This summer Kayak Halifax in partnership with Tourism Nova Scotia is offering an exclusive glamping adventure package that will take a party of eighteen guests over to Georges Island for an evening of exploration and fine dining. The journey begins at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic with a delicious breakfast, before guests embark on a gorgeous guided boat tour of the Halifax Harbour, which will conclude on the shore of McNabs Island.
Guests will have the chance to explore the ruins, forests and beaches of McNabs, and should also keep an eye out for deer and rare birds that live in the region. Lunch will be served after a guided hike through historic forts that cover the island before guests jump on another boat and head over to Georges Island National Historic Site.
Located right in the middle of the Halifax harbour, by participating in this glamping adventure guests will have the rare chance not only to spend a day on Georges Island but will also be shown around with a private tour of Fort Charlotte. An award winning chef will prepare fresh locally sourced meals for all those involved, paired with delicious wines from all over the province. Live music will be performed with an unprecedented view of the city as a backdrop, and the evening will end with guests being shown to their luxury camping accommodations and escorted back to Halifax by boat in the morning.
"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.