Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Nova Scotia’ Category

NHL totem poles called ‘blatant cultural appropriation’ pulled from some stores

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
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Decorative totem poles featuring hockey-themed figures and logos for teams including the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs have been removed from shelves at nine Lawtons drugstore locations in Nova Scotia.

Hockey at Peggys Cove lighthouse: An instantly iconic photo

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
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Adam Cornick said he's received a "phenomenal" response since posting the shot to his Facebook page Monday, with people excitedly sharing the nostalgic wintry shot and lauding its depiction of a quintessential East Coast experience.

CFL or bust? Experts wonder if Halifax can support more sports leagues

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
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Halifax is being courted all at once not just by the CFL but also by major soccer and lacrosse teams. There are doubts about whether the city of 400,000 people can sustain so many professional sports teams.

Name for proposed Halifax CFL franchise is Atlantic Schooners

Friday, November 23rd, 2018
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Maritime Football, the group behind the campaign to bring the CFL to Atlantic Canada's largest city, put forward an initial list of four possible names earlier this month: The Atlantic Admirals, Convoy, Storm and the Schooners.

Schooners, Storm in the lead for name of proposed CFL team

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018
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The contest to name Halifax's proposed CFL team appears to be a "horse race" between Atlantic Schooners and Atlantic Storm, according to a businessman trying to land a franchise.

Group launches ticket drive to gauge interest in Halifax CFL team

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
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The group aiming to bring a Canadian Football League team to Halifax has announced details of a season ticket drive and a name-the-team contest.

Women’s world hockey championship coming to Halifax and Truro

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
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The weeklong tournament in 2020 will run from late March into early April. Games will be played at Halifax's Scotiabank Centre and Truro's Rath Eastlink Community Centre.

Should Halifax build a CFL stadium? City council set to discuss proposal

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
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Halifax council will consider today a new report on a proposed 24,000-seat stadium, the pivotal component of a bid to land a Canadian Football League team for the East Coast's largest city.

Millbrook not opposed to Shannon Park stadium proposal for potential CFL team

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
Chief Bob Gloade stands on the Mi'kmaq land in the Shannon Park site.

The chief of the Millbrook First Nation is not opposed to a stadium being built in Shannon Park, but he says it needs to fit in with the band’s own development plans.

Company aiming to bring CFL team to Halifax makes pitch for $170M stadium

Friday, October 26th, 2018
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Proposal is on the agenda for the Oct. 30 regional council meeting. Council is expected to direct the chief administrative officer to conduct an analysis of the business case.