🗞 Remembrance Day in Halifax
All the ceremonies taking place across the HRM. Plus: The fight to freeze tuition and forget student debt.
Happy Friday Halifax!
I wanted to give you all a heads-up that there won’t be a newsletter sent out on Monday. With Remembrance Day falling tomorrow, a Saturday, here at The Coast we will be taking Monday as a holiday.
The next edition of The Coast Daily will hit your inboxes early Tuesday morning. Until then, have a good weekend!
🌧️ Today’s weather: 60% chance of showers or flurries in the morning with the potential for freezing rain. A high of 8C and a low of 1C.
Freeze tuition and forgive student loan debt, says group at rally for free and accessible education
📸 Lauren Phillips, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Students from universities across Nova Scotia were joined by labour organizers in Halifax on Wednesday, to rally for a collective future free from student loan debt and the exploitation of international students in Canada. “No students anywhere should have to beg for the right to learn,” says Aideen Reynolds, chair of the Nova Scotia chapter of the Canadian Federation for Students.
Despite the cold morning on Nov. 7, a small but loud group marched from City Hall to Province House with red “Fight the Fees'' signs. There they were joined by members of the NDP-NS caucus and the director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia, Dr. Christine Saulnier, who calls student loans “the gateway debt” that creates unequal futures for those who choose to pursue higher learning.
Need to know
🚨 The US announced Israel has agreed to pause assaults for four hours daily in order to aid and evacuate injured civilians.
🤯 Using new numbers from Statistics Canada, it’s predicted Halifax will reach 500,000 people by the end of the year.
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CHICAGO - A Drag-Along Spectacular!
Happy November! I am happy to be supporting the upcoming musical "Chicago" at the Lighthouse Art House. A razzle dazzle experience that will surely delight you! This will be a A Drag-Along spectacular event on November 18. Come join me in supporting the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia and let's have some fun!
In other news
🧑⚖️ A former principal who worked at an elementary school in Eastern Passage is facing sexual assault charges for incidents dating back to the ‘80s and ‘90s.
🏗️ If you’ve been near the waterfront lately you may have spotted some new additions: Two 57-metre, 1,600-tonne Super Post Panamax cranes.
Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank will be collecting Christmas Hamper Program donations at the Holiday Parade of Lights happening on Nov. 18. It’ll be set up at both the Alderney Landing and Halifax ferry terminals.
✍️ Nova Scotia and Quebec have renewed their co-operation and exchange agreement. Read the official statement here.
🧯 Halifax Fire responded to a fire at a duplex in Spryfield yesterday morning. One person was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation and an investigation is underway to determine the cause.
🎥 The Toronto International Film Festival recently honoured Viola Desmond by renaming its largest theatre, the TIFF Bell Light Box, after her.
🕵️ Nova Scotia’s auditor general is investigating the city’s purchase of an unfinished hotel that is currently being transformed into a patient care facility.
🤨 An American politician recently called for a wall to be built between Canada and the USA due to the amount of fentanyl being seized at the borders.
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How to mark Remembrance Day 2023 in Halifax
📸 The Coast
Looking for somewhere to commemorate Remembrance Day in the city this year?
Here's a guide to all of the official ceremonies happening in the Halifax Regional Municipality this Saturday, November 11.
Looking for something to do this week? Check out these Coast picks:
🗓 Tevon Tynes: Enjoy live music—covers and originals—by local artist Tevon Tynes at Salt + Ash this week. | Nov. 10 | 10:30pm | Free cover.
🗓 Canadian Labour International Film Festival: The 17th annual Canadian Labour International Film Festival is happening. Head to The Bus Stop Theatre and experience the world of international film for 87 minutes. | Nov. 10 | 7:30pm-9pm | Free.
🗓 Agricola Street Holiday Market: Walk the streets of the north end this weekend for the annual Agricola Street Holiday Market, and help support local businesses, enjoy family-friendly activities and more. | Nov. 12 | noon-5pm | Free.
Find more Halifax events in The Coast listings
🍺 Mostly Beer Prints has launched some new Nova Scotian-inspired wood wall art that will be available at the Halifax Crafters Market happening this weekend.
🌸 Need to art for your home or business? Check out this beautiful print inspired by the flower streets of Dartmouth.
🐱 Introducing the new Goodwill Pale Lager, a Good Robot Brewing and Bide Awhile animal shelter collab that helps kittens get adopted!
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