This weekend rock out with local Halifax musicians and Canadian bands from all over the country at In The Dead Of Winter, an annual acoustic-based festival that is held in both Wakefield, Quebec and Halifax, Nova Scotia. What began as a performance at the Khyber in 2006 has evolved into an amazing weekend of performances from over 20 artists at multiple venues across the city.
On Wednesday, January 18th Good Robot Brewery will be hosting an opening night party for the festival at 8pm, followed by three days full of music from artists like Dan Misha Goldman, Jennifer Castle, Justin Rutledge and many more. Performances will be held at The Timber Lounge, The Carleton, The Seahorse and Good Robot each night from 7:30pm to 10:30. Some of the shows that were previously at The Timber Lounge have switched to The Carleton, so make sure you take a look at the schedule before heading out tonight!
Saturday there will be an Annual Festival Brunch held at Seven Bays Bouldering Cafe, with tons of delicious food and a bluegrass matinee from 11:30 - 2pm. Tickets to brunch and all of the shows can be purchased online here or at the door!
"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.