Napa Fire Deaths – At least 31 deaths have been confirmed as the devastating wildfires in Northern California’s wine country continue to burn. CNN reports that the largest of the group of 21 fires is still burning at a size of 40,000 acres. The National Weather Service says winds could be especially gusty there tonight through Saturday with no rain expected for almost a week.
Harvey Weinstein Investigation – Police in New York and the UK are both reportedly looking into Harvey Weinstein’s misbehavior in the wake of sexual harassment and abuse allegations. Although no one has filed a complaint with police at this time, both are encouraging anyone who may have information to do so. More than 30 women have come forward with claims that Weinstein harassed and/or raped them.
Nova Centre Still Set to Open December – Our convention centre is still set to open in December and still no hotel announced. The Nova Centre will showcase local food to give guests a taste of what our province has to offer when it does open and they are hoping to add the hotel sometime next year. Nearly 30,000 guests are expected for their already 100 booked events in 2018.
Your HRM Weekend – The Halifax Mooseheads will host their 10th annual Pink in the Rink game at 7 p.m. tomorrow night at the Scotiabank Centre. The event supports the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation-Atlantic Region and it’s curbside give away weekend so you can get rid of your unwanted items by putting them curbside for people to pick up OR you can scour for treasures by using the interactive map available online at halifax.ca.
Spicy Buffalo Latte – Tim Hortons has unveiled a new drink – and it’s a weird one: spicy Buffalo Latte. It’s not April – so no fooling…there’s no prank here. It’s a mocha latte with swirls of Buffalo sauce flavoring topped with whipped cream, and a dusting of zesty Buffalo seasoning. It’s actually been called “surprisingly drinkable” by a reviewer from the Buffalo News. It’s only available in upstate New York city for some reason and frankly, they can keep it.
And that’s your Fast Five!