Growing up in Halifax was great because you got a litte bit of both the city and the country. You knew everyone around and of course you were right by the ocean. From spending your summer days at the cottage, to bailing yourself out of the trenches when there was a crazy snowfall and your parents made you shovel...
Haligonians had a special upbringing, and here are twenty things anyone who grew up in Halifax can definitely relate to.
1. You watched Theodore Tugboat as a kid
And now every time you see him on the waterfront you get a little excited
2. When someone says they're from "the Bay" you ask "which one"
3. Your grandmother makes tea biscuits regularly
4. Your grandmother also probably lives in Cape breton
5. You sometimes forget that a Lobster Trap isn't just a lawn ornament
6. Your aunts seafood chowder at Christmas is a crowd favourite
7. You buy the highest quality rain gear
8. You still hate driving downtown Halifax
9. The rivalries between high schools were nothing to joke about
10. Cancelling school for a snow day is something you're used to
11. You still call the Scotiabank Centre the "Metro Centre"
12. You're a water baby and get ocean deprived easily
13. You're really nice, but come in a close second place to Cape Bretoners
14. You know someone who knows someone who is linked to a famous hockey player
15. You've been to Boston Pizza for a birthday party or two
16. You've been to the Old Farmers Market
17. You idolize the Mooseheads
18. You've been to Oaklawn Farm Zoo for a field trip
19. The Discovery Centre was your happy place
20. No matter where you go, you'll always come back
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"We did receive a call this morning at approximately 10 a.m. to go to that location," Cst. John MacLeod told Narcity. "The information was that individuals were not following public health directives."
Once police found there were no rules violated, they left.
The current COVID-19 restrictions in Halifax prohibit in-door dining at restaurants, and allow only take-out, delivery and drive-thru services at this time. Mannequins, however, are fine to dine out.
Just hours after a new lockdown was announced for the Halifax Regional Municipality and some surrounding areas, police responded to reports of a large social gathering on Jubilee Road on Saturday morning at around 1 a.m.
According to CBC News, officers issued fines of $1,000 each to the 22 people in attendance for failing to comply with the province's COVID-19 regulations.
Shortly after, a photo began circulating on social media showing the group of young people appearing to hold the fines issued by police. Images were captioned, "Tickets on tickets #worthit."
Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin took to Twitter on Sunday, April 25, to confirm that the province would be increasing fines from $1,000 to $2,000 for breaking public health protocols. He also took a moment to add, "Reminder** - the gathering limit for the HRM remains at a maximum of 5 people."
Call him "Dr. Lowry." The Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry is getting an honorary doctorate from Acadia University in Nova Scotia.
According to the school, "[Lowry] rallied the nation when he led Canada's only NBA franchise to an historic NBA Championship victory in 2019." They also highlighted his commitment to improving the quality of life for people in Toronto and Philadelphia.
Speaking to reporters after the game on April 21, Lowry said "I'm getting my doctorate" before joking that once it's official he will not respond to anything other than "Dr. Lowry."
When asked what he will be a doctor of, the sports star responded "doctor of greatness."
According to the university, seven people will be receiving honorary degrees, including former Prime Minister Paul Martin, Murray Sinclair, and Nova Scotia's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang.