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🗞 Halifax's first nor'easter of the year

Plus, Death From Above 1979 announces Halifax tour.

Good morning!

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and if you missed it, The Coast launched its annual Sex & Dating Survey last week.

Make sure to get all your anonymous responses in before it closes on February 7 ❤️‍🔥

– Alyssa

🌡️ Traffic & Weather

Today: ⛅️ -3°

Tomorrow: ⛅️-3°

Next Day: ☁️

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

⚠️ The HRM has announced speed reductions are coming to stretches of the Bedford Highway. Find more details here.


Here’s a look at Halifax after the first nor’easter of 2024

📸 Martin Bauman/The Coast

Kelly Cormier’s work day started earlier than usual on Monday. Instead of brewing coffee or prepping the Ardmore Tea Room’s kitchen for the morning rush of patrons hungry for hash browns and scrambled eggs, the Quinpool Road diner’s co-owner was out shovelling snow so she could open on schedule at 8am. There was plenty to shovel: Environment Canada’s forecast called for 15 to 20 centimetres of snowfall across much of Nova Scotia (including Halifax) between Sunday evening and Monday afternoon. It was enough to issue a snowfall warning and cancel schools and offices across the Halifax Regional Centre for Education, as well as Dalhousie University, NSCC and Saint Mary’s University.

🤔 Need to know

🚍 Hey Halifax Transit users, keep your eyes open for the Digital HFXGO app validators rolling out on buses around the city. 

🟥 Red Tape Awareness Week kicked off in the province yesterday—a week to shed light and continue the fight to break barriers between individuals and all levels of government. 

🤝 Atlantic Lottery has existed for almost 50 years now and 100% of profits have always been returned to the region. "Every penny is reinvested in our communities."*

🔌 The province has announced a new plan to keep power rates down for Nova Scotians. Read the official statement for more information. 

💃🏻 Live Art Dance presents surFace Dance, a Moncton-based company coming to Halifax on February 23rd & 24th at 8:00 pm! Get your tickets today!*

🖼️ The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has announced it will be closed for renovations from February 1 until an undisclosed date in the spring.

🎭 The Last Show On Earth is a new play infused with film. A post-apocalyptic dark comedy with oodles of sci-fi quirk. At Neptune Theatre from February 6 - 18. Tickets start at $25.*

🎭 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.*

*Sponsored Post


Death From Above 1979 to play Light House Arts Centre in May

📸 Death From Above 1979 / Facebook

One of Canada’s best-known rock duos will reunite for a string of Maritime shows this May. Toronto dance-punk rockers Death From Above 1979 (bassist Jesse Keeler and drummer/vocalist Sebastien Grainger) will perform in Moncton, Halifax and Charlottetown between May 24-26. The tour visits Halifax’s Light House Arts Centre on May 25.

🗞️ In Other News

🍎 Thanks to a roller coaster year of extreme weather events, Nova Scotia is running low on local produce this winter

🩺 As Nova Scotia continues to attempt to improve its health care system one major obstacle remains: Staffing shortages

🌸 Today is the last day to apply to be a vendor at the upcoming annual Spring Atlantic Maker Market. 

🏃‍♀️ Melissa Labrador is in a race against climate change to try and save historic Mi’kmaw artifacts.


City and Colour at Scotiabank Centre!

City and Colour, acclaimed singer, songwriter, and performer Dallas Green, will be stopping at Scotiabank Centre on February 27 for an exclusive performance and will be joined by special guests Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Ruby Waters. Get tickets now!

🗓️ Things To Do

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

🗓 Six Star Revue: Dance the night away at 2037 Gottingen with live music from Ross Burns, Leith Fleming-Smith, Matt Gallant, Andrew Mackelvie,  Luke Arsenault and Andrew Jackson | Feb. 1 | 8pm | Free cover

🗓 Charity Bingo Night: Grab your friends and support Adsum for Women & Children at Propeller Brewing with a few rounds of charity bingo | Jan. 30 | 7pm | $5/card 

🗓 Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead!: Neptune’s newest stage hit opens today with a Pay What You Can show sponsored by Bell Alliant. Synopsis: Hamlet is turned topsy-turvy in this brilliant modern comedic masterpiece that thrusts Shakespeare’s two minor characters to the forefront with no rules except one: they are destined to die. Reality and illusion mix as bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are trapped in a universe where their lives are left to chance with the flip of a coin | Jan. 30 - February 25

Find more Halifax events in The Coast listings

🍴 Where To Eat & Drink

New offerings: Propeller Brewing has announced its Hops & Soda—a non-alcoholic sparkling water with tropical flavourings—is now available in-store, online and at a handful of local shops.

🛍️ Shop Talk

New arrivals: Check out these 7 new restaurants coming to the city this year.

Delayed openings/closures: Make sure to check in with your local businesses today about reduced hours and closures due to the weather.

👀 In Case You Missed It

• Nova Scotia and PEI are likely to suffer from the recently announced cap on international students. Find out how at The Coast.

• Halifax band Customer Service has released its first official music video, and it’s a welcome trip back to the best of the genre’s 2000s era.

New Brunswick’s minimum wage is increasing to $15.30 in April, surpassing Nova Scotia’s expected increase to $15.20.

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