Thursday's 7 things to get a read on

Octopi presents, career tips and somehow the Blue Jays.

Fountain be pretty, y'all. - BY KOOKYLOVE ON INSTAGRAM.
By KookyLove on Instagram.
Fountain be pretty, y'all.

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The PEACE EAST festival is six years old this weekend, and organizers Chris Enns and Sherri Reeve-Enns are hoping you’ll check it out. The medical marijuana activists have been fighting the government and the courts since their businesses and home were twice raided by police over the last two years. City editor Jacob Boon sets out in this week’s cover story to clear the air on Canada’s failed drug war.

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Punctuating the downtown skyline stand the helix-like beaks of several construction cranes. They’re the towering DNA that’s picking up what we’re putting down—building the building blocks of Halifax’s steel skeleton and concrete skin. Why not learn how the heck to become a crane operator and pilot one of these future-makers for yourself? (Also, the pay’s really good.)

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Isaac Hansen is a graphic designer in Halifax and is sick of this whole Stephen Harper thing. To wit, he’s urging Tom Mulcair, Elizabeth May and Justin Trudeau to come together and unite the left against a Conservative right far too long in power. The dude’s even made a logo for his proposed Reparative Party, too. It’s quite autumnal!

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Global has a new weather app. Metro redesigned their website.

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Eastern Passage is hopping mad after HRM gave the businesses and residents along Cow Bay Road less than 24-hours notice that their street was going to be shut down for construction. Same as it ever was.

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This Sportsnet article about why the Blue Jays are doing so well has nothing to do with Drake but is still very interesting.

+1 Sure Thing
Tonight Octopi Entertainment presents an evening with Kestrels, the Halifax hometown boys currently on a cross-Canada tour in support of their latest EP, The Moon Is Shining Our Way. The indie-pop trio puts on a killer show, pairing presence with skill perfectly. As Kestrels’ star rises, I suggest seeing them now so you can say “I saw them when.”

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