Sidney Crosby praises Donald Trump’s invitation as a “great honour”

Cole Harbour’s hero voices his support for Penguins’ White House visit.
Cole Harbour’s Sidney Crosby is backing his team in accepting president Donald Trump’s invitation to the White House. The Pittsburgh Penguins defended their upcoming trip to Washington in a press release Sunday, stating the team respects the office of the president.

Police board to discuss new services for First Nations communities

Three Indigenous bands currently own lands within HRM slated for redevelopment, including the former Turtle Grove at Shannon Park.
Halifax’s police oversight board wants to help serve and protect the municipality’s First Nations-owned lands. Councillor Waye Mason will put forward a motion at the next Board of Police Commissioners meeting looking to establish a more formal relationship between Halifax Regional Police and the city’s First Nations.

Nova Scotia announces big changes in access to abortions

Doctor's referrals will no longer be needed for surgical appointments, and the Mifegymiso pill will be free with prescription.
Doctor referrals will no longer be needed for surgical abortions and pharmacies across Nova Scotia will begin offering free access to the abortion pill, Mifegymiso. The announcement was made Friday by Kelly Regan, minister for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

The Pearl Jam shells out culinary creativity

Ring in Oyster Fest with local chefs, oyster producers and bartenders
Back for its second year as an Oyster Festival kick-off is The Pearl Jam, an intimate, chef-focused event hosted by John Bil (owner of Toronto's Honest Weight) and oyster shucking champ Eamon Clark (of Rodney's Oyster House, also in TO) and presented by The Coast. "It’s a chance to show off what's really happening right now in the kitchen," says Dennis Johnston, the event's executive chef.

Ten perfect weekend picks

Hal-Con hits, Etsy Made in Canada is bigger than ever and a crop of can't-miss art shows await.
10 Saving Maud Thursday // Friday // Saturday Laura Kenney and Steven Rhude explore and reimagine the legacy of Maud Lewis with this Secord Gallery show. 9 Quinfest Saturday All-ages fun awaits at this celebration of Quinpool Road: Think face painting, carnival games and sidewalk sales!

Elevate Your Quality of Life and Go Float Yourself

How Lindsay MacPhee went from working 9-to-5 to starting her own business.
Lindsay MacPhee enters the dark, sensory deprivation tank to get cozy with her intuition. She experiences discomfort, sits with her thoughts, and starts to make sense of what she’s feeling and why.

Gandhi Indian Designer Clothing makes a statement

Jass Singh wants his clothing line to make a difference.
If you are looking for a handmade dress with bright embroidered patterns weaved into the softest of silk, Gandhi Indian Designer Clothing should be on the top of your shopping list. From heavy wedding lehengas (a long skirt worn by women in South Asia) to trendy daily wear, Gandhi provides its customers with the most authentic Indian clothes straight from New Delhi, the very heart of the country’s clothing market.

Local Xpress spins-off into HalifaxToday

Ontario's Village Media is launching its own community news outlet in Halifax after partnering with former Chronicle Herald strike site.
The Chronicle Herald’s newsroom strike may have laid the groundwork for the paper’s newest competitor.

Guided Tour Quinpool Road

Today’s Quinpool has changed from travel artery to thriving high street of the west end. Drop by the QuinFest celebration on Saturday to share the vibe of a neighbourhood on the rise.
QuinFun at the QuinFest

Memories of north end treasure The No Name Cafe

After 24 years of perfection, Gottingen Street cafeteria The Cafe is closing on Friday
The No Name is inextricably linked to my Coast life. When the office moved from downtown to the north end—first across from the Marquee, then to its current location on Cunard—there was a staff-wide bemoaning of lunch options.

RIO's going Rogue

A sister studio concept, and more more more classes
“I’ve just been using the words more, more, more a lot,” says Connie McInnes, owner north end Halifax fitness studio RIO (5781 Charles Street). Today, she announced big growth for the two-and-a-half year old business: In early October it’ll be opening a sister location, Rogue (6331 Lady Hammond Road), meaning the space for its diverse list of class offerings is doubling.

10 things that happened at city council

No movement on accessible transit, Halifax chases rainbow and Cornwallis terms of reference announced. Plus where in the world is Matt Whitman?
ACCESSIBILITY INACCESSIBLE Steve Craig is fed up with the lack of accessible transportation options in HRM. It’s been three years since the Lower Sackville councillor tried to expand the city’s door-to-door paratransit service, and now he’ll have to wait at least a few more months for an outside consultant’s strategic review of Access-a-Bus service.

Party’s over at the IWK

Nova Scotia’s auditor general steps in to investigate hospital’s deepening expense scandal.
Nova Scotia's auditor general will conduct financial and performance audits on the IWK hospital's books and turn over all the information to police “for their consideration on any possible legal matters.” The announcement from AG Michael Pickup was made Tuesday afternoon.

Sackville's Chef's Menu has closed

Repeat winner in our Best of Halifax Readers' Choice Awards for Best Sackville Restaurant has closed its doors after six-plus years in business. Chef's Menu (518 Sackville Drive)—which served up chef Derrick Giffin's homey comfort food from an unassuming strip mall—took to its website to share news of the closure.

Review: Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity at the MSVU Art Gallery

Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity Through November 12 Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, 166 Bedford Highway

Review: Sleepless Nights w/Mardeen at The Seahorse

Saying a sweet goodbye
If you’re looking for a solid pop/rock band, look no further than Mardeen.

Q&A with Fog Off Clothing's Tim Hennebury

Tim Hennebury launched his Fog Off Clothing Co. brand three years ago with the aim of getting people talking about mental health, but he’s had a banner summer. Now, he’s embracing the advocate role, travelling around with his t-shirts, sweaters and hats, selling at events and in Pseudio stores across the Atlantic Provinces and donating 10 percent of sales to the Canadian Mental Health Association and local initiatives.

Review: Zachari Logan's Topiary at Anna Leonowens Gallery

Zachari Logan, Topiary Anna Leonowens Gallery, Granville Square, 1891 Granville Street To September 23

Ten tasty weekend picks

The Coast's Food Truck Party, FIN, Oktoberfest and Word on The Street means a boundless weekend awaits. 
10 Ropeworks Thursday // Friday Violet Rosengarten's stunning painted-rope pieces at the Corridor Gallery are a study in texture, symbolically expressing her attachment to the Maritimes.� 9 Paul Greenberg Thursday  The best-selling American author, who penned the 2014 effort on seafood sustainability Four Fish, comes to Dal's Marion McCain Building to talk about the future of our oceans and our fish-eating habits.�

No bullets, no bombs; just fast feet and a football

Reporters are having a hard time finding “exciting” news in Syria in the past few days, even weeks. This makes me happy.

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