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🗞 The Coast Insider Weekend Edition: No. 26

What happened in Halifax this week and what's to come.

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Just a heads up if you’re travelling this weekend: The Macdonald Bridge will be closed until Monday, Oct. 30 at 5am.

Have a great Halloween weekend and stay safe!

Here’s what happened this week

📸 The Coast/ Martin Bauman

The committee is almost completely united behind letting immigrants vote and making a dedicated Mi’kmaw seat on city council.

The popular Woodside restaurant became a mainstay for simple food done well—and attracted its share of famous diners over the years.

The annual festival of books and authors returns to Halifax from Oct. 29 to Nov. 5, 2023.

From rappie pie to molasses cake, there’s a bit of everything at the annual Wolfville-based festival.

Container ships, cruise ships, cargo ships and other vessels bound for Halifax the week of Oct. 23-29, 2023.

On this week’s Wanderer Grounds episode, Matt and Martin debate—and decide on—another set of Wanderers-specific superlatives: Player of the Year, Goal of the Year, Assist of the Year, Match of the Year, Tifo of the Year, Off-Field Moment of the Year, Signing of the Year, Unsung Hero of the Year, Beat Reporter of the Year and Fan of the Year. (They’re also joined by a cast of Wanderers supporters and friends of the show who, very helpfully, submitted their nominations.)

It’s been 27 years since the Nova Scotia government brought all of Halifax County together within one regional municipality. Is it time to break up again? Plus, why you should absolutely care about the boring matter of minutes.

Nova Scotia's anti-abolitionist roots and people who challenged them.

It's Friday, Oct. 20 in the ballroom at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. Dr. Afua Cooper speaks to the international crowd at the Universities Studying Slavery conference after coffee, tea and eggs, and presents a poem written for this moment.

Here’s what’s happening this weekend

Saturday, October 28

🗓️ The Haunted Honky-Tonk: The ultimate country and Halloween mash-up will be happening at the Buffalo Club in Dartmouth this weekend, with a live performance by The Ordeals | Oct. 28 | 8:30pm | $5-$10.

🗓️ Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra: Join the NSYO for its Come as You Dare show featuring a night of classical Halloween favourites at St. Andrew’s United Church | Oct. 28 | 2pm-4pm | $10-$30.

🗓️ Family Movie Matinee: Bring your family down to the Woodlawn Public Library for a showing of the classic Monster House | Oct. 28 | 1:30pm-3:30pm | Free.

Sunday, October 29

🗓️ Halloween at the Museum of Natural History: Join in on some family-friendly fun at the Museum of Natural History this weekend. Get in your costumes and enjoy creepy crafts, puppet shows and more with your little ones | Oct. 29 | 10am-4pm Free.

🗓️ Ghosts & Ghouls Market: Get your spook on at this Halloween-themed artisans market hosted by The Mom Collective at the Cole Harbour Place | Oct. 29 | 10am-2pm | Free admission.

🗓️ Witches Paddle: The second annual Witches Paddle is happening this Sunday starting at St. Mary’s Boat Club. Stop by to watch, or get your witch costume on, grab your paddle and join in | Oct. 29 | 8am-10am | Free.

Find more Halifax events in The Coast listings.

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