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🗞 Best of Halifax results are in

And the winners are... Plus, how to celebrate the holidays in Halifax.

Good morning!

Winter is officially here—a snowfall warning is in effect for most of the province until this evening. Stay warm and drive safe!

P.S. Today’s finally the day. We thank you all for your patience as we worked to get you this year’s Best of Halifax results. You can find the results below or at thecoast.ca 🏆

– Alyssa

❄️ Today’s weather: Up to 10cm of snow with 40km/h wind gusts. A high of 1C and a low of -1C.

🚗 Driving in the city today? Check out the current traffic conditions and ongoing road closures.

29TH ANNUAL

Best of Halifax 2023

Usually the Best of Halifax results come out in early November, not early December. But this isn’t the time for The Coast to complain about technical challenges—now is when all the winners are revealed and you get to celebrate everything that makes the city great.

Even if you’ve been a devoted student of the BOH for the past 28 years since it started, this 29th annual has lots of brand-new winners:

  • Best Nail Technician and Best Community Choir are new categories this year

  • Can you guess any of the Best New Business winners?

  • How about Best New Bar?

  • And here’s a shortcut to the Best New Restaurant results

It takes tens of thousands of Coast readers, together casting hundreds of thousands of votes, to make the Best of Halifax. We’re sorry for the delay bringing you the results of all that work, but finally we can stop saying the best is yet to come—because the Best of Halifax is here.

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Need to know

🚨 Halifax resident Travis Laing is wanted on a province-wide warrant for various charges.

🦠 According to the federal public health agency, flu season has officially arrived in Canada.

🖼️ Give the gift of art this holiday season with a gift of membership to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia or a unique gift from the Gallery Shop.*

*Sponsored Post

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On The Coast

SPONSORED BY SUPPORT4CULTURE

Nova Scotia Gaming proudly supports NS Theatre

Support4Culture is a designated lottery program that supports arts, culture, and heritage in communities across Nova Scotia including events like Industry Nights at Neptune Theatre. Dickens' A Christmas Carol celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and runs from Nov 30-Dec 30. Learn More.

In other news

🏠 The Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia is calling for the old Halifax Memorial Library to be converted into public housing.

🪧 Calls for peace in Gaza filled up the streets of Halifax this weekend, following the end of the four-day Israel-Hamas truce.

🧑‍🍳 Listen to Cree chef Ray Bear discuss his traditional Indigenous cuisine recipes and methods with CBC.

⚖️ Halifax consultant Harbux Singh Chahal was found guilty of offering fraudulent immigration services.

🚔 Three teens were arrested after an irritant spray was released at Bay View High School in Upper Tantallon on Friday morning.

🛶 The Banook Canoe Club is getting a $5 million renovation.

🦠 Not only is it officially flu season, but COVID-19 cases continue to increase across the country; in Nova Scotia, 24 long-term care homes are currently dealing with outbreaks.

🌍 The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference is currently underway in Dubai and mayor Mike Savage is in attendance.

The province is rolling out its new Green Choice Program aimed at helping larger electricity customers transition to 100% renewable energy.

⛴️ The federal transport minister has confirmed that the Bay of Fundy ferry between Digby and Saint John isn’t going anywhere.

💔 Nova Scotian musician Myles Goodwyn has died at 75.

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EVENTS

Holiday events happening in Halifax to boost your spirits

📸 Left: Boney M, Right: Neptune Theatre

What better way to celebrate the holiday season than by supporting local? Whether you’re in the mood for theatre, music or shopping, Halifax is teeming with events over the next few weeks. Let The Coast guide you through all the happenings so you can curate your perfect December calendar.

If you know of any other events that would make a perfect addition to this list don’t hesitate to reply to this email and let us know.

Sure things

Looking for something to do this week? Check out these Coast picks:

🗓 Terror Vision: In the mood for a Christmas movie but also horror? Terror Vision is screening Krampus at Cineplex Lower Sackville this week. | Dec. 6 | 7pm | $15.

🗓️ Cinderella: Catch Neptune Theatre’s spin on the classic Cinderella story, a Halifax holiday favourite. | Dec. 7 | 7:30pm | $38-$85.

🗓 Halifax Concert Band Christmas Concert: The Boys Honour Choir, The Chordial Clarinet Quintet and organist Gregory Doyle join the Halifax Concert Band for an evening of Christmas favourites | December 7 | 7:30pm | Pay what you can.

Find more Halifax events in The Coast listings

Eat this

🦃 Turkey Dinner is back at The Osney. The roasted turkey, arugula, stuffing, pomegranate seeds and rosemary aioli sandwich is being offered for a limited time only—get it while you can!

Drink this

🍹 In the mood for a festive drink? Why not five? It’s Holiday Flight season at Coldstream Clear.

Shop this

🍩 Need doughnuts for the holidays? Make sure to preorder your Vandal Doughnuts Holiday boxes before they run out.

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