Vol. 29, No. 16
11 things to do in Halifax this Labour Day weekend
From music to dance to sports, we have you covered for the long weekend.
By Kaija Jussinoja
A new Titanic exhibit in Halifax has props, pics and a living relative of the fateful iceberg
Amid controversy over another project, Larry Daley had the bonafides to quietly pull off Titanic & Iceberg, a real attraction that you can visit today.
The Queen and I
Gloria McCluskey, the Queen of Dartmouth, remembers the time she spent with the Queen of England.
Board of Police Commissioners has no control over moonlighting cops
Plus Halifax is apparently okay with someone dying in custody to prevent officers being spit on.
By Matt Stickland
Families need a household income of $85,000 to live a good life in Halifax says new report
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ latest look at the living wage finds average pay in NS is lower than every province but one.
Why early childhood educators walked out
ECEs are tired of waiting for a pay raise
Everything you need to know about council's September 13 meeting
Featuring the citizen survey, a new City Hall podcast, market gardens, the JUNO Awards and things more important than money.
How to prepare for Hurricane Fiona
Get ready to batten down the hatches this Friday.
Austerity is coming to the HRM
The city will get worse due to dependence on oil and the housing bubble bursting.
Hurricane Fiona will be “a storm for the ages”
Bigger than Juan, stronger than Dorian, here’s the latest on the storm headed our way.
Where to find emergency shelter in Halifax during Hurricane Fiona
Severe weather evacuation centres and emergency shelters open Friday afternoon.
What's open (and what's closed) after the storm
A list we are updating as often as spotty internet access allows.
By Alyssa Goulart
Hurricane Fiona updates the Sunday after the storm
“I believe we did a very very good job,” says Bell's Geoff Moore. “We did everything we could.”
Monday brings money from the province for storm relief
From $100 for spoiled food to $200,000 for major uninsurable losses due to Hurricane Fiona.
Meet one of the workers turning the lights back on in Halifax
“When you put somebody's power on, it's a good feeling."
Dal slides HoCo no-no into warm fuzzy Fiona memo
After thanking students for their help around the storm, university head Deep Saini makes threats about illegal street parties like Homecoming.
By Kyle Shaw
How to mark Truth and Reconciliation Day this weekend
The federal holiday is Friday, followed by Treaty Day in Nova Scotia on Saturday October 1.
How to apply for government money after Hurricane Fiona
With Nova Scotia offering financial assistance to help with damages from spoiled food to appliances, here are the grants available and how to get them.
What we learned from the final Fiona briefing
From power outages to cell service failures, nobody wants to take the hit.
Does Canada need King Charles?
Our constitutional monarchy is expensive, outdated and carries heavy colonial baggage. And we might be stuck with it.
The past is present on the Juanniversary
Exactly 19 years after Hurricane Juan, the recovery continues from Hurricane Fiona.
Why Canada’s environment minister shouldn’t call himself an activist
Once a firebrand known as Green Jesus, Steven Guilbeault lost his nerve when he got the power to play climate god.
Car-free Spring Garden Road failure exposes flaws in HRM thinking
Police won’t do their jobs, drivers don’t follow rules. Who knew?
Stars hit the red carpet in style to kick off 2022 Venice International Film Festival
Our red carpet reporter spotted stars like Adam Driver, Julianne Moore and Catherine Deneuve on night one
By Michelle Zyuryaeva
Halifax Libraries announce fall speaker series
Peter Mansbridge, Kate Beaton and more visit your local branch this fall.
By Morgan Mullin
Neptune Theatre’s 60th season starts next week
Things kick off with Sep 6 with legendary solo show The Last Epistle of Tightrope Time.
Halifax's Soli Productions will werk the runway at New York Fashion Week
17 models from the company are set to stomp in KeiKaiKoa's show in the fashion capital.
Cate Blanchett and "Tar" castmates dazzle in Venice
Second night of the 2022 Venice International Film Festival sees more stars hit the red carpet.
National Film Board names new Executive Producer of Quebec and Atlantic Studio
Rohan Fernando will direct the regional chapter of the NFB from Halifax.
God save the stream: 7 pieces of pop culture to mark Elizabeth II's passing
From punk rock classics to anti-royal anthems to warm-hearted docs, here’s what to watch and listen to.
The Nova Scotia Art Bank just bought works by 22 local artists
The annual acquisitions showcase will open at the Anna Leonowens Gallery on September 23.
Venice 2022: A wrap-up and photos from the 79th international film festival
New performance incubator, LUCID, releases call-out for QTBIPOC artists
The project aims to develop, support and produce work by 13 queer artists of colour under 30.
Oscar-winning Haligonian Ben Proudfoot releases new food-focused doc
The Best Chef in The World tells the story of Sally Schmidt, an overlooked icon of American cooking.
Neptune Theatre renames greenroom to legendary actor Walter Borden
The final performance of seminal play The Last Epistle of Tightrope Time will cap off with a dedication.
Walter Borden’s The Last Epistle of Tightrope Time sees a master revisiting and restitching their opus
Neptune’s 60th season opener closes this week. Don’t wait another day to see this play.
Updated: What Hurricane Fiona means to Halifax's weekend plans
What parties are cancelled, what festivals are postponed and other changes for the likes of Oysterfest, Afterwords, Hopscotch, FIN and Prismatic.
Neptune Theatre announces five audition notices
Actors can submit to read for a role in In Lieu of Flowers before October 5.
Halifax filmmaker Leah Johnston screens Mother's Skin at Vancouver International Film Festival
The short will also show at Montreal's Festival du Nouveau Cinema this fall.
Staging the first-love story of the first modern lesbian in Crypthand
Gale Force Theatre's new play is based on Anne Lister's coded, highly sexual diaries.
A eulogy for The Shubie Tree
Remembering the landmark that Fiona felled.
A new writers' collective launches in Dartmouth this week
Take your manuscript for a test drive at The Tuft Cove Writers' Collective inaugural open mic September 29.
Have you watched the HRM-shot, sci-fi series From yet?
The series is now streaming for Canadians on Paramount+.
12 Halifax Fringe Festival plays you need to take your friends to see
A guide to picking the perfect play to attend with your BFF as the annual theatre event returns.
Everything you need to know about the 2022 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival
The biggest movie fest in the region returns Sep 15-22.
The Halifax Lebanese Festival returns this weekend
In its return from COVID, the annual fest celebrates its 21st year, and organizers are excited to offer Haligonians those famous Lebanese flavours again.
By Maryanne McLarty
10 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival must-see movies
The 2022 event schedule is packed, but this list means you won’t miss any major moments.
FIN 2022: Halifax filmmaker Koumbie knows we’re all Bystanders
Her first feature film, showing at FIN this weekend, asks “What do you do when someone you like does something you hate?”
Everything you need to know about the 2022 Prismatic Festival
The multi-disciplinary art festival returns Sep 22-Oct 9.
Everything you need to know about the 2022 Hopscotch Arts Festival
The East Coast's biggest celebration of hip hop hits town September 22-25.
Update: Open Street Sundays will not return to Halifax this weekend
It's the first time since COVID's arrival that some downtown streets will switch from car-focused to pedestrian-celebrating.
FIN 2022: When life gave director Kevin Hartford lemons, he made Lemon Squeezy
On the eve of his feature debut at FIN, the Halifax director talks comedic sensibilities and making your own luck.
Everything you need to know about the 2022 AfterWords Literary Festival
The book-lover's event of the year returns Sept. 24-Oct. 2.
Hopscotch Festival moves this weekend's programming from Grand Parade to Light House Arts Centre
The incoming tropical storm could result in further changes, event organizers caution.
All the poetry books you'll want to 'add to cart', thanks to AfterWords Literary Festival
The event's 2022 lineup features a selection of must-read poets.
Prismatic Arts Festival 2022: Witness Aysanabee's soaring voice—and rising star.
The singer-songwriter has been compared to Sam Smith and Ben Howard but he's doing something wholly original.
Review: Halifax band Washing Machine's latest will have you hitting rinse and repeat
Q&A: How indie rock band Pillow Fite is changing the Halifax scene
"Rock doesn't need to be gendered or hetero or anything like that," says the Tegan and Sara-sounding duo.
Music Nova Scotia announces new interim executive director
Fiona Diamond's first day on the job is September 6.
Casino Nova Scotia announces The Trews will play New Year's Eve concert
Tickets for the December 31 show go on sale Friday, Sep 9.
Halifax mourns the death of Pat Stay, famed battle rapper and community leader
An open-to-the-public wake will be held Sep 10 at Atlantic Funeral Homes in Dartmouth.
Ria Mae and Virginia To Vegas announce Halifax show on December 8
The pair will play the Light House Arts Centre.
Jody Upshaw announced as 2022 Music Nova Scotia Artist in Residence
The R&B singer walked home the winner of Friday night's live competition showcase.
Symphony Nova Scotia celebrates Symphony Week 2022 with a series of free shows
Catch some classical music at various locations around HRM from September 16-20.
Boney M. and Liz Mitchell announce Halifax concert on November 22
The cult disco group returns as part of its Holiday Favourites and Classic Hits tour.
Sloan announces Halifax show on January 28
The four-piece comes home to play the Light House Arts Centre.
The Ennis Sisters announce Halifax holiday show for November 24
Tickets to see the trio at the Rebecca Cohn go on sale September 29.
Five new releases by Halifax musicians you need to hear now
Reeney Smith’s new R&B single, out today, leads the list of Team Coast’s current heavy rotation that includes Adam Baldwin, Owen O’Sound Lee, Gina Burgess and more.
Nova Scotia Music Week announces Four The Moment tribute
Halifax's history making a cappella group will be honoured at the annual NSMW awards.
Carleton Stone's new album Papercut slices deeper
The Port Cities member says his new solo LP is "the perfect combination" between his pop styling and songwriter sensibility.
Eat, Drink, and Experience Nova Scotia
The new Taste of Nova Scotia app invites you to explore the province through exceptional culinary experiences
Content by Taste Of Nova Scotia
Everything you need to know about the 2022 Halifax Lebanese Festival
Lebfest is back, and new for 2022 is a focus on grab-and-go.
Everything you need to know about the 2022 Nova Scotia Craft Beer Festival
The celebration of craft brews gives Haligonians something to sip on this weekend.
Nova Scotia Craft Beer Festival is pouring for the first time since 2019
The province's craftiest brews are “back and better than ever.”
A major motion picture star arrives in Halifax Harbour this week
By Martin Bauman
How Halifax spent $11 million on fencing
The Grand Parade podcast: Who pays for a $40-million stadium at Wanderers Grounds?
Halifax’s $100 million police headquarters pipe dream
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.