West end Halifax commuters found themselves at the receiving end of what seems like a bad April Fool's prank: the first day of a four-month-long repair work project on the Quinpool Road CN Rail bridge.
With traffic backing up on Herring Cove Road and Chebucto Road, this morning's rush hour on the Armdale Roundabout was no joke. The irony was not lost on commuters, who took to
Me: Time to get to work.— Sheena (@shjamieson) April 1, 2019
Halifax traffic: April Fools girl.
Meanwhile, another group of Haligonians spent April Fool's Day on their feet at the Fight for $15 Fairness rally, which started at noon on Barrington Street.
The rally is a response to today's 55-cent increase in the minimum wage, making the rate for experienced workers $11.55 per hour. That raise is a far cry from the $15 per hour the Fairness fighters want to see.
Today, the minimum wage increased by 55 cents, so that a full time worker in a Nova Scotia city smaller than Halifax would be at the poverty line. We think full time workers deserve better than poverty wages! Today we rallied and marched. #nspoli #FightFor15 pic.twitter.com/uj0gtQ5O3Y— Fight for 15 Halifax (@fightfor15hfx) April 1, 2019
With all this going on in Halifax, it is no wonder no one but this one lonely tweeter has noticed Godzilla rampaging through the streets. Drivers can only imagine how they will have to factor this into their evening commute.
Godzilla is attacking Halifax, I keep trying to call attention to it but everyone thinks it’s an April fools joke— All dogs should get free hats (@brickreaderr) April 1, 2019