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🗞️ "We don't feel safe" say students at walkout

Plus, NEW episode of Grand Parade podcast

Happy Monday Halifax,

I hope you had a restful weekend!

You might have noticed a certain scent in the air today. Can you smell it? Yup, it’s that perfect combination of gin, juice and a fat blunt. Which can mean only one thing…

Snoop Dogg has arrived in Hali!

Over 30 years after his 1993 debut Doggystyle, Snoop is still a major player in the game. The West Coast rap icon is spending his summer north of the border, performing 11 dates across the country in his Cali to Canada Tour.

It all starts tonight at Scotiabank Centre at 7pm. Last I checked, there were still tickets available, so don’t miss out!

Laid back (with my mind on my money),

– Julie

🌡️ Traffic & Weather

Today: 🌧️ 15°

Tomorrow: ☁️ 21°

Next Day: ☀️ 21°

🚗 Driving, biking or busing today? Check out the current traffic conditions and ongoing road closures.


NEW Grand Parade Podcast: An Emergency’s Emergency

Now that the dust has settled on the Housing Accelerator Fund debates, Matt and Martin had some time to sit down and discuss what it’s likely to mean for Halifax. Matt explained to Martin why he didn’t really expect the amendments to pass (nevermind unanimously) and gave a little breakdown of council’s political leanings.

This new episode of the Grand Parade titled “An Emergency’s Emergency” got its name from the expression “A Pro’s Pro.” At the risk of some somatic satiation a Pro’s Pro is a professional who is good at what they do as well as good at advocating for everyone in the profession. Why is this relevant for Halifax? Well, every emergency that comes to the HRM is good at advocating for more emergencies. Matt tells Martin how the HRM’s bureaucracy is planning to make things a little harder for emergencies to turn into full-on disasters.

Plus a (very little) bit of election preview and, as always, the two discuss how the city is really not interested in fixing its transportation woes. Listen to the latest episode.

🤔 Need To Know

🥪 Nova Scotia Education Minister Becky Druhan says the province’s school lunch program will use a “pay-what-you-can” model when it is rolled out in October.

⛵ Set sail with Armdale Yacht Club's Sailing School! Learn the ropes, navigate the waves, and explore the world of sailing. Adult classes start June 10, 11 and 14. Enroll today!*

💰 Starting today, people living with diabetes can apply for help with the cost of some equipment.

🍁 Celebrate Canada Day at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Features outdoor music and dance performances and activities for all ages. (Also- parking!)*

🎵 Hotel California- North America’s #1 Tribute to The Eagles! Close your eyes and you’re right back there…You’ll hear all the hits, remarkably replicated, in this spectacular show! Purchase tickets here.*

*Sponsored Post


The HalifACT community update is an overview of the many projects that are happening in the municipality as part of our once-in-a-generation climate action plan.


“We don’t feel safe,” read students’ posters at walkout Friday morning

📸 Credit: Lauren Phillips / The Coast

Students at Astral Drive Junior High in Cole Harbour walked out of class Friday morning to protest feeling unsafe, following a recent violent altercation that happened between students in a washroom on Tuesday, May 28. The school was placed in a hold and secure that afternoon while the injured student, Claire Kelly, was removed and placed in a safe room to wait for her family and the RCMP. But, the school’s principal didn’t tell families that a fight had happened until three days later.

Ava Merrick is a student organizer of Friday’s walkout. Merrick, Grade 9, said this is not the first time this has happened at the school. “This happened many times last year,” she said. “People feel very unsafe to go to the bathroom and walk around, and we're sick of it.”

Another walkout is scheduled to happen today among students, families and supporters, dubbed the “HRM School Walk Out,” to begin at 9:30am outside of the HRCE building at 33 Spectacle Lake Dr. in Dartmouth.

🗞️ In Other News

🗳️ Ahead of this fall's municipal elections, the province is launching three campaign schools to help encourage more people to run for office.

🏛️ Despite calling the ATV crash that resulted in the death of a baby in Lunenburg a “heartbreaking situation”, Premier Tim Houston avoided any talk of strengthening laws regarding children and off-road vehicles.

🏥 A new healthcare clinic in Bedford is now open to serve military veterans and RCMP members. Echelon Wellness will offer a range of services including physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage and counselling.


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🗓️ Things To Do

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

🗓 Bahati - Special Film Screening: The animated docu-short Bahati follows a Rwandan refugee's deeply personal story of displacement and survival. Through hand-drawn animation and her own voice, Bahati's journey captures one young woman’s attempt to regain control of her life, as she faces her past to make space for her future. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion to learn more about what RefugePoint does globally, programs such as the one Bahati came through, what refugees bring to their new homes, and why this work is important. | June 5 | 6:30pm | Free

🗓 STAGES Theatre Festival 2024: Eastern Front’s annual Spring festival, STAGES focuses on bold and innovative new work that pushes the boundaries of what theatre can be. From full productions to family offerings and interactive pieces, STAGES highlights new performances from Atlantic Canada and beyond. | June 5-9

🗓 Fairview Farmers Market: Drop by for the grand opening of the Fairview Farmers Market. There will be free face painting and balloon animals for the little ones. Enjoy a little music as you browse the great assortment of vendors. | June 6 | 4pm | Free

Have an event to share? Let us know at [email protected].

⚓️ What’s In The Harbour

🛳️➡️ The Atlantic Sea container ship arrives in Halifax from Liverpool at 5:20am and leaves for New York at 5pm.

🛳️➡️ The Zim Virginia container ship arrives in Halifax from Valencia at 5:20am and leaves for New York at 6:30pm.

🛳️➡️ The Taiga Desgagnes cargo ship arrives in Halifax from Belfast at 6:30am and leaves for Montreal at 4pm.

🍴 Where To Eat & Drink

🦞 Feed your soul (and tummy) with comfort food harvested from Nova Scotia’s bounty at 2 Doors Down: N.S. lobster, crab and shrimp stuffed Atlantic salmon topped with Irish potato “colcannon” and served with spring asparagus, beurre blanc and kale chips.

🍹 Garrison Brewing Co. has done it again! Introducing the new addition to the Hard Coast Sprits line-up: Peach’d Iced Tea. Non-carbonated for seriously easy drinking, it’s the perfect treat to stay refreshed this summer.

👀 In Case You Missed It

🎤 Halifax’s own Joel Plaskett is remaining tight-lipped about his newly announced album One Real Reveal, dropping on Sept. 13. However, what we do know so far is that it will be Plaskett’s most open, vulnerable, and stripped-back album to date. To top it off, it’s all been recorded on a four-track cassette machine using one microphone, produced solely by Plaskett. Plaskett spoke to The Coast’s Brendyn Creamer about his upcoming album, his new single “Rainy Day Janey”, and how it was all recorded on a four-track cassette machine.

⚽ In this very on time recap of last Friday’s game Matt and Martin take a look back at the Halifax Wanderers’ 2-1 road loss to York United which helped lay the foundation for the Wanderers to hold the dubious distinction of holding the record for the “worst start in CPL history.” The two commiserate about the team’s performance so far and try to find answers to explain why Halifax hasn’t won a game. Is it the players? Is it coach Patrice Gheisar? Is it too early to start panicking? 🎧 Listen to the latest episode.

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