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Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Info via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Tabby Gender: N/A Description: Grey, tan and white Location: Williams Lake ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Dwarf rabbit Gender: N/A Description: Black Location: Juniper Crescent, Halifax Date: April ...

Temporary Housing at Shannon Park (Pallet Housing)

**** Info via Canada Lands Company Temporary Housing at Shannon Park (Pallet Housing) Last week the federal government tabled Budget 2024, which included a provision for temporary housing on federal lands. Canada Lands Company has made available four parcels of land across Canada for temporary housing to help address the housing crisis. Shannon Park was ...

Happy caturday!

(Smile) It’s caturday regardless of where you are! ...

The following is a statement from Premier Tim Houston.

**** Via CNS The following is a statement from Premier Tim Houston. ————————————————– Earlier this evening, I accepted the resignation of Brad Johns as a minister in my cabinet. Domestic violence is an issue our government takes very seriously. We will continue to work with partner organizations to do everything we can to support the ...

No Spring Bear Hunt for Nova Scotia

**** DNR Media Release No Spring Bear Hunt for Nova Scotia —————————————————— After careful consideration of feedback from Nova Scotians, the Province has decided there will be no spring bear hunt at this time. Results of a public consultation clearly show Nova Scotians care deeply and are very divided on the idea of a spring ...

We received information from a family who lost their home in the Tantallon wildfire last year who are now facing along with all other families who lost their homes in NS a huge property tax increase for rebuilding homes

We received information from a family who lost their home in the Tantallon wildfire last year who are now facing along with all other families who lost their homes in NS a huge property tax increase for rebuilding homes (we have emailed the NS Government and are awaiting a reply) They are now facing along ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Info via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia Breed: German Shepherd mix  Gender: Male Description: Tan, black and white ...

Statement on Strike Vote by Nova Scotia Teachers Union Members

**** CNS Media Release Statement on Strike Vote by Nova Scotia Teachers Union Members ————————————————————————————————————- NOTE: The following is a statement from Becky Druhan, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. ————————————————————————————————————– While I’m of course disappointed at the vote results, I’m not surprised. Teachers were put in the difficult position today of voting while ...

Posting your civic number Post your civic number so emergency responders can find your home and workplace quickly

**** Via REMO Kings Cty Posting your civic number Post your civic number so emergency responders can find your home and workplace quickly You need to: 🔴 make sure to post your civic number in front of your home and workplace 🔴 make sure it’s clearly visible from the road 🔴 ensure the civic sign ...

A planned outage will affect customers in Timberlea, Lakeside, and Hubley areas

**** Via NSP A planned outage will affect customers in Timberlea, Lakeside, and Hubley areas from Wednesday, April 17 at 11 PM until Thursday, April 18 at 3 AM ...

Reporting is one of the first steps to take to help prevent animal cruelty

**** Info VIA NS SPCA Enforcement Reporting is one of the first steps to take to help prevent animal cruelty We encourage anyone who suspects or witnesses an act of cruelty to report it, even if they are not sure. How do you do that? For our Enforcement Officers to be able to investigate, an ...

Campfire safety

**** Info via CNS Campfire safety From 15 March to 15 October, campfires are not allowed between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm (except in federal, provincial, municipal and private campgrounds using enclosed grills designed for that purpose). Check the daily fire restrictions at novascotia.ca/burnsafe or 1-855-564-2876. 75%of the province is covered by forests. 17campfires is the annual average ...

Hey, Lunenburg – RCMP Police Dog Service teams from across Nova Scotia will be in Lunenburg County today for a training exercise

**** Via RCMP Hey, Lunenburg – RCMP Police Dog Service teams from across Nova Scotia will be in Lunenburg County today for a training exercise If you see our Police Service Dogs with their handlers, don’t be alarmed; they’re in the area working on their skills. ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: French Bulldog Gender: Female Description: Tan and white Location: Colby Village, Cole ...

Springtime is upon us, which means seal pupping season is already in full swing here in the Maritimes!

**** Info via MARS Springtime is upon us, which means seal pupping season is already in full swing here in the Maritimes! If you see a seal or a pup found on or wandering near shorelinesrest assured, most of these animals are fine and doing what wild seals do. Pups (and their moms) need to ...

New Bursary for Skilled Trades Students at NSCC

**** CNS Media Release New Bursary for Skilled Trades Students at NSCC —————————————————- As part of the Province’s plan to grow the skilled trades workforce, a new bursary will  support 320 students starting training in Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) construction programs in September. Students with financial need can apply for the $5,000 Growing Nova Scotia’s Skilled Trades Workforce Bursary to ...

To help mitigate these impacts, and support the municipality in building its climate resilience, Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency is excited to bring the FireSmart Canada program to the region

**** Info via HRFE FireSmart Program The impacts of climate change and interface wildfires in Canada – the area where communities and homes meet wildland vegetation– have been devastating. Wildfires and the consequences have proved to disrupt the fabric of our communities, economy and environment. To help mitigate these impacts, and support the municipality in ...

Continuing Support for Fruit Growers Affected by Extreme Cold

**** CNS Media Release Continuing Support for Fruit Growers Affected by Extreme Cold ————————————————– Grape and other fruit growers still feeling the effects of the extreme cold weather in February 2023 can apply for funding through Phase 2 of the Polar Vortex Industry Recovery Program. “We knew it would take a number of seasons for farmers ...

Please note that these airspace and harbour restrictions are no longer in effect as of April 4, 2024

Update  **** Via CFB Halifax Please note that these airspace and harbour restrictions are no longer in effect as of April 4, 2024.    ...

Colchester District RCMP welcomes new District Commander

**** RCMP Media Release Colchester District RCMP welcomes new District Commander The Nova Scotia RCMP has appointed Staff Sergeant Marc Rose as District Commander for the Colchester District RCMP. “In the coming weeks in my new role, I plan to better understand the current landscape of the district, meet with my employees, and connect with ...

Merlin the Macaw Heads to New Home

**** CNS Media Release Merlin the Macaw Heads to New Home Merlin the macaw, a resident mascot at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, will soon have a new home at Safari Niagara in Fort Erie, Ont. Since the pandemic, Merlin has been displaying signs of depression and stress due to changes in ...

This April marks 28 years of amalgamation of the police services of Halifax, Dartmouth & Bedford to create Halifax Regional Police.

**** Via HRP This April marks 28 years of amalgamation of the police services of Halifax, Dartmouth & Bedford to create Halifax Regional Police. Halifax Regional Police is proud to serve you. ...

(Update) Airspace restrictions and Halifax Harbour public access restrictions in effect in the vicinity of Lower Shearwater

Update  **** Via CFB Halifax Please note that these airspace and harbour restrictions are no longer in effect as of April 4, 2024. We ask that you please remove the Public Service Announcement from circulation. Thank you.   **** DND Media Release Airspace restrictions and Halifax Harbour public access restrictions in effect in the vicinity of ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Domestic short hair Gender: Male Description, Black Location: Wyse Road, Dartmouth ...

Interested residents invited to learn about being a candidate in the upcoming municipal election

**** HRM Media Release Interested residents invited to learn about being a candidate in the upcoming municipal election Residents considering running in the 2024 Municipal and Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) Election to learn more about becoming a candidate.   Municipal government plays an important role in delivering essential services and addressing the unique needs ...

A new department for the establishment of a new volunteer corps called the Nova Scotia Guard

**** CNS Media Release New Department Will Improve Emergency Readiness ———————————————————————————————— A new department will pave the way for the establishment of a new volunteer corps called the Nova Scotia Guard. Premier Tim Houston introduced legislation today, March 28, that will lead, direct and support a co-ordinated response and manage the immediate and ongoing needs ...

The Nova Scotia RCMP is warning the public about the top three phone scams targeting residents across the province

**** RCMP Media Release Top three phone scams targeting Nova Scotians The Nova Scotia RCMP is warning the public about the top three phone scams targeting residents across the province. A phone scam, or mass-market fraud, is when fraudsters call or text potential victims and attempt to trick them into giving up personal information or ...

Amazon – Information on the latest scams: learn how to identify and avoid them

**** Via Amazon Amazon – Information on the latest scams: learn how to identify and avoid them Over two-thirds of all Amazon impersonation scams reported by our customers globally in 2023 claimed to be related to order or account issues. At Amazon, we constantly leverage the feedback we receive through customer reports and our own ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Pit Bull mix Gender: Female Description: Tan and white Location: Charles ...

These fungus look as creepy as their name sounds

Repost : These fungus look as creepy as their name sounds “Freaky! These fungus look as creepy as their name sounds: dead man’s fingers (or toes)! They generally grow at the base of rotting trees and stumps. Their creepy appearance can certainly cause a jump!” . . . . ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Info via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Rabbit Gender: N/A Description: Black Location: Chris Evan Drive, Westphal Date: ...

Scam Alert: NSP have received reports from customers of the phone number 1-800-336-1402 calling and demanding immediate payment

**** Via NSP Scam Alert: NSP have received reports from customers of the phone number 1-800-336-1402 calling and demanding immediate payment by cash or e-transfer. This is NOT an NS Power phone call and we do not accept payments by cash or e-transfer. ...

Uncrewed Aircraft System (drone) training to occur at Bedford Rifle Range

**** CFB Release Uncrewed Aircraft System (drone) training to occur at Bedford Rifle Range Residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality, especially those who live or transit regularly in the vicinity of the Bedford Rifle Range, are to be advised that Uncrewed Aircraft System (UAS/drone) training will take place on and in the airspace above range ...

This cool guy is sending out a request for some dry cat food for his friends back at the shelter!

**** Via NS SPCA Mason is looking for your help! This cool guy is sending out a request for some dry cat food for his friends back at the shelter! While Mason himself will not be in need as he is on a special diet at his foster home, his friends back at the shelter ...

The Nova Scotia RCMP is alerting the public to the ongoing threat of investment fraud, which is costing Nova Scotians millions

**** RCMP Media Release Investment fraud costing Nova Scotians millions The Nova Scotia RCMP is alerting the public to the ongoing threat of investment fraud, which is costing Nova Scotians millions. Investment fraud schemes continue to target unsuspecting individuals. In 2023, Nova Scotians lost over $4.9 million to investment fraud, making it the number one ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Update – Home!  Breed: Labrador Retriever Gender: Male Description: Chocolate and grey Location: ...

See a hare, leave it there!

**** Via Hope for Wildlife See a hare, leave it there! The natural world is a complicated place, and to us humans many baby wild animals don’t always grow up the way we may expect them to. Knowing how wild animals raise their young will help prevent separating the babies unnecessarily from their mom. Take ...

Outdoor Learning Spaces Enrich Student Life

**** CNS Media Release Outdoor Learning Spaces Enrich Student Life ———————————————————————————————————- Schools across Nova Scotia are benefitting from new or enhanced outdoor learning spaces. Over the past year more than 100 projects, from outdoor classrooms and gardens to picnic spaces and games areas, have been developed at schools across the province. “Outdoor time and physical ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Chicken Gender: Hen Description: Brown and red Location: Oceanview School Road, Eastern ...

Let’s keep our parks clean

Let’s keep our parks clean Spring is certainly in the air and many people are headed out to enjoy the sun and warmer temperatures. Let’s all do our part to keep litter from ruining a good day. If you bring it with you, take it back with you and dispose of your trash properly. ...

Halifax Regional Police wants you to become fraud savvy

**** HRP Media Release Make March the month to become fraud savvy March is National Fraud Prevention Month and Halifax Regional Police wants you to become fraud savvy. From emails claiming your bank account has been compromised to phone calls advising you’ve won a free cruise, fraudsters will use any opportunity to get their hands ...

Canadian soldier of the First World War identified

**** DND Media Release Canadian soldier of the First World War identified The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have identified human remains recovered in Vendin-le-Vieil, France, as those of Lieutenant Francis Henry Hemsley, a Canadian soldier of the First World War. The identity was confirmed through historical, genealogical, anthropological, archaeological ...

RCMP is reminding business owners to beware of targeted scams

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP is reminding business owners to beware of targeted scams The Nova Scotia RCMP is alerting business owners on how to recognize and avoid targeted email scams, also known as spear phishing. Spear phishing is one of the most common types of frauds targeting businesses. Nova Scotians lost over $354,000 last ...

In preparation for kitten season, Bide Awhile are looking to build the foster base

**** Via Bide Awhile Can I crash at your house? In preparation for kitten season, Bide Awhile are looking to build the foster base. As a foster, you will provide a temporary home for moms, babies, and/or kittens while they grow big enough for their surgery day and adoption. Materials and veterinary care are provided ...

Comprehensive Policing Review Update

**** Justice Media Release Comprehensive Policing Review Update A comprehensive review of the policing structure in Nova Scotia continues to move forward. Attorney General and Justice Minister Brad Johns announced the successful consultant, engagement advisory committee members and a new co-chair today, March 13.   “Police officers work in every corner of Nova Scotia, keeping our ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Domestic short hair Gender: Female Description: White and orange Location: Simmonds Road, ...

On Monday, March 11, the Metro Animal Emergency Clinic will CLOSE and will not be providing 24 hour care, REOPEN Thursday, March 14th

**** Via Metro Animal Emergency Clinic *IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT * Over the past four years, a global shortage in veterinary staff has brought about unprecedented challenges, and this has affected our local community as well. However, we are delighted to announce that despite the complexities of today’s veterinary landscape, we have successfully expanded our team (after ...

(Update) Multiple power outages in HRM being investigated by NSP

Multiple power outages in HRM being investigated by NSP Stay updated with NSP here https://outagemap.nspower.ca/external/default.html UPDATE ...

How to spot and avoid online marketplace scams

**** RCMP Media Release How to spot and avoid online marketplace scams The Nova Scotia RCMP is urging the public to remain vigilant and take proactive measures to safeguard themselves against scammers when buying, selling, or searching for a rental online. The digital flea market has grown to be a major part of people’s everyday ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Labrador Retriever Gender: Female Description: Black and white Location: Lucasville Road Date: ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Labrador Retriever Gender: Male Description: Black Location: Bundy Lane, Cherry Brook Date: ...

Province Launches Community Solar Program

**** CNS Media Release Province Launches Community Solar Program ——————————————————————————————————————— The Province’s new Community Solar Program will help community groups and businesses set up solar gardens and sell their renewable electricity to subscribers who can’t install their own solar panels. “Not everyone has the ability to install their own solar panels. This program creates the ...

March is Fraud Prevention Month and the Nova Scotia RCMP is warning the public about the top ten scams in Nova Scotia

**** RCMP Media Release Fraud Prevention Month: Top 10 scams in Nova Scotia March is Fraud Prevention Month and the Nova Scotia RCMP is warning the public about the top ten scams in Nova Scotia, based on dollar losses. Every year, thousands of Canadians fall victim to fraud. According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, Nova ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Ferret Gender: N/A Description: Brown, tan and white Location: Joseph Zatzman Drive, ...

Municipal statement about encampments and de-designated locations

**** HRM Media Release Municipal statement about encampments and de-designated locations Important progress has been made to support those experiencing homelessness to move indoors, since issuing the municipal statement on February 7 regarding the closure and de-designation of five locations for outdoor sheltering. At the time of the announcement, there were approximately 55 individuals sheltering outdoors ...

Significant Investment in Communities

**** CNS Media Release Significant Investment in Communities ———————————————————————————– Spending time in communities and ensuring they are ready for continued growth is important. That is why the government is increasing support for infrastructure projects across the province as part of the single largest provincial investment in municipal infrastructure in decades. The Province is adding $70 ...

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Know Human Trafficking

**** RCMP Media Release Sending on behalf of Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers: National Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Know Human Trafficking Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers is encouraging you to participate by educating yourself about the signs and indicators of human trafficking and to report suspicious activity to police. ...

Premier Houston Appoints Brendan Maguire as Community Services Minister / Statement from MLA Boudreau

**** CNS Media Release Premier Houston Appoints Brendan Maguire as Community Services Minister ————————————————————————————————- Premier Tim Houston announced changes to cabinet today, February 22. Trevor Boudreau is stepping down as Minister of Community Services and L’Nu Affairs, effective immediately, due to personal and health reasons. “It is with great sadness that I accept Trevor’s resignation ...

105 years ago – Anti-Chinese riots in Halifax, 1919

**** Via HRM 105 years ago – Anti-Chinese riots in Halifax, 1919 Less than a year after City Hall was besieged by drunken rioters, unruly mobs again rampaged through the streets of Halifax. On the evenings of February 18 and 19, 1919, just months after the First World War had come to an end, Halifax businesses ...

PetSmart Charities Continues to Support Nova Scotian Families at the Nova Scotia SPCA

**** NS SPCA Release PetSmart Charities Continues to Support Nova Scotian Families at the Nova Scotia SPCA Affordability and the rising costs of basic needs have been in the news and talked about around kitchen tables in Nova Scotia. The exponential increase in cost of living is not just impacting people living below the poverty ...

More Training, Support for Skilled Trades Professionals

**** CNS Media Release More Training, Support for Skilled Trades Professionals —————————————————————————————————— The Province is making it easier for people to become certified in the skilled trades sector with two new initiatives as part of the plan to grow Nova Scotia’s skilled trades workforce. Funding more training seats in high-demand trades has resulted in almost ...

Residents invited to participate in the development of new Urban Forest Management Plan

**** HRM Media Release Residents invited to participate in the development of new Urban Forest Management Plan The Halifax Regional Municipality is reviewing and updating its Urban Forest Management Plan (formerly the Urban Forest Master Plan). This review will evaluate the awareness, understanding and satisfaction with the municipality’s Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) and creates an opportunity ...

In photos – Firefighting is a technical job, and as cities get bigger and buildings get taller, firefighters have to know how to tow the line

In photos – Firefighting is a technical job, and as cities get bigger and buildings get taller, firefighters have to know how to tow the line Hosted by Dockyard Fire once again, both they and HRFE with Truro fire members took part in a specialized hands on session held by HighRise Firefighting (out of Toronto) ...

RCMP warns Nova Scotians about romance scams

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP warns Nova Scotians about romance scams Ahead of Valentine’s Day, the RCMP is urging Nova Scotians to be mindful of fraudsters who pull on people’s heart strings to pull off scams. “Online dating, social media sites, and texting platforms are used by scammers to gain people’s trust and affection for ...

NS SPCA – Supplies needed

**** Via NS SPCA **Supplies needed** With lots of critters currently being housed we always have a need for a few select items. With lots of daily cleaning and feeding that takes place to ensure the animals are happy and healthy we go through so much on a daily basis. We are currently in need ...

Panda Jr. is looking for your help! 

**** NS SPCA Release Panda Jr. is looking for your help!  This happy guy is sending out a request for some dry cat food for his friends back at the shelter! The cold weather has brought lots of new friends into the shelter so that means alot more mouths to feed! While Panda Jr. himself ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Rabbit Gender: Female Description: Grey Location: Willowdale Drive, Musquodoboit Harbour Date: February ...

The Province is working to improve efficiency and reduce backlogs and delays in the provincial court by providing the resources to set up Nova Scotia’s first bail court

**** CNS Media Release Province to Establish New Bail Court ————————————————————————————————————– The Province is working to improve efficiency and reduce backlogs and delays in the provincial court by providing the resources to set up Nova Scotia’s first bail court. The new bail court will be established in Halifax Regional Municipality and will be able to hear ...

NSP are warning customers about a phone scam where the caller poses as an NS Power employee

***’ Via NSP Scam Alert: NSP are warning customers about a phone scam where the caller poses as an NS Power employee demanding payment or service will be disconnected immediately. If you are unsure about the legitimacy of a phone call, or any communications from NS Power, please contact our Customer Care Centre at 1-800-428-6230. ...

Advisory: Police conducting training exercises today

**** HRP Media Release Advisory: Police conducting training exercises today Members from the Halifax Regional Police and RCMP Halifax Regional Detachment Emergency Response Teams will be conducting training exercises in the area of the 0-100 block of Portland Street in Dartmouth. Citizens can expect to see an ongoing police presence in the area throughout the ...

Facebook Marketplace Scam Warning

**** Via Truro Police Service Facebook Marketplace Scam Warning The Truro Police Service would like to warn the public about a trending scam within Facebook Marketplace. The suspects are posting quality items through Marketplace under fake aliases and requesting a deposit, typically via e-transfer or gift cards. Once the money is received, they will lead ...

Sextortion is a growing threat and it’s happening right here in Nova Scotia

**** Via RCMP Sextortion is a growing threat and it’s happening right here in Nova Scotia Youth in the 14-24 age range are being targeted by online offenders, and are sometimes deceived and manipulated into sending explicit photos or videos. The offender then blackmails the victim into sending more images, money or both. The victim ...

Security exercise to be conducted at Canadian Forces Base Halifax

**** Via CFB Halifax Security exercise to be conducted at Canadian Forces Base Halifax Residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality are to be advised that there will be a security exercise conducted at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax Stadacona, His Majesty’s Canadian (HMC) Dockyard and Shearwater during the week of February 5-9, 2024. The exact ...

(Update) Municipal 311 system currently unavailable | Feb. 6, 9:30 a.m.

**** HRM Media Release UPDATE: 311 service has been restored as of 1:40 p.m. Thank you for your patience.   Municipal 311 system currently unavailable | Feb. 6, 9:30 a.m. The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that we are currently experiencing a technical issue with our 311 system and cannot receive any calls or ...

All HRCE schools are open on Tuesday, February 6, 2024.

**** HRCE Release All HRCE schools are open on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. HRCE’s Operations Team has been working hard to clear snow and create safe passageways following this weekend’s storm. At this time, all schools are ready to welcome students and staff tomorrow. If anything changes overnight, you will be notified by 6:00 a.m. ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Short hair Tabby Gender: Female Description: Brown, tan and white Location: N/A ...

Provincial Office Closure Notification

Take note Provincial Office Closure Notification Provincial government offices in Pictou, Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness, Victoria, Richmond and Cape Breton counties will be closed today, Monday, February 5th, due to weather conditions. Provincial government offices in Halifax, Hants, Colchester, and Cumberland counties will delay opening until noon today. We will reassess conditions for reopening at 10am. ...

Agreements with Universities Prioritize Student Needs, Government Priorities

**** CNS Media Release Agreements with Universities Prioritize Student Needs, Government Priorities New one-year funding agreements with the province’s 10 universities will cap tuition increases and spur more action on student housing. The bilateral agreements for 2024-25 also tie a portion of funding to performance targets. They will replace the current memorandum of understanding (MoU) ...

Statement on Desmond Fatality Inquiry Final Report via Attorney General and Justice Minister Brad Johns

**** Justice Media Release Statement on Desmond Fatality Inquiry Final Report —————————————————— NOTE: The following is a statement from Attorney General and Justice Minister Brad Johns. —————————————————— Earlier today, Judge Paul Scovil released his final report and recommendations related to the deaths of Aaliyah, Shanna, Brenda and Lionel Desmond. What occurred in Upper Big Tracadie, ...

Chunky is a bubbly 18-month-old chocolate lab who is full of spunk and energy

**** Via Bide Awhile Introducing Chunky!  Chunky is a bubbly 18-month-old chocolate lab who is full of spunk and energy. He loves to meet new people and spend time outside on walks. Chunky takes treats well but can be a bit mouthy with excitement. He barks when left alone or excited but settles fairly quickly, ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Pomeranian mix Gender: Male Description: Gold and brown Location: Sackville Drive, Lower ...

Province Protects Electricity Ratepayers with Solution for High Fuel Costs

**** CNS Media Release Province Protects Electricity Ratepayers with Solution for High Fuel Costs —————————————————————————————————— The government is protecting Nova Scotians from another significant increase in power rates this year. Nova Scotia Power has a large balance of fuel costs that has accumulated over the past few years. Record high fuel costs and delays in getting renewable energy from ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Domestic medium hair Gender: Male Description: Black Location: Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth Date: ...

January is recognized as National Crime Stoppers Month and the theme this year is, “Stop the Crime of Human Trafficking.”

**** RCMP Media Release January is recognized as National Crime Stoppers Month and the theme this year is, “Stop the Crime of Human Trafficking.” In 2023, Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers received 6,673 tips that helped solve serious crimes such as human trafficking, fraud, stolen property and drug offences. By working in partnership with law enforcement ...

HRM has completed the District Boundary Review and unveiled new electoral district boundaries

**** HRM Media Release Municipality completes District Boundary Review  The Halifax Regional Municipality has completed the District Boundary Review and unveiled new electoral district boundaries. These updated electoral district boundaries will be used for the 2024 Municipal and Counseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) Election.  The Municipal Government Act requires that all municipalities in Nova Scotia regularly review ...

The Province continues to work on initiatives to better support vulnerable Nova Scotians experiencing homelessness

**** CNS Media Release HRM Shelter, Supportive Housing Update ——————————————————————————————- The Province continues to work on initiatives to better support vulnerable Nova Scotians experiencing homelessness. This week, a new temporary emergency shelter with capacity for 70 beds opened at the Halifax Forum’s multi-purpose centre. Thirty beds have been held for people at encampments at the ...

RCMP warns vendors of scams involving purchases with stolen credit cards

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP warns vendors of scams involving purchases with stolen credit cards Nova Scotia RCMP’s Commercial Crime Section has identified a recent trend in the province where vendors have been receiving large-volume or expensive orders for tires and other high-value items, which are paid for using a stolen or compromised credit cards. ...

Municipal statement regarding the Jan. 22, 2024 fire at Grand Parade

**** HRM Media Release Municipal statement regarding the Jan. 22, 2024 fire at Grand Parade The Halifax Regional Municipality is providing the following statement regarding the fire today at the Grand Parade Designated Outdoor Sheltering Location. Shortly after 6:30 a.m., Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) firefighters were called to the Grand Parade for a ...

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We were sent a message about a new list pet group starting in February and we are happy to share this info

We were sent a message about a new list pet group starting in February and we are happy to share this info **** Via Tender Tails 🐾Our Tender Tails Pet Loss Group starts in February. 💻The group meets virtually and is available to anyone over the age of 18 living in an Atlantic province (NS, ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Domestic short hair Gender: Male Description: Black with a white chest patch ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Pit Bull Gender: Female Description: Grey and white Location: Windmill Road, Dartmouth ...

Municipality announces key dates for the 2024/25 Municipal Budget process 

**** HRM Media Release Municipality announces key dates for the 2024/25 Municipal Budget process  The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following key dates as part of the 2024/25 Municipal Budget process.  Beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 31, municipal business units will present their proposed budgets and business plans for the 2024/25 fiscal year. ...

The Nova Scotia RCMP is warning members of the public about a phone scam where the caller poses as a Nova Scotia Power (NSP) employee

**** RCMP Media Release The Nova Scotia RCMP is warning members of the public about a phone scam where the caller poses as a Nova Scotia Power (NSP) employee The scammer wants you to believe that you didn’t pay for your smart meter installation, indicating that if you don’t pay up immediately, your power will ...

Halifax Regional Police launches its 2025 cadet recruitment campaign

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police launches its 2025 cadet recruitment campaign Today, Halifax Regional Police (HRP) is launching a recruitment campaign for its 2025 cadet class, which follows on the success of the last three HRP Police Science Program classes. The next HRP Police Science Program is scheduled to begin in the fall ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Bluetick Coonhound Gender: Female Description: Black, white and tan Location: Southgate Drive, ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found Pet Photos Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: French Bulldog Gender: Male Description: Tan, black & white ...

HSAR are recruiting for field responders (searchers) again!

**** Via Halifax Search and Rescue We are recruiting for field responders (searchers) again! Intake process will be open until Feb 4/24. Follow the link to start: https://youtu.be/YaPM15BhE70?si=FY3WPkNDAXJmgsgm ...

Applications open for the next municipal Poet Laureate  

**** HRM Media Release Applications open for the next municipal Poet Laureate   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that applications have been opened for the next municipal Poet Laureate. The Poet Laureate’s term will begin on April 1, 2024, and will end on March 31, 2027.   The municipal Poet Laureate is a resident ...

Nova Scotia’s minimum wage will increase to $15.20 per hour on April 1

**** CNS Media Release Minimum Wage Increasing on April 1 ———————————————————- Nova Scotia’s minimum wage will increase to $15.20 per hour on April 1. The increase follows the formula previously recommended by the Minimum Wage Review Committee and accepted by the government. Starting this year, the rate is to be adjusted by the national consumer ...

Top Baby Names in Nova Scotia in 2023

**** CNS Media Release Top Baby Names in Nova Scotia in 2023 —————————————————- NOTE: A list of the top baby names for 2023 follows this release; the 2023 information is current as of Thursday, December 28. —————————————————- Henry is Nova Scotians’ favourite baby name for 2023. The top 10 names for 2023 are Henry, Theodore, ...

As many of you know Oaklawn will not be opening in “24”

Sad to hear Via Oaklawn Farm Zoo As many of you know Oaklawn will not be opening in “24”. We would like to Thank You for your kindness and support over the past 40 plus years. Arrangements have been made at responsible facilities for the animals seeking new homes. Having reached our declining years, we ...

Due to extreme staffing shortages, the Metro Animal Emergency Clinic will be functioning strictly at level Priority 1 from December 23rd to January 3rd

**** Via Metro Animal Emergency **IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT** Due to extreme staffing shortages, the Metro Animal Emergency Clinic will be functioning strictly at level Priority 1 from December 23rd to January 3rd. This means we will ONLY be seeing pets that are critical or in a life threatened state. To help our clients assess whether or ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Pit Bull Gender: Female Description: Brown brindle and white Location: Highway 7, ...

Moneri, a Canadian payment processing firm who is responsible for many debit and credit machines, is reporting technical issues

FYI – Moneri, a Canadian payment processing firm who is responsible for many debit and credit machines, is reporting technical issues that could affect the use of credit and debit payments in Canada. “We are currently experiencing service degradation that may result in intermittent processing issues. Our team is actively investigating this matter with the ...

Municipal service level adjustments for Christmas and New Year’s

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments for Christmas and New Year’s The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments in effect over the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours There will be no garbage, organics or recyclables collection ...

(Update) Can you help? “Our cat Bambi got stolen by people in the following video”

Update – The kitty is back and safe! This was sent to us and we hope you can help! Call the included number if you have any information “Hello everyone from Halifax. We need your help!!! Our cat Bambi got stolen by people in the following video. If anyone recognizes any of those people please ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Lion Head rabbit Gender: N/A Description: White and brown Location: Blackbear Circle, ...

This holiday season, the Dutch Settlement Fire Department is thrilled to share the warmth and joy of the festivities with those in need

**** Via STN 40 Dutch Settlement This holiday season, the Dutch Settlement Fire Department is thrilled to share the warmth and joy of the festivities with those in need Thanks to the incredible support that the Firefighters 50/50 provides, we had the privilege of sponsoring a wonderful large family through the Sharing & Caring food ...

This year’s Food Drive was once again a huge success!

**** Via Beaver Bank – Kinsac Stn 48 This year’s Food Drive was once again a huge success! With support from the Beaver Bank Awareness Association, and donations from the public we collected 21 FULL boxes of food and $1300.00 Today we delivered the donations to the Gateway Food Bank and they were beyond appreciative ...

Geminids meteor shower

**** Info via Environmental Canada Geminids meteor shower For those passionate about observing the night sky, the Geminid meteor shower will peak from December 14 to 15. This celestial event has been observable this year since November 19 and will continue to captivate night sky enthusiasts until December 24! This year, the Moon will be a ...

Scammers take advantage of people’s generosity during the holidays by creating fake organizations or charity websites

**** Via RCMP Scammers take advantage of people’s generosity during the holidays by creating fake organizations or charity websites. To protect yourself: • Never wire someone money without confirming their identity • Check with the Canada Revenue Agency to make sure the charity is registered • Make sure you’re provided a tax receipt • If ...

Modifications have helped to weather ready shelters and tents at a homeless camp in Dartmouth

“Festive” at the camp Modifications have helped to weather ready shelters and tents at a homeless camp in Dartmouth. The various shelters required tarps, pallets to keep the shelter off the ground, and various other items to protect from the weather. Today is especially chilly throughout the region leaving many homeless under unpleasant conditions. ...

Yesterday was the sixth edition of the ‘Stuff A Helicopter’ toy drive at EHS LifeFlight

**** Via EHS Yesterday was the sixth edition of the ‘Stuff A Helicopter’ toy drive at EHS LifeFlight, in partnership with Jack Sperry and family, and it was a huge success! Jack started the annual tradition of giving back as a way to honour the memory of his late brother, Owen, who passed away in ...

The CBSA wishes you happy holidays and gives tips for smoother travel this season

**** CBSA Media Release The CBSA wishes you happy holidays and gives tips for smoother travel this season The holiday season is a busy time at the border. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has a few tips for smoother travel, which you should know before you go. Everyday, the CBSA works hard to protect ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Info via HRM Found Pet Photos Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: labrador Retriever mix Gender: Female Description: Black and ...

Rooftop solar panel systems installed on various municipal sites

**** HRM Media Release Rooftop solar panel systems installed on various municipal sites  The Halifax Regional Municipality has begun the installation of rooftop solar panel systems at nine municipal sites across the region. These efforts support the goal to decarbonize corporate buildings by 2030 as part of the municipality’s transformational HalifACT plan. The Sackville Transit Terminal ...

CBSA 2023 Year in Review: Atlantic Region infographic

**** CBSA Media Release CBSA 2023 Year in Review: Atlantic Region infographic From January 1 to October 31, 2023 CBSA Atlantic Region, home to over 800 employees, consists of over 150 service locations including 18 land ports of entry, 28 commercial vessel sites, 26 airports, five cruise ship operations, two ferry terminals and a number of telephone reporting sites. Seized Weapons: 95 ...

New Programs to Increase Child Care Spaces

**** CNS Media Release New Programs to Increase Child Care Spaces ———————————————————- Two new child-care programs announced today, December 5,will help create more child-care spaces in licensed not-for-profit child-care centres and family homes across the province. These new programs will help new or existing not-for-profit centres complete minor renovations that will allow them to create ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found Pet Photos Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Pomeranian mix Gender: Male Description: Black & white Location: ...

We are saddened to announce the recent passing of retired Police Service Dog (PSD) Nico

Sad news Via HRP We are saddened to announce the recent passing of retired Police Service Dog (PSD) Nico Nico was a loyal partner, friend and companion to Cst. Kevin MacDonald during his time in the field. Nico had an exceptional 8-year career with Halifax Regional Police before retiring two years ago. Over the years, ...

Marco, Lee and Pam are helping the homeless at a camp in Dartmouth

Marco, Lee and Pam are helping the homeless at a camp in Dartmouth With donated supplies from Maritime Demolition, clothing from “the fishbowl” and stoves, tarps, warming supplies and more from NAPA in Burnside, the trio are making repairs to structures and plan on building a cooking area for those who call this park home. ...

Tech update – We are back!  Tech issues took our page down for maintenance but we are back! 

Tech update – We are back!  Tech issues took our page down for maintenance but we are back! Update – If you are having issues today please stand by. A few things are still settling I guess ...

Councillor Cathy Deagle Gammon elected Deputy Mayor

**** HRM Media Release Councillor Cathy Deagle Gammon elected Deputy Mayor District 1 Councillor Cathy Deagle Gammon was elected today by her fellow Councillors to serve for the next year as Deputy Mayor for the Halifax Regional Municipality. The new Deputy Mayor takes over from Deputy Mayor Sam Austin, who held the position for the ...

Halifax District RCMP warns of porch pirates

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP warns of porch pirates With the holiday shopping season well under way, Halifax District RCMP is reminding residents to stay vigilant and take precautions to avoid becoming victims of theft. During this time of year, with an increase in online shopping, RCMP officers are regularly called upon to ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found Pet Photos Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Boxer mix Gender: Female Description: White and brindle ...

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic will be closed over the weekend

**** Via Maritime Museum of the Atlantic The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic will be closed over the weekend There was external fire damage to our main entrance, which affects our museum operations. We are all well and Merlin Macaw is safe and being cared for. Thanks for your understanding. ...

Whether you’re going to stores or shopping online, Halifax Regional Police has a few simple tips for you to consider to keep the bah-humbug away from your holiday purchases

**** HRP Media Release Holiday shopping safety tips Holiday shopping season is in full swing. Whether you’re going to stores or shopping online, Halifax Regional Police has a few simple tips for you to consider to keep the bah-humbug away from your holiday purchases. Online shopping It is best to shop from your personal device ...

Christmas Trees are on the way!

**** Info via Eastern Passage – Cow Bay Firefighters Christmas Trees are on the way! Our annual Christmas tree lot will be opening this weekend starting on Saturday 25th Nov. Our trees are arriving this Saturday so the lot should be open starting around 2pm. Trees will be $35.00 each Once open, our regular schedule ...

Night helicopter fire training to be conducted at Naval Fleet School Atlantic’s Damage Control Division off John Brackett Drive, Herring Cove

**** DND Media Release Night helicopter fire training to be conducted at Naval Fleet School Atlantic’s Damage Control Division off John Brackett Drive, Herring Cove Residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality are to be advised that there will be nighttime helicopter firefighter training conducted at Naval Fleet School Atlantic’s Damage Control Division in Herring Cove ...

Municipal statement regarding the designated outdoor sheltering location at Grand Parade

**** HRM Media Release Municipal statement regarding the designated outdoor sheltering location at Grand Parade The Halifax Regional Municipality is providing the below clarification regarding the designated outdoor sheltering location at Grand Parade. Regional Council in October 2023, designated Grand Parade as an outdoor sheltering location with a proposed occupancy of no more than eight tents. ...

Oh no! We are in need of a washer!

**** Via HRM Animal Redemption Centre ✨Please share! ✨ Oh no! We are in need of a washer! Our front-load washer is broken! We are hoping someone has a washer they are willing to donate! If you or someone you know does, please contact us at 902-536-2032 or hrmarc@spcans.ca. Washers are so important as they ...

Stop by tonight between 7pm-9pm  to drop off any nonperishable food items or cash donationsn to help us help those in need this Holiday Season

**** Via Beaver Bank – Kinsac Stn 48 Stop by tonight between 7pm-9pm  to drop off any nonperishable food items or cash donationsn to help us help those in need this Holiday Season Place your donation in the boxes that we will have outside our door or just ring the doorbell and someone will accept ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found Pet Photos Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Tabby Gender: Female Description: Orange and white Location: Fenwood ...

Missing dock at Lock Fall River

Posted via Shubenacadie Canal Waterway Missing. Our dock at Lock Fall River. If you see it, please let us know. Thanks! Second photo is a before of what the dock looks like. Contact here (https://www.instagram.com/shubenacadiecanal/?e=3e065930-e99b-4541-a676-ef8a3a3534fd&g=5) . . ...

You may have noticed these cigarette butt bins popping up around the municipality

Via Halifax Recycles You may have noticed these cigarette butt bins popping up around the municipality. We’ve mounted four of these bins around downtown Halifax, Dartmouth and Sackville as a way to encourage putting waste in the right place, aka putting cigarette butts in the garbage or one of these snazzy bins! We’ll have some ...

On November 15th, a national test of the Alert Ready system is taking place

Via Alert Ready On November 15th, a national test of the Alert Ready system is taking place in participating provinces and territories. Test times in image ...

Are you missing me?

Via NS SPCA Kings Shelter Are you missing me? These 2 cats were found in the Lower Sackville area. They are currently safe and sound at the Kings SPCA. If these are your cat you can reach us at 902-538-9075. . ...

(Found) Halifax Regional Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a lost HRP badge

**** HRP Media Release Update: Halifax Regional Police Officer’s Badge found The HRP officers’ badge that had been reported lost on November 11 has been located. We thank the citizen who found the badge for contacting police. Halifax Regional Police Officer’s Badge Lost Halifax Regional Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a lost HRP badge. ...

Members of the public reminded of restricted access to Bedford Rifle Range property

**** CFB Halifax Release Members of the public reminded of restricted access to Bedford Rifle Range property The Bedford Rifle Range is an operational, outdoor Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) small arms range located within the Halifax Regional Municipality. The 250-hectare property provides a safe, controlled area in which CAF personnel and authorized law enforcement agencies ...

Quite an “uplifting” sight in the harbour as the ZHEN HUA 23 arrived with 4 shipyard cargo cranes in Halifax

Quite an “uplifting” sight in the harbour as the ZHEN HUA 23 arrived with 4 shipyard cargo cranes in Halifax. . . . . . . . ...

Fall back. Clocks go back an hour on Sun, Nov 5, 2023, at 2am

Fall back. Clocks go back an hour on Sun, Nov 5, 2023, at 2am. Take the time to check smoke and CO detectors including changing batteries if applicable. ...

Did you ever want to be a firefighter when you grew up?

Via HRFE Did you ever want to be a firefighter when you grew up? We can make those dreams come true! Many of our volunteer stations are accepting applications. Join our amazing crews, gain access to amazing training and help your community! Go to www.halifax.ca/firevolunteer to learn more. ...

RCMP Commissioner visits Nova Scotia to present RCMP’s highest award

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP Commissioner visits Nova Scotia to present RCMP’s highest award RCMP Commissioner Mike Duheme joined Assistant Commissioner Dennis Daley, Commanding Officer of the Nova Scotia RCMP, to present Commissioner’s Commendation Awards to recipients at a private ceremony held last Thursday at RCMP Nova Scotia Headquarters. “It’s always a pleasure to recognize ...

Hi, Nova Scotia! Meet Salty!

Via RCMP Hi, Nova Scotia! Meet Salty! Salty is the newest member of our Nova Scotia RCMP family and over the next several months she will be training with her imprinter, Cst. Guy Boudreau, where she will develop the foundational skills and characteristics required for a career in the Police Dog Service (PDS). Please join ...

Volunteers across the country are ramping up for The Royal Canadian Legion’s 2023 National Poppy Campaign

**** Via The Royal Canadian Legion Fifty new “Poppy Stories” and donation modernization highlight the campaign Volunteers across the country are ramping up for The Royal Canadian Legion’s 2023 National Poppy Campaign, set for launch on Friday, October 27. “The National Poppy Campaign is instrumental to our work,” says Bruce Julian, Dominion President. “Funds raised ...

Assistant Commissioner Dennis Daley sworn in as leader of Nova Scotia RCMP

**** RCMP Media Release Assistant Commissioner Dennis Daley sworn in as leader of Nova Scotia RCMP Yesterday, Nova Scotia RCMP members and employees, along with special guests from across the Province and Canada, came together for a Change of Command ceremony to officially welcome Assistant Commissioner Dennis Daley as the new Commanding Officer of the ...

The Province is taking action to make sure all Nova Scotians have access to cellular service, no matter where they live or travel

**** CNS Media Release Province Taking Action to Bring Cell Service to All Nova Scotians —————————————————— The Province is taking action to make sure all Nova Scotians have access to cellular service, no matter where they live or travel. The government is investing $47.3 million to start the new Cellular for Nova Scotia Program, which ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** HRM  Release Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Domestic medium hair Gender: Male Description: Grey and white Location: Bedford Highway, ...

United Nations Day, on 24 October

**** Info via the UN United Nations Day, on 24 October, marks the anniversary of the day in 1945 when the UN Charter entered into force. UN Day, celebrated every year, offers the opportunity to amplify our common agenda and reaffirm the purposes and principles of the UN Charter that have guided us for over ...

A ship shipping ships sailed near shore slowly out of Halifax earlier today

A ship shipping ships sailed near shore slowly out of Halifax earlier today. Photo via Matt Burke ...

Sunday, October 22 marks 9 years since Corporal Nathan Cirillo gave his life while performing ceremonial duties at Parliament Hill

In memory Via HRP – Sunday, October 22 marks 9 years since Corporal Nathan Cirillo gave his life while performing ceremonial duties at Parliament Hill. We remember his sacrifice & salute first responders who kept others inside the Parliament safe that day. ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Info via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Bulldog mix Gender: Female Description: Red and white Location: Bishop Avenue, ...

Red swamp crayfish have been identified in Three Mile Lake, near Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia

Via DFO If you spot it, report it! Red swamp crayfish have been identified in Three Mile Lake, near Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. Crayfish are not native to Nova Scotia and they can harm native species. If you find one, report it to DFO. https://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/contact/invasive-species-especes-envahissantes-eng.html ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Domestic medium hair Gender: Male Description: Black and white Location: McAlpine Avenue, ...

(Update) Police are requesting public assistance in finding the owner of a quantity of money found in Bedford

**** HRP Media Release Update: Owner of money found The quantity of money that was found in Bedford yesterday was returned to its owner today. Yesterday, police requested the public’s assistance in locating the owner of a quantity of money that was found in the area of Bluewater Road. We thank the public and media ...

Nova Scotians Benefiting from Your Energy Rebate Program

**** CNS Media Release Nova Scotians Benefiting from Your Energy Rebate Program ——————————————————— The Your Energy Rebate Program is expected to help more than 450,000 Nova Scotian households this year with rebates totalling more than $130 million. Most people receive the provincial rebate automatically on their energy bills, primarily for home heating fuel and electricity. ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

Via HRM Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: Tabby Gender: Female Description: Black and brown Location: Courtney Road, Dartmouth Date: October ...

In photos – HAZMAT technical training day 2

In photos HAZMAT technical training day 2 HRFE crews from the previous HAZMAT technical training course were back at Brenntag for a new scenario, putting their skills to the test. Under supervision if HRFE training div and VIERA Fire Training, fire crews responded to a chemical spill involving a rail car. There was minimum investigation, ...

These fungus look as creepy as their name sounds

Repost : These fungus look as creepy as their name sounds “Freaky! These fungus look as creepy as their name sounds: dead man’s fingers (or toes)! They generally grow at the base of rotting trees and stumps. Their creepy appearance can certainly cause a jump!” . . . . ...

Amendments Will Bring More Renewable Energy, Storage to the Grid

**** CNS Media Release Amendments Will Bring More Renewable Energy, Storage to the Grid ——————————————————— Amendments to the Electricity Act introduced today, October 13, will help add more renewable energy to the grid and clear a path for energy storage solutions. “There are many options to shift our electricity system to renewable energy and we ...

Statement regarding Housing in the Halifax Regional Municipality Act amendments

**** HRM Media Release Statement regarding Housing in the Halifax Regional Municipality Act amendments   Today, the Province of Nova Scotia announced amendments to the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter and the Housing in the Halifax Regional Municipality Act. These amendments have significant implications for the municipality, which will require time to assess. “We should be working together on the housing crisis, ...

Antigonish County District RCMP learned that a fake $20 bill was passed, and accepted, at a store in Antigonish County.

Via RCMP On October 11, 2023, Antigonish County District RCMP learned that a fake $20 bill was passed, and accepted, at a store in Antigonish County. The bill is similar in size and appearance to legal currency, however it is printed on regular paper, has “this is not legal tender” stamped on it and Canada ...

In celebration of Waste Reduction Week, the Halifax Regional Municipality is lighting up City Hall in green and blue on October 16 and 17

**** HRM Media Release Waste Reduction Week In celebration of Waste Reduction Week, the Halifax Regional Municipality is lighting up City Hall in green and blue on October 16 and 17. The municipality is also hosting several events to help residents reduce their waste and learn more about waste management through the following events.   ...

Starting tomorrow we will also be posting on Blue Sky

Hello everyone. Starting tomorrow we will also be posting on Blue Sky.  Check us out there! https://bsky.app/profile/wfmhfx.bsky.social ...

Kings District RCMP is warning the public about unsolicited emails threatening the recipient to contact them

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP warns public about unsolicited emails Kings District RCMP is warning the public about unsolicited emails threatening the recipient to contact them. Police have received numerous reports of emails received posing as police, with actual police officer names and positions, threatening the recipient to contact them or “action” will be taken. ...

Halifax Regional Police will have a significant police presence today in multiple areas Halifax in relation to both planned events and anticipated informal student gatherings

**** HRP Media Release Public Advisory Halifax Regional Police will have a significant police presence today in multiple areas Halifax in relation to both planned events and anticipated informal student gatherings. We are reminding those planning to attend events today to act in a safe and responsible manner and remember there are consequences if your ...

Nova Scotia Celebrates 2023 Cadet Day

**** CNS Media Release Nova Scotia Celebrates 2023 Cadet Day Local cadet leaders and youth will join Barbara Adams, the new Minister responsible for Military Relations, to celebrate Cadet Day on Saturday, October 7. Celebrated annually in Nova Scotia, this day recognizes the positive impact of the cadet program in developing community-minded future leaders. “The ...

Municipal service level adjustments for the Thanksgiving long weekend

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments for the Thanksgiving long weekend  The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for the upcoming Thanksgiving long weekend, including the holiday on Monday, October 9. Be prepared The municipality is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Philippe as it approaches the ...

Bell Aliant – Some customers in Atlantic Canada may be experiencing a service interruption

**** Via Bell Aliant Some customers in Atlantic Canada may be experiencing a service interruption. We are working to restore service as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience. Two fibre cables delivering TV and some phone services to parts of Atlantic Canada have been damaged. Wireless and internet services are not affected. This ...

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

**** HRP Media Release October is Cyber Security Awareness Month Check in with your children and youth to ensure your family is Cyber Secure. Online safety for children and youth What are the risks of interacting online? Cyberbullying and harassment. Physical harm: the Internet, including email, social media sites, chat areas, bulletin boards and messaging can ...

Grandparent scams continue in rural Nova Scotia

**** RCMP Media Release Grandparent scams continue in rural Nova Scotia Pictou County District RCMP are warning the public about scams occurring in rural Nova Scotia, instructing victims to provide money. Since last year, police have received numerous complaints of frauds, which are sometimes referred to as the ‘grandparent scam’ or ‘emergency scam.’ Victims are ...

Boat training in Dartmouth

Crews from HRFE Stn 14 took to Lake Mic Mac today for a little freshwater rescue boat training. Stn 14 is one of several stations who specialize in water and ice rescue in the HRM. . . . ...

Halifax Regional Police can help you reunite with your lost or stolen property

Via HRP Halifax Regional Police can help you reunite with your lost or stolen property Report your missing valuable at https://bit.ly/HRP_Report or call 902-490-5016 to share a property description, including serial numbers & photos if you have them. If your property is found, we’ll contact you. ...

New datasets available on Open Data

**** HRM Media Release New datasets available on Open Data The Halifax Regional Municipality has released seven new datasets on Open Data, as part of an ongoing commitment to provide public access to data created and managed by the municipality. The seven new datasets include: Cityworks Work Orders Cityworks Work Orders Custom Fields HRFE Incidents ...

Growing up, did you have a favourite teddy bear?

This is sweet. Via the NS SPCA Veterinary Hospital Growing up, did you have a favourite teddy bear? Callie, this adorable pup, brought her emotional support stuffed animal to her veterinary appointment. To comfort Callie, our team made sure she had her teddy bear to snuggle before her surgery and during her recovery. Callie was ...

On Wednesday, September 20th, an anti-2SLGBTQIA+ protest is set to take place nationwide

**** Statement via Venus Envy Statement regarding the upcoming anti-2SLGBTQIA+ protests in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. On Wednesday, September 20th, an anti-2SLGBTQIA+ protest is set to take place nationwide. The Halifax iteration of this action will be taking place at City Hall (Grand Parade Square, across the street from Venus Envy) and Province House, starting at 10AM with ...

Citizens on Patrol (COP), is seeking new volunteers province-wide to help keep communities safe!

**** RCMP Media Release Citizens on Patrol (COP), is seeking new volunteers province-wide to help keep communities safe! Do you know someone who might be a good fit in your community? The Citizens on Patrol Program is a partnership between police and volunteers that helps ensure safe homes and safe communities. COP volunteers are trained ...

Sail past starts Naval exercise

In photos – Fleet Week in Halifax Ships left the Halifax Harbour during a ship parade as they head out as part of Royal Canadian Navy-led Exercise CUTLASS FURY 2023 . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

HRM is advising residents that the Right-of-Way (ROW) charge (formerly referred to as the “Stormwater Right-of-Way charge”) has moved from the Halifax Water bill to the municipal tax bill

**** HRM Media Release Municipality provides Right-of-Way (ROW) charge update The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the Right-of-Way (ROW) charge (formerly referred to as the “Stormwater Right-of-Way charge”) has moved from the Halifax Water bill to the municipal tax bill. The ROW charge will change from a flat $40 annual fee that has ...

Increased harbour movements and harbour/airspace restrictions during Halifax International Fleet Week and Exercise Cutlass Fury 2023

**** DND Media Release Increased harbour movements and harbour/airspace restrictions during Halifax International Fleet Week and Exercise Cutlass Fury 2023 The Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Atlantic fleet and visiting ships will be alongside Halifax, Nova Scotia to participate in Halifax International Fleet Week (HIFW) from September 7 to 10 and Exercise Cutlass Fury 2023 from September 10 to 22 ...

Kitten season is in full swing! And with all these little guys being cared for here at the shelter, we are going through supplies fast!

**** NS SPCA Release Kitten season is in full swing! And with all these little guys being cared for here at the shelter, we are going through supplies fast! The Dartmouth SPCA is most in need of: ???? Canned wet food for kittens and dogs (we proudly feed Hills Science but will accept all) ???? ...

New Year, New Opportunities for Public School Students

**** CNS Media Release New Year, New Opportunities for Public School Students ——————————————————– Nova Scotia is delivering new Chromebooks, new courses and a new focus on outdoor learning as the province’s 130,000 students and pre-primary children return to public schools this week. “This can be an exciting time of year for families and students, and ...

Municipal service level adjustments for Labour Day long weekend

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments for Labour Day long weekend   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for the upcoming Labour Day long weekend, including the holiday on Monday, September 4. Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours There will be no garbage, organics ...

Nova Scotians Invited to Shape Future of Environmental Assessment Process

**** CNS Media Release Nova Scotians Invited to Shape Future of Environmental Assessment Process —————————————————————– The Province is inviting Nova Scotians to provide their ideas, suggestions and solutions on how to improve the Province’s environmental assessment process. Large industries and companies complete environmental assessments to identify all potential impacts of their work on the environment, ...

Low-Income Seniors Receive Tax Refund Cheques

**** CNS Media Release Low-Income Seniors Receive Tax Refund Cheques ———————————————————- The Province is returning almost $17 million in provincial income tax to Nova Scotia seniors through its Guaranteed Income Supplement rebate program. More than 11,000 seniors who receive the federal government’s Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) will get their provincial income tax back. “With the ...

Rainbow Haven Beach – SUPERVISION HAS BEEN SUSPENDED DUE TO A “FIN” SIGHTING

Via http://lifesavingsociety.ns.ca/index.php/rainbow-haven Rainbow Haven Beach – SUPERVISION HAS BEEN SUSPENDED DUE TO A “FIN” SIGHTING. PLEASE STAY OUT OF THE WATER. ...

Kleenex brand is stopping sales in Canada

Huh. Kleenex brand is stopping sales in Canada “Goodbyes are never easy Thank you so much for your loyalty to our Kleenex ® brand facial tissues for the past few decades. We appreciate you allowing us in your households and want you to know how difficult it was for us to end our sales in ...

Residents invited to help identify hazards, risks and vulnerabilities in communities

**** HRM Media Release Residents invited to help identify hazards, risks and vulnerabilities in communities The Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking input from residents on hazards, risks and vulnerabilities across communities. Feedback will inform the development of a comprehensive Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (HRVA), allowing the municipality to help plan for emergencies. The HRVA ...

Nova Scotians are invited to help shape the approach for protecting 20 per cent of the province’s land and water by 2030

**** CNS Media Release Province Seeks Input on Protected Areas Strategy ——————————————————– Nova Scotians are invited to help shape the approach for protecting 20 per cent of the province’s land and water by 2030. An online public consultation started today, August 23, at: http://ns20by2030.ca/ . The input will be used to develop the Nova Scotia Collaborative Protected ...

HRM is looking for an artist to design an original piece to be installed in the newly redesigned children’s area of Keshen Goodman Public Library

**** HRM Media Release Call for Artists: Keshen Goodman Library The Halifax Regional Municipality is looking for an artist to design an original piece to be installed in the newly redesigned children’s area of Keshen Goodman Public Library in Clayton Park. The Keshen Goodman Public Library is one of Halifax Public Libraries’ busiest branches, providing ...

Halifax Water would like to inform residents of a wastewater system backup, resulting in untreated, unscreened wastewater entering the Northwest Arm

**** Halifax Water Release Wastewater Overflow into Northwest Arm Halifax Water would like to inform residents of a wastewater system backup, resulting in untreated, unscreened wastewater entering the Northwest Arm. Halifax Water crews are working as safely and quickly as possible to return the system to normal operations. It is strongly advised that people and ...

Nova Scotians are invited to provide written comments on proposed amendments to the Nova Scotia Building Code Regulations

***’ CNS Media Release Public Input on Proposed Building Code Amendments ———————————————————– Nova Scotians are invited to provide written comments on proposed amendments to the Nova Scotia Building Code Regulations. The proposed changes to the regulations were released today, August 14. The amendments are needed to adopt the national codes as the new minimum standards ...

Municipality hosts tree giveaway event

**** HRM Media Release Municipality hosts tree giveaway event The Halifax Regional Municipality invites residents to participate in two upcoming tree giveaway events. Approximately 1,200 trees (600 at each location below) will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Event details: Date: Saturday, August 19 Time: 9 a.m. – until supplies last Location: Mackintosh Depot, 3800 Mackintosh Street, ...

Each year, Animal Services picks up hundreds of lost pets in the Halifax region

**** HRM Media Release Found pets Each year, Animal Services picks up hundreds of lost pets in the Halifax region. See photos of the pets that are currently in the care of Animal Services. Dogs wearing licence tags Reuniting a lost dog with its family is simple if the dog is wearing a municipal licence tag. If ...

Residential Rental Registry update

**** HRM Media Release Residential Rental Registry update The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that, under the recently passed By-law R-400, Respecting Registration of Residential Rental Properties, property owners must register their rental properties on halifax.ca/rentalregistry by April 1, 2024. Rental properties include large and small apartment buildings, income properties, single room occupancies, secondary and ...

With some pretty awesome help, WFMHFX will have a sign up system for email notifications from the main website

Hi all. With some pretty awesome help, WFMHFX will have a sign up system for email notifications from the main website while we face the current media issues in Canada. Although not fully set up yet, please click the link and share it to sign up and as things fully set up I hope to ...

Lock 6 Park sustained major damage in the floods and remains closed

Via Shubenacadie Canal Commission Lock 6 Park sustained major damage in the floods and remains closed We anticipate the park will be closed for the remainder of the year. . ...

Halifax Regional Police is looking for the rightful owner of a child’s bicycle that was located in downtown Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police is looking for the rightful owner of a child’s bicycle that was located in downtown Halifax. On July 24 at approximately 7:30 a.m. police received a report of an abandoned bicycle that was found in the area of South Park and Sackville streets. The bicycle is purple with ...

About leeches

**** Via NS Government LEECH (Class Hirudinea) There are about 9,000 species of annelids, or segmented worms, found worldwide. Two-thirds of the annelids are marine worms. The most familiar annelids are earthworms and freshwater worms (oligochaetes) and leeches (hirudineans). Leeches are found primarily in fresh water, with some species occurring in marine waters and moist areas ...

Statement on Passing of Two People Following Floods

**** Premiers Office Statement on Passing of Two People Following Floods ——————————————————— NOTE: The following is a statement from Premier Tim Houston. ——————————————————— On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I extend my deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the two people who passed away following floods caused by the weekend storm. Today is ...

Users of the Woodside trail take note

If you use the Woodside trails use caution behind Maple Hurst (bottom of Tupper) as part of the path has collapsed. It will be reported to the city soon. . . .     ...

Night helicopter fire training to be conducted at Naval Fleet School Atlantic’s Damage Control Division off John Brackett Drive, Herring Cove

**** CFB Halifax Release Night helicopter fire training to be conducted at Naval Fleet School Atlantic’s Damage Control Division off John Brackett Drive, Herring Cove Residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality are to be advised that there will be nighttime helicopter firefighter training conducted at Naval Fleet School Atlantic’s Damage Control Division in Herring Cove ...

Canadian soldier of the First World War identified

**** DNR Release Canadian soldier of the First World War identified The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces have confirmed that the grave of an unknown soldier in Bois-Carré British Cemetery, in Thélus, France, is that of Sergeant Arthur Melvin, a Canadian soldier of the First World War. Arthur Davidson Melvin was born ...

Be cautious of online rental scams

Via HRP Be cautious of online rental scams When searching for rentals, visit the address in-person if possible. Review any lease and paperwork carefully before exchanging any money or personal information.   ...

Effective July 15, 2023, the operation of e-scooters (also known as electric kick scooters) is guided by By-law M-300, the Micromobility By-law

**** HRM Media Release Use of e-scooters in the municipality Effective July 15, 2023, the operation of e-scooters (also known as electric kick scooters) is guided by By-law M-300, the Micromobility By-law.  It is also guided by the Province of Nova Scotia’s Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) . By-law M-300, the Micromobility By-law permits e-scooter use in municipality in the ...

If you’re looking to live your best epic storyline, you’re in luck, because Hal-Con is still accepting volunteer

**** Via Hal-Con Have you ever noticed that some of the best stories include characters who volunteer for adventure? It’s because volunteers are champions! So if you’re looking to live your best epic storyline, you’re in luck, because Hal-Con is still accepting volunteers. Be sure to check out our Volunteer page at https://buff.ly/3PUui8a to learn ...

More Support for Shoreline, Ocean Cleanup

**** CNS Media Release More Support for Shoreline, Ocean Cleanup —————————————————————– Three community organizations are getting provincial support for shoreline and ocean cleanup. Atlantic Coastal Action Program Cape Breton, Fishing Gear Coalition of Atlantic Canada and Scotian Shores have each been awarded a $10,000 marine debris strategic grant to help keep Nova Scotia’s oceans and ...

Police release photos of suspect involved in scam targeting seniors

**** HRP Media Release Police release photos of suspect involved in scam targeting seniors Police are advising citizens to be cautious of a scam that targets seniors that is continuing to occur throughout our region and are releasing photos of a suspect. On July 12, a person received a call from someone pretending to be ...

Police advise citizens of recurring scam targeting seniors

**** HRP Media Release Police advise citizens of recurring scam targeting seniors Police are advising citizens to be cautious of a scam that targets seniors that is continuing to occur throughout our region. Halifax Regional Police continue to receive reports in relation to a scam intended to defraud seniors of their money. In each incident, ...

Telus mobility faces tech issues

From @TELUSsupport Some of our Mobility customers using VoLTE may be experiencing intermittent issues  impacting calls & text messages. Our team is working on a resolution as we speak, and you can subscribe to get updates at telus.com/status. ...

Police are advising citizens of a scam that is occurring in our region

**** HRP Media Release Scam Advisory Police are advising citizens of a scam that is occurring in our region. Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP have received a number of reports recently in relation to a scam intended to defraud people of their money. The victim receives a text message from someone pretending to ...

Today mark the 80th anniversary of the invasion of Sicily and the beginning of the Italian Campaign

**** DND Media Release Today mark the 80th anniversary of the invasion of Sicily and the beginning of the Italian Campaign Eighty years ago today, the Allied invasion of Sicily marked the start of the Italian Campaign in the Second World War. Codenamed Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily marked one of the largest seaborne ...

Halifax Regional Police welcomes newly graduated officers

Halifax Regional Police welcomes newly graduated officers Halifax Regional Please proudly announces that twenty-six cadets, who graduated at a ceremony last night for the 2023 Halifax Regional Police’s Police Science Program, have been sworn in as officers with the service. “Our twenty-six newest officers come from diverse backgrounds and bring a wealth of experience, talent ...

The Maritime Fire Chiefs Association is hosting the 2023 Atlantic Fire Leadership Conference is in Halifax for the second year in a row

The Maritime Fire Chiefs Association is hosting the 2023 Atlantic Fire Leadership Conference is in Halifax for the second year in a row where fire personnel from NS, PEI, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador will gather for three days of seminars and conferences and vendors showing modern and updated gear. A memorial was held ...

Applications for the 2023 Property Tax Rebate for Seniors Open July 1

**** SERVICE NOVA Scotia Release Applications for the 2023 Property Tax Rebate for Seniors Open July 1 —————————————————————– Applications for the Property Tax Rebate for Seniors, which helps seniors on a low-income with their municipal residential property taxes, open Saturday, July 1. The program offers eligible seniors a rebate of half of their property taxes, ...

Municipal service level adjustments for the Canada Day long weekend

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments for the Canada Day long weekend The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for the upcoming Canada Day long weekend, with a statutory holiday on Monday, July 3. Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours Garbage, organics, and recyclables collection ...

Repost – Fireworks by-laws and safety

‘*** HRFE Release Repost – Fireworks by-laws and safety What are Consumer Fireworks? Consumer fireworks are low-hazard and restricted to recreational use.  They include items like roman candles, sparklers, fountains, volcanoes, mines and snakes. Other Types of Fireworks Include: Display fireworks are high-hazard and restricted to professional use.  They include items like aerial shells, cakes, ...

In for a check-up!

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife In for a check-up! If you’re visiting Sullivan’s Pond in Dartmouth in the next few days and you notice that there’s one less goose in the flock, that’s because he’s visiting our clinic for a medical check. He was brought to us because he has been observed limping on ...

Please help find a missing kitty!

Please help find a missing kitty!   Kitty got out during a recent fire on Gottingen St in Halifax. “Her name is Asha. She will respond and she’s very friendly” Email if you have any info and thank you! Hfxwaterfrontmedia@gmail.com  ...

Weekly green cart collection starting July 3

**** HRM Media Release Weekly green cart collection starting July 3 The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that weekly green cart collection will begin on Monday, July 3. The summer green cart collection service will be in effect for the months of July, August and September. Collection services can begin as early as 7 ...

Police are aware of social media posts that reference an attempted abduction related to human trafficking

**** HRP Media Release Police aware of concerning social media post Police are aware of social media posts that reference an attempted abduction related to human trafficking that is alleged to have occurred last week at a local shopping mall. At this time, we have not received a report in relation to any such incident. ...

There’s no doubt that many of the contributions on the Woodside graffiti walls are pretty amazing

There’s no doubt that many of the contributions on the Woodside graffiti walls are pretty amazing, but when a classic 80s action movie makes the wall, you really notice. Several buildings along the trail allow for amazing spray paint art to be added to the buildings. Some art remains intact for long periods of time ...

RCMP Name the Foal contest produces 12 names for RCMP new foals

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP Name the Foal contest produces 12 names for our new foals The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is happy to announce the winners and winning names of the 2023 Name the Foal contest, with some entries paying particular attention to the organization’s history as we mark our 150th anniversary. Canadian kids – aged ...

HRFE are now accepting applications for career firefighters

Via HRFE HRFE are now accepting applications for career firefighters. The deadline for applications is July 2. Career firefighters serve their communities by protecting and preserving life, property and the environment through appropriate emergency management. Firefighting is a rewarding and challenging career. Firefighters work long hours and often under highly physically demanding work. Careers with ...

Police advise public of recurring home repair scam

**** HRP Media Release Police advise public of recurring home repair scam Police are continuing to receive reports of a home repair scam that is occurring in the Halifax region. Over the last two months, police have received a number of reports where a group of men knock on the door of a residence and ...

23 new career firefighters graduated from their CRT program today at an event in Dartmouth

23 new career firefighters graduated from their CRT program today at an event in Dartmouth These recruits had an unusual finale to their course when they aided recently with the Tantallon fires. Three grads are also from the Camp Courage Program! Thank you all and stay safe ...

Halifax Regional Police are releasing a statement in relation to misinformation released on a local radio station

***” HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police statement Halifax Regional Police are releasing a statement in relation to misinformation released on a local radio station this morning. This morning, a local radio station repeatedly alleged that an officer had “dumped” a garbage bag on the side of Highway 111 in Dartmouth and drove away.  The ...

Grants for Recreation Facilities

**** CNS Media Release Grants for Recreation Facilities —————————————————————– A $2-million investment from the Province will help community groups and others make needed upgrades to recreation facilities that will promote healthy communities and support economic growth. Forty-six projects are receiving funding through the Recreational Facility Development Grant program and the Rink Revitalization Fund. These funds ...

Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency recruitment

**** HRFE Release Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency recruitment Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) is accepting applications for career firefighters. Career firefighters serve their communities by protecting and preserving life, property and the environment through appropriate emergency management. The recruitment process is multi-phased and will include an application, aptitude testing, physical abilities testing, a ...

HRFE – Two career recruitment sessions – a virtual one using Microsoft Teams on June 14, and then we’ll be at the North Preston Community Centre on June 15th

Via HRFE This week we have two career recruitment sessions – a virtual one using Microsoft Teams on June 14, and then we’ll be at the North Preston Community Centre on June 15th. Both Sessions run 7p.m. – 9p.m. Please visit halifax.ca/firerecruitment for more information, including the Microsoft Teams invitation link. ...

NOVA SCOTIA LIQUOR CORPORATION–Year-End Results

**** NSLC Release NOVA SCOTIA LIQUOR CORPORATION–Year-End Results —————————————————————– The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) released its year-end financial results today, June 13. For the fiscal year April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023, total sales were up 4.9 per cent to $860.7 million, with an increase in both beverage alcohol and cannabis sales compared ...

Thank you!

Thank you. A tremendous amount of work and effort went into the fight at the Tantallon wildfires. With the area slowly reopening to residents, we want to recognize those who made a difference. The call started off involving HRFE firefighters, and this includes both career and volunteer members who showed up first and remain. Volunteer ...

IMPORTANT: Do you recognize this dog?

Via Bide Awhile IMPORTANT: Do you recognize this dog? This dog was brought to us today from the Tantallon area by a community member who found them wandering along the road. If this is your missing dog, please message us or call the shelter to confirm this is your pet. Phone Number to Call: 902-469-9578 ...

Tonight, June 8th from 7pm – 9pm HRFE is hosting a HRFE Career Recruitment Information Session, via microsoft teams

Via HRFE Tonight, June 8th from 7pm – 9pm HRFE is hosting a HRFE Career Recruitment Information Session, via microsoft teams. Visit https://www.halifax.ca/about-halifax/employment/work-halifax-fire for more information including the teams meeting link. ...

Halifax Water Watershed Lands Reopened

**** Halifax Water Release Halifax Water Watershed Lands Reopened   Effective immediately, Halifax Water wishes to advise the public that travel bans within Halifax Water watershed lands have been aligned with the Provincial easing of travel restrictions within wooded areas. Halifax Water watersheds contain drinking water supplies and must be protected. Please check what type ...

Great video via HRFE

Great video via HRFE “Fires are natural disasters, but they won’t start themselves.”. HRFE firefighter Chris Powell ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of firefighter training that will be conducted in Waverley on Tuesday, June 6

**** HRFE Release Firefighter training in Waverley The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of firefighter training that will be conducted in Waverley on Tuesday, June 6. Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency will be conducting training at the Nova Scotia Firefighter’s School on Powder Mill Road on Tuesday, June 6. This training is a critical ...

Field Gun Firing by Cadets at 12 Wing Shearwater

**** DND Media Release Field Gun Firing by Cadets at 12 Wing Shearwater Cadets from the Regional Cadet Support Unit (Atlantic) will be firing Naval Field Guns with blank cartridges on the lower base of 12 Wing Shearwater on the 6, 17, & 18 of June 2023. This is in preparation for their performance in ...

Open house at Station 26, Oyster Pond between 8.30-12.00.

Via HRFE Stn 26 Oyster Pond Hello Neighbors, Just a friendly reminder to come join us for a coffee and bring the family for a tour of the station this Saturday June 10th!! We are hosting an open house at Station 26, Oyster Pond between 8.30-12.00. Perhaps learn more about being a volunteer firefighter….see you ...

Police have identified counterfeit U.S. $100 bills circulating in CBRM this week

**** Cape Breton Regional Police Release Please note: we have identified counterfeit U.S. $100 bills circulating in CBRM this week. All of the bills are identical (as pictured) and share a common serial number: FE52339545A. If you see currency with similar characteristics or have information on the source of these counterfeit bills, please contact us ...

Police warn public of potential scam related to emergency evacuations

**** HRP Media Release Police warn public of potential scam related to emergency evacuations Police are warning the public of a potential scam related to emergency evacuation orders and remind people to monitor official government channels for direction on emergency evacuation situations and fire updates. Earlier this morning, a member of the public contacted police ...

Remember you cannot operate an aircraft or a drone within 9.3 km of wildfires

Via HRP This is a proactive warning in support of the @hfxgov fire emergency response. Remember you cannot operate an aircraft or a drone within 9.3 km of wildfires. It is illegal, you could be impeding firefighting operations, and you could be subject to penalties. ...

In Canada, AMBER Alert programs are operated provincially and the criteria may vary slightly in each province

**** RCMP Media Release If you ever have to report someone missing, contact us; every report of a missing person is taken very seriously and investigated thoroughly. We use a number of tools to help find the person, including in some cases, an AMBER Alert. In Canada, AMBER Alert programs are operated provincially and the ...

Public Advisory: RCMP Emergency Response Team marine training exercise today

**** RCMP Media Release Public Advisory: RCMP Emergency Response Team marine training exercise today Today, the Nova Scotia RCMP Emergency Response Team is holding a marine training exercise in the Halifax harbour and on McNabs island. As part of the exercise, and in collaboration with, the Canadian Coast Guard, the Canadian Armed Forces, the Department ...

(Update) Tim’s pay systems are down across the HRM meaning cash only.

Update – It seems like the pay system may be returning but just in case keep that pocket full of change for now . Oh, the humanity! Tim’s pay systems are down across the HRM meaning cash only. This doesn’t appear to be affecting the Tim’s points cards though. A shout out to the mystery ...

Police are advising the public of a home repair scam recently reported in the Halifax region

**** HRP Media Release Police advise public of home repair scam Police are advising the public of a home repair scam recently reported in the Halifax region. On May 13 a group of men knocked on the door of a residence and advised the homeowner that their chimney required repair. The group represented themselves as ...

Grade 5 student will showcase RCMP 150 at Nova Scotia Heritage Fair

**** RCMP Media Release Grade 5 student will showcase RCMP 150 at Nova Scotia Heritage Fair Addison Smith, a grade 5 student at Bridgewater Junior High School, will be representing the RCMP at the Nova Scotia Provincial Heritage Fair at Saint Mary’s University in June. This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the RCMP as Canada’s National ...

Potential national urban park designation process in Halifax passes key milestone, receives funding

**** Parks Canada Release Potential national urban park designation process in Halifax passes key milestone, receives funding Every Canadian would love to have access to a park nearby. The Government of Canada continues to invest in accessible natural areas in Canada’s largest urban centres to bring the benefits of time spent in nature to more ...

A black bear with cubs spotted near Appian Way in Dartmouth

Via DNR BEAR SIGHTING: A black bear with cubs spotted near Appian Way in Dartmouth. No conflict with humans has been reported but please use caution in the area. Always be aware of your surroundings, keep pets on leashes and avoid attracting bears with food (green bin, garbage, BBQ If you see a black bear… ...

HRFE Career Firefighter Recruitment Information Sessions before our recruitment opening

Via HRFE Reminder we are holding Career Firefighter Recruitment Information Sessions before our recruitment opening on June 1. For updates, visit halifax.ca/firerecruitment Join us on May 24 at Station 17, 1150 Cole Harbour Rd. Dartmouth from 7 – 9 p.m. Join us on May 25 at Station 9, 1 Metropolitan Ave, Lower Sackville, from 7 ...

Open letter to the Minister of Education and Labour via Danny Cavanagh (Nova Scotia Federation of Labour) 

Open letter to the Minister of Education and Labour via Danny Cavanagh (Nova Scotia Federation of Labour)  Dear Ministers Nova Scotia must pass anti-scab legislation to protect workers’ rights and prevent employers from hiring replacement workers. The use of scabs has been a growing issue in the province, with the most recent example being the ...

Have you lost an antique photo album?

Via RCMP Have you lost an antique photo album? On May 8, 2023, during an ongoing investigation, Pictou County District RCMP recovered an antique photo album from a vehicle. If you believe this photo album may be yours, please contact Pictou County District RCMP at 902-755-4141. You will be asked to provide a description of ...

Members of the Provincial Human Trafficking Unit recently participated in Canada’s first annual Summit for Frontline Human Trafficking Investigators

**’* RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia Human Trafficking Unit among Canada’s top human trafficking investigators at national summit Members of the Provincial Human Trafficking Unit recently participated in Canada’s first annual Summit for Frontline Human Trafficking Investigators: “The Maddison Sessions.” The summit, which took place in April, brought together more than 60 of Canada’s top ...

Reminder that Victoria Day is not a permitted holiday for fireworks under the noise by-law

Via HRFE This a friendly reminder that Victoria Day is not a permitted holiday for fireworks under the noise by-law In some cases, exemptions are permitted. **** HRM Media Release Noise Exemptions What type of activities generally require an exemption? Concerts, outside dances, festivals, university orientations, and special events. Noise exemptions for construction activities can ...

Police are requesting the public’s assistance in finding the owner of a quantity of money found in Bedford

**** HRP Media Release Police seek public’s assistance to return found money Police are requesting the public’s assistance in finding the owner of a quantity of money found in Bedford. On May 15, police responded to a report of money that had been found outside a building in the 1200 block of the Bedford Highway ...

Firefighting is a technical job, and as cities get bigger and buildings get taller, firefighters have to know how to tow the line

Firefighting is a technical job, and as cities get bigger and buildings get taller, firefighters have to know how to tow the line Hosted by Dockyard Fire, both they and HRFE members took part in a specialized hands on session held by HighRise Firefighting (out of Toronto) where rapid and efficient deployment of all size ...

Opening Weekend for Provincial Parks

**** Natural Resources Release Opening Weekend for Provincial Parks ——————————————————————————————————————— NOTE: A list of opening dates for camping parks follows this release. ——————————————————————————————————————— Several camping and day-use parks will be open in time for the Victoria Day weekend. Nova Scotia’s provincial parks will start opening Friday, May 19, for another season of adventure with gorgeous ...

Work begins at Shannon Park

A machine digs inside the fence of the former military housing site Shannon Park. The area is slated for a massive construction overhaul seeing a mix of housing units   . ...

Victim services play a critical role in reducing the harmful effects of victimization and re-victimization

Via RCMP Did you know? Victim services play a critical role in reducing the harmful effects of victimization and re-victimization. Victim services How can victim services assist me? Victim services, provided in a timely manner, play a critical role in reducing the harmful effects of victimization and re-victimization. Referrals to victim services program From a ...

Beginning mid-May through November, the Halifax Regional Municipality will plant approximately 2,500 trees

**** HRM Media Release Municipality to plant 2,500 trees   Beginning mid-May through November, the Halifax Regional Municipality will plant approximately 2,500 trees throughout right-of-way spaces and other municipally-owned land. This investment ensures a continued healthy urban forest that contributes to the municipality’s climate action goals. Residents may request trees to be planted on municipal ...

Gaspereau, a migratory fish, have returned to spawn on the lakes they were also spawned

Gaspereau, a migratory fish, have returned to spawn on the lakes they were also spawned Travelling a great distance, the final lap of their journey can be rough, exhausting, and dangerous. These fish are commonly caught by commercial and recreational purposes, but the importance of conservation must always be top priority and fines and punishment ...

Tracking sharks with Ocearch

With warm waters expected (and happening now) don’t forget that you can track sharks tagged by Ocearch and learn more about thier migrations. Check them out with the link below Ocearch https://www.ocearch.org/tracker/?list= ...

HRP horse, Jewel, is strolling North end Dartmouth on this beautiful day

HRP horse, Jewel, is strolling North end Dartmouth on this beautiful day Many onlookers snap pics and chat, asking questions about the service that the mounted patrol serve. . . ...

Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency new recruitment drive is opening on June 1, 2023.

**** HRFE Release Work for Halifax Fire Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency has extended the current hiring competition to May 31, 2023. After this expiration day the existing applicant pool will be withdrawn and a new competition will take place. Our new recruitment drive is opening on June 1, 2023. Please check out any of the following ...

The process to create a new design for the effigy of His Majesty King Charles III is complex and involves many steps

**** Canada Mint Release On September 8, 2022, upon the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales acceded to the Throne and became His Majesty King Charles III. King Charles III is Canada’s first new monarch in 70 years A new royal era. We are pleased to confirm that, following ...

Fire Demonstration at Canadian Forces Base Halifax Stadacona

**** DND Media Release Fire Demonstration at Canadian Forces Base Halifax Stadacona Residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality, especially those who live or transit regularly in the vicinity of Canadian Forces Base Halifax’s Stadacona property, are to be advised that there will be an outdoor fire demonstration conducted at the northwest corner of Stadacona property ...

CH-148 Cyclone night flying at 12 Wing Shearwater

**** DND Media Release CH-148 Cyclone night flying at 12 Wing Shearwater The Royal Canadian Air Force wishes to advise the public they will be conducting night flight exercises on the CH-148 Cyclone at 12 Wing from May 8 to 10, 2023. It is anticipated there could be noise disruptions to the public during this ...

Advisory: Police conducting training exercises this week

**** HRP Media Release Advisory: Police conducting training exercises this week Halifax Regional Police will be conducting training exercises today and tomorrow in the Damascus Road area of Bedford. Citizens can expect to see an ongoing police presence in the area as the training exercises continue. We ask for the public’s cooperation in allowing officers ...

Addressing anti-Asian racism

**** Heritage Release Addressing anti-Asian racism For too many Asian communities in Canada, anti-Asian racism is a daily lived reality. Now, more than ever, and not just during Asian Heritage Month, we need to raise awareness of the challenges faced by these communities across Canada and to confront and denounce all forms of anti-Asian racism ...

Big visitor to the harbor

Docked in Woodside sits a massive crane ship.  The Orion crane ship is in Halifax and can be seen from quite a distance. The ship is believed to be en route for a tasking in the US.   ...

A fire started in the back recreation room kitchen

Via MLA Brendan Maguire “Spryfield Rink update: A fire started in the back recreation room kitchen. I spoke to firefighters on sight, there is significant damage to the backroom. They do no have a full assessment of the damage, they will let me know when they do. The wrestling event scheduled for tomorrow night has ...

Police advise citizens of recurring scam targeting seniors

**** HRP Media Release Police advise citizens of recurring scam targeting seniors   Police are advising citizens to be cautious of a scam targeting seniors that is continuing to occur throughout our region. Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP have received a number of reports this week in relation to a scam intended to ...

It looks like the lot of the former Salvation Army in the 100 block of Pleasant St is being cleared

It looks like the lot of the former Salvation Army in the 100 block of Pleasant St is being cleared. A Facebook post suggests that a new apartment complex will be going up in the lot (not verified by us yet) ...

Things are going to look a bit different in downtown Dartmouth this fall

Things are going to look a bit different in downtown Dartmouth this fall. As far as I can remember, the broker has always been here on Portland St. ...

HSAR members are currently engaged in a training exercise in Terrence Bay

Via Halifax SAR HSAR members are currently engaged in a training exercise in Terrence Bay. There will be an increase in GSAR volunteers and vehicles in the area during the event. ...

If you call 911 accidentally, stay on the line & let the operator know

Via HRP If you call 911 accidentally, stay on the line & let the operator know Lock your cell phone carefully to prevent 911 “pocket dials.” Only call 911 if someone’s health, safety, or property is in jeopardy or if a crime is in progress. ...

Police warn citizens of fraudulent “speed camera” emails

**** New Glasgow Police Release Police warn citizens of fraudulent “speed camera” emails. New Glasgow Regional Police is advising the public of recent fraudulent emails notifying the recipient that they have been fined for speeding with the use of “speed cameras”. There are always new scams that criminals use to try to fraudulently acquire money ...

Hopping home in time for the holiday!

Via Hope for Wildlife Hopping home in time for the holiday! A couple of weeks ago, this snowshoe hare was found on the roadside suffering from minor head trauma after being hit by car. Yesterday she was released back home and we just managed to get this photo as she was bounding away. We don’t ...

Today in 1812, the Firewards ordered the following equipment for the town of Halifax

Via the Halifax Fire Historical Society “Today in 1812, the Firewards ordered the following equipment for the town of Halifax, which would be used by the newly appointed “Fire-Men” (future members of the Axe Fire Company): 10 fire hooks, 10 chains, 10 ropes, 3 34 foot ladders, 12 axes, and 6 saws.” Follow the Society ...

Be Coyote Smart

**** Info via Novascotia.ca Coyotes are permanent residents in our province, so seeing or hearing them from time to time is not unusual. They have become part of the ecosystem as a top-line predator. Nocturnal by nature, coyotes tend to be most active and vocal at night. Coyotes are normally shy and fearful of people. ...

Animal Services in HRM 

**** HRM Media Release Animal Services in HRM  Found pets Each year, Animal Services picks up hundreds of lost pets in the Halifax region. See photos of the pets that are currently in the care of Animal Services. Dogs wearing licence tags Reuniting a lost dog with its family is simple if the dog is wearing a ...

Residents encouraged to help clean up litter in their communities

**** HRM Media Release Residents encouraged to help clean up litter in their communities Residents are invited to help clean up litter in their communities by using several municipal resources – including the Litterati mobile app, challenges issued by the municipality through the app, and the Great Nova Scotia Pick Me Up. By using the Litterati ...

Municipal service level adjustments for the Easter long weekend

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments for the Easter long weekend The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for the upcoming Easter long weekend from Friday, April 7 to Monday, April 10. Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours: There will be no garbage, organics ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that registration has opened for summer recreation programs

**** HRM Media Release Registration opens for Parks & Recreation summer programming The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that registration has opened for summer recreation programs. Parks & Recreation offers a variety of innovative, cost-effective programming lead by local, passionate instructors in a judgement-free zone. Programming is offered in a variety of fields – ...

More Opportunity For Skilled Trades Refund Program Opens

**** CNS Media Release More Opportunity For Skilled Trades Refund Program Opens ——————————————————————————————————————— Young Nova Scotians can now apply for the More Opportunity for Skilled Trades (MOST) provincial income tax refund. Beginning with the 2022 tax year, the refund will return the provincial income tax paid on the first $50,000 of income earned by workers ...

Fertility and Surrogacy Tax Credit Program Opens

**** CNS Media Release Fertility and Surrogacy Tax Credit Program Opens ————————————————— Nova Scotians who have paid for fertility care and surrogacy to expand their families can now apply for a new tax credit to help offset the cost. Beginning with the 2022 tax year, the Province will offer a refundable tax credit equal to ...

HIAA are conducting an exercise at the airport today with emergency response personnel and partner organizations

Via HIAA We are conducting an exercise at the airport today with emergency response personnel and partner organizations. During the exercise, you may see and hear emergency vehicles and equipment – do not be alarmed. Regular airport operations will not be affected. Thank you. ...

RCMP Name the Foal contest

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP Name the Foal contest Hey kids, we have a contest just for you! The Musical Ride’s Breeding Program has welcomed new foals born at the RCMP Breeding Farm in Pakenham, Ontario. We’re asking for your help in naming up to 12 of these adorable foals. Wouldn’t it be cool if 1 of ...

(Update) Police are requesting the public’s assistance in finding the owner of a quantity of money found in Halifax earlier this year

**** HRP Media Release Update: Owner of backpack found A child’s backpack that was found in Halifax last month was returned to its owner yesterday. On March 24, police requested the public’s assistance in locating the owner of child’s backpack that was found on March 18 in the area of the Halifax Seaport district. We ...

We’re thrilled to announce that we will open our next locations on Tuesday, April 4th!

Via @zellers We’re thrilled to announce that we will open our next locations on Tuesday, April 4th! We know what you’re thinking: what about the The Zellers Diners on Wheels?! Don’t worry, the trucks are just refuelling – they’ll be back on the road and pulling up in all these communities over a series of ...

The Royal Canadian Navy introduces a new recruitment opportunity

**** DND Media Release The Royal Canadian Navy introduces a new recruitment opportunity ​ Starting today, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is launching a new recruitment program to give Canadians the opportunity to experience the Navy as a sailor on a one-year contract and provide them with exposure to a variety of naval trades before ...

Municipality updates Open Data website and adds new datasets

**** HRM Media Release Municipality updates Open Data website and adds new datasets The Halifax Regional Municipality has launched an improved and revised Open Data website – the Halifax Data, Mapping & Analytics Hub. This centralized resource improves user experience and continues the municipality’s commitment to provide public access to data and visualizations of its uses. ...

Police caution public not to share information contrary to the Youth Criminal Justice Act

**** HRP Media Release Police caution public not to share information contrary to the Youth Criminal Justice Act ​ Halifax Regional Police have been made aware of social media posts where a youth charged in a recent incident at C.P. Allen High School may have been identified. We are urging the public to use caution ...

Funding for Community, Arts and Culture Infrastructure

**** CNS Media Release Funding for Community, Arts and Culture Infrastructure ——————————————————————————————– NOTE: A list of projects receiving funding follows this release. ——————————————————————————————– Nova Scotia is making new investments in local arts, cultural and community organizations across the province to strengthen the role they play in their communities. Eleven organizations are receiving about $15.5 million ...

Police are requesting the public’s assistance to find the owner of property found in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police seek public’s assistance to return found property ​ Police are requesting the public’s assistance to find the owner of property found in Halifax. ​ On March 23 at approximately 2:30 p.m. police received a report of an abandoned backpack that was found on March 18 in the area of the ...

Legislation Supports Off-Highway Vehicle Use

**** CNS Media Release Legislation Supports Off-Highway Vehicle Use ———————————————– The new Road Trails Act, introduced today, March 24, creates a permanent set of rules so off-highway vehicle (OHV) operators can safely enjoy their vehicles on roads at approved locations. This also gives riders improved trail connections and better access to services like gas stations ...

On the first day of spring Hope for Wildlife received our first red foxes of 2023

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife On the first day of spring Hope for Wildlife received our first red foxes of 2023, and they are infant orphans, weighing just 85 and 105 grams. They were discovered after someone’s pet found the den and brought the little ones home. After an unsuccessful attempt to locate the ...

Recommendations on Aquaculture Regulations

**** Fisheries Media Release Recommendations on Aquaculture Regulations —————————————————————————————————– The Province is moving forward with recommendations from an advisory committee to improve aquaculture regulations in Nova Scotia. A report from the Nova Scotia Aquaculture Regulatory Advisory Committee, released today, March 17, finds the sector’s current regulatory framework is a good foundation. It makes 17 recommendations ...

In the past couple of weeks Hope for Wildlife has received two beautiful patients: bohemian waxwings!

**** Via Hope for Wildlife In the past couple of weeks we have received two beautiful patients: bohemian waxwings! Both of them came in as a result of window strikes and are recovering well. Since glass is not a natural material, the reflection of the sky or trees, or even dark reflections can give birds ...

Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that applications have opened for the inaugural Youth Poet Laureate Program

**** HRM Media Release Applications open for Youth Poet Laureate Program The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that applications have opened for the inaugural Youth Poet Laureate Program. Young poets (aged 12-21 at the time of application) are invited to apply and hone their writing skills, receive mentorship, and engage with others on issues ...

Halifax Regional Police have recently received a number of reports in relation to a new extortion scam circulating in the Halifax area

**** HRP Media Release Police warn citizens of new extortion scam ​ Halifax Regional Police have recently received a number of reports in relation to a new extortion scam circulating in the Halifax area. ​ Scammers call or text victims, accuse them of attempting to use an escort service and demand payment. The scammers then claim ...

Michelin Expands in Nova Scotia with Provincial Support

**** CNS Media Release Michelin Expands in Nova Scotia with Provincial Support ——————————————————————————————————————— Michelin, one of Nova Scotia’s largest employers, is moving forward with a major expansion of its manufacturing facility in Bridgewater with the help of a recently enhanced provincial tax credit. “Nova Scotia is an amazing place to do business and Michelin’s decision ...

(Update) Police are looking for the owner of property that was found in Halifax last week

**** HRP Media Release Update: Police identify owner of found surveying equipment Police have located the owner of the surveying equipment that was found on March 10. We thank the public and the media for their assistance with this matter. . Police seeking owner of found surveying equipment ​ Police are looking for the owner ...

Someone posting as the Museum is claiming that people have won a contest and is sending out links to claim a prize

**** Info via Museum of Natural History Museum friends. Thank you for your continued support. Someone posting as the Museum is claiming that people have won a contest and is sending out links to claim a prize. This is a scam and is not from the Museum. We would never ask for credit card or ...

BMO Confirms Agreement to Acquire LoyaltyOne’s AIR MILES Reward Program Business

**** BMO Media Release BMO Confirms Agreement to Acquire LoyaltyOne’s AIR MILES Reward Program Business BMO’s acquisition would accelerate the future growth of AIR MILES, one of Canada’s largest loyalty programs A reinvigorated program would benefit all Canadians collecting AIR MILES, as well as merchants and partners across the country AIR MILES collectors benefit from rewards at ...

How can you avoid crypto investment fraud?

**** Competitive Bureau Media Release How can you avoid crypto investment fraud? ➡️ Be wary of “too-good-to-be-true” investment offers ➡️ Know the risks before investing ➡️ Verify if the investment companies are registered Are you looking to invest? Thinking about cashing in on the crypto craze? Think twice. It’s possible that the promise of a ...

This is the what the Alderney/Halifax Ferry looked like in the early 1900s

**** Info via Downtown Dartmouth Commission DID YOU KNOW  This is the what the Alderney/Halifax Ferry looked like in the early 1900s. The large space in the centre of the boat was designed to carry wagons, carriages and cars. Today the ferry looks different but has the same goal – to carry folks to either ...

Day and Night Firing Exercises at Bedford Rifle Range

**** DND Media Release Day and Night Firing Exercises at Bedford Rifle Range ​ Residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality, especially in the vicinity of the Bedford Rifle Range, are to be advised that there will be day and night firing exercises using live ammunition on Saturday, March 11 from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. ...

Fraudsters target seniors by calling and pretending to be family members in distress

Via RCMP Fraudsters target seniors by calling and pretending to be family members in distress. With the aim of preventing this scam, the Ontario Provincial Police designed the following tip sheet.   Print it and give it to someone you know; you might just save them from losing their life savings. ...

Congratulations to Alexander Ferguson, who designed the winning logo for Halifax Search and Rescue!

Via Halifax Search and Rescue Congratulations to Alexander Ferguson, who designed the winning logo for Halifax Search and Rescue! Alexander is an active presenter of AdventureSmart and has already taught about 800 kids so far! He also spends his time helping his dad with mock searches and training exercises in New Brunswick. Thanks to Decathlon ...

A mid-meal nap!

**** Via Hope for Wildlife A mid-meal nap! Sometimes you just have to have a time out between helpings. Twisty, our resident groundhog never fails to make us laugh. Groundhogs are known by a lot of different names: woodchucks, whistle pigs, and land beaver are a few of them. They are actually large rodents – ...

March is fraud prevention month

Via HRP March is fraud prevention month Learn how to protect yourself. Fraudsters will use any opportunity to take your money or your identity. If you receive strange calls, hang up; if you receive odd texts or emails, hit delete. For tips, visit: http://bit.ly/HRPFraudTips   ...

Applications open for Neighbourhood Seed Kit Initiative

**** HRM Media Release Applications open for Neighbourhood Seed Kit Initiative The Halifax Regional Municipality has opened applications for Neighbourhood Seed Kits. Neighbourhood Seed Kits encourage residents to build relationships with their neighbours through vegetable gardening. Residents can apply to receive a free community seed kit to share with their whole neighbourhood. Each kit contains ...

Say hello to some young orphaned pigeons that have been affectionately dubbed “The Squab”

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife Say hello to some young orphaned pigeons in our care that have been affectionately dubbed “The Squab” People may not realize that some species of animals breed more often than just once a year, and some can even have young in the winter. Rock doves, also known as the ...

Nova Scotians who have experience with the court system can give input on ways to modernize the courts using technology and digitization

**** Justice Media Release Feedback Sought from Justice System Users ———————————————— Nova Scotians who have experience with the court system can give input on ways to modernize the courts using technology and digitization. A new website and public survey launched today, February 27, will help the Digital Task Force consider next steps by identifying what ...

Human Trafficking Awareness Day

**** HRP Media Release Human Trafficking Awareness Day ​ February 22 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and the integrated Human Trafficking Team is sharing information on what you can do to stop human trafficking in our community.​ Human trafficking is a criminal offence that involves controlling, forcing, intimidating, or deceiving a person of any age ...

CORCAN is a special operating agency that provides a key rehabilitation program within the Correctional Service of Canada

**** CSC Release CSC can confirm that a RCMP modular was delivered to Musquodoboit. In recent years, CORCAN has partnered with the RCMP to supply them with modular buildings throughout the Maritimes. CORCAN is a special operating agency that provides a key rehabilitation program within the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC). They provide job training ...

Security exercise to be conducted at Canadian Forces Base Halifax

**** DND Media Release Security exercise to be conducted at Canadian Forces Base Halifax ​ Residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality are to be advised that there will be a security response exercise conducted at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax Stadacona and His Majesty’s Canadian (HMC) Dockyard at an unspecified time during the week of ...

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to one of our very special guests at Hope for Wildlife

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to one of our very special guests. The old Sullivan’s Pond goose with the bad eye passed away peacefully from old age last week. The beloved community gaggle of geese spend their summers at Sullivan’s Pond in Dartmouth and their ...

The Province is investing more in the child-care system that thousands of Nova Scotia families rely on to care for their young children

**** CNS Media Release More Funding for Child-Care Centres ——————————————————– The Province is investing more in the child-care system that thousands of Nova Scotia families rely on to care for their young children. Child-care operators will receive more funding for infant spaces, rising operational costs and staff wages under new annual agreements with the Province. ...

New Rules to Help Prevent Use of Companies for Criminal Activities

**** CNS Media Release New Rules to Help Prevent Use of Companies for Criminal Activities ———————————————————– Nova Scotia is joining other provinces in reducing the potential for companies to be used for money laundering, tax evasion and other crimes. Changes to the Companies Act that take effect April 1 will require more transparency about who ...

February is African Heritage Month and NSHA are celebrating the rich contributions that African Nova Scotians and Black Immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa have made in our society

**** NSHA Media Release February is African Heritage Month and NSHA are celebrating the rich contributions that African Nova Scotians and Black Immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa have made in our society despite their ongoing struggle for equity and social justice. It is a time to recognize the strength and resiliency of Black people ...

Did you know Bedford Volunteer Firefighters dedicate approx. 12 hours a month in training alone?

Via Bedford Volunteer Firefighter Association ????Did you know Bedford Volunteer Firefighters dedicate approx. 12 hours a month in training alone? This doesn’t include members responding to emergencies, teaching recruits or taking courses like Driver Engineer, Volunteer Fire Instructor or Officer Training ????. It’s a big commitment but extremely rewarding! Interested in volunteering at Halifax Regional ...

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick Reach SiRT Agreement

**** Justice Media Release Nova Scotia, New Brunswick Reach SiRT Agreement ——————————————————- NOTE: The following is a joint announcement with the Province of New Brunswick. ——————————————————– Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have reached an agreement on oversight for serious incidents involving police in both provinces. The agreement ensures both provinces will benefit from the Nova ...

Just when you thought you’d seen everything!

Via Hope for Wildlife Just when you thought you’d seen everything! Over a week ago, these two female eagles were found on the ground with their talons locked together, and they refused to let go of each other. Concerned about injuries, they were brought to our medical staff for examination and it was at least ...

NS SPCA – Found a Stray? 

***** NS SPCA Release Found a Stray? Stray Cats If the cat is in immediate need of medical help please call your local SPCA right away. If the cat is not in immediate need of medical help, click hereand follow the steps to attempt to identify if the cat has an owner. Depending on the space and time of ...

Police are reminding citizens to be suspicious if someone calls pretending to be a loved one who had an emergency and needs money

**** HRP Media Release Police are reminding citizens to be suspicious if someone calls pretending to be a loved one who had an emergency and needs money. Don’t be pressured to act immediately. Scammers try to create a sense of urgency so you will take immediate action and don’t have time to think the situation ...

Changes to the Residential Tenancies Program take effect today, February 3.

**** CNS Media Release Changes to Residential Tenancies Program —————————————————- Changes to the Residential Tenancies Program take effect today, February 3. “We listened to feedback from tenants and landlords and are making changes to the program that will provide flexibility and more clarity to processes,” said Colton LeBlanc, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Internal ...

Scam Alert: HRFE are aware of a number of posts on this Facebook page where individuals were purporting to sell HRFE branded merchandise

Via HRFE Scam Alert: HRFE are aware of a number of posts on this Facebook page where individuals were purporting to sell HRFE branded merchandise, with a link to a third party website. We are not selling HRFE merchandise, and we will not sell HRFE merchandise via a third party website, nor will we ask ...

Happy Groundhog Day!

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife Happy Groundhog Day! Regardless of whatever any of Twisty’s groundhog cousins prediction’s on spring’s arrival are, he is determined to be optimistic that it will definitely come early! Twisty is one of our education animals, and while he stays with us permanently because of his injuries, one of his ...

RCMP Nova Scotia statement on Tyre Nichols

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP Nova Scotia statement on Tyre Nichols The circumstances surrounding Mr. Tyre Nichols’ murder on January 10, 2023, are horrific and highly disturbing. My thoughts are foremost with Mr. Nichols’ parents, family and community as they mourn the loss of this young man. On behalf of all Nova Scotia RCMP employees, ...

WestJet announces temporary transatlantic route suspensions from Halifax

**** Info via WestJet WestJet announces temporary transatlantic route suspensions from Halifax WestJet today is announcing that it has temporarily suspended transatlantic service between Halifax and Europe as part of its 2023 summer schedule. Today’s announcement comes as a result of the airline’s strategic decision to suspend transatlantic flying from select Canadian cities as it ...

Applications Open for Expanded Heating Assistance Rebate Program

**** Service Nova Scotia Release Applications Open for Expanded Heating Assistance Rebate Program ——————————————————- The newly expanded Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP) is now accepting applications to help more Nova Scotians than ever with rising home heating costs. On December 14, Premier Tim Houston announced a $100-million funding increase to the program to allow more ...

Halifax Regional Police Chief Dan Kinsella issued the following statement regarding the beating death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police statement on Tyre Nichols ​ Halifax Regional Police Chief Dan Kinsella issued the following statement regarding the beating death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis:​ “The details and video of the brutal beating of Tyre Nichols​ of Memphis and his subsequent death are deeply disturbing. On behalf of Halifax ...

How to avoid sharing too much information online

**** Via Get Cyber Safe How to avoid sharing too much information online You probably know that you should be careful sharing personal details about yourself, like your home address or phone number online. What you might not know is that sometimes seemingly innocent information, like the name of your first pet, can be used ...

Blue Economy Regulatory Review

**** Via DFO The health of our oceans is essential for healthy communities. Ghost gear (abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear) threatens the future of that healthy foundation, which is why we’re committed to taking action against it. To ensure Canadian fisheries continue to thrive, the Blue Economy Regulatory Review will explore ways to ...

Province Announces New Chair of Housing Task Force

**** CNS Media Release Province Announces New Chair of Housing Task Force ——————————————————- Fred Crooks has been named the new Chair of the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Housing Task Force. The Chief Regulatory Officer with the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness replaces Geoff MacLellan, who announced in November he would be stepping down ...

The Countdown is On! Set To Open This Spring, Zellers Unveils The First 25 Locations For Its Store Experience inside Hudson’s Bay Stores

**** HBC Release The Countdown is On! Set To Open This Spring, Zellers Unveils The First 25 Locations For Its Store Experience inside Hudson’s Bay Stores 2023 has arrived, and with it, Zellers on the horizon. The beloved Canadian brand is thrilled to announce the planned locations for its first 25 Zellers store experiences within ...

Grandparent scams continue throughout Halifax Regional Municipality

**** RCMP Media Release Grandparent scams continue throughout Halifax Regional Municipality Halifax District RCMP and Halifax Regional Police continue to warn the public about scams occurring in the Halifax Regional Municipality, instructing victims to provide money. Since mid-December, police have received numerous complaints of frauds, which are sometimes referred to as the ‘grandparent scam’ or ...

Info via NSP regarding morning power outages

Info via NSP regarding morning power outages “This morning’s outages were related to an issue with our transmission tie to New Brunswick. We lost connection, causing our system to become unstable. As a result, we had to reduce the electricity consumption of customers, until we were able to stabilize the system.. Once our team was ...

Did you know that there are four species of marine sea turtles that live in or visit Canadian waters?

**** DFO Release Did you know that there are four species of marine sea turtles that live in or visit Canadian waters? Sea turtles in Canada Canadian waters are home to several sea turtle species, including: Leatherback Sea Turtle (Atlantic and Pacific populations) Loggerhead Sea Turtle Kemp’s ridley Sea turtle Green Sea turtle Sea turtles live in a ...

What a difference a month makes!

Via Hope for Wildlife What a difference a month makes! This Great Horned Owl was found emaciated and dehydrated with a swollen and cloudy eye full of puss. We don’t know what cause the infection, but he was clearly struggling because of it. But look at him now! The eye is much better and continues ...

Do you recognize these two beauties?

Via HRM Animal Redemption Centre Do you recognize these two beauties? These two ladies were brought to us on January 4th by a good samaritan who found them in Kearney Lake area, running at large with their leashes attached. Typically owners come within the first few days to redeem their dogs and we were shocked ...

MISSING GOLD WEDDING BAND

This was sent to us to share. Please contact us if found “MISSING GOLD WEDDING BAND Today ( January 11 ,2023) I had day surgery at the cobequid hospital around 12pm . I gave my husband my wedding rings which he placed in his wallet . Later in the afternoon he also went to the ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality is launching recruitment efforts for casual Parks & Recreation summer staff positions

**** HRM Media Release Municipality launches Parks & Recreation summer staff recruitment The Halifax Regional Municipality is launching recruitment efforts for casual Parks & Recreation summer staff positions. A diverse range of positions are available in aquatics, inclusion and recreation at municipal facilities across the region. With hourly wages ranging from $16.30 to $19.30, this ...

Basking sharks swim with their mouths wide open to catch plankton and crustaceans as they glide through the water

**** DFO Release Basking sharks swim with their mouths wide open to catch plankton and crustaceans as they glide through the water. Basking shark Cetorhinus maximus Description The basking shark is the second largest fish in the world, second only to another filter feeder, the whale shark. It has a conical snout and the gill ...

The Red Fox is one of the largest members of the Canidae family, but did you know that it shares a lot of characteristics with felines?

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife Meet the cat-like canid! The Red Fox is one of the largest members of the Canidae family, but did you know that it shares a lot of characteristics with felines? Animals sometimes evolve to fit niches in an environment where they have an advantage in competing for resources. Red ...

An RCMP officer’s sled-pulling huskies are helping him forge connections with young people throughout the West Hants area

**** RCMP Media Release An RCMP officer’s sled-pulling huskies are helping him forge connections with young people throughout the West Hants area in central Nova Scotia. Read more about how school-safety resource officer Cst. Richard Collins turned his hobby into a policing tool, in RCMP Gazette magazine. Mountie’s sled dog demos help break the ice ...

EMO is warning Nova Scotians about scam texts and direct messages asking people to click on links to receive Hurricane Fiona

Via EMO SCAM ALERT: EMO is warning Nova Scotians about scam texts and direct messages asking people to click on links to receive Hurricane Fiona rebate funds. Funds are never distributed via texts, direct messages, or calls. ...

Did you know? There’s a large, online database dedicated to help Canadians identify marine species

**** Via Transport Canada Did you know? There’s a large, online database dedicated to help Canadians identify marine species. Explore it here and learn more about what we do: http://ow.ly/n2UC50M9GBL   ...

In the Atlantic, hammerhead sharks range from Florida to Nova Scotia, feeding on stingrays and schooling fish

**** DFO Release In the Atlantic, hammerhead sharks range from Florida to Nova Scotia, feeding on stingrays and schooling fish. Smooth hammerhead Sphyrna zygaena Description The hammerhead sharks are easy to distinguish from other sharks because of the characteristic compressed head. The cephalophoil, or head, is a broad and flattened skull that gives this shark ...

Most Popular Baby Names in Nova Scotia

**** CNS Media Release Most Popular Baby Names in Nova Scotia ——————————————————————————————————————- Note: A list of the top baby names for 2022 follows this release. The 2022 information is current as of today, December 29 at 10 a.m. ——————————————————————————————————————- Oliver is Nova Scotians’ favourite baby name for 2022. ​ The top 10 names for 2022 ...

The octopus’s arms (no, not tentacles!) can move independently, allowing them to touch, smell and manipulate several objects at the same time!

**** DFO Media Release The octopus’s arms (no, not tentacles!) can move independently, allowing them to touch, smell and manipulate several objects at the same time! Octopus Latin Name Bathypolypus arcticus Group Name Invertebrates Habitat In Canada, octopuses are found in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The giant Pacific octopus ranges from California through ...

Halifax District RCMP welcomes new officer in charge

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP welcomes new officer in charge ​ Halifax District RCMP is under new leadership with the appointment of Chief Superintendent Jeffrey Christie to Officer in Charge. ​ With 25 years of service in the Maritimes, 12 in Nova Scotia, C/Supt. Christie is pleased to be back on Canada’s east ...

What is food fraud? 

**** CFIA Release What is food fraud? Food fraud may occur when food is misrepresented. It can pose serious health risks if, for example, unidentified allergens or hazardous materials are added to food products. It can also have an economic impact on the buyer (for example, paying for a product that is actually of lower ...

CBSA Atlantic Region: Operational and enforcement highlights from 2022

**** CBSA Media Release CBSA Atlantic Region: Operational and enforcement highlights from 2022 Backgrounder The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Atlantic Region is home to over 150 service locations including 18 land ports of entry, 28 commercial vessel sites, 26 airports, five cruise ship operations, two ferry terminals and a number of telephone reporting sites. ...

Halifax Regional Municipality welcomes new Chief Administrative Officer

**** HRM Media Release Halifax Regional Municipality welcomes new Chief Administrative Officer Halifax Regional Council has appointed Cathie O’Toole as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the Halifax Regional Municipality. Ms. O’Toole assumes her responsibilities as CAO on Jan. 1, 2023, with her first day in the office on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. “This ...

NS SPCA – Donations Needed

**** NS SPCA Release ✨Donations Needed ✨ As you can see, our guy Lance is pretty upset. No, no, not just because we tried to get a Holiday themed photo. Lance was told that he may not be able to go home before Christmas! Not because he is not ready to skidaddle out the shelter ...

The Grinch: Op Fill a Wagon : We are doing our Christmas give away once again for the 7th year in a row!!

**** Via The Grinch: Op Fill a Wagon Its that time of year again!! ???????? The last little while has been challenging for most to say the least but thats where we come in to help! We are doing our Christmas give away once again for the 7th year in a row!! This year our ...

For the night sky enthusiasts, the Geminid meteor shower will peak on the night of December 13 to 14

**** Info via Environment Canada Geminid Meteor Shower For the night sky enthusiasts, the Geminid meteor shower will peak on the night of December 13 to 14. The Geminid has been visible this year since November 10 and will last until December 24. At its peak, we can usually start sighting Geminid meteors as early as ...

The Nova Scotia RCMP is under new leadership with the recent arrival of Assistant Commissioner Dennis Daley to the province

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP welcomes new commanding officer The Nova Scotia RCMP is under new leadership with the recent arrival of Assistant Commissioner Dennis Daley to the province. In his 34-year career with the RCMP, Assistant Commissioner Daley has served in various capacities, including 29 years of combined service in the Maritimes. ...

BBB Scam Alert: Don’t fall for this online seller trick when buying handmade gifts

**** BBB Release BBB Scam Alert: Don’t fall for this online seller trick when buying handmade gifts When the holiday season rolls around, many shoppers turn to online seller platforms to find unique, handmade gifts for their friends and family. Scammers have taken note, and according to recent BBB Scam Tracker reports, they’re targeting shoppers with a ...

Averaging at 1.7 metres, the harbour porpoise is one of the smallest whales in Canada and is even smaller than the average human!

**** DFO Media Release Averaging at 1.7 metres, the harbour porpoise is one of the smallest whales in Canada and is even smaller than the average human! They can sometimes be spotted around coastal bays and harbours. Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), Northwest Atlantic population Species summary COSEWIC scientific name Phocoena phocoena Taxonomic group Mammals (marine) Range New ...

HRFE currently recruiting volunteer firefighters in eastern HRM

Via HRFE Interested in volunteering? HRFE currently recruiting volunteer firefighters in eastern HRM. If you live in the communities of: Lawrencetown, Lake Echo, North Preston, Chezzetcook, Musquodoboit Harbour, Oyster Pond, Sheet Harbour, Moser River, Tangier, Three Harbours, or Mushaboom come join our team of volunteers. Visit https://www.halifax.ca/fire-police/fire/recruitment/volunteer-firefighter-recruitment or email volff@halifax.ca for more information. ...

HONOURING QUEEN ELIZABETH II

**** Royal Canadian Mint Release   HONOURING QUEEN ELIZABETH II For 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II dutifully and gracefully served as Canada’s head of state. And, until her passing on September 8, 2022, she was the only sovereign many Canadians had ever known. A solemn tribute This $2 circulation coin is a solemn tribute to Queen Elizabeth ...

Looking for packing tips before flying? Breeze through security with CATSA advice and useful tips

**** CATSA Release Carry-on or Checked? Carry-on baggage is screened by passing your baggage through the X-ray equipment at the screening checkpoint. If your item is too big to go through the X-ray, it must be checked. Similarly, if an item is not permitted past the checkpoint, you may have the option to place it ...

BBB Scam Alert: Lost pet? Watch out for this scam

**** BBB Release BBB Scam Alert: Lost pet? Watch out for this scam Posting on social media is a great way to alert a wide range of people about a lost pet. Unfortunately, that same publicity can put you at risk for scams. Con artists comb social posts to find targets who have lost their beloved pets. How ...

Hurricane Fiona Spoiled Food Program Closing

**** CNS Media Release Hurricane Fiona Spoiled Food Program Closing ——————————————————— More than 117,000 Nova Scotians have benefited so far from the Fiona Food Cost Reimbursement Program, and there are still two weeks left for others to apply. The program provides $100 for every household that lost power for at least 48 hours in the ...

Saint Barbara’s Day Gunnery Activities at Canadian Forces Base Halifax

**** DND Media Release Saint Barbara’s Day Gunnery Activities at Canadian Forces Base Halifax   Residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality are to be advised that Saint Barbara’s Day gunnery activities will occur on Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax property on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 that may be audible or visible to ...

Via Halifax SAR – We are recruiting for field responders (searchers) again!

Via Halifax volunteer Search and Rescue We are recruiting for field responders (searchers) again! If you are interested in joining the team, please watch this video to learn more about the team and being a volunteer: https://youtu.be/gt9YiNS1hYs ...

Hagfish are quite the contortionists– they’re the only animal on earth (that we know of!) that can tie themselves in a knot!

**** DFO Media Release Hagfish are quite the contortionists– they’re the only animal on earth (that we know of!) that can tie themselves in a knot! Learn more about these talented deep sea creatures: Atlantic Hagfish Photo credit: DFO, C. Nozères. Latin Name Myxine glutinosa Group Name Pelagics Taxonomy details Habitat Atlantic hagfish are found ...

Police remind citizens to be cautious of holiday scams

**** HRP Media Release Police remind citizens to be cautious of holiday scams Halifax Regional Police is reminding citizens to be cautious of new and reoccurring scams as the holiday season gets underway.​ Police have recently received several reports in relation to a scam intended to defraud people of their money. In each incident, a ...

Potential Search and Rescue K9 Xave recently had the opportunity to train with Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency’s Heavy Urban Search and Rescueand Halifax Regional Police

Via Halifax SAR Potential Search and Rescue K9 Xave recently had the opportunity to train with Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency’s Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (#HUSAR) K9 Vaz and Halifax Regional Police K9’s Recon and Kron on marine deployments using the Canadian Coast Guard Fast Rescue Craft (FRC) in Sambro. With over 400km of ...

This Dumbo octopus was found during deep-sea exploration in the Scotian Shelf off Nova Scotia

**** Via Fisheries and Oceans What a cutie!  This Dumbo octopus was found during deep-sea exploration in the Scotian Shelf off Nova Scotia. It’s named for its swimming habit of flapping its ear-like fins to propel itself off the seafloor. Octopus Latin Name Bathypolypus arcticus Group Name Invertebrates Habitat In Canada, octopuses are found in ...

Due to the planned closure of Metro Animal Emergency Clinic today and tomorrow from 8-6, we are open and accepting sick patients by appointment

Via Russell Lake Animal Hospital Happy Friday! Due to the planned closure of Metro Animal Emergency Clinic today and tomorrow from 8-6, we are open and accepting sick patients by appointment. If your pet is unwell and needs medical attention, please call us at 902-407-4570. Have a great weekend! ...

Water Service Advisory – Downtown Halifax – Potential for Discoloured Water

**** Halifax Water Release ​ Water Service Advisory – Downtown Halifax – Potential for Discoloured Water ​ From 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Thursday, November 24, Halifax Water crews will be undertaking water valve maintenance. Customers in Downtown Halifax may experience discoloured water during/following this repair. It is recommended that those customers run the COLD water ...

Holiday shopping safety tips via HRP 

***’ HRP Media Release Holiday shopping safety tips via HRP  Holiday shopping season is in full swing. Whether you’re going to stores or shopping online, Halifax Regional Police have a few simple tips for you to consider to keep the bah-humbug away from your holiday purchases. Online shopping It is best to shop from your ...

Night helicopter fire training to be conducted at Naval Fleet School Atlantic’s Damage Control Division off John Brackett Drive, Herring Cove

**** DND Media Release   Night helicopter fire training to be conducted at Naval Fleet School Atlantic’s Damage Control Division off John Brackett Drive, Herring Cove   Residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality are to be advised that there will be nighttime helicopter firefighter training conducted at Naval Fleet School Atlantic’s Damage Control Division in ...

Cheticamp RCMP warning of scam targeting tire businesses / RCMP encourages Nova Scotians to be scam smart ahead of busy shopping season

**** RCMP Media Release Cheticamp RCMP warning of scam targeting tire businesses Cheticamp RCMP is warning of a new scam that is targeting tire businesses, and that has been observed to be occurring in other jurisdictions as well. On November 10, 2022, Cheticamp RCMP received a report of a local tire shop being scammed in ...

Since 1991, the National Aerial Surveillance Program crew have been a pillar in protecting Canadian waters

**** Transport Canada Release Since 1991, the National Aerial Surveillance Program crew have been a pillar in protecting Canadian waters They fly the iconic red planes to detect pollution, protect our marine environment and endangered species, and ensure a safe and efficient transportation industry along our coasts: National Aerial Surveillance Program The iconic red planes ...

Holiday shopping and safety tips via HRP

**** HRP Media Release Holiday shopping safety tips Whether you’re going to stores or shopping online, Halifax Regional Police have some tips to help keep you safer while making holiday purchases. Online shopping Shop from your personal device at home on a trusted network. Consider using different user ID and passwords for different accounts and ...

Porch Pirates have been reported sailing through Tantallon

Via RCMP – It might have been purchased on sale, but Porch Pirates have been reported sailing through Tantallon helping themselves to packages.   Want to scuttle their plans? Have your package delivered to your work, ask a neighbour to keep an aye open, or require a signature to deliver the package. ...

Public Service Announcement Annual fall leaf cleanup program begins Monday, Nov. 21

**** HRM Media Release Public Service Announcement Annual fall leaf cleanup program begins Monday, Nov. 21 Residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality are encouraged to help keep the streets, sidewalks and public walkways clear of fallen leaves. The annual fall leaf cleanup program begins Monday, Nov. 21 and concludes on Monday, Dec 12. Crews will ...

There will be an alert ready test in Nova Scotia.

There will be an alert ready test in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia – Wednesday, November 16, 2022 1:55 PM AST ...

How radars work via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada How radars work On October 31, the new Marble Mountain radar in Newfoundland was up and running. The new radar will provide more frequent and higher-quality data and improve our ability to detect severe weather. But how exactly do radars work? Radio Detection and Ranging, commonly referred to as RADAR, is a tool ...

On the night of November 7-8, if the sky is clear in your area, you will be able to see a total lunar eclipse

**** Info via Environment Canada Lunar Eclipse On the night of November 7-8, if the sky is clear in your area, you will be able to see a total lunar eclipse. It will be visible in its entirety in western Canada, particularly in British Columbia, Alberta, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. In the east, ...

Take note: A Halifax SAR / multi-agency training exercise will take place tomorrow in the Halifax Harbour

Take note: A Halifax SAR / multi-agency training exercise will take place tomorrow in the Halifax Harbour from 8am to 4pm between King’s Wharf to McNabs Island. ...

Police seek owner of found money

**** HRP Media Release Police seek owner of found money ​ Police are seeking the public’s assistance in returning found money to its rightful owner. ​ On October 28, 2022 a citizen contacted police to turn in a quantity of cash that her son and friends had found in the area of the trails and ...

Christmas Island Family Donates Christmas Tree for Boston

**** CNS Media Release Christmas Island Family Donates Christmas Tree for Boston —————————————————————- The Tree for Boston, a deeply rooted Nova Scotia tradition, hails from the aptly named community of Christmas Island this year. The 45-foot (13.7-metre) white spruce was donated by landowner Roddy Townsend, along with his children Angela, Carmen and Andrew. “The holidays ...

Royal Canadian Navy ships return from Operation REASSURANCE

**** Navy Media Release Royal Canadian Navy ships return from Operation REASSURANCE ​ Today, the ships’ companies of His Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Kingston and Summerside returned to their homeport of Halifax, N.S., after successfully completing their deployment on Operation REASSURANCE in support of NATO assurance and deterrence measures in European waters. ​ The deployment of Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels ...

On October 18, 2022, a resident came forward with concerns that a recent trail construction along Russel Lake was impacting nesting sites for painted turtles

**** HRM Media Release Please find information below in response to your inquiry. ​ On October 18, 2022, a resident came forward with concerns that a recent trail construction along Russel Lake was impacting nesting sites for painted turtles. Upon learning of these concerns, municipal Public Works staff took immediate action and directed that construction ...

Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) residents and visitors are reminded that drone operation over any Department of National Defence (DND) establishment is prohibited

**** DND Media Release Drone Operation over Defence Establishments and Vessels ​ Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) residents and visitors are reminded that drone operation over any Department of National Defence (DND) establishment is prohibited for reasons of safety and security and in accordance with federal regulations. ​ Within HRM, Defence establishments include all DND-owned, land-based ...

Another Record-Breaking Season for Nova Scotia Provincial Parks

**** CNS Media Release Another Record-Breaking Season for Nova Scotia Provincial Parks ———————————————— For the second year in a row, Nova Scotia’s provincial parks have broken their record for the highest number of camper nights. Camping parks hosted 99,304 paid overnight stays in 2022, an increase of nine per cent from 2021. About 1.5 million ...

The American aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford has arrived in Halifax

The American aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford has arrived in Halifax. With aircraft on deck, this huge nuclear powered ship is hard top miss while moored near Shearwater. . . . .       ...

Nova Scotians are reminded to put safety first during hunting and fur harvesting seasons

**** Natural Resources Release Nova Scotians are reminded to put safety first during hunting and fur harvesting seasons. The general deer hunting season opens Friday, October 28, and continues to December 3. The dates vary for other types of game. “We want everyone to be safe and enjoy the outdoors during hunting season,” said Natural ...

US Nuclear Aircraft Carrier to Arrive in Halifax on Friday

**** US Navy Release One of the largest aircraft carriers, the USS Gerald R. Ford, will visit Halifax this weekend USS Gerald R. Ford Set to Depart on First Deployment The Navy’s newest and most advanced aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) will deploy and operate alongside a coalition of allied forces together ...

Advance CBSA Declaration option now available at Halifax Stanfield International Airport

**** CBSA Media Release Advance CBSA Declaration option now available at Halifax Stanfield International Airport The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is exploring safe, secure and innovative ways to deliver a better and faster border experience for travellers visiting or residing in Canada. Effective today, the optional Advance CBSA Declaration feature is available to all travellers arriving ...

Chimney Fires Can Occur At Anytime If Your Chimney Hasn’t Been Properly Cleaned And Checked For External And Internal Damage Prior To Winter

**** Info via the Bedford Volunteer Firefighters Association Chimney Fires Can Occur At Anytime If Your Chimney Hasn’t Been Properly Cleaned And Checked For External And Internal Damage Prior To Winter Use. But Do You Know What To Look For? Chimney fires can occur at anytime if your chimney hasn’t been properly cleaned and checked ...

Bad hair days…

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife Bad hair days… This young porcupine seemed a little grumpy about his hairstyle. Porcupines are intelligent animals and have a good range of vocalizations to let you know how they are feeling. Including whines and tooth-clicking when they are unhappy or feel threatened. They also have grunts which are ...

October 22 marks 8 years since Corporal Nathan Cirillo gave his life while performing ceremonial duties at the Parliament Hill

Via HRP – Saturday, October 22 marks 8 years since Corporal Nathan Cirillo gave his life while performing ceremonial duties at the Parliament Hill. We remember his sacrifice & salute first responders who kept others inside the Parliament safe that day. ...

Legislation Responds to Critical Need for Housing /Halifax Regional Municipality Statement regarding the announcement of Government of Nova Scotia proposed amendments to the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter

**** CNS Media Release Legislation Responds to Critical Need for Housing —————————————————————- The Province is taking steps to ensure Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) bylaws will not stand in the way of fast-tracking housing development and increasing supply. Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Lohr introduced amendments to the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter today, October 21, ...

Bide Awhile would like to tell you about a new way you can help support animal care

**** Info via Bide Awhile Hey, my name is Rye and I’d like to tell you about a new way you can help support animal care here at Bide Awhile. The Bluenose Bottle Exchange is now accepting donations of recyclable bottles and cans for Bide Awhile. Just drop off your recyclables and let them know ...

Legislation Addresses Power Rates, Profits

**** CNS Media Release Legislation Addresses Power Rates, Profits —————————————————— Amendments to the Public Utilities Act introduced today, October 19, will help protect ratepayers from power rate increases related to Nova Scotia Power’s general rate application now before the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB). Under the amendments, the NSUARB will not be allowed ...

Independent Report Makes Recommendations on Reducing Barriers to Housing Development / Halifax Regional Municipality Statement regarding release of independent report on barriers to housing development in the Halifax Regional Municipality

**** CNS Media Release Independent Report Makes Recommendations on Reducing Barriers to Housing Development ———————————————————- ———————————————————- An independent report on barriers to housing development in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) recommends strong action to improve efficiency and increase supply. Consultant Deloitte Inc. conducted an independent assessment of current barriers, including those at the municipal and provincial ...

NSP warning customers about a phone scam: the caller poses as NS Power

Via NSP – SCAM ALERT: We’re warning customers about a phone scam: the caller poses as NS Power & asks for credit card info or in-person payment, or services will be disconnected immediately. Never provide any money, credit/banking information, or personal info to a suspicious caller. ...

Tree waste drop-off locations closing

**** HRM Media Release   Tree waste drop-off locations closing ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following updates to tree waste drop-off locations from Hurricane Fiona throughout the region. The following sites will close on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m.: 2 Lyle Street, Dartmouth Bayer’s Lake Industrial Park, 230 Horseshoe ...

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in returning found money to its rightful owner

**** HRP Media Release Police seek owner of found money ​ Police are seeking the public’s assistance in returning found money to its rightful owner. ​ On October 13, 2022 at approximately 9 a.m. a citizen contacted police to turn in a quantity of cash that they had just found in area of Quinpool Road ...

A sobering whale sculpture sits at the end of Canal St in Dartmouth

A sobering whale sculpture sits at the end of Canal St in Dartmouth. Entangled in ropes, also partially stuffed inside the whale, and flanked by plastic bottle waves and candles in memorial style, this art is a stark reminder of our fragile aquatic environment. . . . .     ...

Local Mi’kmaw Artist Loretta Gould Unveils New Permanent Display at Halifax Stanfiel

**** HIAA Media Release Local Mi’kmaw Artist Loretta Gould Unveils New Permanent Display at Halifax Stanfiel Beautiful images depicting Mi’kmaq culture and traditions created by local Mi’kmaw artist, Loretta Gould, are now on display for all to enjoy at Halifax Stanfield. Earlier this month, in recognition of Mi’kmaq History Month, a new, permanent display featuring ...

Amendments to Nova Scotia Museum Act / Amendments to Improve Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Governance

**** CNS Media Release Amendments to Nova Scotia Museum Act —————————————————————- Amendments to the Nova Scotia Museum Act introduced today, October 13, will include the Sherbrooke Restoration Commission board chair as a member of the Nova Scotia Museum board of governors. “Adding the chair of the Sherbrooke Restoration Commission to the Nova Scotia Museum board ...

More Focus on Growing Local Tourism

**** CNS Media Release More Focus on Growing Local Tourism ——————————————————— Tourism Nova Scotia is rolling out new pilot programs and activities to help more Nova Scotia communities grow tourism. The Compelling Tourism Communities Initiative will help local leaders throughout the province further understand what inspires people to visit and spend time and money in ...

Higher Wages, Retroactive Pay for Early Childhood Educators

**** CNS Media Release Higher Wages, Retroactive Pay for Early Childhood Educators ——————————————————— Higher wages are coming for Nova Scotia’s early childhood educators working in regulated child-care settings thanks to a new provincial investment and the federal government’s contribution under the Canada-Nova Scotia Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement. Most of the 2,600 early ...

As with every long weekend, we want to wish you all a safe Thanksgiving

As with every long weekend, we want to wish you all a safe Thanksgiving.   Please do not drive impaired if you are travelling and pre adjust your belts before supper. Take care everyone! ...

Canada awards contract for new Army pistols

**** CAF Media Release Canada awards contract for new Army pistols Today, the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, announced a contract award valued at $3.2 million (USD) to provide the Canadian Army with new pistols and holster systems. Following an open and transparent competitive process, M.D. Charlton Co. Ltd. of Victoria, B.C., was awarded the ...

It’s spooky season and our shelter is dangerously low on supplies. Can you help?? 

**** NS SPCA Release It’s spooky season and our shelter is dangerously low on supplies. Can you help??  The Dartmouth SPCA is most in need of: ???? Canned wet food for kitties and dogs (we proudly feed Hills Science but will accept all) ???? Non-clumping kitty litter ???? Dog and cat toys ???? Gently used ...

Municipal service level adjustments for 2022 Thanksgiving Day

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments for 2022 Thanksgiving Day ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the following service level adjustments will be in place over the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend: ​ Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours ​ No municipal solid waste collection services will take place on Thanksgiving Day, ...

Fire stations across HRM are looking to recruit volunteers this fall

Via HRFE – Fire stations across HRM are looking to recruit volunteers this fall. If you live in communities such as Cooks Brook, Meagher’s Grant, Middle Musquodoboit, Upper Musquodoboit, Dutch Settlement, Waverley, Wellington, or Grand Lake, join our amazing team of first responders! Visit halifax.ca/firevolunteers or email volff@halifax.ca for more information. ...

Are you ready to be a volunteer firefighter?

Via HRFE – Are you ready to be a volunteer firefighter? We’re looking for new volunteers in communities across HRM, including Sheet Harbour, Moser River, Tangier, and Three Harbours. Come join our team! Visit halifax.ca/firevolunteers or email volff@halifax.ca for more information. ...

Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA), in cooperation with airport tenants and several public sector emergency response agencies, will be conducting an emergency response exercise at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Tuesday, October 4, 2022

**** HIAA Media Release Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA), in cooperation with airport tenants and several public sector emergency response agencies, will be conducting an emergency response exercise at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. The exercise will run from approximately 1 – 3 p.m. It will take place at the airports ...

Survey on Housing Needs Now Open

**** CNS Media Release Survey on Housing Needs Now Open ​ ——————————————————- The government is asking Nova Scotians to provide feedback on housing needs. The online survey, which opened today, October 3, is part of a provincewide housing needs assessment that will help identify gaps in current and projected housing requirements and guide future housing ...

Dog and Cat Ownership by-laws in HRM

**** HRM Media Release Cat Ownership As a responsible cat owner in Halifax, you should help your cat stay on the right side of the law. Halifax’s Animal By-law A-700   sets the following rules for humans. You must:  keep your cat(s) from damaging public or private property pick up after your cats if they defecate on any property ...

What do I do if I’ve lost my pet in Halifax? 

**** HRM Media Release Lost pets What do I do if I’ve lost my pet in Halifax? If you’ve lost your pet, call 311 or 1.800.835.6428 (toll free in Nova Scotia only) to file a lost pet report. Be prepared to give a detailed description of your pet, including: licence tag number distinguishing markings microchip number tattoos ...

Halifax Regional Police statement in relation to large unsanctioned party causing significant disruption and risk

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police statement in relation to large unsanctioned party causing significant disruption and risk​ ​ Halifax Regional Police is releasing a statement in relation to a large disturbance in Halifax last night related to unsanctioned Dalhousie Homecoming events. ​ Last night at approximately​ 10 p.m.​ large crowds of intoxicated people ...

Bi-weekly green cart collection resumes

**** HRM Media Release Bi-weekly green cart collection resumes ​  The Halifax Regional Municipality is reminding residents that the weekly green cart collection service will end on Saturday, Oct. 1 Weekly curbside green cart collection is provided to all residents during the months of July, August and September. Green cart collection service will return to ...

Virgin Plus extending the extra 50GB of mobile data for eligible Members in the Atlantic and Îles-de-la-Madeleine region

Virgin Plus Member, check it out.  Via Virgin Plus “As the Virgin Plus team continues efforts on the ground to keep Atlantic Canadians connected and informed, we’re extending the extra 50GB of mobile data for eligible Members in the Atlantic and Îles-de-la-Madeleine region until October 3. For more information, visit https://virginplus.ca.” ...

Municipal offices and facilities reopen

**** HRM Media Release Municipal offices and facilities reopen ​ The​ Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that many municipal offices and facilities will reopen on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. However, some municipal sites remain without power therefore residents are advised to call ahead to the respective facility for updates. To view the latest information ...

Colchester Legion Stadium Closure- September 26

**** Truro Media Release Colchester Legion Stadium Closure- September 26   The Colchester Legion Stadium has suffered significant damages from Hurricane Fiona. At this point, we are still assessing the damages done. ​ The damage to the roof alone is so substantial that we must close the facility until further notice. ​ We remain hopeful ...

Temporary data boost for many Virgin Plus mobile users

This message was sent out to Virgin Mobile users. Big relief! Update – According to Virgin Plus, this is automatic for all data plans (not talk and text) Hey Virgin Plus Member. To help ease the stress of Hurricane Fiona, we are giving eligible Members in Atlantic Canada and the Magdalen Islands, an extra 50 ...

When winter comes, snapping turtles may spend the entire time underwater brumating

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife When winter comes, snapping turtles may spend the entire time underwater brumating. Like hibernation, their body temperature drops until their metabolism is very slow. This means their heart rate and respiration rate drops, and they require less energy and oxygen to survive. But they are still able to get ...

Operational pause of CT-114 Tutor fleet lifted

**** DND Media Release Operational pause of CT-114 Tutor fleet lifted Major-General Iain Huddleston, Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division and the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) Operational Airworthiness Authority, has lifted the operational pause on the CT-114 Tutor fleet effective September 20. The operational pause was implemented following an accident involving a 431 (Air Demonstration) ...

Leadership Changes in Health Recruitment, Education and Early Childhood Development

**** CNS Media Release Leadership Changes in Health Recruitment, Education and Early Childhood Development —————————————————————- New leadership is being put in place at the Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Dr. Nicole Boutilier, Vice-President of Medicine, Nova Scotia Health, and Craig Beaton, Associate Deputy Minister, Department of ...

OCEARCH is on the lookout for 5 pop-up satellite archival transmitting (PSAT) tags that were attached to white sharks in Atlantic Canada

**** Info via OCEARCH OCEARCH is on the lookout for 5 pop-up satellite archival transmitting (PSAT) tags that were attached to white sharks in Atlantic Canada about one year ago. The tags were programmed to detach from the shark after 365 days and transmit summaries of the light, depth, and temperature data they’ve stored while ...

$50,000 reward for info leading to conviction of vandal(s) who damaged 32 trees at the Public Gardens

Via Halifax Public Gardens $50,000 reward for info leading to conviction of vandal(s) who damaged 32 trees at the Public Gardens. Report info to @HalifaxPolice at 1-902-471-7877. Anon tips to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Online tips to crimestoppers.ns.ca/online-tips/ ...

Dispelling Some Common Myths About Grass Burning

**** NS DNR Release Dispelling Some Common Myths About Grass Burning To many people, burning grass is a tradition, almost a rite of spring. Upon closer examination, however, the reasons for spring grass burning are largely unfounded and rather than being beneficial, grass burning is destructive and dangerous. Myth: It’s safe to burn grass as long ...

Provincial Commemorative Service for Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II /Province Designates September 19 a Provincial Holiday

**** CNS Media Release Province Designates September 19 a Provincial Holiday —————————————————————- Nova Scotia will recognize Monday, September 19, 2022, as a provincial holiday in honour of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral service. Provincial government offices, public schools and regulated child care will be closed. Healthcare services, appointments and procedures will remain operational ...

Day and Night Firing Exercise at Bedford Rifle Range

**** DND Media Release Day and Night Firing Exercise at Bedford Rifle Range Residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality, especially in the vicinity of the Bedford Rifle Range, are to be advised there will be a day and night firing exercise using live ammunition on Saturday, September 10 from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. These ...

Planning Begins for Net-Zero Burnside Transit Centre

**** CNS Media Release Planning Begins for Net-Zero Burnside Transit Centre ——————————————————— The Province is providing $7.1 million as part of a $20.8-million investment in the planning and design of a new Burnside Transit Centre in Dartmouth. This is the first phase of a project to replace the centre with a larger, net-zero facility which ...

BEWARE: If you receive a call stating you may be arrested if you don’t make a payment by gift card you are most likely being scammed

**** HRP Media Release BEWARE: If you receive a call stating you may be arrested if you don’t make a payment using gift cards or by transferring money to a bitcoin account, you are most likely being scammed. Halifax Regional Police remind citizens that no member of a government or police agency will ever make ...

Grant Supports Municipal Infrastructure Projects 

**** CNS Media Release Grant Supports Municipal Infrastructure Projects  —————————————————————- NOTE: A list of municipal projects receiving support follows this release. —————————————————————- Fifteen communities will receive support for water, wastewater, stormwater and solid waste projects through the Provincial Capital Assistance Program, the Province announced today, August 26. “Access to safe drinking water and wastewater treatment ...

New Barrington Street mural reflects on time and artistry

**** DHBC Media Release New Barrington Street mural reflects on time and artistry Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) is pleased to announce the completion of a new mural entitled Sound of Time by John McPartland, also known as ABSEN. Sound of Time is on the south-facing wall of the Barrington Consulting Group building at 1326 Barrington Street. McPartland was ...

SPCA received a call that there is a hurt dog in the Overton area in Yarmouth

**** Via NS SPCA Yarmouth ???? PLEASE SHARE ???? SPCA received a call that there is a hurt dog in the Overton area in Yarmouth. Our SPCA Enforcement Officers are searching and will rescue the dog, but we need your help with sightings. We are told that the dog has black fur, might be a ...

Water Service Advisory – Manor Park & Southdale – Potentially Discoloured Water

**** Halifax Water Release Water Service Advisory – Manor Park & Southdale – Potentially Discoloured Water   From 6:00 PM on Thursday, August 25 to 4:00 PM on Friday, August 26, customers in the Manor Park and Southdale areas of Dartmouth (see attached map) may experience temporarily discoloured water. It is recommended that those customers run the ...

Fraud prevention tips via HRP 

**** HRP Media Release Fraud prevention tips via HRP  The best way to reduce fraud is to: take steps to safeguard your personal information and money learn how to recognize it so you don’t fall for a scam report it: notify your bank immediately if the fraud involves your bank account or credit card call ...

Make your pet famous! Bide Awhile still has space in the 2022 Pet Photo Contest

**** Info via Bide Awhile Make your pet famous! We still have space in the 2022 Pet Photo Contest. Your pet’s photo will go in our annual Pet Photo Calendar. $20 per entry, all funds raised help support animal care and programs here at the shelter. Learn more and submit your entry here: Pet Photo ...

BEDFORD ROW ACTIVATION TO BE DISCONTINUED

**** DHBC Media Release   BEDFORD ROW ACTIVATION TO BE DISCONTINUED  Downtown Halifax Business Commission’s (DHBC) previously announced tactical urbanism activation of a portion of Bedford Row will not be moving forward. As part of the activation, Bedford Row was set to have a temporary, partial closure between Prince Street and the Bedford Row entrance ...

Statement on First Year in Government: The following is a statement from Premier Tim Houston

**** PREMIER’S Office Release Statement on First Year in Government —————————————————————- NOTE: The following is a statement from Premier Tim Houston —————————————————————- Today marks one year since voters in Nova Scotia elected a new government. Let me begin by saying it is the honour of a lifetime to serve as Premier of Nova Scotia. Although ...

Hudson’s Bay Co. says Zellers will return with a new e-commerce website and expand its presence within some Hudson’s Bay stores

**** Info via HBC Shoppers Have Something to Zelebrate Zellers to Launch First-Ever Ecommerce Site and Expand Store Footprint Canadians Rejoice As Zellers Launches an Online Shopping Experience; Shop-In-Shops To Open In Select Hudson’s Bay Stores Early Next Year Very soon, shoppers from coast to coast will have more ways to shop one of HBC’s ...

If you think your pet might be stressed when they’re alone, here are some tips that can help them get comfortable

**** NS SPCA Release Now that hybrid work is a reality for many companies, it leaves pet owners wondering if their pets are going to be okay at home. If you think your pet might be stressed when they’re alone, here are some tips that can help them get comfortable: ???? Put on a nature ...

In late summer and early fall you may see some birds that look a bit less stylish than usual

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife In late summer and early fall you may see some birds that look a bit less stylish than usual. Like this blue jay, they lose all of their head and neck feathers and go around bald for a while. While this can look a bit alarming, it’s usually harmless. ...

Royal Canadian Air Force welcomes new Commander

**** DND Release   Royal Canadian Air Force welcomes new Commander   This morning, Lieutenant-General Eric Kenny assumed command of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) from Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger. The ceremony was presided over by General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff, at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, Ontario.   ...