Auction fans are invited to hunt for bargains at the first Nova Scotia government surplus auction of 2006. A wide variety of items including cellphones, vehicles, woodworking equipment, automotive shop tools, welding gear, and even a Mason and Risch upright piano will be auctioned on Saturday, Jan. 28. The auction will be held at the Department of Transportation and Public Works’ warehouse at 10 Acadia St. in Dartmouth at 10 a.m. The items can be viewed between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. The auction will be conducted by A&A Auctioneering. Payment must be made by cash or auctioneer-approved cheque. Credit cards or debit cards will not be accepted. A link to a partial list, with photos, is posted on the front page of the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Public Works’ website at www.gov.ns.ca/tran/ . Money earned in this auction is used to pay down the provincial debt.