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Everything you need to know about HRM council’s May 9 meeting

And Halifax's newest dessert spot opens its doors


North American Indigenous Games 2023

Happy Thursday, Halifax! And welcome to the 182 new readers who joined us since yesterday.

It’s a good day in the city—the temperature is expected to reach 22C, we’re less than 48 hours away from the weekend, and a new dessert shop is opening its doors at the Queen’s Marque. Freehand Hospitality’s The Fog Company will be welcoming its first customers today.

If the success of Bar Sofia and Café Lunette, also under Freehand, is any indication, The Fog Company could be Halifax’s new go-to dessert stop. What do you think? Will you be stopping by for a sweet treat?

Will you be giving The Fog Company a try?

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Everything you need to know about HRM council’s May 9 meeting

Councillor Trish Purdy demonstrated some ruthless political chops at Tuesday’s HRM council meeting. Purdy has a habit of asking questions that are already answered in the reports given to council prior to meetings. Councillors are expected to read these reports before the meetings.

During a debate about selfish idiots making their cars loud, Purdy asked the Halifax Regional Police rep how they knew to be at a meeting where a report they worked on was being presented to council. This is a dumb question because the meeting agendas are public, and people who work on reports know when they have to be at council. And failing that, the city clerks have been known to send email reminders. The HRP officer duly answered the question and it seemed like Purdy was once again falling into the habit of asking a question already answered.

But she wasn’t—she was setting a trap.

Need to know

☀️ Today's weather: Sunny with a high of 22C and a low of 7C.

📝 Missed out on Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Burr tickets? To sign up and get on the waitlist, click here.*

🌲 Arctic/Amazon: Networks of Global Indigeneity is now on view at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Experience works by 17 Indigenous artists from around the world.*

🚧 Lower Water Street from Duke to Upper Water Streets will be closed starting today at 7pm until May 14 at 5am. Find more street closures here.

💃 Coastal Currents hits the stage, May 19-20! Two nights of contemporary dance, featuring works from Atlantic Canadian choreographers. A must-see, don't miss out!*

👩‍🎨 The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is pleased to announce the May 13 opening of artist JJ Lee’s mixed media exhibition, In My Yesterday, as part of Asian Heritage Month and Open City programming.*

🎥 Sit in on a not-to-be-missed conversation with beloved Maritime filmmaker Lulu Keating tonight at Museum of Natural History. Reserve a seat now!*

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16 sport competitions

All open to the public: basketball, lacrosse, softball, soccer, and more!

The 2023 North American Indigenous Games are bringing 16 sport competitions to Kjipuktuk from July 15-23. All competitions are open to the public, so join the crowd and watch Indigenous athletes from across Turtle Island compete to bring home the gold.

Learn more at NAIG2023.com.

On The Coast


Get ready for Open City!

Taking place this Saturday, May 13, businesses will be rolling out their welcome mats for this unofficial kick-off to the summer season.

With almost 30 businesses participating in the downtown Halifax area, Open City is a great way to explore all the local shops that make this community so welcoming. To see the Downtown Halifax businesses who are participating, click here.

In other news

🧑‍⚖️ Here’s what’s happening in small claims court: A Halifax tenant was just awarded $15,000 for damage done to his toy Hot Wheels collection after he was wrongly evicted from his apartment back in 2022.

🫢 A new program in Halifax that provides alcohol to people who are dealing with homelessness and alcohol dependency has been producing promising results, except for one small drawback. CBC has the story.

😥 The downtown Sackville community is mourning the loss of multiple businesses that have closed their doors over the past few weeks.

🎣 A new Dalhousie study looked at the impact lost fishing gear has on Nova Scotia waters. CTV has the story.

🔥 A majority of the wildfire that broke out in Digby County earlier this week has been contained. Find a detailed update here.

🚨 Halifax’s Adam Ray Greenlaw who was recently charged with 18 offences, including human trafficking, is now facing even more charges with one involving a minor.

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