July 16, 2014 12:12 pm

Thursday July 17th on The Morning News


One of Halifax’s landmarks is about to get a makeover! Starting in January of 2015 the process begins to re-deck the iconic MacDonald Bridge with the plan to have the bridge open to daily vehicular traffic. At 6:45 we’ll meet them men behind the project with Halifax Harbour Bridges and learn more about what’s happening now to prepare for The Big Lift!

Late summer to early fall is the time of year many Nova Scotians associate with hurricanes but post-Tropical storm Arthur was an important reminder to be prepared for tropical storms much earlier. At 7:15 Chris Fogarty of the Canadian Hurricane Centre joins us to talk about Arthur and what’s ahead for the rest of Atlantic hurricane season.

At 7:45 we’ll meet the man behind the Guitars 4 Veterans Canada movement. Retired Veteran Jim Lowther found relief from PTSD in playing his guitar and now he wants other veterans to do the same. G4V will be holding a stand-up comedy fundraiser this weekend in support of this initiative and we’ll learn more about it at the red table.

No matter what the weather, rainbows will be seen everywhere in Halifax over the next ten days.  At 8:15 we kick off Halifax Pride 2014 with a visit from festival chair Ramona Westgate.  She tells us what’s hot and happening during the 4th biggest pride festival in Canada.

Hope Blooms now has 60 youth involved in the production and sale of salad dressing from scratch.    The young entrepreneurs are building a brand new, state-of-the-art greenhouse in Halifax’s North End, but they don’t have a proper production facility.  Founder Jessie Jollymore visits at 8:45 to talk about  how Halifax can help Hope Blooms grow.

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