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Today is Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day! According to National Geographic “Earth Day is an annual celebration that honors the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect Earth’s natural resources for future generations. Earth Day is celebrated on April 22” ...

The volunteers from HRFE Stn 8 are at the Bedford Superstore (until 4pm) raising money for the NS Burn Treatment Society

The volunteers from HRFE Stn 8 are at the Bedford Superstore (until 4pm) raising money for the NS Burn Treatment Society With an obstacle course for the kids, a real firetruck to explore, and foodtruck on scene, they are looking to meet and greet the public and help out a great cause! . . . ...

The Downtown Dartmouth Food Crawl is back

**** Via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH SPRING FOOD CRAWL The Downtown Dartmouth Food Crawl is back for the spring on Thursday, May 16 from 5:30-8pm (or sell-out)! Mark your calendars for a self guided, walking, food sampling tour that showcases some of the amazing downtown Dartmouth businesses. The Food Crawl is a community ...

Calling all superheroes, Drop Zone Halifax is on Tuesday, August 13th this year and registration is now open! 

**** Info via Easter Seals Calling all superheroes, Drop Zone Halifax is on Tuesday, August 13th this year and registration is now open!  Drop Zone is a knee-shaking, heart-pounding and adrenaline-pumping adventure that encourages you to get out of your comfort zone and face your fears by rappelling from the top of Halifax’s tallest office ...

The Mi’kmaq Child Development Centre is hosting an Indigenous Craft & Vendor Market featuring over 40 vendors!!

This event / fundraiser was sent to us to share. More info below **** Via Mi’kma’ki Child Development Centre Everyone Welcome!! The Mi’kmaq Child Development Centre is hosting an Indigenous Craft & Vendor Market featuring over 40 vendors!! Come shop and support local Indigenous artists, crafters, and vendors!! Money raised through admission and canteen will ...

Bide Awhile – You’re invited: Open Shelter Day

**** Info via Bide Awhile You’re invited: Open Shelter Day Join us on Tuesday, April 30th from 4PM – 8PM as we open the doors to our shelter and showcase what we do for animals in need. You’ll get to spend time in each room, cuddling cats, chatting with staff, and learning why we do ...

Event via Fall River Stn 45 – Mark this date in your calanders and come on by to see us on Sunday April 28th

Event via Fall River Stn 45 See image for more information **** Via Fall River Stn 45 Mark this date in your calanders and come on by to see us on Sunday April 28th from 11am to 2pm There is going to be tons of great information and groups on hand with information about fire ...

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (April 14-20)

**** RCMP Media Release National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (April 14-20) The Nova Scotia RCMP is proud to recognize and honour our dedicated public safety telecommunicators during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPSTW). Public safety telecommunicators are the unsung heroes behind the scenes who play a crucial role in public safety. They are the first ...

Hope for Wildlife  joined author Connie Dennis to talk about her book Pickles the Osprey!

**** Info via Connie Hope for Wildlife  joined author Connie Dennis to talk about her book Pickles the Osprey! Proceeds from the book sales are being donated to us to help local wildlife – including Osprey, the official provincial bird of Nova Scotia! (photo left to right – George from Hope for Wildlife, author Connie ...

Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Week by thanking our volunteer firefighters across the region for their dedication to their communities

**** Via HRFE Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 14 – 20) by thanking our volunteer firefighters across the region for their dedication to their communities This year’s theme is “Every Moment Matters.” We’re proud of our volunteers who give their time to help their community in challenging circumstances. Volunteering ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to Earth Fest, a free, five-day festival taking place across the Halifax region from April 18 to Earth Day on April 22

**** HRM Media Release 2024 Earth Fest Events – April 18-22 The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to Earth Fest, a free, five-day festival taking place across the Halifax region from April 18 to Earth Day on April 22. The festival unites residents to celebrate climate action, energy reduction and their love for nature ...

JANE’S WALK 2024

**** Via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission  JANE’S WALK 2024 There is still some time to sign up as a Jane’s Walk * Halifax Walk Lead (April 19 sign up deadline). Jane’s Walk takes place in hundreds of cities around the world during the first weekend in May (May 4th & 5th, 2024). It involves free, ...

“From” continues to film in Dartmouth

From” season 3 filming continues to turn heads as this fantastically eerie show, shot within the HRM, rolls through a few Dartmouth streets today. This show, from MGM+, is also available on Prime . . . . . . . ...

This month is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

**** Via NS SPCA This month is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month Today, we want to highlight Special Constable Balsor, one of our dedicated Enforcement Officers.  Special Constable Balson has been with us for a year and a half. Always an animal lover, with a special place in her heart for animals in need, ...

National Pet Day takes place every year on April 11

National Pet Day takes place every year on April 11 Our pets do so much for us every day of the year, the world decided to dedicate an entire day to celebrating the joy and companionship that pets bring into our lives! ...

The 12th annual Halifax Burger Bash is almost here!! From April 11-20, 2024, loads of businesses will be serving up amazing burger offerings!

**** Info via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission BURGER BASH 2024 The 12th annual Halifax Burger Bash is almost here!! From April 11-20, 2024, loads of businesses will be serving up amazing burger offerings! Burger Bash is a city-wide burger-eating fundraiser for Feed Nova Scotia put on by The Coast where eateries serve up a special ...

“From” films in Dartmouth

You may get a haunting chill in downtown Dartmouth’s today A letter sent to us from a resident shows that the hit show “From* is filming in downtown Dartmouth and the roads are full of gear and ghouls. Lots of fun for the community! . . . . . . . . . . . ...

NASA wants you to watch the total solar eclipse – Live stream

**** Via NASA NASA wants you to watch the total solar eclipse – Live stream 2024 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA Starts at 2pm (NASA’s coverage) Watch live with us as a total solar eclipse moves across Mexico, the United States and Canada. Weather permitting, people throughout most of North and Central ...

Hope for Wildlife will be joining author Connie Dennis to talk about her book Pickles the Osprey!

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife This coming Saturday, the 13th of April Hope for Wildlife will be joining author Connie Dennis to talk about her book Pickles the Osprey! Proceeds from the book sales are being donated to us to help local wildlife – including Osprey, the official provincial bird of Nova Scotia! We’ll ...

On Monday, April 8 a total solar eclipse will sweep across North America, tracing a path from Mexico through the United States, and into Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada Solar eclipse! On Monday, April 8 a total solar eclipse will sweep across North America, tracing a path from Mexico through the United States, and into Canada. The eclipse will enter our country through Southern Ontario at 3:18 p.m. EDT. It will follow a path through Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince ...

Local author book signing takes flight at Indigo / Chapters in Dartmouth 

Local author book signing takes flight at Indigo / Chapters in Dartmouth  Connie Dennis, who has written an educational, children’s book about our beloved Osprey, Pickles, and his family that have been at the the nest at Russell Lake for many years, happily greeted guests as she and husband Don took to Chapters to sign ...

Join us in raising awareness and showing support for World Autism Awareness Day!

**** Via HHB Join us in raising awareness and showing support for World Autism Awareness Day! Today, Halifax Harbour Bridges proudly flies the Autism Nova Scotia flag, spotlighting the importance of understanding. Learn more about Autism Nova Scotia and their impactful work at www.autismnovascotia.ca    ...

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at the Discovery Centre

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party APR 08 2024 Discovery Centre Location 1215 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia Time 1:00 pm – 7:30 pm Event & Ticket Information https://thediscoverycentre.ca/eclipse-2024-viewing-event/ About the Event Embark on an extraordinary journey at Discovery Centre’s Solar Eclipse Event! Be immersed in an unparalleled cosmic experience featuring special guests and a myriad ...

The RCAF turns 100 today!

**** Info via RCAF The RCAF turns 100 today! Today, we celebrate a century of excellence, courage, and innovation in the Royal Canadian Air Force. As we mark this incredible milestone, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the incredible individuals past and present who have played a part in shaping #YourAirForce. From aviators soaring ...

Spring Geequinox ~Version 7.0

**** Info via Geekquonox Spring Geequinox ~Version 7.0 Mayflower Curling Club 3000 Monaghan Dr THIS LOCATION IS 2 BLOCKS UP THE STREET FROM THE USUAL FORUM SPOT <———————— Come Join the fun as we gather once more for the MOST AFFORDABLE weekend of geeky goodness! Support your favorite clubs gathered here to fundraise for the ...

Municipal service level adjustments for the Easter long weekend

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments for the Easter long weekend The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for the upcoming Easter long weekend from Friday, March 29 to Monday, April 1. Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours There will be no garbage, organics ...

Five new participants proudly accepted certificates of completion from the incredible ESAP (EMERGENCY SERVICES ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM) program

Five new participants proudly accepted certificates of completion from the incredible ESAP (EMERGENCY SERVICES ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM) program With family and friends, the grads, who have all been hired by their sponsor businesses, and with a special recognition to the HRFE for their tremendous support, the smiles, tears (of joy) and sense of accomplishment shined bright. ...

Join the Easter Bunny at the Lion’s Den in Enfield and search for over 10,000 chocolate eggs

**** Info via East Hants GSAR Join the Easter Bunny at the Lion’s Den in Enfield and search for over 10,000 chocolate eggs Games, BBQ and bake sale. Separate hunts for children 3 and under, 4 to 6, and 7 and up. Bring your basket. 166 Old Enfield Rd, East Hants, NS B2T 1A8, Canada ...

Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide

**** Info via purpleday.org What is Purple Day? Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness. Last year, people in more than 85 countries on all ...

Animal lover? Friend to the birds? Have we got the signing for you!

**** Via Chapters Dartmouth Animal lover? Friend to the birds? Have we got the signing for you! Husband and wife team Connie and Don Dennis will be stopping by on Saturday, April 6 to sign copies of their book, Pickles the Osprey. Make sure to stop by and visit the team behind the heartwarming tale. ...

It’s time to reschedule our Alderney Landing Cleanup!

**** Info via Alderney Landing It’s time to reschedule our Alderney Landing Cleanup! Please come join us for an easy, family friendly cleanup. We have bags and gloves for participants to use. See image for more information. ...

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

**** Via Canad.ca International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Guided by the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination recognizes that the injustices and prejudices fueled by racial discrimination take place every day. Observed annually on March 21, it commemorates the ...

Museum of Natural History hosting annual bird egg hunt! See how many eggs you can find in our galleries and receive a special Gus treat

**** Info via Museum of Natural History Spring has sprung! It is a fun season at your Museum with so much to see and do! We are hosting our annual bird egg hunt! See how many eggs you can find in our galleries and receive a special Gus treat. Registration for our salamander meander begins ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality is looking forward to hosting the 2024 JUNO Awards

**** HRM Media Release Municipality championing climate action as JUNOS host The Halifax Regional Municipality is looking forward to hosting the 2024 JUNO Awards. HalifACT at the JUNOS The Halifax host committee is prioritizing sustainability and climate action in the planning and execution of JUNOS celebrations. This aligns with HalifACT: Acting on Climate Together – the municipality’s ...

Stitch is sporting green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Dartmouth.

Stitch is sporting green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Dartmouth Happy St Patrick’s Day all. Please have fun but plan ahead. Never drive impaired   ...

The Buskers are coming back!

Mark your calendar! The Buskers are coming back! More information when available ...

Airshow Atlantic – Performer Announcement: 2 KC-135 Stratotankers and a C-17 Globemaster

**** Via Airshow Atlantic Performer Announcement: 2 KC-135 Stratotankers and a C-17 Globemaster! BOTH will be flying at Air Show Atlantic and the 2nd KC-135 will be on static display! WE JUST GOT BIG in a hurry! These 3 U.S. Air Force aircraft are coming all the way from Altus Air Force base in Oklahoma! ...

Halifax Regional Police is asking everyone who plans to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend to do their part to ensure their celebrations are safe and responsible

**** HRP Media Release Police remind people to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day responsibly Halifax Regional Police is asking everyone who plans to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend to do their part to ensure their celebrations are safe and responsible. HRP will have a presence in the community throughout the weekend to help keep everyone ...

Camp Courage – Deadline Alert! March 15 is just around the corner

**** Via Camp Courage Camp Courage – Deadline Alert! March 15 is just around the corner This is your moment! Secure your spot NOW and be part of an adventure redefining your future. . Discover Camp Courage in Alberta, Nova Scotia & New Brunswick. For more information, go to https://campcourage.ca. ...

CheerExpo National Championships 2024 set for Halifax, April 6 & 7, 2024

**** Info via Cheer Expo CheerExpo National Championships 2024 set for Halifax, April 6 & 7, 2024 The CheerExpo National Championships, the largest cheerleading event in Atlantic Canada, returns to celebrate its’ 20th anniversary in Halifax. The event will take place at its’ new location, the Halifax Exhibition Centre, on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7. CheerExpo 2024 will host ...

In photos – Check out the pretty neat Lego display at @micmacmall as MariLUG participants showcase their creative side

In photos – Check out the pretty neat Lego display at @micmacmall as MariLUG participants showcase their creative side. This display, located on the first floor, will put a smile on your face as you check out some unique and also familiar settings and characters in Lego format! **** Info via Mic Mac Mall March ...

In photos – The streets ran green in Halifax as the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade took place

In photos – The streets ran green in Halifax as the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade took place Floats and dancers, pipes and drums and even princesses smiled as they were cheered on by onlookers down Lower Water Street today, thankfully under dry skies! . . . . . . . . . . . ...

International Bagpipe Day is held annually on March 10

International Bagpipe Day is held annually on March 10 You’ll see the HRFE’s Union Fire Club Pipes and Drums Band once again in the upcoming St. Pat’s parade. They will be joined by RCMP and DND pipes and drums for the march on Lower Water St at 1pm ...

Come and Enjoy Seventh annual kite festival at Citadel Hill on July 6 & 7

**** Via East Coast kite Festival ** FLY AS HIGH AS YOU CAN ** Come and Enjoy Seventh annual kite festival at Citadel Hill on July 6 & 7. It’s a Non-alcoholic, Family and Kids friendly event with FREE ENTRY..!!.. *Please be aware of the scammers if someone tries to sell tickets for this event* ...

The 2024 Halifax St. Patrick’s Day Parade is tomorrow!

**** Via Downtown Halifax The 2024 Halifax St. Patrick’s Day Parade is tomorrow! Sunday, March 10, from 1 – 2 pm, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a family-friendly event for everyone to enjoy. The Parade starts in the Halifax Seaport area and makes its way down Lower Water Street to The Lower Deck. But ...

Camp Courage – Today, as we celebrate International Women’s Day, we stand in awe of the incredible women who have graced our lives

**** Via Camp Courage on IWD Today, as we celebrate International Women’s Day, we stand in awe of the incredible women who have graced our lives From our amazing graduates to our trailblazing mentors and dedicated staff, each one has left an indelible mark on our hearts and society as a whole. They embody resilience, ...

Today is March 8, 2024, for International Women’s Day under the theme ‘Invest in women: Accelerate progress”, the theme for this year International Women’s Day (IWD) 2024

**** Info via New Glasgow Police Today is March 8, 2024, for International Women’s Day under the theme ‘Invest in women: Accelerate progress”, the theme for this year International Women’s Day (IWD) 2024 is Invest in women: Accelerate progress ( Sent to us for IWD Fire photo via Capt Dominix Crew of E23 Captain Dominix ...

Camp Courage – Your future in emergency services starts here!

**** Via Camp Courage Your future in emergency services starts here! If you’re a female or gender-diverse youth aged 15-19, this could be YOU in a few short years. Join Camp Courage, where dreams become careers. Apply before March 15th for the camp on June 29th – July 7th. Don’t miss out! For more information ...

In photos – We checked out the incredible Hope for Wildlife open house as part of World Wildlife Day

In photos – We checked out the incredible Hope for Wildlife open house as part of World Wildlife Day and the incredible staff and volunteers were more than happy to greet the many guests who came by. Hope for Wildlife is an absolutely special place specialized in assisting the orphaned and injured wildlife across the ...

Today is World Wildlife Day 

Today is World Wildlife Day  World Wildlife Day (WWD) is celebrated every year on 3 March to celebrate wild animals and plants. Every year, we recognize the unique roles and contributions of wildlife to people and the planet. ...

This Sunday, March 3rd is World Wildlife Day and Hope for Wildlife will be having a special celebration

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife Join us for World Wildlife Day! This Sunday, March 3rd is World Wildlife Day and Hope for Wildlife will be having a special celebration from 12PM to 2PM. We will have hot chocolate, a bake sale, animal talks, cookie decorating, and games for kids with prizes! You could win ...

Today is National link Shirt Day and a good time to remind everyone to encourage and practice kindness

**** Via HRP Today is National link Shirt Day and a good time to remind everyone to encourage and practice kindness Kindness combats bullying. If your family is being impacted by bullying, visit: https://www.halifax.ca/fire-police/police/programs-services/bullying?fbclid=IwAR2t4wcyozulukt2JK98ZxvF-wcXFdRkSfUD179oQnWveNDfcOTNlKSQjx4 to find tips, ideas and other resources that can help you deal with it. ...

Camp Courage – Deadline Alert! March 15 is on the horizon. Secure your spot NOW and become part of a legacy of courage!

**** Via Camp Courage Deadline Alert! March 15 is on the horizon. Secure your spot NOW and become part of a legacy of courage! . Discover Camp Courage in Alberta, Nova Scotia & New Brunswick For more information, go to https://campcourage.ca. ...

The annual #RCMPGRC Name the Puppy Contest kicks off

**** Via RCMP Kids, it’s that time of year! The annual #RCMPGRC Name the Puppy Contest kicks off Please “paws” for a moment to help us name Canada’s future RCMP dogs. Take part in the contest following these rules: 🐾 Names must begin with the letter “T”, be 1 to 2 syllables and have no ...

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Know Human Trafficking

**** RCMP Media Release Sending on behalf of Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers: National Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Know Human Trafficking Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers is encouraging you to participate by educating yourself about the signs and indicators of human trafficking and to report suspicious activity to police. ...

On February 20th, pet lovers everywhere observe National Love Your Pet Day

On February 20th, pet lovers everywhere observe National Love Your Pet Day This holiday focuses on giving extra attention to our pets. The day encourages pampering our pets and focusing on the special relationship pets hold in our lives. And Ofcourse, you all know Zookie!   ...

Come join us for the very first Long Lake Winter Carnival!

**** Info via Long Lake Park Come join us for the very first Long Lake Winter Carnival! It’s a day full of outdoor fun and a chance to explore the park. We’ll be at 10 Dunbrack St in the Large Parking Lot from 10 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, March 2nd. There will be ...

In photos – A lot of fun at the Ataraxy Farms family day

In photos – A lot of fun at the Ataraxy Farms family day Lots of smiles as a great turnout showed up at the farm on this holiday Monday. Pony rides and cookies were the icing on the cake for some as many visitors interacted with volunteers and about they many animals, including different breeds ...

Fun event for Monday via Ataraxy Farms

Fun event for Monday via Ataraxy FarmsFun event for Monday via Ataraxy Farms We will be hosting our first Family Fun Day this year on family day. Come out and see our animals, get a pony ride, decorate some goat shaped cookies and enjoy a hot beverage. Mark your calenders Date: Monday, February 19th, 2024 ...

Darkside Dippers are hosting a Darkside Social

This was sent to us via the Darkside Dippers, the ice dipping collective we’ve featured a few times at Lake Banook. “Darkside Dippers are hosting a Darkside Social at North Brewing on Saturday. We’ll have a donation table set up for North Grove community centre.” Check the image for more information. ...

Municipal service level adjustments for Heritage Day long weekend

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments for Heritage Day long weekend The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for the upcoming Heritage Day long weekend, including the holiday on Monday, February 19. Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours There will be no garbage, organics or ...

This was sent to us about an upcoming rally calling for justice for Devon

This was sent to us about an upcoming rally calling for justice for Devon “Please join us – we need to make sure that Devon’s face and name remain in the forefront of the police, the news, the community and those who are responsible for his disappearance. They ALL need to know that we will ...

It’s the year of the dragon as the Chinese new year begins on Saturday 

It’s the year of the dragon as the Chinese new year begins on Saturday  Thank you to Richard Fong for this amazing art he created! **** Via HRFE Year of the Dragon  As we welcome in Lunar New Year (February 10 to 24, 2024), we extend our warmest wishes to all our members and their ...

PERFORMER ANNOUNCEMENT: The Royal Air Force Red Arrows!

**** Via Air Show Atlantic PERFORMER ANNOUNCEMENT: The Royal Air Force Red Arrows! We are honoured to announce that on August 24th and 25th we will be hosting the Red Arrows at 14-Wing Greenwood for Air Show Atlantic. A 2-year process in which the Royal Air Force, RCAF, Air Show Atlantic and 3 other Canadian ...

National Pizza Day on February 9th celebrates in tasty style

Take out – Today is a special day. National Pizza Day on February 9th celebrates in tasty style. Regardless of style and favourite toppings, there really isn’t a need for an excuse to dig in! ...

Year of the Dragon 

**** Via HRFE (art via Richard Fong) Year of the Dragon  As we welcome in Lunar New Year (February 10 to 24, 2024), we extend our warmest wishes to all our members and their families, and to the wider community. This date marks the beginning of a new lunar calendar, which symbolizes renewal, prosperity, and ...

Camp Courage – Your future in emergency services starts here!

**** Via Camp Courage Your future in emergency services starts here! If you’re a female or gender-diverse youth aged 15-19, this could be YOU in a few short years. Join Camp Courage, where dreams become careers. Apply before March 15th for the camp on June 29th – July 7th. Don’t miss out! For more information ...

Rock the Harbour Returns to Alderney Landing 

**** Via Alderney Landing Rock the Harbour Returns to Alderney Landing  A classic rock festival like no other! This 3-day outdoor event will feature an outstanding line-up of Canadian Classic Rock bands performing the hits you’ve loved for decades. Friday, August 16, 6:00 pm – Doug and the Slugs – Aldo Nova – Glass Tiger ...

In photos – Running wild with the dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History 

**** Info via Museum of Natural History In photos – Running wild with the dinosaurs at the Museum of Natural History  Experience the age of dinosaurs! Dinosaurs roar into the Museum of Natural History. Dinosaur Exploration features two of Research Castings Internationals Exploration Exhibits. Visitors will see full size skeletons, dig for dinosaur fossils, and ...

Shubenacadie Sam to Make Annual Weather Forecast

**** DNR Release Shubenacadie Sam to Make Annual Weather Forecast Directions to the park: https://wildlifepark.novascotia.ca/find_us.asp ——————————————————— Shubenacadie Wildlife Park’s popular groundhog, Shubenacadie Sam, will signal on Friday, February 2, whether it’s time to put away the shovels or keep them out for another six weeks of winter. Nova Scotians can join Sam for the groundhog’s annual ...

ICE FEST SUNDAY ACTIVITIES

**** Info via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission ❄️ICE FEST SUNDAY ACTIVITIES There is one more day of fun planned for the Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival presented by East Coast Credit Union today! 12-4PM – Meet Elmo & Cookie Monster and Inflatables 12-4PM – Street Curling 12-4PM – Decathlon Fun Zone 1PM – Watch Frozen at ...

In photos – Some of the many wonderful sights from the downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival

In photos – Some of the many wonderful sights from the downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival. A well attended display of incredible ice sculpting, games and music in Dartmouth today under pretty calm conditions made for a great day to get out and have fun. . . . . .   . . . . . ...

In photos – The talented Luminosity Circus team of Lumen Lux and Mizz Anthrope dazzled the crowd at Alderney Landing, kicking off the Dartmouth Ice Festival!

In photos – The talented Luminosity Circus team of Lumen Lux and Mizz Anthrope dazzled the crowd at Alderney Landing, kicking off the Dartmouth Ice Festival! The light snow set up the three shows for a great set off. Repost About Lumen Lux ** Release https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/30095-2 About Luminosity Circus (Mizz Anthrope) ** Release https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/37510-2 . ...

In photos – Ice carving at Alderney for the upcoming Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival

In photos – Ice carving at Alderney for the upcoming Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival One of the many ice carvers started a display earlier at Alderney as the ice festival draws near. Fire Performances at Alderney by Mizz Anthrope and Lumen Lux of Luminosity Circus will take place tonight at 7, 8 and 9pm to ...

ICE FESTIVAL STREET PARTY FUN

**** Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission ICE FESTIVAL STREET PARTY FUN The Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival presented by East Coast Credit Union Street Party is this Saturday, January 27 from 12-4pm. There is going to be so much fun filling Portland Street along with the ice carving and stages. Ekko Mindful Music Studio will have their ...

DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH ICE FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY EAST COAST CREDIT UNION RETURNS WITH THREE DAYS FULL OF FUN!

**** Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission Release DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH ICE FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY EAST COAST CREDIT UNION RETURNS WITH THREE DAYS FULL OF FUN!  The Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival presented by East Coast Credit Union returns this weekend for its fifth edition.  The event will span this coming weekend January 26th-28th with 19 tons of ice being ...

ICE FESTIVAL STAGES: JUNOS STAGE

**** Via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission ICE FESTIVAL STAGES: JUNOS STAGE The @halifaxjunos are bringing some amazing talent to the Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival presented by East Coast Credit Union as a part of O’Regans Automotive Group’s Ice Festival Stages. The JUNOS Stage will be located at the Prince Street and Portland Street intersection from ...

Sackville Business Association is gearing up for our annual Sackville Snow Days Festival!

**** Via Sackville Business Association Sackville Business Association is gearing up for our annual Sackville Snow Days Festival! We would appreciate it if you could add it to your online calendar. Here are some of the details. Event: Sackville Snow Days Festival 2024 Website: https://sackvillebusiness.com/sackville-snow-days Date: February 16-19, 2024 Location: various location around Lower Sackville, NS Cover photo: see attached Description: ...

ICE FESTIVAL WEEKEND

**** Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission Release ICE FESTIVAL WEEKEND The Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival presented by East Coast Credit Union is NEXT WEEKEND! Friday the 26, Saturday the 27, and Sunday the 28 are going to be filled with fun! We kick things off on Friday with an Ice Carving Workshop, live ice carving at ...

ICE FESTIVAL STAGES: ANSMA SHOWCASE

**** Via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission ICE FESTIVAL STAGES: ANSMA SHOWCASE The African Nova Scotian Music Association is putting on a showcase for the Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival presented by East Coast Credit Union as a part of O’Regans Automotive Group’s Ice Festival Stages. @theansma has an amazing lineup for you to enjoy Saturday, January ...

Repost – Adventure Awaits with Camp Courage 2024!

Repost **** Via Camp Courage Adventure Awaits with Camp Courage 2024! Unleash your potential and join us for an unforgettable 9-day journey from June 29th to July 7th at Camp Courage! If you’re a young woman or gender-diverse youth aged 15-19 seeking a unique blend of fun, inspiration, and knowledge, look no further. Rub shoulders ...

ICE FESTIVAL STREET PARTY

**** Via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission ❄️🎉ICE FESTIVAL STREET PARTY The Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival presented by East Coast Credit Union is quickly approaching! Join us for the Ice Festival Street Party on Saturday, January 27th from noon-4pm. Portland Street will be CAR FREE from Alderney Drive to Victoria Road for folks to take over ...

Experience the age of dinosaurs!

**** Via the Museum of Natural History Experience the age of dinosaurs! Dinosaurs roar into the Museum of Natural History. Dinosaur Exploration features two of Research Castings Internationals Exploration Exhibits. Visitors will see full size skeletons, dig for dinosaur fossils, and appreciate the enduring awe and power of this prehistoric time on Earth. Dinosaur Exploration, ...

MEET & GREET: ELMO AND COOKIE MONSTER at the Dartmouth Ice Festival 

**** Via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission MEET & GREET: ELMO AND COOKIE MONSTER at the Dartmouth Ice Festival  In case you missed it, we have some exciting guests joining us for the Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival presented by East Coast Credit Union this year. Elmo and Cookie Monster are joining us all the way from ...

ICE FESTIVAL Stages – Fire and music

**** Info via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission ICE FESTIVAL STAGES Enjoy live music and entertainment Friday, January 26th and Saturday, January 27th as a part of the Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival presented by East Coast Credit Union. Ice Festival Stages presented by O’Regan’s Automotive Group will fill Downtown Dartmouth live music and entertainment throughout Friday ...

Join us for an Ice Carving Workshop with renowned carver, Richard Chiasson

**** Info via Downton Dartmouth Business Commission ICE CARVING WORKSHOP Have you ever wondered about the ice carving process and the tools that are used? Here is your opportunity to get an inside look! Join us for an Ice Carving Workshop with renowned carver, Richard Chiasson of Ice Creation Glace as a part of the ...

Camp Courage 2024 – Meet Our Graduates! Success Stories Await!

**** Info via Camp Courage Meet Our Graduates! Meet our inspiring graduates who started their journey at Camp Courage!  If you’re a female or gender-diverse youth aged 15-19, this could be you next!  Discover your path to a rewarding career in emergency services. Apply to Camp Courage before March 15th. Camp dates: June 29th – ...

MEET THE ICE CARVERS

**** Via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission MEET THE ICE CARVERS Yesterday, we talked about the ice. Today, we introduce you to our talented line-up of ice carvers for the Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival presented by East Coast Credit Union. January 26-28, 2024 We have artists from as close as here on Portland Street (Timber Lounge ...

Get ready for Discovery Centre’s Winter Carnival!

**** Via the Discovery Centre Get ready for Discovery Centre’s Winter Carnival! On Saturday, January 20th, Discovery Centre presents “Winter Carnival”, an evening that blends the magic of a winter carnival with a dash of scientific wonder, perfect for families to enjoy. Included in your ticket: 🎪 Carnival Games: Step right up to play a ...

Camp Courage 2024

**** Info via Camp Courage Camp Courage 2024 Looking for a life changing experience? Camp Courage 2024 applications are now open. The deadline to apply to the camp is March 15th, 2024. For more information, go to https://campcourage.ca/ or Contact us at campcourage1@gmail.com. ...

Wishing you a safe and happy new year

Wishing you a safe and happy new year! Enjoy the evening and have a great time, but please plan ahead and get home safe! Never drive impaired and if you are driving (sober) remember that many others will be out so stay alert and watch for pedestrians and other drivers.   ...

As we continue to celebrate the holiday season, Halifax Regional Police is sharing some tips to help you protect your home and property

**** HRP Media Release Holiday safety tips As we continue to celebrate the holiday season, Halifax Regional Police is sharing some tips to help you protect your home and property. If you’re heading out, remember to lock all doors and windows. Consider leaving lights and a television on, or put them on a timer, to ...

If you are planning to host a gathering this New Year’s Eve, be Holiday Safe

Via HRP If you are planning to host a gathering this New Year’s Eve, be Holiday Safe Make sure your guests have planned to get home safely. If you suspect a guest is impaired, take their keys. Never drive impaired. ...

HRM New Year’s Levee Cancelled

**** HRM Media Release New Year’s Levee Cancelled The Halifax Regional Municipality is reminding residents that the annual New Year’s Day Levee, hosted by the Mayor and Regional Council, has been cancelled. Regional Council has approved donating the amount allocated to the Office of the Mayor for this event to the North End Community Health ...

Residents invited to New Year’s Eve 2024 celebrations

**** HRM Media Release Residents invited to New Year’s Eve 2024 celebrations  The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to its annual live New Year’s Eve celebrations, taking place on Sunday, Dec. 31 at the Emera Oval, located at the Halifax Commons. This will be the first time the municipal New Year’s Eve concert and ...

Traffic Delay – Middle Sackville Christmas Parade

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Middle Sackville Christmas Parade Location: Lakecrest Drive, Rhodora Drive, Rosemary Drive, Arrowhead Drive, and Lylewood Drive Date: Saturday, Dec. 16. Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Details: Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Middle Sackville Christmas Parade. Traffic impact: Traffic delays are expected as the parade travels through the community. ...

Follow along as we share fire safety tips for a safe holiday season!

**** HRFE Release Follow along as we share fire safety tips for a safe holiday season! Holiday fire safety tip 1: keep lighters away from children and mischievous elves. Store matches and lighters out of children’s reach and sight. Find all 12 tips at https://www.halifax.ca/fire-police/fire/fire-prevention-safety/holiday-fire-safety ...

The Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival presented by East Coast Credit Union is back for 2024!

**** Info via Downton Dartmouth Business Commission Alright stop, collaborate and listen Ice Festival is back with the brand-new edition! The Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival presented by East Coast Credit Union is back for 2024! Join us in Downtown Dartmouth from January 26-28, 2024 for live ice carving, music, a giant street party on Saturday ...

Shubie tree lighting cancelled

Update via Councillor Tony Mancini “Due to the weather forecast for Sunday we have to cancel the Shubie Park Tree Lighting. The forecast is for drizzle in the afternoon and with the sound system for the band, choir and the electronics for the outdoor movie it is not safe to proceed. We are looking at ...

We are having our toy and food drive at Station 62 on Dec 10th.

Repost This was sent to us via HRFE STN 62 We are having our toy and food drive at Station 62 on Dec 10th. Accepting new, unwrapped toys, food and cash to help families over the holidays. See image for more information ...

In photos – HRP with 52 eager shoppers hit up the HSC for a day of shopping!

In photos – HRP with 52 eager shoppers hit up the HSC for a day of shopping! HRP officers became personal shoppers to 52 local children as they set out for a special shopping spree. Each child received a $200 gift card donated by Halifax Shopping Centre, a stocking filled with goodies and a new ...

In photos – The Halifax Explosion remembered. Ceremonies at Fort Needham, HRFE STN 4 and in Dartmouth (not pictures)

In photos – The Halifax Explosion remembered. Ceremonies at Fort Needham, HRFE STN 4 and in Dartmouth (not pictures) took place today under a bright sun to remember the devastating tragedy that hit Halifax 106 years ago, levelling the city. Many lives were lost or changed after the largest manmade explosion (before the creation of ...

2024 Air Show Atlantic Location: 14-Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia!

**** Via Airshow Atlantic 2024 Air Show Atlantic Location: 14-Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia! As part of the #RCAF100 celebrations taking place across Canada this year, we are… BACK ON BASE at 14-Wing Greenwood! Col. Jeff Davis, Wing Commander at 14-Wing Greenwood and his entire staff have been instrumental in making our return to Greenwood possible! ...

Local police officers and children partner for 19th annual CopShop

**** HRP Media Release Local police officers and children partner for 19th annual CopShop The 19th annual CopShop, presented by Halifax Shopping Centre and Halifax Regional Police (HRP), will take place on Wednesday, December 6 at 11 a.m. at Halifax Shopping Centre. For the event, HRP officers will become personal shoppers to 52 local children as they set ...

Stop by tonight between 7pm-9pm  to drop off any nonperishable food items or cash donations

**** Via Beaver Bank – Kinsac Stn 48 Stop by tonight between 7pm-9pm  to drop off any nonperishable food items or cash donations. OR send us your address and we will pick it up for you! AND we can also accept E transfers now as well at bbkvfda@gmail.com Let’s help those in need this Holiday ...

Residents invited to annual Halifax Explosion Memorial Service 

**** HRM Media Release Residents invited to annual Halifax Explosion Memorial Service  The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to the annual Halifax Explosion Memorial Service on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 9 a.m. The event will take place at the Bell Tower in the Fort Needham Memorial Park.  The devastating explosion occurred on Dec. 6, ...

Thank you, Q Nation! You’ve made this year’s Q Toy Drive the most successful one yet, with $40,900 raised and a TON of toys

Awesome update via Q104! Thank you, Q Nation! You’ve made this year’s Q Toy Drive the most successful one yet, with $40,900 raised and a TON of toys to help make this Christmas brighter through the efforts of Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank! Thanks to our partners Halifax Professional Firefighters, and to our corporate ...

Join us for the Shubie Park Tree Lighting!

**** Via Shubenacadie Canal Commission Join us for the Shubie Park Tree Lighting! Cocoa, roasting marshmallows on a bonfire, music, and a visit from Santa. It’s always a great way to kick off the season. Outdoor movie screening after the tree lighting. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (26 mins) Troll’s Holiday (26 mins). Don’t forget ...

Q104 Toy Drive sets the bar for future drives!

With $40k ish in cash donation and a ton of toys, the Q104 Toy Drive at HRFE STN 12 Is winding down. What an amazing end result! ** We will post official numbers when available ...

Day 2 of the Q104 Toy Drive is off to a flying start!

With over 20k raised by the Q104 / HRFE Toy Drive at HRFE STN 12 in HighField, the final day is off to an incredible start! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . ...

Saint Barbara’s Day Gunnery Competition

**** DND Media Release Saint Barbara’s Day Gunnery Competition Residents in the vicinity of Canadian Forces Base Halifax and His Majesty’s Canadian Dockyard are to be advised that during the morning of Friday, December 1, 2023, the Saint Barbara’s Day gunnery competition will take place aboard Canada’s Naval Memorial HMCS Sackville. Any loud bangs or ...

We are having our toy and food drive at Station 62 on Dec 10th

This was sent to us via HRFE STN 62 We are having our toy and food drive at Station 62 on Dec 10th Accepting new, unwrapped toys, food and cash to help families over the holidays. See image for more information ...

Traffic Delay – Christmas Express Parade of Lights

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Christmas Express Parade of Lights Location: Lockview Road, Fall River Road and Highway 2 Date: Sunday, Dec. 3 Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Details: Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Fall River Lion’s Christmas Parade. Traffic impact: Traffic delays are expected as the parade ...

Full steam ahead at HRFE STN 12 in HighField Park as the Q104 Toy Drive builds up.

Full steam ahead at HRFE STN 12 in HighField Park as the Q104 Toy Drive builds up It’s only just begun! We will be updating the progress from this great fundraiser. Via Q104FM “The Q104ToyDrive DAY 1 HAS BEGUN! We are live at the Highfield Park Fire Station for Toy Drive, where you can drop ...

Quinpool is Going to the Dogs! Annual Pet Parade and SPCA Santa Pics Too

**** NS SPCA Release Quinpool is Going to the Dogs! Annual Pet Parade and SPCA Santa Pics Too On Saturday, November 25th, pups, dogs, hounds, and pooches dressed in their finest holiday attire including reindeer antlers, Santa hats, ugly Christmas sweaters, jingle bells and tutus will take over Quinpool Road as they take a stroll ...

The 2023 TD Dartmouth Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Saturday, December 2

***’ Via event page The 2023 TD Dartmouth Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Saturday, December 2 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Sullivan’s Pond. Stay tuned for more details! www.halifax.ca/dartmouthtree ...

Traffic Delay – Spryfield Santa Claus Parade

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Spryfield Santa Claus Parade Location: Punch Bowl Drive, Herring Cove Road and Dentith Road Date: Sunday, November 26 Time: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Details: Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Spryfield Santa Claus Parade. Traffic impact: Traffic delays are expected as the parade travels through the community. The parade ...

Halifax Holiday Celebration

**** Info via HRM Halifax Holiday Celebration The Halifax Christmas Tree Lighting event will look a little different this year! In fact, we’re calling it the Halifax Holiday Celebration, and it will take place at Peace and Friendship Park on Hollis Street (across from the Westin Hotel) on November 25 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Entertainment will include PAW Patrol, ...

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance

**** Via HRFE Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, dedicated to honouring the memory of transgender individuals who have lost their lives due to violence and prejudice. We honour transgender individuals who have been victims of violence, prejudice and discrimination.   ...

Visit Woody the Talking Christmas Tree – Hours

**** Via Mic Mac Mall Visit Woody the Talking Christmas Tree You can visit him daily from November 19th-December 23rd, Monday to Saturday 12pm-7pm & Sunday 12pm-5pm. We are also collecting non-perishable food items for the Holiday Haul in support of Feed Nova Scotia. Drop-off is next to Woody now until Nov. 25th. Don’t forget to stop ...

The Light Up Bedford Parade committee can’t way to see you all this evening at 5:45!

**** Via Light Up Bedford Parade Today is the big day!!! The Light Up Bedford Parade committee can’t way to see you all this evening at 5:45! Please dress warm, bring a new unwrapped toy for the Q104 FM toy drive, any non perishable food items or monetary donations in support of Feed NS and ...

FROM SEASON 3 “CREATURES” BG CASTING CALL

This is pretty cool. Via Hennessey Casting “FROM SEASON 3 “CREATURES” BG CASTING CALL – WE NEED MOAR CREEPS! https://mailchi.mp/hennesseycasting/fromseason3creatures“ ...

What a morning at Mic Mac Mall!

What a morning at Mic Mac Mall! Santa has arrived! With a HRP and HRFE escort to the mall, Santa rolled up in style. Taking a moment to check out the tree for Boston on display, he was then escorted into the mall with pipes and drum and a staff and HRFE escort to the ...

(Update) Plan ahead for the Holiday Parade of Lights in Downtown Halifax / Traffic Delay – Light Up Bedford

Update via Chronicle Herald UPDATE: New Date for SaltWire Holiday Parade of Lights Presented by Eastlink Saturday, November 25, 2023 | 6 p.m. **** HRM Media Release Plan ahead for the Holiday Parade of Lights in Downtown Halifax The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents to be prepared for significant crowds and traffic delays in ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality is currently seeking nominations for the 2024 Volunteer Awards

**** HRM Media Release Nominate an outstanding volunteer for the 2024 Volunteer Awards The Halifax Regional Municipality is currently seeking nominations for the 2024 Volunteer Awards. The annual event puts a spotlight on residents that have made a difference in their community by donating their time and skills to various programs and services. Nominating an ...

Visit Mic Mac Mall to help Santa wake up Woody the Talking Christmas Tree, Nova Scotia’s famous holiday hero!

**** Via Mic Mac Mall Visit Mic Mac Mall to help Santa wake up Woody the Talking Christmas Tree, Nova Scotia’s famous holiday hero! Saturday, November 18, 2022 10am – 12pm 21 Mic Mac Boulevard, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia All ages welcome! Plus, get your photo taken with Santa at the Portland Express, receive a Woody ...

The Q Toy Drive, November 30th & December 1st at the Highfield Park Fire Station!

**** Via Q104FM The Q Toy Drive, November 30th & December 1st at the Highfield Park Fire Station! From now until to Dec 2nd, drop off a new-unwrapped toy to any of our official Drop Locations at Best Buy Canada and Vogue Optical stores in HRM, and the Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank will ...

It’s time for HRFE Stn 48 6th annual Fill a Port-a-Tank for a local food bank!

**** Via Beaver Bank – Kinsac Stn 48 Once again it’s that time of year! It’s time for our 6th annual Fill a Port-a-Tank for a local food bank! The last five years were a great success and we want to continue it again this year. On Tuesday evenings (our regular training nights) from 7pm-9pm ...

In photos – Remembrance Day at Sullivan’s Pond 2023

In photos – Remembrance Day at Sullivan’s Pond 2023 Lest we forget . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

PREMIER’S OFFICE–Remembrance Day Statement

**** CNS Media Release PREMIER’S OFFICE–Remembrance Day Statement NOTE: The following is a statement from Premier Tim Houston. A video of the statement is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO6Zdjb7w-c —————————————————– Every November 11th, we honour the memory of those who gave their lives in service to our country and province. We pay tribute to their courage, their sacrifice ...

Traffic Delays – Remembrance Day parades / Municipal service level adjustments for Remembrance Day

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delays – Remembrance Day parades The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of a number of rolling street closures and traffic delays that will be in place across the region on Saturday, Nov. 11 to facilitate Remembrance Day parades. Local ceremonies will take place to honour our veterans and those ...

REMEMBRANCE DAY 2023

**** Info via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission REMEMBRANCE DAY 2023 November 11th marks Remembrance Day. There will be a ceremony held at the Sullivan’s Pond Cenotaph at 10:30am. This year marks the 95th anniversary of Downtown Dartmouth’s Somme Branch Legion #31 who will be marching to the Cenotaph at Sullivan’s Pond prior to the ceremony. ...

Each year on November 11th at 2:00pm there is a Remembrance Day service at Craig Blake Park

Each year on November 11th at 2:00pm there is a Remembrance Day service at Craig Blake Park in honour of Petty Officer Second Class Craig Blake who was killed in Kandahar. All are welcome to attend. ...

Sullivan’s Pond stands ready as Remembrance Day draws closer

Sullivan’s Pond stands ready as Remembrance Day draws closer This year, both the Halifax and Dartmouth ceremonies will be held here. Lest we forget. . . . . . ...

The Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy to perform Veterans’ Week concert at the Light House Arts Centre

**** CFB Halifax Release The Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy to perform Veterans’ Week concert at the Light House Arts Centre Members of the media are invited to attend the Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy’s free 2023 Veterans’ Week Concert titled ‘Our Veterans, Their Stories’ on Sunday, November 5, 2 p.m. (Atlantic) at ...

2024 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Tickets on Sale Now

**** NS Tattoo Release 2024 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Tickets on Sale Now       The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is soaring to new horizons next summer and tickets for its 2024 production are now on sale.       The 2024 Tattoo theme, HORIZONS, will recognize new adventures, especially those found in the stretch of air where ...

Hal-Con has already set a date for next year!

Hal-Con has already set a date for next year! See you November 8-10 2024! ...

The Halifax Lancers delighted the crowd with a Halloween costume party horse show today

The Halifax Lancers delighted the crowd with a Halloween costume party horse show today Creative and fun costumes strolled the yard while judges worked on making the difficult choice in winner. In the end, the Scooby Doo themed Mystery Machine took the trophy. . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

In photos – We hung out at Hal-Con for a bit at Hal-Con and what a blast! 

In photos – We hung out at Hal-Con for a bit at Hal-Con and what a blast!  A wide variety on vendors, games of all kinds, and incredible costumes ranging from sci-fi and anime to video games and more plus a online silent auction in support of the IWK! And… Imperial March – during a ...

Canadian Armed Forces Transition Unit NS/NL will conduct the 2023 X-Treme Relay from CFB Halifax to CFB Greenwood

**** CFB Halifax Release Canadian Armed Forces Transition Unit NS/NL will conduct the 2023 X-Treme Relay from CFB Halifax to CFB Greenwood Media are invited to attend the departure ceremony of the 2023 X-Treme Relay on October 25 to promote fitness and support the Soldier On program. This two-day relay will see Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) ...

We are looking forward to our Halloween Fun Show on Sunday October 29th!

**** Via Halifax Lances We are looking forward to our Halloween Fun Show on Sunday October 29th! Come watch the Costume Parade starting at 1pm in our outdoor arena! Thank you to the Corsten Family for sponsoring this event! 1690 Bell Rd, Halifax . . ...

After discussion, the Pride Board has decided not to pursue hosting a parade until next summer’s festival

**** Via Halifax Pride During the 2023 AGM, reference was made to a possible upcoming date for a rescheduled Pride Parade, following the cancellation of the parade last July due to flooding. After discussion, the Board has decided not to pursue hosting a parade until next summer’s festival. With the new Board elected on October ...

In photos – The ghouls ran wild in Halifax as the annual zombie walk took to the streets

In photos – The ghouls ran wild in Halifax as the annual zombie walk took to the streets despite the drizzle. All ages and states of decay participated to the enjoyment (and a little bewilderment) of onlookers 10 days before Halloween . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

In photos – Some of the heavy metal thunderstorm that rolled through town as part of the LETR Truck Convoy for Special Olympic

In photos – Some of the heavy metal thunderstorm that rolled through town as part of the LETR Truck Convoy for Special Olympics. An incredible turnout for a great cause . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

Don’t miss out on this fun event! Come in your costume!

**** Via 6 Day Zoo Don’t miss out on this fun event! Come in your costume! There will be something for everyone to enjoy. We will be doing educational animal presentations throughout the day, you will also get a chance to get up close and personal with animal. We will have some cute fluffie animals ...

In photos – The annual memorial Walk Against Violence took place earlier through North End Dartmouth

In photos – The annual memorial Walk Against Violence took place earlier through North End Dartmouth. A very well attended march with HRP in attendance . . . . . . . . ...

The Mighty Q’s Eliminator Pumpkin Drop is ready to smash some pumpkins!

Via Q104FM The Mighty Q’s Eliminator Pumpkin Drop is ready to smash some pumpkins! Here’s a look at our Giant Pumpkin weighing a mighty 1,173lbs from Howard Dill’s Pumpkin Farm! On Oct 31st, Halloween Morning, get to Mic Mac Mall no later than 7:30am for The Mighty Q’s Eliminator Pumpkin Drop. The Operating Engineers Training ...

Join us for the official renaming of Cornwallis Street!

**** HRM Media Release Join us for the official renaming of Cornwallis Street! Did you know in 2022 Regional Council approved the renaming of Cornwallis Street to Nora Bernard Street? Residents are invited to attend an in-person event on Monday, October 30 at 10 a.m. at the corner of North Park and Nora Bernard streets ...

Want to meet a Firefighter? Check out their gear and fire engine?

Via Bedford Volunteer Firefighters Want to meet a Firefighter? Check out their gear and fire engine? We will be at The Chickenburger in Bedford this Saturday from 12:00 to 3:00 pm for their annual Fall Fun Fair in support of the IWK Bring friends and a smile We can’t wait to see you all! ...

DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH FOOD CRAWL MAP

**** Info via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH FOOD CRAWL MAP It’s Small Business Week and what better way to celebrate small businesses than heading out to the Downtown Dartmouth Food Crawl this Thursday, October 19 from 5:30pm-8:00pm (or sell-out). There are lots of amazing stops along the route, some with special pop-ups! Here’s ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to attend Glow in the Park on Saturday, October 14

**** HRM Media Release Residents invited to Glow in the Park The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to attend Glow in the Park on Saturday, October 14. The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Sir Sandford Fleming Park (The Dingle, 260 Dingle Road). Recreation is kicking off the fall ...

PLAN YOUR 2023 NOCTURNE EXPERIENCE

**** Info via Nocturne PLAN YOUR 2023 NOCTURNE EXPERIENCE It’s time to see your city in a new light & explore art at night! This year, there are 80 different projects being featured on Saturday night! There’s something for everyone: sculpture, dance, poetry, storytelling, music, and much more. Check out the map on our website ...

Lara the cat-ghost would like to know if you’ve entered our Howl-oween Costume Contest yet?

Via Bide Awhile Lara the cat-ghost would like to know if you’ve entered our Howl-oween Costume Contest yet? We have some great prizes up for grabs for our top dog and top cat costumes! A big thanks to Jennifer’s Pet Grooming & Global Pet Foods HRM for partnering with us and providing the prizes Submission ...

The 41st annual NS Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial Service is this Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m

Via HRP The 41st annual NS Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial Service is this Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. by the Wall of Honour, at NS RCMP headquarters at 80 Garland Ave., Dartmouth. Join in-person or virtually on our Facebook Page to honour peace officers who made the ultimate sacrifice. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HalifaxRegionalPolice?mibextid=ZbWKwL ...

Due to a scheduling conflict, the date of the Truck Convoy in support of Special Olympics is now Saturday, October 21

**** Info via Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Due to a scheduling conflict that was brought to our attention, we must again move the date of the Truck Convoy in support of Special Olympics to Saturday, October 21. The conflict is with a significant and special event – the Nova Scotia Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial ...

The Seahags Present: The Witches Dance Eastern Passage

**** Info via Witches Dance The Seahags Present: The Witches Dance Eastern Passage Come one, come all, and witness the Seahags as they take over Fisherman’s Cove. It’s an afternoon filled with laughter, dance, and bewitching moments that you won’t want to miss. Everything will unfold at Fisherman’s Cove on Sunday, October 15th at 2:30 ...

If you are in the Herring Cove area or a former member, mark your calendars for October 21! Station 60 is hosting an Open House and BBQ

Via HRFE If you are in the Herring Cove area or a former member, mark your calendars for October 21! Station 60 is hosting an Open House and BBQ to celebrate their 50th Anniversary! Lots of fun planned for the whole family! ...

In photos – A great turnout at the HRFE Stn 16 (Eastern Passage – Cow Bay) open house and BBQ

In photos – A great turnout at the HRFE Stn 16 (Eastern Passage – Cow Bay) open house and BBQ With help from the Island View highschool hockey team (giving out smoke detectors and helping at displays) and with guests from Cadets and a RCMP display, therapy dogs Siren and Bishop were on hand for ...

Zombie Walk Rescheduled

**** Via Zombie Walk Zombie Walk Rescheduled ***IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT*** Unfortunately due to weather we will be postponing the Zombie Walk to SATURDAY OCTOBER 21ST @ 1PM. Please spread the word, share this post if you’d like, and please, don’t show up on Sunday as a lone zombie caught in the rain! Event will meet at ...

DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH FALL FOOD CRAWL

**** Via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH FALL FOOD CRAWL The Downtown Dartmouth Food Crawl is BACK for a Fall edition: ????????????????????????????????, ???????????????????????????? ???????????????? ???????????????? ????:????????-???????????? (???????? ????????????????-????????????)! Mark your calendars for this community favourite, self-guided, walking food sampling tour that showcases some of downtown Dartmouth’s AMAZING businesses. A map of the event will ...

Join us this Saturday 07 Oct 2023 for our Annual Fire Prevention Week Open House!

**** Via Eastern Passage – Cow Bay Firefighters Join us this Saturday 07 Oct 2023 for our Annual Fire Prevention Week Open House! When: 10AM to 2PM Where HRFE Station 16, 1807 Caldwell Rd, Eastern Passage As usual, we will have: – Free BBQ – Fire Trucks and other Emergency Response Vehicles – Fire Prevention ...

The annual Alderney Landing Bluenose Ghosts Festival is back and bigger than ever this October, and there is so much Halloween excitement to be had!

The annual Alderney Landing Bluenose Ghosts Festival is back and bigger than ever this October, and there is so much Halloween excitement to be had! Come explore this year’s Haunted House, Escape Room, Crypt Ride, Spiritual Readings, and Haunted Selfie Park all here on the Dartmouth Waterfront! This year, thanks to the creative geniuses at East ...

A coven of sea has are putting a spell on onlookers at Shubie Park as they break into witch dancing at the Witches Picnic

A coven of sea has are putting a spell on onlookers at Shubie Park as they break into witch dancing at the Witches Picnic (til 2pm) And watch for these witches with wicked moves as they dance at Fisherman’s Cove in Eastern Passage on the 15that 230pm. All welcome! . . . . . . ...

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 

**** HRM Media Release National Day for Truth and Reconciliation  In its commitment to reconciliation and ensuring that the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools is never forgotten, the Government of Canada recently passed legislation to make Sept. 30 a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  Formerly known ...

An event is being held on missing Devon’s upcoming birthday

Information provided On October 7th, Devon’s 18th birthday, his family will be hosting a march at the basketball courts on the corner of Romans and Federal Avenue. PLEASE join them from 12 noon to 2pm to celebrate Devon and continue the fight for justice and to find him. THEY NEED YOUR SUPPORT! Let’s make some ...

Today marks the third anniversary of the disappearance of Ryan James Jessop

**** HRP Media Release Police continue to seek public assistance locating missing man Today marks the third anniversary of the disappearance of Ryan James Jessop and the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division continues to investigate the case. Ryan has not been in contact with family members since September 2020. This is ...

Children (young and old alike) love trucks! Touch a Truck is coming to Porters Lake

**** Via Event Touch a Truck Children (young and old alike) love trucks! Touch A Truck is a fun family event to get up close and personal with vehicles and equipment that build, serve and protect our community. Meet the people who operate these trucks everyday. Climb in the drivers seat, blow the horn and ...

Alderney Landing – Would you like to be a part of the most frightening haunted house yet?

**** Info via Alderney Landing Alderney Landing – Would you like to be a part of the most frightening haunted house yet? We are thrilled to be teaming up again with @east_coast_scares_hauntedhouse to bring you the Bluenose Ghosts Festival’s Haunted Mansion REBORN! Every year, Alderney Landing’s Bluenose Ghosts Festival attracts thrill-seekers from far and wide. ...

The Witches Picnic and Dance

**** Via The Witches Dance Eastern Passage The Witches Picnic and Dance Let’s all get together prior to the big event and have a witches picnic. Dress in your favorite witchy attire and bring a SandWitch and a drink to the park. From there we will have a little dress rehearsal and a small Flashmob. ...

Join Steele Wheels for a spooky night at the museum

**** Info via Steele Wheels Join Steele Wheels for a spooky night at the museum Family friendly movie downstairs and scary movie upstairs start at 8:00 pm Candy, cars, prizes Plus 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Atlantic Located at 66 Otter Lake Ct, Halifax, NS ...

In photos – Fire and Water Cultural Festival in Dartmouth

In photos – The Fire and Water Cultural Festival kicked off  at Alderney with incredible music, dancing, fire acts and more. Meet a blacksmith and so much more.  Saturday will be the last day, starting at 5pm. And stick around for the finale, it’s incredible, as Serpentine Studios fire act with incredible aboriginal dancing and ...

Canadian Coast Guard Day open houses are taking place in St. John’s and Dartmouth on Saturday, September 23!

**** Via Canadian Coast Guard News from the Atlantic: You’re invited! Canadian Coast Guard Day open houses are taking place in St. John’s and Dartmouth on Saturday, September 23! There will be lots to do and see. Come tour a ship (remember to wear closed toe shoes) and helicopter, see some on the water demonstrations, ...

Residents invited to Paint the Street Placemaking project

**** HRM Media Release Residents invited to Paint the Street Placemaking project The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to participate in the Paint the Street Placemaking Project – a community-led, group-oriented mural painting by Mi-kmaw artist Tayla Fern Paul at the intersection of Larch Street and Jennings Street. This event will take place on Saturday, ...

Rail Safety Week kicks off today across North America!

Via CN Rail Rail Safety Week kicks off today across North America! If you witness an unsafe situation near railroad property or equipment, call CN Police at 1-800-465-9239.   **** Transport Canada Release Rail Safety in Canada With nearly 41,711 route-kilometers of track, Canada has the third-largest rail network in the world. Railways played a ...

(Update) In light of the anticipated impact of Hurricane Lee on Nova Scotia, we have made the decision to postpone the Truck Convoy in support of Special Olympics Nova Scotia

Via the Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Update – New Date Confirmed  Thank you for your patience and understanding. After working with our fantastic partners at CFB Halifax, we are pleased to inform you that the Truck Convoy will take place on Sunday, October 15th. Driver check-in and registration will begin at 9:30 am, with ...

Update – The Halifax Zombie Walk is back 08 Oct 2023 at 1pm in Halifax

**** Via Zombie Walk Rescheduled ***IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT*** Unfortunately due to weather we will be postponing the Zombie Walk to SATURDAY OCTOBER 21ST @ 1PM. Please spread the word, share this post if you’d like, and please, don’t show up on Sunday as a lone zombie caught in the rain! Event will meet at the Public ...

One Week until the Truck Convoy rolls through Dartmouth in support of Special Olympics Athletes

**** Info via Truck Convoy for Special Olympics One Week until the Truck Convoy rolls through Dartmouth in support of Special Olympics Athletes We look forward to seeing everyone along the route. The trucks will leave Shearwater at 11:00am. Check out the route map below to scope out the best viewing areas and to plan ...

Heroes Brunch Buffet

Via Casino Nova Scotia We are hosting a Heroes Brunch Buffet on Sunday, September 10th, 2023. It is free for first responders. ...

This year’s Fire and Water Cultural Festival is not far away!

**** Info via Alderney Landing This year’s Fire and Water Cultural Festival is not far away! Free fun for all ages – mark your calendars! On September 22nd & 23nd, we welcome live art, music, dance and more to the events plaza here at Alderney Landing. FIRE & WATER CULTURAL FESTIVAL September 22nd & 23rd ...

Happening tonight! A pyrotechnic show & salute to the fleet

Via Halifax International Fleet Week Happening tonight! A pyrotechnic show & salute to the fleet. Come down to the Halifax Waterfront to enjoy the show. ...

2023 Nova Scotia Harbour Swim for The United Way

Via United Way Harbour Swims start on Wednesday, September 6th with Shelburne swim at 2 p.m.; Chester at 6 p.m.  Thursday, September 7th at Halifax at 11:30 a.m. and Sydney Harbour at the Fiddle at 6:30 p.m. and we finish up on Friday, September 8th with St. Peter’s Locks at 8:30 a.m. and Pictou Harbour ...

Engine 8A and our crew will be on location from 2-4pm today

Happening today. Info via Bedford Volunteer Firefighters Engine 8A and our crew will be on location from 2-4pm today at École Secondaire du Sommet! Come enjoy the games, bouncy castles, face painting and a BBQ! Can’t wait to see you all there ...

Pat Stay Day celebration in Dartmouth

Pat Stay Day is underway in Dartmouth, with music and a BBQ, to celebrate the life of Pat Stay, a local battle rapper who was murdered in Halifax. The event is on until 4pm at the end of Maitland St, Dartmouth, located in the field near a graffiti wall which sports his name and a ...

Have a safe long weekend!

A few Surfers kicked off the long weekend under bright skies and waves surfing at Cow Bay. With a beautiful weekend ahead, please be safe and enjoy! Weather you are travelling, staying local, taking advantage of the weather or doing anything else, enjoy the time! . . . . . . . . . . ...

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Swissair Flight 111 tragedy

**** Info via Canada.ca Swissair Flight 111 On 2 September 1998, Swissair Flight 111 was on a scheduled flight from New York, United States to Geneva, Switzerland. About an hour into the flight, the aircraft, carrying 215 passengers and 14 crew members, was forced to divert to Halifax International Airport for an emergency landing. At ...

Saturday AirvShow Cancelled

**** Info via  Atlantic Air Show Air Show Atlantic to Produce Friday August 25th. Saturday August 26th Cancelled. With impending poor weather for Saturday Air Show Atlantic is proceeding with a modified General admission only Show tomorrow. All Ticket holders for Saturday or General admission can attend. VIP, Drive-in and premium seating will not be ...

Join us along the shores of the Halifax Harbour and wave goodbye to the fleet as they head out to their next Port of Call

**** DND Media Release THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY ON FULL DISPLAY SEPTEMBER 7 – 10, 2023 Join us along the shores of the Halifax Harbour and wave goodbye to the fleet as they head out to their next Port of Call. THURSDAY SEPT 7 Canadian Armed Forces Booths Queen’s Marque 10:00 am – 4:00 pm ...

In photos – It was a fantastic evening to jump out of a perfectly working plane, and the CAF SkyHawks did not disappoint

In photos – It was a fantastic evening to jump out of a perfectly working plane, and the CAF SkyHawks did not disappoint as the team performed dazzling routines in the three pass show over Shearwater. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

The Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, the SkyHawks will perform at 12 Wing Shearwater on August 23

Repost **** CFB Halifax Release The Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, the SkyHawks will perform at 12 Wing Shearwater on August 23 The Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, the SkyHawks, will parachute onto the 12 Wing Shearwater sports field on Wednesday, August 23 at 7 p.m. Members of public are invited to witness the free ...

ANNOUNCING THE 12TH ANNUAL TRUCK CONVOY FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS

**** Info via LETR ANNOUNCING THE 12TH ANNUAL TRUCK CONVOY FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS IN SUPPORT OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS NOVA SCOTIA ATHLETES!   SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2023 ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE 2023 TRUCK CONVOY IS NOW OPEN   The 12th Annual Truck Convoy in support of Special Olympics Nova Scotia will take place on Saturday, September 16th, 2023. ...

Pat Stay Day, September 2

This is circulating on Facebook calling for a gathering on 02 September 2023 by the Pat Stay mural in Dartmouth for “Pat Stay Day” starting at noon til 4pm. . ...

Vigil for Devon on his 18th birthday

This was sent to us. Check out the image for more information “Hi ,October 7th will mark Devon Marsmans 18th Birthday. We would like to invite the community to a vigil /walk on this day ( details on poster )” ...

In photos – Highway of Heroes roared off from Dartmouth to Truro under mostly sunny skies

In photos – Highway of Heroes roared off from Dartmouth to Truro under mostly sunny skies This tribute includes military and first responders coming together as a way to say thank you to our veterans and those who still serve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

We are excited to have the Transplant Trot back for 2023!!

**** Info via Event We are excited to have the Transplant Trot back for 2023!! The Transplant Trot is one of the main fundraisers for the Canadian Transplant Association. We have made a couple of changes since the last Trot. We are no longer the Running Room as our registration platform. Instead we are using ...

The Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, the SkyHawks will perform at 12 Wing Shearwater on August 23

**** CFB Halifax Release The Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, the SkyHawks will perform at 12 Wing Shearwater on August 23 The Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, the SkyHawks, will parachute onto the 12 Wing Shearwater sports field on Wednesday, August 23 at 7 p.m. Members of public are invited to witness the free performance ...

With Hal-Con coming up, here’s a history of the event via Hal-Con

With Hal-Con coming up, here’s a history of the event via Hal-Con Hal-Con runs from October 27 – 29th, 2023 **** Info via Hal-Con Hal-Con’s History Nova Scotia has been home to a number of conventions. Many conventions were held from the late 70s through to the 90s, but unfortunately fell out of existence. In ...

(Update) The Halifax Zombie Walk is back 08 Oct 2023 in downtown Halifax

**** Via Zombie Walk Rescheduled ***IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT*** Unfortunately due to weather we will be postponing the Zombie Walk to SATURDAY OCTOBER 21ST @ 1PM. Please spread the word, share this post if you’d like, and please, don’t show up on Sunday as a lone zombie caught in the rain! Event will meet at the Public ...

National Acadian Day: August 15

**** HRM Media Release National Acadian Day | 2023 National Acadian Day: August 15 Since 1881, Acadians have celebrated National Acadian Day on August 15. It is a day marked by colourful community festivals and family events, especially the tradition of “Tintamarre”: people march through the streets in their communities, making noise as they go ...

Wildfire Response Appreciate Event

This is great. Info below Wildfire Response Appreciate Event Tomorrow 2pm – 6pm 2041 Hammonds Plains Rd, Hammonds Plains, NS B4B 1P3, Canada “On the afternoon of May 28th, a brush fire in Westwood Hills, Upper Tantallon, abruptly turned into a raging wildfire that quickly and unexpectedly ravaged multiple subdivisions, destroying hundreds of homes and ...

It’s Gus’ 101st birthday weekend!

It’s Gus’ 101st birthday weekend! But you’d never guess it by how fiesty he is today! Gus is believed to be the oldest Gopher tortoise in the world and he’d love to say hi at the Museum of Natural History. Via the Museum of Natural History “It’s auGUSt! Join us for Gus the Gopher Tortoise’s ...

Halifax Colour Festival 2023

**** Info via Event Halifax Colour Festival 2023 Join us for our 9th annual “Halifax Colour Festival” Where we will play with colours and dance with music This is a FREE Entry Event. First 1000 people will get 1 FREE colour pouch sponsored by Pizza Pizza. This event is for open for everyone and All ...

Residents invited to Clam Harbour Beach Sandcastle Competition

**** HRM Media Release Residents invited to Clam Harbour Beach Sandcastle Competition The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to participate in the 43rd annual Clam Harbour Beach Sandcastle Competition, taking place on Sunday, August 13. Park gates will open at 9 a.m., and the event will proceed rain or shine. This annual sandcastle and sand ...

Hope for Wildlife’next open house will be held on August 26th 2023 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM!

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife Hope for Wildlife’next open house will be held on August 26th 2023 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM! Get a once-a-year “behind-the-scenes” look at our wildlife rescue and rehabilitation facility with tours of our medical facilities, access to our bird and mammal nurseries, our recovery units, the marine unit, and our ...

In photos – The Natal Day 2023 parade

In photos – The Natal Day 2023 parade delighted onlookers as they paraded under mostly sunny skies from Halifax to Dartmouth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

In photos – This year’s HHB Bridge Walk was today across the Macdonald Bridge

In photos – This year’s HHB Bridge Walk was today across the Macdonald Bridge. Fire crews chatted and you could see a quint (big fire truck) then catch the sights across the harbour during a leisurely stroll . . . . . . ...

Halifax Regional Municipality and Natal Day organizers have made the decision to postpone the Natal Day Halifax Harbour Fireworks until Sunday, August 6th at 10:00 pm

**** Info via Natal Day.org NATAL DAY CANCELLATION DUE TO WEATHER (SATURDAY AUGUST 5 2023) Due to the unfavorable weather forecast, risk of lightening most of the day and the very wet conditions, the Halifax Regional Municipality and Natal Day organizers have made the decision to postpone the Natal Day Halifax Harbour Fireworks until Sunday, ...

Tons of fun as we slide into the Natal Day long weekend!

Tons of fun as we slide into the Natal Day long weekend! The Buskers are back on both sides of the harbour and music and a fair at Alderney Landing. (buskers schedule – https://www.buskers.ca/schedule.html) And ofcourse, the Natal Day race and parade will take over the streets on Monday! (parade and race info – https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/54093-2) ...

Halifax BRICKSPLOSION is back! 

**** Info via HFX Brix Halifax BRICKSPLOSION is back!  AUGUST 26th 2023 9-5! Atlantic Canada’s #1 LEGO Fan Event! Organized by HFX BRX! The entirety of the Mayflower Curling Club will be overflowing with BRICKS-BRICKS-BRICKS! Featuring Atlantic Canada’s most prolific builders, including you! Members of the Maritime LEGO User Group (MariLUG) will be present in ...

With the upcoming long weekend, Halifax Regional Police is providing some tips to help everyone safely enjoy the events in our region

**** HRP Media Release Natal Day safety tips With the upcoming long weekend, Halifax Regional Police is providing some tips to help everyone safely enjoy the events in our region. There are a number of events this weekend including: Halifax Busker Festival African Nova Scotian Music Association ‘Freedom Festival’ Concert Union of Black Artists Society ...

Head downtown for a special LONG WEEKEND of live music at the Dartmouth Sunshine Series in Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Park

**** Info via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission ☀️????DARTMOUTH SUNSHINE SERIES????☀️ Head downtown for a special LONG WEEKEND of live music at the Dartmouth Sunshine Series in Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Park. SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 ????7:30PM – Charlie A’Court + Natal Day Harbour Fireworks @ 10PM???? SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 ????African Nova Scotian Music Association (ANSMA) Freedom Festival???? ...

Municipal service level adjustments for the Natal Day long weekend

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments for the Natal Day long weekend The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for the upcoming Natal Day long weekend, including the holiday on Monday, August 7. Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours There will be no garbage, organics ...

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Via Hope for Wildlife ???????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????? ???????????? the ???????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????????? ???????????????????????????? Our annual open house is scheduled for August 26th from 12-4PM. We welcome thousands of visitors each year to our rehabilitation centre, providing them with a unique “behind-the-scenes” experience of wildlife rehabilitation in Nova Scotia. As a non-profit charitable organization, we rely solely ...

Traffic Delay – Halifax-Dartmouth Natal Day Parade & Race

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Halifax-Dartmouth Natal Day Parade Date: Monday, August 7 Time: 10 a.m. to 12 noon Details: Residents can anticipate traffic delays, street closures, and parking restrictions along the parade route. The MacDonald Bridge will also be closed during the parade. Traffic impact: The parade will form on Novelea Drive and Kenny Street before ...

Repost – Fireworks by-laws and safety

‘*** HRFE Release Repost – Fireworks by-laws and safety What are Consumer Fireworks? Consumer fireworks are low-hazard and restricted to recreational use.  They include items like roman candles, sparklers, fountains, volcanoes, mines and snakes. Other Types of Fireworks Include: Display fireworks are high-hazard and restricted to professional use.  They include items like aerial shells, cakes, ...

The buskers are here! Schedule link

The buskers are here! On both the Dartmouth and Halifax side, there’s lots to see! The maps and schedules can be found here https://www.buskers.ca/schedule.html ...

The 6th annual Highway of Heroes ride is coming up soon

The 6th annual Highway of Heroes ride is coming up soon Starting in Dartmouth and ending in Truro, this tribute includes military and first responders coming together as a way to say thank you to our veterans and those who still serve. ...

The Kiwanis Mother Goose Festival is returning this year on August 12 at Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Park

**** Info via Alderney Landing MOTHER GOOSE FESTIVAL The Kiwanis Mother Goose Festival is returning this year on August 12 at Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Park. From 10AM-1PM, find fun for the whole family—farm animals, live performances, fairytale characters, bouncy castles, treasure hunts and more! Admission to this event is FREE. This event is hosted in ...

So much fun on the last day of the Geekorium – Minifest

So much fun on the last day of the Geekorium – Minifest as the costume contest drew quite a crowd and vendors and game players interacted and enjoyed the day! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

Geekorium – Summer Minifest kicked off this afternoon and what a blast!

Geekorium – Summer Minifest kicked off this afternoon and what a blast! Cosplayers posed for photos and a wide variety of vendors were on hand with everything from artwork to costume pieces, games, food and more. The minifest costume contest will surely be a blast kicking off at 1pm tomorrow.  Check out our original post ...

Geekorium – Summer Minifest

**** Info via Geekorium Halifax Forum AIR CONDITIONED MPC HALL OFF YOUNG ST! Same Hall as Geequinox is held in MORE ROOM MORE FUN 🙂 SAT July 29 – 12-7 SUN July 30- 10 – 5 !! Game Over Cancer in conjunction with Geequinox , have combined to bring you a bit of summer geekiness! ...

TUNES BY THE TRACKS

**** Via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission TUNES BY THE TRACKS Treat yourself to a lunch hour musical break by the water at the Alderney Plaza outside of Alderney Gate Library on Friday! Enjoy live entertainment from the Halifax Newcomer Choir at noon this Friday, July 28! The Halifax Newcomer Choir is a group for those ...

Pride parade to be rescheduled

Via Halifax Pride In the interest of safety and to assist in recovery efforts, the Halifax Pride Board along with Halifax Emergency Management have made the difficult decision to reschedule the Halifax Pride Parade that was to be held Sunday, July 23rd. A rescheduled date will be announced. The last 24 hours have been extremely ...

Traffic Delay – Halifax Pride Parade

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Halifax Pride Parade Date: Sunday, July 23 Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Details: Residents can anticipate traffic delays, street closures, and parking restrictions along the parade route. Some one-way streets that connect to the route will be converted to temporary two-way streets during the parade. Traffic impact: The parade will circle the ...

We have NWT kids from NAIG cultural performers need our support today

This was sent to us and we are happy to share “Hey Halifax Native Family We have NWT kids from NAIG cultural performers need our support today. They are singing today at the waterfront 2pm and with them being so far away from home and rain weather they are a bit down.” ...

Congratulations to HRFE firefighter Ian Melanson who took home silver this weekend in Fredericton during the intense Firefit Championships

Congratulations to HRFE firefighter Ian Melanson who took home silver this weekend in Fredericton during the intense Firefit Championships This competition creates an extremely challenging course to put firefighters technical and physical skills against each other. This would be amazing to see in person! Via Firefit.com “The FireFit Championships is a competition based on fire ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to participate in the 126th Natal Day celebrations

**** HRM Media Release Residents invited to Natal Day celebrations The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to participate in the 126th Natal Day celebrations. As part of the municipality’s programming, residents are invited to participate in the Halifax-Dartmouth Natal Day Parade on Monday, August 7. The Parade will begin at Novalea Drive in Halifax at ...

Join us at Alderney Landing [Dartmouth Waterfront] for our 6th Annual Multi Cultural Festival

**** Info via Alderney Landing Join us at Alderney Landing for our 6th Annual Multi Cultural Festival, to celebrate our province’s rich tapestry of culture and diversity. Event Dates : Friday, July 21 st: 6PM – 10PM Saturday, July 22nd: 11AM – 10PM Sunday, July 23rd: 11AM – 6PM More details will be ...

Pride is proud to announce the Halifax Pride Parade for Sunday, July 23rd at 2pm.

**** Info via Halifax Pride It has been a long journey to get here, and we thank you for how patient you’ve been with us while our small volunteer board worked to create events, we know it hasn’t been easy. We’re proud to announce the Halifax Pride Parade for Sunday, July 23rd at 2pm. We ...

The annual Bridge Walk is a fun free family event with lots of entertainment for people of all ages!

**** HHB Release The annual Bridge Walk is a fun free family event with lots of entertainment for people of all ages! The fun begins at 2pm – with most of the activity around the toll plaza area in Dartmouth. Do you have an outdated hard-shelled MACPASS hanging around that you don’t know what to ...

Residents advised of parking restrictions and street closures during North American Indigenous Games

**** HRM Media Release Residents advised of parking restrictions and street closures during North American Indigenous Games The municipality is pleased to be welcoming athletes, coaches, staff, performers and spectators of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) 2023. Over 5,000 athletes representing more than 750 Indigenous Nations will be gathering to compete in the games ...

On Saturday, July 29th, 2023, we will be hosting our annual RE/MAX NOVA Family Fun Day event at Maybank East Sportsfield, in Dartmouth

**** Info via Re/Max Family Fun Day! On Saturday, July 29th, 2023, we will be hosting our annual RE/MAX NOVA Family Fun Day event at Maybank East Sportsfield, in Dartmouth. This event will include balloon rides, bouncy castles, carnival games, face painting, snow cones, cotton candy, treats and more! All are welcome! PLEASE NOTE: Due ...

UPDATE: The Canada Day fireworks that were rescheduled for this evening have been cancelled due to persisting fog and poor weather conditions

Fireworks update UPDATE: The Canada Day fireworks that were rescheduled for this evening have been cancelled due to persisting fog and poor weather conditions. The next fireworks display on the Halifax Harbour will be held Saturday, August 5 as part of Natal Day long weekend. ...

UPDATE: The Canada Day fireworks scheduled for this evening have been postponed due to poor weather conditions

Via HRM UPDATE: The Canada Day fireworks scheduled for this evening have been postponed due to poor weather conditions The fireworks have been rescheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, July 2. Further updates will be shared via the municipality’s Facebook page and Twitter channel. If the fireworks do not take place Sunday, July 2, the next fireworks display on the ...

Snowbirds Canada Day show update

Snowbirds Canada Day show update Due to the current forecast, the Canada Day show over the harbor has been cancelled. ...

With the upcoming long weekend, Halifax Regional Police is providing some tips to help everyone safely enjoy the celebrations in our region

**** HRP Media Release Summer events safety tips With the upcoming long weekend, Halifax Regional Police is providing some tips to help everyone safely enjoy the celebrations in our region. The start of summer means there will a number of events happening throughout the municipality. To learn more about the lineup of events and festivities, ...

Snowbird member Olive gave a vital safety course to first responders ahead of a scheduled flight over Halifax Harbour for Canada Day

Snowbird member Olive gave a vital safety course to first responders ahead of a scheduled flight over Halifax Harbour for Canada Day During the performance, weather pending, the skies and waterway will be closed for security and safety reasons. First responders will be on shore and on boats to secure the area but also to ...

Municipal service level adjustments for the Canada Day long weekend

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments for the Canada Day long weekend The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for the upcoming Canada Day long weekend, with a statutory holiday on Monday, July 3. Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours Garbage, organics, and recyclables collection ...

Nova Scotia RCMP wishes Nova Scotians a safe long weekend

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP wishes Nova Scotians a safe long weekend The first long weekend of the summer is upon us; with the weather forecast calling for rain, we’re reminding Nova Scotians of some safety tips. If you’re travelling over the next few days, please: Give yourself extra time to arrive at ...

2023 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo​ is on now!

**** NS Tattoo Release 2023 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo​ is on now! The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is back from June 30 to July 3, 2023 is on now! The 2023 Tattoo theme, OCEANS, will honour Nova Scotia’s deep connection to the sea and how our province’s stories and traditions are defined by ...

Municipality announces KANA’TA: Canada Day 2023 programming

**** HRM Media Release Municipality announces KANA’TA: Canada Day 2023 programming The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to participate in KANA’TA: Canada Day 2023 on Saturday, July 1. This re-envisioned format for Canada Day will offer residents across the region a variety of cultural, musical and family-oriented events. Introduced last year, the KANA’TA: Canada Day ...

Tons of fun in downtown Dartmouth at the Open Street event

Tons of fun in downtown Dartmouth at the Open Street event Games, markets, music, food and more as pirates roam the streets and HRFE open a firetruck to check out. The weather held up and it is great! . . . . . . . . . . . .   . ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to participate in the Dartmouth Sunshine Series – a free, seven-week concert and entertainment series at the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Park

**** HRM Media Release Municipality announces Dartmouth Sunshine Series The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to participate in the Dartmouth Sunshine Series – a free, seven-week concert and entertainment series at the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Park. Beginning on Sunday, June 25, the Dartmouth Sunshine Series will include 24 family friendly community concerts and events for all ...

Municipality invites residents to participate in Bedford Days 2023

**** HRM Media Release Municipality invites residents to participate in Bedford Days 2023 The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to participate in the ongoing Bedford Days 2023. This annual community event began on National Indigenous Peoples’ Day – Wednesday, June 21 and will conclude on Canada Day – Saturday, July 1. It is supported ...

Check out all of the Dartmouth Open Street fun this Sunday, June 25 from noon-4PM!

**** Info via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission ????????DARTMOUTH OPEN STREET MAP???????? Check out all of the Dartmouth Open Street fun this Sunday, June 25 from noon-4PM! PORTLAND STREET from Alderney Drive to Prince Albert Road and PRINCE ALBERT ROAD up to Ochterloney Street will be closed to traffic from 11am-5pm. Portland Street and Prince Albert ...

Update to Open Street Events in Downtown Dartmouth! 

**** Info via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission Update to Open Street Events in Downtown Dartmouth!  ????☀️DARTMOUTH OPEN STREET SUNDAY – FERRY TERMINAL PARK & SULLIVAN’S POND☀️???? We are delighted to announce the live music and other excitement happening at Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Park and Sullivan’s Pond during Open Street this year! In Dartmouth Ferry Terminal ...

Hope for Wildlife Jubilee Open House Fundraiser – Father’s Day 

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife The Historic Jubilee House is having an Open House fundraiser for us! Hope for Wildlife Jubilee Open House Fundraiser – Father’s Day They invite you to a Father’s Day Open House Fundraiser for Hope For Wildlife. It’s baby season in Nova Scotia’s forests and the fires haven’t made it ...

(** CANCELLED **) 2023 – Lawrencetown Beach Party and Kids Surfing Competition

**** LSA Event Info ** CANCELLED ** Saturday, July 29 @ 1pm at Lawrencetown Beach 2023 – Lawrencetown Beach Party and Kids Surfing Competition. ⛱️????????‍♀️????‍♂️ Lawrencetown Beach – The birthplace of Surfing in Canada ???????? This is a light surfing competition. Ages 4-16. Just for fun and community building. No skills required. Everyone welcome! ????‍♀️????‍♂️ ...

We’re happy to share that Serpentine Studios Entertainment is joining the show!

**** NS Tattoo Release We’re happy to share that Serpentine Studios Entertainment is joining the show! Serpentine Studios creates dazzling entertainment for events; showcasing the talent of a wide network of local performing artists since 2007. Under the direction of Laura Selenzi, Serpentine Studios is a prominent force in the arts community known for visually ...

Busker Festival returns to Halifax and Dartmouth in August

**** Event Release Busker Festival returns to Halifax and Dartmouth in August Nova Scotia’s favourite summer festival is excited to announce its return to the Halifax and Dartmouth waterfronts from August 2 to August 7, 2023. Added stages and an incredible roster of international talent will provide locals and visitors with exciting and unique entertainment. ...

Dartmouth Open Street Sunday is BACK on ???????????????? ???????? ???????????????? ????????????????????????–????????????!

**** Via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission ????????????DARTMOUTH OPEN STREET SUNDAY???????? Dartmouth Open Street Sunday is BACK on ???????????????? ???????? ???????????????? ????????????????????????–???????????? This is a street party you don’t want to miss! Portland Street & Prince Albert Road will be ???????????? ???????????????? up to Ochterloney Street! The streets will be activated with live entertainment, music, pop-ups ...

Lawrencetown Surfers Association Summer update

**** Info via the LSA ???????? LSA Summer update ???????? ⛱️ We’re working on lots of stuff right now. ???? 2023 kids comp/fun day scheduled for JULY 29th – look for an event posting from LSA soon. Still working on posters and lining up sponsors. This event will be capped at 80kids.(last 2 events sold ...

Get your motor running, head out to Steele Wheels!  A museum of chrome, muscle and style revs up in Halifax 

Get your motor running, head out to Steele Wheels!  A museum of chrome, muscle and style revs up in Halifax  **** Info via Steele Wheels Epic. Elegant. Exciting. Steele Wheels is a new and spectacular classic and exotic car museum and event venue in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Steele Wheels presents an exclusive opportunity to create ...

Happy birthday, Episode IV

May 25, 1977, Star Wars: Episode 4 – A New Hope was released setting in motion a future for sci-fi story telling and movie magic. 1977, that was, uh, a long time ago… ...

Curbside Give Away Weekend – Saturday and Sunday, June 3 & 4 , 2023

**** HRM Media Release Curbside Give Away Weekend – Saturday and Sunday, June 3 & 4 , 2023 FREE up some space and get some FREE stuff! Rid yourself of clutter and find some great FREE items of your own! Put out your unwanted household items during Curbside Give Away Weekend instead of discarding them. ...

Today, Halifax District RCMP is hosting free BBQs at detachments across communities

Via RCMP Today, Halifax District RCMP is hosting free BBQs at detachments across communities, as the RCMP marks its 150th Anniversary as Canada’s national police service. Come join us at RCMP detachments in: • Cole Harbour: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 1171 Cole Harbour Rd. • Lower Sackville: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 711 Old ...

DYK? Today, Tue, May 23, is World Turtle Day

DYK? Today, Tue, May 23, is World Turtle Day Over 200 kinds of turtles are known in the world, with 7 species in Nova Scotia! “American Tortoise Rescue, a nonprofit organization established in 1990 for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle, is sponsoring our annual World Turtle Day® on May 23. The ...

(Update) A bridge walk is planned as the school support worker strike continues

A bridge walk is planned as the school support worker strike continues Via CUPE 5047 Join CUPE 5047 to walk the Bridge! Public: Meet near the Dartmouth Doubletree/Dartmouth Common Skate Park at 2pm! (Update – Event is said to begin at 1pm)  Bring Your Family, Wear Pink, Bring Signs! Note – There’s no specific information ...

Safe Boating Awareness Week – May 20 -26, 2023

**** Info via the Canadian Safe Boating Council Safe Boating Awareness Week May 20 -26, 2023 Since 1995, Safe Boating Awareness Week has been the mainstay of boating safety to over 16 million people who recreate on Canadian waters. The 2023 campaign will still be reaching out to Canadian boaters but, may be a little ...

Today is World Bee Day

Today is World Bee Day, a day to recognize the specific and important contribution of our fuzzy little pollenators. DYK? According to WWF Canada “There are an astounding 800 or so species of native bees in Canada alone! Imagine all the new bee acquaintances you could meet right outside your door.” ...

Municipal service level adjustments for the Victoria Day long weekend

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments for the Victoria Day long weekend The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for the upcoming Victoria Day long weekend, with a statutory holiday on Monday, May 22. Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours There will be no garbage, ...

Reminder that Victoria Day is not a permitted holiday for fireworks under the noise by-law

Via HRFE This a friendly reminder that Victoria Day is not a permitted holiday for fireworks under the noise by-law In some cases, exemptions are permitted. **** HRM Media Release Noise Exemptions What type of activities generally require an exemption? Concerts, outside dances, festivals, university orientations, and special events. Noise exemptions for construction activities can ...

Police Day will be held on Thursday, May 18th from noon to 8:00 PM at Mic Mac Mall

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police celebrates National Police Week Halifax Regional Police will hold a Police Week event on Thursday, May 18 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth. The event gives the public an opportunity to meet officers and learn first-hand about the work of various specialized ...

Constable Heidi Stevenson’s Watch Award given to several Nova Scotia police officers

Via RCMP Several Nova Scotia police officers were recognized for their extraordinary work to take impaired drivers off provincial roads and highways at the inaugural Constable Heidi Stevenson’s Watch Award presentation today in Dartmouth. The Constable Heidi Stevenson’s Watch Award is a collaborative effort by MADD Canada, the Nova Scotia Police Chief’s Association, the Nova ...

Residents invited to annual Greenhouse Open House 

**** HRM Media Release Residents invited to annual Greenhouse Open House The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to attend the annual Greenhouse Open House – offering the opportunity to explore municipal greenhouses and have questions answered by municipal gardeners. There will be a limited number of plant giveaways (one per guest) while supplies last. ...

Public service announcement – Nova Scotians invited to attend RCMP open house

**** RCMP Media Release Public service announcement – Nova Scotians invited to attend RCMP open house In recognition of National Police Week (May 14-20), the Nova Scotia RCMP is hosting an open house at its Dartmouth headquarters, 80 Garland Ave., on May 17. The open house, which will run 4 to 8 p.m., offers a ...

Spring is here which means it’s time for the annual DDBC Spring Clean-Up!

**** Via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission Spring is here which means it’s time for the annual DDBC Spring Clean-Up! Mark your calendars for Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3 from 10am-12pm to join us to make Downtown Dartmouth a cleaner and greener community. Materials will be provided at the event. RSVP to info@downtowndartmouth.ca. Meet ...

Saturday, May 13 is Migratory Bird Day

**** HRM Media Release Migratory Bird Day Saturday, May 13 is Migratory Bird Day. In recognition of this year’s theme, which focuses on water and its importance to bird life, we’re highlighting the ways we’re working to protect these populations and sharing tips on how we can all have a positive impact. North American bird ...

DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH FOOD CRAWL MAP

**** Via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission Event update ????????DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH FOOD CRAWL MAP???????? The Downtown Dartmouth Food Crawl is next Thursday, May 18 from 5:30-8:00pm. There are 33 stops and over 44 local businesses participating, making this the BIGGEST FOOD CRAWL YET! The menu boasts something for everyone: meat lovers, vegans, sweet tooths, even dogs ...

Thank you, nurses!

Thank you, nurses! Via NSHA Happy National Nursing Week! We are proud to recognize this critical member of our health care team. Watch a message from Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy, VP Research, Innovation & Discovery and Chief Nurse Executive: https://bit.ly/3HYoCVw ...

HRFE 16A tanker CREW (Eastern Passage) are serving up MCs miles (along with members of the MFRC) at Woodside McDonald’s as part of McHappy Day

HRFE 16A tanker CREW (Eastern Passage) are serving up MCs miles (along with members of the MFRC) at Woodside McDonald’s as part of McHappy Day. On McHappy Day, McDonald’s® will donate a portion of ALL MENU ITEMS all day to help RMHC families. . . . . . . . . . ...

Registration is now open for the LETR Truck Convoy 

Registration is now open for the LETR Truck Convoy  Via LETR Save the Date – Big Rigs with Big Hearts will be rolling through Dartmouth on September 16th in support of Special Olympics Nova Scotia. Driver Registration is now open! Visit https://www.truckconvoyns.ca/ to register or for more information. ...

Royal Canadian Navy Commemorates 78th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic

**** DND Media Release Royal Canadian Navy Commemorates 78th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic On May 7th, Canadians from coast to coast to coast, commemorated the Battle of the Atlantic’s 78th anniversary. The sacrifices of thousands of Canadians, who served and fought valiantly during the longest campaign of the Second World War, were remembered across ...

Emergency Preparedness Week CONTEST | May 7 – 13, 2023

**** HRFE Release Emergency Preparedness Week Emergency Preparedness Week CONTEST | May 7 – 13, 2023 Review the following tips on being prepared in the case of an emergency. Once completed you should be all set to ace the quiz and be entered in the contest. Everyone has a role to play in making sure we ...

Local Defence Team personnel and members of the public are invited to attend two events this weekend commemorating the 78th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic

Via CFB Halifax Reminder: Local Defence Team personnel and members of the public are invited to attend two events this weekend commemorating the 78th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest campaign of the Second World War during which thousands of Canadians fought valiantly for control of the North Atlantic Ocean to supply ...

Shore Things 10 year anniversary on until 3pm at the shops on the Eastern Passage waterfront

Shore Things 10 year anniversary on until 3pm at the shops on the Eastern Passage waterfront Repost (Spotlight) Swimming with the fishes.  Local mermaid shares her tails of becoming an aquatic entertainer in the HRM ** Release https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/30071-2 Repost Come on out to Fisherman’s Cove and shell-e-brate the seasonal opening of all the shops! Shore ...

Save the date! On May 17, from 4 to 8 p.m., RCMP are hosting a Police Week Open House

Via RCMP Save the date! On May 17, from 4 to 8 p.m., RCMP are hosting a Police Week Open House at our headquarters in Dartmouth (80 Garland Avenue). Drop by to learn about a number of our specialized services, meet police dogs, high-five our Safety Bear, and hear the RCMP pipe and drum band. ...

Snowbirds to Take Part in Nova Scotia Tattoo Festival // Alan Syliboy & The Thundermakers added to Tattoo Cast

**** Royal NS Tattoo Release Snowbirds to Take Part in Nova Scotia Tattoo Festival // Alan Syliboy & The Thundermakers added to Tattoo Cast   The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is announcing today that Alan Syliboy & The Thundermakers have joined the cast of the 2023 Tattoo; and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds will take ...

Today is International Firefighters’ Day, observed each year on 4th May

Today is International Firefighters’ Day, observed each year on 4th May You are invited to remember the past firefighters who have died while serving their community or dedicated their lives to protecting the safety of us all. At the same time, we can show our support and appreciation to the firefighters world wide who continue ...

Hope for Wildlife Annual Open House

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife Hope for Wildlife Annual Open House Our next open house will be held on August 26th 2023 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM! Get a once-a-year “behind-the-scenes” look at our wildlife rescue and rehabilitation facility with tours of our medical facilities, access to our bird and mammal nurseries, our recovery units, ...

Royal Canadian Air Force CH-148 Cyclone operational cross-country transfer

**** DND Media Release Royal Canadian Air Force CH-148 Cyclone operational cross-country transfer From May 1 to 25, 2023, people across the country may see a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-148 Cyclone operating in various cities throughout Canada. These activities are related to an operational cross-country transfer of a CH-148 Cyclone from 423 Maritime Helicopter (MH) ...

LETR – Over 40 people plunged in the harbour and helped raise over $25,000!!!

Via LETR A huge THANK YOU to all the polar plungers, donors, supporters and spectators that took part in the Nova Scotia Law Enforcement Torch Run – NS LETR Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. Over 40 people plunged in the harbour and helped raise over $25,000!!! It was nice to see so many people on ...

Nova Scotians Honour Workers and Families on Day of Mourning

**** CNS Media Release Nova Scotians Honour Workers and Families on Day of Mourning ———————————————————————————————————————————- Nova Scotians come together annually on April 28 to remember those who have died or were injured because of a workplace accident or work-related illness, as part of the National Day of Mourning. It is also an occasion to underline ...

EXCITING News! The Downtown Dartmouth Food Crawl is happening Thursday, May 18th from 5:30-8pm.

**** Info via Downtown Dartmouth Commission EXCITING News! The Downtown Dartmouth Food Crawl is happening Thursday, May 18th from 5:30-8pm. Take a self guided tasting tour through the streets of Downtown Dartmouth! Discover new eateries or rediscover some of your old favourites. Some retail shops will also be hosting pop-up vendors. Food items are generally ...

Snowbirds to fly at Canada Day in Halifax

Via the Canadian Forces Snowbirds CANADA DAY We’re thrilled to announce that we will be performing in Halifax, on July 1st for Canada Day! The team is excited to return to Nova Scotia after 3 years for this important event. We would like to thank the City of Halifax and CFB Halifax for their tremendous ...

Hey, Bible Hill – RCMP Police Dog Service teams from across Nova Scotia will be in Bible Hill

Via RCMP Hey, Bible Hill – RCMP Police Dog Service teams from across Nova Scotia will be in Bible Hill today for a training exercise. If you see our Police Service Dogs with their handlers, don’t be alarmed; they’re in the area working on their skills. ...

The ever-popular Halifax Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Nova Scotia returns in- person on Saturday, April 29th

The countdown is on! Brave plungers will take a dip in the cold Halifax Harbour on April 29 (10am)  at The Queen’s Marque to help support  Special ONS athletes.   **** Info via NS LETR The ever-popular Halifax Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Nova Scotia returns in- person on Saturday, April 29th, 2023! Join NSLETR members, Special Olympics Athletes and cheering crowds ...

Camp Courage Fundraiser Alert

**** Info via Camp Courage Camp Courage Fundraiser Alert ???? You don’t want to miss out on these amazing decals to alert Emergency services that you have pets inside. Please fill out this form https://forms.office.com/r/QTRZ2zNvat to order your pet products today. Application Directions Clean the surface with rubbing alcohol and dry it. Peel backing off. ...

MAWITA’JIK COMPETITION POW WOW 2023 POSTER!!!!

*** Event info MAWITA’JIK COMPETITION POW WOW 2023 POSTER!!!! June 23rd-25th, 2023!!! Everyone Welcome!   ...

It’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month: MeetSpecial Constable Gregory Hussey

**** NS SPCA Release It’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month! This is Special Constable Gregory Hussey, our Central Regional Enforcement Supervisor here at the Nova Scotia SPCA. ⭐ We were lucky enough to have Corporal Hussey join our team 4.5 years ago. “I studied law enforcement post-secondary in Ontario,” Corporal Hussey explained. “I returned ...

Looking for a unique way to support Halifax Search and Rescue? Take part in the Trails-N-Tails event

**** Info via HFX TrailsnTails Looking for a unique way to support Halifax Search and Rescue? We’re formally announcing HSAR’s all new for 2023 fundraiser to be hosted on June 3rd and 4th in Devon, NOVA Scotia. Appropriately called Trails N Tails, it will feature a 1/2 marathon distance trail run on Saturday, June 3. ...

Hal-Con Volunteer applications will be opening on April 22nd!

Via Hal-Con Hal-Con Volunteer applications will be opening on April 22nd! Hal-Con is 100% run on volunteer power. Our fantastic volunteers make it possible for us to run an amazing event. With a wide variety of roles our volunteers have the opportunity to gain new skills and experience all the fun the convention has to ...

Registration opens for annual Natal Day parade

**** HRM Media Release Registration opens for annual Natal Day parade The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that registration has opened for participants in the annual Natal Day parade. As part of the municipality’s Natal Day weekend programming, residents are invited to participate in the Halifax-Dartmouth Natal Day parade on Monday, August 7, 2023. ...

King Charles III’s Coronation Events in Nova Scotia

**** LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR Release King Charles III’s Coronation Events in Nova Scotia —————————————————————————————————————— UPDATE: The date of the garden party in the release sent today, April 17, at about 11:50 a.m. has been changed to June 22. Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc is pleased to announce events in Nova Scotia to mark King Charles III’s coronation. — ...

Shore Things 10th Anniversary with Halifax Mermaids Coming Soon 

**** Info via Shore Things Shore Things 10th Anniversary with Halifax Mermaids Coming Soon  * Saturday, May 6 at noon * The Shops of Fishermans Cove Come on out to Fisherman’s Cove and shell-e-brate the seasonal opening of all the shops! Shore Things will be marking their 10th anniversary with the Halifax Mermaids! FREE family-friendly ...

April 16 – 22 is National Volunteer Week

Via HRFE April 16 – 22 is National Volunteer Week This year’s theme is Volunteering Weaves Us Together. We’re proud of our over 500 volunteers that support their community to ensure a safer Halifax Regional Municipality. Thank you! Info about volunteering halifax.ca/firevolunteers ...

On April 30th Bide Awhile will be taking part in National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day and hosting an Open Shelter

**** Info via Bide Awhile On April 30th Bide Awhile will be taking part in National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day and hosting an Open Shelter from 10AM-12PM! Whether you’re looking to adopt or just want to hang out with some furry friends, our doors will be open to everyone – no appointments necessary. We’ll ...

Jane’s Walk Halifax May 6-7th, 2023

**** Info via Jane’s Walk Jane’s Walk Halifax May 6-7th, 2023 Jane’s Walks can be led by anyone who wants to share with others what they believe makes their neighborhood, or Halifax, a special place to live. Your walk and conversation can be about music, art, nature, diversity, historyany thread in the fabric of life ...

National Pet Day takes place every year on April 11

National Pet Day takes place every year on April 11 to focus on the love and companionship our critter family provides us every day of the year. ...

Fun event via Hope for Wildlife

Fun event via Hope for Wildlife HOP into the Easter spirit with our EGG-citing Easter egg hunt for kids this Saturday from 12PM to 3PM. Gather your little bunnies and join us to learn about our native wildlife while searching for a hidden egg! ...

April is a big month at your Museum of Natural History!

**** Info via Museum of Natural History April is a big month at your Museum of Natural History! Stay current with all Museum events at https://naturalhistory.novascotia.ca/ The Museum will be open over the Easter holiday weekend. We will be open Friday, April 7th and Monday, April 10th, 9:00am-4:00pm, and Saturday, April 8th and Sunday, April ...

Tomorrow is April 1st, aka April Fools Day

Tomorrow is April 1st, aka April Fools Day According to the History Channel, this silly day has a pretty fishy origin. “Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563. In the Julian ...

Police will be conducting training exercises in Dartmouth tomorrow

**** HRP Media Release Advisory: Police conducting training exercises​ ​ Police will be conducting training exercises in Dartmouth tomorrow. ​ Citizens can expect to see an ongoing police presence in the following areas throughout the day as the training exercises continue: Chapman Street Eileen Stubbs Avenue Finlay Avenue Commodore Drive Spectacle Lake Drive Akerley Boulveard ...

It’s back! Open City is an annual celebration of all the entrepreneurs and small business of Halifax peninsula and Downtown Dartmouth

**** Info via event Mark your calendars for Saturday May 13, 2023! ???? Open City is an annual celebration of all the entrepreneurs and small business of Halifax peninsula and Downtown Dartmouth that make our community so special, vibrant, exciting, and welcoming. From Back Door Takeout being served from some of the city’s top restaurants, ...

Thank you to everyone who shared the Camp Courage 2023 opportunity

**** Info via Camp Courage Thank you to everyone who shared the Camp Courage 2023 opportunity. We couldn’t have reached so many youths without your help. Below are the statistics on where the applicants said they heard of Camp Courage. We reached applicants in more than 20 jurisdictions, such as Halifax, Bedford, Dartmouth, Sackville, Middle ...

Earth Hour is a global lights-out phenomenon, taking place on Saturday, March 25, which invites everyone to show support for action on climate change

**** Info via Environment Canada Earth Hour Earth Hour is a global lights-out phenomenon, taking place on Saturday, March 25, which invites everyone to show support for action on climate change. What is Earth Hour? Since 2007, Earth Hour has been known as the “lights off” moment, with individuals from around the world switching off ...

Celebrate Holi-Festival of Colours at Alderney Landing on Saturday, April

Via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission HOLI – FESTIVAL OF COLOURS ????Celebrate Holi-Festival of Colours at Alderney Landing on Saturday, April 8 from 12pm-5pm with Utsav-The Festive Fusion ☀️Holi is one of the biggest festivals of South Asia that welcomes the spring season and celebrates love and joy. ????There will be powdered colours to play with, ...

World Water Day

**** HRM Media Release World Water Day March 22 is World Water Day. To celebrate, we’re sharing tips to help you preserve the health of lakes and rivers in your community. Simple individual actions can have a big impact when it comes to taking action on climate change. Here are some ways we can all ...

Last Day To APPLY for Camp Courage

(Camp) ???? Last Day To APPLY ???? Looking for a life changing experience? Camp Courage 2023 applications are now open. The deadline to apply to the camp is March 20th, 2023. For more information, go to https://campcourage.ca/ or Contact us at campcourage1@gmail.com. ...

Halifax Regional Police make arrests and issue 86 tickets following disruptive weekend gatherings and violations

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police make arrests and issue 86 tickets following disruptive weekend gatherings and violations ​ Following a number of St. Patrick’s Day gatherings and parties over the past weekend, majority of which took place in neighbourhoods around Dalhousie University, Halifax Regional Police made 5 arrests and issued 86 tickets for ...

Have a safe and happy St Patrick’s Day! 

Have a safe and happy St Patrick’s Day!  Have a great celebration but please plan ahead and do not drive impaired. Be safe! ...

Police remind people to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day responsibly

**** HRP Media Release Police remind people to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day responsibly ​ Halifax Regional Police is asking everyone who plans to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend to do their part to ensure their celebrations are safe and responsible. ​ HRP will have a presence in the community throughout the weekend to help ...

Don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms this weekend

Via HRFE This Sunday at 2:00 am the clocks go ahead 1 hour Don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms this weekend.   Via HRP Clocks Spring Forward on Sunday, March 12, making low-light morning commutes. Motorists, turn headlights on and stay alert. Do double checks at crosswalks for ...

Halifax ComedyFest Announces Oh Canada! Comedy Show with the Canadian Museum of Immigration

**** Event Media Release Halifax ComedyFest Announces Oh Canada! Comedy Show with the Canadian Museum of Immigration ​ Halifax ComedyFest’s second annual Oh Canada! Comedy Show takes place on Wednesday, April 26 at Pier 21. ​ The Oh Canada! Comedy Show ​ is free to attend and features comedians who are new immigrants or second-generation Canadians, featuring: ...

International Bagpipe Day is held annually on March 10

International Bagpipe Day is held annually on March 10 You’ll see the HRFE’s Union Fire Club Pipes and Drums Band once again in the upcoming St. Pat’s parade. They will be joined by RCMP and DND pipes and drums for the march on Lower Water St at 1pm Sunday ...

Today is International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day “Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness about discrimination. Take action to drive gender parity. IWD belongs to everyone, everywhere.” (via International Women’s Day) ...

HRFE Stn 24 are hosting an open house at the Fire Station on Saturday March 18th, 8-11am.

Via Musquodoboit Fire Station 24 Hey guys! We are hosting an open house at the Fire Station on Saturday March 18th, 8-11am. If you or anyone you know are interested in learning more about being a volunteer firefighter and what goes on behind the scenes, or if you just want to come out to say ...

Meet a Robotic T-Rex at Mic Mac Mall this March Break!

MARCH IS INTERNATIONAL IDEAS MONTH!   Check out some great ideas from Mic Mac Mall and our retailers: East Coast Lifestyle was created from a 2013 class project idea at Acadia University and just celebrated 10 years in business! Decathlon had an idea to collect garbage from Nova Scotian shorelines and collected over 10,000 pounds ...

Free Tax Clinics at Halifax Public Libraries 

**** Via Halifax Public Libraries Free Tax Clinics at Halifax Public Libraries Complete your tax return at a free tax clinic What is a free tax clinic?   Free tax clinics provide eligible community members with the opportunity to have their tax returns done free of charge. Free tax clinics, opens a new window are hosted by ...

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT

**** Airshow Atlantic Release HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT:  We are please to share our 2023 Air Show Atlantic theme for this year’s show in Debert, Nova Scotia August 26th and 27th. You are invited to “Warbirds Over Debert”, a show that will feature many vintage aircraft that fans have not seen perform in Atlantic Canada in a ...

Residents invited to Emera Oval Naming Agreement Renewal Celebration

**** HRM Media Release Residents invited to Emera Oval Naming Agreement Renewal Celebration The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to attend a public skate celebrating the 10-year renewal of the Emera Oval naming agreement. This event will take place on Monday, March 6 at the Emera Oval (5775 Cogswell Street, Halifax) during the regularly scheduled 11:30 ...

Halifax District RCMP’s senior leadership team is hosting town halls in communities throughout the district

Via RCMP Halifax District RCMP’s senior leadership team is hosting town halls in communities throughout the district   To learn more about policing and to provide your input on future policing priorities, attend one of the sessions below. They’re from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. • Monday, March 6 – Bicentennial Theatre 12390 Highway 224, ...

Join Camp Courage on Friday, March 3rd for the MSVU Girls Conference “Girls In Action”

Via Camp Courage Join Camp Courage on Friday, March 3rd for the MSVU Girls Conference “Girls In Action” We will be hosting an interactive workshop at the conference including how to tie knots, take fingerprints, put on a sling and much more. Please click the link to register, looking forward to seeing you there! ???????????? ...

DINOSAURS IN MOTION at the Discovery Centre

**** Discovery Centre Release DINOSAURS IN MOTION On now until April 16 Perfect for March Break! DINOSAURS IN MOTION is more than an exhibition about dinosaurs, it’s a showcase of the power of integrating art, science and innovation! Visitors will go on a journey with 14 gigantic dinosaurs and control their movements! Exhibit Highlights: Meet ...

Municipal service level adjustments for Nova Scotia Heritage Day 2023

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments for Nova Scotia Heritage Day 2023 ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for Nova Scotia Heritage Day, on Monday, February 20: ​ Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours ​ There will be no garbage, organics or ...

Heritage Day 2023 (Feb 20) will Honour Rita Joe, Mi’kmaw poet and writer

**** CNS / HRFE Media Release Heritage Day 2023 (Feb 20) will Honour Rita Joe, Mi’kmaw poet and writer Elder Rita (Bernard) Joe was born in We’koqma’q Mi’kmaw community and called Eskasoni Mi’kmaw community her home. She wrote many books of poetry and was known as the Poet Laureate of the Mi’kmaq. A number of ...

Craft Brewers Association Launches New Beerfest TOGETHER WE BREW NS!

**** Craft Brewers Asst Release Craft Brewers Association Launches New Beerfest TOGETHER WE BREW NS! ​ “Together We Brew NS” is an all-new celebration of Nova Scotia Craft Beer presented by the Craft Brewers Association of Nova Scotia (CBANS). This exciting event takes place Saturday, April 1st, at Pavilion 22 in the Halifax Seaport. ​ Roughly 2500 attendees are anticipated for this inaugural beer celebration and local producers guarantee not to disappoint. This jam-packed, one-day festival will feature more than ...

Perfect Wander Treats – Rescue Pup Bowl Fundraiser 

**** Info via Fundraiser Perfect Wander Treats – Rescue Pup Bowl Fundraiser Compete & win amazing prizes for Animals in need at the Perfect Wander Treats Rescue Pup Bowl for Fly With Me Animal Rescue!   About this event Date and time Sat, 18 March 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ADT Location Bowlarama – 3459 ...

Today is Safer Internet Day

Via HRP Today is Safer Internet Day Ensure your time online is safe by protecting your personal data and social media accounts. Update your unique passwords frequently. ...

Come and Enjoy Seventh annual kite festival at Citadel Hill on July 15 & 16

**** Atlantic Kite Festival Release ** FLY AS HIGH AS YOU CAN ** Come and Enjoy Seventh annual kite festival at Citadel Hill on July 15 & 16 It’s a Non-alcoholic, Family and Kids friendly event with FREE ENTRY..!!.. *Please be aware of the scammers if someone tries to sell tickets for this event* Come ...

Art project unveiling to Commemorate the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church ​

**** HRM Media Release Art project unveiling to Commemorate the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to the unveiling of an art project to Commemorate the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church and its contribution to the African Nova Scotian Community. The AME Zion Church was located at ...

Auction Healing Animal SCARS ends 3pm Sun Feb 5th, 2023 by Sonya D Higgins

Via Healing Animal SCARS Auction Healing Animal SCARS ends 3pm Sun Feb 5th, 2023 by Sonya D Higgins Contributors: Sonya D Higgins (owner), Darlene Fudge and J Frank Andrea Welcome to the auction for Healing Animal SCARS. Please familiarize yourself with our updated auction rules before you bid. NOTE: Changed end time 3pm **You must add Sonya D Higgins ...

TD Presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

**** Halifax Libraries Release TD Presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries returns with in-person programs and performances for all ages. More than 35 workshops, performances, and community conversations are scheduled for February and beyond. ​ This year’s program has been developed in collaboration with the African ...

Dine Around Halifax is BACK starting tomorrow, February 1st, 2023!

Via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission ????✨DINE AROUND 2023✨???? ????Dine Around Halifax is BACK starting tomorrow, February 1st, 2023! ????️Dine Around is a month-long foodie event celebrating our region’s innovative culinary scene with specially-curated menus available on during the month of February. There are 6 downtown Dartmouth eateries participating this year: ???? Celtic Corner | 69 ...

Shubenacadie Sam Ready to Greet Visitors

**** DNR Release Shubenacadie Sam Ready to Greet Visitors Nova Scotians are invited to celebrate Groundhog Day with Shubenacadie Sam – in person and virtually – for the groundhog’s annual forecast from Shubenacadie Wildlife Park on Thursday, February 2. Shubenacadie Wildlife Park’s well-known groundhog will emerge from a burrow at 8 a.m. People may attend ...

Become a parade participant by submitting your float, group or other parade entry

Via Halifax St Patrick’s Day Parade Become a parade participant by submitting your float, group or other parade entry.   To register click http://bit.ly/3XSGSFw ...

Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival recap

Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival recap Downtown Dartmouth was packed as the annual Ice Festival roared to live with chainsaws and fire. The annual festival saw Saturday the busiest day of the event.  Ice carving tutorials and live carvings set with games and live music venues were capped by a dazzling fire show by Luminosity Circus ...

Photos and Info – Discover the mysteries under your skin as Body Worlds Returns to the Museum of Natural History

**** Via Museum of Natural History (Unstamped photos via Justina Dollard) Discover the mysteries under your skin as Body Worlds Returns to the Museum of Natural History Body Worlds Returns! The Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce that Body Worlds Vital will open on January 27, 2023. This all new exhibit is even ...

Going for a coffee this weekend? How about grabbing a cup with a cop?

Via RCMP Going for a coffee this weekend? How about grabbing a cup with a cop? On Sunday afternoon, Halifax District RCMP officers will be at the Timberlea Tim Hortons (1844 St Margarets Bay Rd.), between 2 and 4 p.m., to chat with community members. If you have a question about policing or a career ...

WHO CAN YOU INSPIRE TODAY?

Via Camp Courage WHO CAN YOU INSPIRE TODAY? In 2006, a firefighter named Andréa Speranza founded a charity called Camp Courage, The First Responder’s Society. It is a free, award-winning, life-changing camp that informs, educates, and inspires young women and gender-diverse youth toward emergency service careers. The ultimate goal is that the young women leave ...

The ever-popular Halifax Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Nova Scotia returns

**** Info via LETR WE’RE BACK!! MARK YOUR CALENDAR The ever-popular Halifax Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Nova Scotia returns in- person on Saturday, April 29th, 2023! Join NSLETR members, Special Olympics Athletes and cheering crowds at Grand Parade Square in Halifax for our Opening Ceremonies.  Then be part of the Torch Run that will lead us to the Halifax waterfront at The Queen’s Marque located on Lower Water ...

African Heritage Month Celebrations Begin

**** CNS Media Release African Heritage Month Celebrations Begin —————————————————– A virtual celebration today, January 23, marked the launch of African Heritage Month with a provincial proclamation and poster unveiling. The month recognizes and highlights the contributions of African Nova Scotians throughout the province’s history. “The theme of African Heritage Month 2023 reminds us that ...

Wishing everyone who celebrates, a safe and happy Lunar New Year!

The Lunar New Year is upon us, and if you type lunar new year in Google you will get a firework show surprise! Wishing everyone who celebrates, a safe and happy Lunar New Year! ...

Camp Courage 2023 applications are now open.

Via Camp Courage Looking for a life changing experience? Camp Courage 2023 applications are now open. The deadline to apply to the camp is March 20th, 2023. Please click the link below for more info. https://campcourage.ca/apply/how-to-apply/   AAbout Camp Courage  Camp Courage: Goals and Objectives   ...

Celebrating African Heritage Month 2023

**** HRM Media Release Celebrating African Heritage Month 2023 February is African Heritage Month. This year’s theme, Seas of struggle – African Peoples from Shore to Shore, outlines the struggles that people of African Decent faced from the shores of Africa to the shores of Nova Scotia. This theme explores the adversity that was overcome and ...

Ice Festival – MEET THE ICE CARVERS

**** Downtown Dartmouth Commission Release Ice Festival – MEET THE ICE CARVERS This year we have a talented line-up of 9 ice carvers for the Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival presented by East Coast Credit Union. ❄️Renowned ice artist, Richard Chiasson of Ice Creation Glace is back again from New Brunswick with decades of ice carving ...

Update – ICE FESTIVAL STREET Party – Portland Street will be ???????????? ???????????????? from Alderney Drive to Victoria Road

**** Downtown Dartmouth Commission Release Update ❄️????‍♂️ICE FESTIVAL JUGGLING WORKSHOPS????‍♂️❄️ ????Join Breaking Circus this weekend for FREE Juggling Workshops at the Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival presented by ???????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????????? ???????????????????? ☃️Breaking Circus will be along Portland Street by Wentworth Street, but will be moving around to stay out of the way of the carvers ...

Firefighters step up for lung health as part of the 2nd annual Stair Heroes challenge

**** Stair Heroes Release Firefighters step up for lung health as part of the 2nd annual Stair Heroes challenge Nova Scotians and Islanders are invited to attend the 2nd annual stair climb challenge being hosted in Halifax on February 19th, 2023. ​ The Stair Heroes challenge, which is a partnership between the Lung Association of Nova Scotia and Prince ...

DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH ICE FESTIVAL STAGES

**** Downtown Dartmouth Commission Release Update ❄️????DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH ICE FESTIVAL STAGES????❄️ ????Enjoy live music and entertainment on Friday, January 27th and Saturday, January 28th as a part of the Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival presented by East Coast Credit Union. ????On Friday from 6pm-8pm, get into the Ice Festival spirit and enjoy a Shirley Jackson show ...

To celebrate Betty’s beautiful life and honour her memory, fans have started a movement for her heavenly birthday

**** NS SPCA Release Betty White was a devoted animal welfare advocate To celebrate Betty’s beautiful life and honour her memory, fans have started a movement for her heavenly birthday. ???? The challenge is simple: donate in Betty White’s honour and help local pets in need. ???? January 17th would have been Betty White’s birthday. ...

ICE CARVING WORKSHOP

**** Via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission ????ICE CARVING WORKSHOP???? ????We are adding to the Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival fun this year with a new workshop! ❄️Join us for an Ice Carving Workshop with renowned carver, Richard Chiasson of Ice Creation Glace ✨The workshop will be held outdoors at Alderney Landing near the Craig Gallery on ...

We got to meet Hope’s new ambassador with an incredible story ahead of an upcoming Hope for Wildlife open house.  Meet Buddy

We got to meet Hope’s new ambassador with an incredible story ahead of an upcoming Hope for Wildlife open house.  Meet Buddy A few things we learned about this beautiful bald eagle as he adjusts to his new home as an educational ambassador. He’s definitely over six,  He’s mature. So over six or so and ...

Update – ICE FESTIVAL FIRE PERFORMANCES

**** Downtown Dartmouth Commission Release UPDATE ????❄️ICE FESTIVAL FIRE PERFORMANCES❄️???? ???? Luminosity Circus will be bringing the heat to the Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival presented by East Coast Credit Union! ????Join us at outdoors at Alderney Landing by the farmer’s market area for fire performances at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm on Saturday, January 28th. ❄️Head ...

Welcome home, Buddy the Bald Eagle!

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife One incredible journey. Welcome home, Buddy the Bald Eagle! In October of 2021, Buddy was found injured and suspected of being hit by a car. He had suffered severe head, wing, and spine trauma – the last of which gave him partial paralysis in his legs. Being from the ...

Op-ed from Assistant Commissioner Dennis Daley, Commanding Officer

**** RCMP Media Release Op-ed from Assistant Commissioner Dennis Daley, Commanding Officer OP-ED Submitted by: Assistant Commissioner Dennis Daley, Commanding Officer, Nova Scotia RCMP Date: January 9, 2023 __ Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. As Nova Scotia’s provincial police force, RCMP employees live and work in communities from one end of the province ...

Update – Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival Coming Soon

Repost with updates **** Downtown Dartmouth Commission Release Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival Coming Soon Join us for a winter celebration of local love! Enjoy live ice carving, on street entertainment, and so much more. This year, we are introducing the Ice Festival Stages! There will be live music at over a dozen businesses in downtown ...

January is Crime Stoppers Month in Canada

Via HRP January is Crime Stoppers Month in Canada Did you know that Crime Stoppers Nova Scotia has helped clear 6,096 cases since 1987? Learn more about Crime Stoppers in your community, visit https://crimestoppers.ns.ca/ ...

Have a safe and happy new year from Waterfront Media HFX! 

Have a safe and happy new year from Waterfront Media HFX! ...

Free and Extended Transit Service on New Year’s Eve

**** HRM Media Release Bring in the New Year with Halifax Transit! ???? Enjoy free bus and ferry service on Dec. 31, starting at 6 p.m. in support of MADD Halifax Regional. Get home safe with Halifax Transit. ✨ Over 40 bus routes & the Alderney Ferry will also offer extended service hours. New Year’s ...

It’s that time of year again! It’s the Christmas Bird Count!

**** Via event post It’s that time of year again! It’s the Christmas Bird Count! Started in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count is North America’s longest-running Citizen Science project. All day, on wintery days between December 14 and January 5, volunteers set out to count birds within a 24-km diameter circle that stays the same ...

Residents invited to attend New Year’s Levee /LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR–2023 New Year’s Day Levée

**** HRM Media Release Residents invited to attend New Year’s Levee Mayor Mike Savage and​ members of Regional Council are inviting residents to join them in celebrating the arrival of 2023 at the New Year’s Levee. ​ When: Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Where: Halifax City Hall (Halifax Hall), 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax ​ All ...

Municipal service level adjustments for Christmas and New Year’s

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments for Christmas and New Year’s ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments in effect over the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. ​ Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours ​ Garbage, organics, and recyclables collection services ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the Emera Oval, located on the Halifax Commons, has opened for the 2022/23 winter season

**** HRM Media Release Emera Oval opens for 2022/23 winter season The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the Emera Oval, located on the Halifax Commons, has opened for the 2022/23 winter season. Every year, the Emera Oval is transformed into the largest outdoor, artificially refrigerated ice service east of Quebec City. The skating ...

A Menorah Lighting to celebrate Chanukah will be held next Thursday, December 22nd

Via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission ????✨MENORAH LIGHTING✨???? ????A Menorah Lighting to celebrate Chanukah will be held next Thursday, December 22nd at 5pm! ????The celebration will be held at the Alderney Plaza at the base of Portland Street. ❄️All are welcome to attend the ceremony along with the local Jewish community. ☕️Light refreshments will be provided. ...

Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival Coming Soon

**** Downtown Dartmouth Commission Release Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival Coming Soon Join us for a winter celebration of local love! Enjoy live ice carving, on street entertainment, and so much more. Updates coming soon! This year, we are introducing the Ice Festival Stages! There will be live music at over a dozen businesses in downtown ...

Sunday, December 18, is International Migrants Day

Via HRP Sunday, December 18, is International Migrants Day Imagine being victimized because of the language you speak, what you wear or where you were born.   Let’s join together to create safe and welcoming communities for newcomers to our region. ...

Alderney Landing to Host Classic Rock Icons at New Festival this Summer

**** Alderney Landing Release Alderney Landing to Host Classic Rock Icons at New Festival this Summer   Alderney Landing is thrilled to announce that it will host Rock The Harbour, a new three-day festival featuring some of the biggest names in Classic Rock, from August 18 to 20, 2023. The festival is produced by Sask ...

Traffic Delay – Middle Sackville Christmas Parade / Beaver Bank Holiday Parade

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Middle Sackville Christmas Parade Location: Lakecrest, Rhodora, Rosemary, Arrowhead and Lylewood drives Date: Saturday, December 10 Time:​ 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Details:​ Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Middle Sackville Christmas Parade. Traffic impact:​ Traffic delays are expected as the parade travels through the community. The parade will ...

Residents invited to annual New Year’s Eve celebrations

**** HRM Media Release Residents invited to annual New Year’s Eve celebrations The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to its annual live New Year’s Eve celebrations, taking place on Saturday, Dec. 31 from 9:45 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Grand Parade. This free event, with Eastlink Community TV as a provider, will include a ...

Local police officers and children partner for 18th annual CopShop

**** HRP Media Release Local police officers and children partner for 18th annual CopShop The 18th annual CopShop, presented by Halifax Shopping Centre and Halifax Regional Police (HRP), took place tode at Halifax Shopping Centre. For the event, HRP officers became personal shoppers to 50 local children as they set out for a special shopping ...

2022 Halifax Explosion Memorial Service at Fort Needham 

**** HRM Media Release 2022 Halifax Explosion Memorial Service at Fort Needham The 105th memorial service of the Halifax Explosion will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Wreaths will be placed at the Fort Needham Memorial Park commemorating the tragic loss of men, women and children on Dec. 6, 1917, and honouring the resilience, recovery and ...

The SPCA Santa Paws table is back this year at Sunnyside Mall!

**** NS SPCA Release The SPCA Santa Paws table is back this year at Sunnyside Mall! ???? You can pick up something for your four-legged bestie and help another furry friend in need. All proceeds support homeless pets at the SPCA this holiday season. Dedicated volunteers will be there every day starting today until December ...

New Year Bash 2023 – Halifax Downtown

  **** Via Limitless Events New Year Bash 2023 – Halifax Downtown EARLY BIRD PROMO – $18.99 Most Awaited and Rocking New Year Party of the Year to Party, Drink & Dance, Fun, Enjoyment, New Year Bash !! We are organizing a New Year bash 2023 in downtown Halifax. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/new-year-bash-2023-halifax-downtown-tickets-471076621857?fbclid=PAAaZubcG2L9AR8mNwRuKlZssnsHV6yh6K4mPlStnmplQEEBYaDkpUAoPMHnA Appreciate if you can include ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to attend the annual TD Dartmouth Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, Dec. 3

**** HRM Media Release Residents invited to the annual TD Dartmouth Christmas Tree Lighting The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to attend the annual TD Dartmouth Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Sullivan’s Pond. The event will include the following programming: 5 to 6:15 p.m. at Sullivan’s Pond​ ...

The Q Toy Drive, December 1st and 2nd at the Highfield Park Fire Station!

Repost. Coming up soon! Via Q104 – The Q Toy Drive, December 1st and 2nd at the Highfield Park Fire Station! Drop off a new unwrapped toy, and the Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank will deliver it safely to a kid who will love it forever. Big thanks to our helper elves at Best ...

Road Closure – North by Night Holiday Market

**** HRM Media Release Road Closure – North by Night Holiday Market   Location:​ Agricola Street, from North to Charles streets ​ Date: Saturday, Nov. 26 ​ Time: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. ​ Work details:​ Road closures will be in place to accommodate the North by Night Holiday Market event. ​ Traffic impact: Agricola Street, between North ...

Traffic Delay – Spryfield Santa Claus Parade

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Spryfield Santa Claus Parade Location:​ Punch Bowl Drive, Herring Cove and Dentith roads ​ Date:​ Sunday, November 27 Time:​ 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Details:​ Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Spryfield Santa Claus Parade. Traffic impact:​ Traffic delays are expected as the parade travels through the community. ...

(Update) Traffic Delay – Sackville Christmas Tree Lighting

**** HRM Media Release UPDATE: This event will now take place Saturday, Nov. 26. Public Service Announcement Traffic Delay – Sackville Christmas Tree Lighting Location: Sackville Drive, in front of Acadia Hall Date: Friday, Nov. 25 Saturday, Nov. 26 Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Details: In order to accommodate the 15th annual Sackville Christmas Tree Lighting, the parking ...

Quinpool Road’s Pet Parade Is Back! And SPCA Santa Pix Too

**** Quinpool Association Release Quinpool Road’s Pet Parade Is Back! And SPCA Santa Pix Too On Saturday, November 26th, pups, dogs, hounds and pooches dressed in their finest holiday attire including reindeer antlers, Santa hats, ugly Christmas sweaters, jingle bells and tutus will take over Quinpool Road as they take a stroll down the street ...

Alderney Landing to present annual Christkindlmarket  

**** Info via Alderney Landing Alderney Landing to present annual Christkindlmarket   Alderney Landing’s free Christkindlmarket is open on Friday, Dec. 2, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Farmer’s Market) & 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This ...

Join the 2022 TD Dartmouth Christmas Tree Lighting.

**** Release Join the 2022 TD Dartmouth Christmas Tree Lighting. This year we’re back at Sullivan’s Pond featuring fireworks, hot chocolate, music and more festive fun. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 from 5-6:30 p.m. Visit halifax.ca/dartmouthtree for details!   ...

Join us on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 6-7 p.m. in Grand Parade for the annual Halifax Christmas Tree Lighting

**** HRM Media Release Join us on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 6-7 p.m. in Grand Parade for the annual Halifax Christmas Tree Lighting The event will include a visit from Santa, fireworks and the premiere of a new festive projection show on City Hall. We’ll also have special appearances by PAW Patrol, holiday songs performed ...

Calling all superheroes, registration is now open for Drop Zone Halifax 2023

**** Info via Easter Seals NS Calling all superheroes, registration is now open for Drop Zone Halifax 2023 Drop Zone is a knee-shaking, heart-pounding and adrenaline-pumping adventure that encourages you to get out of your comfort zone and face your fears by rappelling from the top of Halifax’s tallest office building, 1801 Hollis Street – ...

Traffic Delays – Light Up Bedford Parade

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delays – Light Up Bedford Parade Location:​ Convoy Run, Bedford Highway, Dartmouth Road Date:​ Sunday, November 20 Time:​ 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Details:​ Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Light Up Bedford Parade. Traffic impact:​ Traffic delays are expected as the parade travels through the community. The parade will ...

Public Service Announcement Plan ahead for the Holiday Parade of Lights in Downtown Halifax

**** HRM Media Release Public Service Announcement Plan ahead for the Holiday Parade of Lights in Downtown Halifax UPDATE: The two-lane closure on the MacKay bridge originally scheduled for this weekend has been postponed. Both bridges will be fully open. Residents are encouraged to visit www.hdbc.ca for the most up-to-date information.   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising ...

West Hants RCMP and Windsor Sobeys join together to “Stuff the Cruiser”

Via RCMP – West Hants RCMP and Windsor Sobeys join together to “Stuff the Cruiser” on December 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...

BODY WORLDS Vital – Discover the mysteries under your skin

**** Museum Media Release BODY WORLDS Vital – Discover the mysteries under your skin Body Worlds Vital is an incredible exhibition offering an amazing opportunity to understand our anatomy, our health, and to gain a new appreciation for what it means to be human. Body Worlds Vital will be on view January 27 until April 30, 2023, ...

Light up Bedford parade – firefighters will be collecting letters for Santa along the parade route

Via the Bedford Volunteer Firefighter Association Light up Bedford parade Sunday November 20th 2022 5:45 pm Rain or Shine “Just a reminder, firefighters will be collecting letters for Santa along the parade route. See you all next Sunday ????” ...

Via HRFE Station 62 – Join us December 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm at Station 62 for our 2nd Annual Holiday Toy, Food and Sock Drive

Via HRFE Station 62 – Join us December 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm at Station 62 for our 2nd Annual Holiday Toy, Food and Sock Drive. All Food & Toy donations will support the St. Paul’s Food Bank and all Sock donations will support the Harrietsfield Elementary School Sock Drive. ...

Everyone’s favourite talking Christmas tree is back!

Via Mic Mac Mall Everyone’s favourite talking Christmas tree is back! Wake up Woody!  Saturday, November 19th from 10am til noon. “WOODY THE TALKING CHRISTMAS TREE NOV 19 – DEC 23 We’re thrilled to conFIRm Woody the Talking Christmas Tree has returned to the mall again this year! Visit Woody from November 19 to December ...

The Q Toy Drive, December 1st and 2nd at the Highfield Park Fire Station!

Via Q104 – The Q Toy Drive, December 1st and 2nd at the Highfield Park Fire Station! Drop off a new unwrapped toy, and the Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank will deliver it safely to a kid who will love it forever. Big thanks to our helper elves at Best Buy, Metro Self Storage ...

Lest we forget

Some photos from the Sullivan’s Pond Remembrance Day service. Lest we forget. For me, any family and friends, past and present, who are or have served, and to all those past and present, thank you. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

PREMIER’S OFFICE–Remembrance Day Statement

**** CNS Media Release PREMIER’S OFFICE–Remembrance Day Statement —————————————————————- NOTE: The following is a statement from Premier Tim Houston. A video of the statement is available at: https://youtu.be/6AizvHF_ZbI —————————————————————- At 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. Each year on November ...

2023 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo​ Tickets on Sale.

**** NS Tattoo Release 2023 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo​ Tickets on Sale Now November 10, 2022, Halifax, NS: The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is back from June 30 to July 3, 2023 and tickets are now on sale. The 2023 Tattoo theme, OCEANS, will honour Nova Scotia’s deep connection to the sea and how ...

The Royal Canadian Air Force will conduct flypasts for several Remembrance Day commemorations across Canada / Municipal service level adjustments and Traffic Delays for Remembrance Day 2022

**** DND Media Release The Royal Canadian Air Force will conduct flypasts for several Remembrance Day commemorations across Canada on November 11. These will be carried out by aircraft from Royal Canadian Air Force Wings throughout Canada at various times throughout the day. ​ The National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa, along with other ceremonies ...

Advisory: Police conducting training exercises this week

**** HRP Media Release Advisory: Police conducting training exercises this week Halifax Regional Police will be conducting training exercises on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Damascus Road area of Bedford. Citizens can expect to see an ongoing police presence in the area as the training exercises continue. We ask for the public’s cooperation in allowing ...

Take note: If this is something you are looking forward to. Via Ticket Atlantic

Take note: If this is something you are looking forward to. Via Ticket Atlantic “Shania Twain tickets are in very high demand. We are aware of unauthorized third-party websites selling tickets at inflated prices. While orders are limited to 8 per buyer, ticket reselling is not illegal in Nova Scotia. We understand this may cause ...

2023 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo tickets on sale November 10

**** NS Tattoo Release 2023 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo TICKETS ON SALE: Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM We’re Back: June 30-July 3, 2023! Friday, June 30, 2023​ — 7:00 pm Saturday, July 1, 2023 — 2:00 pm Sunday, July 2, 2023 — 2:00 pm Sunday, July 2, 2023 — 7:00 pm Monday, July ...

Open crate sale Rose Adams at Alderney Landing

**** Info via Alderney Landing Open crate sale Rose Adams at Alderney Landing The Craig Gallery is presenting the exhibition of the Dartmouth artist Rose Adams. The opening is on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The artist’s talk is on Nov. 12 at 3 p.m.    This is a unique opportunity ...

Another fun year comes to a close at the Alderney Landing Haunted Mansion

Another fun year comes to a close at the Alderney Landing Haunted Mansion **** Info via Alderney Landing Scariest Haunted Mansion wraps up at Alderney Landing   Alderney Landing’s annual Bluenose Ghosts Festival kicked off on Friday, Oct. 7.  This year’s festival featured the scariest Haunted Mansion in Metro.  “East Coast Scares has created the Haunted ...

Halloween safety tips via HRP 

**** HRP Media Release Halloween safety tips via HRP  Halloween – a night filled with candy, costumes and time with friends – is just around the corner. To ensure that the night is fun and memorable, Halifax Regional Police is sharing these Halloween safety tips: Trick-or-treaters, parents and guardians: • Follow normal pedestrian safety rules. ...

Mic Mac Mall and Dartmouth Crossing – Upcoming Halloween Events

This looks fun! Via Dartmouth Crossing ????Join The Village Shops at Dartmouth Crossing in the Pondside Amphitheatre for a FREE Halloween Movie Party followed by a Spooktacular display of Halloween Fireworks ~ SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22nd * at 7:00pm, we’re showing Hotel Transylvania!!! , fun for kids of all ages! ???? Fireworks will be after the ...

The Downtown Dartmouth Food Crawl is ???????????????? ????????????????????????????????, October 20 from 5:30pm-8:00pm

**** Info via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission ????????DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH FOOD CRAWL MAP???????? The Downtown Dartmouth Food Crawl is ???????????????? ????????????????????????????????, October 20 from 5:30pm-8:00pm. ????There are 26 amazing stops this year – 1 with a treat for your ???? companion (Portland St. Pets????) and many with special pop-ups! ????Here’s how it works: Grab a map ...

Nova Scotians celebrate 40th annual Nova Scotia Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial Service

**** HRP Media Release Nova Scotians celebrate 40th annual Nova Scotia Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial Service ​ This Sunday marks the 40th annual Peace Officers’ Memorial, which is held each year at Grand Parade in downtown Halifax. The event honours peace officers based in Nova Scotia who died in the line of duty and is a humbling ...

In celebration of Waste Reduction Week, the Halifax Regional Municipality is hosting a number of events to help residents reduce their waste and learn more about waste management

**** HRM Media Release   Waste Reduction Week In celebration of Waste Reduction Week, the Halifax Regional Municipality is hosting a number of events to help residents reduce their waste and learn more about waste management through the following events.   Curbside Giveaway Weekend Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 Participating is easy and ...

HRFE Station 16 FAMILY FUN & FREE COMMUNITY BBQ!!!

**** Info via Eastern Passage – Cow Bay Firefighters Association HRFE Station 16 FAMILY FUN & FREE COMMUNITY BBQ!!! Organized by Station 16 Volunteer Firefighters Sat, Oct 15 from 10am-2pm @ 1807 Caldwell Road Games, giveaways, baloon animals, fire trucks (including vintage 1960 truck), meet firefighters + MORE! Don’t miss it. Station 16 1807 Caldwell ...

Here is our next organized dip!

**** Info via Cold Play NS Here is our next organized dip! Hope to see those of you who can make it! . . . . . ...

As with every long weekend, we want to wish you all a safe Thanksgiving

As with every long weekend, we want to wish you all a safe Thanksgiving.   Please do not drive impaired if you are travelling and pre adjust your belts before supper. Take care everyone! ...

Dozens took to the waters of Rainbow Haven for a Cold Dip

Dozens took to the waters of Rainbow Haven this morning (including a curious little seal) as Cold Play NS hosted a Cold Dip. Participants ranged from new cold dippers to veterans and all seemed to enjoy the experience! Cold dips are believed to be both a physical and mental health aide, however some participants are ...

First “ice breaker” meet up Sat, Oct 8th @ Rainbow Haven beach, rain or shine

**** Info via Cold Play NS First “ice breaker” meet up Sat, Oct 8th @ Rainbow Haven beach, rain or shine Everybody is welcome (all ages, all swimming levels, newbies and veterans), our first group cold dip to kick off the season will be a great time to ask seasoned Cold Players questions about: gear ...

Curbside Give Away Weekend is back!

**** HRM Media Release Curbside Give Away Weekend is back! FREE yourself of clutter and find some great FREE items of your own during Curbside Give Away Weekend on October 15 & 16. This event takes place rain or shine all across the municipality. Put your unwanted household items at the curb during the weekend ...

Fire Prevention Week is October 9 – 15, 2022

**** HRFE Release Fire Prevention Week is October 9 – 15, 2022 This year’s FPW campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape™” works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires. Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as ...

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire

**** Info via Bedford Volunteer Firefighters Association The Origin of Fire Prevention Week The Historical Origin of Fire Prevention Week Commemorating a conflagration Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more ...

Join HRM for an upcoming tree giveaway

**** HRM Media Release Interested in planting a tree on your property?   Join HRM for an upcoming tree giveaway. A selection of trees will be available in various sizes, including a limited number of edible fruit trees. You can walk, roll, cycle, or take Halifax Transit to pick up your tree: ????Saturday Oct. 8 ...

October is Women’s History Month in Canada

**** Canada.ca Release October is Women’s History Month in Canada, a time to celebrate the women and girls from our past, and our present, who are contributing to a better, more inclusive Canada. In 1992, the Government of Canada designated October as Women’s History Month, marking the beginning of an annual celebration of the outstanding ...

Seniors Week Focuses on Safety Following Hurricane Fiona

**** CNS Media Release Seniors Week Focuses on Safety Following Hurricane Fiona —————————————————————- October 1 to 8 is Seniors Week in Nova Scotia, a chance to celebrate seniors and highlight their community contributions. In the wake of hurricane Fiona, Nova Scotians are asked to check in on older Nova Scotians as cleanup continues. “We know ...

September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

**** HRM Media Release September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Formerly Orange Shirt Day, it’s a day to recognize the on-going legacy and impacts of residential schools. It is a day for quiet reflection.   National Day for Truth and Reconciliation In its commitment to reconciliation and ensuring that the tragic ...

Municipality recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Mi’kmaq History Month and Treaty Day

***’ HRM Media Release Municipality recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Mi’kmaq History Month and Treaty Day   The Halifax Regional Municipality invites residents to recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Treaty Day and Mi’kmaq History Month. The Halifax Regional Municipality is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and traditional lands of the Mi’kmaq ...

The 40th annual NS Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial is taking place Sunday, October 16

Via HRP – The 40th annual NS Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial is taking place Sunday, October 16 at 1 p.m. Join in-person at Grand Parade, Halifax or virtually on Halifax Regional Police’s Facebook Page to honour peace officers who made the ultimate sacrifice. ...

In light of the anticipated impact of Hurricane Fiona on Nova Scotia, we have made the decision to postpone the Truck Convoy in support of Special Olympics

Via Truck Convoy for Special Olympics In light of the anticipated impact of Hurricane Fiona on Nova Scotia, we have made the decision to postpone the Truck Convoy in support of Special Olympics Nova Scotia to Saturday, October 15. The safety of our drivers, volunteers, hosts, athletes, sponsors and all other stakeholders in the event ...

UPDATE: The tree giveaway event scheduled for this Saturday, September 24 has been rescheduled

**** HRM Media Release UPDATE: The tree giveaway event scheduled for this Saturday, September 24 has been rescheduled in anticipation of inclement weather. The event will now take place on Saturday, October 8 in Cherry Brook. Public Service Announcement Municipality hosts tree giveaway event The Halifax Regional Municipality invites residents to participate in two upcoming tree ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that registration has opened for the municipality’s 2022 Volunteer Conference

**** HRM Media Release Registration opens for the 2022 Volunteer Conference The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that registration has opened for the municipality’s 2022 Volunteer Conference. This year’s conference will take place on Friday, November 18, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dartmouth. The Volunteer Conference is ...

CANCELLED: Halifax to host the largest open street event (post COVID) this Sunday!

**** DHBC Media Release CANCELLED: Halifax to host the largest open street event (post COVID) this Sunday! ​ This Sunday’s planned 4-hour event, HALIFAX: Open Street Sundays (formally known as Switch Halifax), has been cancelled due to an inclement weather forecast. An organizing committee, that consists of OSO planning + design, Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC), Spring Garden Area Business Association (SGABA), the North End Business Association ...

Traffic Delays – Terry Fox Run in Lake Echo

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delays – Terry Fox Run in Lake Echo   Location: Lake Echo, between Highway 7, Bluerock Road and Ponderosa Drive                           Date: Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022   Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.   Details: Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Terry Fox Run in Lake Echo.   Traffic impact: Traffic ...

Traffic Delays – Races in Eastern Passage

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delays – Races in Eastern Passage ​ Location: Shore Road ​ Date: Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 ​ Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ​ Details: Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Maritime Race Weekend. ​ Traffic impact: Traffic delays are expected as the run travels through the community. The run will begin ...

Halifax to host the largest open street event (post COVID) this Sunday!

**** DHBC Release Halifax to host the largest open street event (post COVID) this Sunday! This Sunday, the Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC), the Spring Garden Area Business Association (SGABA), and the North End Business Association (NEBA), are partnering to bring you HALIFAX: Open Street Sundays. The 4-hour event, formerly known as SWITCH Halifax, will happen Sunday, September 18 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and will be the first major open street event in Halifax (since COVID-19.) ...

Municipal service level adjustments – Monday September 19, 2022

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments – Monday September 19, 2022 The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments as a result of the provincial holiday in honour of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral service. ​ Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours ​ ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality invites residents to participate in two upcoming tree giveaway events

**** HRM Media Release Municipality hosts tree giveaway event The Halifax Regional Municipality invites residents to participate in two upcoming tree giveaway events. Approximately 1,000 trees (500 at each location below) will be offered on a first come, first served basis. A selection of tree varieties will be available, including a limited number of edible ...

Lumen Lux with Mizz Anthrope set to fire for Nocturne 2022

**** Info via Lumen Lux Super happy to announce I’ll be returning to @nocturnehalifax and I’ve asked @mizzanthrope_ to join me ???? we have created something special and can’t wait to share catch us @downtowndartmouth at 163 Portland street October 15th show times are 7pm, 8pm and 9pm (More about Mizz Anthrope and Lumen Lux below)  ...

Sadly the Windsor~West Hants Pumpkin Regatta is officially cancelled due to a lack of water

**** Pumpkin Regatta Festival Release Sadly the Windsor~West Hants Pumpkin Regatta is officially cancelled   The twinning of Highway 101 at Exit 6/7 (Windsor and Falmouth) and the ongoing issues surrounding the lake has left us with no water to hold the beloved Pumpkin Regatta. Other venues were investigated, but none could support the logistics ...

The Hope for Wildlife annual open house took place today showcasing their vast array of wildlife care and treatment they do all year long

The Hope for Wildlife annual open house took place today showcasing their vast array of wildlife care and treatment they do all year long. Multiple guests were also at the event to speak about their role with wildlife including the NS Turtle Patrol, Marine Animal Response Service as well as HRFE and Halifax Mermaids and ...

The Fire and Water Festival is back at Alderney Landing

The Fire and Water Festival at Alderney Landing came in with force as multiple acts which included dancing, music, singing and more while a blacksmith put on a display near arts and crafts nearby. The incredible event takes place again tonight from 630 – 930 at Alderney Landing The Fire and Water Festival at Alderney ...

NOVA SCOTIA CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL RETURNS

**** NOVA SCOTIA CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL RETURNS – HOSTED BY THE CRAFT BREWERS ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA   The Nova Scotia Craft Beer Festival, hosted by the Craft Brewers Association (CBANS), is set to return to the Halifax scene after a three-year pandemic hiatus.  “2022 is going to be a pivotal year for our Festival.  This ...

Dog Fest – Come join us for a fun day! 

**** Info via Event Dog Fest – Come join us for a fun day!  We will be hosting a pet friendly event. Many different Rescues and Vendors will be present. Stop by and visit some pets that will be on site as well as purchase some items from our Pet Vendors. Make sure you stop ...

Upcoming job fairs, information sessions and opportunities to work with the municipality

**** HRM Media Release Upcoming job fairs, information sessions and opportunities to work with the municipality   Recruitment is a top priority for the Halifax Regional Municipality. Attracting and retaining talent with the required skills and knowledge to deliver municipal services now and into the future is key to our success. The Halifax Regional Municipality ...

The Nova Scotia Harbour Swim was back on the Halifax waterfront to support the United Way Halifax

The Nova Scotia Harbour Swim was back on the Halifax waterfront to support the United Way Halifax This marked the 11th year the Province has organized this incredible event, and the show of support for the 40 swimmers was fantastic. The event was kicked off by a march to the boats lead by the HRFE ...

The Provincial United Way campaign is swimming across the province

**** United Way Release The Provincial United Way campaign is swimming across the province From Tuesday, September 6th to Friday, September 9th fearless fundraising swimmers will plunge into harbours across the province where, one stroke at a time, they will engage in harbor hopping, United Way Style! Swim dates and sites: Chester Swim – September ...

Digby RCMP plans for the 18th Annual Wharf Rat Rally

**** RCMP Media Release Digby RCMP plans for the 18th Annual Wharf Rat Rally Digby RCMP is planning for an increase in pedestrian, motorcycle and vehicle traffic in Digby during the 18th Annual Wharf Rat Rally this weekend. The Wharf Rat Rally runs from September 1 to 4 and it’s expected that over 50,000 people will descend ...

Municipal service level adjustments for Labour Day weekend 2022

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments for Labour Day weekend 2022   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments over the upcoming Labour Day long weekend.   Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours No municipal solid waste collection service will take place on Monday, ...

Alderney Landing presents the 6th Annual Fire and Water Festival on September 9 and 10

**** Info via Alderney Landing Alderney Landing presents the 6th Annual Fire and Water Festival on September 9 and 10 on the Dartmouth Waterfront! We celebrate Nova Scotia’s cultural diversity through music, art, dance, food, and storytelling. This FREE festival promises fun for the whole family with fantastic fire performances! ...

On October 16, 2022 NS Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial will mark a historic milestone in its 40th year

**** HRP Media Release On October 16, 2022 NS Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial will mark a historic milestone in its 40th year It’s an important day to honour the memory of those who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. Join loved ones, peace officers from around NS & community members who will come ...

Coming This Fall…A Full Season of Timely Conversations Halifax Public Libraries Announces Featured Events for September-November 2022

**** Halifax Libraries Release Coming This FallA Full Season of Timely Conversations Halifax Public Libraries Announces Featured Events for September-November 2022 Halifax Public Libraries is filling its fall calendar with plenty of engaging conversations. From September to November, over 20 Canadian leaders in social justice, academics, and the creative industries are speaking at Halifax Central ...

Grand Reunion drew to a close with concerts, acrobats, fire and mermaids and more

Grand Reunion drew to a close with concerts, acrobats, fire and mermaids and more Both sides of the harbour had their share of entertainment topped with a big firework display (photo via Brian