Locked down: Halifax’s police state of emergency

When a pandemic meets a police force with a history of racism, who gets to decide what common sense means?
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N.S. alcohol laws mean most bartenders can’t deliver cocktails during COVID

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N.S. alcohol laws mean most bartenders can’t deliver cocktails during COVID

Current legislation prohibits all but one Halifax restaurant from delivering pre-mixed drinks to your door

by VICTORIA WALTON, Jun 4/20


Blinders

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Blinders

When face-to-face sex is too intimidating, try a blindfold. (Hint: It’s useful and kinky.)

by DAN SAVAGE, Jun 4/20


9 local, Black-owned restaurants to support now (and always)

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9 local, Black-owned restaurants to support now (and always)

by VICTORIA WALTON, Jun 2/20


Where you can give money to support Black organizations and lives right now

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Where you can give money to support Black organizations and lives right now

by CAORA MCKENNA, Jun 2/20


Thousands in Halifax take a knee to honour George Floyd and support Black Lives Matter

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Thousands in Halifax take a knee to honour George Floyd and support Black Lives Matter

by SEYITAN MORITIWON, Jun 2/20


Just the news on COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, for the week starting June 1

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Just the news on COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, for the week starting June 1

New C19 cases and other info bits, mostly from the province but also Halifax.

by TEAM COAST, Jun 1/20


Seniors' and downtown snow removal don't get cut from this year's budget

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Seniors' and downtown snow removal don't get cut from this year's budget

But as Halifax arrives at the end of lengthy deliberations, many other things do.

by CAORA MCKENNA, May 31/20


Hundreds protest Regis Korchinski-Paquet’s death in Halifax

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Hundreds protest Regis Korchinski-Paquet’s death in Halifax

Family is asking for answers, Haligonians are calling for change.

by SEYITAN MORITIWON, May 31/20


Quarantining with Like A Motorcycle

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Quarantining with Like A Motorcycle

The Halifax punk mainstay has been dealing with the times by doing what it does best: Shredding ears and breaking hearts.

by ALEC MARTIN, May 31/20


It’s fiddlehead season, and they’re in danger of being over-picked

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It’s fiddlehead season, and they’re in danger of being over-picked

by VICTORIA WALTON, May 30/20


Gather in groups of 10 this weekend, but stay two metres apart

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Gather in groups of 10 this weekend, but stay two metres apart

The province says "I do" to gatherings of up to 10 people; 15 for weddings and funerals.

by VICTORIA WALTON, May 29/20


Not today, COVID, not today

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Not today, COVID, not today

After 75 relentless days with new cases of C19, the province says there are no new cases today.

by KYLE SHAW, May 29/20


Should it stay or should it go?

CITY »

Should it stay or should it go?

Halifax Regional Council's budget committee inches closer to a finalized budget for 2020/21, The Year Of The Pandemic.

by CAORA MCKENNA, May 28/20


Feed Nova Scotia adds home delivery to its arsenal of tools to fight food insecurity

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Feed Nova Scotia adds home delivery to its arsenal of tools to fight food insecurity

The group is handing out 20,000 boxes of non-perishables during the COVID-19 pandemic.

by VICTORIA WALTON, May 28/20


O funding, where art thou?

CULTURE »

O funding, where art thou?

How are all levels of government going to support the arts sector? And is what they're doing enough?

by MORGAN MULLIN, May 28/20


Bus Stop Theatre gets final batch of government funding

CITY »

Bus Stop Theatre gets final batch of government funding

The theatre co-op is still $109,000 short of its $1.2 million goal.

by CAORA MCKENNA, May 28/20


The universe will send you signals, Sagittarius

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY »

The universe will send you signals, Sagittarius

Pay attention to get info about the differences between wants and needs.

by ROB BREZSNY, May 28/20


Can people be bad at sex?

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Can people be bad at sex?

Where objectivity meets subjectivity, plus lots more quickie questions.

by DAN SAVAGE, May 28/20


Squint your eyes, purse your lips, pop your shoulder and say "Bus Rapid Transit"

CITY »

Squint your eyes, purse your lips, pop your shoulder and say "Bus Rapid Transit"

Halifax Transit is about to get a whole lot sexier. Maybe.

by CAORA MCKENNA, May 27/20


Shuttered Nova Scotian businesses can re-open June 5

COVID-19 »

Shuttered Nova Scotian businesses can re-open June 5

Need a haircut? You're in luck. Need daycare? Too bad.

by VICTORIA WALTON, May 27/20


The Last Word says goodbye

SHOPTALK »

The Last Word says goodbye

The final chapter for a Windsor Street institution.

by VICTORIA WALTON, May 27/20


Take a look at Zuppa's stunning <i>Vista</i>

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Take a look at Zuppa's stunning Vista

The theatre company leads you to yet another life-changing sight with a play that's also an app.

by SAM GILLETT, May 27/20


<i>At Home</i> with Botfly

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At Home with Botfly

A raw re-imagining of the hardcore band's catalogue brings new depth.

by ALEC MARTIN, May 27/20


Review: Kristen Martell's <i>Coming Home</i> will heal you

THE SCENE »

Review: Kristen Martell's Coming Home will heal you

The Mahone Bay singer-songwriter's debut album brings the mellow.

by SAM GILLETT, May 26/20


Bring Halifax culture home with our May 25-31 streaming guide

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Bring Halifax culture home with our May 25-31 streaming guide

Binge the best in local live art.

by MORGAN MULLIN, May 26/20


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