🗞 Emergency winter shelter opening in Dartmouth
The temporary shelter will offer 50 beds. Plus, Classified's new introspective single, and getting a pro women's soccer team in Halifax.
Good morning Halifax,
I hope you had a great weekend!
While doing some shameless scrolling on social media I realized that November has brought with it an annual debate: How early is too early to start decorating for the December holidays?
What’s your stance on the matter:
When is the appropriate time to start decorating for the holidays?
☀️ Today’s weather: Sunny with a high of 5C (feeling like -6C in the morning) and a low of 0C.
Can we get more pro women's soccer in Halifax already?
📸 Canada Soccer
In this week's episode of the Wanderer Grounds podcast, Coast education reporter Lauren Phillips joins Martin Bauman and Matt Stickland to talk about Canada's 2-0 win over Brazil in Halifax, Christine Sinclair's impact on the game and what it will take for women's soccer to finally see a professional league established in Canada.
Need to know
🧓 The province is looking into the possibility of implementing a seniors’ benefit to help with the cost of living.
🏠 A temporary emergency winter shelter will be opening at 197-199 Windmill Road in Dartmouth later this month with 50 beds available. The province says more beds can be added based on need.
🚐 Shubie Campground has announced it will remain open all winter for those living in RVs.
🤝 Register now for the municipality’s Volunteer Conference! Friday, November 17 at Delta Hotels Dartmouth. Learn more and register by Nov. 12 here.*
🗣️ Nova Scotia released a joint statement with New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta, regarding the “disproportionate impact on affordability” the federal carbon tax is having on Canadians.
🩺 Canada’s premiers and territory leaders met in Halifax this past weekend to talk health care.
On The Coast
SPONSORED BY CRAFT NOVA SCOTIA
Designer Craft Show 2023
Craft Nova Scotia’s Designer Craft Show returns this November to Pavilion 22 on the HFX Waterfront. Welcoming 80 of our maker members—featuring ceramics, textiles, woodwork, visual art, jewelry, leather, craft spirits, body care, treats, and more. Enjoy artist demonstrations, connect with local makers and find unique handmade gifts.
In other news
🏗️ New Statistics Canada data shows the cost of residential construction is up 8.4% in Halifax compared to last year.
🎵 Hear Halifax music professor Steven Baur’s opinion on the newly released Beatles single Now and Then.
❄️ The Maritimes can expect less snow than usual this year according to a newly released article from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s climate experts.
🔌 More than a year later, Nova Scotia Power is still dealing with the cost repercussions of Hurricane Fiona—the company is struggling to deal with its $24.6 million bill.
❤️ Help support 3-year-old IWK patient Calum MacDonald, who is suffering from Leukemia and needs to travel to Toronto for surgery.
🎨 The recipients of this year’s Creative Nova Scotia Awards have been announced. Check them out here.
💼 Canada’s unemployment rate rose to 5.7% in October from September’s 5.5%.
🐾 A new study shows Canadian vets are facing extreme burnout and mental health struggles due to an understaffed industry.
SPONSORED BY HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY
The 2023 Accessibility Town Hall
All are welcome! Members of the public are invited to attend the Accessibility Advisory Committee’s Annual Town Hall in person at Paul O’Regan Hall in the Halifax Central Library or can join virtually by pre-registering with Zoom. Learn more and register here.
Classified gets introspective on new single, “Wonder”
Judging by his Facebook posts, Luke Boyd—better known as the local emcee-producer Classified—has been doing his share of reflecting lately, so allow me to indulge for a moment in some of my own. We’ll get to his latest single, the tumbler-of-whiskey-at-night-flavoured “Wonder,” but first, I want to tell you about how a song is like magic. And to do that, I need to confess to a minor crime from long ago.
Looking for something to do this week? Check out these Coast picks:
🗓 General Trivia: Put together your ultimate trivia team and head to Stillwell Freehouse for its weekly trivia night | Nov. 6 | 8-10pm | Free entry.
🗓 Wildlife in Your Winter Garden: Captain William Spry Public Library is hosting a presentation by the Atlantic Master Gardeners to provide you with knowledge on how to keep your gardens safe during the winter months | Nov. 7 | 6:30-8:30pm | Free.
Find more Halifax events in The Coast listings
🥧 Try Salt + Ash’s new Harvest Vegetable Hand Pie, perfect for someone looking for a hearty vegetarian option.
🍺 Propeller Brewing’s Nanaimo-flavoured brew is back in stock online and at select NSLC locations.
🌲 Compass Distiller’s annual Boston Tree Gin is now available for a limited time only. $1 from every bottle sold will be donated to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
🛍 Vaughn’s General Store has launched its Vintage Collective at 2576 Agricola Street, alongside four other local fashion small businesses.
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