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Colchester: Stars, singers and sacrifices

Hector - Contributed

It was 0C at 6:30 a.m. and today’s high is expected to be 7C, with sunshine, today, and an temperature of 2C tonight.

Saturday is expected to be 14C, with rain, dropping to 1C during the night.

Sunday will be around 5C, with a mix of sun and cloud, and an overnight low around -2C.

Monday will be around 1C, with a mix of sun and cloud, and an overnight low around -3C.

A special weather statement is advising a significant amount of rain and strong winds are expected. Snow may fall in high areas, such as the Cobequid Pass.

Today’s stories

Truro-area man meets Back to the Future cast members

Truro’s Cantabile singers to perform at Carnegie Hall this month

Reservists in Truro reflect on their forebears’ sacrifices

Plenty of Pets

Hector is a sweet, gentle bunny who was very sick when he came to 10,000 Carrots Rabbit Rescue.

He is now doing well, and is waiting for a person who wants to love him forever.

He needs a home where he will be the only bunny.

For more information, visit the 10,000 Carrots Rabbit Rescue website or Facebook page or email

Tidal bore times:

The tidal bore will be coming in at 1:02 p.m. today

Saturday: 1:36 a.m. and 1:48 p.m.

Sunday: 2:23 a.m. and 2:34 p.m.

Monday: 3:10 a.m. and 3:23 p.m.

Fuel prices:

Fuel prices went down again overnight.

Gasoline decreased by 4.8 cents, and is now $1.10.3 per litre.

Diesel is down 2.1 cents, and is $1.28.2 per litre.

Community Calendar


Old-Time Dance

NOV. 9 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre, 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, door prize. Sponsored by Y Seniors Group. Age 50 and older welcome. Admission – $6.

Coffee House

NOV. 9 – Musical Coffee House, 7 – 9 p.m., at St. Andrew’s United Church, Truro, featuring Chella and Ken Henderson, Ron and Anne Fougere, singing and playing popular songs; snacks,beverages provided. Free will offering.



NOV. 10 – Full Country Breakfast, St. Andrews United Church, Elderbank, 7 to 10 a.m.; buffet style breakfast; Adults $10; Children 6-12 $5; 5-and-under free.

Cribbage tournament

NOV. 10 – West St. Andrews Community Hall, $22 per team, 1 p.m. Two 50-50 draws.


NOV. 10 – An Evening of Country and Gospel Music with Wendell Ross and Harmony Ridge, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at McCulloch United church (corner of Harmony and Camden Roads) Light lunch; goodwill offering.


Nov. 10 – Crib every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors 21 Palmer Street.

Coffee House

NOV. 10 – Nazarene Church Gospel Coffee House at 6:30 p.m. Freedom Rd., Wally Clark, Bruce Jennings, Al & Susan; freewill offering; shared lunch.

Queen of Hearts

NOV. 10 – Tatamagouche Legion and North Shore Rec Centres Queen of Hearts Saturdays at the Legion. Tickets $2 sold through week, and Saturday at the Legion, 2 to 4 p.m. Draw time 4:15 p.m.

Craft Sale

NOV. 10 – Christmas Craft and Vendor sale, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Truro Fire Hall.


Remembrance Service

NOV. 11 – Cobequid Veterans Memorial Park in Bass River Remembrance Day service, marking 100 years since end of WWI. Starts 10:45 a.m. Reception follows at local school.  Information: Heather at 902-647-2895.

Remembrance Day Supper

NOV. 11 – Debert Legion. Roast beef, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. $10; 10-under – $5. Please be seated by 4:15 p.m.


NOV. 11 – Roast pork supper, Four Points Rec Centre, Latties Brook, Rte 236, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Adults $12; children $6.

Remembrance Service

NOV. 11 – Colchester Branch 26 Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph at 11 a.m. Form up for anyone in the parade will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Old Fire Hall on Young St. Roast Beef available at the Legion at 1 p.m. Tickets $10 at door.

  1. Day
    NOV. 11 – 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Exhibits will be open for viewing. Free admission, all welcome. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro.

Remembrance Parade

NOV. 11 – Remembrance Day parade starting at Legion at 10:45 a.m. with march to Sharon United Church for laying of wreaths and church service at 11 a.m. Banquet at 6 p.m. at the Legion.


Nov. 11 – Debert Legion Remembrance Day Supper Roast Beef, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee $10; Under-10 $5. Wheelchair assessible; be seated at 4:15 p.m.


OA Meeting

NOV. 12 – Weekly Overeaters Anonymous Meeting, Douglas Street Recreation Centre, Truro, 7:30 p.m.


NOV. 12 – 45's every Monday evening at 7 P.M. at the Good Neighbors Club 21 Palmer Street.

Theatre Games

NOV. 12 – North Shore Players: Theatre Games, learn and experiment with improv, role playing, drama techniques, 7 to 9 p.m., Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre, 31 Creamery Road, Tatamagouche.

Fund Raiser

NOV. 12 – Guatemala House Building Fund Raiser at the Food Muster, Arthur Street, 5 to 7 p.m. Limited seating; call Jim Harpell at 902-673-3012 to reserve a time. International menu.


Film Group

NOV. 13 – 10:30 a.m. at First United Church Parlour. “Hanna and Her Sisters”; short discussion to follow.

Needle Arts Meeting

NOV. 13 – Marigold Guild of Needle Arts, Truro Fire Hall community room, 7 p.m. Member program – Sisterhood Fibres. Meeting open to guests and potential new members.


NOV. 13 – The Goodtime Seniors Club dances are every Tuesday from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. at Truro Legion, Brunswick Street. Shared lunch, 50/50, admission $7. New folks welcome.

Al-Anon Meets

NOV. 13 – Truro Al-Anon meets Tuesdays, 8 p.m., at Good Neighbor's Club, 21 Palmer St. For more info, call Lois 902-890-1518.

Anti-Poverty Network

NOV. 13 – Deadline to RSVP for Colchester Anti-Poverty Network 20th anniversary event on Nov. 20, 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church, Truro. Light lunch provided. Guest speaker. RSVP:


NOV. 14 – Cobequid Al-Anon meeting, Wednesday evenings at Douglas St. Rec Centre, 7-8 p.m.

Butch’s Jam

NOV. 14 – Come join the fun, Horseman's Club starts at 6:30 p.m.


NOV. 14 – Dance at Salmon River Fire Hall. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

Food Drive

Nov.14 - Annual 12-Hour Food Drive, Colchester Food Bank's Annual Food Drive. 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Victoria Square on Commercial Street.


PROBUS Meeting

NOV. 15 – PROBUS Club meets at Truro Fire Hall, 9:30 a.m.  Guest speaker: Keith Drover, Master Mariner. Guests welcome. PROBUS is a club of active retirees who enjoy guest speakers and activity groups. 

Chase the Ace

NOV. 15 – Debert Legion Tri Service Chase the Ace draw, 8:15 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets – $3 each.

Card Party

NOV. 15 – Auction 45 Card party every Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. beginning at Bible Hill Fire Hall; sponsored by St. David's United Church. $5 charge with cash prizes, light snack.


November 15 – 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.


NOV. 15 – Bingo every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at The Good Neighbors Club 21 Palmer Street.

Spiritual Group

NOV. 15 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday 7 p.m. Douglas Street school room 12. 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Support Group

NOV. 15 – Parkinson Canada - Atlantic District Support Group, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Colchester East Hants Public Library, Truro, Burchell MacDougall Study. No cost. Information: Parkinson's Canada - Atlantic District 902-422-3656.


Seniors Old-Time Dance

NOV. 16 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre, 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, door prize. Sponsored by Y Seniors Group. Age 50 and older welcome. Admission – $6.

Friday Night Supper

NOV. 16 – Debert Legion, 4:30-6 p.m. Pan-fried haddock, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults – $10; under-10 – $5. Takeouts available. Wheelchair accessible.

Mixed Darts

Nov. 16 – Debert Legion Mixed darts 7:30 p.m. $2 to play. Everyone welcome.

Turkey Dinner

Nov. 16 – Turkey dinner at Truro Legion, 5 to 7 p.m.; music by Alycia Putnam. $12 or 12-and-under $6.

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