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🗞 Dartmouth's new donut delight

First look at Aroma Maya. Plus, students rally for free university education.

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🌧️ Today’s weather: Cloudy with a 30% chance of showers; a high of 2C and a low of 1C.

🚗 Driving in the city today? Check out the current traffic conditions and ongoing road closures.


First look at Aroma Maya, Dartmouth’s new donut delight

📸 Martin Bauman/ The Coast

It’s well past the morning rush when The Coast visits Aroma Maya Coffee + Donuts on a Friday. No matter. The colourful Prince Albert Road bakery and cafe is still brimming with regulars, even at 1pm.

Business as usual, according to manager Lauryn Harris. Never mind if the donut shop has been open for just over three weeks, and its location—tucked in beside a Needs Convenience store on a busy stretch of Nova Scotia Trunk Highway 7—is not exactly a walk-in destination. The parking lot is always full.

“In the beginning,” Harris tells The Coast, “we started off with 500 donuts, or something like that... The first day, we sold out by 1 or 2pm—and we hadn’t even had our grand opening.” They upped their daily donut supply to 700. “And that wasn’t enough.” They sold out by 2pm. Now? On a “good day,” Harris says, they’re serving up 900 donuts—all brought in fresh from Enfield every morning.

The Dartmouth location of Aroma Maya marks the first Halifax expansion for a budding coffee and bakery enterprise from North River. Founded in 2014 as a coffee roastery, it began as a passion project by Acadia University student Sergio Garrido.

Need to know

🚨 A 23-year-old has been charged with multiple counts of fraud after a string of scams targeting seniors were reported over the past year.

🧣 Blue Collar Halifax is running a winter clothing drive and looking for any second-hand winter gear you can donate.

🏛️ Join the municipality for the 2023 Accessibility Advisory Committee's Annual Town Hall. Attend in person at the Halifax Central Library or join virtually by pre-registering.*

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Neptune Theatre presents Cinderella

Based on the age-old tale, Cinderella tells the story of a young woman who longs for a better life away from her menacing stepsisters. To help make her dreams come true, an amateur fairy godmother appears and grants her wish to attend the royal ball. Cinderella is then in a race against the clock to try and find her prince before the spell is broken at the stroke of midnight. 

This delightful musical comedy for the whole family is packed with pop songs, belly-laughs and fun surprises.

On stage November 21-January 7. Tickets starting at $40, fees and taxes included. Book your tickets now!

On The Coast


Free access for all Nova Scotians at AGNS

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is offering free admission to all Nova Scotians until January 14, 2024. This pilot project aims to remove financial barriers, increase access to the arts and help build healthier communities. Explore all the exhibitions on view, including Generations: The Sobey Family & Canadian Art.

In other news

🎤 The JUNOs are returning to Halifax in 2024, and Nelly Furtado is set to host the awards ceremony and take the stage herself.

🗣️ HRM councillor Sam Austin doesn’t believe the newly announced temporary winter shelter in Darmouth will be enough to meet the demand of those experiencing homelessness.

🥇 Nova Scotian athletes recently returned home from the Pan Am Games bringing with them forever memories and 8 medals, half of them gold.

🫨 The new Halifax Water building planned for Burnside now boasts an $89 million price tag.

🐭 Check out this hilarious video of a mouse attempting to get into an East Hants home by using the doorbell.

💵 The province has announced $2 million in funding for the Community Housing Growth Fund, a Black-led housing initiative.

🪧 Nova Scotia’s IMP Aerospace workers have shared their intention to strike starting this Friday.

⚖️ Devlin Glasgow has been sentenced to a minimum of 16 years in prison for the murder of Matthew Sudds, who was found along Africville Road back in 2013.


Nova Scotia students join today’s national day of action calling for free university tuition

📸 Ashley Corbett

The Nova Scotia chapter of the Canadian Federation of Students—CFS-NS—is joining in the Canada-wide day of action for free and universal access to university education. Today at 11am, students and supporters will convene at Grand Parade in Halifax as a part of the “Fight the Fees” campaign organized by the national student group. They will march from Grand Parade down to Province House on Hollis Street, demanding change at a provincial level.

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Looking for something to do this week? Check out these Coast picks:

🗓 Jake Ballard: Catch blues and rock artist Jake Ballard live at the Woodside Tavern this week. | Nov. 10 | 8pm | $10.

🗓 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.

🗓 Good Dear Good: Enjoy a performance of “vocal harmonies and relentlessly catchy pop-rock melodies” when music group Good Dear Good takes the stage at HodgePodge Arts & Music event at The Marquee Ballroom. | Nov. 11 | $9-$36.

Find more Halifax events in The Coast listings

Shop this

🛍️ The holidays have arrived at the Indie Mercantile! The shelves are stocked with holiday inventory and are waiting for your browsing eyes.

🎉 The Marquee Market is back on Nov. 12 at The Marquee Ballroom, featuring 10+ local vendors to shop from.

Drink this

☕️ It’s hot cider season at Lake City Cider! Take it to go or drink in, and don’t forget to ask for whipped cream and caramel drizzle.

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