Take your next camping trip to the next level by reliving your childhood treehouse fantasy in these pimped out cocoon tents hanging all over Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Who needs to book a trip down south when this incredible travel destination exists only a few hours from Halifax?
Parks Canada introduced these unique forest pods as a pilot project during the summer of 2016 to some super positive reviews. Campers are suspended in the cocoon tents six metres off the ground, hanging amongst the trees and listening to waves crash at nearby Ingonish Beach.
Campers must call ahead and rent the pods for the cost of $75 per night, and will get the chance to “hang out” amongst the trees in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Tents are surprisingly spacious, and sleep two guests comfortably!
The season to rent these incredible cocoons will be starting in July, so be sure to call 902-285-2535 if you're interested in making a reservation because spots will fill up fast.
"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.