Traffic, Weather & Utility

Shubenacadie Sam Ready to Greet Visitors

**** DNR Release Shubenacadie Sam Ready to Greet Visitors Nova Scotians are invited to celebrate Groundhog Day with Shubenacadie Sam – in person and virtually – for the groundhog’s annual forecast from Shubenacadie Wildlife Park on Thursday, February 2. Shubenacadie Wildlife Park’s well-known groundhog will emerge from a burrow at 8 a.m. People may attend ...

Transport Canada Recall – 2023013 – GENERAL MOTORS

**** Recall via Transport Canada Transport Canada Recall – 2023013 – GENERAL MOTORS Issue Issue: On certain vehicles, a problem with the fuel pump may cause reduced fuel flow to the engine. If this happens, you may notice engine hesitation and the check engine light may turn on. This could also result in a sudden ...

Weather seems to have a real and measurable effect on our mood

**** Info via Environment Canada Are you SAD? Weather seems to have a real and measurable effect on our mood. The winter season, with fewer daylight hours and the associated lack of sun exposure, can have a profound impact on our spirit. We may start feeling what we often call the “winter blues”. When someone ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Jan 27)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Jan 27) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release Road Closure – Gottingen Street Location: Gottingen Street, between Cogswell ...

This week the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 113 tickets in relation to speeding and other motor vehicle-related offences

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 113 tickets for speeding and other vehicle-related offences ​ This week the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 113 tickets in relation to speeding and other motor vehicle-related offences. ​ Monday to Wednesday, members of the HRP Traffic Unit issued 113 summary offence tickets: 10 for speeding, 22 for ...

A person, driving a white Volkswagen Jetta, was observed removing catalytic converters from vehicles parked at two businesses in Middleton

**** RCMP Media Release Do you recognize this person or the Volkswagen Jetta? In the early morning hours of January 7, 2023, this person, driving a white Volkswagen Jetta, was observed removing catalytic converters from vehicles parked at two businesses in Middleton. Anyone with information, or who recognizes the Jetta or person, is asked to ...

Shelburne RCMP is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Hwy. 203 in Lower Ohio

**** RCMP Media Release Shelburne RCMP investigating fatal crash Shelburne RCMP is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Hwy. 203 in Lower Ohio. On January 26, 2023, at approximately 1:25 a.m., Shelburne RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy. 203 in Lower Ohio. RCMP officers learned ...

Fuel prices to increase 

Fuel prices to increase  Gas up 4.9 Diesel up 14.9   ...

HRP are advising pedestrians and motorist to use caution due to the current weather conditions throughout the region / Ferry services sustained

**** HRP Media Release Traffic Advisory ​ Halifax Regional Police are advising pedestrians and motorist to use caution due to the current weather conditions throughout the region. ​ Given the current rain and wind we are experiencing, we have received a number of reports throughout the region of loose debris in and around the roadways ...

Wind and Rainfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Rainfall warning in effect Total rainfall: 25 to 50 mm, possibly up to 70 mm for Halifax and southwest. Locations: Mainland Nova Scotia Time span: Starting in the southwest early Thursday morning and reaching eastern mainland Nova Scotia by noon. Rain at times heavy will taper to showers Thursday evening. ...

Winter is here, and the air is nice and fresh. Yet on some days it’s harder to breathe because of winter smog

**** Info via Environment Canada Winter smog Winter is here, and the air is nice and fresh. Yet on some days it’s harder to breathe because of winter smog. Air is colder higher up You probably already know that temperatures usually decrease with altitude. Just think of snow-capped mountains! So the higher you go, the ...

(Update) MacKay Bridge closed due to motor vehicle collision

**** HRP Media Release Update: MacKay Bridge reopened Police have cleared the scene of a motor vehicle collision on the Mackay Bridge and the roadway has been reopened. The HRP Collision Reconstruction Unit are continuing to investigate the incident. .   MacKay Bridge closed due to motor vehicle collision ​ Halifax Regional Police are currently ...

During the fall these snakes typically go underground and hibernate to survive the cold of winte

**** Via Hope for Wildlife A few days ago, this Northern Ring-necked Snake was found inside someone’s house. As unusual as that may be for the homeowner, it’s even more unusual for the snake! During the fall these snakes typically go underground and hibernate to survive the cold of winter. It’s now too cold and ...

Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Special weather statement in effect Rain at times heavy and strong southerly winds are expected later this week. Total rainfall: 30 to 40 mm, with up to 50 mm in areas of heaviest rain. Peak wind gusts: 70 km/h except 90 km/h along parts of the coast. Locations: Digby, Yarmouth, ...

Halifax Transit to reduce service due to ongoing staffing issues

**** HRM Media Release Halifax Transit to reduce service due to ongoing staffing issues ​ The municipality is advising residents that, due to current staffing issues, Halifax Transit is implementing further conventional bus service reductions. Beginning Monday, February 27 Halifax Transit will be temporarily suspending service on three bus routes, making schedule adjustments to three ...

Transport Canada Recall – 2023009 – BMW Motorcycles

**** Recall via Transport Canada Transport Canada Recall – 2023009 – BMW Motorcycles Issue Issue: On certain motorcycles, a sudden difference in speed between the engine and rear wheel could damage the gearbox input shaft or cause it to break. If this happens, the rear wheel could lock up while riding. Note: This type of ...

Police Investigate Theft and Pursuit of Stolen Vehicle in Dartmouth

**** HRP Media Release Police Investigate Theft and Pursuit of Stolen Vehicle in Dartmouth At 2:13 a.m. a Halifax Regional Police responded to a theft from Kent Building Supplies, 220 Baker Driver Dartmouth.​ A van was reported leaving the business as police arrived on scene.​ Several marked police vehicles with emergency lights and siren activated ...

(ENDED) Rainfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada >>>> ENDED . Rainfall warning in effect Rainfall, combined with melting snow, is expected. Significant rainfall is expected. Total rainfall: 25 to 40 mm Locations: Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens, Lunenburg, Halifax, Guysborough, Richmond and Cape Breton counties. Time span: Beginning tonight and ending Monday evening. Remarks: Precipitation will begin as ...

Why do snowflakes have six sides?

**** Info via Environment Canada Why do snowflakes have six sides? Snow is fascinating. From a distance, snow that accumulates on the ground and on trees creates splendid scenery. But when we look at the snowflakes that fall on our coats up close, they get even more interesting. Aren’t they beautiful? But how do they ...

RCMP investigating fatal collision in East Bay

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating fatal collision in East Bay On January 20, at 4:19 p.m., RCMP North East Traffic Services – Cape Breton, fire and EHS responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Hwy. 4 in East Bay. Upon arrival at the scene, officers learned that a transport truck, travelling east-bound, ...

Municipality lifts enforcement of overnight winter parking ban

**** HRM Media Release Municipality lifts enforcement of overnight winter parking ban The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that enforcement of the overnight winter parking ban has been lifted in both Zone 1 – Central and Zone 2 – Non-Central. Crews remain active in all areas. The majority of main arterials and sidewalks are ...

Special weather statement in effect 

**** Info via Environment Canada Special weather statement in effect  On Monday, rain at times heavy and strong southerly winds will develop and persist through the day. The precipitation will likely begin as snow over the Annapolis Valley and northern Nova Scotia. Additionally, a run of high tides combined with high waves approaching from the ...

If you see a vehicle on the side of the road with reflective blue EHS tape, it means first responders have already been on scene

Via EHS Winter weather is once again almost here, and with the ice and snow comes treacherous driving conditions. If you see a vehicle on the side of the road with reflective blue EHS tape, it means first responders have already been on scene. If you’re unsure or don’t see any tape, please call 9-1-1. ...

This week the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 159 tickets in relation to speeding and other motor vehicle-related offences

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 159 tickets for speeding and other vehicle-related offences ​ This week the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 159 tickets in relation to speeding and other motor vehicle-related offences. ​ Monday to Thursday, members of the HRP Traffic Unit issued 159 summary offence tickets: 27 for speeding, 35 for ...

Pictou County District RCMP charge man involved in break-in and who fled from traffic stop

**** RCMP Media Release Pictou County District RCMP charge man involved in break-in and who fled from traffic stop Pictou County District RCMP has charged a man who was involved in a break-in in Abercrombie and fled from a traffic stop on Hwy. 104 in James River. On January 19, 2023, at approximately 7:35 p.m., ...

Police have charged a man with dangerous driving and impaired driving offences in relation to a motor vehicle collision that occurred early yesterday morning in Dartmouth

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man for dangerous driving   Police have charged a man with dangerous driving and impaired driving offences in relation to a motor vehicle collision that occurred early yesterday morning in Dartmouth.   At approximately 1:55 a.m.  on January 19, officers responded to a motor vehicle collision that occurred in ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Jan 20)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Jan 20) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release Road Closure – Valour Way at Upper Water Street ​ ...

Municipal overnight winter parking ban will be enforced 1-6 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 21

**** HRM Media Release Municipal overnight winter parking ban will be enforced 1-6 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 21 The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the overnight winter parking ban will​ be enforced from 1 to 6 a.m. (in both Zone 1 – Central and Zone 2 – Non-Central), to allow crews to properly clear ...

All schools in the Halifax Regional Centre for Education are closed today

Via HRCE All schools in the Halifax Regional Centre for Education are closed today due to weather (Friday, January 20, 2023). ...

(ENDED) Snowfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada >>>> ENDED Snowfall warning in effect Snowfall totals: generally 15 to 20 cm, potentially up to 30 cm for some areas. Locations: all of Nova Scotia, including Cape Breton. Time span: early Friday morning through to early Saturday morning. Remarks: Snow is expected to spread west to east across Nova ...

Gas up at midnight

Gas up at midnight Gas up 1.8 Diesel down 2.4 ...

In 2022, Nova Scotia RCMP charged​ 1505​ drivers with impaired related offences

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release annual provincial impaired statistics for 2022 As Nova Scotia’s Provincial Police, road safety is a top priority. In an effort to keep citizens informed about enforcement on our roadways, the Nova Scotia RCMP is releasing statistics for all RCMP detachments in Nova Scotia for 2022 on drivers ...

Your license plate needs to be visible at all times

Via HRP – Motorists, your license plate needs to be visible at all times. Plate covers are prone to dirt and grime, making them difficult to read in some instances. If police are unable to read your plate, you could get a ticket. ...

(ENDED) Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada >>> ENDED Special weather statement in effect Significant snowfall is expected on Friday. Total snowfall: 10 to 15 cm. Locations: Halifax, Hants, Kings, Annapolis and Digby counties. Time span: Friday morning through Friday evening. Remarks: What will likely be the first significant snowfall of the winter for parts of western ...

Transport Canada Recall – 2023003 – VOLVO

**** Recall via Transport Canada Transport Canada Recall – 2023003 – VOLVO Issue Issue: On a small number of vehicles, the steering gear may not have been assembled correctly. As a result, a loose screw could fall into the steering gearbox and cause the steering wheel to lock up while driving. Safety Risk: A sudden ...

Police are on scene of a vehicle pedestrian collision in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police on scene of vehicle pedestrian collision ​ Police are on scene of a vehicle pedestrian collision in Halifax. ​ At approximately 6:55 a.m. officers responded to a report of vehicle pedestrian collision in the area of St. Albans and Robie streets. The driver of a vehicle was turning left on ...

Bobcats are mainly crepuscular hunters, meaning they are most actively looking for food during the hours around dusk and dawn

**** Via Hope for Wildlife Stay feisty! On Dec 28th, a young bobcat was found on the side of the road unable to move. While he was still occasionally combative, he was obviously in very bad condition as he was going in and out of alertness. A full examination showed that he had suffered a ...

The past eight years were the warmest on record globally

**** Info via Environment Canada Past 8 years warmest on record The past eight years were the warmest on record globally, fuelled by ever-rising greenhouse gas concentrations and accumulated heat, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The average global temperature in 2022 was about 1.15 °C above the pre-industrial (1850-1900) levels. The year 2022 ...

Interrupter clause on gas. (NO change to diesel)

Interrupter clause on gas. (NO change to diesel) Gas up 6.8 ...

Ended – Rainfall and freezing rain warning remains in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Ended Rainfall warning in effect Rain, heavy at times is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. Total rainfall: 25 to 45 mm. Locations: all counties along the Atlantic coast from Digby to northern Cape Breton Island. Time span: this afternoon until Monday evening. Remarks: ...

Police Investigate Flight from Police and Possession Stolen Motor Vehicle

**** HRP Media Release Police Investigate Flight from Police and Possession Stolen Motor Vehicle At 5:22 p.m. Halifax Regional Police officers responded to a report of a van driving on walking trails in the 0-100 block of Lancaster Drive, Dartmouth.​ Officers located an abandoned stolen van on a walking trail.​ At 6:30 p.m., a dark pickup truck with a ...

Transport Canada Recall – 2022746 – VOLKSWAGEN

**** Recall via Transport Canada Transport Canada Recall – 2022746 – VOLKSWAGEN Issue Issue: On certain vehicles, the 12 V battery charging cable could be damaged by contact with the steering shaft and cause a short circuit. If this happens, a warning message may display on the instrument panel advising of low 12 V battery ...

Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s help in finding this enclosed dual axle trailer, which was stolen

**** RCMP Media Release Have you seen this trailer? Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s help in finding this enclosed dual axle trailer, which was stolen overnight between January 12 and 13, from a residential construction site on Trekker dr. in Hammonds Plains. At the time of the theft, the silver 16 foot ...

The Truro Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance regarding a pedestrian collision

**** Truro Police Release The Truro Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance regarding a pedestrian collision  On January 13th, 2023, at approximately 7:00 PM a motor vehicle collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian occurred at the intersection of Court St. and Prince St. It is believed that this collision was witnessed by several ...

Missing your cup of “Morning Joe”?

**** Info via Environment Canada Missing your cup of “Morning Joe”? Do you love your coffee? Are you sipping a cup right now? Savour that taste, because some of our favourite coffee beans may not be readily available for too much longer. Coffea Arabica is the most popular coffee plant in the world. It has the ...

(Update) Freezing rain warning / Rainfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Updated Freezing rain warning in effect Freezing rain is expected or occurring. Locations: northwestern Cape Breton and all of mainland Nova Scotia except the Valley and Tri-County areas. Time span: Beginning Saturday afternoon or evening and persisting into Sunday. Remarks: Rain, at times heavy, will change to freezing rain over ...

Halifax District RCMP issues over 325 Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 16 drivers with impaired driving in December

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP issues over 325 Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 16 drivers with impaired driving in December ​ Halifax District RCMP issued over​ 325​ Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 16​ drivers with impaired driving during the month of December​ 2022. ​ Halifax District charged 14​ drivers with Impaired ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Jan 13)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Jan 13) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release UPDATE: This work will take place on Tuesday, January 17 ...

(Update) West Hants District RCMP responded to a hit and run at a gas station on Hwy. 14 in Vaughan

**** RCMP Media Release UPDATE The owner of the Jeep from the incident in Vaughan on January 13 has contacted the West Hants RCMP Detachment. We appreciate the quick response, from him and others, who shared and re-tweeted our post. . Have you seen this person or vehicle? On January 1, 2023, at approximately 3:20 ...

Update – ICE FESTIVAL STREET Party – Portland Street will be 𝗖𝗔𝗥 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 from Alderney Drive to Victoria Road

**** Downtown Dartmouth Commission Release Update ❄️🤹‍♂️ICE FESTIVAL JUGGLING WORKSHOPS🤹‍♂️❄️ 🌟Join Breaking Circus this weekend for FREE Juggling Workshops at the Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival presented by 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧 ☃️Breaking Circus will be along Portland Street by Wentworth Street, but will be moving around to stay out of the way of the carvers ...

Rainfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Rainfall warning in effect Heavy rain is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. Significant rainfall is expected. Total rainfall: 40 to 80 mm. Locations: Mainland Nova Scotia. Time span: Starting this morning and persisting into Saturday. Remarks: A mix of snow and rain over ...

Fuel prices to change at midnight

Fuel prices to change at midnight Diesel up 7.3 cents Gas down 1.6 cents   ...

In December 2022, the Nova Scotia RCMP charged​ 9​ drivers with stunting on a number of highways across the province

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial stunting statistics for December 2022 As Nova Scotia’s Provincial Police, road safety is a top priority. In an effort to keep citizens informed about enforcement on our roadways, the RCMP is releasing statistics on stunting charges monthly. In December 2022, the Nova Scotia RCMP charged​ ...

Residents urged to stay off frozen lakes and ponds until ice testing resumes

**** HRM Media Release Residents urged to stay off frozen lakes and ponds until ice testing resumes The Halifax Regional Municipality is reminding residents that the ice thickness testing program has not begun for the 2022/23 winter season and it is not currently safe to be on frozen lakes and ponds. Each year from January to ...

For the month of December, Nova Scotia RCMP charged​ 103​ drivers with impaired related offences

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for December 2022 As Nova Scotia’s Provincial Police, road safety is a top priority. In an effort to keep citizens informed about enforcement on our roadways, the Nova Scotia RCMP is releasing statistics for all RCMP detachments in Nova Scotia for December 2022​ ...

Police have charged a woman for drug trafficking in relation to an impaired driving investigation

**** HRP Media Release Police charge woman for drug trafficking ​ Police have charged a woman for drug trafficking in relation to an impaired driving investigation. ​ Last night at approximately 8:20 p.m. officers observed a vehicle driving erratically on 111 Highway near Main Street in Dartmouth. The vehicle was stopped, and the driver was ...

Police have charged a man in relation to a break and enter that occurred in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man for break and enter ​ Police have charged a man in relation to a break and enter that occurred in Halifax early this morning. ​ At approximately 1:50 a.m. officers responded to a break and enter in progress at a parking garage in the 6400 block of Pepperell ...

Halifax Regional Police have concluded our participation in the 2022 Operation Christmas campaign and are releasing the impaired driving statistics

**** HRP Media Release Holiday check points contributed to safer roadways ​ Halifax Regional Police have concluded our participation in the 2022 Operation Christmas campaign and are releasing the impaired driving statistics for December 2022. ​ Last month, members of the HRP Traffic Unit, along with patrol members, participated in the 2022 Operation Christmas campaign. ...

Antigonish County District RCMP investigating fatal collision

**** RCMP Media Release Antigonish County District RCMP investigating fatal collision Antigonish County District RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Hwy. 104 in East Havre Boucher. On January 10, 2023, at approximately 9:05 p.m., Antigonish County District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a report of a collision on Hwy. 104 in ...

“Ship tracks” clouds to record-low levels in 2020

**** Info via Environment Canada “Ship tracks” clouds to record-low levels in 2020 Have you ever heard of “ship tracks”? Ship tracks form when water vapour condenses around tiny particles of pollution that ships emit as engine exhaust, and they are visible from space. Observed over shipping lanes around the globe, ship tracks typically form ...

Police have charged a woman for stunting in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police charge woman for stunting ​ Police have charged a woman for stunting in Halifax today. ​ At approximately 2:10 p.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Bayers Road. The officer observed the vehicle’s speed at 113 km/h in a ...

Transport Canada Recall – 2022716 – Volvo POLESTAR

*** Recall via Transport Canada Transport Canada Recall – 2022716 – Volvo POLESTAR Issue Issue: On certain vehicles, the high-voltage battery could overheat when it is fully charged. As a result, the battery could create smoke or heat, which can melt or damage the battery and nearby parts. Safety Risk: A battery that overheats can ...

Citizens urged to stay off lakes and ponds

**** HRP Media Release Citizens urged to stay off lakes and ponds ​ Halifax Regional Police are reminding the public that it is currently not safe to be on the surface of lakes and ponds as there is thin ice and open water in many areas throughout the municipality. ​ We remind the public that ...

Mild weather continues in Eastern Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada Mild weather continues in Eastern Canada Since mid-December, the eastern half of the country has been experiencing quasi-continuous above-normal temperatures, and we expect it will continue for at least another week. Temperature anomaly (difference from normal) in Canada from December 15 to January 8. These temperatures bring many consequences: the ...

Transport Canada Recall Ford F-150 / FIAT CHRYSLER PACIFICA

**** Recall via Transport Canada Transport Canada Recall – 2022116 – Ford F-150 Issue Issue: On certain trucks, the windshield wiper motor may fail. If this happens, the windshield wipers will not work. Safety Risk: Windshield wipers that do not work could affect a driver’s visibility and increase the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: ...

Speed limit changes coming to Windgate Drive

**** HRM Media Release Speed limit changes coming to Windgate Drive The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the speed limit will be reduced from 70 km/h to 60 km/h on Windgate Drive in Windsor Junction and Beaver Bank. The reduced speed zone is between Windsor Junction Road and Beaver Bank Road. ​ Crews ...

Neighbourhood speed limit reductions coming to Highfield Park

**** HRM Media Release Neighbourhood speed limit reductions coming to Highfield Park Monday, January 9 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that speed limits will be reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h on Joseph Young Street and True North Crescent in Highfield Park, Dartmouth (see attached map).​ Neighbourhood speed limit ...

Antigonish County District RCMP is investigating a rash of vehicle thefts that occurred over the weekend

**** RCMP Media Release Antigonish County District RCMP investigating rash of vehicle thefts Antigonish County District RCMP is investigating a rash of vehicle thefts that occurred over the weekend in the Antigonish area. On January 7, 2023, at approximately 11:50 p.m., Antigonish County District RCMP responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on ...

Transport Canada Recall – 2022731 – YOKOHAMA Tires

**** Recall via Transport Canada Transport Canada Recall – 2022731 – YOKOHAMA Tires Issue Issue: Certain tires may have a defect that could cause the tread to separate from the belts. If this happens, the tire could fail. Note: This recall only affects the tire models listed that have the date code 2222. Safety Risk: ...

The government is investing in provincial highways, bridges and ferry infrastructure to make them safer for Nova Scotians

**** CNS Media Release Province Invests in Highway, Bridge, Ferry Infrastructure ——————————————————- The government is investing in provincial highways, bridges and ferry infrastructure to make them safer for Nova Scotians. The Five-Year Highway Improvement Plan released today, January 6, will see about $450 million invested in 2023-24 in roadwork and major projects already underway. The ...

The Truro Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance regarding a vehicle collision

**** Truro Police Release The Truro Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance regarding a vehicle collision On January 5th, 2023, at approximately 7:25 PM a motor vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of McClures Mills Rd and Wade Road. It is believed that this accident was witnessed by several other motorist and police are ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Jan 6)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Jan 6) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release Traffic Delay – Young Street Location: In front of civic number 6189 ...

Temperatures in the New Year have been anything but seasonal for Eastern Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada Warm spell in Eastern Canada Temperatures in the New Year have been anything but seasonal for Eastern Canada. Since December 28, temperatures in southeastern Ontario and southern Quebec have been well above normal for this time of the year. This current warm spell is expected to last until January 7 ...

Freezing drizzle advisory in effect 

**** Info via Environment Canada Freezing drizzle advisory in effect  Areas of freezing drizzle are expected or occurring. Locations: most of mainland Nova Scotia. Time span: until Friday morning. Remarks: Freezing drizzle will continue tonight into Friday morning, especially inland. Parts of the coast can expect a transition to rain later this evening if it ...

Diesel to drop at midnight

Gas prices No change in gas. Diesel down 12 cents ...

Recall – 2022713 – KAWASAKI Motorcycle 

**** Recall via Transport Canada Recall – 2022713 – KAWASAKI Motorcycle  Issue Issue: On certain motorcycles, a problem with the camshaft chain tensioner could cause the engine to fail while riding. If this happens, there would be a sudden loss of engine power. Note: This problem may cause an abnormal noise around the right side ...

Large crowds are expected in downtown Halifax today as Canada plays for gold at the 2023 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

**** HRP Media Release Large crowds are expected in downtown Halifax today as Canada plays for gold at the 2023 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Halifax Regional Police reminds everyone to enjoy the game safely. Our officers will be present to assist with traffic control at various locations to help keep you safe. Please ...

January temperature outlook via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada January temperature outlook Let’s start 2023 with the forecast for the “temperature anomaly” for the month of January. The temperature anomaly is the “difference from normal temperatures” for the entire month. The forecasts are categorized as follows: blue indicates the probability that temperatures will be below normal; grey to purple indicates the ...

Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Special weather statement in effect Significant mixed precipitation is expected on Thursday. General snow and ice pellets amounts: 5 to 10 cm. Rainfall: 10 to 15 mm along the Atlantic coast. Locations: Nova Scotia. Time span: Wednesday night through Thursday. Similar storms in the past have caused traffic delays and ...

Many students & school buses are returning to the roadways today

Via HRP Many students & school buses are returning to the roadways today Remember, when a school bus flashes its red lights this means drivers must stop at least six metres away and not proceed past the bus. ...

Transport Canada Recall – 2022703 – Subaru ASCENT

**** Recall via Transport Canada Transport Canada Recall – 2022703 – Subaru ASCENT Issue Issue: On certain vehicles, the bolt for the ground terminal on the auxiliary heater may not have been properly tightened. As a result, the ground terminal and nearby parts could overheat and melt. Safety Risk: Wiring that overheats and melts could ...

East Hants District RCMP investigating serious injury crash

**** RCMP Media Release East Hants District RCMP investigating serious injury crash Just after 1 a.m. this morning, East Hants District RCMP, Fire and EHS responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy. 214 in Belnan. Upon arrival at the scene, officers located a Honda Civic​ that had left the road, striking ...

A Happy New Year is a safe and healthy one

Via RCMP A Happy New Year is a safe and healthy one If you’re out celebrating this weekend, plan ahead for a safe ride home. Drive sober, slow down and don’t drive distracted. If you suspect an impaired driver, call 911 or your local police. ...

Transport Canada Recall – 2022728 – HYUNDAI EV

**** Transport Canada Release Transport Canada Recall – 2022728 – HYUNDAI EV Issue Issue: On certain electric vehicles, the electric power control unit (EPCU) may not be sealed correctly. As a result, coolant could leak inside the EPCU and onto the circuit board. If this happens, the vehicle could suddenly lose power to the wheels. ...

Traffic Advisory – Police are on scene of a two-vehicle collision in the 500 block of Windmill Road in Dartmouth

Via HRP – Traffic Advisory Police are on scene of a two-vehicle collision in the 500 block of Windmill Road in Dartmouth. Windmill Road is closed to traffic in the area. Police are asking the public to consider alternate routes to avoid delays. ...

Fuel prices to rise

Gas up 6.1 cents Diesel down 5.4 cents ...

If you are planning to host a gathering this New Year’s Eve, be Holiday Safe

Via HRP If you are planning to host a gathering this New Year’s Eve, be Holiday Safe. Make sure your guests have planned to get home safely. If you suspect a guest is impaired, take their keys. Never drive impaired. ...

Your mood can have an effect on your driving

Via RCMP Your mood can have an effect on your driving Follow these tips to help stay calm and avoiding aggressive driving: – Plan ahead and give yourself enough travel time. – Obey the speed limit to ensure proper flow of traffic. – Identify alternative routes to avoid traffic congestion on busier roads. – Being ...

Free and Extended Transit Service on New Year’s Eve

**** HRM Media Release Bring in the New Year with Halifax Transit! 🎉 Enjoy free bus and ferry service on Dec. 31, starting at 6 p.m. in support of MADD Halifax Regional. Get home safe with Halifax Transit. ✨ Over 40 bus routes & the Alderney Ferry will also offer extended service hours. New Year’s ...

Buckle up before hitting the road.

Via RCMP Buckle up before hitting the road   Not wearing a seatbelt can be deadly and your life is worth buckling up for.   In September and October, members issued 233 tickets to motorists for not wearing a seatbelt. ...

Update – Wind, Rainfall, Storm surge warnings in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Updated – ENDED Rainfall warning in effect Rain, heavy at times is expected. Total rainfall: 30 to 50 mm with higher amounts locally. Locations: most of Nova Scotia. Time span: rain will spread from west to east, reaching Cape Breton by this evening. Rain will end overnight tonight across most ...

UPDATE: Colchester County District RCMP lay charges in serious collision investigation from July 2022

**** RCMP Media Release UPDATE: Colchester County District RCMP lay charges in serious collision investigation from July 2022 ​ Colchester County District RCMP has laid charges in relation to a serious collision investigation from July 2022 in Lower Economy. ​ On July 24, 2022, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Colchester County District RCMP, Cumberland County District ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Dec 23)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Dec 23) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release Traffic Delay – Barrington Street ​ Location: Barrington Street directly underneath ...

With the 2023 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships coming to the city, HRP is providing some tips in relation to the crowds expected in downtown Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police provide tips in relation to expected downtown crowds ​ With the 2023 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships coming to the city, Halifax Regional Police (HRP) is providing some tips in relation to the crowds expected in downtown Halifax over the holidays. ​ HRP will have officers performing traffic control ...

The new Summer Street parkade at the QEII Health Sciences Centre Halifax Infirmary will be open and available to the public beginning on January 3, 2023

**** NSHA Media Release The new Summer Street parkade at the QEII Health Sciences Centre Halifax Infirmary will be open and available to the public beginning on January 3, 2023. Construction is still underway to connect the new parkade pedway to the hospital, therefore, it is recommended that individuals with limited mobility continue to use ...

Rainfall and Wind warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Wind warning in effect Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. Maximum wind gusts: 90 km/h. Locations: Nova Scotia. Time span: beginning in western Nova Scotia Friday afternoon reaching Cape Breton near midnight. Remarks: The strong winds will end from west to east across the mainland Friday ...

New Regulations for Transportation Industry on January 1

**** CNS Media Release New Regulations for Transportation Industry on January 1 ——————————————————- New regulations for commercial vehicles that will improve safety and align Nova Scotia with federal requirements will take effect January 1. In the new year, drivers of federally regulated commercial buses and trucks will need to have an electronic logging device which ...

Gas change for Thursday, 22 December

Gas change for Thursday, 22 December Gas up 1.8 cents No change in diesel   ...

Digby RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Hwy. 217 in Roxville

**** RCMP Media Release Digby RCMP investigating fatal collision Digby RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Hwy. 217 in Roxville. On December 22, 2022, at approximately 8:55 a.m., Digby RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a report of a collision on Hwy. 217 in Roxville. RCMP officers learned that a pickup truck ...

Update – Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Updated Special weather statement in effect Powerful storm to bring heavy rain, strong winds and possible storm surge Friday into Saturday morning. Total rainfall: 25 to 50 mm. Locally higher amounts possible. Maximum wind gusts: 70 to 90 km/h. Stronger coastal gusts possible. Locations: Nova Scotia. Time span: Friday near ...

Top 10 Weather Events in 2022

**** Info via Environment Canada Significant weather events in 2022 Top 10 Weather Events in 2022 1. Furious Fiona strikes Eastern Canada A remarkably slow and quiet beginning to Atlantic hurricane season changed dramatically during the final week of September with the arrival of two blockbuster historic hurricanes: billion-dollar Fiona in Canada and Ian in ...

Nova Scotia Power to Activate Emergency Operations Centre

**** NSP Release Nova Scotia Power to Activate Emergency Operations Centre Nova Scotia Power is opening its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at 10am Friday (December 23) to support response efforts ahead of the pending storm. NS Power is preparing for high winds and heavy rain across Nova Scotia, beginning in the western part of the ...

Expect to see increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints at all times of day and night across Nova Scotia

Via RCMP Expect to see increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints at all times of day and night across Nova Scotia as RCMP NS works to help keep our roads safe this holiday season. You can help too: If you believe someone is driving impaired or is otherwise an immediate threat to public safety, please call ...

Winter Solstice!

***’ Info via Environment Canada Winter Solstice! The winter solstice – or the start of astronomical winter – is upon us today (Wednesday.) The time and date of the start of astronomical winter are based on the exact position of the Earth in relation to the Sun. As Earth’s North Pole tilts away from the Sun on ...

DFO Coastal Environmental Baseline Program

**** DFO Media Release DFO Coastal Environmental Baseline Program Belcarra, British Columbia. Photo: Fisheries and Oceans Canada. We established the Coastal Environmental Baseline Program (Baseline Program) in 2017, as one of the initiatives under the Protecting the Marine Environment pillar of the Government of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan. We contribute to coastal and waterway protection by ...

Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Special weather statement in effect An intense trough of low pressure will move into the Maritimes on Friday evening and affect the region into Saturday. Locations: Nova Scotia Time span: Friday afternoon into Saturday. Remarks: A developing storm will affect the Maritime Provinces this upcoming holiday weekend. While it is ...

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 ​ Garbage, organics, and recyclables collection services ...

Every second is critical when an emergency vehicle is responding to a call

**** Via HRP Every second is critical when an emergency vehicle is responding to a call Motorists, do you know what to do when encountering an emergency vehicle with its sirens blaring & lights flashing during your commute? Slow Down Move Over ...

Stay safe this holiday season

Via HRP Be a good host. During holiday parties, have non-alcoholic beverages on-hand. Chat with your guests to make sure they have planned ahead to get home safely. Set-up some spaces for guests to stay the night. If you suspect a guest is impaired, take their keys. Stay safe this holiday season. ...

Slow down, drive to the conditions and give yourself lots of travel time

Via RCMP Speeding, either exceeding the posted speed limit or driving too fast for conditions, is a factor in approximately one third of all fatal crashes in Nova Scotia. Slow down, drive to the conditions and give yourself lots of travel time. ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the Emera Oval, located on the Halifax Commons, has opened for the 2022/23 winter season

**** HRM Media Release Emera Oval opens for 2022/23 winter season The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the Emera Oval, located on the Halifax Commons, has opened for the 2022/23 winter season. Every year, the Emera Oval is transformed into the largest outdoor, artificially refrigerated ice service east of Quebec City. The skating ...

Transport Canada Recall – 2022689 – KIA

**** Recall via Transport Canada Transport Canada Recall – 2022689 – KIA Issue Issue: On certain electric vehicles, the electric power control unit (EPCU) may not be sealed correctly. As a result, coolant could leak inside the EPCU and onto the circuit board. If this happens, the vehicle could suddenly lose power to the wheels. ...

Police charge two men for numerous break and enters and thefts from vehicles

**** HRP Media Release Police charge two men for numerous break and enters and thefts from vehicles ​ Police have charged two men in relation to numerous break and enters and thefts from motor vehicles that occurred over the last two months in Halifax. ​ On December 17 police were called to a report of ...

Transport Canada Recall – 2022698 – KIA Forte

**** Recall via Transport Canada Transport Canada Recall – 2022698 – KIA Forte Issue Issue: On certain vehicles, the left-front steering knuckle could crack and/or break. A steering knuckle that breaks while driving could cause a sudden loss of vehicle control. Safety Risk: A loss of vehicle control could increase the risk of a crash. ...

Transport Canada Recall – 2022699 – FIAT CHRYSLER (Ram trucks) AUTOMOBILES

**** Recall via Transport Canada Transport Canada Recall – 2022699 – FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES Issue similar to 2020-023 Issue: On certain trucks, the tailgate could unlatch and open while driving. If this happens, cargo that is not secured could fall out of the truck bed and onto the road. Safety Risk: Cargo that falls from ...

Cumberland County District RCMP investigating fatal crash

**** RCMP Media Release Cumberland County District RCMP investigating fatal crash On December 16, at​ 8:54​ a.m., Cumberland County District RCMP responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy. 321 in Rockley. Upon arrival at the scene, officers located a Toyota Camry that had left the road, striking trees and a power ...

Will many of us be able to wake up on December 25th to a “White Christmas”?

Via Environment Canada With the holiday season upon us, it’s that time of the year again to wonder whether the ground will soon be covered with snow. Will many of us be able to wake up on December 25th to a “White Christmas”? If you can’t wait to find out whether you’ll be waking up to ...

It’s going to take more than a large coffee or cold shower to sober up

Via RCMP It’s going to take more than a large coffee or cold shower to sober up. You can’t speed up the process. You can and will be charged with impaired driving if you blow over the legal limit the morning after. ...

Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Special weather statement in effect Rain and strong winds are expected this weekend. Total rainfall: 30 to 50 mm. Maximum wind gusts: 80 km/h, possibly higher. Locations: Atlantic coast of mainland Nova Scotia and eastern Cape Breton. Time span: heaviest precipitation to begin Saturday morning before tapering off late in ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Dec 16)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Dec 16) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release Traffic Delay – Jubilee Road Location: Jubilee Road, between Oxford ...

Police have charged a driver in relation to a vehicle pedestrian collision in Dartmouth

**** HRP Media Release Police charge woman for impaired driving causing bodily harm ​ Police have charged a driver in relation to a vehicle pedestrian collision yesterday in Dartmouth. ​ At approximately 12:45 p.m. officers responded to a vehicle pedestrian collision near the 200 block of Wyse Road. The driver of the vehicle was turning ...

Police have charged a man in relation to a single vehicle crash that occurred earlier this year in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man for dangerous operation of a motorcycle ​ Police have charged a man in relation to a single vehicle crash that occurred earlier this year in Halifax. ​ On July 25, officers responded to a single vehicle crash in the 200 block of Kearney Lake Road. The driver had ...

Halifax District RCMP issues over 450 Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 23 drivers with impaired driving in November

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP issues over 450 Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 23 drivers with impaired driving in November ​ Halifax District RCMP issued over​ 450​ Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 23​ drivers with impaired driving during the month of November​ 2022. ​ Halifax District charged 19​ drivers with Impaired ...

(Update) Please note: municipal parking pay stations are currently out of order

Via HRM – UPDATE AS OF 12:55 P.M. DEC 15: the issue with municipal parking pay stations has been resolved and they are now operational. Parking enforcement will commence as usual tomorrow morning (Dec. 16).     Via HRM – Please note: municipal parking pay stations are currently out of order and not accepting payment. ...

The municipal overnight winter parking ban is in effect every year from December 15 to March 31

**** HRM Media Release Parking ban The municipal overnight winter parking ban is in effect every year from December 15 to March 31. It will be enforced only during declared weather events and ongoing clearing operations. When enforced, the parking ban is in effect from 1 a.m. until 6 a.m. throughout the Regional Centre of the municipality. During the overnight winter ...

Cornwallis Street to be renamed to Nora Bernard Street

**** HRM Media Release Cornwallis Street to be renamed to Nora Bernard Street ​ Today Regional Council has approved the renaming of Cornwallis Street to Nora Bernard Street. To learn more, read the report. Nora Bernard, Recipient of the Order of Nova Scotia, was a residential school survivor and prominent activist who successfully demanded compensation ...

(Update) Have you seen this vehicle?

**** RCMP Media Release Update Digby RCMP have arrested a man in relation to the theft of a white 2018 Chevrolet Spark with the “Car Quest” logo on it and NS license plate GFE965, that occurred on December 12. The vehicle was stolen from Digby Auto Supplies in Conway. Digby RCMP continue to look for ...

RCMPNS conducted 29 checkpoints, checking 1518 vehicles, across the province on National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day

**** RCMP Media Release RCMPNS conducted 29 checkpoints, checking 1518 vehicles, across the province on National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day. RCMP officers arrested 4 impaired drivers, issued 4 provincial driving suspensions for impaired driving, charged 1 distracted driver and charged 2 drivers for seat belt violations. You can expect to see checkpoints and RCMPNS officers ...

Halifax Regional Police charged 19 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of November

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for November ​ Halifax Regional Police charged 19 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of November. ​ Of the 19 drivers, 12 were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by alcohol, two were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by ...

Traffic Advisory: ro­ad closure

Via HRP – Traffic Advisory: ro­ad closure ​ Officers are on scene at a number of mot­or vehicle collisions due to road condit­ions.​ The following areas have lane and road closures: 500 block of Ketch Harbour Road 1100 block of Ketch Harbour Road Ketch Harbour Road near West Side Drive 1600 block of Old Sa­mbro ...

With the holiday season in full swing, Nova Scotians are urged to keep safety top-of-mind

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP urges Nova Scotians to keep safety top-of-mind over the holidays With the holiday season in full swing, Nova Scotians are urged to keep safety top-of-mind. “Unfortunately, we see a spike in some types of crime this time of year,” says Cpl. Chris Marshall of the Nova Scotia RCMP. “With the ...

Speed limit changes coming to Fall River Road

**** HRM Media Release Speed limit changes coming to Fall River Road ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the speed limit will be reduced from 60 km/h to 50 km/h on a section of Fall River Road in Fall River. ​ The reduced speed zone is between Highway 2 and Garden View ...

Traffic Advisory: icy road conditions

(Traffic) Two Transit supervisors salt a road in Spryfield to aide a bus. Getting word that roads in Spryfield are pretty icy this morning. Use caution (photo contributed) Update via HRP Traffic Advisory: icy road conditions ​ Police have received numerous reports of icy road conditions throughout the region. Allow extra time for your commute ...

Police have charged a man for impaired driving following a collision overnight

**** HRP Media Release Impaired Driving Charge Police have charged a man for impaired driving following a collision overnight  At 00:47 a.m; Police responded to a report of a single vehicle collision at the intersection of North St and Creighton St in Halifax. A pickup truck left the roadway, sheared a power pole and came to a ...

Hurricane season recap via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada End of 2022 Atlantic hurricane season November 30 marked the end of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. It was a near-normal season in terms of the number of named storms and hurricanes, with 14 tropical storms, eight of which developed into hurricanes and two intensified into major hurricanes (category 3, ...

Halifax Regional Police participate in Operation Christmas

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police participate in Operation Christmas ​ Throughout December Halifax Regional Police will be participating in Operation Christmas, which is a focused effort on detecting impaired driving offences to make our community streets safer. ​ The annual province-wide campaign aims to reduce impaired driving and remind motorists to practice safe ...

Extreme cold in western and northern Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada Extreme cold in western and northern Canada A frigid cold airmass moved over western and northern Canada in December. Since the beginning of the month, the wind chill factor in western provinces has hovered around -35, reaching -45 in several places, on December 6. Manning, Brownvale and Clear Hills in ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Dec 9)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Dec 9) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release Road Closure – Young Street Location: Young Street between Robie and ...

Gas prices to drop tonight

Gas prices to drop tonight Gas DOWN 8.6 cpl Diesel DOWN 11.2 cpl ...

HRP would like to remind motorists that with the rain today visibility is reduced

**** HRP Media Release Traffic Advisory ​ HRP would like to remind motorists that with the rain today visibility is reduced. Water is pooling on the roadways in many locations throughout the region. ​ Allow extra time for your commute so you don’t feel that you have to rush. Driving conditions can vary dramatically in ...

Traffic Delay – Middle Sackville Christmas Parade / Beaver Bank Holiday Parade

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Middle Sackville Christmas Parade Location: Lakecrest, Rhodora, Rosemary, Arrowhead and Lylewood drives Date: Saturday, December 10 Time:​ 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Details:​ Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Middle Sackville Christmas Parade. Traffic impact:​ Traffic delays are expected as the parade travels through the community. The parade will ...

In November 2022, the Nova Scotia RCMP charged​ 17​ drivers with stunting on a number of highways across the province

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial stunting statistics for November 2022 As Nova Scotia’s Provincial Police, road safety is a top priority. In an effort to keep citizens informed about enforcement on our roadways, the RCMP is releasing statistics on stunting charges monthly. In November 2022, the Nova Scotia RCMP charged​ ...

For the month of November, Nova Scotia RCMP charged​ 123​ drivers with impaired related offences.

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for November 2022 As Nova Scotia’s Provincial Police, road safety is a top priority. In an effort to keep citizens informed about enforcement on our roadways, the Nova Scotia RCMP is releasing statistics for all RCMP detachments in Nova Scotia for November 2022​ ...

RCMP North East Traffic Services-Cape Breton apprehended and charged an Ontario man that fled from a traffic checkpoint in North Sydney

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP North East Traffic Services-Cape Breton apprehended and charged an Ontario man that fled from a traffic checkpoint in North Sydney. On December 2, RCMP North East Traffic Services-Cape Breton was conducting a traffic checkpoint in North Sydney. At approximately 8:15 p.m., the driver of a Dodge Caravan that entered the ...

Annapolis District RCMP is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Parker Mountain Rd. in Parkers Cove

**** RCMP Media Release Annapolis District RCMP investigating fatal crash Annapolis District RCMP is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Parker Mountain Rd. in Parkers Cove. On December 5, 2022, at approximately 5 a.m., Annapolis District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Parker Mountain Rd. in ...

Triple-Dip La Niña persists

**** Info via Environment Canada Triple-Dip La Niña persists According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the unusually stubborn and lingering La Niña event is likely to last until the end of winter. The first “triple-dip“ La Niña (three consecutive years) of the 21st century will continue to affect temperature and precipitation patterns and intensify drought ...

Have you seen this Volkswagen Jetta?

**** RCMP Media Release Have you seen this Volkswagen Jetta? Between December 1 at 10:30 p.m. and December 2 at 10 a.m., this Jetta was stolen from Victoria St. in Antigonish.   If you know where this vehicle is, or have seen it, please call the Antigonish County District RCMP at 902-863-6500 or CrimeStoppers.   ...

Province Launches Automobile Insurance Consultation

**** CNS Media Release Province Launches Automobile Insurance Consultation ——————————————————– The Province is asking for feedback on automobile insurance to help make sure that appropriate, affordable and stable coverage is available in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia’s Office of the Superintendent of Insurance launched a public consultation today, December 5, as part of a legislated review ...

Lunenburg District RCMP is investigating a serious collision involving a cyclist in New Ross

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigates serious collision on Hwy. 12 ​ Lunenburg District RCMP is investigating a serious collision involving a cyclist in New Ross. ​ On December 3, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Lunenburg District RCMP, fire services, and EHS responded to a report of a collision on Hwy. 12 in New Ross. RCMP officers learned ...

Antigonish County District RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred in James River

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating fatal collision on Hwy. 104 ​ Antigonish County District RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred in James River. ​ On December 3, at approximately​ 4:30 p.m., Antigonish County District RCMP, fire services, and EHS responded to a report of a collision on Hwy. 104 near exit 30 in James River. RCMP officers ...

Winter seasonal outlook via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada Winter seasonal outlook Meteorologically speaking, winter is officially upon us since December 1st! However, with many regions in Canada having experienced winter-like conditions in November, some may say that the official start of winter comes a bit late. Here is our temperature outlook for this upcoming winter season: Over the ...

VICTORIA ROAD INTERCHANGE CLOSED SUNDAY DEC. 4

**** Info via HHB VICTORIA ROAD INTERCHANGE CLOSED SUNDAY DEC. 4 Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB)  will close the Victoria Road Interchange Sunday, Dec. 4  to remove four 20-metre light standards. The move comes one year after a similar light standard collapsed during a windstorm. Inspections subsequently found seven other standards with evidence of fatigue. They ...

Neighbourhood speed limit reductions coming to Dartmouth Centre (Flower Streets)

**** HRM Media Release Neighbourhood speed limit reductions coming to Dartmouth Centre (Flower Streets) The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that speed limits will be reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h in the residential streets bound by Thistle Street, Crichton Avenue and Victoria Road.​ Neighbourhood speed limit reductions are part of the municipality’s ...

Increased checkpoints on National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day

**** RCMP Media Release Increased checkpoints on National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day The Nova Scotia RCMP will be conducting additional checkpoints across the province on December 3 for National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day. Motorists can expect to see increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints throughout the province as officers continue efforts to help keep our roads safe ...

Recall check – Thinking about buying a used car?

Via Transport Canada Thinking about buying a used car? Check our recalls database to ensure any necessary repair work has been done before you buy.   Find out more here: http://ow.ly/Mixv50LLo6q 🔧   ...

Recall: Tesla Model Y and Model 3 vehicles

**** Recall via Transport Canada Recall: Tesla Model Y and Model 3 vehicles On certain vehicles, the tail lamps may not work due to a firmware problem. Recall Detail Transport Canada Recall # 2022-651 Recall Date 2022-11-15 Last Updated 2022-11-25 Notification Type Safety Mfr System Lights And Instruments Issued by TESLA Manufacturer Recall Number SB-22-00-016 ...

Southeast Traffic Services recently participated in a spike belt (tire deflation device) training session with the Canadian Armed Forces Military Police Unit Halifax

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP Southeast Traffic Services recently participated in a spike belt (tire deflation device) training session with the Canadian Armed Forces Military Police Unit Halifax at CFB Shearwater. At the session, officers first practiced deploying spike belts and then put their skills to the test to stop training vehicles. Spike belts, while ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Dec 3)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Dec 3) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release Traffic Delay – Hammonds Plains Road Location:​ Hammonds Plains Road, ...

Fuel prices drop at midnight

Gas DOWN 6.3cpl Diesel DOWN 1.6cpl ...

Road Re-Opening – Intersection of Barrington and Cornwallis streets

**** HRM Media Release Road Re-Opening – Intersection of Barrington and Cornwallis streets ​ Location: Intersection of Barrington and Cornwallis streets (see attached map) Date: Effective Wednesday, December 7 Time: 24/7 Work details: A new detour road will be opened in conjunction with the re-opening of the intersection of Barrington and Cornwallis streets. This is in support of the Cogswell District project. ...

December temperature outlook via Environment Canada 

**** Info via Environment Canada December temperature outlook via Environment Canada November began unequally, with very large temperature differences developing between Canada’s western and eastern regions. British Columbia and the southern half of Alberta and Saskatchewan saw a colder-than-average November, while the rest of the country experienced warmer-than-average conditions. Record-breaking cold mixed with snowy conditions ...

Student Transit Pass Pilot Program expands

**** HRM Media Release Student Transit Pass Pilot Program expands   The Student Transit Pass Pilot Program has been extended and expanded to include six junior high schools for 2023. The following schools will be included in the program as of January 1, 2023: Dartmouth High School Bicentennial School Dartmouth South Academy John Martin Junior ...

Update – Wind and rainfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Updated Rainfall warning in effect Rain, at times heavy, is expected. Total rainfall: up to 50 mm locally. Locations: the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia and most of Cape Breton. Time span: overnight tonight and into Thursday morning. Remarks: Rain at times heavy will develop this evening over the western ...

Update – Wind warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Updated Wind warning in effect Strong winds that may cause damage are expected Wednesday night. Maximum gusts: southerly 90 km/h. Potentially exceeding 100 along exposed areas of the Atlantic coast. Locations: Atlantic coast of mainland Nova Scotia. Time span: Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Remarks: An approaching cold front will ...

Halifax Regional Police charged 33 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of October

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for October ​ Halifax Regional Police charged 33 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of October. ​ Of the 33 drivers, 24 were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by alcohol, six were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by ...

Special weather statement in effect 

***’ Info via Environment Canada Special weather statement in effect  Significant wind and heavy rain are expected beginning on Wednesday night. Maximum wind gusts: 80 to 100 km/h. Stronger coastal gusts possible. Total rainfall: 40 to 60 mm. Locally higher amounts possible. Locations: Nova Scotia. Time span: Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Remarks: Very strong ...

Halifax District RCMP has arrested three people for impaired driving in less than 6 hours

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP arrest three drivers for impaired driving ​ Halifax District RCMP has arrested three people for impaired driving in less than 6 hours. ​ On November 25, at approximately 8 p.m., Halifax District RCMP observed a Nissan Altima driving erratically on First Lake Dr. in Lower Sackville and completed a traffic ...

Police Investigate Vehicle Collision and Arrest Driver

**** HRP Media Release Police Investigate Vehicle Collision and Arrest Driver At 1:38 a.m., Halifax Regional Police received a report of a Motor Vehicle Collision where a pickup truck struck a utility pole in the 100 block of Eaglewood Drive Bedford, knocking the power out in the area, and a male drive running from the ...

Halifax District RCMP are investigating a vehicle crash on Hwy. 103 in Timberlea

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP investigating vehicle crash on Hwy. 103 Halifax District RCMP are investigating a vehicle crash on Hwy. 103 in Timberlea. Today, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Halifax District RCMP, fire, and EHS responded responded to a report of a vehicle crash on Hwy. 103 in Timberlea. RCMP officers learned that a Volkswagen ...

Neighbourhood speed limit reductions coming to Eaglewood

**** HRM Media Release Neighbourhood speed limit reductions coming to Eaglewood The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that speed limits will be reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h in the residential streets bound by Dartmouth Road, Bedford Highway and Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot Bedford.​ Neighbourhood speed limit reductions are part of the municipality’s ...

Funding for Transit Service Providers Across the Province

**** CNS Media Release Funding for Transit Service Providers Across the Province ——————————————————– ——————————————————– To help offset fare revenue lost as people stayed home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the government is distributing $10.9 million to transit service providers throughout the province. In total, 20 community transit operators and eight fixed route operators (e.g. Halifax Transit ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Nov 25)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Nov 25) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release Road Closures – Maynard Street Location: Maynard Street, from Cogswell to ...

Police issue 90 tickets for speeding and other vehicle-related offences

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 90 tickets for speeding and other vehicle-related offences ​ This week the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 90 tickets in relation to speeding and other motor vehicle-related offences. ​ Monday to Thursday, members of the HRP Traffic Unit issued 90 summary offence tickets: 40 for speeding, 13 for ...

Road Closure – North by Night Holiday Market

**** HRM Media Release Road Closure – North by Night Holiday Market   Location:​ Agricola Street, from North to Charles streets ​ Date: Saturday, Nov. 26 ​ Time: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. ​ Work details:​ Road closures will be in place to accommodate the North by Night Holiday Market event. ​ Traffic impact: Agricola Street, between North ...

Traffic Delay – Spryfield Santa Claus Parade

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Spryfield Santa Claus Parade Location:​ Punch Bowl Drive, Herring Cove and Dentith roads ​ Date:​ Sunday, November 27 Time:​ 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Details:​ Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Spryfield Santa Claus Parade. Traffic impact:​ Traffic delays are expected as the parade travels through the community. ...

Police have charged a man in relation to a theft from a vehicle that occurred in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man for theft from vehicle ​ Police have charged a man in relation to a theft from a vehicle that occurred in Halifax last night. ​ At approximately 7:35 p.m. police responded to a report of an in-progress theft from a vehicle on Mont Blanc Terrace. A man, who ...

Queens District RCMP is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Port Medway Rd. in Port Medway

**** RCMP Media Release Queens District RCMP investigating fatal crash Queens District RCMP is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Port Medway Rd. in Port Medway. On November 23, 2022, at approximately 6:55 p.m., Queens District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Port Medway Rd. in ...

(Update) Traffic Delay – Sackville Christmas Tree Lighting

**** HRM Media Release UPDATE: This event will now take place Saturday, Nov. 26. Public Service Announcement Traffic Delay – Sackville Christmas Tree Lighting Location: Sackville Drive, in front of Acadia Hall Date: Friday, Nov. 25 Saturday, Nov. 26 Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Details: In order to accommodate the 15th annual Sackville Christmas Tree Lighting, the parking ...

Lunenburg District RCMP is investigating a serious crash that occurred on Hwy. 329 in Fox Point

**** RCMP Media Release Lunenburg District RCMP investigating serious crash Lunenburg District RCMP is investigating a serious crash that occurred on Hwy. 329 in Fox Point. On November 22, 2022, at approximately 9:40 a.m., Lunenburg District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy. 329 in Fox Point. ...

The theft of even one road sign can have a deadly consequence for a road user. And it’s a crime

**** RCMP Media Release The theft of even one road sign can have a deadly consequence for a road user. And it’s a crime. In the past few weeks, Meteghan RCMP have received complaints of approximately 15 road signs being stolen. If found tampering with, or removing, provincial signs, you can face theft charges. If ...

Yarmouth Rural RCMP is investigating a serious crash that occurred on Black Pond Rd. in Little River Harbour

**** RCMP Media Release Yarmouth Rural RCMP investigating serious crash Yarmouth Rural RCMP is investigating a serious crash that occurred on Black Pond Rd. in Little River Harbour. On November 22, 2022, at approximately 4:05 p.m., Yarmouth Rural RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Black Pond Rd. ...

Quinpool Road’s Pet Parade Is Back! And SPCA Santa Pix Too

**** Quinpool Association Release Quinpool Road’s Pet Parade Is Back! And SPCA Santa Pix Too On Saturday, November 26th, pups, dogs, hounds and pooches dressed in their finest holiday attire including reindeer antlers, Santa hats, ugly Christmas sweaters, jingle bells and tutus will take over Quinpool Road as they take a stroll down the street ...

All Halifax Transit bus, Access-A-Bus and ferry rides will be free on the evenings of Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 from 6pm to end of service

Via NSLC – We’re coming together with Halifax Regional Municipality to help our communities get home safely this holiday season. All Halifax Transit bus, Access-A-Bus and ferry rides will be free on the evenings of Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 from 6pm to end of service, courtesy of the NSLC. Cheers to celebrating ...

Before the snow falls and winter sets in, Halifax Regional Police is sharing some winter safety tips to help road users be winter ready

**** HRP Media Release Winter safety tips for motorists Before the snow falls and winter sets in, Halifax Regional Police is sharing some winter safety tips to help road users be winter ready. ​ Vehicle Maintenance Keep a snowbrush or ice scraper in your vehicle and always clear your vehicle of ice and snow before ...

Forecasting weather from space

**** Info via Environment Canada Forecasting weather from space Last May, Canada signed an agreement with the European Union to join the Copernicus programme, which is the world’s largest provider of Earth observations.   Over the years, Canada has been collaborating with Copernicus to develop over 100 programs and services ranging from support during floods, forecasting ocean ...

Driving on slippery roads: it’s an art!

**** CAA Release Driving on slippery roads: it’s an art! Driving in winter: be well prepared! Properly removing snow and ice from your vehicle is the first step to ensuring a safe drive and good visibility on the roads. When choosing your winter tires, select a model that suits your driving style and the road conditions ...

Join a volunteer weather network!

**** Info via Environment Canada Join a volunteer weather network! CoCoRaHS Canada (Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow) is a volunteer network of mostly citizens and organizations such as watershed groups, conservation authorities, and agriculture organizations that measure and report precipitation daily on the network website or app. In Canada, our meteorologists use this data to help monitor the ...

Recall: Volkswagen Atlas and Audi Q5 SUVs

**** Recall via Transport Canada Recall: Volkswagen Atlas and Audi Q5 SUVs   On certain SUVs, the connecting rod bearings may become damaged. If this happens, the engine could make abnormal noises and a warning light may turn on. Driving with these symptoms may cause the engine to fail. Recall Details Transport Canada Recall # ...

RCMP officers are conducting educational check-points today in support of MADD Canada’s Project Red Ribbon

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP officers are conducting educational check-points today in support of MADD Canada’s Project Red Ribbon campaign. The annual initiative promotes sober driving throughout the holiday season, the busiest time of year on most social calendars. The check-point teams, which include MADD Canada volunteers and representatives from Kentville Police Service, Nova Scotia ...

(Found) New Glasgow Regional Police ask for the public’s assistance to solve theft of a vehicle

**** New Glasgow Police Release Update New Glasgow Regional Police investigation: stolen truck located on Saturday November 19,2022. New Glasgow Regional Police is asking for public’s assistance to locate a stolen vehicle. On November 19, 2022 New Glasgow Regional Police received a report that a 2006 Burgundy Chevrolet Colorado with 2 door extended cab, chrome ...

From record warm weather to snow

**** Info via Environment Canada From record warm weather to snow Eastern Canada had to quickly pack up the shorts and get the snowsuit out when temperatures flipped from the record heat on November 4 to 7 to snowy landscapes on November 12. Western Canada is probably thinking it is about time its other half ...

Halifax Transit schedule and route changes – Monday, November 21

**** HRM Media Release Halifax Transit schedule and route changes – Monday, November 21   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that a Halifax Transit service change will take place on Monday, Nov. 21 as part of the Moving Forward Together Plan – Halifax Transit’s long-term plan to better align the transit network with the ...

Traffic Delays – Light Up Bedford Parade

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delays – Light Up Bedford Parade Location:​ Convoy Run, Bedford Highway, Dartmouth Road Date:​ Sunday, November 20 Time:​ 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Details:​ Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Light Up Bedford Parade. Traffic impact:​ Traffic delays are expected as the parade travels through the community. The parade will ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Nov 18)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Nov 18) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release Traffic Delay – Joseph Howe Drive Location:​ Intersection of Joseph Howe ...

Police are investigating a vehicle pedestrian collision that occurred in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police investigate vehicle pedestrian collision ​ Police are investigating a vehicle pedestrian collision that occurred in Halifax last night. ​ At approximately 6 p.m. officers responded to a vehicle pedestrian collision in the area of the 6500 block of Bayers Road. A 33-year-old man who was crossing Bayers Road between Connolly ...

This Sunday, November 20, is National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims

Via HRP – This Sunday, November 20, is National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims.   Halifax Regional Police are joining the communities we serve to take a moment to pause & reflect on all those affected by serious & fatal road collisions. ...

Getting Nova Scotians Ready for Winter Driving

**** Public Works Release Getting Nova Scotians Ready for Winter Driving ——————————————————– With temperatures dropping and wintery weather around the corner, the Province advises Nova Scotians to get ready now for winter driving. “Although we’ve been enjoying warm weather this fall, our temperatures, as we all know, can change quickly, causing deteriorating road conditions,” said ...

Recall: Jeep Wrangler PHEV: On certain vehicles, the wrong bolt may have been used to connect the high-voltage battery fuse

**** Recall via Transport Canada Recall: Jeep Wrangler PHEV: On certain vehicles, the wrong bolt may have been used to connect the high-voltage battery fuse As a result, the fuse could overheat and fail. If this happens, there could be a loss of power to the wheels. Recall Details Transport Canada Recall # 2022-582 Recall ...

Recall: Hyundai vehicles. On certain vehicles, a fault in the transmission oil pump can cause the vehicle to enter “fail-safe mode”

**** Recall via Transport Canada Recall: Hyundai vehicles. On certain vehicles, a fault in the transmission oil pump can cause the vehicle to enter “fail-safe mode” When this happens, a programming error can cause a loss of power to the wheels. Transport Canada Recall # 2022-568 Recall Date 2022-10-06 Last Updated 2022-10-31 Notification Type Safety ...

A first in the municipality! The raised crosswalk on Auburn Drive is now complete

**** HRM Media Release A first in the municipality! The raised crosswalk on Auburn Drive is now complete Raised crosswalks are marked pedestrian crossings that are raised above the roadway. They promote pedestrian safety by increasing visibility. Shorter pedestrian ramps and tactile indicators have also been installed to support pedestrians with visual impairments. Raised crosswalks ...

Public Service Announcement Plan ahead for the Holiday Parade of Lights in Downtown Halifax

**** HRM Media Release Public Service Announcement Plan ahead for the Holiday Parade of Lights in Downtown Halifax UPDATE: The two-lane closure on the MacKay bridge originally scheduled for this weekend has been postponed. Both bridges will be fully open. Residents are encouraged to visit www.hdbc.ca for the most up-to-date information.   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising ...

Halifax District RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Hwy. 102 in Goffs

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP investigate fatal collision ​ Halifax District RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Hwy. 102 in Goffs. ​ On November 17, at approximately​ 7 a.m., Halifax District RCMP, fire, and EHS responded to a report of a multi-vehicle collision between exits 5a and 5. ​ Upon arrival at ...

Gas prices to drop overnight

Thursday, November 17, 2022 Gas down 11.8 cents Diesel down 5.8 cents ...

Traffic Advisory – Highway 102 inbound is closed between exit 5A (Aerotech) and exit 5 (Fall River)

Traffic Advisory – Highway 102 inbound is closed between exit 5A (Aerotech) and exit 5 (Fall River) due to a motor vehicle accident.  Outbound traffic is delayed due to a lane closure as well.  Please avoid the area if possible. No further information available at this time. ...

Police charge man for stunting

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man for stunting ​ Police have charged a man for stunting on Highway 111 in Dartmouth this morning. ​ At approximately 11:05 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 111 near Burnside Drive. The officer observed the ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality is launching a mobile app in support of the Cogswell District project

**** HRM Media Release Municipality launches Cogswell District mobile app   The Halifax Regional Municipality is launching a mobile app in support of the Cogswell District project. With multiple roadways, ramps and key access points, the construction of the new Cogswell District is changing the way we navigate through downtown. While construction is underway, detours, ...

Reported impaired driver in New Glasgow provides breath samples four times over the legal limit.

**** New Glasgow Police Release Reported impaired driver in New Glasgow provides breath samples four times over the legal limit.   New Glasgow Regional Police arrested a 24-year-old Pictou County man for impaired driving after following up on a report of a suspected impaired driver. At approximately 10:12 pm on Tuesday November 15, NGR Police ...

Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for October 2022 / Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial stunting statistics for October 2022

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for October 2022 As Nova Scotia’s Provincial Police, road safety is a top priority. In an effort to keep citizens informed about enforcement on our roadways, the Nova Scotia RCMP is releasing statistics for all RCMP detachments in Nova Scotia for October 2022​ ...

Municipality seeking input on Public Safety Strategy

**** HRM Media Release Municipality seeking input on Public Safety Strategy   The Halifax Regional Municipality’s Public Safety Office is inviting residents to provide input on the new three-year Public Safety Strategy. The draft Strategy, which outlines public safety priorities and activities for 2023-2026 has been developed based on consultations and recommendations from several strategic ...

Interuppter in effect for GAS only

Monday, November 14, 2022 Interuppter in effect for GAS only Gas down 7 cents no change to diesel ...

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 ...

Military artifacts resurfacing

**** Info via Environment Canada Military artifacts resurfacing The “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” officially commemorates the end of the First World War (WW1) in 1918. Every year, on November 11, we honour those who have served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. Although World War I ...

(ENDED) Special weather statement ENDED / Tropical cyclone information statement /Rainfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- All ended Rainfall warning in effect Rain, at times heavy, is expected. Total rainfall: 40 to 60 mm. Locally higher amounts possible. Locations: Nova Scotia Time span: early Saturday until Saturday evening. Remarks: The remnants of Tropical Depression Nicole will move into the Maritimes on Saturday. Rainfall rates are ...

Gas prediction for November 10

Gas prediction for November 10   Gas down 1.1 Diesel UP 13.2 ...

Tropical Cyclone Information Statement – Update

**** Info via Environment Canada Tropical Cyclone Information Statement – Update For Tropical Storm Nicole. Tropical Storm Nicole (near hurricane-strength at the time of this bulletin) is heading toward Florida and likely will landfall as a category-one hurricane early tomorrow. Nicole will then turn northward travelling over land (Georgia, The Carolinas) while merging with a ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Nov 10)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Nov 10) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release Road Construction – Lady Hammond Road Location: Lady Hammond Road, from ...

Police charge man for stunting

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man for stunting ​ Police have charged a man for stunting on Highway 102 in Halifax this morning. ​ At approximately 10:55 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 102 near Bayers Road. The officer observed the ...

The Royal Canadian Air Force will conduct flypasts for several Remembrance Day commemorations across Canada / Municipal service level adjustments and Traffic Delays for Remembrance Day 2022

**** DND Media Release The Royal Canadian Air Force will conduct flypasts for several Remembrance Day commemorations across Canada on November 11. These will be carried out by aircraft from Royal Canadian Air Force Wings throughout Canada at various times throughout the day. ​ The National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa, along with other ceremonies ...

Police are providing an update on the fatal vehicle pedestrian collision that occurred in Dartmouth last night

**** HRP Media Release Update: Fatal collision   Police are providing an update on the fatal vehicle pedestrian collision that occurred in Dartmouth last night.   At approximately 8:10 p.m. officers responded to a vehicle pedestrian collision in the area of the 500 block of Main Street. A 62-year-old man who was crossing Main Street ...

Tropical cyclone information statement 

**** Info via Environment Canada Tropical cyclone information statement  The next information statement will be issued by 2:00 p.m. AST Wednesday. For Tropical Storm Nicole. Tropical Storm Nicole currently north of the Bahamas will head toward Florida and possibly landfall as a category-one hurricane early Thursday. Nicole will then turn northward travelling over land (Georgia, ...

The RCMP is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Hwy. 201 in Nictaux West

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigate fatal crash in Nictaux West ​ The RCMP is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Hwy. 201 in Nictaux West. ​ On November 5, at 2:25 p.m., Annapolis District RCMP, EHS, the Nictaux and District Volunteer Fire Department and the Lawrencetown and District Volunteer Fire Department, responded to ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Nov 4)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Nov 4) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release Traffic Delay – Cowie Hill Road ​ Location: 166 Cowie Hill ...

Police Investigate Theft from Vehicle and Arrest Suspect

**** HRP Media Release Police Investigate Theft from Vehicle and Arrest Suspect ​ At 3:22 a.m., 4 November, Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a Theft from Vehicle in progress at in the 0-50 block for Plateau Crest Halifax.​ The caller reported the suspect when confronted produced a sword.​ The suspect fled on foot.​Patrol officers ...

Gas up tonight 

Gas up tonight    Gas UP 5.2 cpl Diesel UP 7.3 cpl ...

RCMP charge woman with stunting on Hwy. 103

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP charge woman with stunting on Hwy. 103 ​ RCMP Southeast Traffic Services, of Chester, has charged a woman with stunting on Hwy. 103 in Windsor Road. ​ On November 1, at approximately 9:30 a.m., an officer with RCMP Southeast Traffic Services was conducting traffic enforcement on Hwy. 103 in Lunenburg ...

Have you seen this travel trailer?

**** RCMP Media Release Have you seen this travel trailer? Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s help in finding this travel trailer, which was stolen overnight between October 16 and 17, from a residence on Lawrencetown Rd. in Lawrencetown. At the time of the theft, the white 2012 Gulf Stream Trailmaster travel trailer, ...

Dusk and dawn are risky times for many of the animals that we share our world with

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife Dusk and dawn are risky times for many of the animals that we share our world with – these are the times when most vehicle collisions occur. In the fall, when the amount of light decreases drastically, we increase the number of cars on the road when it’s dark. ...

November temperature outlook via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada November temperature outlook October was another warm month across most of Canada except southern Ontario and southern Manitoba, where temperatures were closer to average overall. The 25 and 26 were particularly warm through Quebec and the Maritimes, with many temperature records broken and Montreal’s latest occurrence of a 30 humidex. ...

Road Closure – Intersection of Barrington and Cornwallis streets

**** HRM Media Release Road Closure – Intersection of Barrington and Cornwallis streets ​ Location: The primary travel lanes running north and south through the Cogswell Interchange, from Barrington Street south of Cornwallis Street, will be closed until the opening of Detour Road #1 in mid-December (see attached maps). Date: Effective Friday, November 14 Monday, November 14 Time: 24/7 Work details: This work ...

Police charge two men in relation to break and enter into parking garage

**** HRP Media Release Police charge two men in relation to break and enter into parking garage ​ Police have charged two men in relation to a break and enter into a parking garage that occurred yesterday in Halifax. ​ On November 1 at approximately 4 a.m. police responded to a report of two men ...

Halifax Regional Police charged 36 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of September

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for September ​ Halifax Regional Police charged 36 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of September. ​ Of the 36 drivers, 25 were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by alcohol, four were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by ...

Transport Canada Recall KIA / HYUNDAI

**** Transport Canada Release Transport Canada Recall – 2022607 – KIA Issue Issue: On certain vehicles, the brake hydraulic electronic control unit (HECU) could short circuit. Note: This recall replaces RC107 (Transport Canada recall 2016-562). Vehicles that were repaired under that recall also require this repair. Safety Risk: A short circuit could create a fire ...

What’s new on Wyse Road?

**** HRM Media Release What’s new on Wyse Road? Wyse Road is an important part of our All Ages and Abilities (AAA) network, connecting the MacDonald Bridge bikeway to Dartmouth Common, North end Dartmouth, and beyond! 𝗕𝗶𝗰𝘆𝗰𝗹𝗲 𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝗹𝘀 They’re new to the province and look like regular traffic signals, but smaller and have a bicycle ...

Retiring hurricane Ida

**** Info via Environment Canada Retiring hurricane Ida Last year’s Atlantic hurricane season was the third most active Atlantic hurricane season on record, trailing only 2020 and 1995. The season produced 21 named storms, with hurricane Ida being the most destructive storm. Last spring, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Hurricane Committee officially retired the name Ida from ...

Police investigate fatal collision in Dartmouth ​

**** HRP Media Release Police investigate fatal collision in Dartmouth ​ At approximately 7:35 pm on October 29, Halifax Regional Police responded to an incident at 24 Nantucket Avenue – Metro Transit bus Terminal.​ A 67 year old man succumbed to his injuries after contact was made with a Metro Transit bus in motion. Police ...

Halifax District RCMP seeking public assistance to identify motorcycle riders

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP seeking public assistance to identify motorcycle riders ​ Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying 5 people involved in a dangerous driving incident. ​ Yesterday, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Halifax District RCMP received a report of a motorcycle crash on Glendale Dr. in Lower ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Oct 28)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Oct 28) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release Road Closure – Farnham Gate Road Location: Farnham Gate Road, from ...

Halifax Regional Police are reminding people to not leave valuables in parked vehicles

**** HRP Media Release Police remind people to not leave valuables in parked vehicles ​ Halifax Regional Police are reminding people to not leave valuables in parked vehicles. ​ So far this month, Halifax Regional Police received 123 reports of thefts from vehicles across the region. ​ Whether you’re parked in a driveway, parkade, parking ...

Fuel prices to increase at midnight

Thursday October 27 Gas up 5.3 Diesel up 1.6 ...

Halifax District RCMP issues over 360 Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 19 drivers with impaired driving in September

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP issues over 360 Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 19 drivers with impaired driving in September ​ Halifax District RCMP issued over​ 360​ Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 19​ drivers with impaired driving during the month of September​ 2022. ​ Halifax District charged 18​ drivers with Impaired ...

Hot and cold in Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada Hot and cold in Canada A tropical air mass will likely produce record-setting warmth for some regions in Eastern Canada this week. Some localities may reach up to 10 degrees above average over the next few days. Temperature anomaly (difference from normal) forecast for October 26. Meanwhile, seasonal temperatures and ...

In September 2022, the Nova Scotia RCMP charged​ 21​ drivers with stunting on a number of highways across the province

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial stunting statistics for September 2022 As Nova Scotia’s Provincial Police, road safety is a top priority. In an effort to keep citizens informed about enforcement on our roadways, the RCMP is releasing statistics on stunting charges monthly. In September 2022, the Nova Scotia RCMP charged​ ...

For the month of September, Nova Scotia RCMP charged​ 119​ drivers with impaired related offences

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for September 2022 As Nova Scotia’s Provincial Police, road safety is a top priority. In an effort to keep citizens informed about enforcement on our roadways, the Nova Scotia RCMP is releasing statistics for all RCMP detachments in Nova Scotia for September 2022​ ...

Police have charged the driver in a vehicle pedestrian collision that occurred last week in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police charge driver in vehicle pedestrian collision ​ Police have charged the driver in a vehicle pedestrian collision that occurred last week in Halifax. ​ On October 21 at approximately 2 p.m., police responded to a vehicle pedestrian collision at the intersection of Hollis Street and Terminal Road. The driver of ...

More Help for Nova Scotians Impacted by Hurricane Fiona

**** CNS Media Release More Help for Nova Scotians Impacted by Hurricane Fiona —————————————————————- The Province is providing more financial support to help those impacted by hurricane Fiona. The Canadian Red Cross will receive $1.39 million to cover hotel costs for people displaced by the storm, and the United Way of Pictou County will receive ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Oct 21)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Oct 21) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release Traffic Delay – Massachusetts Avenue ​ Location:​ Massachusetts Avenue, from ...

Gas prices change at midnight

Thursday, October 20, 2022 Gas up 1.5 Diesel down 9.9 ...

Lunenburg District RCMP charge driver after a red-light violation resulted in a collision with school bus

**** RCMP Media Release Lunenburg District RCMP charge driver after a red-light violation resulted in a collision with school bus Lunenburg District RCMP has charged a driver after a red-light violation resulted in a collision with a school bus on Hwy. 3 in Hebbville. On October 19, at approximately 8:40 a.m., Lunenburg District RCMP responded ...

A blue 1998 Chevrolet Camaro was stolen from the 1200 block of Walton Woods Rd. in Newport

**** RCMP Media Release Have you seen this Camaro? On October 14 between 9 p.m. and midnight, a blue 1998 Chevrolet Camaro was stolen from the 1200 block of Walton Woods Rd. in Newport, West Hants. The Camaro had NS license plate FFX146 on it. Please call West Hants District RCMP at 902-798-2207 or CimeStoppers ...

Due to shipping delays, several weekend bridge closures have been cancelled

Via HHB – Due to shipping delays, several weekend bridge closures have been cancelled. Two closures for the Macdonald Bridge remain. ...

Hurricane Fiona causes $660 million in insured damage

**** IBC Release Hurricane Fiona causes $660 million in insured damage Storm is the costliest extreme weather event ever recorded in Atlantic Canada October 19, 2022 (HALIFAX) – Hurricane Fiona is estimated to have caused $660 million in insured damage, according to initial estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). Hurricane Fiona is the ...

Speed limit changes on Beaver Bank Road

**** HRM Media Release Speed limit changes on Beaver Bank Road The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the speed limit has been reduced from 70 km/h to 60 km/h on a section of Beaver Bank Road in Beaver Bank. The reduced speed zone is between Windgate Drive and Kinsac Road. Crews have completed ...

Special weather statement in effect 

**** Info via Environment Canada Special weather statement in effect  Heavy rainfall is expected. Total rainfall: 30 to 50 mm except possibly as high as 70 mm in some areas. Time span: tonight until Thursday morning. Remarks: Rainfall amounts will vary as bands of heavier rain move through the region. Rainfall rates will occasionally be ...

Halifax District RCMP charge man who stole milk truck in Lower Sackville

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP charge man who stole milk truck in Lower Sackville Halifax District RCMP has charged a man who stole a milk truck from a parking lot on Sackville Dr. in Lower Sackville. On October 17, 2022, at approximately 1:40 p.m., Halifax District RCMP responded to a report of a ...

Permanent protected bikeways coming to Hollis Street

**** HRM Media Release Permanent protected bikeways coming to Hollis Street   Beginning this week, the Halifax Regional Municipality will be installing protected bikeway infrastructure on Hollis Street between Terminal Road and Barrington Street and on Terminal Road between Hollis and Lower Water streets, to complete a major connection in the Regional All Ages & ...

Police arrest man in​ Stolen Vehicle

**** HRP Media Release Police arrest man in​ Stolen Vehicle At approximately 2:45 p.m. on October 16th​ members of Halifax Regional Police​ noticed a vehicle that had previously been reported stolen in Pictou County heading​ inbound to Halifax on​ Old Sambro Road.​ ​ Patrol members​ attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle fled.​ ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Oct 14)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Oct 14) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release Road Construction – Lady Hammond Road   Location: Lady Hammond Road, ...

Please note: The closure of the Macdonald Bridge scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled

Via HHB – Please note: The closure of the Macdonald Bridge scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled. ...

An RCMP Southeast Traffic Services vehicle was struck during a roadside stop on Hwy. 101 in Upper Sackville

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP Southeast Traffic Services vehicle struck by passing vehicle on Hwy. 101 ​ An RCMP Southeast Traffic Services vehicle was struck during a roadside stop on Hwy. 101 in Upper Sackville. ​ On October 11, at approximately​ 1:45 p.m., RCMP Southeast Traffic Services completed a roadside stop on a vehicle on a ...

Have you seen this tractor?

**** RCMP Media Release Have you seen this tractor? It was stolen from a property on Hartford Rd. in Pugwash between 11 p.m. on October 12 and 8 a.m. on October 13.   The tractor is a 1996 Ford 9030 Versatile, valued at over $50,000.   Anyone with information, or who knows where this tractor ...

Halifax District RCMP arrests two people after an attempt to flee at high rate of speed

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP arrests two people after an attempt to flee at high rate of speed Halifax District RCMP has arrested a man and a woman after they attempted to flee at a high rate of speed on Hwy. 103 in Timberlea.   On October 10, 2022, at approximately 1 a.m., ...

Police have charged two people with stunting in separate incidents

**** HRP Media Release Police charge two people for stunting ​ Police have charged two people with stunting in separate incidents this morning. ​ At approximately 9 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 118 near Exit 13 in Dartmouth. The officer observed ...

Amendments to Support Nova Scotians During Emergencies

**** EMO Release Amendments to Support Nova Scotians During Emergencies —————————————————————- The Province is tabling legislation to demand local telecommunications companies be more accountable and ensure reliable service and better communication to Nova Scotians during emergencies. Today, October 13, the government introduced amendments to the Emergency Management Act and the Emergency 911 Act that will ...

Police charge woman for stunting

**** HRP Media Release Police charge woman for stunting ​ Police have charged a woman for stunting on Highway 102 in Halifax this morning. ​ At approximately 9 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 102 near the Bayers Lake Business Park. The ...

Police are investigating multiple incidents of property damage to vehicles that occurred in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Property damage done to vehicles in area of Hollis Street., Halifax ​ Police are investigating multiple incidents of property damage to vehicles that occurred this afternoon in Halifax. ​ At 2:03 p.m., Halifax Regional Police officers responded to the area of the 1100 Block of Hollis St., Halifax for a report of a ...

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! ...

Frost advisory continued

**** Info via Environment Canada Frost advisory continued Frost may damage some crops in frost-prone areas. Minimum temperatures: Zero to plus 4 C (coolest in low lying inland areas). Locations: mainland Nova Scotia. Time span: early Monday morning. Remarks: Patchy frost is expected to form as clear skies and light winds coincide with cool temperatures, ...

Fall colours and climate change

**** Info via Environment Canada Fall colours and climate change Climate change, through changes in temperature and precipitation, has impacts on fall foliage. As autumn rolls around, a variety of cues—including the shortening days and falling temperatures—tell trees that it is time to begin shutting down for the winter and preserving their nutrients for the ...

Frost advisory in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Frost advisory in effect Frost may damage some crops in frost-prone areas. Minimum temperatures: 1 to 5 C (coolest in low lying inland areas). Locations: mainland Nova Scotia. Time span: early Sunday morning. Remarks: Patchy frost is expected to form as clear skies and light winds coincide with cool temperatures, ...

ANOTHER Interrupter Clause this week

Friday, October 7, 2022 ANOTHER Interrupter Clause this week Diesel up 13.8 cents No change to gas. ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Oct 7)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Oct 7) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release Traffic Delay – Cherry Brook Road   Location: Cherry Brook Road ...

Halifax District RCMP is investigating a fatal vehicle collision that occurred on Hwy. 103 in Lakeside

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP investigate fatal collision   Halifax District RCMP is investigating a fatal vehicle collision that occurred on Hwy. 103 in Lakeside. On October 6, at approximately 1 p.m., Halifax District RCMP, Halifax Regional Police, fire services and EHS responded to a report of a vehicle collision on Hwy. 103 in Lakeside. Officers learned that ...

Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s help in finding the travel trailer, which was taken on September 15, 2022

**** RCMP Media Release Have you seen this travel trailer? Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s help in finding the travel trailer, which was taken on September 15, 2022, from a property on Lucasville Rd. in Lucasville, near the intersection with Second St. The theft is valued at approximately $25,000. At the time ...

Police charge a man and a youth in relation to dangerous driving and a break and enter

**** HRP Media Release Police charge a man and a youth in relation to dangerous driving and a break and enter ​ Police have charged a man and a youth in relation to dangerous driving and a break and enter that occurred in Bedford early this morning. ​ At approximately 2 a.m. officers responded to ...

Gas prices to increase at midnight 

Gas prices to increase at midnight  Gas UP 8.0cpl Diesel UP 15.0cpl   ...

What is a “water year”?

**** Info via Environment Canada What is a “water year”? In Canada, many people celebrate the New Year on January 1 with champagne and confetti, but hydrologists celebrate a bit earlier! For hydrologists, the New Year begins on October 1 and ends on September 30 of the next year. The hydrologists’ New Year is also ...

Applications Now Open for Small Business Hurricane Relief Program

**** CNS Media Release Applications Now Open for Small Business Hurricane Relief Program —————————————————– Small businesses struggling in the aftermath of hurricane Fiona can now apply for support through the Small Business Hurricane Relief Program. “Small businesses are such important parts of our communities, and as they work to recover in the aftermath of hurricane ...

(ENDED) Rainfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Rainfall warning in effect Rain, at times heavy, is expected. Total rainfall: 40 to 80 mm. Locations: areas of southwestern Nova Scotia from Shelburne County to Halifax metro and Halifax County West. Time span: today. Heavy rain developing along the Atlantic Coast this morning will continue through the ...

(ENDED) Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Special weather statement in effect Significant rainfall is possible Thursday. Total rainfall: 45 to 80 mm. Locally higher amounts near 100 mm possible. Locations: central and eastern Nova Scotia, including Halifax Metro. Time span: Thursday. Remarks: Rain is expected to intensify Thursday morning and will become heavy, at ...

Police charge driver in vehicle-pedestrian collision

**** HRP Media Release Police charge driver in vehicle-pedestrian collision ​ Police have charged the driver in a vehicle-pedestrian collision that occurred earlier this week in Halifax. ​ On October 3 at approximately 1:50 p.m., police responded to a vehicle-pedestrian collision at the intersection of Inglis Street and Young Avenue. The driver made a left ...

The Province is taking additional steps to ensure continued progress on hurricane Fiona power restoration

**** EMO Media Release More Support for Power Restoration Work —————————————————————- The Province is taking additional steps to ensure continued progress on hurricane Fiona power restoration. John Lohr, Minister responsible for the Emergency Management Office, has requested additional support from the Canadian Armed Forces to perform road work, including flagging and signage, in areas where ...

“Zombie ice” to rise sea level

**** Info via Environment Canada Zombie ice to rise sea level An unusual late-summer heat wave affected Greenland in early September. In some areas of western Greenland, the air temperature anomaly (difference from normal) was 15°C higher than the reference value, resulting in a significant melting of the ice sheet. Greenland satellite view on September ...

Municipal post-storm update – Tuesday, October 4 4:30 p.m.

**** HRM Media Release Municipal post-storm update – Tuesday, October 4 4:30 p.m.   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following updates and impacts to municipal services as a result of Hurricane Fiona. Water distribution Drinking water is being offered for those dealing with impacts from Hurricane Fiona and dry wells due ...

Cumberland County District RCMP investigate fatal motorcycle crash

**** RCMP Media Release Cumberland County District RCMP investigate fatal motorcycle crash ​ The RCMP is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred on Hwy. 4 in West Wentworth. ​ Yesterday, at approximately​ 4:10 p.m., Cumberland County District RCMP, fire services and EHS responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy. 4 in West Wentworth. RCMP ...

The municipality’s first raised crosswalks will be installed in 2022

**** HRM Media Release The municipality’s first raised crosswalks will be installed in 2022 Raised crosswalks make crossings safer by improving visibility of pedestrians. If you’re driving, watch for pedestrians and decrease your speed. Raised crosswalks will be installed at four locations this year as part of ongoing traffic calming projects: Auburn Drive, Colby Drive, ...

NS Power Hurricane Fiona Update – Monday

**** NSP Release NS Power Hurricane Fiona Update – Monday Crews continue to work through the unprecedented damage caused by Fiona to restore power to customers. More than 1500 people continue to be on the ground making repairs to restore power, with the majority in the northeast region of the province as well as Cape ...

Frost advisory continued

**** Info via Environment Canada The frost advisory committee. Frost advisory continued Frost may damage some crops in frost-prone areas. Minimum air temperatures: Minus 1 to Plus 3. Location: most of Nova Scotia. Time span: late overnight and early Tuesday morning. Remarks: A combination of cool temperatures, clearing skies, and light winds will give favourable ...

NS Power Hurricane Fiona Update

**** NSP Release NS Power Hurricane Fiona Update More than a week after Fiona caused unprecedented damage to many parts of Nova Scotia, crews continue to work night and day to remove trees, repair and rebuild lines and poles, in order to restore power to customers. These repairs are complex, can take several crews and ...

New Glasgow Regional Police are investigating a stolen contractors truck

**** New Glasgow Regional Police Release New Glasgow Regional Police are investigating a stolen contractors truck New Glasgow Regional Police are investigating a stolen contractors truck that was assisting Nova Scotia Power with power restoration. The truck was reported stolen this morning October 2 and was stolen sometime late last night early this morning. The ...

Frost advisory in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Frost advisory in effect Frost may damage some crops in frost-prone areas. Minimum air temperatures: near zero to plus 5. Location: most of Nova Scotia. Time span: late overnight and early Monday morning. Remarks: A combination of cool temperatures, clearing skies, and light winds will give favourable conditions for near ...

October temperature outlook / September’s recap via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada October temperature outlook September’s recap Temperature and Precipitation: September was another hot month across most of Canada. The Prairies saw temperatures in most areas 3+ degrees warmer than the average for the month, and precipitation was generally lower than the average across the west. Southern Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward ...

NS Power Hurricane Fiona Update

**** NSP Release NS Power Hurricane Fiona Update   Nova Scotians are seeing more cranes and heavy equipment on the ground as over 1,500 people continue to work through the damage from Fiona and retore power to customers as quickly and safely as possible. Restoration efforts continue to ramp up in the eastern part of ...

Lunenburg District RCMP investigating fatal collision 

**** RCMP Media Release Lunenburg District RCMP investigating fatal collision  On September​ 29,​ 2022, at approximately​ 3:40 p.m., Lunenburg District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a report of a head-on collision between a sedan and SUV on Highway 10 in Pinehurst. While on their way to the scene, officers learned the sedan was on ...

NS Power Hurricane Fiona Update

**** NSP Release NS Power Hurricane Fiona Update As restoration efforts continue across the province, NS Power recognizes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.   It’s an important day across Canada as we raise awareness and honour the healing journey of residential school survivors. The damage from Fiona has been extreme with the most ...

The Macdonald Bridge will be closed to traffic from Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. to October 3 /HALIFAX HARBOUR BRIDGES WEEKEND BRIDGE CLOSURES FOR FALL 2022

**** HHB Release HALIFAX HARBOUR BRIDGES WEEKEND BRIDGE CLOSURES FOR FALL 2022 One of the two bridges crossing Halifax harbour will be closed during each of the next six weekends to allow for necessary maintenance.   Five of the closures, including the Thanksgiving weekend, will impact the Macdonald Bridge. One will close the MacKay Bridge.  HHB ...

Municipal post-storm update – September 29, 3:30 p.m.

**** HRM Media Release Municipal post-storm update – September 29, 3:30 p.m. ​ Thursday, September 29, 2022 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following updates and impacts to municipal services as a result of Hurricane Fiona. Safety at home The municipality is aware that there are several residents who have ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Sept 29)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Sept 29) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release Traffic Delay – Colby Drive Location: Colby Drive, at the intersection ...

NS Power Hurricane Fiona Update

**** NSP Release NS Power Hurricane Fiona Update Storm response efforts continue to ramp up as more crews and damage assessors arrive to support teams in the Northeast region and Cape Breton. The focus continues to be on getting to those hardest hit areas in order to assess the damage, rebuild and repair lines and ...

Hurricane Juan made landfall in Halifax on September 29, 2003

Hurricane Juan made landfall in Halifax on September 29, 2003 It hit as a category two hurricane late night and caused significant damage and power outages, as well as the death of a paramedic . . . . .     ...

The​ Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following updates and impacts to municipal services as a result of Hurricane Fiona

**** HRM Media Release Municipal post-storm update – September 28, 2 p.m. The​ Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following updates and impacts to municipal services as a result of Hurricane Fiona. Tree waste clearing, catch basins and drop off locations Motorists are reminded to avoid non-essential travel as crews are working around ...

NS Power Hurricane Fiona Update Crews are gaining more access to some of the hardest hit areas, as restoration efforts continue across the province

**** NSP Media Release NS Power Hurricane Fiona Update Crews are gaining more access to some of the hardest hit areas, as restoration efforts continue across the province This is a huge undertaking. Together with the Canadian Armed Forces, Department of Natural Resources and other support personnel, roads are being cleared and access to hard ...

Municipal post-storm update – September 27, 3:30 p.m.

‘*** HRM Media Release Municipal post-storm update – September 27, 3:30 p.m. ​ The​ Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following updates and impacts to municipal services as a result of Hurricane Fiona. Tree waste clearing, catch basins and drop off locations Motorists are reminded to avoid non-essential travel as crews are working ...

Most students are returning to class at Halifax Regional Centre for Education and Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) schools on Wednesday, September 28

**** CNS Media Release Public Schools Cancellation Update ————————————————————- Most students are returning to class at Halifax Regional Centre for Education and Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) schools on Wednesday, September 28. For schools where classes remain cancelled, Halifax and CSAP staff or principals will communicate with families. Classes are cancelled again Wednesday at schools ...

Fiona broke many records

**** Info via Environment Canada Fiona broke many records Hurricane Fiona made landfall as a post-tropical cyclone with Category 2 hurricane-strength winds about 30 km southwest of the town of Canso, Nova Scotia, during the early morning of September 24. With a measured sea-level pressure of 932.7 mb, Fiona has the lowest recorded barometric pressure ...

NS POWER HURRICANE FIONA UPDATE: Historic Storm Response Effort

**** NSP Release NS POWER HURRICANE FIONA UPDATE: Historic Storm Response Effort Crews continue to assess damage and restore power to customers across Nova Scotia in what has become the largest mobilization of crews in NS Power’s history. Today there will be more than 1300 people in the field including power line technicians, forestry technicians ...

Provincial Parks, Campgrounds Begin Reopening After Hurricane Fiona

**** CNS Media Release Provincial Parks, Campgrounds Begin Reopening After Hurricane Fiona ————————————————————- Provincial park campgrounds and day-use parks closed due to hurricane Fiona are gradually reopening as assessments deem them safe and functional. “We know how important being in nature is to Nova Scotians and our staff are working hard to reopen the provincial ...

Kings District RCMP charge driver in vehicle-pedestrian collision in Wolfville

**** RCMP Media Release Kings District RCMP charge driver in vehicle-pedestrian collision in Wolfville Kings District RCMP is investigating a vehicle-pedestrian collision that occurred on Main St. in Wolfville. On September 26, 2022, at approximately 6:15 p.m., Kings District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a collision on Main St. in Wolfville. RCMP officers learned that a ...

Municipal post-storm update – September 26, 4 p.m.

**** HRM Media Release Municipal post-storm update – September 26, 4 p.m. ​ The​ Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following updates and impacts to municipal services as a result of Hurricane Fiona. Tree waste clearing and drop off locations Crews are working around the clock to clear downed trees, brush and branches. ...

Nova Scotians can apply for disaster financial assistance related to damage from hurricane Fiona

**** CNS Media Release Disaster Financial Assistance for Hurricane Fiona Damage —————————————————————- Nova Scotians can apply for disaster financial assistance related to damage from hurricane Fiona starting today, September 26. The Province’s Disaster Financial Assistance Program is designed to help Nova Scotians, municipalities, small businesses and not-for-profit organizations get back on their feet after a ...

Public school classes are cancelled Tuesday, September 27, in Halifax Regional Centre for Education, Strait Regional Centre for Education and Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education

**** CNS Media Release Public Schools Cancellation Update —————————————————————- Public school classes are cancelled Tuesday, September 27, in Halifax Regional Centre for Education, Strait Regional Centre for Education and Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education. Classes in Conseil scolaire acadien provincial schools (CSAP) in its northern and metro groups are also cancelled Tuesday. Classes will be ...

NS POWER: HURRICANE FIONA UPDATE

**** NSP Media Release NS POWER: HURRICANE FIONA UPDATE Crews continue assessing damage caused by the significant winds from Hurricane Fiona and restoring power to customers across the province. About 415,000 customers lost power during Fiona, as of noon today more than 230,000 have been restored. “While progress is being made there is still a ...

Police have charged a man for stunting on Highway 111 in Dartmouth

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man for stunting ​ Police have charged a man for stunting on Highway 111 in Dartmouth this morning. ​ At approximately 8:45 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 111 near Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth. The ...

Police warn citizens of hazards on roads

**** HRP Media Release Police warn citizens of hazards on roads Halifax Regional Police is warning citizens of unsafe conditions on the road and is urging everyone to avoid unnecessary travel. A combination of factors is posing serious safety hazards across the region. They include downed power lines, trees and debris on streets, power outages ...

Hope for Wildlife help line is available and are still doing their best to respond to wildlife emergencies

Via Hope for Wildlife “The storm has passed, and it’s good to be outside again. The clean up begins.” Our albino skunk is overseeing our challenge to clean up after the hurricane. It will take time and a lot of effort, but thankfully everyone is safe and healthy. We still have no power or internet, ...

Hurricane Fiona update: Most Nova Scotia Health services will operate as scheduled on Monday

**** NSHA Media Release Hurricane Fiona update: Most Nova Scotia Health services will operate as scheduled on Monday Most Nova Scotia Health services will operate as scheduled Monday. However, areas most affected by Hurricane Fiona will see some changes in order to focus on the most urgent care. Please note the following service changes planned ...

Updated preliminary storm summary on Fiona

**** Info via Environment Canada Updated preliminary storm summary on Fiona THIS IS THE FINAL INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR THIS STORM. 1. Full Discussion of the Event. Tropical depression Fiona formed over the central tropical Atlantic on September 15th. The tropical depression became better organized and its intensity gradually increased during the following day when the ...

HRM & EMO Hurricane Fiona Update – HRM burn ban in effect

**** HRM Media Release Municipal post-storm update – September 25, 4 p.m.   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following updates and impacts to municipal services as a result of Hurricane Fiona.   Tree debris clearing and drop off locations   Crews are working around the clock to clear downed trees and ...

School Classes Cancelled in Cape Breton, Halifax Regional Municipality, Northeast Region Monday

**** EMO Release School Classes Cancelled in Cape Breton, Halifax Regional Municipality, Northeast Region Monday ———————————————————- Public school classes are cancelled for Monday, September 26, in Halifax Regional Centre for Education, Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education, Strait Regional Centre for Education and Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education. Classes in Conseil scolaire acadien provincial schools ...

Hurricane Fiona Briefing

**** CNS Media Release Hurricane Fiona Briefing —————————————————————- A briefing on hurricane Fiona damage and recovery efforts will be held by video conference today, September 25, at 2:30 p.m. with provincial and municipal representatives and service providers. Participants include: — Jason Mew, Director, Incident Management Division, Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office — Matt Drover, Storm ...

NS Power Hurricane Fiona Update: By the Region

**** NSP Release NS Power Hurricane Fiona Update: By the Region As crews continue to work to restore power across Nova Scotia, they are also continuing to assess damage. Foot patrols continue and now that wind warnings have been lifted and its safe for our crews, we’ll also be using helicopters to patrol the lines ...

Hurricane Fiona struck the HRM late September, creating widespread power outages and damage not only here but across the province

Hurricane Fiona struck the HRM late September, creating widespread power outages and damage not only here but across the province. Emergency crews responded to a roof collapse / structural issues on Lawrence St during the storm. The building was evacuated.  No word on injuries. . Storm damage photos . . . . . . . ...

Halifax Transit resumes service – Sunday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m

**** HRM Media Release Halifax Transit resumes service – Sunday, Sept. 25, 9 a..  The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that all Halifax Transit bus, Access-A-Bus and ferry service has resumed as of start of service this morning.     Service was suspended due to the impacts of Hurricane Fiona.   Detours and delays ...

Nova Scotia Requests Federal Assistance for Fiona Response

**** EMO Release Nova Scotia Requests Federal Assistance for Fiona Response —————————————————————– Nova Scotia has requested the support of the Canadian Armed Forces to assist in clean up and power restoration efforts after Hurricane Fiona. ​ “Fiona is the most significant rain and wind event Nova Scotia has seen in close to 20 years. Thousands ...

Municipal post-storm update – September 24, 3 p.m.

**** HRM Media Release Municipal post-storm update – September 24, 3 p.m. The​ Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following updates and impacts to municipal services as a result of Hurricane Fiona. Weather update Hurricane Fiona made landfall between Canso and Guysborough on Saturday, September 24 between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m.​ Strong ...

Nova Scotia RCMP provide update to Hurricane Fiona response

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP provide update to Hurricane Fiona response ​ As Hurricane Fiona moved into Nova Scotia late yesterday afternoon, the Nova Scotia RCMP enabled its Division-wide emergency preparedness measures and contingency plans. ​ RCMP officers responded to hundreds of calls across the province, of which the bulk included calls related ...

Residents urged to remain off municipal roads

**** HRM Media Release Residents urged to remain off municipal roads The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that clean-up efforts are currently underway across the municipality in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona. Residents are urged to remain off the roads for non-essential travel while work crews focus on priority areas. Tree debris and safety ...

Nova Scotia Power: Hurricane Fiona Update

**** NSP Release Nova Scotia Power: Hurricane Fiona Update LHurricane Fiona continues to impact communities across Nova Scotia with extreme wind and heavy rain. We are seeing significant impacts from the storm including uprooted trees, broken poles and downed power lines across the province. Overnight, crews were able to start restoring power in the western ...

Hurricane Fiona update and municipal service impacts

**** HRM Media Release Hurricane Fiona update and municipal service impacts The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following updates and impacts to municipal services as a result of Hurricane Fiona. The following information is current as of 4 p.m. on Friday, September 23. Weather update Heavy rain with accumulation up to 150 ...

RCMP urge safety as Hurricane Fiona approaches

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP urge safety as Hurricane Fiona approaches ​ With Hurricane Fiona continuing to track toward our province, the RCMP urges citizens to be mindful of the dangers that the storm may present. ​ As the storm approaches, it is important to remember that extreme weather will result in hazardous conditions, decreased ...

A briefing on hurricane Fiona will be held today, September 23, at 2:30 p.m

Briefing on Hurricane Fiona —————————————————————- A briefing on hurricane Fiona will be held today, September 23, at 2:30 p.m. with provincial and municipal representatives and service providers. Participants include: — Matt Drover, Storm Lead, Nova Scotia Power — Bruce MacDonald, Emergency Management Lead, Cape Breton Regional Municipality — Jason Mew, Director, Incident Management Division, Nova ...

The​ Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that all Halifax Transit bus, Access-A-Bus and ferry service will be suspended as of 8:30 p.m. today

**** HRM Media Release Halifax Transit suspending all service due to Hurricane Fiona ​ The​ Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that all Halifax Transit bus, Access-A-Bus and ferry service will be suspended as of 8:30 p.m. today. Any busses in service at 8:30 p.m. will complete their trips. The last ferry from Alderney to ...

Many birds can be injured and grounded as a result of being blown around in high winds.

**** Via Hope for Wildlife Hurricane Fiona is going to bring high winds and severe weather for this region and that makes it hard for wildlife, not just people. Especially birds. Many birds can be injured and grounded as a result of being blown around in high winds. Some water birds species like these dovkies ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Sept 23)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Sept 23) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release Traffic Delay – CIBC Run for the Cure ​ Location: ...

Halifax District RCMP charged 58​ drivers with impaired driving during the months of July and August​ 2022

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP charged 58 drivers with impaired driving during the summer ​ Halifax District RCMP charged 58​ drivers with impaired driving during the months of July and August​ 2022. ​ During the month of July, Halifax District RCMP charged 22 drivers with Impaired Operation of a Conveyance by Alcohol, 10 ...

Hurricane Fiona and Nova Scotia Health appointments, cancellations, and temporary closures​

**** NSHA Media Release Hurricane Fiona and Nova Scotia Health appointments, cancellations, and temporary closures​ ​ As Hurricane Fiona approaches, Nova Scotia Health would like to inform the public of the possibility that some Nova Scotia Health services and appointments could be impacted by the inclement weather. Cancellations and closures are posted on Nova Scotia ...

Multiple warnings as Hurricane Fiona moves in: Be safe and look in on others after the storm

Multiple weather warnings are in effect via Environment Canada in relation to Hurricane Fiona. Even an indirect path to HRM is still calling for damaging winds and rain and likely power outages. Please be safe and ready, everyone. And a ask of me, of you are able to. After the storm and you and your ...

Updated – Hurricane warning in effect, other warnings updated

**** Info via Environment Canada Updated – New warnings Hurricane warning in effect Strong tropical storm force winds of 80 gusting to 120 km/h over exposed areas with surge of 1.0 to 1.3 m and waves from 7 to 10 m from Hurricane Fiona are expected. This warning represents the region just outside the severe ...

Municipality prepares for impacts of Hurricane Fiona

**** HRM Media Release Municipality prepares for impacts of Hurricane Fiona The Halifax Regional Municipality is closely monitoring Hurricane Fiona as it approaches the region Friday, September 23 into Saturday, September 24.   Municipal service adjustments will continue to be made accordingly. For the latest information on the municipal response, visit our website.    Be prepared ...

Maintaining Critical Services During Hurricane Fiona

**** Halifax Water Release Maintaining Critical Services During Hurricane Fiona   In advance of Hurricane Fiona, Halifax Water is operating within its’ Incident Command System (ICS) structure and is working closely with the city and the province through their Emergency Operations Centres. Teams have been preparing for the storm, ensuring all necessary equipment and supplies ...

Additional advisory – Rainfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Additional advisory Rainfall warning in effect Heavy rain is expected. Total rainfall: 50 to 100 mm, local amounts possible reaching 150 mm. Locations: central and northern Nova Scotia, and northern and eastern Cape Breton Island. Time span: Friday through Saturday afternoon. Remarks: A trough of low pressure will bring rain ...

Hurricane watch in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Hurricane watch in effect There is a possibility that Hurricane Fiona could bring near-hurricane conditions. This watch is in effect for Saturday. Some areas under this watch may be upgraded to a hurricane warning tonight at which point we will begin to forecast specific wind speeds. For the Halifax area ...

While preparing for a storm, don’t forget about your pets!

Just a reminder, while preparing for a storm, don’t forget about your pets! Have a supply of food and other items for your little ones, including kitty litter or treats etc, and if you have to evacuate for any reason, bring them with you and have a go bag ready for them!   **** NS ...

Updated Tropical Cyclone Information Statement

**** Info via Environment Canada Updated Tropical Cyclone Information Statement The next information statement will be issued by 3:00 p.m. ADT. Fiona expected to impact Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec with heavy rainfall and powerful hurricane force winds beginning early Saturday. 1. Summary of basic information at 09:00 a.m. ADT. Location: 28.0 North 70.6 West. ...

Provincial Parks, Wildlife Park Closing Due to Hurricane Fiona

**** CNS Media Release Provincial Parks, Wildlife Park Closing Due to Hurricane Fiona —————————————————— All provincial campgrounds, beaches and day-use parks and the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park will close at noon on Friday, September 23, because of severe weather expected from hurricane Fiona. “Safety is our priority as we prepare for significant storm conditions Friday night ...

September 22 marks the arrival of the astronomical fall equinox in Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada Fall Equinox September 22 marks the arrival of the astronomical fall equinox in Canada. The equinox is the exact moment in time when the Sun stands directly above the equator – the imaginary line around the Earth halfway between the poles – while crossing from north to south. It also ...

In light of the anticipated impact of Hurricane Fiona on Nova Scotia, we have made the decision to postpone the Truck Convoy in support of Special Olympics

Via Truck Convoy for Special Olympics In light of the anticipated impact of Hurricane Fiona on Nova Scotia, we have made the decision to postpone the Truck Convoy in support of Special Olympics Nova Scotia to Saturday, October 15. The safety of our drivers, volunteers, hosts, athletes, sponsors and all other stakeholders in the event ...

Friday’s Home Opener has postponed until a later date due to Hurricane Fiona

The cancellations have begun. Via the Halifax Mooseheads Friday’s Home Opener has postponed until a later date due to Hurricane Fiona. Our road game on Saturday vs Charlottetown is also postponed. Fans who purchased individual tickets can use their tickets for the rescheduled date or receive a refund from Ticket Atlantic. ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents to prepare in advance for the effects of Hurricane Fiona

**** HRM Media Release Residents asked to prepare in advance for the possible effects of Hurricane Fiona ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents to prepare in advance for the effects of Hurricane Fiona. The impacts from Hurricane Fiona are expected to arrive in the Halifax region with minor effects as early as Thursday, ...

When you take your eyes and attention off the road, you put everyone at risk – including Canada’s wildlife!

Via Transport Canada When you take your eyes and attention off the road, you put everyone at risk – including Canada’s wildlife! Encourage friends and family to drive distraction-free to help keep yourself and those around you safe ...

Prepared for Hurricane Fiona: Nova Scotia Power to Activate Emergency Operations Centre

**** NSP Release Prepared for Hurricane Fiona: Nova Scotia Power to Activate Emergency Operations Centre Nova Scotia Power will be activating its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) Friday at 8am, (September 23) ahead of the first Hurricane expected to impact Nova Scotia this season. Customers are encouraged to monitor their local weather forecasts and be prepared ...

Preparing for Hurricane Fiona

**** EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE Release Preparing for Hurricane Fiona ——————————————————– The provincial Emergency Management Office (NSEMO) is reminding Nova Scotians to minimize the risk of property damage and personal injury by being prepared for potentially severe weather this weekend. Current forecast models indicate hurricane Fiona could merge with another system as it approaches the province, ...

Halifax District RCMP charge man and woman in relation to drug and firearms offences

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP charge man and woman in relation to drug and firearms offences   Halifax District RCMP has charged a man and a woman in relation to drug and firearms offences following a search warrant that was executed in Sheet Harbour on September 17. Early on September 17, Halifax District ...

(Update) Special weather statement in effect / Tropical Cyclone Information Statements 

**** Info via Environment Canada Special weather statement in effect / Tropical Cyclone Information Statements Hurricane Fiona is expected to bring dangerous weather conditions later this week. Locations: All of Nova Scotia. Time span: Thursday evening until Sunday morning. Potential hazards include: – Severe and damaging wind gusts – Very high waves and coastal storm ...

RCMP Northwest Traffic Services has arrested a man for impaired driving, who was hauling a travel trailer, on Hwy. 104 in Sutherlands Lake

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP arrest man for impaired driving, who was hauling a travel trailer RCMP Northwest Traffic Services has arrested a man for impaired driving, who was hauling a travel trailer, on Hwy. 104 in Sutherlands Lake. On September 16, 2022, at approximately 2:45 p.m., an RCMP officer with RCMP Northwest Traffic Services ...

In July and August 2022, the Nova Scotia RCMP charged​ 38​ drivers with stunting

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial stunting statistics for July and August 2022 As Nova Scotia’s Provincial Police, road safety is a top priority. In an effort to keep citizens informed about enforcement on our roadways, the RCMP is releasing statistics on stunting charges monthly. In July and August 2022, the ...

Meteghan RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Patrice Rd. in Concession

**** RCMP Media Release Meteghan RCMP investigating fatal collision Meteghan RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Patrice Rd. in Concession. On September 19, 2022, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Meteghan RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a report of a collision on Patrice Rd. in Concession. RCMP officers learned that a Mitsubishi Lancer ...

For the months of July and August, Nova Scotia RCMP charged​ 275​ drivers with impaired related offences

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for July and August 2022 As Nova Scotia’s Provincial Police, road safety is a top priority. In an effort to keep citizens informed about enforcement on our roadways, the Nova Scotia RCMP is releasing statistics for all RCMP detachments in Nova Scotia for ...

Tropical cyclone information statement

**** Info via Environment Canada Tropical cyclone information statement The next information statement will be issued by 9:00 am ADT Wednesday Hurricane Fiona expected to impact Atlantic Canada land areas Saturday and southern offshore areas Friday. The CHC is monitoring category 3 Hurricane Fiona east of the Bahamas as of Tuesday morning. This storm is ...

(Update) Tracking Hurricane Fiona

**** Image via Environment Canada Updated predicted track for Fiona from Environment Canada. But she’s still days away and things can change. Latest path     Hurricane tracker https://weather.gc.ca/hurricane/track_e.html ...

Burn Restrictions for September 19, 2022 2:00 pm to September 20, 2022 8:00 am

**** DNR Release Burn Restrictions for September 19, 2022 2:00 pm to September 20, 2022 8:00 am Burning restrictions by county also available by toll free phone line, recorded message updated daily: 1-855-564-2876(BURN) Burning Rules And Regulations In HRM ** Release Burning Rules and Regulations in HRM ...

Burn Restrictions for September 18, 2022 2:00 pm to September 19, 2022 8:00 am

**** DNR Release Burn Restrictions for September 18, 2022 2:00 pm to September 19, 2022 8:00 am Burning restrictions by county also available by toll free phone line, recorded message updated daily: 1-855-564-2876(BURN) Burning Rules And Regulations In HRM ** Release Burning Rules and Regulations in HRM ...

RCMP investigating fatal motor vehicle collision involving cyclist

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating fatal motor vehicle collision involving cyclist On September 17 at approximately 2:45 p.m. West Hants District RCMP, Walton Fire and EHS responded to a report of a motor vehicle and pedestrian collision on Hwy. 215 in Pembroke. Upon arrival, officers learned that an SUV travelling southwest on Hwy. 215 ...

Nissan Power train: Automatic transmission and Back over prevention: sensing system: camera Recall

**** Nissan Release Power train: Automatic transmission Recall date 2022-06-23 Recall no. 22V457000 Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2020-2022 Frontier and Titan vehicles. The transmission parking pawl may not engage when the vehicle is shifted into park, which can result in a vehicle rollaway. Recall consequence A vehicle rollaway increases the risk ...

Burn Restrictions for September 17, 2022 2:00 pm to September 18, 2022 8:00 am

**** DNR Release Burn Restrictions for September 17, 2022 2:00 pm to September 18, 2022 8:00 am Burning restrictions by county also available by toll free phone line, recorded message updated daily: 1-855-564-2876(BURN) Burning Rules And Regulations In HRM ** Release Burning Rules and Regulations in HRM ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Sept 16)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Sept 16) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release Road Closure – Dalhousie Street Location: Dalhousie Street from South Street ...

Halifax District RCMP is investigating a road rage incident involving a handgun that occurred on Main St. in Dartmouth

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP investigating road rage incident involving a replica handgun   Halifax District RCMP is investigating a road rage incident involving a handgun that occurred on Main St. in Dartmouth. On September 14, 2022, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Halifax District RCMP responded to a report of road rage incident involving a handgun. ...

Traffic Delays – Terry Fox Run in Lake Echo

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delays – Terry Fox Run in Lake Echo   Location: Lake Echo, between Highway 7, Bluerock Road and Ponderosa Drive                           Date: Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022   Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.   Details: Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Terry Fox Run in Lake Echo.   Traffic impact: Traffic ...

Traffic Delays – Races in Eastern Passage

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delays – Races in Eastern Passage ​ Location: Shore Road ​ Date: Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 ​ Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ​ Details: Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Maritime Race Weekend. ​ Traffic impact: Traffic delays are expected as the run travels through the community. The run will begin ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality is pleased to welcome a new accessible taxi service

**** HRM Media Release Accessible taxi service launches ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is pleased to welcome a new accessible taxi service available to residents throughout the municipality. In March 2022, Regional Council unanimously approved a staff recommendation to grant a three-year contract to Extra Care Taxi to provide an accessible taxi service for passengers who are ...

Introducing speed cushions, a new traffic calming measure being piloted to encourage slower vehicle speeds

**** HRM Media Release Introducing speed cushions, a new traffic calming measure being piloted to encourage slower vehicle speeds Like a speed table, speed cushions are vertical deflections in the roadway that drivers must slow to cross. They’re different from speed tables because they include channels designed for large vehicles like transit buses and fire ...

Halifax Regional Police charged 37 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of August

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for August ​ Halifax Regional Police charged 37 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of August. ​ Of the 37 drivers, 26 were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by alcohol, two were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by ...

Police are on scene of a single vehicle crash on Highway 103

**** HRP Media Release Police remain on scene of a single vehicle crash on Highway 103 outbound near the offramp to Lakelands Boulevard.   The Highway 102 outbound offramp to Highway 103 is closed to traffic and is being redirected down Highway 102. Highway 103 inbound traffic is being redirected at Exit 3 to the ...

West Hants District RCMP completed school zone traffic enforcement during the first week of school

**** RCMP Media Release West Hants District RCMP school zone safety initiative   West Hants District RCMP completed school zone traffic enforcement during the first week of school. From September 5 to 11, 2022, a West Hants RCMP School Safety Resource Officer led a school zone traffic safety initiative in West Hants. The traffic enforcement ...

Police are investigating a hit and run that occurred earlier this year in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police investigate hit and run Police are investigating a hit and run that occurred earlier this year in Halifax.    On June 15, at approximately 5:50 a.m., a two-vehicle collision occurred in the area of the Halifax approach to the A. Murray MacKay Bridge near the exit to Barrington Street. After ...

RCMP reminding drivers to slow down and move over

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP reminding drivers to slow down and move over Today marks five years since the tragic death of Constable Frank Deschênes. A 12-year RCMP member, and a member of the Nova Scotia RCMP’s Northwest Traffic Services team, Constable Deschênes was assisting a driver on the side of the highway near Memramcook, New Brunswick, when he ...

Due to crew availability, Alderney Ferry service will continue to be reduced to 30-min service

Via Halifax Transit – Due to crew availability, Alderney Ferry service will continue to be reduced to 30-min service from 2 – 11:30 p.m., effective Mon Sep 12, until further notice. Woodside Ferry service is not expected to be impacted at this time. For details, visit: https://www.halifax.ca/transportation/halifax-transit/service-disruptions#Ferry   ...

Burn Restrictions for September 11, 2022 2:00 pm to September 12, 2022 8:00 am.

Burn Restrictions for September 11, 2022 2:00 pm to September 12, 2022 8:00 am. Burning restrictions by county also available by toll free phone line, recorded message updated daily: 1-855-564-2876(BURN) Burning Rules And Regulations In HRM ** Release Burning Rules and Regulations in HRM ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Sept 9)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Sept 9) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release Road Construction – Pedestrian Access to Granville Mall via Barrington ...

This week the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 87 tickets in relation to speeding and other motor vehicle-related offences

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 87 tickets for speeding and other vehicle-related offences This week the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 87 tickets in relation to speeding and other motor vehicle-related offences. From Tuesday to Thursday, members of the HRP Traffic Unit issued 87 summary offence tickets: 32 for speeding, 1 for stunting, ...

Lunenburg District RCMP has arrested a boat operator and an ATV rider for impaired driving in the Lunenburg area during Labour Day weekend

**** RCMP Media Release Lunenburg District RCMP enforcing Impaired Driving by Land and by Sea   Lunenburg District RCMP has arrested a boat operator and an ATV rider for impaired driving in the Lunenburg area during Labour Day weekend. On September 3, at approximately 1:40 a.m., Lunenburg District RCMP was patrolling Hwy. 3 near Chester when ...

Fall temperature outlook via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada Fall temperature outlook Meteorological fall started on September 1, and the astronomical fall will be upon us on September 22. Each season has both a meteorological start and an astronomical start. It sounds complicated, but it’s not! The meteorological fall is simply a date meteorologists have picked for statistical reason, and ...

RCMP is investigating a fatal vehicle crash that occurred on Hwy. 12 in Harriston

**** RCMP Media Release Lunenburg District RCMP investigate fatal vehicle crash   The RCMP is investigating a fatal vehicle crash that occurred on Hwy. 12 in Harriston. This morning, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Lunenburg District RCMP, fire services and EHS responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy. 12 in Harriston. RCMP Officers learned that a Ford ...

Annapolis District RCMP investigating fatal collision

**** RCMP Media Release Annapolis District RCMP investigating fatal collision Annapolis District RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Hwy. 101 in Lake La Rose. On September 6, 2022, at approximately 3:40 p.m., Annapolis District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a report of a head-on collision on Hwy. 101 in Lake La ...

Back to school safety: Police remind motorists to drive with caution

**** HRP Media Release Back to school safety: Police remind motorists to drive with caution   With the start of the new school year, police ask that you do your part to keep streets safe for students as they head back to the classroom. Thousands of students will be returning to school and many will ...

Neighbourhood speed limit reductions coming to Dartmouth Centre (Harbourview area)

**** HRM Media Release Neighbourhood speed limit reductions coming to Dartmouth Centre (Harbourview area) The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that speed limits will be reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h in the residential streets bound by Victoria, Albro Lake and Wyse roads. Neighbourhood speed limit reductions are part of the municipality’s ongoing ...

1816: The year without a summer

**** Info via Environment Canada 1816: The year without a summer The weather of the year 1816 was a recurring topic in the Quebec Gazette due to the exceptionally cold temperatures. Constant cold and plenty of snowfall had already plagued the spring. It snowed and rained for the first three weeks of May. People shivered with daily temperatures hovering ...

Halifax District RCMP investigating fatal crash

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP investigating fatal crash Halifax District RCMP is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Prospect Rd. in West Dover. On September 4, 2022, at approximately 5:10 p.m., Halifax District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Prospect Rd. in West Dover. ...

Burn Restrictions for September 4, 2022 8:00 am to September 4, 2022 2:00 pm.

Burn Restrictions for September 4, 2022 8:00 am to September 4, 2022 2:00 pm. Burning restrictions by county also available by toll free phone line, recorded message updated daily: 1-855-564-2876(BURN) Burning Rules And Regulations In HRM ** Release Burning Rules and Regulations in HRM ...

(Update) Police investigate Vehicle Collision & Fire – Bedford

**** HRP Media Release Police investigate Vehicle Collision & Fire – Bedford Update – Dartmouth Road, Bedford is reopened to vehicle traffic in both directions. . At 11:50 a.m., Halifax Regional Police received a report of a three vehicle collison with a vehicle engulfed in flames in the 100 block of Dartmouth Road Bedford.  EHS Paramedics, HRM ...

“Triple-dip” La Niña

**** Info via Environment Canada “Triple-dip” La Niña According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), it is likely that the current La Niña event will last until at least the end of the year, becoming this century’s first triple-dip La Niña, spanning three consecutive northern hemisphere winters. The WMO predicts the continuation of the current La Niña ...

In an effort to improve visibility of pedestrians at signalized intersections, HRM is adding zebra crosswalks at six locations

**** HRM Media Release In an effort to improve visibility of pedestrians at signalized intersections, HRM is adding zebra crosswalks at six locations as part of a pilot project. Zebra crosswalks are many horizontal lines instead of two parallel lines. Crosswalks As defined by the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act, by legal definition, a crosswalk exists ...

Parking temporarily unavailable at QEII Halifax Infirmary’s Summer Street entrance

**** NSHA Media Release Parking temporarily unavailable at QEII Halifax Infirmary’s Summer Street entrance Please be advised that beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2022, work will begin on the paving and expansion of the Summer Street driveway entrance at the QEII Health Sciences Centre’s Halifax Infirmary (HI). As a result, all metered parking spots near the ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Sept 2)

  Weekly Traffic Advisories (Sept 2) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release Trail Closure – Mainland North Trail   Location: Mainland North ...

Thursday Sept 1 – Overnight gas prediction 

Thursday Sept 1 – Overnight gas prediction  Gas down 7.2 Diesel down 0.9 #hfxtraffic ...

Digby RCMP plans for the 18th Annual Wharf Rat Rally

**** RCMP Media Release Digby RCMP plans for the 18th Annual Wharf Rat Rally Digby RCMP is planning for an increase in pedestrian, motorcycle and vehicle traffic in Digby during the 18th Annual Wharf Rat Rally this weekend. The Wharf Rat Rally runs from September 1 to 4 and it’s expected that over 50,000 people will descend ...

RCMP remind Nova Scotians to be cautious on the road and online as students return to school

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP remind Nova Scotians to be cautious on the road and online as students return to school  As students across the province head back to school next week, the Nova Scotia RCMP is reminding motorists and pedestrians to be extra careful during their daily commutes. Students and guardians must also be ...

Follow the school zone speed limit anytime children are present, not just during school hours

**** Via HRM Students return to school on September 7. Remember to reduce your speed when entering a school zone. Follow the school zone speed limit anytime children are present, not just during school hours. ...

Municipality makes interim bikeway improvements in support of the All Ages and Abilities Bike Network

**** HRM Media Release Municipality makes interim bikeway improvements in support of the All Ages and Abilities Bike Network The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that interim bikeway improvement measures will soon be installed along several corridors in the Regional Centre. Quick-build materials like flexible bollards, concrete curbs, paint, speed tables, and signage will ...

September Temperature Outlook via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada September Temperature Outlook August summary The month of August brought less tornado activity then July but the heat continued, especially in the West and the North. A record-breaking hailstone was found in Alberta. Heat: A prolonged period of warm weather affected much of the country in August, particularly western and ...

Multiple charges result as two drivers arrested for impaired driving

**** New Glasgow Police Release Multiple charges result as two drivers arrested for impaired driving New Glasgow Regional Police have charged two impaired drivers with multiple charges after two separate motor vehicle traffic stops. On August 26, 2022, at 9:00 p.m., New Glasgow Regional Police charged a 18-year-old male driver from Pictou County with Impaired ...

If you ever get the chance to experience a Brocken spectre, you quickly understand why people describe the appearance as both a heavenly and spooky shadow

**** Info via Environment Canada Brocken Spectre If you ever get the chance to experience a Brocken spectre, you quickly understand why people describe the appearance as both a heavenly and spooky shadow. A Brocken spectre – the large, dark shadowy figure – shown within “Glory” (a rainbow effect). A Brocken spectre, also called Brocken bow or mountain spectre is ...

Project Funding to Address Flood Risk, Support Innovation

**** CNS Media Release Project Funding to Address Flood Risk, Support Innovation ——————————————————– Five municipal projects will receive provincial funding to help mitigate flood risk or support municipal innovation. Four projects under the Flood Risk Infrastructure Investment Program will receive $258,421, and one project under the Municipal Innovation Program will receive $262,500. “This funding will ...

Halifax Transit temporary service disruptions

**** HRM Media Release Halifax Transit temporary service disruptions   The municipality is advising residents that, due to current staff availability, there will be temporary service disruptions for Halifax Transit ferry service. Beginning Monday, August 29 and effective for a minimum of two weeks, Alderney Ferry service will be reduced to 30-minute service beginning at ...

Police investigate vehicle-pedestrian collision

**** HRP Media Release Police investigate vehicle-pedestrian collision   Police are investigating a vehicle-pedestrian collision that occurred in Halifax yesterday.   At approximately 5:30 p.m. police responded to a report of a vehicle-pedestrian collision at the intersection of Dresden Row and Spring Garden Road. A Halifax Transit bus driver was proceeding through the intersection when ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Aug 26)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Aug 26) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release  Traffic Delay – Simmonds Drive   Location: Simmonds Drive from ...

RCMP Southeast Traffic Services charge three drivers with stunting in less than two hours

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP Southeast Traffic Services charge three drivers with stunting in less than two hours RCMP Southeast Traffic Services has charged three drivers with stunting in less than two hours in the Halifax Regional Municipality. On August 25, 2022, at approximately 9:35 p.m., an RCMP Southeast Traffic Services member was on Hwy. ...

Gas prediction Thursday August 25

Gas prediction Thursday August 25 Gas down 5.3 Diesel up 9.6 ...

Introducing left-turn traffic calming. Intended to slow vehicle speeds and tighten the turn radius of vehicles when turning left, temporary speed bumps will be installed as an extension of the centreline.

**** HRM Media Release Left-Turn Calming Left-turn traffic calming, also known as centerline hardening, is a road safety countermeasure intended to reduce the risk of left-turn collisions at signalized intersections. Large intersections can provide an opportunity for drivers to take a wide left turn, which can be completed comfortably at higher operating speeds. This can ...

Pictou County District RCMP is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Pictou Landing Rd. in Chance Harbour

**** RCMP Media Release Pictou County District RCMP investigating fatal crash Pictou County District RCMP is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Pictou Landing Rd. in Chance Harbour. On August 24, 2022, at approximately 11:45 a.m., Pictou County District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Pictou ...

Police charge two people for stunting

**** HRP Media Release Police charge two people for stunting   Police have charged two people with stunting in separate incidents this morning.   At approximately 9:30 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 102 near Exit 0 in Halifax. The officer observed ...

(ENDED) Severe thunderstorm watch in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Severe thunderstorm watch in effect Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing heavy rain. Potential rainfall rates: 25 mm per hour or higher. Locations: Halifax County west, Colchester County – Truro and south, Annapolis, Queens, Kings and Lunenburg, Hants counties. ...

Recall: Toyota Tundra trucks

**** Recall via Transport Canada Recall: Toyota Tundra trucks On certain trucks equipped with a panoramic view monitor, a software problem could cause the front camera image to appear on the multimedia display instead of the rearview camera image. ...

Fun fact via the HHB

Fun fact via the HHB The Dominion Public Building on Lower Water Street/Bedford Row could almost fit under the bridge! ...

Diesel Interrupter Monday August 22 2022

Diesel Interrupter Monday August 22 2022 Diesel up 7.1 No change in regular ...

RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Hwy. 103 in Greenville

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigate fatal head-on crash The RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Hwy. 103 in Greenville. On August​ 20, at approximately​ 8:30 p.m., Yarmouth Rural RCMP responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash. A Honda Civic was located off the road and severely damaged. A 22-year-old male ...

Heat, humidity and your hair!

**** Info via Environment Canada Heat, humidity and your hair! Have you noticed that on hot, humid days, your hair changes? Those with naturally curly hair see their hair become “frizzy” and those with fine, straight hair notice that their locks become limp. Well, you can blame it all on the weather! The reason is ...

RCMP investigate fatal crash in Upper Big Tracadie

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigate fatal crash in Upper Big Tracadie   The RCMP is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Hwy. 16 in Upper Big Tracadie. On August 20, at approximately 7:15 a.m., Antigonish and Guysborough RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision. An 18-year-old man from Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia, who ...

Digby RCMP investigating hit-and-run in involving tractor trailer

**** RCMP Media Release Digby RCMP investigating hit-and-run in involving tractor trailer   Digby RCMP are investigating a hit-and-run that occurred on Hwy. 101 between exits 24 and 25. A vehicle was struck by a passing transport truck, which failed to remain at the scene. Shortly before 10 p.m. on August 19, RCMP officers responded ...

New Glasgow Regional Police respond to truck fire collision

**** New Glasgow Regional Police Release New Glasgow Regional Police respond to truck fire collision New Glasgow Regional Police is investigating a single motor vehicle collision that occurred late Friday night in Trenton. On August 19, at approximately 11:50 p.m., New Glasgow Regional Police and Trenton Fire Department and Emergency health Services responded to a ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Aug 19)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Aug 19) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   **** Municipal Release  Traffic Delay – Ochterloney Street   Location: Ochterloney Street, between Wentworth ...

Traffic Delay – Parade in Downtown Halifax

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Parade in Downtown Halifax   Location: Beginning on Albermarle Street and ending at Grand Parade   Date: Saturday, August 20   Time: 12 noon to 1 p.m.   Details: This closure is to facilitate the Nathan MacKinnon Stanley Cup parade.   The parade will begin on Albermarle Street, turn right onto Duke ...

Police charge man for stunting

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man for stunting Police have charged a man for stunting on Highway 102 in Bedford this afternoon. At approximately 1:50 p.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 102 near Exit 4C in Bedford. The officer observed the ...

Traffic Delay – Navy 10km Run

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Navy 10km Run   Location: North end of Halifax   Date: Sunday, August 21     Time: 7 a.m. to noon. Traffic Impact: The run will talk place on the following streets:   Gottingen Street Black Street Fuller Terrace Bloomfield Street Agricola Street Rosemeade Avenue Hillside Avenue Robie Street Leeds Street Novalea ...

(Update) Traffic Advisory: Road closure

**** HRP Media Release Update –  Victoria Road has been reopened to traffic.  We thank the public for their patience and cooperation. Traffic Advisory: Road closure Police are on scene of a vehicle-pedestrian collision in the area of Victoria Road and Highfield Park Drive in Dartmouth. The pedestrian has been transported to hospital for treatment ...

Police charge man for impaired driving, drug and weapons offences

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man for impaired driving, drug and weapons offences   Police have charged a man with impaired driving, drug and weapons offences following a single vehicle crash in Halifax on Wednesday evening.   At approximately 8:45 p.m. officers responded to the 2000 block of Old Sambro Road for the report ...

Kings District RCMP arrest woman for assaulting police officer

**** RCMP Media Release   Kings District RCMP arrest woman for assaulting police officer   Kings District RCMP arrested a woman in relation to an assault that occurred in Waterville. On August 16, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Kings District RCMP members were conducting traffic enforcement on Hwy. 101, near Waterville, when they observed a speeding vehicle. An RCMP officer ...

Colchester County District RCMP is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Hwy. 311 in North River

**** RCMP Media Release Colchester County District RCMP investigating fatal crash Colchester County District RCMP is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Hwy. 311 in North River. On August 17, 2022, at approximately 10:40 a.m., Colchester County District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy. 311 ...

Traffic Calming has changed! A new Traffic Calming Administrative Order (AO) has been approved by Regional Council

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Calming has changed! A new Traffic Calming Administrative Order (AO) has been approved by Regional Council to better balance emphasis on all road users when considering which streets should receive traffic calming features. In the past, vehicle speed was the primacy factor for ranking streets in order of implementation. The ...

New Glasgow Regional Police investigate two motor vehicle collisions involving the same vehicle

**** New Glasgow Regional Police Release   New Glasgow Regional Police investigate two motor vehicle collisions involving the same vehicle New Glasgow Regional Police is investigating two motor vehicle collisions involving the same vehicle that occurred early Tuesday morning in New Glasgow. On August 16, at approximately 1:45 a.m., New Glasgow Regional Police responded to ...

Police Investigate Stolen Vehicle Collision – Halifax

  **** HRP Media Release Police Investigate Stolen Vehicle Collision – Halifax At 9:00 p.m., on the 16th of August, Halifax Regional Police responded a report of a SUV striking a barrier and the male driver running from the vehicle in the Walmart parking lot, 220 Chain Lake Drive Halifax. Police located the abandoned SUV with significant ...

Halifax District RCMP charge man with stunting on Hwy. 101

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP charge man with stunting on Hwy. 101 The Halifax District RCMP Traffic Unit has charged a man with stunting on Hwy. 101 in Lower Sackville. On August 15, at approximately 11:45 p.m., the Halifax District RCMP Traffic Unit was conducting traffic enforcement on Hwy. 101, near Lower Sackville, ...

Speed limit changes coming to Hammonds Plains Road

**** HRM Media Release Speed limit changes coming to Hammonds Plains Road The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the speed limit will be reduced on sections of Hammonds Plains Road in Bedford, Hammonds Plains and Tantallon. The reduced speed zones are located between Highway 102 and St. Margarets Bay Road. The speed limits ...

Police have charged a woman for stunting on Highway 111 in Dartmouth

**** HRP Media Release Police charge woman for stunting Police have charged a woman for stunting on Highway 111 in Dartmouth yesterday. At approximately 7:30 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 111 near Main Street in Dartmouth. The officer observed the vehicle’s ...

(ENDED) Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Special weather statement in effect Significant rainfall possible Wednesday. Rainfall amounts: possibly exceeding 50 mm locally. Update –  Locations: Mainland Nova Scotia. Time span: early Wednesday morning through to Wednesday night. Remarks: An area of low pressure will spread rain into the region early Wednesday morning. The rain ...

Burn Restrictions for August 15, 2022 2:00 pm to August 16, 2022 8:00 am.

**** DNR Release  Burn Restrictions for August 15, 2022 2:00 pm to August 16, 2022 8:00 am. Burning restrictions by county also available by toll free phone line, recorded message updated daily: 1-855-564-2876(BURN) Burning Rules And Regulations In HRM ** Release Burning Rules and Regulations in HRM ...

Police are on scene of a fatal vehicle fire on Princeton Lane in Dartmouth

**** HRP Media Release   Police on scene of motor vehicle fire Police are on scene of a fatal vehicle fire on Princeton Lane in Dartmouth.   At approximately 11:20 a.m., police responded to reports of a vehicle on fire on Princeton Lane in Dartmouth. It was reported that a vehicle crashed into a parked ...

Nova Scotia Sending Crews to Help Newfoundland and Labrador Battle Wildfires

**** CNS Media Release Nova Scotia Sending Crews to Help Newfoundland and Labrador Battle Wildfires Nova Scotia has answered the call to help fight large wildfires in Newfoundland. “I’m proud of our Department firefighters for answering the call of duty, and I know their service is greatly appreciated by our neighbours in Newfoundland,” said Tory ...

Colchester County District RCMP is investigating a serious collision that occurred on Alton Rd. in East Stewiacke

**** RCMP Media Release   Colchester County District RCMP investigating serious collision   Colchester County District RCMP is investigating a serious collision that occurred on Alton Rd. in East Stewiacke. On August 13, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Colchester County District RCMP, fire services, and EHS responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Alton Rd ...

Burn Restrictions for August 13, 2022 2:00 pm to August 14, 2022 8:00 am.

**** Info via DNR   Burn Restrictions for August 13, 2022 2:00 pm to August 14, 2022 8:00 am. Burning restrictions by county also available by toll free phone line, recorded message updated daily: 1-855-564-2876(BURN) Burning Rules And Regulations In HRM ** Release Burning Rules and Regulations in HRM       ...

RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a stolen trailer taken from a business on Hwy. 7

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a stolen trailer taken from a business on Hwy. 7 in Cole Harbour and identify anyone associated to the vehicle of interest. On August 8, Halifax District RCMP received a report of theft from a business on Hwy. 7 in ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Aug 12)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Aug 12) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   Municipal **** HRM Media Release Road Closure – Almon Street Location: Almon Street, from ...

Police charge drivers for stunting and imprudent driving / RCMP charge man with stunting on Hwy. 101

**** HRP Media Release Police charge drivers for stunting and imprudent driving ​ Police have a charged two drivers for stunting and careless and imprudent driving in the region in the last 24 hours. ​ Yesterday at approximately 7:30 p.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of ...

East Hants District RCMP are investigating after a near collision with a police car

**** RCMP Media Release East Hants District RCMP are investigating after a near collision with a police car East Hants District RCMP are investigating an incident that involved a near collision with a police car on Hwy. 354 in Kennetcook. On August 5, 2022, at approximately 1 a.m., East Hants District RCMP members were travelling ...

Water Service & Traffic Advisory – Meadowbrook Drive – Water Main Repair / Water Service & Traffic Advisory – Dickie Drive – Water Main Repair

**** Halifax Water Release Water Service & Traffic Advisory – Dickie Drive – Water Main Repair Halifax Water crews are on-site undertaking an emergency water main repair near 85 Dickie Drive, Lower Sackville. Water service will be temporarily shut down in this area. No estimate of service restoration time. There is stop-and-go traffic in the ...

New defect investigation to look at fire risks from the trailer lighting modules

**** Info via Transport Canada We have opened a new defect investigation to look at fire risks from the trailer lighting modules on Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade SUVs. If you’ve experienced this issue, please call us at 1-800-333-0510 or let us know here: https://t.co/j4W3y1mwoc ...

Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for July

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for July ​ Halifax Regional Police charged 25 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of July. ​ Of the 25 drivers, 19 were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by alcohol, and six drivers were issued a driving suspension for operating ...

Halifax District RCMP has charged a man with an impaired driving offence that occurred on Commodore Av. in Middle Sackville

**** RCMP Media Release   RCMP charge man with Refusal to Comply with Demand and Assault   Halifax District RCMP has charged a man with an impaired driving offence that occurred on Commodore Av. in Middle Sackville.   On August 7, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Halifax District RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver ...

Guysborough County District RCMP investigating fatal crash

**** RCMP Media Release   Guysborough County District RCMP investigating fatal crash Guysborough County District RCMP is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Hwy. 7 in Melrose. On August 7, 2022, at approximately 5 p.m., Guysborough County District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy. 7 ...

Pictou County District RCMP is investigating a serious collisoin that occurred on Stellarton Trafalgar Rd. in Riverton

**** RCMP Media Release   Pictou County District RCMP investigating serious collision Pictou County District RCMP is investigating a serious collisoin that occurred on Stellarton Trafalgar Rd. in Riverton. On August 7, 2022, at approximately 7:40 p.m., Pictou County District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a report of a collision between a motorcycle and ...

How to beat the summer humidity via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada How to beat the summer humidity Many parts of Canada have a hot and humid summer, making an air conditioner (AC) an essential item to have during those hot days. It’s very important for those who don’t have an AC unit to find ways to stay fresh during the hot ...

Burn Restrictions for August 7, 2022 2:00 pm to August 8, 2022 8:00 am.

**** DNR Release Burn Restrictions for August 7, 2022 2:00 pm to August 8, 2022 8:00 am. Burning restrictions by county also available by toll free phone line, recorded message updated daily: 1-855-564-2876(BURN) Burning Rules And Regulations In HRM ** Release Burning Rules and Regulations in HRM ...

Burn Restrictions for August 6, 2022 8:00 am to August 6, 2022 2:00 pm.

**** DNR Release Burn Restrictions for August 6, 2022 8:00 am to August 6, 2022 2:00 pm. Burning restrictions by county also available by toll free phone line, recorded message updated daily: 1-855-564-2876(BURN) Burning Rules And Regulations In HRM ** Release Burning Rules and Regulations in HRM ...

(ENDED) – Severe thunderstorm warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Severe thunderstorm warning in effect At 5:17 p.m. ADT, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain. A strong thunderstorm just southeast of Panuke Lake and north of Hubbards is moving southeastward at 20 ...

NTERRUPTER CLAUSE FRIDAY MIDNIGHT

INTERRUPTER CLAUSE FRIDAY MIDNIGHT Gas DOWN 10.2cpl Diesel DOWN 7.9cpl ...

Burn Restrictions for August 5, 2022 2:00 pm to August 6, 2022 8:00 am.

**** Info via DNR   Burn Restrictions for August 5, 2022 2:00 pm to August 6, 2022 8:00 am. Burning restrictions by county also available by toll free phone line, recorded message updated daily: 1-855-564-2876(BURN) Burning Rules And Regulations In HRM ** Release Burning Rules and Regulations in HRM ...

This week the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 109 tickets in relation to speeding and other motor vehicle-related offences

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 109 tickets for speeding and other vehicle-related offences   This week the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 109 tickets in relation to speeding and other motor vehicle-related offences.   Tuesday to Thursday, members of the HRP Traffic Unit issued 109 summary offence tickets: 41 for speeding, 25 for ...

Neighbourhood speed limit reductions coming to central Spryfield

**** HRM Media Release Neighbourhood speed limit reductions coming to central Spryfield The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that speed limits will be reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h in the residential streets bound by Herring Cove Road, Drysdale Road and Williams Lake Road. Neighbourhood speed limit reductions are part of the municipality’s ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Aug 5)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Aug 5) Note: Each week the local listings are expanded and updated. During the week new and updated tasks are added. Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   Municipal **** HRM Media Releas Street Closure – Seymour Street   Location: Seymour Street, ...

RCMP Southwest Traffic Services has charged two motorcyclists with stunting on Hwy. 101

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP Southwest Traffic Services charge two motorcyclists with stunting RCMP Southwest Traffic Services has charged two motorcyclists with stunting on Hwy. 101 near Lequille. On August 3, 2022, at approximately 10:30 a.m., a member of the RCMP Southwest Traffic Services was on patrol on Hwy. 101 near Lequille when they noted ...

Traffic Delays – Parade in Cow Bay

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delays – Parade in Cow Bay ​ Location: Caldwell, Cow Bay and Main roads​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ...

Burn Restrictions for August 4, 2022 2:00 pm to August 5, 2022 8:00 am.

**** DNR Release Burn Restrictions for August 4, 2022 2:00 pm to August 5, 2022 8:00 am. Burning restrictions by county also available by toll free phone line, recorded message updated daily: 1-855-564-2876(BURN) Burning Rules And Regulations In HRM ** Release Burning Rules and Regulations in HRM ...

Traffic Delays – Emancipation Run Parade in Cherry Brook

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delays – Emancipation Run Parade in Cherry Brook ​ Location: Cherry Brook and Loon Lake roads​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ...

RCMP Southeast Traffic Services charge twenty-one drivers over long weekend

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP Southeast Traffic Services charge twenty-one drivers over long weekend RCMP Southeast Traffic Services charged twenty-one drivers with impaired and motor vehicle act offences over the Natal Day long weekend. Between July 29 and August 1, Southeast RCMP Traffic Services were conducting patrols across the Halifax Regional Municipality with a focus ...

(ENDED) Heat Warning in effect – Updated

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Heat Warning in effect A period of hot and humid weather is occurring. Humidex values of over 36 are forecast for the next 4 days. Time span: through Sunday. Maximum temperatures: 29 to 34 degrees Celsius (Humidex reaching 36 to 42), cooler along parts of the coast. Minimum ...

(Update) Heat Warning in effect 

**** Info via Environment Canada Heat Warning in effect – Expanded  A period of hot and humid weather is expected. Humidex values of over 36 are forecast for the next 3 days. Time span: today through Friday. Maximum temperatures: 29 to 32 degrees Celsius (Humidex reaching 36 to 40), cooler along parts of the coast. ...

Neighbourhood speed limit reductions coming to Beechville Estates

**** HRM Media Release Neighbourhood speed limit reductions coming to Beechville Estates The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that speed limits will be reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h on residential streets in the Beechville Estates area.​ ​ Neighbourhood speed limit reductions are part of the municipality’s ongoing initiatives to improve road safety. All ...

August Temperature Outlook via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada August Temperature Outlook The month of July brought many severe weather events upon us this year, with prolonged heat waves and tornadoes. Heat: A prolonged and significant heat wave affected the Arctic during the first two weeks of July. On July 7, in the Northwest Territories daily temperatures reached a ...