Events & Entertainment

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 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝑻𝒉𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒅𝒂𝒚, October 20 from 5:30pm-8:00pm

**** Info via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission 🍔🥤DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH FOOD CRAWL MAP🥤🍔 The Downtown Dartmouth Food Crawl is 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝑻𝒉𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒅𝒂𝒚, 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 Cameron) About some of the performers (Spotlight) We got to meet the incredibly talented Luminosity at the Keloose festival.​ ​ We asked ...

Nominate an outstanding volunteer for the 2023 Volunteer Awards

**** HRM Media Release Nominate an outstanding volunteer for the 2023 Volunteer Awards   The Halifax Regional Municipality is currently seeking nominations for the 2023 Volunteer Awards. The annual event puts a spotlight on residents who have made a difference in their community by donating their time and skills to various programs and services. Nominating ...

Today is International Dog Day

Via HRP – Today is International Dog Day🐶. Police Service Dog Morgan (left) and Police Service Dog Jynx (right) are two of the pawsome members of the Halifax Regional Police K-9 Unit. Our K-9 teams have many duties. To name a few: they help track lost people; search for suspects & detect illicit drugs. ...

You’ve seen them in parades and at various events.   We had a chance to chat with magical royalty about transferring into beloved Little Princess

You’ve seen them in parades and at various events.   We had a chance to chat with magical royalty about transferring into beloved Little Princess “We are “Little Princess Parties Halifax” and we have been in business since 2013. Little Princess Parties is a children’s entertainment company​ that brings fairytale characters to life for the joy ...

There will be a WALK FOR DEVON beginning at the basketball court in the Pubs ending at Mumford

**** Info via Missing Person : Devon Marsman This Saturday August 27th @2PM There will be a WALK FOR DEVON beginning at the basketball court in the Pubs ending at Mumford. If you would like to come show your support for his family please just show up. If you have a T shirt please wear ...

The largest fireworks display in Atlantic Canada since the visit of the Tall Ships in 2017 is coming Saturday!

**** Via Fireworks FX It’s OFFICIAL! The largest fireworks display in Atlantic Canada since the visit of the Tall Ships in 2017 has been announced. Sat Aug. 27th in Halifax Harbour, fired from twin barges. Show begins at 10:00 pm (barge locations in red) ...

Municipality invites residents to Grand Oasis Grand Reunion Finale Weekend

Municipality invites residents to Grand Oasis Grand Reunion Finale Weekend The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to attend the Grand Oasis Grand Reunion Finale Weekend. Festivities begin on Friday, August 26, with Matt Anderson and the Big Bottle of Joy performing on the Grand Oasis Stage in Grand Parade, at 7 p.m.. The Carson Downey ...

We got to meet the incredibly talented Luminosity Circus at the Keloose festival.​ ​ We asked this talented group what got them into fire acts,​ hooping,​ acrobatics and more!

We got to meet the incredibly talented Luminosity Circus at the Keloose festival.​ ​ We asked this talented group what got them into fire acts,​ hooping,​ acrobatics and more! Name / Company or Organization Luminosity Circus What do you do and how long have you been doing this? Luminosity Circus is a non-profit circus agency ...

Fire and mermaids hit the Halifax waterfront August 27th

*** Via Luminosity Circus We are excited to be joining Serpentine Studios for an event on the Halifax waterfront! Come see Kid Cinder & Mizz Anthrope performing fire shows August 27th at 8:30, 8:45, 9:00 & 9:15 – courtyard opposite the Cable Wharf 🔥 Halifax Mermaids will be on the steps by the water from ...

The 6th annual Kite Festival took place in Halifax over the weekend

The 6th annual Kite Festival took place in Halifax over the weekend The 2 day event encourages people to get out and have fun,  and this was a beautiful weekend to do it. Bring or rent your kites or just go watch,  the event is open to all ages and sports food trucks and games ...

The Highway of Heroes Tribute Ride set off from Dartmouth earlier today

The Highway of Heroes Tribute Ride set off from Dartmouth earlier today This ride is for those Military, Police, Fire, EMS and others who have been Lost But Not Forgotten and those that are Present and Lost. Their service will not be forgotten. (photo contributed) ...

Traffic Delay – Parade in Downtown Halifax

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Parade in Downtown Halifax   Location: Beginning on Albermarle Street and ending at Grand Parade   Date: Saturday, August 20   Time: 12 noon to 1 p.m.   Details: This closure is to facilitate the Nathan MacKinnon Stanley Cup parade.   The parade will begin on Albermarle Street, turn right onto Duke ...

Traffic Delay – Navy 10km Run

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Navy 10km Run   Location: North end of Halifax   Date: Sunday, August 21     Time: 7 a.m. to noon. Traffic Impact: The run will talk place on the following streets:   Gottingen Street Black Street Fuller Terrace Bloomfield Street Agricola Street Rosemeade Avenue Hillside Avenue Robie Street Leeds Street Novalea ...

Happy National Black Cat AppreciationDay!

**** NS SPCA Release Happy National Black Cat AppreciationDay! Here are the top 3 reasons to adopt a black or tuxedo cat: 1️⃣ They are Halloween icons 2️⃣ They are always ready for a formal occasion 3️⃣ They will love you forever Come see for yourself! 😻 Drop by our shelter and Lily Pad Cat ...

Hope for Wildlife’s Annual Open House is our biggest fundraiser each year, attracting thousands of visitors from all over Canada

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife Hope for Wildlife’s Annual Open House is our biggest fundraiser each year, attracting thousands of visitors from all over Canada. Our open house for 2022 will be held on September 10th from 12:00PM to 4:00PM! Get a once-a-year “behind-the-scenes” look at our wildlife rescue and rehabilitation facility with tours ...

LEGO Eco-City is Sparking ‘Living’ Conversations at the Library

**** Libraries Release LEGO Eco-City is Sparking ‘Living’ Conversations at the Library Artist & Innovator in Residence Christine Hempel at Halifax Public Libraries A LEGO Eco-City model, training, and workshop program is touring branches of Halifax Public Libraries from now until June 2023. “Live Well Together, Play Well Together” is the theme, and behind the ...

Grand Reunion Finale Weekend

**** HRM Media Release  Grand Reunion Finale Weekend   Friday August 26th Matt Andersen and The Big Bottle of Joy Grand Parade | Grand Oasis Stage A powerhouse performer with a giant, soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Andersen has built a formidable following the old-fashioned way: touring worldwide and letting his stunned audiences and new devotees ...

Making waves for the youth

Making waves for the youth The Lawrencetown Beach Surfer Association held it’s first Kids Surf Competion since the pandemic began, and with 80 registered participants, a fun and busy day was had! Contestants were set in heats by age, ranging from 5 to 16 years old. All contestants won various prizes based on many factors ...

Nate has announced his Stanley Cup parade plans for Halifax!

**** Info via Halifax Mooseheads Nate has announced his Stanley Cup parade plans for Halifax! Nathan MacKinnon is bringing the Stanley Cup to Halifax and the Parade will be on Sat. Aug. 20th. The parade starts at noon at the Scotiabank Centre. Parade route below. ...

Chalkmaster Dave is leaving his mark in downtown Dartmouth!

Chalkmaster Dave is leaving his mark in downtown Dartmouth! The talented 3D chalk artist has been on downtown Portland St in the pedestrian zone for days bringing people to a stop as they check out his work which will make you believe you can reach out and interact with it. He’s been at this for ...

Traffic Delays – Parade in Cow Bay

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delays – Parade in Cow Bay ​ Location: Caldwell, Cow Bay and Main roads​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ...

Traffic Delays – Emancipation Run Parade in Cherry Brook

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delays – Emancipation Run Parade in Cherry Brook ​ Location: Cherry Brook and Loon Lake roads​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ...

Alderney Landing is hosting its first large-scale outdoor concert in over two years on Saturday, August 27th

**** Alderney Landing Release Alderney Landing is hosting its first large-scale outdoor concert in over two years on Saturday, August 27th April Wine will headline the event, and the evening will start with performances by local rising stars DeeDee Austin and Jody Upshaw. Tickets are free and must be picked up from the Alderney Landing ...

Natal Day fireworks postponed

**** HRM Media Release Fireworks postponed – Due to the wet conditions we are currently experiencing and the uncertainty of the weather forecast with the potential for fog this evening and combined with a very favourable weather forecast for Sunday, July 31st the Natal Day organizers and the Halifax Regional Municipality have made the decision to ...

Police provide safety tips to help enjoy the long weekend

**** HRP Media Release Police provide safety tips to help enjoy the long weekend With the upcoming long weekend, Halifax Regional Police is providing some tips to help citizens safely enjoy the events in our city. There are a number of events this weekend throughout the region including: •Halifax Busker Festival •African Nova Scotian Music ...

Happy World Nature Conservation Day!

***’ Info via Hope for Wildlife Happy World Nature Conservation Day! World Nature Conservation Day is celebrated every year on July 28 all across the world. It aims to create awareness about the importance of the planet’s natural resources and conservations issues around them. This year’s theme for World Nature Conservation Day is ‘Living Sustainably ...

Do you know a youth who is interested in policing?

*”** HRP Media Release Do you know a youth who is interested in policing? The Halifax Regional Police Youth Program offers a fun, meaningful way to build leadership skills & take an active role within the community. Submit your application by September 20. To learn more, visit: http://bit.ly/HRPYouthProgram   Halifax Regional Police Youth Program Do ...

Municipal service level adjustments for Natal Day weekend 2022

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments for Natal Day weekend 2022 The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments over the upcoming Natal Day long weekend: Halifax Transit Bus and Ferry Services Halifax Transit buses will be operating on holiday service on Monday, August 1. ...

Municipality observes Emancipation Day

**** HRM Media Release Municipality observes Emancipation Day The Halifax Regional Municipality is encouraging residents to observe Emancipation Day on and in advance of August 1. In 2021, the Province of Nova Scotia officially designated August 1 as Emancipation Day, in recognition of the history and impacts of slavery in our region. It provides residents ...

Natal Day Events

**** HRM Media Release Natal Day Events Highlights of the Natal Day activities will be: Buskers Festival – Wednesday, July 27 until Monday, August 1. Location: Halifax & Dartmouth waterfronts. For more details visit www.buskers.ca. Halifax Dartmouth Natal Day Harbour Fireworks – Saturday, July 30 at 10:00 pm. Best viewing anywhere you can see George’s Island and Halifax ...

Canoe ’22 municipal service impacts

**** HRM Media Release Canoe ’22 municipal service impacts   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following program and service level adjustments resulting from the 2022 ICF Sprint & Paracanoe World Championships (Canoe ’22) taking place on Lake Banook from August 3 to 7, 2022. Road Closures The municipality has previously announced the following road ...

New date – Come and Enjoy Fifth annual kite festival at Citadel Hill

***** Info via East Coast Kites New date! ** FLY AS HIGH AS YOU CAN ** Come and Enjoy Fifth annual kite festival at Citadel Hill on August 20 & 21. 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 ...

Downtown Dartmouth is pleased to, in partnership with HRM, close Portland Street between Prince Street and Alderney Drive to motor vehicles July 28th to August 7t

**** Info via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission Downtown Dartmouth is pleased to, in partnership with HRM, close Portland Street between Prince Street and Alderney Drive to motor vehicles July 28th to August 7th to create a pedestrian plaza in celebration of the festivities of Buskers, Natal Day, and Canoe ‘22. Further information will follow from ...

BRIDGEWALK 2022: COME WALK THE MACDONALD BRIDGE

**** HHB Release BRIDGEWALK 2022: COME WALK THE MACDONALD BRIDGE For the thousands of people that cross the Macdonald Bridge daily, the panoramic views of Halifax and Dartmouth are stunning – but fleeting. The opportunity to change that – and really soak in all the city perspectives from every part of the bridge – will ...

The 2022 Busker Festival is taking place on both sides of Halifax Harbour

**** Info via Halifax Busker Festival   The 2022 Busker Festival is taking place on both sides of Halifax Harbour, with stages and fun on the Halifax Waterfront and Alderney Landing in Dartmouth. Join us from July 27 to August 1! Halifax Waterfront/Grand Parade 🎩 Maritime Museum Stage 🎩 Sackville Landing Stage 🎩 Grand Oasis ...

Road Closures – North Preston Day Parade

**** HRM Media Release Road Closures – North Preston Day Parade   Location: North Preston Date: Saturday, July 16 Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Traffic Impact: The parade will begin on Simmonds Road, travelling east on Downey Road, to North Preston Road, Johnson Road, Clarence Street, Cain Street, back to North Preston Road, and Simmonds Road, ending ...

Road Closures – Halifax Pride Parade

**** HRM Media Release Road Closures – Halifax Pride Parade   Location: Downtown Halifax Date: Saturday, July 16 Time: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Traffic Impact: The parade begins at Ahern Avenue. The parade will exit Ahern Avenue and head east on Rainnie Drive toward the Brunswick Street and Duke Street intersection, where it will continue east on ...

Saturday, July 16th is North Preston Day!

**** Event Information Saturday, July 16th is North Preston Day! ​ This weekend one of Canada’s oldest black communities celebrates their annual North Preston Day with a parade, fireworks and a king and queen pageant. ​ Schedule of Events: 9am – Free Breakfast provided by the IODE at the North Preston Community Centre 10am – Deputy ...

Summer events at parks around the province are starting on Canada Parks Day, Saturday, July 16

**** Natural Resources Release Summer Events in Provincial Parks ——————————————————— Summer events at parks around the province are starting on Canada Parks Day, Saturday, July 16. The activities at federal, provincial and municipal parks allow families to have fun and learn new things about parks and historical sites, the value of ecosystems and protecting habitat. ...

HRFE Pride Truck Tour

**** Info via HRFE HRFE Pride Truck Tour July 14 – Dartmouth Shannex 82 Baker Drive 2:00pm start time) July 15 – Sobeys Fall River 6:00pm – 8:00pm July 16 – Pride Parade 12:00 – 2:30pm July 17 – Peace and Friendship Park 1:00 – 2:00pm July 18 – Sobeys Portland Street 6:00pm – 8:00pm ...

The Maritime Fire Chiefs Association is hosting the 2022 Atlantic Fire Leadership Conference is in Halifax

The Maritime Fire Chiefs Association is hosting the 2022 Atlantic Fire Leadership Conference is in Halifax where fire personnel from NS, PEI, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador will gather for three days of seminars and conferences and vendors showing modern and updated gear. A memorial was held for the memory of fallen firefighters which ...

Registration open for Natal Day Parade

**** HRM Media Release Registration open for Natal Day Parade The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that registration remains open for Natal Day parade entries. 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 1, 2022. The parade will begin ...

This year’s parade will begin at 12:00PM on Saturday, July 16 – PARADE ROUTE

**** Info via Halifax Pride This year’s parade will begin at 12:00PM on Saturday, July 16. PARADE ROUTE Due to the Cogswell Interchange construction taking place this summer, Halifax Pride and the Halifax Regional Municipality have created a new parade route that will start at Citadel High and avoid construction near Upper Water Street. The ...

2nd Lawrencetown Beach Surfers Alliance Kids Surf Comp and Fun day.

**** Lawrencetown Beach Surfer Association Release   💥 Quick update on the 2nd Lawrencetown Beach Surfers Alliance Kids Surf Comp and Fun day.   ▪️1 day event ▪️Waiting period starting August(Weekends) ▪️Sign up soon(60 kids maximum) sign up early as last event had over 80 participants. ▪️ Price $20 per kid – this includes 🔥 ...

Canada Day 2022 – In Photos

Canada Day celebrations are on the go! Have a safe and happy long weekend everyone! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

Summer events safety tips via HRP

**** HRP Media Release Summer events safety tips via HRP ​ With the upcoming long weekend, Halifax Regional Police are providing some tips to safely enjoy the upcoming summer events in our city. ​ The start of summer means there will be lots of events happening throughout the region. To learn more about the lineup ...

Traffic Delays – Canada Day parades and events

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delays – Canada Day parades and events ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following traffic delays, for various parades and events occurring on Friday, July 1 (Canada Day): ​ EPIC Multisports’ EPIC Canadian Run for Canada 5K & 10K ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ...

Municipal service level adjustments on Canada Day

**** HRM Media Release   Municipal service level adjustments on Canada Day ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for Canada Day. ​ Halifax Transit Bus and Ferry Services A reminder that all Halifax Transit services (conventional bus, Access-A-Bus, Regional Express service and ferry) will ...

HRFE are developing a multi-year strategic plan and will be hosting public engagement sessions

**** Info via HRFE HRFE are developing a multi-year strategic plan and will be hosting public engagement sessions. All locations are wheelchair accessible and masks are recommended. Register to attend by emailing: HRFE_Policy@halifax.ca July 4, 2-4 p.m. Halifax Central Library BMO Conference Room 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax July 4, 6-8 p.m. Station 9 1 ...

Join us for KANA’TA: Canada Day 2022 celebrations on Friday, July 1 – Events List

**** HRM Media Release Join us for KANA’TA: Canada Day 2022 celebrations on Friday, July 1 This new, re-envisioned format for Canada Day offers a variety of new and refreshed cultural, musical, and family-oriented events to enjoy. Developed in close collaboration with Indigenous communities, KANA’TA: Canada Day 2022 offers programming that honours the traditions of ...

2nd of July will be happening Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Salute To Ukraine

**** NS International Tattoo Release Big Announcement! 2nd of July will be happening Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Salute To Ukraine Headline Performance by BALAKLAVA BLUES (Ukraine) Join the entire cast of the Royal NS International Tattoo as they march into Grand Parade to kickoff a tribute to UKRAINE. Featuring international acro performances, pipes and ...

This is not a drill! It’s ticket time Hal-con homies!

**** Via Hal-Con : Hal-Con Sci-Fi Fantasy Convention 2022, October 28-30 This is not a drill! It’s ticket time Hal-con homies https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hal-con-sci-fi-fantasy-convention-2022-october-28-tickets-358089564527   Fri, 28 Oct 2022, 12:00 PM – Sun, 30 Oct 2022, 7:00 PM ADT Location Halifax Convention Center 1650 Argyle St Halifax, NS B3J 3N8 View map ...

Technical issue will temporarily prevent the Snowbirds from flying in upcoming performances

**** RCAF Media Release Technical issue will temporarily prevent the Snowbirds from flying in upcoming performances   The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will be unable to fly in planned airshows and fly pasts, until a technical issue is resolved that relates to a device that sets the timing for the deployment of the parachute during the ...

Nova Scotia Tattoo Showcases Local Talent in New Evening Performance Series & Cast List

**** Nova Scotia Tattoo Release   Nova Scotia Tattoo Showcases Local Talent in New Evening Performance Series   The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo has launched an evening performance series at the Light House Arts Centre, the Garrison Brewing’s Tattoo Festival Club. The inaugural show, on Wednesday, June 29, will feature world-renowned fiddler Ashley MacIsaac and ...

Come and Enjoy Fifth annual kite festival at Citadel Hill on July 23 & 24

**** Info via East Coast Kite Festival Come and Enjoy Fifth annual kite festival at Citadel Hill on July 23 & 24 ** FLY AS HIGH AS YOU CAN ** Come and Enjoy Fifth annual kite festival at Citadel Hill on July 23 & 24. It’s a Non-alcoholic, Family and Kids friendly event with FREE ...

MAWITA’JIK COMPETITION POW WOW 2022

Captain Pat Keating and his Station 13 crew (Quint 13) providing community assistance to set up the Teepee that will be housing the “Sacred fire” for the Mawita’jik Pow Wow June 17 to 19th. Hosted by the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Center. (photos contributed) MAWITA’JIK COMPETITION POW WOW 2022 June 17 – June 19 Get ready ...

Municipality announces Dartmouth Summer Sunshine Series

**** HRM Media Release Municipality announces Dartmouth Summer Sunshine Series The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to participate in the Dartmouth Summer Sunshine Series – a free, ten-week concert and entertainment series at the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Park. In partnership with the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission, the African Nova Scotia Music Association and the Atlantic Federation ...

Residents invited to Garden Day Celebration

**** HRM Media Release Residents invited to Garden Day Celebration The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to a Garden Day Celebration, in celebration of the municipality’s Year of the Garden declaration. The event will take place Saturday, June 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Public Gardens. Residents are invited to attend and enjoy ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to participate in Bedford Days 2022

**** HRM Media Release Municipality announces Bedford Days 2022 The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to participate in Bedford Days 2022. This annual community event will begin on Tuesday, June 21 to coincide with National Indigenous Day, and will conclude on Friday, July 1 to coincide with Canada Day. It is supported by the ...

Nova Scotia Tattoo Adds New Shows to Tattoo Festival Club Lineup

**** NS Tattoo Release Nova Scotia Tattoo Adds New Shows to Tattoo Festival Club Lineup   ​ The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo has added new shows to the Garrison Brewing’s Tattoo Festival Club schedule, with Roxy and the Underground Soul Sound, Casual Cries For Help, the Carson Downey Band, and HubTown Big Band joining ...

Municipality announces KANA’TA: Canada Day 2022 programming

**** HRM Media Release Municipality announces KANA’TA: Canada Day 2022 programming The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to participate in KANA’TA: Canada Day 2022 on Friday, July 1, 2022. This new, re-envisioned format for Canada Day will offer residents across the region a variety of new and refreshed cultural, musical, and family-oriented events to enjoy. ...

Good deeds program in North Preston

**** RCMP Media Release Hfx Dist RCMP North Preston detachment initiated a program last year that rewards youth doing good deeds such as helping others & increasing safety by wearing helmets. Special thanks to sponsors for providing the approx. 960 coupons that were given out! ...

Municipality announces additional artists for Grand Oasis Festival Series

**** HRM Media Release Municipality announces additional artists for Grand Oasis Festival Series ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is pleased to announce additional artists for the Grand Oasis Festival Series – a free festival to celebrate music, art, and culture at Grand Parade. ​ The festival will take place from Tuesday, June 21 to Saturday, ...

Film Fund Cap Raised, Fund Increased for 2022-23

**** CNS Media Release Film Fund Cap Raised, Fund Increased for 2022-23 ——————————————————– The Province is increasing the project cap under the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund, making it easier for larger productions to film in Nova Scotia. Effective immediately, the maximum amount of funding a project can receive is $10 million, ...

Repost – The Curbside Give Away Weekend will take place on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5

**** HRM Media Release Curbside Give Away Weekend 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. It’s a great way to reduce the amount of garbage ...

Downtown Dartmouth OPEN STREET SUNDAY

**** Info via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission Downtown Dartmouth OPEN STREET SUNDAY We’ve partnered with the Planning and Design Centre to bring you Dartmouth Open Street Sundays on 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟮𝟲 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟭𝟮𝗻𝗼𝗼𝗻-𝟰𝗣𝗠! 🤩This is a street party you don’t want to miss! Portland Street & Prince Albert Road will be 𝗖𝗔𝗥 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 all the way ...

Nova Scotia Ready to Welcome Visitors, Celebrate National Tourism Week

**** Tourism Media Release Nova Scotia Ready to Welcome Visitors, Celebrate National Tourism Week —————————————————————- The Province is using National Tourism Week, from May 29 to June 4, as an opportunity to encourage people to travel to and within Nova Scotia this year. Tourism Nova Scotia has launched an advertising campaign encouraging Nova Scotians to ...

As part of our participation in “Year of the Garden”, the Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting the public to two Greenhouse Open Houses

**** HRM Media Release Municipality to host Greenhouse Open Houses ​ As part of our participation in “Year of the Garden”, the Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting the public to two Greenhouse Open Houses. These open houses will offer residents the opportunity to explore municipal greenhouses and gardeners will be available to answer questions. There ...

Happy Victoria Day!

**** Info via CAF Happy Victoria Day!  May 24 is Queen Victoria’s birthday. Originally celebrated in her honour, it now marks Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday as well. Victoria Day was established as a holiday in the Province of Canada in 1845, and a national holiday in 1901. It is now observed on the first Monday ...

Curbside Give Away Weekend – Saturday and Sunday, June 4 & 5 , 2022

**** HRM Media Release Curbside Give Away Weekend 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. It’s a great way to reduce the amount of garbage ...

Police advise the public of planned street closures for the Blue Nose Marathon

**** HRP Media Release Police advise the public of planned street closures for the Blue Nose Marathon ​ Police are advising the public of the planned street closures in relation to the Blue Nose Marathon in Halifax this weekend. ​ HRP is prepared for the Blue Nose Marathon and will have officers performing traffic control along ...

Municipal service level adjustments on Victoria Day, Monday May 23

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments on Victoria Day, Monday May 23 ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal service level adjustments on Victoria Day, Monday May 23. ​ Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours No municipal solid waste collection services will take place on Monday, May 23. ...

The Halifax area RCMP were on display as Police Week carries on

The Halifax area RCMP were on display as Police Week carries on Showcasing various vehicles such as boats and command trucks, to various Forensic displays including electronic and high tech room mapping, to victim services, ERT, bomb robots and more, police were on hand to talk to the public about their roles and tools they ...

RCMPNS Open House Thurs, May 19, 4-8 p.m.

**** RCMP Media Release   RCMPNS Open House Thurs, May 19, 4-8 p.m.   All welcome! Drop by the RCMPNS HQ in Dartmouth to see displays by Traffic Services, Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Services, Safety Bear & many more. We look forward to seeing you! #PoliceWeek2022 80 Garland Ave, Dartmouth, NS ...

Advisory: Police conducting training exercises​

**** HRP Media Release Advisory: Police conducting training exercises​ ​ Halifax Regional Police will be conducting training exercises in Bedford on May 19-20. ​ Over the course of the two days, the exercises will take place at various times during both days near Damascus Drive, Bedford. ​ Citizens can expect to see an ongoing police presence ...

Halifax Regional Police celebrates National Police Week

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police celebrates National Police Week Halifax Regional Police held a Police Day event on Wednesday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth. The event gave the public an opportunity to meet officers and learn first-hand about the work of various specialized HRP ...

Halifax Regional Police celebrates National Police Week

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police celebrates National Police Week Halifax Regional Police will hold a Police Day event on Wednesday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 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 ...

Municipality announces return of the Grand Oasis Festival Series

**** HRM Media Release Municipality announces return of the Grand Oasis Festival Series The Halifax Regional Municipality is pleased to host the Grand Oasis Festival Series – a free festival to celebrate music, art, and culture at Grand Parade. The festival will take place from Tuesday, June 21 to Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. ​ All ...

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 ...

The brrrrrrave divers took to the waters of Halifax Harbour today as the Law Enforcement Torch Run raised money for the Special Olympics with the ever popular Polar Plunge!

The brrrrrrave divers took to the waters of Halifax Harbour today as the Law Enforcement Torch Run raised money for the Special Olympics with the ever popular Polar Plunge! Participants were cheered on by on lookers and team mascots as divers watched on (luckily not needed). Members of HRP, RCMP, Halifax Search and Rescue as ...

New Exhibit to Explore African Nova Scotians’ Connection to the Sea

**** AFRICAN NOVA SCOTIAN AFFAIRS New Exhibit to Explore African Nova Scotians’ Connection to the Sea ———————————————————— From fishers to shipbuilders and sailors to shippers, the stories and contributions of African Nova Scotians in marine industries will be featured in a new, collaborative museum exhibit. The African Nova Scotian Seafaring Project is a collaboration between ...

Emergency Preparedness Week May 1-7, 2022 (Updated with contest)

**** HRFE / EMO Release Emergency Preparedness Week May 1-7, 2022 As part of Emergency Preparedness Week beginning Sunday, May 1, Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency’s (HRFE’s) Emergency Management Division is encouraging all residents to ‘be ready for anything’. This past year has continued to highlight the importance of emergency preparedness, due to the impacts from ...

The ever-popular Halifax Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Nova Scotia returns in- person on Saturday, April 30th

**** LETR Media Release WE’RE BACK!! MARK YOUR CALENDAR The ever-popular Halifax Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Nova Scotia returns in- person on Saturday, April 30th, 2022! Plunging in-person not your thing? No problem, you can plunge Virtually! REGISTER NOW to be start raising funds and record yourself taking a plungeat a beach, lake, or pool, etc.your pick! Send us the recording by April 15th and we will ...

Halifax Busker Festival Expands to Dartmouth!

**** Halifax Busker Festival Release Halifax Busker Festival Expands to Dartmouth! July 27 to August 1, 2022 After a tumultuous two years with a virtual festival and reduced capacity shows, the Halifax Busker Festival has plans to celebrate the reopening by coming back bigger than ever with an expansion to the Dartmouth Waterfront. “We are ...

Hal-Con is planning for a Full Capacity convention in 2022!

**** Info via Hal-Con Hal-Con is planning for a Full Capacity convention in 2022! Atlantic Canada’s biggest sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention is slated to return at full capacity in 2022. The return to a full-scale convention comes after the Covid-19 pandemic caused Hal-Con to cancel plans for 2020 and to host the event at ...

Laura Selenzi of Serpentine Studios tells us why she’s eager to entertain as part of fire and light dancers

She’s part of a team that heats up their shows with fire and lights.   Laura Selenzi of  Serpentine Studios tells us why she’s eager to entertain as part of fire and light dancers Name / Company or Organization​ Laura Selenzi – Serpentine Studios What do you do and how long have you been doing this?​ ...

Flame on!  lumen lux​ talks to us about fire and dancing in the HRM

Flame on!  lumen lux​ talks to us about fire and dancing in the HRM  You’ve seen her at events such as the Alderney “Fire and Water” and Nocturne, and many other shows across the HRM.  She talked to us about her dazzling shows and why she does it. Name / Company or Organization lumen lux​ ...

Swimming with the fishes.  Local mermaid shares her tails of becoming an aquatic entertainer in the HRM 

Swimming with the fishes.  Local mermaid shares her tails of becoming an aquatic entertainer in the HRM  We spoke to Raina about her love of her unique passion for spreading joy and seeing smiles from the crowd as a Halifax mermaid. (photo by Brett Stanley)   Name / Company or Organization Raina the Halifax mermaid, ...

Municipal service level adjustments for the Heritage Day weekend /Heritage Day Virtual Ceremony

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

Heritage Day Honours the Landscape of Grand Pré World Heritage Site

**** CNS Media Release Heritage Day Honours the Landscape of Grand Pré World Heritage Site —————————————————————- Heritage Day 2022 will celebrate the Landscape of Grand Pré World Heritage Site, one of the earliest settlements in Nova Scotia, which is immersed with Acadian history and defined by tragedy, courage and perseverance. Heritage Day is Monday, February ...

Alright stop, collaborate and listen. Ice Festival is back with the brand new edition!

**** Info Via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission Alright stop, collaborate and listen. Ice Festival is back with the brand new edition! It’s back for 2022! The Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival presented by East Coast Credit Union. Join us in Downtown Dartmouth on March 5th from 12PM-4PM for an action-packed Saturday! There will be live ice ...

February Kicks Off Year-Long African Heritage Celebrations at Halifax Public Libraries

**** Libraries Media Release February Kicks Off Year-Long African Heritage Celebrations at Halifax Public Libraries Beginning in February 2022, TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries will feature community conversations, showcase local talent, and honour African Nova Scotian history, while looking forward together. Celebrations for the 38th year of African Heritage Month will ...

African Heritage Month Highlights Community Voices

**** CNS Media Release African Heritage Month Highlights Community Voices —————————————————————- Virtual celebrations began today, January 26, for African Heritage Month with a provincial proclamation and poster unveiling ceremony. “I am delighted and honoured to participate in the launch of African Heritage Month 2022,” said Lt.-Gov Arthur J. LeBlanc. “This year’s theme is particularly significant ...

Residents Invited to Celebrate African Heritage Month 2022

**** HRM Media Release Residents Invited to Celebrate African Heritage Month 2022 ​ February is African Heritage Month. This year’s theme, Through Our Eyes: The Voices of African Nova Scotians, recognizes the long-standing history of people of African descent in the development of Canada. ​ The municipality is holding a variety of events to celebrate the legacy, ...

New Year’s Eve 2022 virtual celebrations

**** HRM Media Release New Year’s Eve 2022 virtual celebrations Mayor Mike Savage and members of Regional Council are inviting residents to tune into this year’s virtual New Year’s Eve celebrations. At 11 p.m. on Friday, December 31, the Halifax Regional Municipality’s YouTube channel will feature two broadcasts for viewing: ​ Broadcast 1 – Golden Era ...

Municipal service level adjustments for the 2021/22 holiday season

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments for the 2021/22 holiday season The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for the upcoming 2021/22 holiday season: ​ Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours ​ Garbage, organics and recyclables collection services will not be affected by the ...

Annual New Year’s Day Levée Cancelled

**** Lieutenant-Governor Release Annual New Year’s Day Levée Cancelled —————————————————————- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lieutenant-Governor’s New Year’s Day Levée has been cancelled. In its place, Lt.-Gov Arthur J. LeBlanc will present a video message to Nova Scotians. “With much regret, I am obliged to cancel the upcoming levée that has been hosted by ...

Holiday safety tips

**** HRP Media Release Holiday safety tips As we 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 make it ...

Traffic Delays – Majestic Monarch Rivendale Residents Holiday Parade

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delays – Majestic Monarch Rivendale Residents Holiday Parade ​ Location: Throughout Beaver Bank (see full list below) ​ Date: Sunday, Dec. 19 ​ Time: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ​ Details: Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Majestic Monarch Rivendale Residents Holiday Parade. ​ Traffic impact: Traffic delays are expected as the ...

104th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion to be commemorated Dec. 6

**** HRM Media Release 104th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion to be commemorated Dec. 6  Residents are invited to attend the annual Halifax Explosion memorial service being held Monday, Dec. 6 to reflect on the tragic event that occurred 104 years ago and the immense relief effort that was undertaken during its aftermath. An official ...

Traffic Delays – Parade in Eastern Passage

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delays – Parade in Eastern Passage ​ Location: Fisherman’s Cove, Shore Road, Quigley’s Corner and Main Road ​ Date: Sunday, Dec. 5 ​ Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ​ Details: Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Eastern Passage Cow Bay Holiday Parade. ​ Traffic impact: Traffic delays are expected as the ...

Traffic Delays – Fall River Christmas Parade of Lights

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

HRFE Station 62 is very excited to announce our 1st Annual Holiday Food & Toy Drive!

**** Info via HRFE Stn 62 HRFE Station 62 is very excited to announce our 1st Annual Holiday Food & Toy Drive! On DECEMBER 5TH will be visiting several locations throughout the community to collect NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS including PET FOOD, NEW/UNWRAPPED TOYS and CASH donations in support of the St. Paul’s Food Bank. We ...

Traffic Delays – Parade in Spryfield

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delays – Parade in Spryfield ​ Location: Punch Bowl Drive, Herring Cove Road, Dentith Road, Spryfield Mall ​ Date: Sunday, Nov. 28 ​ 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 ...

The Q104 Toy Drive Returns

**** Info via Q104 The Q104 Toy Drive Returns Join The Mighty Q as we broadcast live 6am to 7pm December 3rd and 4th from the Highfield Park Fire Station. It’s been one strange year. So here’s an image that’ll make you feel good. A kid’s face lighting up Christmas morning after unwrapping a new ...

Road Closure – Sackville Christmas Tree Lighting

**** HRM Media Release Road Closure – Sackville Christmas Tree Lighting ​ Location: Sackville Drive, from Acadia Lane to Sackville Cross Road ​ Date: Friday, Nov. 26 ​ Time: 7:25 p.m. to 7:35 p.m. ​ Details: Street closures will be in place to facilitate attendees’ exit from the Sackville Christmas Tree Lighting. ​ Traffic impact: RCMP will be on-site to briefly ...

Traffic Delays – Parade in Downtown Halifax

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delays – Parade in Downtown Halifax ​ Location: Upper Water and Barrington streets, Spring Garden Road, Queen Street, Morris Street and University Avenue, and Robie Street ​ Date: Saturday, Nov. 20 ​ Time: 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ​ Details: Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Holiday Parade of Lights. ​ ...

Once again it’s that time of year! It’s time for our 4th 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 4th annual Fill a Port-a-Tank for a local food bank! The last few years were a great success and we want to continue it again this year. On Tuesday evenings (our regular training nights) from 7pm-9pm we ...

L’NU AFFAIRS–New Exhibit Explores Mi’kmaq Connection to Land and Sea

**** CNS Media Release L’NU AFFAIRS–New Exhibit Explores Mi’kmaq Connection to Land and Sea Nova Scotians can learn more about the experiences of Mi’kmaw communities through a new exhibit, featuring Mi’kmaw historian and guest curator Salina Kemp, at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax. Ta’n me’j Tel-keknuo’ltiek, which translates to ‘how unique we ...

Municipal service level adjustments and Traffic Delays for Remembrance Day 2021

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments for Remembrance Day 2021 ​The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for Remembrance Day, Thursday, Nov. 11: ​ Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours No municipal garbage, organics or recyclables collection services will take place on Remembrance Day. ...

Reset your clocks, change your batteries

**** HRFE Media Release Reset your clocks, change your batteries  Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) wishes to remind residents to ‘fall back’ tomorrow before heading to bed. When residents turn their clocks back an hour, they should also change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Also, residents are reminded to check ...

HRP Halloween safety tips

**** HRP Media Release Halloween safety tips ​ Halloween – a night filled with candy, creepy 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. ...

That Halloween Pumpkin you carved is gonna get gross, fast. Let Moo Nay Farms take care of it for you.

Updated with drop off locations via Moo Nay Farms That Halloween Pumpkin you carved is gonna get gross, fast. Let Moo Nay Farms take care of it for you. Each November, they collect your old pumpkins as feed for their farm animals. See below for a list of locations to drop your jack o lanterns, ...

Scotia Shores is hosting the Spooky Downtown Community Clean Up event

Info via the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission. 🎃 DO IT IN DARTMOUTH 🎃 Scotia Shores is hosting the Spooky Downtown Community Clean Up event! 👻Saturday Oct. 30th, 11:00am – 1:00pm 🦇Meet at the Alderney Landing Parking Lot to sign in and get free cleanup supplies! 🕸️Wear your costumes and get entered to win some spooky ...

RCMP share tips for a safe Halloween night ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP share tips for a safe Halloween night ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ...

New Remembrance Day Online Tool for Employers and Employees

**** LABOUR/SKILLS/IMMIGRATION Release   New Remembrance Day Online Tool for Employers and Employees ————————————————- Remembrance Day is a time to pay respects and honour those who have served and those who continue to serve. To help business owners and their employees observe this day while complying with provincial legislation, a new online tool has been ...

Nocturne 2021 is BACK! Join artists, creators, community groups + galleries in a 4-day immersive artistic experience

**** Info via Nocturne  It’s back! Nocturne 2021 is BACK! Join artists, creators, community groups + galleries in a 4-day immersive artistic experience. See your city transformed by artists from October 13-16, 2021. FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: https://nocturnehalifax.ca/nocturne-guide/ 2021 PROJECTS: https://nocturnehalifax.ca/projects/ COVID-19 SAFETY: https://nocturnehalifax.ca/covid/ ABOUT NOCTURNE: Nocturne: Art at Night celebrates contemporary professional art in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. Through ...

Ceremonial Gun Salute at Citadel Hill

**** DND Media Release Ceremonial Gun Salute at Citadel Hill ​ Residents in downtown Halifax and surrounding areas are advised that there will be ceremonial gun training followed by a firing salute with blank ammunition on Thursday, October 14, between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. at Citadel Hill.   This salute will be conducted by members ...

Halifax Regional Municipality Public Service Announcement Curbside Giveaway Weekend

**** HRM Media Release Halifax Regional Municipality Public Service Announcement Curbside Giveaway Weekend ​ The Curbside Giveaway Weekend will take place on Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17.​ Residents are encouraged to place unwanted items at their curbs for prospective treasure hunters to haul away. Acceptable items include, but are not limited to: books, furniture, ...

Nova Scotia is officially in Phase 5, which means that more Hal-Con tickets are now available

**** Hal-Con Release Nova Scotia is officially in Phase 5, which means that more Hal-Con tickets are now available.  Since we’re less than three weeks out, we will be releasing ALL remaining available tickets tomorrow. We will also be making a series of guest and programming announcements tomorrow leading up to the ticket launch, so ...

L’NU AFFAIRS–Treaty Day Honours Relationship with Mi’kmaq

**** CNS Media Release L’NU AFFAIRS–Treaty Day Honours Relationship with Mi’kmaq The Province is marking its 35th annual Treaty Day today, October 1, by celebrating the many contributions of the Mi’kmaq and recognizing the significance of Nova Scotia’s relationship with Mi’kmaq people. “We come together today to celebrate the unique and important relationship between the ...

Municipality observes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

**** HRM Media Release Municipality observes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality will annually recognize Sept. 30 as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. ​ Halifax City Hall will be lit orange on Wednesday, Sept. 29. The municipality will also be hosting a flag raising on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 5:30 ...

Premier’s Statement on Truth and Reconciliation Week

**** PREMIER’S OFFICE Release Premier’s Statement on Truth and Reconciliation Week —————————————————————- NOTE: The following is a statement from Premier Tim Houston —————————————————————- Kwe. Teluisi (hello, my name is) Premier Tim Houston. Throughout the past year, with the devastating news of children’s bodies being uncovered at former residential school sites throughout the country, Canada’s history ...

5th Annual Fire & Water Festival 

**** Info via Alderney Landing 5th Annual Fire & Water Festival  October 8th and 9th on the Dartmouth Waterfront (6:30pm to 9:30pm) A celebration of Nova Scotia’s unique cultural fabric through music, dance, art, storytelling, and food. Plus FIRE PERFORMANCES! This festival will follow the public health guidelines in place at the time of the ...

Halifax Convention Centre Kicks Off Fall Events Season

**** CNS Media Release Halifax Convention Centre Kicks Off Fall Events Season —————————————————— The Halifax Convention Centre will host more than 50 events this fall as the list of in-person meetings and conventions continues to grow. “We have been working closely with our clients to plan their events and get back to doing what we ...

2021 annual Hopscotch Arts Festival returns: Hip Hop in Halifax

**** HRM Media Release 2021 annual Hopscotch Arts Festival returns: Hip Hop in Halifax ​ This year’s Hopscotch Festival, Hip Hop in Halifax, will take place from Thursday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 26 in Halifax. ​ Hopscotch, the largest hip hop and youth-focused event in Atlantic Canada, is a free festival to unite, energize and support ...

Truth and Reconciliation Day Recognized in Nova Scotia

**** CNS Media Release Truth and Reconciliation Day Recognized in Nova Scotia —————————————– Nova Scotia will annually recognize Sept. 30 as Truth and Reconciliation Day beginning in 2021. Provincial government offices, public schools and regulated child care will be closed. Businesses will have the choice, as they do on other occasions, to remain open. “We ...

Scotiabank Centre will require all event attendees at our venue to provide proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test

**** Via Scotiabank Center As we return to hosting events, Scotiabank Centre plays an important role in keeping our community safe. As of October 1, we will require all event attendees at our venue to provide proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to the event. ...

Downtown Dartmouth is hosting Dartmouth Open Street Sunday on September 19

**** Info via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission Downtown Dartmouth is hosting Dartmouth Open Street Sunday on September 19, 2021! We’ve partnered with the Planning & Design Centre to bring you an afternoon of fun, including: 🔵 Street activations by businesses 💃 Performances at Sullivan’s Pond and Ferry Terminal Park 🍕 Lots of food, and much ...

Hal-Con: We have had a few questions over the last few weeks so we put together a short FAQ

**** Info via Hal-Con We have had a few questions over the last few weeks so we put together a short FAQ!   All of these items and more can be found on our website: http://hal-con.com/. Furthermore, you can always ask more questions by emailing info@hal-con.com! 👇👇 ❓ Will vaccines be mandatory for Hal-Con this ...

Return of the Eastern Passage Pirate Festival

**** Info via Fisherman’s Cove Fun in the Passage! “Day 1 of our Pirate Festival will feature musical guests Louisa Manuel & Neil Mackinnon from 12-2, then Shawn Birt and Darrin Shaw from 2-5. We look forward to seeing everyone out there! Our final day of the Pirate Festival will feature two fantastic musical acts ...

Nova Scotia Health and Emergency Health Services remind festival goers to enjoy events safely

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health and Emergency Health Services remind festival goers to enjoy events safely Nova Scotia Health and Emergency Health Services are reminding participants of this weekend’s Halifax Pride to enjoy the event with safety in mind. Our emergency departments typically see an increase in visits when larger public gatherings take ...

Visit the HRFE Pride fire truck! They will be travelling to different spots in the municipality

**** Info via HRFE Visit the HRFE Pride fire truck! They will be travelling to different spots in the municipality, check out the schedule: Aug 12: City Hall, Parade Square, 5 p.m. Aug 13: Downtown Halifax drive around, 5 p.m. Peace and Friendship Park, 6 – 8 p.m. Aug 14: Dartmouth Crossing, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ...

Halifax Pride takes place August 12-22!

**** Info via HRM Halifax Pride takes place August 12-22! This year’s theme, Radiate Resilience, celebrates the perseverance of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in overcoming challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, & how we can safely gather and connect to build a better community. For programming information and the event schedule, visit: www.halifaxpride.com ...

Advance Poll Open Tomorrow

**** Elections Nova Scotia Release Advance Poll Open Tomorrow   More early voting options will be available tomorrow, Saturday August 7, 2021, when advance polls open. Advance polls will be open until Saturday August 14 (closed Sunday, August 8). ​ Don’t forget, early voting is also available Monday to Saturday at the returning offices in ...

Municipal service level adjustments for Natal Day weekend 2021

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments for Natal Day weekend 2021 ​  The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments over the upcoming Natal Day long weekend: ​ Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours No municipal solid waste collection service will take place on Natal ...

Hal-Con 2021 Tickets On Sale Wednesday, August 11th

**** Hal-Con Release Hal-Con 2021 Tickets On Sale Wednesday, August 11th Hi, Hal-Con fans! We’re excited to announce that tickets for Hal-Con 2021 will go on sale Wednesday, August 11th at 7:00 pm ADT via Eventbrite. Links to purchase tickets will be emailed to all newsletter subscribers and posted here on our website and social media accounts ahead of ...

2021 BIG SWIM to be in Nova Scotia for First Time

**** Event Media Release 2021 BIG SWIM to be in Nova Scotia for First Time​ ​For the first time in The BIG SWIM’s 10-year history participants will swim in the waters of Nova Scotia. In light of COVID-19, instead of the typical crossing of the Northumberland Strait from New Brunswick to PEI this year’s 53 ...

HRFE was pleased to hold the official dedication ceremony for its newest fire rescue boat, ‘Kjipuktuk (Halifax)

**** HRFE Release Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency was pleased to hold the official dedication ceremony for its newest fire rescue boat, ‘Kjipuktuk (Halifax)’.​ The ceremony featured remarks from Halifax Mayor Mike Savage, Chief Deborah Robertson, Fire Chief Ken Stuebing and smudging from Elder Jane Abram. ​ ​ The name of the boat was selected ...

Campaign Signage and Election Advertising / COVID Precautions and Safe Voting Options for the 41st Provincial General Election

**** Elections Nova Scotia Release COVID Precautions and Safe Voting Options for the 41st Provincial General Election   Elections Nova Scotia – There are many options to vote safely in the 41st provincial general election. Voters in Nova Scotia can apply on-line to vote by mail using a write-in ballot, or vote safely in-person at returning ...

New Electoral Boundaries in Place for the 41st Provincial General Election

**** Elections Nova Scotia Release New Electoral Boundaries in Place for the 41st Provincial General Election In the fall of 2019, the House of Assembly legislated 55 electoral district boundaries as recommended by the Electoral Boundaries Commission. These new district boundaries will be used for the 41st provincial general election in Nova Scotia when it is called. ...

PARKER STREET’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL PROGRAM IS BACK FOR 2021!

**** Info via Parker Street Food Bank PARKER STREET’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL PROGRAM IS BACK FOR 2021! We are now accepting school supplies and cash donations from today, July 5, to August 16 and client registrations up until Friday, August 13. You can donate by: 1. Calling 902-425-2125 Ext. 202 2. Purchasing and dropping off school supplies ...

Traffic Delay – Sullivan’s Pond and Crichton Park area

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Sullivan’s Pond and Crichton Park area ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents to expect delays in the Sullivan’s Pond and Crichton Park area on Sunday, July 11 from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., during the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon. ​ The event will begin at Sullivan’s ...

We’ll cut right to the chase: Hal-Con 2021 is happening

**** Info via Hal-Con To the Hal-Con community of fans, geeks, nerds, and friends: We’ll cut right to the chase: Hal-Con 2021 is happening. It’s not going to look exactly like previous years, but Nova Scotia’s overwhelming success in keeping COVID cases low and getting vaccines in arms means that many of today’s public health ...

Municipal Programs and Services for Canada Day, July 1

**** HRM Media Release Municipal Programs and Services for Canada Day, July 1 ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for Canada Day. ​ Halifax Transit Bus and Ferry Services Halifax Transit buses will be operating on holiday service on Canada Day, Thursday, July 1. ...

Canada Day events are not planned due to COVID-19 public health restrictions

***’ HRM Release Canada Day events are not planned due to COVID-19 public health restrictions. The municipality is encouraging residents to use this day to reflect on our shared history and collectively recommit to a stronger future built upon meaningful reconciliation efforts with Indigenous peoples. ...

Today marks the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day

**** Info via HRM Today marks the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, a time for all of us to recognize and celebrate the unique history, heritage and diverse cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Halifax Regional Municipality is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and traditional lands of the Mi’kmaq people. ...

First celebrated in 2011, the National Animal Rights Day is a growing global movement

**** Info via the Marine Animal Response Society First celebrated in 2011, the National Animal Rights Day is a growing global movement to give a voice to all animals and raise awareness for their rights (anyone else think of the Lorax?) We’re celebrating the progress that is being made towards ending the suffering of animals ...

Parks and Recreation summer programming and facility update

**** HRM Media Release Parks and Recreation summer programming and facility update ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that summer recreation programs have once again been planned in accordance with public health guidelines. ​ Outdoor recreation programing will be offered in June and both indoor and outdoor (half-day and full-day) summer camps are ...

World Bike Day

**** HRP Media Release World Bike Day ​ Today is Word Bike Day and Halifax Regional Police is encouraging everyone to do their part to safely share our roadways. Motorists: Keep an eye out for cyclists and ensure you allow for 1-meter clearance when passing them. Only pass cyclists if it’s safe to do so. ...

June is National Indigenous History Month

**** HRM Media Release June is National Indigenous History Month June is National Indigenous History Month, a time to honour the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples across Canada. It is also an opportunity to recognize the strength of present-day Indigenous communities. This year marks the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples ...

The Wharf Rat Rally, an annual gathering on the Digby Waterfront over Labour Day Weekend, has been cancelled for 2021

**** Rally Release The Wharf Rat Rally, an annual gathering on the Digby Waterfront over Labour Day Weekend, has been cancelled for 2021. An event of this size takes nearly a year to plan and organize, and the third wave brought those preparations to a halt. While the provincial plans for reopening announced on Friday, ...

Air Show Atlantic 2021 scheduled for August 28th and 29th in Debert, Nova Scotia has been cancelled

**** Airshow Atlantic Release It is a sad day. Air Show Atlantic 2021 scheduled for August 28th and 29th in Debert, Nova Scotia has been cancelled. For the most detailed explanation of all the factors that went into this decision we encourage you to listen Episode 4 of the Air Show Atlantic Podcast where we ...

World Turtle Day History

**** Info via CWF World Turtle Day History World Turtle Day seeks to raise awareness about turtles and tortoises. This day aims to protect them and their habitats. It encourages people to learn more about them in order to keep them safe and protected. According to seeturtles.org, 6 out of 7 turtle species are classified ...

Today is World Bee Day

**** Info via the UN Today is World Bee Day. “To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN designated 20 May as World Bee Day. The goal is to strengthen measures aimed at protecting bees and other pollinators, which would significantly contribute to solving ...

Municipal services on Victoria Day, Monday May 24

**** HRM Media Release Municipal services on Victoria Day, Monday May 24 The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal service level adjustments on Victoria Day, Monday May 24: Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours No municipal solid waste collection services will take place on Monday, May 24. Curbside collection of garbage, ...

Happy International Firefighters’ Day

Via HRFE and HRP Happy International Firefighters’ Day everyone. Thank you for your support, each and every day. #InternationalFirefightersDay HRP : On this #InternationalFirefightersDay, Halifax Regional Police wanted to give a shout-out & salute to Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency and our own Sgt. Regan Fong’s brother Richard Fong, Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency Platoon ...

May is Asian Heritage Month

**** HRM Media Release Asian Heritage Month May is Asian Heritage Month (photo HRFE) Acknowledge the rich history and culture of peoples of Asian descent; learn from the lived experiences of Canadians of Asian descent. Over the past two centuries, individuals and families have immigrated to Halifax from East Asia, Southern Asian, Western and Southeast ...

Emergency Preparedness Week 2021

**** HRM Media Release Emergency Preparedness Week 2021 Friday, April 30, 2021 (Halifax, NS) – As part of Emergency Preparedness Week beginning Sunday, May 2, Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency’s (HRFE’s) Emergency Management Division is encouraging all residents to ‘be ready for anything’. The past year has highlighted the importance of emergency preparedness with the ...

UPDATE: Summer registration for programs in municipally-operated facilities scheduled for Wednesday, May 5 is postponed due to current COVID-19 restrictions.

**** HRM Media Release UPDATE: Summer registration for programs in municipally-operated facilities scheduled for Wednesday, May 5 is postponed due to current COVID-19 restrictions. A new registration date is expected to be announced later in May following updates from public health. As with all aspects of COVID-19, timelines are subject to change. ​ Public Service ...

Nova Scotians Honour Workers and Families on Day of Mourning

**** LABOUR Media Release Nova Scotians Honour Workers and Families on Day of Mourning ——————————————————— Each year on April 28, Nova Scotians honour lives lost and those who were injured or suffered illness due to their work, as part of the national Day of Mourning. It is also a time for Nova Scotia to renew ...

DATES CONFIRMED for Air Show Atlantic 2021 in Debert

**** Airshow Atlantic Release DATES CONFIRMED for Air Show Atlantic 2021 in Debert, Nova Scotia! Startttt spreadddding the newsss!  August 28th – 29th, 2021 The Canadian Forces Snowbirds 🇨🇦 are also confirmed as a headline performer as well as Kent Beckham of the Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team 🇨🇦 who will be performing a solo aerobatic ...

Air Show Atlantic Ticket Information and viewing area update‼️

**** Airshow Atlantic Release Air Show Atlantic Ticket Information and viewing area update‼️ *** We encourage all of our fans to respect and take seriously the new COVID-19 guidelines put in place on April 23rd by Dr. Strang and the Province of Nova Scotia. We are sharing these Air Show Atlantic updates with a close ...

Earth Day 2021

**** Info via Environment Canada Earth Day 2021 Today is Earth Day, a globally coordinated event held every year on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This year’s theme, #TakeCareofThePlanet, hopes to raise awareness among Canadians about the urgency of taking action for the environment and to encourage them to take concrete action to ...

UPDATE: Air Show Atlantic Drive-In Show Details‼️

**** Info via Airshow Atlantic Canada UPDATE: Air Show Atlantic Drive-In Show Details‼️ What will a Drive-In Air Show look like? We have a series of informational posts planned to explain just that! We are going to start that process by explaining our vision with a simple map layout. Fans will have 2 viewing options, ...

Women’s World Hockey Championship Cancelled

**** PREMIER’S Office Release Women’s World Hockey Championship Cancelled ———————————————————- The 2021 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship, scheduled for May 6-16 in Halifax and Truro, is being cancelled due to concerns over the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Nova Scotia. Premier Iain Rankin withdrew permission for the event to take place in the province ...

Celebrate National Volunteer Week with Neighbourhood & Volunteer Services

**** HRM Media Release Celebrate National Volunteer Week with Neighbourhood & Volunteer Services April 18 – 24, 2021 is National Volunteer Week. Celebrate by learning more about the programs offered through Parks & Recreation’s Neighbourhood & Volunteer Services, and the Community Developers who help our municipality thrive. Thank you to all of the volunteers throughout the municipality who contribute their ...

A province-wide moment of silence will be observed at 3 p.m. on April 18 to honour and remember the 22 Nova Scotians who were killed on April 18 and 19, 2020

**** NS Government Release A province-wide moment of silence will be observed at 3 p.m. on April 18 to honour and remember the 22 Nova Scotians who were killed on April 18 and 19, 2020. A confidential, toll-free line is now open to help anyone in need of emotional support as a result of the ...

HRP salutes its volunteers

**** HRP Media Release HRP salutes its volunteers ​ As part of National Volunteer Week (April 18-24), Halifax Regional Police (HRP) is recognizing the volunteers who make positive contributions to our community. ​ We celebrate the 74 citizen volunteers who generously contribute their time and skills to deliver programs ranging from neighbourhood watch to victim ...

Honour and Remember Nova Scotians Lost During April 2020 Tragedy

**** PREMIER’S Office Media Release Honour and Remember Nova Scotians Lost During April 2020 Tragedy —————————————————————- The Province of Nova Scotia is inviting people to unite in honouring and remembering the 22 Nova Scotians who were killed on April 18 and 19, 2020. ​ “Last April an unthinkable tragedy broke our hearts and shattered lives. ...

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

**** HRP Media Release National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week Halifax Regional Police is honoring the public safety telecommunicators employed in our Integrated Emergency Services (IES) dispatch centre during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 11-17. These dedicated employees truly put the first in ‘first responder’; they are a voice of calm at the other end ...

Today marks Vimy Ridge Day in Canada

**** RCMP Media Release Today marks Vimy Ridge Day in Canada. The RCMP has a significant military history and connections. During the First World War, hundreds of members of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police (RNWMP, the RCMP’s precursor) took their discharge from the force to fight overseas, including the Battle of Vimy Ridge. In 1918, ...

Today all HRFE / HRP stations will fly their flags at half-mast from sunrise to sunset to mark Vimy Ridge Day, in remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Never forget. Via HRFE “Today all HRFE stations will fly their flags at half-mast from sunrise to sunset to mark Vimy Ridge Day, in remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. 3,598 Canadians were killed and another 7,000 wounded during the World War I battle. We owe them our thanks and our remembrance, lest we ...

THE ROYAL NOVA SCOTIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO PRESENTS “THE SPIRIT OF NOVA SCOTIA VIRTUAL WORLD TOUR 2021”

**** THE ROYAL NOVA SCOTIA INTERNATIONAL Tattoo Release  THE ROYAL NOVA SCOTIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO PRESENTS “THE SPIRIT OF NOVA SCOTIA VIRTUAL WORLD TOUR 2021” The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo will tour the world virtually this summer presenting a series of geo-gated online shows in select territories across the globe. The Tattoo will partner with ...

Hal-Con Update: 2021 Plans

**** Hal-Con Release Hal-Con Update: 2021 Plans Happy Spring, Hal-Con fans! As we enter this next stage of 2021, we want to share our plans for the rest of the year. We share the hope felt by many Nova Scotians that the coming months will continue to see low COVID case numbers, limited community spread, ...

Nova Scotia March to Remember 23

**** Info via Facebook Event Nova Scotia March to Remember 23 This is a March to Remember the 23 people who were murdered in Portapique in April 2020. It is also to honor those RCMP officers who risked their lives and in some cases their careers when they responded to the “war zone” that was ...

April is National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Month!

**** NSHA Media Release April is National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Month! It celebrates organ and tissue donation and raises awareness about the critical need for more donors across the country. On April 7 we encourage Nova Scotians to wear green on #GreenShirtDay held in honour of Humboldt Broncos bus crash victim Logan Boulet. ...

Summer registration for recreation programming

**** HRM Media Release Summer registration for recreation programming The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that summer recreation programs have once again been planned in accordance with public health guidelines. ​ Currently public health is allowing for multiple cohorts of 15 children in day camps and camp activities can be provided in both an ...

Purple Day – International epilepsy day – returns on Friday, March 26 2021

**** Info via the epilepsy society Purple Day – International epilepsy day – returns on Friday, March 26 2021 Originating in Canada, Purple Day was invented by Cassidy Megan, a young girl who created the initiative in 2008 after getting motivated by the struggles she had with epilepsy. It’s a simple affair: you’re encouraged to ...

Plans for Air Show Atlantic 2021 continue: Drive-In Concept

**** Airshow Atlantic Release Plans for Air Show Atlantic 2021 continue… We are adapting the design of the show to keep everyone safe. We will do everything we can to present the best air show possible in these extraordinary times. Our re-invention of the Show to be COVID-19 safe will continue to adapt to the fast-changing environment ...

Funding for Online Performances by Nova Scotians

**** CULTURE/HERITAGE- Media Release Funding for Online Performances by Nova Scotians—————————————————————-To help the performing arts sector adapt to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and the restrictions that are keeping people safe, the province is investing $150,000 in Light House Go!, a new on-demand streaming service dedicated to providing Nova Scotia content.​ ​“This funding will help ...

Smoke Alarm Tips and time change reminder for daylight savings +1 hr. Next weekend

***** Info via Bedford Volunteer Firefighter Association Smoke Alarm Tips and time change reminder for daylight savings +1 hr. Next weekend Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home, in each bedroom, and near all sleeping areas. Test smoke alarms monthly to make sure they’re working. Replace smoke alarms that are more than ...

It’s World Wildlife Day!

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife It’s World Wildlife Day! Every year there is a theme, this year it is Forests and Livelihoods: people and the planet. Forests are a vital part of our ecosystem. Not only do they provide food, shelter and more to so many species of flora and fauna worldwide but they ...

Streaming event: Choose to Challenge: Women’s Resilience in the Time of COVID-19

**** HRM Media Release Choose to Challenge: Women’s Resilience in the Time of COVID-19. Monday, March 8th at 10am Featuring keynote speaker Rajean Willis. The event will be streamed on Zoom. Please register for this free event. http://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Kx95GjCfQv-mWqLVeZiqkQ We welcome you to join us for the municipality’s celebration of International Women’s Day on Monday, March ...

(Cancelled) Bundle up your pubble and view several pre-carved ice sculptures at two COVID-safe locations

**** Via the DT Dartmouth Commission Update:  Unfortunately due to today’s new COVID restrictions, there are to be no public events until the end of March at least. Next year, we hope to have the Ice Festival back in all of its glory.   “Bundle up your pubble and view several pre-carved ice sculptures at two ...

Edward Francis Arab Honoured on Heritage Day

**** CULTURE/HERITAGE Media Release Edward Francis Arab Honoured on Heritage Day Immigrants have played a critical role in building Nova Scotia, including newcomers from Lebanon, who have made exceptional cultural, religious, economic, and political contributions to our province for more than 130 years. That is why this Heritage Day, Monday, Feb. 15, will honour a ...

Municipal programs and services on Nova Scotia Heritage Day, Monday, Feb. 15

**** HRM Media Release Municipal programs and services on Nova Scotia Heritage Day, Monday, Feb. 15 ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that municipal programs and services will operate on a reduced service level on the provincial statutory holiday, Nova Scotia Heritage Day, Monday, Feb. 15. This year, Nova Scotia Heritage Day will ...

Dartmouth ice festival may return in March

****  Info via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission According to the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission: Will there be an ice festival this year in downtown Dartmouth? We hope so! We are working on a modified version of this popular event in March. Stay tuned. Here’s hoping! ...

African Heritage Month Calls to Listen, Learn, Share and Act

**** AFRICAN NOVA SCOTIAN AFFAIRS Release African Heritage Month Calls to Listen, Learn, Share and Act————————————————————–Virtual celebrations began today, Jan. 26, for African Heritage Month with a provincial proclamation launch and poster unveiling with Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc, Premier Stephen McNeil, and African Nova Scotian Affairs Minister Tony Ince.“Although we must conduct the launch of ...

Shubenacadie Sam To Make Virtual Groundhog Day Prediction

**** LANDS/FORESTRY Media Release Shubenacadie Sam To Make Virtual Groundhog Day Prediction————————————————————Shubenacadie Sam is turning to technology to help predict the arrival of spring.Nova Scotians are invited to celebrate Groundhog Day virtually this year and watch the prediction on social media. Shubenacadie Sam will emerge from his burrow at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park with his spring ...

Holiday safety tips

**** 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 ...

(Update) New Year’s Eve in the Halifax Regional Municipality 2021

**** HRM Media Release New Year’s Eve in the Halifax Regional Municipality 2021 New Year’s Eve 2021 virtual celebrations ​ Mayor Mike Savage and members of Regional Council are inviting residents to tune into this year’s virtual New Year’s Eve celebrations, NYE 2021, airing on the Eastlink YouTube channel and Eastlink Community TV, beginning at 11 p.m. ...

Annual New Year’s Day Levée Cancelled

**** LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR Release Annual New Year’s Day Levée Cancelled—————————————————————-Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the lieutenant-governor’s annual New Year’s Day Levée is cancelled this year. In its place, the lieutenant-governor will present a video message intended for all Nova Scotians.“With much regret, I am obliged to cancel the upcoming levée that has been hosted by lieutenant ...

HRFE marks the 103rd anniversary of the Halifax Explosion

Today marks the 103rd anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. The HRFE held a small (COVID-19 protocol) wreathe ceremony in memory of the tragedy which killed many Halifax firefighters amongst the victims, the injured, and in memory of those who helped rebuild during such a major event. . . . . . . . ...

Mayor Mike’s Local Stuff Challenge

**** HRM Media Release Mayor Mike’s Local Stuff Challenge ​ Mayor Mike Savage today engaged local business districts in a friendly holiday shopping competition in aid of an important cause. Each of the participating districts will fill a stocking with products from shops in their area. The stockings will then be auctioned off in support ...

Province Marks World AIDS Day

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Province Marks World AIDS Day—————————————————————-People living with HIV/AIDS and those who have died from the disease are being honoured with the raising of a red ribbon flag at Province House.In keeping with COVID-19 public health requirements, the flag raising was pre-taped and is viewable online at: http://youtu.be/pGt1JJuXL0U .This year’s World AIDS Day theme ...

It’s time for our 3rd annual Fill a Port-a-Tank for a local food bank!

**** Info via the Beaver Bank- Kinsac Fire Station 48 “It’s that time of year again!  It’s time for our 3rd annual Fill a Port-a-Tank for a local food bank! The last couple of years were a great success and we want to continue it again this year. This year we will be setting up ...

Richmond County Tree Sails to Boston

**** CULTURE/HERITAGE Release Richmond County Tree Sails to Boston————————————————————–A special tree received a heartfelt farewell today, Nov. 16. The 45-foot white spruce is a thank-you gift to the people of Boston for their immediate support following the Halifax Explosion of 1917.“Nova Scotia will never forget those who were lost and injured as a result of ...

Keep an eye out for this Q104 Toy Drive Banner at the Highfield Park Fire Station

**** Info via Q104 It’s almost time! “Keep an eye out for this Q104 Toy Drive Banner at the Highfield Park Fire Station! Thanks to the Halifax Professional Firefighters for partnering with us again this year and having the Q104 Toy Drive at their station, with increased COVID-19 distancing protocols. Drop off a new unwrapped ...

Remembrance Day 2020 municipal service adjustments / Remembrance Day services modified due to COVID-19 restrictions

**** HRM Media Release Remembrance Day 2020 municipal service adjustments ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for Remembrance Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11: ​ Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours ​ No municipal garbage, organics or recyclables collection services will take place on Remembrance Day. ...

RCMP employees and their families showed their competitive spirit by taking part in the RCMP pumpkin carving contest

**** RCMP Media Release This year, RCMP employees and their families showed their competitive spirit by taking part in the RCMP pumpkin carving contest. Entries were received from coast to coast to coast! A winning pumpkin from each province was entered into the final contest to be crowned the national winner. The National pumpkin carving ...

Solid Waste Resources will be hosting a shred event at Mic Mac Mall

**** HRM Media Release FYI: Saturday from 10am – 2pm “Solid Waste Resources will be hosting a shred event at Mic Mac Mall (in the lower parking lot). This is a contactless event. When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle and pop your trunk when directed. Our on-site team will take your materials to ...

Municipal program and service level adjustments on Thanksgiving weekend

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

Advanced polls open for voting online and by phone

**** HRM Media Release Advanced polls open for voting online and by phone The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that advanced polls are now open for voting online and by phone. These polls are open until Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. ​ All residents who received their voter information letter are now able ...

The Curbside Give Away event held during October 2020 will occur as scheduled.

**** HRM Media Release Curbside Give Away Weekend Curbside Give Away Weekend 2020 The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the 2020 Curbside Give Away Weekend will take place from Saturday, Oct. 17 to Sunday, Oct. 18. ​ Curbside Give Away Weekend is an annual two-day event, where residents are encouraged to place unwanted household ...

Seniors’ Week, Oct. 1-7

**** SENIORS / CNS Release Recognizing Older Nova Scotians—————————————————————–Older Nova Scotians are leaders in the province. They are business owners and entrepreneurs, volunteers, mentors, caregivers and have a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share with other generations.Seniors’ Week, Oct. 1-7, is a time to celebrate older Nova Scotians and recognize the unique impact they ...

Trunk or Treat: Welcome, residents of Eastern Passage/Cow Bay and Shearwater!

**** Event info Welcome, residents of Eastern Passage/Cow Bay and Shearwater! Event link: http://fb.me/e/22kRZ6YDJ Trunk Registration: http://forms.gle/zSQ5CP154upTk7nn8 Trick-or-Treater Registration: http://forms.gle/pxb2D1RPGveZyEDJ6 ***Details are based on the current Public Health guidelines and are subject to change with short notice. Please follow the Facebook event notifications for the most up to date announcements. ***Following the event’s social distancing ...

(In photos) Fire and Water festival has concluded at Alderney Landing

(In photos) Fire and Water festival has concluded at Alderney Landing. The event concluded with a fantastic fire performance. With COVID-19 precautions in place, the event was very well moderated and attended Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

Drop Zone 2020 for Easter Seals – Photos

**** Dropzone Release Drop Zone is underway in Halifax! “Drop Zone is Easter Seals’ signature fundraising event! First hosted in Halifax in 2004 by Easter Seals Nova Scotia. Since then, Drop Zone has made its way to other provinces and over 9,000 brave superheroes have stepped off the edge in support of Easter Seals. Together, ...

Alderney Landing presents the 4th Annual Fire & Water Festival

**** Info via Alderney Landing Alderney Landing presents the 4th Annual Fire & Water Festival October 2-3 7pm – 9:30pm A celebration of the unique cultural fabric of Nova Scotia. It features musical performances, dance and storytelling as well as flaming food, incredible art installations and fire performances! FREE ADMISSION – Social Distancing, reduced gathering size ...

Today is Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day

**** RCMP Media Release Today is Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day, a time to pay tribute to the hard work, dedication and sacrifices made by Canadian police and peace officers. The RCMP will honour our fallen colleagues today through virtual memorial services at the RCMP Depot Training Academy and on Parliament Hill. Across ...

Nocturne 2020: Echolocation

**** Info via Nocturne Nocturne: Art at Night celebrates contemporary professional art in K’jipuktuk/Halifax. Through our festival and additional programming, we use art as a catalyst for connection. The completely free annual event showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in K’jipuktuk/Halifax. Nocturne is a not-for-profit organization that brings the city access to art and ...

HALIFAX CITADEL – DISCONNECTED FOR A DAY

**** Parks Canada Release HALIFAX CITADEL – DISCONNECTED FOR A DAY Halifax Citadel National Historic Site will be truly a 19th century experience on Saturday, September 19, when Nova Scotia Power’s planned outage turns back time to when there was no electricity in the fort. ​ Parks Canada is advising the public that the interior ...

Military Family Appreciation Day

Military Family Appreciation Day Officially passed through a unanimous consent motion in the House of Commons on June 19th, 2019, Military Family Appreciation Day is held on the third Friday of September each year. This is a day for all Canadians to unite and honour Canadian military families for the sacrifices they make on behalf ...

Household special waste depot to reopen​

**** HRM Media Release Household special waste depot to reopen​ Effective Saturday, September 12, the Household Special Waste (HSW) depot located at 20 Horseshoe Lake Drive, Bayers Lake will reopen for regular operations. The facility was closed due to COVID-19 and budget constraints. ​ The HSW depot accepts chemical waste generated in your home, which ...

Visitor season extension, in response to high interest, for Georges Island National Historic Site

**** Parks Canada Release Visitor season extension, in response to high interest, for Georges Island National Historic Site Extended for five consecutive weekends until October 11, 2020, these additional days will allow more opportunities for the public to visit Georges Island National Historic Site September 4, 2020                  Halifax, Nova Scotia                  Parks Canada Agency Georges ...

Municipal program and service level adjustments – Labour Day weekend

**** HRM Media Release Municipal program and service level adjustments – Labour Day weekend The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for the Labour Day weekend: ​ Recreation Facilities, Programs and Services: ​ Public washrooms and first aid at the Emera Oval pavilion will be open on Monday, ...

THE 2020 CONVOY IS DESIGNED TO BE A SAFE EVENT! ANNOUNCING A QUIET ZONE ON THE ROUTE THIS YEAR

**** LETR Release THE 2020 CONVOY IS DESIGNED TO BE A SAFE EVENT! September 19th We are very excited to let you know that plans for the 2020 Convoy in support of Special Olympics Nova Scotia are well underway.  We have an active and enthusiastic Steering Committee have an event plan that meets all the ...

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Halifax

**** Parks Canada Release This is cool! Parks Canada and partners are pleased to welcome local residents and visitors to explore Georges Island on five select weekends starting August 8 and 9 from 12 noon to 5 pm each day. Take in a guided tour of the historic tunnels and enjoy the scenic views from a new perspective. This ...

Organizers announce that they are unable to offer an in-person Blue Nose Marathon experience in 202020.

**** Info via Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon Blue Nose Nation, thank you for your patience. We’ve made an official decision on the 2020 edition of the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon. Being the largest organized fitness event in Atlantic Canada is both a blessing and a burden in these challenging times. We’re so proud to welcome ...

Municipal Services, Enhanced Transit & Celebration Information for Natal Day Weekend 2020

**** HRM Media Release Municipal Services, Enhanced Transit & Celebration Information for Natal Day Weekend 2020 ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for Natal Day weekend: ​ Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours ​ No municipal solid waste collection service will take place on ...

Halifax Busker Festival is ONLINE July 31 to August 2!!

**** Info via the Buskers Event Halifax Busker Festival is ONLINE July 31 to August 2!! 2020 Online Schedule Watch the performances starting at 1pm Atlantic Daylight Time on the Halifax Busker Festival Facebook page at www.facebook.com/halifaxbuskers. Friday, July 31 Day 1 Performances start at 1pm ADT EMCEE Jack Wise 1. Mighty Mike 2. The Great Balanzo 3. Michael James ...

THE ROYAL NOVA SCOTIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO PRESENTS: THE ROYAL NANNY INTERNATIONAL TATTOO

**** Media Release THE ROYAL NOVA SCOTIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO PRESENTS: THE ROYAL NANNY INTERNATIONAL TATTOO ​ The Royal Nanny International Tattoo was presented today at the Stadacona Base at CFB Halifax, to honour a long-time Tattoo fan who has turned the show into her family’s summer tradition. Nanny Joyce Meikle has attended every single Tattoo ...

Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency will be celebrating our 2SLGBTQ+ members and residents during the 2020 Halifax Pride Festival across K’jipuktuk

**** Via HRFE Message from Chief Stuebing From July 16 to 26, Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) will be celebrating our 2SLGBTQ+ members and residents during the 2020 Halifax Pride Festival across K’jipuktuk (Halifax Regional Municipality). This year’s theme is Pride//Amplified. HRFE members have a unique and important role in creating a municipality where ...

Hal-Con 2020 cancelled

**** Hal-Con Release To the Hal-Con community of fans, geeks, nerds, and friends: We have made the difficult decision to cancel Hal-Con 2020. To us—and to many of you—Hal-Con is more than just an annual event. It’s a celebration of all of the wonderful geeky communities that thrive in this city, in this country, and ...

NOCTURNE 2020 Dates Set, Volunteers Needed

**** Info via Event Organizers NOCTURNE 2020 #NOCHFX20 Halifax’s 13th annual art at night is excited to announce our 2020 dates: October 13-17 As always, the Saturday after the long weekend in October will be our main event with lead up events throughout the week! Nocturne: Art at Night celebrates contemporary professional art in K’jipuktuk/Halifax. ...

Municipal programs and services for Canada Day, July 1

**** HRM Media Release Municipal programs and services for Canada Day, July 1 Friday, June 26, 2020 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional​ Municipality is advising residents of the following​ municipal​ program and service level adjustments for Canada Day. Halifax Transit Bus and Ferry Services Halifax Transit buses will be operating on holiday service on ...

HALIFAX 2020 CANADA DAY DRUMMING CELEBRATION : Thank healthcare heroes & frontline workers

**** Info via Canada Day Drumming Committee DRUMMING CELEBRATION Thank healthcare heroes & frontline workers Join us online July 1st 2020 For the past three years, we’ve been celebrating Canada Day through simultaneous nationwide drumming to promote diversity, multicultural, and harmony of our community. We’ve had many ethnic groups in many cities across over 6 ...

Some Nova Scotia Museums to Reopen July 1

**** COMMUNITIES/CULTURE/HERITAGE Media Release Some Nova Scotia Museums to Reopen July 1 —————————————————————– Some provincial museum sites will reopen on Wednesday, July 1, with new measures in place to ensure people can safely enjoy their visits. “Our museums provide unique learning experiences, showcasing past events and ways of life that have shaped our communities and ...

Canada Day 2020 – Virtual Celebrations

**** HRM Media Release Canada Day 2020 – Virtual Celebrations Mayor Mike Savage and members of Regional Council are inviting residents to join in the first virtual Canada Day celebrations on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Halifax was selected by Canadian Heritage and CBC to take part in a national virtual Canada Day celebration. Halifax will ...

Mays Performing Virtual Show in Support of the Nova Scotia SPCA

**** NS SPCA Media Release Mays Performing Virtual Show in Support of the Nova Scotia SPCA Matt Mays, JUNO Award winning singer-songwriter, is hosting a virtual show in support of the Nova Scotia SPCA on Saturday, May 30 at 9:00pm ADT. All personal donations made at www.novascotiaspca.ca/mattmays will be matched by J & W Murphy Foundation from ...

Nova Scotia RCMP recognizes National Police Week

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP recognizes National Police Week This week, the Nova Scotia RCMP is recognizing National Police Week, a public education campaign began back in 1970 as a way for the police to connect with their communities and to increase awareness about the services they provide. This year’s theme is “One ...

Stan Rogers Folk Festival cancelled this year

**** Info via Festival Dear friends, We are heartbroken to announce that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 24th edition of the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, scheduled for July 23 to 26, 2020. The following were the basis for our decision: 1. There is a very high likelihood that the isolation measures ...

Announcement: cancellation of the 2020 edition of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

**** Info via the NS Tattoo It is with heavy hearts that we must announce the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. The Tattoo has been celebrating the bond of friendship since 1979 never missing a beat, but sometimes the show cannot go on. Public safety and the safety ...

Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon will be postponed to the fall of 2020

**** Bluenose Marathon Statement Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon will be postponed to the fall of 2020. Your safety and well-being has always been and will continue to be our top priority. We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and given the recent advice of the Premier and health authorities and the continuing evolution of ...

It is with sadness and disappointment that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Halifax St. Patrick’s Day Parade

**** Info via Event Facebook Page It is with sadness and disappointment that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Halifax St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Given the circumstances surrounding public gatherings and COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event, originally scheduled for Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. We ...

Tim Hortons® Announces Changes to Roll Up The Rim To Win® in Light of Current Public Health Environment

**** Info via Tim Hortons Tim Hortons® Announces Changes to Roll Up The Rim To Win® in Light of Current Public Health Environment Tim Hortons announced changes today to its iconic Roll Up The Rim To Win contest running between March 11 to April 7, 2020 throughout Canada. Tim Hortons is eliminating paper Roll Up ...

(Rescheduled) WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley is coming to Halifax for the UCW’s 13th Anniversary Show (fun!)

**** Event info via UCW Update Mick Foley! This looks fun. !!Huge News!!! UCW’s 13th Anniversary Show details We have news regarding the UCW Anniversary shows. We have officially postponed the May 8th and May 9th events that were scheduled for the Spryfield Lions Rink. The new dates will be September 11th & September 12th ...

Public Service Announcement Residents invited to celebrate International Women’s Day at Halifax Central Library

**** HRM Media Release Public Service Announcement Residents invited to celebrate International Women’s Day at Halifax Central Library The Halifax Regional Municipality, Halifax Public Libraries and the African Nova Scotian and Racially Visible Women’s Network, are inviting residents to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 at Halifax Central Library on Monday. The free event will celebrate ...

The MINEVILLE EARTH DAY ROADSIDE CLEANUP will be held on SATURDAY APRIL 18

**** Info via the Mineville Community Facebook page SAVE THE DATE: The MINEVILLE EARTH DAY ROADSIDE CLEANUP will be held on SATURDAY APRIL 18. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of ‘Earth Day’! We encourage everyone to join us at Bennett Park on April 18 to help us take part in the ‘Earth Day Great ...

(Cancelled) Help Support the Kyle Currie Memorial Golf Classic

**** Event info **EVENT CANCELED** “Unfortunate news. With all thats going on I have been unable to do any work on this Tournament and I sure can’t ask local businesses and people to support it when folks are laid off or shut down completely. Also when this thing does start to clear up, I dont ...

Help save an animal by doing something sweet!

**** NS SPCA Release (NS SPCA) Great cause! Info via the NS SPCA “Help save an animal by doing something sweet 1️⃣ Click on http://help.spcans.ca/bakesale and create a free account 🥳 2️⃣ Share your personalized page on social media and encourage your friends, family members, and colleagues to donate to the SPCA on your page ...

Sneak peek: Egyptian Mummies and Eternal Life makes its North American debut at the Museum of Natural History this February

**** Info via the Museum of Natural History ** Note: Phitos in this post are no substitute for seeing this display in person! Egyptian Mummies and Eternal Life makes its North American debut at the Museum of Natural History this February. In collaboration with the noted Museo Egizio of Florence, Italy, this exhibition features more than ...

Africville Honoured on Heritage Day

****COMMUNITIES/CULTURE/HERITAGE Media Release Africville Honoured on Heritage Day ————————————————————— The community of Africville and its former residents are an important part of Nova Scotia’s history and culture. That is why Africville is being honoured on Heritage Day, Monday, Feb. 17. “Heritage Day is a time to commemorate the remarkable individuals and places that have contributed ...

Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency Historic Display For African Heritage Month

If you are around Alderney Landing, make sure you swing by the display (across from Tims) and check out the HRFE historic display for African Heritage Month. There is strength in the displays stories. . . . ...

In honour of African Heritage Month, RCMP welcomed some of the incredible women who are featured in tge bokk “HerStory”

**** Info via RCMP In honour of African Heritage Month, RCMP welcomed some of the incredible women who are featured in “HerStory,” a book authored by Sgt. Craig Smith that tells the story of 40 black women across Canada who have made differences in Canadian law enforcement. Black women making a difference in law enforcement. ...

(Cancelled) Clear vision set for EcoEndurance Challenge 2020

**** Halifax SAR Release Clear vision set for EcoEndurance Challenge 2020. **** Update:  Cancelled this year due to COVID-19 . . The EcoEndurance Challenge 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the E2C event- and the end of an era for the event. Organizers are promising to make this years event the best one ever. Through ...

2020 Marks The 13th Anniversary of the Halifax St. Patrick’s Day Parade

In its current iteration, the parade brings together Irish and non-Irish alike to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in our city! The parade has grown year after year and is not to be a missed event in Halifax. Come out on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 1pm. The parade marches through historic Irishtown beginning at Terminal ...