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Colchester: Woodsmen, music & a foxhound

Buster - Contributed

It was -3C at 6:30 a.m. and that’s as warm as it’s expected to be today. There’s a 30% chance of flurries and tonight’s low should be about -8C.

The forecast calls for a temperature of -1C, with clouds, tomorrow, with an overnight low of -!! And a 60% chance of flurries.

Rain or freezing rain is expected Friday, with the temperature reaching 8C.

A special weather statement is warning of freezing rain possible Thursday night into Friday.

Today’s stories

Rick Russell Woodsmen Competition being held in Bible Hill Feb. 9

Boys’ choir premiering award-winning composition at Truro’s Choirs for Comfort

Plenty of Pets

Buster is an eight-year-old fox hound who loves people.

He gets along with other dogs, only barks when the doorbell rings and walks well on his harness.

He’s crate trained but doesn’t need a crate as he’s not destructive.

Buster is a little protective of food, so he needs a home where there are no small children.

To learn more about Buster, or other dogs available for adoption, visit the Good Bones Dog Rescue website or Facebook page or email

Tidal Times

The tidal bore will be coming in at 1:23 p.m. today.

Community Calendar



FEB. 6 – Dance in Salmon River Fire Hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by Countrified and others; shared lunch.

Al Anon

FEB. 6 – Cobequid Al Anon meets weekly, Wednesday evenings, 7-8 p.m. at Douglas Street Rec Centre.


FEB. 6 - SCANS six-week class begins at Douglas St. Rec. Centre: Living Another Culture, 1 to 3 p.m., Dr. Marty Zelenietz. Information and registration: www.the

Card Party

FEB. 6 – Card party at Warwick Mountain Rec Club, 7 p.m.; $3 admission; 50/50, door prize, shared lunch.

Butch’s Jam

FEB. 6 – Butch’s Jam at the Horseman's Club, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.; everyone welcome.


FEB. 6 – Speakeasy Toastmasters; learn about leadership and communication skills as well as a place to practise; Truro Library 6 to 8 p.m.; everyone welcome.


Valentine Social

FEB. 7 – RTO Valentine Social, Truro Legion; hot roast beef dinner/dessert; social time 5 p.m.; meal 5:30 p.m.; $20/person; for retired teachers/guests only; contact 902-897-4117.

Spiritual Group

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


FEB. 7 - SCANS six-week class begins at Douglas St. Rec. Centre: Jewish Holidays and Seasons, 1 to 3 p.m., with Rabbi David Ellis. Information and registration: www.the

Historical Society

FEB. 7 – Great Village Historical Society, 2 p.m., Great Village Legion Hall, 30 Station Road; guest speaker, Richard Gerrior, sharing experience and photos of Centennial Voyageur Canoe Pageant.

Chair Yoga

FEB. 7 – Chair Yoga, Trinity United Church, 415 Onslow Rd., Upper Onslow, 10 to 11 a.m., Church Hall, $5; everyone welcome. Information: 902-897-4553.



FEB. 8 – 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.



FEB. 9 – Stewiacke Valley 4-H Club Valentine’s Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; home-made soups, biscuits, rolls, etc., at the Upper Stewiacke United Church Hall. Cost $7. Proceeds for club expenses


FEB. 9 – Crib Tournament, West St. Andrews Community Hall, 1 p.m.; $22 per team; two 50/50 draws.

Snowshoe Hike

FEB. 9 – Hike Nova Scotia and HubCycle guided Snowshoe Hike. Victoria Park, Truro, 10 a.m. Bring your own or reserve rentals in advance. Qualify for a trail prize. Details: .

Merchandise Bingo

FEB. 9 – Truro and District Lions Club Merchandise Bingo, 2 p.m., 1100 Prince St., Truro. $15 per person.

Pancake Breakfast

FEB. 9 – Pancake Breakfasts every Saturday in February at Slate Youth Centre, 8 to 10:30 a.m. $8.50 regular; $6.50 small. Pancakes, sausages, beans, beverage. Proceeds to Dominican Republic Service Project team.


Valentine Brunch

FEB. 10 – Valentine Breakfast/Brunch, Tatamagouche Legion; ham, bacon, eggs, etc. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome; $7; $4 for 12-and-under; wheelchair accessible; takeouts available. Basket draw proceeds for 596 Air Cadets.

Jam Session

FEB. 10 - Monthly Jam Session, 2 to 4 p.m., Hilden United Church Hall; freewill offering and 50/50 draw; coffee, tea, cookies available; everyone welcome; proceeds for church expenses.

Poetry Reading

FEB. 10 – Poetry Reading, 2 to 4 p.m., High Tides Arts and Community Centre, 11 Church St., Maitland; free will offering.

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