Storm update and impact on municipal services – November 23, 2021, 1:20 p.m. update

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Storm update and impact on municipal services – November 23, 2021, 1:20 p.m. update

The Halifax Regional Municipality’s Emergency Management Division continues to closely monitor the weather system as it moves across our region.

  • Halifax Transit: Halifax Transit bus and ferry services are continuing as usual. Please monitor @hfxtransit for updates.
  • Parks & Recreation: Due to safety concerns, residents are advised to avoid visiting municipal parks until the storm has passed and potential damage, including downed trees, has been addressed.The Halifax Public Gardens will remain closed today, Nov. 23. The Public Gardens will open tomorrow, Nov. 24.

    All-weather fields are closed today, Nov. 23, with all bookings cancelled.

    Other recreation facilities may be closed during and following the storm. Please call ahead to your individual facility.

  • Solid Waste: Waste collection service is being provided as scheduled.

Support for those experiencing homelessness

The municipality is collaborating with the Province of Nova Scotia, professional service providers and community-based agencies to provide temporary emergency shelters as well as a comfort centre to occupants of homeless encampments in the region.

Last night, 12 people experiencing homelessness accepted emergency shelter accommodations. Emergency shelters will remain open tonight. Emergency shelters provide overnight accommodation to individuals, and their belongings, ensuring there is a safe place to stay during the storm.

The comfort centre will also remain operational until this evening. Comfort centres provide emergency food and water, a place to recharge devices, receive up-to-date information and warmth.

Ground Search & Rescue continues to visit all locations, where the municipality is aware of occupants of homeless encampments, to offer transportation to an emergency shelter or comfort centre.

Stay Informed

To prepare for future weather events, sign up for hfxALERT, the municipality’s mass notification system. Subscribers will receive alerts by phone, email or text. Sign up here.

You can also call​ 311​ for updated information on municipal services or to report issues such as flooding, downed trees or blocked roadways. For emergencies, residents should call 911.

Follow @hfxgov on Twitter or visit for updates and information during severe weather events.

The municipality wishes to thank all residents for the steps taken in preparation of the storm. The Emergency Operations Centre has been deactivated.

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