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Colchester: Wishes, models and a frost warning

Ziggy - Contributed

There’s a frost advisory for tonight.

It was 4C at 6:30 a.m. and today’s high is expected to be 12C, with clearing skies, and a low around 0C tonight.

Tomorrow’s high is expected to be around 15C, with sunshine, and an overnight low of 9C.

Today’s stories

Truro boy helping make wishes come true

VIDEO: Hear ye! Hear ye! Launch Day in Maitland

Model maker takes highway to the danger zone in Bible Hill

Plenty of Pets

Ziggy is a young dog who’s full of energy.

He’s one year old and weighs 55 pounds. He’s house trained, create trained, and walks well on leash.

He loves to play and snuggle, and is good with other dogs and children. He doesn’t have any experience with cats.

Ziggy gets excited when meeting people, and jumps up, so he needs work in that area.

He’s neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and microchipped, and comes with 30 days of pet insurance. His adoption fee is $350.

To learn more about Ziggy, visit the Coastal K9 Rescue website or Facebook page or email

Community Calendar



SEPT. 24 – Cards 45's every Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St.

Chair Yoga

SEPT. 24 – Senior chair yoga, First Baptist Church, 10 a.m. Admission $5. For more information call 902-843-2408.

Meditation Connection

SEPT. 24 – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., NSCC Mindfulness Centre, Truro. Free meditation group for relaxation and mindfulness.


SEPT. 24 – Guatemala House building fundraiser, Food Muster, Arthur Street, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Limited seating. Call Jim Harpell to reserve a time – 902-673-3012.


Seniors Dance

SEPT. 25 – Goodtime Seniors Dance Club at Truro Legion on Brunswick Street every Tuesday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., $7; shared lunch; 50/50; all are welcome.


SEPT. 25 – Truro Al-Anon meets Tuesdays, 8 p.m. at Good Neighbor's Club, 21 Palmer St., Truro. For more info call Lois 902-890-1518.

NAFR meeting

SEPT. 25 – Deadline to reserve tickets for meeting Oct. 10, Air Force Club, 22 Cottage St., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Speaker: Peter Kerr on Public Service Health Care Plan, pensions; $5/person. Reserve at 902-897-2404.

Film Group

SEPT. 25 – 10:30 am at First United Church Parlour. “God on Trial”; short discussion to follow.


Al-Anon meeting

SEPT. 26 – Weekly Al-Anon meeting, Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m. at Douglas St. Rec Centre.


SEPT. 26 – Dance in Salmon River fire hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others; shared lunch.


SEPT. 26 – Butch's jam every Wednesday night at the Horseman's Club starts at 6:30 p.m.

Bible Study Group

SEPT. 26 – First United Church’s Bible Study Group begins its fall program. 10 a.m. Discussion on Apostle Paul and his contribution to the Western World. Everyone welcome.

Community Bible Reading

SEPT. 26 – Colchester-East Hants Public Library, Prince Street, Truro (Patterson Room), 2-4 p.m. Read your favourite passages or listen to others.


Auction 45

SEPT. 27 – Auction 45 Card party Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. at the Bible Hill Fire Hall; sponsored by St David's United Church. $5 charge; cash prizes and a light snack.


SEPT. 27 – Bingo every Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St.

Spiritual Group

SEPT. 27 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday, 7 p.m., Douglas Street school room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.


SEPT. 27 – Thursday, 1-3 p.m.; learn the game; $2 fee, or free to members. Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro; all players welcome.

Public Talk

SEPT. 27 – 7:30 pm. Joan Watson (CBC Marketplace) and Murray Creed (CBC Country Canada) - The Accidental Farmer: Who was the real hero of The Story of Ross Farm?



SEPT. 28 – Friday Night Supper, Debert Legion. 4:30-6 p.m. Adults $10. Children under 10 $5.; take-outs available; wheelchair assessible.


SEPT. 28 –Douglas Street Recreation Centre,7:30 p.m.; shared lunch, door prize, sponsored by Y Senior Citizens Group, age 50 and older welcome, admission $6.

Needle Arts

SEPT. 28 – Marigold Guild of Needle Arts Stitch-in-Public Day, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; MacQuarrie Maker Lab, CEHP Library, Truro.

Chair Yoga

SEPT. 28 – Chair Yoga, Fridays at 10 a.m., First United Church; everyone welcome.

Fish and Chips

SEPT. 28 – Fish and Chips Night, Truro Legion Lounge 5-7 p.m. Cost $8.


Craft Supplies

SEPT. 29 – Fabric and Craft Supply Sale, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at First United Church, Truro; supplies, patterns, notions, books and fabric.

Canyon Hike

SEPT. 29 – Hike Nova Scotia guided hike on the Kenomee Canyon Trail in Economy, 8:30 a.m. Preregistration needed at; trail prize; details:

Yard sale

SEPT. 29 – Fall Fun Fair, McCulloch United Church, corner of Harmony and Camden roads. 8 a.m. to noon. Café, garden produce, preserves, baked goods.


SEPT. 29 – Annual roast beef dinner at Immaculate Conception Church, Campbell Hall, 669 Prince St., 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door. Adults – $18, kids under 12 – $9, kids under 5 – free. No takeouts.

Gather Night

SEPT. 29 – Presented by Truro Heights United Baptist Church. Free-will offering, all welcome. Fellowship to follow.

Yard Sale

SEPT. 29 – Bake and Book Tables, Economy Recreation Centre; 9 a.m. to noon; sponsored by the Board of Stewards, Economy United Church



SEPT. 30 – Oktoberfest Breakfast/Brunch, Tatamagouche Legion; sausage, bacon, eggs, etc.; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome; $7 and $4 for 12-and-under; wheelchair accessible; takeouts available.

Gospel Concert

SEPT. 30 – The Gospelettes, 7 to 8:30 p.m., St. David's United Church Sanctuary, Bible Hill. Free-will offering; refreshments to follow; wheelchair accessible; Gospelettes are six ladies who sing old and new gospel hymns.

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