🗞 Heat up your winter

Take the 2024 Halifax Sex & Dating Survey. Plus, a hockey lover's dream.

Happy Friday!

Since the little Halifax-based trivia question was such a hit earlier in the week I thought “Why not end the week off with one as well?”

Good luck and have a great weekend!

The Public Gardens was home to Canada's first covered skating rink.

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🌡️ Traffic & Weather

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


Take the 2024 Halifax Sex & Dating Survey

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Our annual Sex & Dating Survey, the semi-scientific poll of Halifax meeting and mating, where your answers can be brutally honest—because they’re 100% anonymous—is back!

Make sure to get your steamy (or not so steamy) responses in before the survey closes on February 7.

🤔 Need to know

🍎 The province has announced a provincial pilot that will see patients and staff at IWK Health be provided with more locally sourced foods. 

😔 A new report from the United Way shows 1 in 10 Haligonians are living in poverty, with Nova Scotia having the highest poverty rate compared to the rest of the provinces. 

👾 Mix the excitement of a rock concert with the power of a symphony orchestra. Add in the technology, interactivity, and stunning visuals of video games and you have an experience that will dazzle crowds of all ages. Join Symphony Nova Scotia at Video Games Live, March 8-9. Get tickets now!*

🏡 The province has provided an update on the newly opened $3 million temporary Halifax Forum shelter and supportive housing efforts.

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HFXGO is now available!

Did you know Halifax Transit now has a mobile fare payment app, HFXGO! You can purchase Halifax Transit tickets and passes directly from your smartphone or mobile device using HFXGO today! Learn more about HFXGO here.


Halifax artist Glen McMinn’s solo exhibition is a hockey-lover’s dream—and much more too

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Glen McMinn was 52 years old and feeling restless. Despite a thriving career as the founding partner and creative director of Halifax design firm Breakhouse, instead of enjoying his success, he found himself counting down the days, weeks and months until he would turn 64. The number chased him like a hangover in those years: It was the age both of McMinn’s parents had passed away from cancer when he was in his mid-twenties. Surely, he felt, it would mark the end of him, too.

Today, McMinn is in a much better place: At age 57, he’s celebrating the launch of his first solo exhibition as a painter, a show called >64, with a series of works at the Dalhousie School of Architecture that includes a collaboration with hockey legend Ken Dryden. It’s a big moment for the Halifax-based artist. But the story of getting there is as colourful and paint-flecked as the canvases McMinn now brings to life.

🗞️ In Other News

🗣️ Due to a decline in use, Saint Mary’s University has decided to close its English Learning Training Centre on May 1

🏠 Lunenburg’s plan for a 368-home development is one step closer to reality. 

🪧 A strike is on the horizon for NSCC faculty and staff after failed contract negotiations led to workers filing for conciliation. 

🏟️ What a long-term plan for the Wanderers Block in Halifax could look like. 

🧑‍⚖️ New permanent staffing positions are being added at the Public Prosecution Service to keep up with the demand of complex cases and the support of vulnerable individuals. 

🪨 You’ll soon be able to see the largest quartz crystal ever discovered in Nova Scotia (in 1906) at the Museum of Natural History.


Support4Culture is a proud supporter of NS theatre

Support4Culture is a proud supporter of Theatre Baddeck and other NS arts and culture centres. Helping to uplift the theatre scene in our province shares the unique talents and stories of Nova Scotian artists. See the impact Support4Culture makes here.

🗓️ Things To Do

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

🗓 Ice Festival: The annual Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival kicks off this week. Enjoy some local winter fun like attending an ice carving workshop, live music, street curling and more | Jan. 26-28 | 9am-10:30pm | Free

🗓 Hockey night in Halifax: The Halifax Mooseheads take on the Cape Breton Eagles at the Scotiabank Centre this Sunday | Jan. 28 | 3pm | $24.25  

🗓 Live Music: Salt + Ash has a must-see lineup of live music acts this week. Stop by and listen to tunes from local artists Jesse Patrick and Mike Dalton while also enjoying some local brews at happy hour prices | Jan. 26 & 27 | 10:30pm | Free cover

Find more Halifax events in The Coast listings

🛍️ Shop Talk

Your next staycation location: New boutique hotel Moxy Halifax has opened on Cogswell Street. It boasts signature cocktails, a game-filled social lounge and a library.

Winter sale: The north end’s contemporary furniture store KEW is having a winter sale, offering 20% off all in-stock furniture.

Elevate your style: Guapa Boutique is having a 50% off sale at its 3059 Gottingen Street location.

One last bite: Stop by the iconic Quinpool McDonalds today before it officially closes its doors on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 4am.

👀 In Case You Missed It

• Here’s an updated list of all the big shows coming to Halifax (and beyond) in 2024. 

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