead With Your Heart panel discussion on The Transgender Experience, 7 p.m., First United Church’s Memorial Hall. Guests: S. Byers and K. Bakker plus invited guests. All are welcome.


Auction 45

SEPT. 20 – Auction 45 Card party Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. at the Bible Hill Fire Hall; sponsored by St. David's United Church. $5 charge; cash prizes and a light snack.


SEPT. 20 – Bingo every Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St.

Spiritual Group

SEPT. 20 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday, 7 p.m., Douglas Street school room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.


SEPT. 20 – Thursday, 1-3 p.m.; learn the game; $2 fee, or free to members. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro; all players welcome.



SEPT. 21 – Friday Night Supper, Debert Legion. 4:30-6 p.m.; Pan fried haddock, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults $10. Children under 10 $5.; take-outs available; wheelchair assessible.


SEPT. 21 –Douglas Street Recreation Centre,7:30 p.m.; shared lunch, door prize, sponsored by Y Senior Citizens Group, age 50 and older welcome, admission $6.

Nature Workshop

SEPT. 21 – Re-Connecting with Nature workshop; hands-on day of adventure in Truro for adults to improve ability to lead and share nature with children and youth; learn more and register at

Chair Yoga

SEPT. 21 – Chair Yoga, Fridays at 10 a.m., First United Church; everyone welcome.

Quilt Show

SEPT. 21-22 – Sunrise Quilt Guild 6th Annual Show and Sale, noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Fraser Cultural Centre, 362 Main Street, Tatamagouche; $5; door prizes, demonstrations.

Pub Night

SEPT. 21 – Pub Night, Truro Legion Lounge 7-10 p.m. Cost $5.



SEPT. 22 – Crib every Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St.

Scale Model Show
SEPT. 22 – Central Nova Scotia Modelers Scale Model Show and Competition, Bible Hill Junior High, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; competition fee $2/entry; no fee to display models; free to the public. Info: 896-3816.


Sept. 22 – Route 6 Band providing evening of music, 7 to 9 p.m. at Barrachois Community Hall, 99 Brule Shore Rd. Admission by donation. Light lunch served.

Clothing/Toy Sale

SEPT. 22 - Kids Clothing and Toy Sale At the Middle Stewiacke Rec. Centre, 2395 Hwy 289

from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Admission $1.


SEPT. 22 – Breakfast at Stewiacke Legion Branch 70 in support of Pine Grove Cemetery, 8 to 10 a.m.; full menu; $8 per person.

Celtic Music

SEPT. 22 –Celtic Music at the Sutherland Steam Mill with the Dock Gang; traditional Irish, Scottish and other music. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission, $10 at door.

Turkey dinner

SEPT. 22 – Salem United Church, River John, 4-6 p.m. (or until sold out). Roast turkey dinner and pie for dessert. Adults ($15), children ($8). Takeouts available.


Church Anniversary

SEPT. 23 – North River United Church 137th Anniversary, 7 p.m.; gospel music by Wayne Elliott and Friends; freewill offering, proceeds to church. Lunch and fellowship to follow.

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