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🗞 The Coast Insider Weekend Edition: No. 30

What happened in Halifax this week and what's to come.

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Good morning and welcome to the exclusive Coast Insiders weekend edition. We decided it was only fair to give you a sneak peek of what you’d be getting if you signed up to become a member so scroll down and check it out.

This Saturday newsletter is just one of many perks. Insiders also receive a special city hall newsletter written by Coast reporter Matt Stickland (have you checked out his epic Otago Drive 3-part saga?) that hits inboxes every Monday.

On top of all that, it’s Giving Week here at The Coast. That means if you sign up to become a member by Sunday, December 4 at 11:59pm you’ll also receive a $10 dollar gift card to a local coffee shop—so you can support your local newsletter and a local business at the same time.

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Have a great weekend!

Hey Insiders 👋 

Our member program is 30 weeks old! Time truly does fly. Thank you all for continuously supporting The Coast, we couldn’t do it without you.

And a special thank you to the 25+ members that joined us this week, welcome!

Enjoy your weekend.


Here’s what happened this week

📸 Matt Stickland

Part 1 of Matt Stickland’s narrative nonfiction that uses second-person narration to turn a speed bump into a microcosm of Halifax, with a past that shapes the future, and a future that its leaders haven’t been able to face. In other words, it’s a really good piece of journalism that’s also an entertaining read.

How this year's budget might go better than last year's budget.

Celebrate the holidays with theatre, music, markets and more.

The shared Oxford Street space is set to open “inside two weeks from now,” Yeah Yeahs’ co-owner tells The Coast.

Container ships, cargo ships and other vessels bound for Halifax the week of Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2023.

The office is downsized for post-pandemic work habits, and focused on applied learning for an industry obsessed with AI.

The former Hey Rosetta! lead vocalist returns to the city in December with a new EP. It’s one he recorded on a remote island in the midst of COVID-19 isolation.

Enjoying this exclusive newsletter? Until Sunday, we’re giving everyone who signs up for an annual Insider membership a $10 gift card to a local coffee shop—so you can support your local newsletter and a local business at the same time.

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Here’s what’s happening this weekend

🗓️ Greek Fest To-Go Holiday Edition: It’s Greek Fest this weekend! Check out the menu here, place your order and pick it up at St. George’s Greek Orthodox Community Hall. | Dec. 1-3 | 3:30pm-6:45pm on Friday and Saturday and 11:30am-6:45pm on Sunday.

🗓️ Climate Pop-Up event: Want to learn more on how to promote sustainability and climate action? Everyone Everday is hosting a climate pop-up at 2169 Gottingen Street led by three climate experts who will be sharing their knowledge. | Dec. 2 | 2-5pm | Free.

🗓️ Halifax International Wine Fest: Get ready to get your wine on at the Halifax International Wine Fest happening at the Halifax Seaport’s Pavillion 22 this weekend. Grab your friends and taste test more than 200 kinds of wine. This is a 19+ event. | Dec. 2 | $60-$85 | 2-5pm, 7-9pm.

🗓️ Winter Makers’ Market: NSCAD is holding a Winter Makers’ Market featuring 40 talented students as its vendors at its Port Campus. Stop by and shop from original artwork, photography, prints, ceramics and more while supporting local artists. | Dec. 2 | 11am-5pm | Free admission.

🗓️ LEGO Holiday Exhibition: The Halifax Museum of Natural History has a special LEGO Holiday Exhibition happening featuring builds of nostalgic Halifax staples (like Woody the Christmas Tree) to celebrate 20 years of Bricks by the Sea. | until Jan. 6 | $4.05-$6.30.

🗓️ Metro Thrift Bus Pop-up: The Metro Thrift Bus will be set up outside of Jellies on Quinpool Road this weekend. Check out the newly opened Jellies Bar and shop from the Thirft Bus’s newest collection straight from Montreal. | Dec. 3 | 8pm-2am | Free admission.

🗓️ Japanese Holiday Market: A Japanese holiday market will be taking over the Halifax Brewery Market on Lower Water Street. Local vendors will be selling art, food and more, and Dalhousie’s Japanese Society will be hosting workshops. | Dec. 3 | noon to 3pm | Free admission.

🗓 Lobster Trap Christmas Tree Lighting: Partake in a Nova Scotia tradition this weekend and take a trip up to Peggys Cove for the lighting of a lobster trap tree at the Sou’Wester Restaurant. | Dec. 3 | 4:30-5:30pm.

And here’s what we’ve got our eyes on

👀 Best of Halifax 2023 results will be dropping on Monday in the newsletter and at thecoast.ca.

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Catch up on this week’s newsletters

Want to see what you missed in the newsletters this week? Here you go!

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