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What's open and closed during Easter weekend in Halifax

A list of what's open and closed during Easter weekend in Halifax.

  • Hudson holds one of the thousands of bottles strangers have donated to fund the boy's wish trip to England.
    Community rallies to make sick boy's … CBC - Thu, 17 Apr, 2014

    Outpouring of support for Hudson Marchewka after his collection of recyclables was stolen More »Community rallies to make sick boy's …

    Hudson holds one of the thousands of bottles strangers have donated to fund the boy's wish trip to England.

    Outpouring of support for Hudson Marchewka after his collection of recyclables was stolen

  • Rocelyn Gabriel's family wants answers … CBC - Tue, 15 Apr, 2014

    The family of Rocelyn Gabriel, a 20-year-old woman who froze to death in Portage la Prairie, Man., is pleading for anyone who knows what happened to her to come forw … More »Rocelyn Gabriel's family wants answers …

    The family of Rocelyn Gabriel, a 20-year-old woman who froze to death in Portage la Prairie, Man., is pleading for anyone who knows what happened to her to come forward.

  • Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries during their annual convention at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. A woman was taken into custody after throwing what she described as a shoe at Clinton during her speech. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Sun, Steve Marcus) LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL OUT
    Federal charges filed against woman … The Canadian Press - Mon, 14 Apr, 2014

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. - U.S. federal authorities have lodged two criminal charges against a woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton while she gave a convention … More »Federal charges filed against woman …

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries during their annual convention at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. A woman was taken into custody after throwing what she described as a shoe at Clinton during her speech. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Sun, Steve Marcus) LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL OUT

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. - U.S. federal authorities have lodged two criminal charges against a woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton while she gave a convention speech at a Las Vegas Strip resort.

  • Iraqi Farouk al-Kasim behind Norway … CBC - Sun, 13 Apr, 2014

    Thanks partly to the efforts of a geologist originally from Iraq, Norway has squirrelled much of its oil revenue away in a fund for future generations, a decision that … More »Iraqi Farouk al-Kasim behind Norway …

    Thanks partly to the efforts of a geologist originally from Iraq, Norway has squirrelled much of its oil revenue away in a fund for future generations, a decision that is paying enormous social dividends.

  • This image provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Alison Ernst, who was arrested April 10, 2014 in connection with an incident involving throwing a shoe at Former Secretary of State and Former First Lady Hillary Clinton. Alison was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and released. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
    Phoenix woman accused of throwing shoe … The Canadian Press - Sat, 12 Apr, 2014

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe some 60 feet toward Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared aware during questioning by U.S. Secret Service agents … More »Phoenix woman accused of throwing shoe …

    This image provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Alison Ernst, who was arrested April 10, 2014 in connection with an incident involving throwing a shoe at Former Secretary of State and Former First Lady Hillary Clinton. Alison was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and released. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe some 60 feet toward Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared aware during questioning by U.S. Secret Service agents of the allegation against her, authorities said Friday. Alison Michelle Ernst, 36, was given a misdemeanour disorderly conduct summons and freed after she …

  • Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ducks as an object is thrown on stage during an address to members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries during their annual convention at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. Clinton, a possible presidential contender in 2016, ducked but did not appear to be hit by the object, and then joked about the incident. Security ushered out a woman who said she threw a shoe but didn't identify herself to reporters or explain the action. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Sun, Steve Marcus) LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL OUT
    Hillary Clinton ducks, thrown shoe misses … The Canadian Press - Fri, 11 Apr, 2014

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Hillary Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in … More »Hillary Clinton ducks, thrown shoe misses …

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ducks as an object is thrown on stage during an address to members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries during their annual convention at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. Clinton, a possible presidential contender in 2016, ducked but did not appear to be hit by the object, and then joked about the incident. Security ushered out a woman who said she threw a shoe but didn't identify herself to reporters or explain the action. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Sun, Steve Marcus) LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL OUT

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Hillary Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a Las Vegas convention audience. "That is not the way democracy works," Clinton said as she fielded apologies and questions Thursday from Jerry Simms, …

  • Conservative MP Laurie Hawn, who says he was once offered the use of stolen voter information cards, is testifying before MPs reviewing the government's proposed changes to the Elections Act.
    Laurie Hawn tells committee potential … CBC - Thu, 10 Apr, 2014

    Edmonton MP Laurie Hawn, who says he was offered fraudulent voter information cards during the 2006 election, finally appeared before a parliamentary committee that is … More »Laurie Hawn tells committee potential …

    Conservative MP Laurie Hawn, who says he was once offered the use of stolen voter information cards, is testifying before MPs reviewing the government's proposed changes to the Elections Act.

    Edmonton MP Laurie Hawn, who says he was offered fraudulent voter information cards during the 2006 election, finally appeared before a parliamentary committee that is studying the government's proposed changes to the Elections Act.

  • Tree Hugger cloth pads an alternative … CBC - Thu, 10 Apr, 2014

    Reusable cloth menstrual pads offer a way to save money and reduce waste. More »Tree Hugger cloth pads an alternative …

    Reusable cloth menstrual pads offer a way to save money and reduce waste.

  • A Canadian company is launching what it claims to be the world's first recyclable single-use coffee and tea pods at a time when more Canadians use the popular makers for their daily java fix. Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee says the EcoCup, which was unveiled Wednesday at a trade show in Chicago, is now available with various loose-leaf tea brands, including Higgins & Burke. The recyclable coffee pods will be available in early 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho-Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee
    Mother Parkers debuts recyclable single-use … The Canadian Press - Wed, 9 Apr, 2014

    Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee says the EcoCup is available with various loose-leaf teas, including the Higgins & Burke brand, while pods containing coffee will be out in … More »Mother Parkers debuts recyclable single-use …

    A Canadian company is launching what it claims to be the world's first recyclable single-use coffee and tea pods at a time when more Canadians use the popular makers for their daily java fix. Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee says the EcoCup, which was unveiled Wednesday at a trade show in Chicago, is now available with various loose-leaf tea brands, including Higgins & Burke. The recyclable coffee pods will be available in early 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho-Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee

    Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee says the EcoCup is available with various loose-leaf teas, including the Higgins & Burke brand, while pods containing coffee will be out in early 2015. Both will be for use in Keurig brewing machines. Co-CEO Paul Higgins says Mother Parkers has been developing the idea for the recyclable pods …

  • Regina ponders plan to turn garbage … CBC - Thu, 3 Apr, 2014

    Although it didn't work out seven years ago, the City of Regina wants to spend $5 million to get back into the landfill gas business. More »Regina ponders plan to turn garbage …

    Although it didn't work out seven years ago, the City of Regina wants to spend $5 million to get back into the landfill gas business.

  • Used french fry oil good for dusty  … CBC - Wed, 2 Apr, 2014

    A Saskatchewan company is collecting used canola oil to be used as a stabilizing topper for dusty rural roads. More »Used french fry oil good for dusty  …

    A Saskatchewan company is collecting used canola oil to be used as a stabilizing topper for dusty rural roads.

  • Climate change: 4 countries that are … CBC - Wed, 2 Apr, 2014

    The most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that global warming will lead to wild weather and other environmental hardships in the … More »Climate change: 4 countries that are …

    The most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that global warming will lead to wild weather and other environmental hardships in the coming years. But here are four countries that are doing something to reduce their greenhouse gases.

  • 'Do It Gorgeously' book cover -- Sophie Uliano
    Green Your Beauty Routine! Access Hollywood - Mon, 31 Mar, 2014

    It's a month devoted to raising awareness about our planet and how we can live a more eco-friendly life. Green guru and author of "Do It Gorgeously," Sophie Uliano, … More »Green Your Beauty Routine!

    'Do It Gorgeously' book cover -- Sophie Uliano

    It's a month devoted to raising awareness about our planet and how we can live a more eco-friendly life. Green guru and author of "Do It Gorgeously," Sophie Uliano, is a big believer in eco-friendly beauty products that will make us and our planet healthier. Like food where heavily processed, products contain a lot of …

  • Councillor Steve Craig holds a plastic-wrapped guide to recycling.
    Halifax area recycling guides mailed … CBC - Fri, 28 Mar, 2014

    Lower Sackville Counc. Steve Craig says he wants to get to the bottom of whether the city could have avoided wrapping its recycling mailout in plastic last week. More »Halifax area recycling guides mailed …

    Councillor Steve Craig holds a plastic-wrapped guide to recycling.

    Lower Sackville Counc. Steve Craig says he wants to get to the bottom of whether the city could have avoided wrapping its recycling mailout in plastic last week.

  • Fire destroys a recycling plant in Winkler, … CBC - Fri, 28 Mar, 2014

    The blaze at a Winkler recycling plant started in the attic space shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and flames could be seen shooting out of the roof soon after. More »Fire destroys a recycling plant in Winkler, …

    The blaze at a Winkler recycling plant started in the attic space shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and flames could be seen shooting out of the roof soon after.