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Finn - Contributed

It was -12C at 6:30 a.m., feeling like -21C with the wind chill, and today’s high is expected to be -6C, with a 30% chance of flurries, and a temperature of -7C tonight.

Tomorrow’s high is expected to be 1C, with sunshine, and an overnight low of -8C.

It should be around 3C on Sunday, with flurries or showers, and an overnight low of 0C.

Today’s stories

Truro Police Service hires seniors’ safety coordinator

Charlie A’Court forms Stringathon to benefit school music programs in Nova Scotia

Masstown resident turns up military dog tags in garden

Horses are a big part of life for Bible Hill girl

UPDATED: Police clear scene in Trenton and say there is no threat to public

Cobequid Dance Academy staging The Nutcracker

Dal AC faculty and staff staging ‘20 Ways to Screw up Your College Interview’

Plenty of Pets

Finn is a nine-year-old poodle mix who would like to be in a home where he’s the only pet.

He enjoys walking, swimming and playing ball, and needs a fenced in yard. He’s not comfortable around children, but loves to get lots of attention from adults. He likes to be with someone who is happy to have him share the couch with them, and sleep on the bed at night.

He’ll sit, down, turn and roll over when asked, especially if there’s a treat involved.

Finn is a little nervous and loud noises sometimes scare him, so a quiet household, where someone is home most of the time, would be best.
Finn weighs 25 – 30 pounds, and is up to date on vaccines and parasite prevention medication.

He’s an adoptable with ElderDog. If you’re interested in having Finn join your family, contact Tanya at

Community Calendar


Christmas Tea

NOV. 23 – Wynn Park Villa Christmas Tea and Sale, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Admission: $5; 32 Windsor Way, Truro; crafts, baked goods, prizes; everyone welcome.

Seniors Old-Time Dance

NOV. 23 – Douglas Street Recreation Centre, 7:30 p.m. Shared lunch, door prize. Sponsored by Y Seniors Group. Age 50 and older welcome. Admission – $6.


Nov. 23 – Debert Legion Friday Night Supper 4:30-6 p.m. Chicken, vegetables, desserts, tea/coffee. Adults $10; under-10 $5. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessible.

Ten Thousand Villages

NOV. 23-24 – Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale, Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Immanuel Baptist Church, 295 Young St, Truro. Info: 902-893-4197.



Nov. 24 – 30th anniversary of Colchester Trefoil Guild, 2 to 4 p.m., Cobequid Fire Hall, 3830 Hwy 236. Light refreshments. RSVP to Ethel MacLaughlin at 902-895-8582.

Turkey Supper

NOV. 24 – Turkey Supper, 4-6 p.m., St. James United Church, 8747 Highway 224, Upper Musquodoboit. Tickets at door $12 adults; $6 ages 6-12; preschoolers free. Wheelchair access.


Nov. 24 – Crib every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors 21 Palmer Street.


NOV. 24 – Christmas Luncheon, Craft, Bake and Yard Sale, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; free admission; door prize. Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Adults: $6; Children under 10: $5; 169 Glenwood Dr., Truro.


Nov. 24 – Cribbage Tournament; Colchester Legion, Branch 26 Lounge, 1 p.m.; $22 per team; two 50/50 draws; food/bar service available; everyone welcome.

Coffee Party

NOV. 24 – Christmas Coffee Party, 10 a.m. to noon, St. Andrew’s United Church, Truro. Cost $8. Bake Sale and Silent Auction; proceeds for the work of the UCW.


NOV. 24 – Maritime Marionettes of Truro will be performing “The Nativity” four times between 10 a.m.  and noon at St. Andrew’s United Church, Truro. Suggested donation $5.

Tea and Sale

NOV. 24 – Truro Salvation Army Ladies Ministry Tea, 2 to 4 p.m.; bake goods, crafts, silent auction; new bridal wedding dresses donated by Moments Bridal Shop. Tickets $10.

Tea/Bake Sale

Nov. 24 – CWL Christmas Tea/Bake Sale, Immaculate Conception Church, Truro, from 1 to 3 p.m. Bake table, silent auction, door prizes. Adult $7, children under 10, $3.50.


NOV. 24 – Dance at West Branch Hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by regular band McKinnon St. Shared lunch.


Nov. 24 – Christmas Luncheon and Bake Sale, Upper Stewiacke United Church, 11 a.m. –1 p.m. Tickets $10.


Celebration Service

NOV. 25 – Nazarene Church Celebration Service, 6:30 p.m. “Firebranded” in concert; freewill offering; shared lunch to follow.


NOV. 25 – Music and dancing at Wentworth Rec Centre, Sunday afternoon. Donation at doo; shared lunch.



NOV. 26 – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., NSCC Mindfulness Centre, Truro. Free meditation group for relaxation and mindfulness.


NOV. 26 – 45's every Monday evening at 7 P.M. at the Good Neighbors Club 21 Palmer Street.


Film Group

NOV. 27 – 10:30 a.m. at First United Church Parlour. “The Man Who Saved Christmas”; short discussion to follow.


NOV. 27 – 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. 27 – Truro Al-Anon meets Tuesdays, 8 p.m., at Good Neighbor's Club, 21 Palmer St. For more info, call Lois 902-890-1518.

Legion Meeting

Nov. 27 – Debert Legion General Meeting 7:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend to assist with decision making.


NOV. 28 – Cobequid Al-Anon meeting, Wednesday evenings at Douglas St. Rec Centre, 7-8 p.m.

Butch’s Jam

NOV. 28 – Come join the fun, Horseman's Club starts at 6:30 p.m.


NOV. 28 – Dance at Salmon River Fire Hall. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

Soup Luncheon

NOV. 28 - Soup Luncheon/Sale, St. James Presbyterian Church, Hall, Prince St. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tickets at door $8. Books, gift items, preserves, home baking, etc. for sale. Wheelchair accessible.


Card Party

NOV. 29 – 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 29 – 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. 29 – Bingo every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at The Good Neighbors Club 21 Palmer Street.

Spiritual Group

NOV. 29 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday 7 p.m. Douglas Street school room 12. 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Chase the Ace

Nov. 29 – Debert Legion Tri Service Chase the Ace Draw 8:15 p.m.; doors open 6:30 p.m. Tickets $3 each at venues in Debert, Truro, Bible Hill, Hilden, and Millbrook.


NOV. 30 – Townsview Estates Annual Tea & Bake Sale, 310 Abenaki Road, Truro, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. $5 per person; 50/50 draw, baked goods, auction table, more. Proceeds for residents’ activities; all are welcome.

Seniors Old-Time Dance

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


Nov. 30 – Debert Legion Friday Night Supper 4:30-6 p.m. Roast Pork, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults $10; under-10 $5. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessible.


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

Sleeping Beauty

NOV. 30 – Sleeping Beauty – A British pantomime, comedy theatre; four shows through Dec. 2, Dal AC Alumni Theatre, Bible Hill. Tickets $7.50 available at MacQuarries, Esplanade.  Info: .

Bake Sale

NOV. 30 – Isgonish Chapter IODE Bake Sale, Truro Mall, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Christmas Concert

DEC. 1 - Julie Johnstone’s Annual Old Time Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., John Calvin Christian Reformed Church (169 Glenwood Drive). Featuring fiddler, Julie Johnstone and her music students. Everyone welcome; pay what you can.

Craft Sale

DEC. 1 – Debert Elementary School Christmas Craft Sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Over 40 tables will feature a wide variety of crafts, baked goods and vendors.

Big Breakfast

DEC. 1 – Royal Airforce Association, 22 Cottage Street, Big Breakfast $7, 8 to 10:30 a.m.

Open to the public.


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



DEC. 2 – SCANS Truro public talk by Cam Farnell, “Getting off the grid,” discussing solar electricity options. Open to all, 2 to 4 p.m. at Edinburgh Hall, Parkland Truro, 356 Young St., Truro.

Music Program

DEC. 2 – Annual Christmas Music Program at North River United Church, 7 p.m. Guests include Wayne Elliott, Murray Dawson, Julie Johnstone, others; free will offering; proceeds to local families in need.

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