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🗞️ A $355 million health care deal

Plus, nothing but delays in Halifax Harbour.

Good morning!

Looking forward to the weekend? If you’re still in need of plans for the next few days make sure to scroll down and check out our event planner. Also, stay tuned for a special weekend events roundup coming tomorrow from Coast reporter Martin Bauman.

– Alyssa

🌡️ Traffic & Weather

Today: 🌧️ 5°


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


More delayed cargo arrivals in Halifax Harbour this week

📸 Martin Bauman/The Coast

What’s the one thing nearly two out of every three ships arriving in Halifax this week have in common? They’re running late. 

Of the 17 cargo ships, container ships, bulk carriers and oil tankers that have berthed—or are still scheduled to berth—in Halifax before Sunday, 11 are behind schedule. And those delays vary anywhere from a day to nearly two-and-a-half weeks.

🤔 Need to know

🧤A new warming centre has opened in Hants County at the War Memorial Centre.

🎭 Support4Culture is a proud supporter of arts, culture and heritage in Nova Scotia. From the Highland Village Museum to Neptune Theatre, see the impact Support4Culture makes here.*

🦎 Halifax, don't miss the magic! Alyssa Martin and Leah Skerry present "Lizard of Pause: GIRLY EPIC" on January 18 and 19, blending circus dance and comedy with original music for a whimsical Dorothy journey. Get your tickets!*

🧑‍⚕️ In an attempt to improve the province’s health care system, Nova Scotia has signed a three-year, $355 million deal with the federal government.

🍷 Celebrate local seafood and craft beverages at Sip n’ Shuck, one of Nova Scotia’s most delicious culinary events, on Thursday, January 25 at Hotel Halifax!*

*Sponsored Post


Live Art Dance presents Rock Bottom Movement

Live Art Dance presents the Toronto-based company Rock Bottom Movement. Dora Mavor Moore Award winners for best ensemble, choreography and overall production, Rock Bottom Movement is known for its absurdist dance-theatre that audiences rave about.

An Immortal Kinda Love cloaks heartbreak in shimmer, spiralling into a reflection on large, small, personal and global endings. Made up of two short works, KID SISTER and DINO, this program is created by Rock Bottom Movement, a Toronto-based company dedicated to blurring the boundaries of theatre, dance and comedy from an anti-patriarchal perspective in the pursuit of refreshingly approachable absurdism.

January 27th at 8:00 PM, Spatz Theatre

🗞️ In Other News

🏠 Overall property values have increased 18% in Nova Scotia according to new assessments done by Property Valuation Services Corp.

👮‍♂️ As part of a new pilot project analyzing interactions between officers and people across different communities, the RCMP will begin collecting race-based data

🦠 Dr. Strang discusses the COVID-19 vaccine efficacy and the drop in vaccination rates across the country. 

📻 CBC experienced network-wide technical issues yesterday that left its radio programs across the country offline. As of yesterday evening, the issue was slowly being resolved. 

⚖️ Halifax Lawyer Christopher Ian Robinson has been suspended for five months stemming from being found guilty of misconduct last month.

💊 Meet the Halifax doctor calling for more access to pharmaceutical-grade opioids to keep those struggling with addiction from resorting to potentially laced and lethal options. 

🤿 Halifax diver Sean McMullen was recently featured on Conan O’Brien’s podcast for his underwater explorations.


Kevin Drew brings Aging to Halifax this Sunday

Front man and co-founder of Canadian indie rock collective Broken Social Scene, Kevin Drew brings his intimate solo tour to The Stage at St. Andrew's this Sunday, Jan. 14, with special guest Zoon. Hear his latest album, Aging, and more live.

🗓️ Things To Do

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

Thursday, Jan. 11

📅 Crossing Lines: A New Age of Migration: Check out the new photo exhibit at Pier 21 that draws attention to migrations across different continents | until March 24 | 10am-5pm | $15.50

📅 Trivia night: Coldstream Clear Distillery in Dartmouth is hosting a general trivia night for all you knowledge enthusiasts. There will be four rounds, prizes and cocktails. Make sure to reserve your table and secure your spot! | Jan. 11 | 6pm | Free entry

📅 Open Waters Festival: This annual music festival celebrating the creativity of different sounds is in full swing. Catch one of the 20 events happening across 5 venues | Until Jan. 14

Friday, Jan. 12

📅 The Comedy Cove: Catch Bob Mann live at the Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club for this month’s Comedy Cove show | Jan. 12 | 8pm | $20

📅 Live Music at Bearly’s: Halifax musician and blues pianist John B Main is performing his final show at Bearly’s House of Blues & Ribs before he makes his way down to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge | Jan. 12 | 9:30pm | Free cover

📅 Catch a game of lacrosse: The Halifax Thunderbirds take on the Toronto Rock at the Scotiabank Centre this week | Jan. 12 | $26.25-$101.75

Saturday, Jan. 13

📅 Karaoke Night: Stop by The Brewery by Quinns for a night of karaoke hosted by Joel Franklin | Jan. 13 | 9pm | Free entry 

📅 Hockey night in Halifax: Catch the Mooseheads when they take on the Remparts de Québec this weekend at the Scotiabank Centre | Jan. 13 | 7pm | $25.25

📅 Celebrate remarkable talent: Pianist Lucy Zhang is performing at the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall, presented by Cecelia Concerts | Jan. 13 | 7:30pm | Donation

Sunday, Jan. 14

📅 Kevin Drew: Toronto-born musician Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene will be in town for an intimate solo show at St. Andrew’s United Church | Jan. 14 | 8pm | $44.45-$49.57

📅 Afternoon Tea: Grab some friends, select a session and head to the Eastern Tea Bar for a Sunday tea and snack sesh | Jan. 14 | 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm | $26.02

📅 Sunday Artisan Market: Support local artists at the upcoming artisan market happening at Alderney Landing this weekend | Jan. 14 | 11am-3pm | Free entry

Find more Halifax events in The Coast listings

👀 In Case You Missed It

• Blus singer Matt Minglewood is celebrating his 77 birthday with a Cape Breton-style concert at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre on February 3.  

• Here are some helpful 2024 tax breaks you should know about. 

• In an attempt to stop the spread of marine parasites, Canada has asked all lobster pounds to get rid of any “egg-bearing female lobsters.”

• Coast reporter Matt Stickland recaps what went down at the recent Board of Police Commissioners meeting. 

First look at Hardisty Brewing Co., Cole Harbour’s newest taproom and charcuterie spot.

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