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Halifax airport to implement temperature screenings next week

Halifax airport to implement temperature screenings next week

On Sept. 23, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) will begin temperature screening at Halifax Stanfield as part of its response to COVID-19. According to CATSA, the screenings are for both passengers and airport workers entering the secure area at Halifax Stanfield. A spokesperson for the airport, Tiffany Chase, said the temperature screening is already in place at the four largest Canadian airports — Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver — and is now being launched at the next 11 busiest airports, including Halifax Stanfield, on Sept. 23. Read more: Nova Scotia hits 10th straight day with no new […]

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Haligonians get five more weekends of access to George’s Island

Haligonians get five more weekends of access to George’s Island

Haligonians will be allowed to visit Georges Island for an additional five weekends this year. Parks Canada announced Tuesday that they’ll be extending the visitor season to the national historic site. The news comes after a high demand for tickets to the island which was not open to the public until this August after a $2 million project to build a permanent wharf was completed. The additional weekends will start Sept. 12 and stretch to the weekend of Oct. 10. Trending Stories Throughout August, Ambassatours Grey Line has been using its Harbour Queen to ferry passengers from Cable Wharf […]

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Famous Halifax boat builder dies at Northwood due to COVID-19

Famous Halifax boat builder dies at Northwood due to COVID-19

Founder of Rosborough Boats of Halifax, N.S., James Doug Rosborough, passed away in Northwood April 23 due to COVID-19 complications, according to his company’s website. READ MORE: Northwood COVID-19 outbreak ‘stabilized,’ but won’t end for a number of weeks: Strang Rosborough Boats said in a statement that Doug was a self-educated naval designer who started his marine career working with used boats while finishing his engineering degree. He began his boatbuilding career by re-purposing old Newfoundland fishing schooners and salt bankers — types of sailing vessels — into yachts. As a boat builder, he began hiring several Nova Scotia […]

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Okanagan student wins gold at national website design competition

Okanagan student wins gold at national website design competition

An Okanagan student topped the field this week at a national website design competition. Aidan Eglin, a Grade 11 student at Pleasant Valley Secondary School in Armstrong, competed in the technology division at the Skills Canada event in Halifax. His website entry on a maritime seafood restaurant was judged the best of all the national competitors. WATCH BELOW (Aired Dec. 21, 2019): Okanagan teen’s scheduling app gaining momentum 1:56 Okanagan teen’s scheduling app gaining momentum Okanagan teen’s scheduling app gaining momentum “We don’t know yet how the judges scored, but my observations were that Aidan completed the tests in […]

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Halifax’s Argyle Street nominated for best street transformation – Halifax

Halifax’s Argyle Street nominated for best street transformation - Halifax

The transformation of Argyle Street and Grafton Street into a modern urban plaza has not gone unnoticed. StreetsblogUSA, an urban planning and design website, has named the stretch of downtown Halifax, N.S., as one of their six best urban street transformations of 2017. READ MORE: ‘Going to be completely fabulous’: Tender awarded for Argyle and Grafton streetscape project Although fairly new, the revamped streets have been designed to be pedestrian friendly. In the future, it will even include space for all-season patios. The website also touts the fact that redesign prioritizes pedestrians over motor vehicles and allows people to use […]

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Halifax’s Argyle Street nominated for best street transformation

Halifax’s Argyle Street nominated for best street transformation

The transformation of Argyle Street and Grafton Street into a modern urban plaza has not gone unnoticed. StreetsblogUSA, an urban planning and design website, has named the stretch of downtown Halifax, N.S., as one of their six best urban street transformations of 2017. READ MORE: ‘Going to be completely fabulous’: Tender awarded for Argyle and Grafton streetscape project Although fairly new, the revamped streets have been designed to be pedestrian friendly. In the future, it will even include space for all-season patios. The website also touts the fact that redesign prioritizes pedestrians over motor vehicles and allows people to […]

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