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More ship delays in Halifax Harbour this week

And how do you feel about Saturday's coronation of Charles?

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Good morning friends! And a special welcome to the 147 new Haligonians who’ve joined us since yesterday.

How do you feel about the monarchy? King Charles and his wife Camilla’s coronation is coming up this weekend and the Province has planned a whole slew of free events happening throughout the week that Nova Scotians can attend. But we’re curious…

How do you feel about Saturday’s coronation of Charles?

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SHIPPING NEWS

More ship delays in Halifax Harbour this week

The CSL Tacoma, seen in port in Casablanca, Morocco in 2013, arrived in Halifax this week.

Of the 21 vessel arrivals listed on the Port of Halifax’s Vessel Forecast Summary between May 1 and 7, more than three-quarters are forecasted as behind schedule. Eight of those ships are delayed by six days or more. Another three ships have opted to skip stops in Halifax entirely.

Despite the hiccups, Halifax still appears set to welcome some particularly noteworthy ships this week—including two sparring siblings, Kenny Rogers’ lost country album and a ship that makes the Halifax Public Gardens look petite.

Need to know

☁️ Today's weather: Cloudy with a high of 9C and a low of 2C. Showers throughout the night.

🚻 Seasonal park washrooms around Halifax are now open daily between 8am and 10pm.

🚧 Lemarchant Street from Coburg Road to Watt Street will be closed today between 8am and 4pm.

🌎 Join the Ecology Action Centre for “Membership May”, a month-long series of awesome events celebrating the EAC community! Click here for a full event list.*

🚗 The speed limit on Lucasville Road from Civic 315 to Eleventh Street and Eleventh Street to Hammonds Plain Road will be reduced to 50km/h. Find more details here.

🚍 Due to construction on Robie Street from Cunard Street to Quinpool Road, Halifax Transit routes 4, 7B, 8, 90, 123 and 127 will be detouring starting today at 7am until May 12. Get more info here.

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SPONSORED BY GREAT OUTDOORS COMEDY FESTIVAL

Great Outdoors Comedy Festival

Missed out on Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Burr tickets? We got you! Sign up to get on the wait list at the link below. Plus, stay tuned for more lineup announcements coming your way soon!

The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival takes place at the Garrison Grounds, Aug. 11-13! Join the waitlist.

In other news

💔 Canadian music icon Gordon Lightfoot passed away last night at the age of 84.

📃 Federal government workers with the Treasury Board have come to a tentative contract agreement with The Public Service Alliance of Canada.

🤕 A pedestrian was seriously injured Sunday evening after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the road at the intersection of South Street and Henry Street–further proof that Halifax’s road safety inaction is putting pedestrians at risk.

❤️ Construction on the new Ronald McDonald House across from the IWK Health Centre is well underway. Set to open next year, architect Robert Davies hopes to create a space of “refuge” for the families who will live in the building. CBC has the story.

🛶 The symbolic Canoe Relay that will travel through all 13 First Nations in Mi’kma’ki and mark the start of the 2023 North American Indigenous Games in Halifax, begins this week.

🩺 The Atlantic Physician Registry launched yesterday which means licensed physicians in the Atlantic provinces will now be able to register and provide services across these four provinces.

🧑‍⚖️ A former King’s student has filed a sexual assault lawsuit against former professor Wayne John Hankey’s estate, King’s College, Dalhousie and the Anglican diocese.

🥳 May is Asian Heritage Month! Check out how the HRM is celebrating here.

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