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The K'jipuktuk-Halifax Week of Climate Action kicks off with interfaith gathering and climate action rally

Hundreds of Haligonians gather to mourn the destruction caused by climate change and request government action.
Hundreds of Haligonians gathered at Grand Parade Square on Friday to mourn the destruction caused by climate change and request government action.  

The city's Centre Plan gets big approval from regional council

Let it be known, Halifax Regional Council did not let perfect be the enemy of good.
An infinite future of changes to Halifax and Dartmouth’s streetscapes and planning zones got their first big seal of approval this week.

Twirl on into the weekend with these Sure Things

From the Brazilian dance troupe Focus Cia de Dança kick-starting Live Art Dance’s new season to Sugar Sammy bringing down the house at Spatz Theatre, it’s a red-hot weekend.

Propeller’s on the level

The Propeller Arcade presents Level Up—a weekend of extra fun/games.
The closest thing to getting inside Ian Matheson's brain is spending some time at the Propeller Arcade.

Move East moves in on Quinpool

Hannah Kovacs’ coming-soon fitness studio welcomes folks of all fitness levels to get together and sweat.
Hannah Kovacs' career path might have been, as she puts it, "very non-linear" but eventually it led her back home.

HRP to purge street check data by December 2020

Board of Police Commissioners waits on other stakeholders to move forward on Wortley report recommendations.
At this week’s board of police comissioners meeting Halifax police chief Dan Kinsella said HRP is keeping its plan from June 2019 to purge all data and metadata regarding street checks in December 2020.

Back on the field: NS high school rugby a go for 2020 season

After a strong debate over player safety, students can return to the field with some changes.
Ruck yeah!

Ten questions with Mobina Galore

The dairy-and-Timberlake-obsessed Winnipeg punk duo is pleased to meet you—and rip your ears off.
From the out-to-please-nobody energy of staying-in anthem "I Need To Go Home" to the brute squall that is "You're Not 23 Anymore", Mobina Galore doesn't give a fuck what you think.

Counter-protestors share message of tolerance at NCA rally

The Halifax Against Hate counter demo rallied in opposition of the NCA's anti-immigrant rhetoric
The National Citizens Alliance of Canada returned to Halifax as part of a pre-election tour Thursday September 12 at Cornwallis Park.

Halifax federal candidates kick off election campaign with debate on women's rights and gender issues

From the MMIWG inquiry, to poverty and access to housing and childcare, candidates discussed their ideas and parties' platforms.
Candidates for the Halifax riding met at the Spatz Theatre on Thursday for the first debate of the federal election campaign since the writ dropped—official Canadian politics slang for the kick-off of a federal election campaign—on Wednesday September 10.

Have a poppin' weekend with these Sure Things

Get into feast mode at the return of Italian Weekend, rock out with the hardcore punk of Mobina Galore and pass the popcorn at FIN Atlantic International Film Festival's opening weekend.

Halifax Pop Explosion reveals full 2019 lineup

Buzzy names like Snotty Nose Rez Kids and Hua Li join the likes of PUP and The Arkells from October 23 to 26.
It was back in April when PUP—the Toronto punk four-piece that's garnering international attention and acclaim for its latest, Morbid Stuff—leaked it'd be playing a show at The Marquee Ballroom, during dates that lined up with Halifax Pop Explosion. And though cool kids around town made sure that set was sold out before it was even announced as an official part of the fest, the rest of us can rest easy: There is plenty more coolness on deck at HPX 2019.

A Hurricane Dorian grocery list for procrastinators

Does anyone else get instantly hungry as soon as the power goes out?
Hurricane Dorian is coming. Like the worst visitor ever (an uninvited one), that hot mess is going to show up, over-stay his welcome, lock us indoors, knock some stuff over and probably take our electricity with him as he storms his way towards Cape Breton to mess up somebody else's weekend.

As Hurricane Dorian makes its way to Halifax, surfers and the city prepare

Big waves and bigger winds will arrive on Saturday
Batten down the hatches, stock the pantry and hold on to your hats.

Environment and Sustainability committee to consider Electric Vehicle infrastructure

Charging stations and electric city vehicles could be coming to Halifax
Almost two years after asking staff to figure out what Halifax can do to make the city more electric-car friendly, HRM’s environment and sustainability standing committee will see what’s being proposed. 

DRINK THIS: Domaine de Grande Pré’s Moscato

This aromatic bottle pairs perfectly with September swimming and potato chips.
September is good for crowding enjoyment into late summer days, much in the same way that the Bay of Fundy's rising tidal waters push beach-goers together onto shrinking patches of sunlit shore.

Get ready to binge on Fringe

The indie theatre fest makes some suggestions of what additional plays to add to your schedule with its opening day awards.
Today marks the starting gun of the 29th annual Halifax Fringe Festival, with venues large and small all over town being taken over by indie theatre of all stripes.

Have a confetti-filled Labour Day weekend with these Sure Things

It's Fringe's opening weekend and the Halifax Urban Folk Fest lineup is stacked, as Labour Day and summer's swan song draws nigh.

Should we let the children vote?

Adults have been making bad decisions for centuries, maybe it's time for change.
Young people have been speaking out for their rights.

House of Eights levels up

Abady Alzahrani’s dance studio welcomes dancers of all levels to “shut everything out and have fun” with its new location.
House of Eights 1717 Barrington Street, 2nd Floor houseofeights.com

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Vol 27, No 17
September 19, 2019

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