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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

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

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

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 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 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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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. https://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

(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

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

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

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 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

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

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

(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

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

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

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

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: https://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!

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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.

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’ 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!

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: https://fb.me/e/22kRZ6YDJ Trunk Registration: https://forms.gle/zSQ5CP154upTk7nn8 Trick-or-Treater Registration: https://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

(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

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

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

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

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

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

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​

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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!!

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!)

(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

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

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

(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!

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

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

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

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”

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

(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

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 ...