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It was -2C at 6:30 a.m. and the temperature is expected to reach 6C, with sunshine, today, going down to 5C tonight.

Saturday is expected to be around 15C, with rain, dropping to 9C during the night.

Sunday will be around 15C, with showers, and an overnight low around -3C.

Today’s stories

People and pets escape burning home in Lower Onslow

SiRT rules no charges warranted in case of man injured while being arrested by Colchester RCMP officer

Witches Ball coming to the Truro Legion

Plenty of Pets

Sophie and Pearl are beautiful girls who need a home where they are the only cats.

They had a tough time as kittens, and are carriers of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). Although they are doing great, they could spread FIP if in a home where cats who aren’t infected.

These girls are spending the weekend at Truro Pet Valu, hoping to meet someone who will fall in love with them and adopt them.

For more information on FIP, click here.  

For more information on adopting through Wayward Cats, visit the Facebook page or email waywardcatssociety@gmail.com or call 902-957-8677.

Tidal bore times:

The tidal bore will be coming in at 9:28 a.m. and 9:47 p.m. today

Saturday10:17 a.m. and 10:35 p.m.

Sunday: 10:59 a.m. and 11:17 p.m.

Fuel prices:

Fuel prices went down overnight.

Gasoline decreased by 6.4 cents, and is now $1.20.9 per litre.

Diesel is down 3.2 cents, and is $1.31.9 per litre.

Community Calendar

FRIDAY, OCT. 19

Line Dancing

OCT. 19-20 – Halloween line dancing workshop, Royal Canadian Legion, Truro. Cost is $30 before Sept. 15, $35 after. Information and to register, contact Cindi at 902-843-0688.

Dance

OCT. 19 – Seniors Old Time Dance. Douglas Street Recreation Centre,7:30 p.m.; shared lunch, door prize, sponsored by Y Seniors Group, age 50 and older welcome, admission $6.

Darts

Oct. 19 – Debert Legion Mixed darts 7:30 p.m. $2 to play. Everyone welcome.

Supper

Oct. 19 – Debert Legion Friday Night supper 4:30-6 p.m.  Pan fried haddock, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults $10. Children under-10 $5. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessible.

Chair Yoga

OCT. 19 – Chair Yoga Fridays at First United Church’s Memorial Hall; everyone welcome. $5 with proceeds going to the church.

Beanery

OCT. 19 – Brunswick St. Beanery, 2 to 5 p.m. Curbside take-out service at the corner of Brunswick and Wood streets; $8 includes four cups homemade baked beans, loaf brown bread.

SATURDAY, OCT. 20

Dance

OCT. 20 – Dance in Upper Musquodoboit Community Hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Perfect Time. Shared lunch.

Crib

OCT. 20 – Crib played every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St.

Guitar Club

OCT. 20 - Guitar Fingerpicking Club, 2 to 4 p.m., all styles and skill levels welcome. N.S. Ex. grounds, Macmillian centre, 73 Ryland Ave., Bible Hill. Info: 902-305-4272.

Coffee House

OCT. 20 – Country Gospel Coffee House, 7 p.m.,Christian Fellowship Centre, 1533 Plains Rd., Debert; an evening of Gospel Music; shared lunch; freewill offering.

Harvest Dinner

OCT. 20 – Harvest dinner; turkey with trimmings, dessert; vegetarian option available, seating 5 to 6:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Church, Truro. $15 adult; $5 children under 12. Tickets at door, church office weekday mornings. Messages: 895-7362.

Supper

OCT. 20 – Roast Pork Supper, 4 to 6 p.m.; includes dessert, tea/coffee. $10 adults; $5 under-12. Five Islands Fire Hall, sponsored by brigade.

Supper

OCT. 20 – Roast Pork Supper including dessert, tea/coffee, 4 - 6 p.m.; $10 adults; $5 under-12. Five Islands Fire Hall. Sponsored by Five Islands Fire Brigade.

HarvestFest 2018

OCT. 20 – A Musical Evening at Valley United Church, 110 Salmon River Rd., Valley, 7 p.m. Entertainment by Wayne Elliot and Friends; Brookfield's Sarah Matheson, others. Admission by donation; draw, 50-50, silent auction.

SUNDAY, OCT. 21

Jamboree

OCT. 21 – Jamboree, featuring Wayne Elliott and Friends, Dianne and Ron O'Brien;Jim and Denise White. 6:30 to 9 p.m. $5 admission; 50/50; lunch provided; door prize.

Breakfast/Brunch

Oct. 21 – Tatamagouche Legion; ham, bacon, eggs, etc. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; everyone welcome; $7 and $4 for 12-and-under; wheelchair accessible; takeouts available.

Bluegrass Concert

OCT. 21 – Musical Memories Bluegrass Concert, 2 p.m., Middleton United Church, Middle Musquodoboit, 12430 Hwy 224; Guests: Bicentennial Ukulele Group; lunch provided; admission by free will offering. Information: church office at 902-384-2520.

Jamboree

OCT. 21 – Jamboree at Warwick Mountain Rec Club, 554 Warwick Mountain Rd., 6:30-9 p.m. $5 admission; 50/50; lunch provided. Featuring Wayne Elliott and Friends; Dianne, Ron O’Brien; Denise, Jim White. Everyone welcome.

MONDAY, OCT. 22

Meditation Connection

OCT. 22 – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., NSCC Mindfulness Centre, Truro. Free meditation group for relaxation and mindfulness. mmtruro@gmail.com

Chair Yoga

OCT. 22 – Senior Chair Yoga. First Baptist Church, 10 a.m. Fee $5. For more information call 902-843-2408.

Scrabble

OCT. 22 – Scrabble club at the Royal Canadian Legion Lounge, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Play 4 or 5 games. Dictionaries permitted. $2 for the afternoon. New players welcome.

Cards 45s

OCT. 22 – Cards 45's every Monday at Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St., 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, OCT. 23

Film Group

OCT. 23 – 10:30 a.m. at First United Church Parlour. “John Wesley”; short discussion to follow.

Truro Al-Anon

OCT. 23 – 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.

Dance

OCT. 23 ­– The Goodtime Seniors dance is every Tuesday, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Truro Legion on Brunswick Street. Admission $7; shared lunch; 50/50 tickets.

General Meeting

Oct. 23 – Debert Legion General meeting 7:30 p.m. All members encouraged to attend.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24

Community Bible Reading

OCT. 24 – Colchester-East Hants Public Library, Prince Street, Truro (Patterson Room), 2-4 p.m. Read your favourite passages or listen to others.

Al-Anon Meeting

OCT. 24 –Douglas Street Rec Centre, 7-8 p.m.

Dance

OCT. 24 – Dance in Salmon River Fire Hall. Music by Countrified and others. Shared lunch.

Butch’s Jam

OCT. 24 – Fun and music starting at 6:30 p.m., Horseman's Club.

Bible Study

OCT. 24 –Fall Bible Study, Wednesdays at 10 a.m. – First United Church Parlour; looking at the Apostle Paul and his contribution to the Western World. Everyone Welcome.

Healing Hearts

OCT. 24 – Heal Your Heart with Art, for women who’ve experienced relationship trauma/domestic abuse. Supportive, safe environment. Wednesdays. Info and to register, call Third Place Transition House, at 902-893-3232.

THURSDAY, OCT. 25

Bingo

OCT. 25 – Bingo every Thursday at Good Neighbors Club, 21 Palmer St., at 1:30 p.m.

Spiritual Group

OCT. 25 – The Guiding Light Spiritual Group meets every Thursday 7 p.m., Douglas Street School, room 12, 40 Douglas St., Truro.

Chair Yoga

OCT. 25 – Chair Yoga at Trinity United Church, Meetinghouse Road, Upper Onslow, at 10 a.m. $5 drop-in fee.

Chase the Ace

Oct. 25 – Tri Service Chase the Ace at Debert Legion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for ticket sales. Draw at 8:15 p.m. Tickets on sale at various venues. Tickets $3. Building Jackpot.

Canasta

OCT. 25 – 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.

Public Talk
OCT. 25 – 7:30 p.m. Dr. Allan Marble – Impact of Spanish Influenza on Nova Scotia, 1918-1920 – told by a master story teller; Colchester Historeum, 29 Young St., Truro.

Card Party

OCT. 25 – Auction 45 Card party, 1 p.m. at Bible Hill Fire Hall; sponsored by St. David's United Church; $5 charge with cash prizes and light snack.

Bingo

OCT. 25 – Bingo every Thursday night at 7 p.m., Wentworth Rec. Centre; jackpot, specials and 15 regular games.

FRIDAY, OCT. 26

Dance

OCT. 26 – Seniors Old Time Dance. Douglas Street Recreation Centre,7:30 p.m.; shared lunch, door prize, sponsored by Y Seniors Group, age 50 and older welcome, admission $6.

Darts

Oct. 26 – Debert Legion Mixed darts 7:30 p.m. $2 to play. Everyone welcome.

Supper

Oct. 26 – Debert Legion Friday night supper. 4:30-6 p.m. Chicken, vegetables, dessert, tea/coffee. Adults $10. Children under-10 $5. Take outs available. Wheelchair assessible.

Chair Yoga

OCT. 26 – Chair Yoga Fridays at First United Church’s Memorial Hall; everyone welcome. $5 with proceeds going to the church.

Beanery

OCT. 26 – Brunswick St. Beanery, 2 to 5 p.m. Curbside take-out service at the corner of Brunswick and Wood streets; $8 includes four cups homemade baked beans, loaf brown bread.

Volkssport Walk

OCT. 26 –10km Truro Spooks & Ghouls 6 p.m. 1A Superstore Parking Lot near gas bar, Elm Street, Truro. Contact Gail Brown 902-899-6575.

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