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Colchester: Rotting meat, a horseman, runners and a roaming dog

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TRURO, N.S. —

It was 0C at 6:30 a.m., and today’s high is expected to be 11C, with a chance of freezing drizzle, and an overnight low of 4C.

Tomorrow’s high is expected to be 10C, with rain or drizzle, going down to 2C during the night, with periods of rain.

Sunday’s forecast includes sunshine and a high of 13C, with an overnight low of 3C, and periods of rain.

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Today’s stories

Shubenacadie meat plant closed down after investigators uncover tons of rotting meat

Love of horses plays a big part in Truro man's life

Running the Boston Marathon was a fabulous experience for Truro women

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Roaming Pet

An adult black Labrador retriever was seen roaming in the Brookfield area.

It was spotted crossing Highway 102, near Exit 11, and going into the woods on Thursday, April 25.

Anyone with information on the dog’s whereabout can call Colchester Animal Control Services at 902-897-3170.

The photo above is not a stock photo, not one of the actual dog.

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The cost of filling your tank went up again.

Gasoline increased 3.9 cents and is now $1.34.8 per litre.

Diesel is up 1.6 cents and is now $1.26.2 per litre.

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Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 7:10 p.m. today.

Saturday: 7:30 a.m. and 8:12 p.m.

Sunday: 8:34 a.m. and 9:10 p.m.

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Community Calendar

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

Coin Show

APRIL 26-27 – Central Nova Coin Club Coin Show. All are welcome. Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., social; 8 p.m. auction; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., coin show. Admission $3, two for $5. Best Western Glengarry, Truro.

Dance

APRIL 26 – 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.

Luncheon

APRIL 26 – Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; chili, soups, rolls, etc. Stewiacke Legion. Take out available. Everyone welcome. $10 per person.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

Crib

APRIL 27 – Crib at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St., at 1:30 p.m.

Cribbage

APRIL 27 – Crib tournament, at Tatamagouche Legion; $20 per team of two; 1 p.m. start; everyone welcome and wheelchair accessible. Canteen services.

Flea Market

APRIL 27 – Annual Spring Fling Flea Market, Upper Stewiacke Fire Hall, 1 to 3 p.m.; used clothing, books, kitchen items, jewelry, Christmas items. Admission: $2. Sponsored by PALS Upper Stewiacke.

Tax Help

APRIL 27 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Colchester East Hants Public Library is hosting a free tax preparation clinic for individuals with modest income and a simple tax situation. To book an appointment, call 902-869-4192.

Roast Pork Supper

April 27 – Roast Pork Supper, Economy Recreation Centre 4:30 to 6 p.m.; $12 adults; $6 children under 12. Sponsored by Board of Stewards Economy United Church.

Cribbage

APRIL 27 – Cribbage Tournament, 1 to 4:30 p.m., in the lounge; $22 per team; register on arrival; two 50/50 draws; food and beverage service available; everyone welcome.

Turkey Dinner

APRIL 27 – Turkey dinner at the Truro Legion, 5 to 7 p.m. Music by Alycia Putnam and Family. $12; kids 12-and-under $6. Proceeds to Legion Pipes and Drums Holland Liberation tour.

West Branch

APRIL 27 – Twenty-Sixth Annual Maple Syrup Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., West Branch Community Hall. Continuous music; pancakes; beans; sausage and sweets; $10 adults; under-12 $5; under-5 free. Hall fundraiser.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

Bluegrass Concert

APRIL 28 – 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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