🗞 Snow greets the final cruise ships of the season
Plus: This year's Tree for Boston, and Nova Scotia's new healthcare app.
I hope you all managed to have safe travels yesterday and stay out of the cold as much as possible. What do you think of yesterday’s snowfall?
Halifax saw its first snowfall of the season yesterday, do you think it's too early?
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First glimpse of snow greets last days of cruise season
📸 The Coast/Martin Bauman
A snow-blanketed Wednesday afternoon at Halifax’s South End Container Terminal made it harder to see a rather unusual sight: For a span, not a single container ship was in the frequently busy port. And this was on the busiest day of the week in Halifax Harbour, to boot.
If it feels like ship traffic is slowing in November, there’s at least some truth to it: Thursday, Nov. 9 marks the final day of the 2023 cruise season. Only five more cruise vessels will visit Halifax before the year’s end, beginning today.
Need to know
📲 The province has launched a new healthcare mobile app where individuals can access health services, information and resources with their devices.
🙋🏽♀️ Are you passionate about your community? Volunteer to serve on a municipal board, committee or commission. Learn more here. Apply by November 30.*
On The Coast
SPONSORED BY CANADIAN MUSEUM OF IMMIGRATION AT PIER 21
Seeking a better life in Canada
Experience the journeys of Tayebeh Farooqi-Wahedi and George Zwaagstra. Two Dutch immigrants who made Canada their new home. From the cramped quarters of a ship to the bustling streets of a new city, the exhibit showcases the challenges and triumphs of those who sought a better life in Canada.
In other news
🔥 The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the investigation into the May wildfires is ongoing, and currently no updated information can be released.
🎄 The Tree for Boston will soon be on its way! This year’s tree comes from the Gourley family's property at 680 Hwy 2, Stewiacke. The tree-cutting ceremony is happening on Nov. 15 at 10:30am.
🌆 Applications for the province's new $32 million Municipal Capital Growth Program—aimed at helping municipalities develop their infrastructure—are now open.
🧑⚖️ William Sandeson, convicted of killing Taylor Samson in 2015, has been denied bail while he waits for an appeal hearing scheduled for June 2024.
👶 Halifax’s first racially integrated daycare, The Brunswick-Cornwallis Pre-School, which inspired the current education system’s pre-primary, is marking 60 years with a storytelling ceremony this Saturday at New Horizons Baptist Church.
🐈⬛ Carlton, a south-end neighbourhood cat known as the unofficial mascot of Saint Mary’s University, has passed away.
🛍 The Japanese Holiday Market happening on Dec. 3 is looking for food and non-food vendors.
🗓 Things to do: Weekend planner
Looking for something to do over the next week? Check out these Coast picks:
Thursday, Nov. 2
🗓 The East Pointers and Fortunate Ones: Join two Canadian folk favourites at the Light House Arts Centre for the Halifax stop of their fall tour. This is a 19+ event | Nov. 2 | 7pm | $44.45.
🗓 Nova Scotia Music Week: It’s the start of Nova Scotia Music Week. Make the journey to Yarmouth and join in as multiple music acts come together for four days of celebrating local musicians | Nov. 2–5 | $30.
🗓 Eagles Tribute: Join talented Canadian artists for a night of Eagles hits, presented by Moon Coin Productions at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium | Nov. 2 | 7-9pm | $56.85-$66.70.
Friday, Nov. 3
🗓 Mocean Dance’s Play: Mocean Dance’s newest show, Play, premiers this Friday at the All Nations Church on Robie Street. Seating is limited so make sure to get your tickets as soon as possible | Nov. 3 & 4 | 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm | $19.70.
🗓️ Peter Filllman: Local musician Peter Fillman will be playing at the Halifax Waterfront Beer Garden over the next week. Dress for warmth and stop by for some tunes and drinks | Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 3-18 | 4-7pm | Free admission.
🗓️ Hey Babe Restaurant & Sports Bar grand opening: Stop by Bedford’s newest sports bar for its official opening on Friday | Nov. 3 | 5pm | Free admission.
Saturday, Nov. 4
🗓 I Light Halifax: Help light up the city by sprucing up your bike and joining Cycle Halifax for a community night ride later this week. Make sure to stop by Java Blend before the ride, or the Cathedral Church of All Saints after the ride, for some hot drinks and snacks | Nov. 4 | 6pm | Free.
🗓 Live music at Stillwell: Vibe with The Follower and Marooned Velour and enjoy a beer (or two) at Stillwell Brewing this weekend | Nov. 4 | 9pm | $20.
🗓 Christmas at the Forum: The Christmas at the Forum market is this weekend. Shop through five rooms with almost 1,000 vendors. It’s the perfect opportunity to spruce up your holiday decor or start up your gift shopping for the year. | Nov. 3-5 | $10-$12.
🗓 Sunday Scare Comedy: The Oxford Taproom is hosting comedians Jordan Foisy, Adam Myatt, Bryan Otter, Kyle Barnet and Clare Belford for a Sunday Scare Comedy Sunday hosted by Dan Hendricken | Nov. 5 | 7pm | $8.
🗓 Kronos Quartet: The Grammy Award-winning string quartet is performing at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium this weekend as they celebrate 50 years of music | Nov. 5 | 7:30pm | $39.50-$87.50.
Find more Halifax events in The Coast listings.
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