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Three new restaurants coming to the Halifax waterfront.

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Good morning!

Earlier this week we were curious to know when you take down your Christmas tree. The majority of you think the first week of January is the perfect time but I took comfort in the 12% of you who still have yours up because I have yet to take mine down 👀

In case you were curious like us, here are the results:

How soon do you get rid of your Christmas tree?

🟨⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️ Before New Year's (13%)

🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 The first week of January (46%)

🟨🟨⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️ The second week of January (18%)

🟨⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️ What's the harm in keeping it up? I like it (12%)

🟨⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️ I don't have a Christmas tree to begin with (11%)

– Alyssa

🌡️ Traffic & Weather

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Next Day: ⛅️ -6°

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


3 new buzzworthy restaurants teased for Halifax’s waterfront

📸Scotian Heritage Foods

If last week’s restaurant preview was an appetizer of what’s to come in Halifax in 2024, then consider this news the next dish in the tasting menu: The Coast has the scoop on not just one, but three new food ventures set to join Halifax’s waterfront. And one of them is helmed by a chef with all the credentials you could ever ask for.

🤔 Need to know

👩‍⚕️The province has released the ideas sent in by Nova Scotian health care professionals through the Healthcare Improvement Challenge as a way to improve the system. Read their suggestions here

🇨🇦 The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is one of Halifax’s gems. Visit the only national museum east of the Ottawa region.*

🤣 Comedienne Mary Walsh brings her iconic characters from This Hour Has 22 Minutes and more to the Light House Arts Centre February 29. Tickets limited.*

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🗞️ In Other News

👷‍♂️ In an attempt to bring more tradespeople to the city, Halifax Partnership set out to job fairs in London, Paris, Toronto and Rabat, Morocco in hopes of receiving 1,000 applications—they ended up receiving more than 4,000

🌕 Nocturne 2024 is looking for submissions for this year’s festival. The deadline to apply is April 2.

🛒 Loblaws, Zehrs, No Frills and Valu-Mart are decreasing their last-day-before-expiry discounts from 50% to 30%

⚖️ A new project aimed at helping domestic violence survivors maneuver the legal system is being launched by the Elizabeth Fry Society and the Schulich School of Law. 

🗣️ The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has ruled lockdowns at Nova Scotian jails due to staffing shortages are unjust. The province is now required to decrease the number of inmates. 

🏠 To keep up with the increasing population in Atlantic Canada, the Atlantic and federal housing ministers agree factory-produced homes could be the answer.


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🗓️ Things To Do

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

🗓 Daniel Romano’s Outfit: Catch this Canadian indie rock band at the Marquee Ballroom this week for a genre-defying performance | Jan. 19 | 9pm | $34.20

🗓 Dry January Celebration: Raise a (non-alcoholic) toast to sobriety at the Steele Wheels Motor Museum to celebrate Dry January. There will be delicious ciders from local breweries and light snacks included | Jan. 18 | 7pm | $33.28

🗓 Comedy Night: Toronto comedians Kyle Patan, Maddy Kelly and Sam Burns will be at Good Robot Brewing this week for a pair of back-to-back shows | Jan. 20 | 7pm & 9pm | $17.31

Find more Halifax events in The Coast listings

🍴 Where To Eat & Drink

Taco and Tequila Tuesday: Head to Jellies Bar today for 2 tacos for $6 and $10 Polomas and Margs

A hearty soup: Looking for a healthy at-home meal option? How about picking up all the ingredients from the Organic Earth Market for a nice warm soup? 

🛍️ Shop Talk

New restaurant alert: Lebanese cuisine restaurant Kababji is getting ready to open its doors in Dartmouth.

Vintage market: The second Ugly Sunday Vintage Market of the year is taking place this weekend, Jan. 21, from 1-5pm at Buck Ugly’s bar.

👀 In Case You Missed It

• Researchers wanted to know if trees would sequester more carbon as the earth got hotter. A study out of the University of Florida has found that climate-changed forests in the US are, in fact, sequestering less carbon than predicted, because the earth’s oil consumption is super-heating the planet and making trees unhealthy.

• What does the 2024 Canadian housing forecast look like? The Canadian Real Estate Association just updated its projections.

• The rich just get richer: According to a new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report, the top-paying CEOs in Canada broke all compensation records in 2022 and are now paid 246 times more than the average worker.

That’s it!

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