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Colchester: Wheels, remembrance and chilly weather

Charlie - Contributed

It’s getting cold, and there’ll be strong winds later today.

It was -6C at 6:30 a.m. and today’s high is expected to be 4C, with snow mixed with rain, going down to -2C tonight.

Tomorrow’s high is expected to be -3C, with a 60% chance of flurries, and an overnight low of -6C.

Today’s stories

PHOTO GALLERY - Truro soldier honoured at Remembrance Day ceremony

Nova Scotia man helps keep wheels spinning in Uganda

Plenty of Pets

Charlie is a two-year-old Collie mix who weighs 36 pounds.

She’s house-trained and well behaved on leash. She loves going for walks and cuddling, and is good if left at home alone.

She's a little timid of other dogs when she first meets them, but will warm up to them over time.
Charlie is spayed, vaccinated, treated for parasites and micro chipped. She comes with 30-days of free pet insurance courtesy of 24PetWatch. Her adoption fee is $350.

For more information, visit the Coastal K9 Rescue Society website or Facebook page or email

Tidal Bore Times

The tide will be coming in at 4:16 p.m. today

Community Calendar


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.

Friday Pub Night
NOV. 16 – Truro Legion Lounge, 7 to 10 p.m.; Music by Over the Influence; $5 cover; everyone welcome.


Tea and Crafts

NOV. 17 – Annual Christmas Salad Tea and Pantry and Craft Sale, Trinity United Church, 415 Onslow Rd., Upper Onslow, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $8 for Salad Tea; wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by UCW.


NOV. 17 – Upper Musquodoboit Community Hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Perfect Time. Shared lunch.

Christmas Tea

NOV. 17 – Christmas Tea and Sale at Brunswick Street United Church, 2 - 4 p.m. Freewill offering for the buffet tea. Sale tables include baking, jam baskets, knitting, sewing, candy and floral arrangements.


Nov. 17 – Crib every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors 21 Palmer Street.

Coffee House

NOV. 17 – Country Gospel Coffee House, 1533 Plain Rd. Debert, Christian Fellowship Centre, 7 p.m.; shared lunch, freewill offering; local talent.

Craft Sale

Nov. 17 – Craft sale at the Middle Stewiacke Rec. Centre from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2395 Hwy 289. Lunch available. Admission $2. Proceeds for the Middle Stewiacke Rec. Centre.

Bake Sale

Nov. 17 – Bake Sale, Truro Mall. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 26

Ladies Auxiliary Christmas basket tickets available.


NOV. 17 – Frank Lowe and Side Kixx, at Royal Canadian Legion, 42 Brunswick Street, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission $8.

Guitar Club

NOV. 17 – Guitar finger-picking club, 2 to 4 p.m.; all styles and skill levels welcome; N.S. Ex grounds, MacMillan Center, 73 Ryland Ave., Bible Hill. Info: 902-305-4272.

Chowder Luncheon

NOV. 17 – Chowder luncheon, Economy Recreation Centre, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults $8; children under 12 $4. Fish or Corn Chowder, dessert, tea/coffee; bake table.



NOV. 18 – Warwick Mountain Rec Club 6:30-9 p.m., $5 admission, 50/50 draw, door prize, lunch provided. Featuring: Wayne Elliott & Friends; Nick Shaw; John. & Joyce Willems. Last one for 2018.


NOV. 18 – Tatamagouche Legion; ham, bacon, eggs, fruit cup, etc. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome; $7 and $4 for 12-and-under; wheelchair accessible; takeouts available.

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