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Weekend Wrap-up: November 28-29, 2015

1. Head to Grand Parade for the Annual Halifax Tree Lighting event that’s fun for the whole family. Enjoy live music and a dance party with…
Halifax Shipping News

Sanderling moves to AutoPort.

Oceanex Sanderling Makes the move to Autoport after unloading at Pier 41. After loading her cars, she will move back to 41 for Trailers and…
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Are you busy this weekend? Because there's a really great event happening right here in our city that you should DEFINITELY check out.

Wino Wednesday V1 – What’s In Mommy’s Sippy Cup?

Hello winos! Happy Wednesday. I thought today would be a good day to share wine love. What’s in my wine rack this week? HAHAHAHA. As IF I have a wine…
Halifax Shipping News

ZIM Virgina, heading west.

ZIM Virgina arrived over the Noon hour and backed into Pier 42. Sailing from Jamaica, she worked her way up the East Coast, and from Halifax, will go…

Halifax Transit invites residents to name new harbour ferry

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Halifax Transit is once again asking residents to submit suggestions to name its newest replacement harbour ferry, expected to go into service in 2016.

Earlier this year residents voted to name the fifth harbour ferry in the fleet “Craig Blake” in honour of the first Canadian sailor to be killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan.


Brunswick and Duke streets intersection - Road Construction

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising motorists and residents that paving will take place this evening (Thursday), on Brunswick Street at the Duke Street intersection.

Crews will be on site from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Lane drops will be in place while work is underway.

The traffic signals at Duke Street will be shut down and traffic control personnel will be in place.

Motorists should expect delays in the area and are asked to use alternative routes whenever possible. The municipality apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this road work may cause.

Source: Release


Kick off the holidays with the Halifax Christmas Tree Lighting

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Mayor Mike Savage and members of Regional Council are inviting residents to get into the Christmas spirit by attending this weekend’s Halifax Christmas Tree Lighting, the first of a few holiday-themed events to be held over the coming weeks.

When: Saturday, Nov. 28, 6-7 p.m.

Where: Grand Parade Square, downtown Halifax

Join us for this free, family-friendly event which will include the lighting of the tree, fireworks, a visit from old Saint Nick, and entertainment by Big Fish.


Highway 7 – Road Construction

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that crews are asphalt patching on Highway 7 today between Ross Road and the Salmon River Bridge.

Crews will work in the outbound lanes until about noon, and then move to the inbound lanes. All of the work is expected to wrap up by about 5 p.m.

There will be lane drops in place while this work is underway. Motorists should expect minor delays in the area. The municipality regrets any inconvenience this work may cause.

Source: Release


District 6 residents encouraged to verify they are on voters list

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is currently conducting revisions to the voters list for District 6, Harbourview-Burnside-Dartmouth East, to ensure an accurate electors list for the upcoming special election being held Jan. 23, 2016, to fill a vacant seat on Regional Council.

The municipality will be conducting revisions to the preliminary voters list between now and Dec.


Only a Few Days Left to See Realism Redux at Secord Gallery

Only a few days left in Secord Gallery's exhibition of realist paintings with renowned artists Brian Atyeo, Alan Bateman, Malcolm Callaway, Paul Hannon, Susan Paterson and Steven Rhude. There are many excellent works in the show, and several works by other artists on display in the other spaces in the gallery. The show concludes on Saturday, November 28. 

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