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Colchester: Theatre, protesters and a friendly feline

Paprika - Contributed

It was -10C at 6:30 a.m., and today’s high is expected to be 0C, with a 30% chance of flurries, and an overnight low of -9C.

Wednesday’s forecast includes a high of 2C, with sunshine, and an overnight low of -7C.


Today’s stories

I Hate Shakespeare being staged in Bible Hill

Alton Gas protesters ordered off site, ending two-year occupation


Plenty of Pets

Paprika is an extremely affectionate boy who is ready to join a family.

He is one of the cats currently at the Colchester SPCA shelter. If you’d like to meet the cats, drop by the shelter at 408 Industrial Ave. For information, email or call 902-893-7968.

Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 11:19 a.m. and 11:51 p.m. today



Film Group

MARCH 19 – First United Church Memorial Hall, at 10 a.m. – In the Heart of the Sea – short discussion to follow: everyone welcome.

Open Mic

MARCH 19 – Open Mike Jam Session, Tuesday nights at 7 p.m., Upper Stewiacke – Springside United Church Hall, 5511 Highway 289. Everyone welcome to perform or enjoy the music; goodwill donation; shared lunch.


MARCH 19 – Goodtime Seniors Dance Club dance every Tuesday evening from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Truro Legion, Brunswick Street. $7; shared lunch; 50/50 tickets; all are welcome.


MARCH 19 – Truro Al-Anon meets every Tuesday, 8 p.m., at The Good Neighbor's Club 21 Palmer St. Truro. For more info call Lois 902-890-1518.


Tax Help

March 20 – Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will be completing tax forms for low income persons at the Truro Library from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Call 896-4192 for appointment.  Drop-ins welcome.

Al Anon

MARCH 20 – Cobequid Al Anon meets weekly on Wednesday evenings 7 to 8 p.m. at Douglas Street Rec Centre, Truro. For information contact Jane 902-890-0197.

Card Party

MARCH 20 – Card Party, Warwick Mountain Rec Club, 7 p.m.; $3 admission.


MARCH 20 – Dance in Salmon River Fire Hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others; shared lunch.

Butch’s Jam

MARCH 20 – At the Horseman's Club 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday night.

Grief Session

MARCH 20 – Lead With Your Heart, 7 p.m. at First United Church. “Grief … in all its forms” with Valerie Kingsbury; all are welcome.

Coffee House

MARCH 20 – Coffee House at Zion United Baptist Church, Truro, 454 Prince St., 1 to 3 p.m.; fun, great music from Bill Hill and his band; refreshments


Support Group

MARCH 21 – Truro Parkinson's Support group meets the third Thursday of the month, 2 to 4 p.m., Colchester-Easts Hants Regional Library. All are welcome and there is no cost.

Card Party

MARCH 21 – North Shore Seniors invites you play 45’s and crib at Roach Hall, Tatamagouche. First and third Thursday of the month, starting at 7 p.m.; 50/50, prizes and light lunch.


MARCH 21 – A club of active retirees who enjoy guest speakers and activity groups, PROBUS Club meets Truro Fire Hall, 9:30 a.m. Guest speaker is Ken Henderson, of Truro Concert Band. Guests welcome.

Spiritual Group

MARCH 21 – Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday, 7 p.m., Douglas Street School room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Chase the Ace

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

GRANS meeting

MARCH 21 – Grandparents’ Rights for Nova Scotia meeting, Sobeys community room, Robie Street, Truro, noon to 2 p.m. All are welcome.


Chowder Lunch

MARCH 22 - 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 22 – 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 22 – Debert Legion Friday Night Supper. Roast Pork, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults $10; under-12 $5. Take-outs available. Wheelchair assessible.


MARCH 22-24 – Annual John K. MacDonald Memorial Curling Bonspiel with 24 teams; buy tickets on prize tables, silent auction items; everyone welcome to attend.


Tax Help

March 23 – Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will be completing tax forms for low income persons at the Truro Library from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Call 896-4192 for appointment.  Drop-ins welcome.


MARCH 23 – Annual Auction and Pot Luck Supper. Supper 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. with auction items on display and silent auction of gift certificates, etc. Live auction starts at 5:45 p.m.

Fish and Chips

March 23 – Fish and Chips Supper (while supplies last), 4 to 6 p.m.; dessert, tea/coffee included. $12 adults; $6 under-12. Five Islands Fire Hall; sponsored by Five Islands Fire Brigade.

Yard Sale

MARCH 23 – Annual Indoor Yard Sale, Valley United Church, 110 Salmon River Rd., 8 a.m. to noon. Information, call 902-897-4117.


MARCH 23 – Crib at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St., at 1:30 p.m.


MARCH 23 – Tatamagouche legion. $20 per team (2). 1 p.m. Everyone welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Canteen services.


MARCH 24 – Country Gospel with Wayne Elliott and Friends at Londonderry Station Community Church (AKA The Thirsty Church) at 2 p.m. Everyone welcome, enjoy music, visiting friends, snacks. Free will donations.

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