🗞 Turn back time
Daylight saving comes to an end. Plus, young soccer players react to Canada's big win, and your guide to weekend events.
We’re going back in time this weekend—at least our clocks are. Don’t forget to set your tickers back an hour at 2am on Sunday, Nov. 5 to mark the end of daylight saving time. While it may get dark a little earlier now, at least we get an extra hour of shut-eye 🤷🏻♀️.
But winding those clocks back doesn’t come without effects on our bodies. Curious to know what those impacts are? CTV spoke to experts on the topic here.
⛅️ Today’s weather: Partly cloudy with a high of 9C (feeling like -7C in the morning) and a low of 5C.
Women and girls soccer players share Canada’s women’s national team 2-0 win against Brazil
📸 Canada Soccer
When Dal Tigers coach Cindy Tye started playing soccer in Nova Scotia, she had to join a boys’ team. There was no league for girls. Fast forward through decades of playing and coaching elite-level soccer, and Tye is watching six U-20 players she’s coached win 2-0 against Brazil for Canada’s women’s national soccer team—in Halifax, on Halloween.
What Tuesday’s international “friendly” game made abundantly clear to Tye, her players in attendance and everyone else in the sold-out grandstand—the game sold out in a record-breaking 20 minutes—is that there’s a built-in fan base for elite women’s soccer.
Now, it’s about whether the momentum of Canada’s win and their remaining run of games on the road to the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics will be enough to propel investors and sports media networks to give the fans what they want: a women’s professional soccer league in Canada and a team in Halifax.
Need to know
📱 Halifax Transit has officially launched its new app, HFXGO, which will allow transit users to pay for fares digitally.
🎁 If you need assistance this holiday season, registration is open for The Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance program. The deadline to apply for the program is December 4.
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In other news
🪲 A new pilot project is looking at using a type of beetle to combat the hemlock woolly adelgid—an invasive species killing hemlock trees.
🧑⚖️ Aaron Daniel Crawley, the man allegedly responsible for the recent Cole Harbour hit and run that killed a Dartmouth woman, made his first court appearance on Wednesday. The appearance revealed Crawley had been arrested multiple times earlier this year for attacks on his victim.
🛏️ The province has signed a lease for a new 50-bed HRM shelter, but has yet to reveal its location.
💊 As Nova Scotia faces an increase in drug overdoses, CBC takes a look at what we can learn from British Columbia’s drug-checking services.
🥍 With the recent news that lacrosse will be included at the 2028 Olympic Games, one Halifax athlete hopes this is finally the opportunity for the sport to increase in popularity across the province.
🚔 Police have arrested a woman in connection to the 2022 killing of Chauntel Lizette MacIntyre, who was found with stab wounds in the area of Sylvia Avenue and Herring Cove Road.
🧯 An investigation is underway following an apartment fire on Portland Street in Dartmouth that left a man dead.
🚚 A pedestrian was struck by a delivery truck early yesterday morning on Farmers Dairy Lane in Bedford. The 60-year-old man was brought to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
🛩️ Direct flights to Iceland have returned to Halifax Stanfield with Icelandair airline.
8 things to see and do in Halifax this weekend
📸 Left: Halifax Mooseheads. Centre: Kent Monkman. Right: Gord Bamford
The first November chill hasn’t slowed a hot weekend for Halifax happenings. Around the HRM, you’ll find a Halloween pillowcase’s worth of tricks and treats to get up to—from back-to-back evenings of Mooseheads hockey to library jam sessions to a night with one of Canada’s biggest names in country music.
Save the date
🦮 Holidays aren’t just for humans! Mark your calendars because the annual Pet Parade is happening on November 25. There will also be pictures with Santa and all proceeds will be donated to the SPCA.
🌕 Nocturne 2024 will take place from October 17 to 20!
🍴 Have you tried Stone Pizza’s pizza rolls? Baked in the shape of a classic cinnamon roll, it’s topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella and parmesan.
💝 It’s never too early to start Christmas shopping, and why not support local why doing so? Check Hope Blooms’ recently launched Christmas gift baskets, with part of the proceeds of each purchase going straight back into the community.
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