Traffic, Weather & Utility

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 ReleaseU PDATE: This work will continue on Friday, September 20 from ...

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 ...

Pictou County District RCMP is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Hwy. 104

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating fatal two vehicle crash Pictou County District RCMP is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Hwy. 104 near Priestville. On July 31, 2022, at approximately 11:58 p.m., Pictou County District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a report of a two vehicle crash in the eastbound lane of ...

Burn Restrictions for August 1, 2022 2:00 pm to August 2, 2022 8:00 am.

**** DNR Release Burn Restrictions for August 1, 2022 2:00 pm to August 2, 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 July 31, 2022 to August 1, 2022 8:00 am.

**** DNR Release Burn Restrictions for July 31, 2022 to August 1, 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 ...

Fire Weather

**** Info via Environment Canada Fire Weather Since the beginning of July, a combination of dry weather, lightning, and unusual heat has fueled hundreds of wildland fires in northern Canada. Smoke from wildfires is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility for parts of British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Alberta. Weather and fire On ...

When a burn ban is in place consumer fireworks are not permitted

**** Info via HRFE When a burn ban is in place consumer fireworks are not permitted. For updates on burn restrictions, visit: Fireworks by-laws and safety ...

Lunenburg District RCMP investigating fatal crash / RCMP Southeast Traffic Services charge one driver and suspended another’s license

**** RCMP Media Release Lunenburg District RCMP investigating fatal crash Lunenburg District RCMP is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Lower Branch Rd. in Lower Branch. On July 29, 2022, at approximately 8:35 a.m., Lunenburg District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Lower Branch Rd. in ...

Police provide safety tips to help enjoy the long weekend

**** HRP Media Release Police provide safety tips to help enjoy the long weekend With the upcoming long weekend, Halifax Regional Police is providing some tips to help citizens safely enjoy the events in our city. There are a number of events this weekend throughout the region including: •Halifax Busker Festival •African Nova Scotian Music ...

Burn Restrictions for July 29, 2022 2:00 pm to July 30, 2022 8:00 am.

**** DNR Release Burn Restrictions for July 29, 2022 2:00 pm to July 30, 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 (July 29) 

Weekly Traffic Advisories (July 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 **** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Glendale and Riverside drives Location: Intersection ...

Traffic Advisory – Windsor Street Exchange – Stormwater System Maintenance

**** Halifax Water Release Traffic Advisory – Windsor Street Exchange – Stormwater System Maintenance From midnight to 5:00 AM on Friday, July 29, there will be lane reductions in parts of the Windsor Street Exchange for stormwater system maintenance. This work will not impact Halifax Water services in the area. Motorists should expect delays and ...

2022 Halifax Transit Service Changes 

**** HRM Media Release Service Adjustments 2022 Halifax Transit Service Changes Due to ongoing staffing shortages, Halifax Transit has postponed all MFTP service changes scheduled for November 2022, with one exception. The final phase of MFTP planned service changes involves two new corridor routes, several local routes, and a new express route servicing Bedford. Changes ...

Thursday, July 28 Gas

Thursday, July 28 Gas No change in gas Diesel up 4.4 ...

Burn Restrictions for July 28, 2022 2:00 pm to July 29, 2022 8:00 am.

**** DNR Release Burn Restrictions for July 28, 2022 2:00 pm to July 29, 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 ...

Lunenburg District RCMP investigating fatal collision

**** RCMP Media Release Lunenburg District RCMP investigating fatal collision ​ Lunenburg District RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Hwy. 103 in Martins River. ​ On July 27,​ 2022,​ at approximately​ 11 a.m., Lunenburg District RCMP responded to a report of a stolen pickup truck from a business on MacCulloch Rd. in ...

Burn Restrictions for July 27, 2022 2:00 pm to July 28, 2022 8:00 am

**** DNR Release Burn Restrictions for July 27, 2022 2:00 pm to July 28, 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 ...

Crossing the border this summer: The CBSA gives tips this Civic Holiday long weekend for a smoother trip for travellers

**** CBSA Media Release Crossing the border this summer: The CBSA gives tips this Civic Holiday long weekend for a smoother trip for travellers   The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) reminds all travellers crossing the border this upcoming Civic Holiday long weekend of what to expect at the border during the busy summer months, whether returning ...

Police investigate motor vehicle collision on Barrington Street, Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police investigate motor vehicle collision on Barrington Street, Halifax At approximately 9:59 pm on July 25, Halifax Regional Police responded to a motor vehicle collision between an emergency services vehicle and a motorcycle at the intersection of Barrington Street and Cornwallis Street, Halifax. The 34-year-old motorcycle driver was transported to hospital ...

Monday, July 25: Interrupter Clause

Monday, July 25: Interrupter Clause No Change to Gas Diesel DOWN 7.6 # ...

Burn Restrictions for July 25, 2022 2:00 pm to July 26, 2022 8:00 am

**** Info via DNR Burn Restrictions for July 25, 2022 2:00 pm to July 26, 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   ...

Canoe ’22 municipal service impacts

**** HRM Media Release Canoe ’22 municipal service impacts   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following program and service level adjustments resulting from the 2022 ICF Sprint & Paracanoe World Championships (Canoe ’22) taking place on Lake Banook from August 3 to 7, 2022. Road Closures The municipality has previously announced the following road ...

Burn Restrictions for July 24, 2022 2:00 pm to July 25, 2022 8:00 am

**** Info via DNR Late post (busy day) Burn Restrictions for July 24, 2022 2:00 pm to July 25, 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 Burning Rules and Regulations in HRM ...

Antigonish District RCMP investigating motor vehicle collision

**** RCMP Media Release Antigonish District RCMP investigating motor vehicle collision Antigonish District RCMP is investigating a single motor vehicle collision that occurred yesterday in Malignant Cove, Antigonish County. On July 23 just after 3 p.m., Antigonish District RCMP responded to a report of a crash involving a motorcycle on Hwy 245 in Malignant Cove.  RCMP officers learned ...

Burn Restrictions for July 23, 2022 2:00 pm to July 24, 2022 8:00 am.

**** Info via DNR Burn Restrictions for July 23, 2022 2:00 pm to July 24, 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 https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/16927-2 ...

Europe’s record-breaking heat wave

**** Info via Environment Canada Europe’s record-breaking heat wave Over the last week, parts of Europe have been in the grips of a devastating heat wave, with new record-breaking temperatures being set. This week’s temperatures in the United Kingdom (UK) were above 40 °C for the first time in recorded history. Coningsby, in eastern England, hit ...

Downtown Dartmouth is pleased to, in partnership with HRM, close Portland Street between Prince Street and Alderney Drive to motor vehicles July 28th to August 7t

**** Info via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission Downtown Dartmouth is pleased to, in partnership with HRM, close Portland Street between Prince Street and Alderney Drive to motor vehicles July 28th to August 7th to create a pedestrian plaza in celebration of the festivities of Buskers, Natal Day, and Canoe ‘22. Further information will follow from ...

Progress Report on Environment and Climate Change Goals

**** CNS Media Release Progress Report on Environment and Climate Change Goals ———————————————- The Province released its first annual report today, July 22, on the work being done to address climate change and drive the province towards a healthy, clean and sustainable future.   “We are focused on creating opportunities and a future where our ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (July 22) 

Weekly Traffic Advisories (July 22)  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 Construction – Lady Hammond Road Bridge ​ ...

Staying safe in the heat, ongoing high system demand

**** NSHA Media Release Staying safe in the heat, ongoing high system demand As most of the province is under a severe heat warning over the next few days, Nova Scotia Health and Emergency Health Services want the public to be aware of the best ways to keep themselves and their loved ones safe from ...

Lunenburg District RCMP recover stolen vehicle during a traffic stop in Blockhouse

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP seeking public assistance in theft of vehicle investigation   Lunenburg District RCMP recover stolen vehicle during a traffic stop in Blockhouse. On July 13, 2022, a white 2012 Toyota Prius was stolen from a parking lot on St. Margarets Bay Rd. in Upper Tantallon. On July 19, at approximately 11:15 ...

Neighbourhood speed limit reductions coming to Governors Brook

**** HRM Media Release Neighbourhood speed limit reductions coming to Governors Brook 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 Drysdale Road, Governors Brook District Park and Mackintosh Run Greenway. Neighbourhood speed limit reductions are part of the ...

Halifax Transit temporary service disruptions

**** HRM Media Release Halifax Transit temporary service disruptions The municipality is advising residents that, due to current staff availability, Halifax Transit anticipates further conventional bus service will be impacted. As a result, beginning Friday, July 22 and effective until further notice, additional select Halifax Transit trips are being cancelled. This is done to provide ...

BRIDGEWALK 2022: COME WALK THE MACDONALD BRIDGE

**** HHB Release BRIDGEWALK 2022: COME WALK THE MACDONALD BRIDGE For the thousands of people that cross the Macdonald Bridge daily, the panoramic views of Halifax and Dartmouth are stunning – but fleeting. The opportunity to change that – and really soak in all the city perspectives from every part of the bridge – will ...

This week the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 75 tickets in relation to speeding and other motor vehicle-related offences

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 75 tickets for speeding and other vehicle-related offences ​ This week the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 75 tickets in relation to speeding and other motor vehicle-related offences. ​ Monday to Wednesday, members of the HRP Traffic Unit issued 75 summary offence tickets: 35 for speeding, 19 for ...

Update: police have located the driver and vehicle involved in a fatal motorcycle collision

**** HRP Media Release Update: police have located the driver and vehicle involved in a fatal motorcycle collision Police have located the truck and driver in relation to a  fatal motorcycle collision that they requested the public’s assistance in locating earlier today. The investigation is ongoing, We thank the public and the media for their ...

(ENDED) Heat Warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Heat Warning in effect Humidex values reaching 36 are expected for the next 4 days. A period of very warm and humid weather is expected. Time span: today through Sunday. Maximum daytime temperatures: 29 to 32 degrees Celsius (Humidex 34 to 40), except cooler along parts of the ...

UPDATE: Halifax Harbour – Screened Combined Wastewater/Stormwater Overflow

**** Halifax Water Release UPDATE: Halifax Harbour – Screened Combined Wastewater/Stormwater Overflow   Halifax Water is working to repair a wastewater pump issue and return the system to normal operations as quickly and safely as possible. While this work continues, screened but untreated, wastewater is being released into the Halifax Harbour. To reduce the environmental ...

Water Service & Traffic Advisory – Granville Street & Prince Street – Water Main Repair / Halifax Harbour – Screened Combined Wastewater/Stormwater Overflow

**** Info via Halifax Water Water Service & Traffic Advisory – Granville Street & Prince Street – Water Main Repair ​ Halifax Water crews are on-site undertaking an emergency water main repair near the intersection of Granville Street and Prince Street, Halifax. Water service will be temporarily shut down in this area. No estimate of ...

Police are looking for the public’s assistance in locating a driver in relation to a motorcycle collision that occurred in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police request public’s assistance in locating driver Police are looking for the public’s assistance in locating a driver in relation to a motorcycle collision that occurred in Halifax last night. On July 18 at approximately 4:30 p.m. police responded to a report of a motorcycle collision on Dunbrack Street at the intersection ...

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

Burn Restrictions for July 18, 2022 8:00 am to July 18, 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 https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/16927-2 ...

Residents invited to participate in second Cornwallis Street renaming survey

**** HRM Media Release Residents invited to participate in second Cornwallis Street renaming survey The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents across the municipality to participate in a second survey regarding the renaming of Cornwallis Street in Halifax, from Monday, July 18 until Tuesday, Sept. 6. Through the second survey, residents are invited to select their ...

Halifax District RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Hwy. 2 in Wellington

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP investigating fatal collision Halifax District RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Hwy. 2 in Wellington. On July 15, 2022, at approximately 7:25 p.m., Halifax District RCMP responded to a report of a collision on Hwy. 2 in Wellington. RCMP officers learned that a motorcycle had ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (July 15) 

Weekly Traffic Advisories (July 15)  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 – Brunswick Street ​ Location: Brunswick Street, ...

Risk advisory in effect for off-leash dog area in Shubie Park Beach due to possible blue-green algae bloom

**** HRM Media Release Risk advisory in effect for off-leash dog area in Shubie Park Beach due to possible blue-green algae bloom ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that due to the presence of a possible blue-green algae bloom, a risk advisory is in effect for the off-leash dog area of Shubie Park​ ...

Please be advised that a partial fire ban is in effect at Kejimkujik until further notice

**** Info via Kejimkujik National Park Please be advised that a partial fire ban is in effect at Kejimkujik until further notice: no campfires permitted between 10 am and 7 pm. This also applies to charcoal BBQs (including public ones at Merrymakedge beach). ...

Colchester County District RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Hwy. 102 in Alton

**** RCMP Media Release Colchester County District RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Hwy. 102 in Alton On July 14, 2022, at approximately 9:25 p.m., Colchester County District RCMP responded to a collision involving an SUV and a deer on Hwy. 102 north in Alton. The driver of the SUV was uninjured ...

This week the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 77 tickets in relation to speeding and other motor vehicle-related offences

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 77 tickets for speeding and other vehicle-related offences This week the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 77 tickets in relation to speeding and other motor vehicle-related offences. Monday to Wednesday members of the HRP Traffic Unit issued 77 summary offence tickets: 37 for speeding, 16 for no insurance ...

Road Closures – North Preston Day Parade

**** HRM Media Release Road Closures – North Preston Day Parade   Location: North Preston Date: Saturday, July 16 Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Traffic Impact: The parade will begin on Simmonds Road, travelling east on Downey Road, to North Preston Road, Johnson Road, Clarence Street, Cain Street, back to North Preston Road, and Simmonds Road, ending ...

July temperature flip-flop in Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada July temperature flip-flop in Canada Between July 2nd and July 11th, temperatures were below normal in eastern Ontario and most of Quebec while they were above normal in northern Yukon and the Northwest Territories. In fact, the 10-day mean temperature itself was higher in the Yukon and Northwest Territories than in ...

With the arrival of some hot weather, Halifax Regional Police reminds citizens to not leave their pets in parked vehicles

**** HRP Media Release Pets in parked vehicles With the arrival of some hot weather, Halifax Regional Police reminds citizens to not leave their pets in parked vehicles. On a warm day, even with the windows open, a parked vehicle quickly becomes like a furnace and presents potentially fatal conditions for pets left inside. With ...

Road Closures – Halifax Pride Parade

**** HRM Media Release Road Closures – Halifax Pride Parade   Location: Downtown Halifax Date: Saturday, July 16 Time: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Traffic Impact: The parade begins at Ahern Avenue. The parade will exit Ahern Avenue and head east on Rainnie Drive toward the Brunswick Street and Duke Street intersection, where it will continue east on ...

Water Service Advisory – Dartmouth Area – Water Service Interruption (Update – Potentially Discoloured Water)

**** Halifax Water Release Water Service Advisory – Dartmouth Area – Water Service Interruption ​ Crews are on-site undertaking an emergency water main repair near 210 Wyse Road, Dartmouth. Crews expect water service to be restored to impacted customers in surrounding areas by 11:00 AM today. This work is taking place within an existing construction ...

Active transportation devices now permitted on Halifax Transit buses and ferries

**** HRM Media Release Active transportation devices now permitted on Halifax Transit buses and ferries The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following policy adjustments concerning the use of active transportation devices on Halifax Transit conventional buses and ferries. E-bikes can now be transported on bike racks located at the front of Halifax ...

Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for June / Halifax District RCMP issues over 500 Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 28 drivers with impaired driving in June

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

Kings District RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Hwy. 12 in South Alton

**** RCMP Media Release Kings District RCMP investigating fatal collision ​ Kings District RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Hwy. 12 in South Alton. ​ On July 12,​ 2022,​ at approximately​ 3:55​ p.m., Kings District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a two-vehicle collision on Hwy. 12 in South Alton. RCMP officers ...

Halifax District RCMP conducted traffic enforcement in the Fall River, Prospect and Timberlea areas after an increase in complaints from the public

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP conducts traffic enforcement in response to complaints from the public ​ Halifax District RCMP conducted traffic enforcement in the Fall River, Prospect and Timberlea areas after an increase in complaints from the public. ​ This past Sunday evening, Halifax District RCMP completed vehicle check points and traffic enforcement ...

Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired & stunting statistics for June 2022

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial stunting statistics for June 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 June 2022, the Nova Scotia RCMP charged​ ...

RCMP Northeast Traffic Services – Cape Breton has charged two men with stolen property offences that occurred in Howie Centre, Inverness, and Halifax

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP charge two men involved in incidents across Nova Scotia RCMP Northeast Traffic Services – Cape Breton has charged two men with stolen property offences that occurred in Howie Centre, Inverness, and Halifax. On July 2, 2022, Halifax Regional Police received a report that a red Honda Civic been had been ...

Kings District RCMP is investigating a serious collision that occurred on Gospel Rd. in Glenmont

**** RCMP Media Release Kings District RCMP investigating serious collision ​ Kings District RCMP is investigating a serious collision that occurred on Gospel Rd. in Glenmont. ​ On July 8, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Kings District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a two-vehicle collision on Gospel Rd in Glenmont. RCMP officers learned that a Honda ...

Spring Garden Road Bus-only Pilot paused effective Friday, July 8

**** HRM Media Release Spring Garden Road Bus-only Pilot paused effective Friday, July 8 ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the Spring Garden Road Bus-only Pilot will be paused on Friday, July 8 until further notice.​ ​ The municipality intends to re-evaluate the current traffic control measures to recommend alternative methods to ...

Halifax Transit temporary service disruptions

**** Halifax Transit Release Halifax Transit temporary service disruptions The municipality is advising residents that, due to current staff availability, Halifax Transit anticipates conventional bus service will be impacted. As a result, beginning Monday, July 11 and effective until further notice, select Halifax Transit trips are being cancelled in an effort to provide more certainty ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (July 8) 

Weekly Traffic Advisories (July 8)  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 Construction – Mumford Road Halifax Transit Terminal ...

Neighbourhood speed limit reductions coming to Ridgevale

**** HRM Media Release Neighbourhood speed limit reductions coming to Ridgevale ​ 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 and the Bedford bypass. Neighbourhood speed limit reductions are part of the municipality’s ongoing initiatives to ...

This year’s parade will begin at 12:00PM on Saturday, July 16 – PARADE ROUTE

**** Info via Halifax Pride This year’s parade will begin at 12:00PM on Saturday, July 16. PARADE ROUTE Due to the Cogswell Interchange construction taking place this summer, Halifax Pride and the Halifax Regional Municipality have created a new parade route that will start at Citadel High and avoid construction near Upper Water Street. The ...

Interrupter Clause July 6, 2022

Interrupter Clause July 6, 2022 Gas down 10.5 Diesel down 10.2 ...

Over the past two days, the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 42 tickets in relation to speeding and other motor vehicle-related offences

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 42 tickets for speeding and other vehicle-related offences ​ Over the past two days, the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 42 tickets in relation to speeding and other motor vehicle-related offences. ​ Since Monday, members of the HRP Traffic Unit issued 42 summary offence tickets: 12 for speeding, ...

Queens District RCMP investigating fatal single vehicle crash

**** RCMP Media Release Queens District RCMP investigating fatal single vehicle crash ​ Queens District RCMP is investigating a fatal single vehicle crash that occurred on Hwy. 103 in East Port Hebert. ​ On July 4,​ 2022,​ at approximately​ 3:20​ p.m., Queens District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy. ...

Repost – Emergency vehicles approaching with lights and Sirens – Pull over and stop! / Slow Down, Move Over

**** RCMP Media Release —- REPOST Emergency vehicles approaching with lights and Sirens – Pull over and stop! The RCMP would like to remind the public that emergency personnel risk their lives every day to help us in our time of need. Sometimes they face that risk just getting there. When you’re driving and you ...

Macdonald and MacKay Bridge maintenance

**** Info via HHB Macdonald Bridge Sidewalk CLOSURE BEGINNING TONIGHT the sidewalk will be closed overnights from July 4 – July 14, from 7:00pm until 5:30am. MacKay Bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Tue July 5 from 9 AM to 3 PM for urgent pavement repair. ...

East Hants District RCMP arrested a 32-year-old man from Halifax after dangerous operation of a vehicle​ and flight from police

**** RCMP Media Release Police arrest man after Dangerous Operation of a Vehicle​ and flight from police ​ East Hants District RCMP arrested a 32-year-old man from Halifax Regional Municipality after dangerous operation of a vehicle​ and flight from police.​ ​ On July 1 at 12:27 p.m., East Hants District RCMP responded to a report ...

July Temperature Outlook via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada July Temperature Outlook A good portion of the month of June continued to be cooler in southern British Columbia, while parts of the Northwest Territories such as Yellowknife or Hay River saw temperatures in the mid to high 20s in the first week of June. On June 9, Nova Scotia ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (June 30) 

Weekly Traffic Advisories (June 30)  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 Traffic Delay – Barrington Street ​ Location: Barrington Street ...

Neighbourhood speed limit reductions coming to Erindale Estates and Briarwood

**** HRM Media Release Neighbourhood speed limit reductions coming to Erindale Estates and Briarwood ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that speed limits will be reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h on Deyoung Drive and Kenyata Drive and in the residential streets bound by Hornes Road, Caldwell Road and Cow Bay Road. ...

Police on scene of motor vehicle collision

**** HRP Media Release Police on scene of motor vehicle collision ​ Police are on scene of a two-vehicle collision in Bedford and are temporarily redirecting traffic. ​ Officers are on scene of a two-vehicle collision on Damascus Road in Bedford. There are no reported injuries at this time. ​ Traffic is being redirected from ...

Traffic Delays – Canada Day parades and events

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delays – Canada Day parades and events ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following traffic delays, for various parades and events occurring on Friday, July 1 (Canada Day): ​ EPIC Multisports’ EPIC Canadian Run for Canada 5K & 10K ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ...

Traffic Delay – Running race in Dartmouth

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Running race in Dartmouth ​ Location: Lakeshore Park Terrace, Micmac Boulevard and Highway 111 ramps ​ Date: Thursday, June 30 ​ Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ​ Details: Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the EPIC Multisports’ EPIC Canadian Run for Canada 6.1K. ​ Traffic impact: Traffic delays are expected ...

Annapolis District RCMP is investigating a serious single motor vehicle collision

**** RCMP Media Release   RCMP investigates serious collision Annapolis District RCMP is investigating a serious single motor vehicle collision that occurred last evening. At approximately 8:39 p.m., RCMP, EHS and Fire responded to the collision on Shore Rd. in Mount Hanley where they​ located​ a car in the ditch​ off the roadway on its ...

Halifax District RCMP have responded to an increase in thefts from motor vehicles

**** RCMP Media Release As we’ve welcomed warmer weather in recent weeks, Halifax District RCMP have responded to an increase in thefts from motor vehicles. Wallets, cash, cell phones, sunglasses and clothing are the items most often stolen. The break-ins occur quickly and often go undetected until owners return to their vehicles to find things ...

HRP is highlighting the need for commuters to keep road crews safe. Road construction is in full swing

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police is highlighting the need for commuters to keep road crews safe. Road construction is in full swing. Always pay close attention to sign flaggers, be prepared to stop suddenly while driving through construction zones & stay a safe distance from workers & equipment. ...

Police have identified the driver in a vehicle-cyclist collision that occurred in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police identify driver in vehicle-cyclist collision ​ Police have identified the driver in a vehicle-cyclist collision that occurred in Halifax last week. ​ On June 23 at approximately 4 p.m., officers responded to the 1400 block of Oxford Street for the report of a collision between a motorist and a cyclist. ...

Police are on scene of a single vehicle crash in Halifax and are temporarily restricting traffic

**** HRP Media Release Police on scene of single vehicle crash ​ Police are on scene of a single vehicle crash in Halifax and are temporarily restricting traffic. ​ Officers have responded to a report of a motorcycle crash on the Bedford Highway near the Windsor Street exchange. The driver has been transported to hospital ...

Police investigate motor vehicle collision on Quinpool Road, Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police investigate motor vehicle collision on Quinpool Road, Halifax Today at approximately 7:05 am Halifax Regional Police responded to a single motor vehicle collision in the 6200 block of Quinpool road, Halifax. The vehicle struck a service pole and subsequently a second light standard. ​ The 26-year-old driver was transported to ...

Police are investigating a hit and run that occurred in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release   Police investigate hit and run ​ Police are investigating a hit and run that occurred in Halifax yesterday. ​ Officers responded to a report of a collision between a motorist and a cyclist that occurred at approximately 4 p.m. in the 1400 block of Oxford Street in Halifax. The driver ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (June 24) 

Weekly Traffic Advisories (June 24)  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 Traffic Delay – John Brackett Drive ​ Location: John Brackett ...

Regimental Memorial for Constable Heidi Stevenson

**** RCMP Media Release Regimental Memorial for Constable Heidi Stevenson The family of Constable Heidi Stevenson and the law enforcement community will be honouring Cst. Stevenson during an RCMP Regimental Memorial on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Due to COVID restrictions at the time of Cst. Stevenson’s passing, the RCMP was unable to hold a Regimental ...

(ENDED) Special weather statement in effect for: Halifax County – east of Porters Lake

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Special weather statement in effect for: Halifax County – east of Porters Lake Significant rainfall likely on Friday. Total rainfall: 40 to 60 mm, except locally higher amounts in areas of heaviest rain. Locations: eastern mainland Nova Scotia, and Cape Breton. Time span: beginning late tonight, and continuing ...

Different types of lightning

**** Info via Environment Canada Different types of lightning Lightning is a high-current electric discharge that occurs when charges build up in the atmosphere. Ice crystals and water droplets in a cloud become charged as they rub together. When the charge build-up is sufficient, it is discharged in the form of a lightning bolt. That’s ...

Police charge woman for stunting

**** HRP Media Release Police charge woman for stunting ​ Police have a charged a woman for stunting in Dartmouth this morning. ​ At approximately 8 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 118 near Wright Avenue in Dartmouth. The officer observed the ...

When thunder roars, go indoors!

**** Info via Environment Canada When thunder roars, go indoors! This week is Canada’s Lightning Safety Awareness Week, which always takes place during the third week of June. It aims to educate and raise awareness about the danger of lightning to lower the number of deaths and injuries caused yearly by lightning strikes. You can avoid ...

Spring Garden Road Bus-only Pilot launches Monday, July 4

**** HRM Media Release Spring Garden Road Bus-only Pilot launches Monday, July 4 ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the Spring Garden Road Bus-only Pilot will begin on Monday, July 4 and run until June 2023, with the following adjustments: ​ Spring Garden Road, from Queen to South Park streets, will be ...

Lightning Safety Awareness Week

**** Info via Environment Canada Lightning safety (photo via Josh Brown)  Each year lightning kills two to three Canadians and injures approximately 180 others. So, how do you keep yourself and your family safe when lightning strikes? Read the tips and information below and stay safe! The first and most important thing to remember is ...

West Hants District RCMP investigating serious single vehicle crash

**** RCMP Media Release West Hants District RCMP investigating serious single vehicle crash ​ West Hants District RCMP is investigating a serious single vehicle crash that occurred on Bishopville Rd. in Bishopville. ​ On June​ 19,​ 2022,​ at approximately​ 5:50​ p.m., West Hants District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a single vehicle crash on ...

La Niña might persist until 2023

**** Info via Environment Canada La Niña might persist until 2023 According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), there is a high probability that the ongoing La Niña event, which has intensified drought and flooding in different parts of the world, will continue until fall and the start of winter in the northern hemisphere. The current ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (June 17) 

Weekly Traffic Advisories (June 17)  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 – Uniacke Street ​ Location: Uniacke Street, from ...

Several weather extremes in different regions in Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada Several weather extremes in different regions in Canada Significant weather extremes are happening in different regions of Canada. The Prairies are currently experiencing heavy rainfall over 3 days, causing flooding in many areas. Nunavut and northern Quebec have had a significant two-week warm spell, and the Saguenay region, in Quebec, ...

Transport Canada is proposing new regulations to fine companies or individuals who violate the Motor Vehicle Safety Act

**** Transport Canada Release Transport Canada announces new regulations to fine companies or individuals who violate the Motor Vehicle Safety Act Transport Canada is proposing new regulations to fine companies or individuals who violate the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Penalties could range up to $4,000 for an individual violating the Act, and up to $200,000 for a company. Fines ...

Police investigate multiple incidents of property damage

**** HRP Media Release Police investigate multiple incidents of property damage ​ Police are investigating a number of reports of property damage to vehicles in Halifax last night. ​ This morning police received reports of vehicles on Church and Harvey streets that had their tires cut. Officers located 15 vehicles that had been damaged.​ It ...

Lunenburg District RCMP investigating fatal single vehicle crash

**** RCMP Media Release Lunenburg District RCMP investigating fatal single vehicle crash ​ Lunenburg District RCMP is investigating a fatal single vehicle crash that occurred on Hwy. 329 in East River Point. ​ On June​ 14,​ 2022,​ at approximately​ 10:30​ p.m., Lunenburg District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy. ...

Traffic Advisory – Glebe Street – Hydrant Repair

**** Halifax Water Release Traffic Advisory – Glebe Street – Hydrant Repair ​ Halifax Water crews are working to repair a fire hydrant near the intersection of Glebe Street and Novalea Drive, Halifax. There will be stop-and-go traffic in this area until repairs are complete.The sidewalk near this hydrant is closed. This work will not ...

Can nature protect us from severe weather?

**** Info via Environment Canada This is the question the citizens of Truro in Nova Scotia asked themselves. This town of 12,000 people is located on the floodplain of the Salmon River that flows into the Bay of Fundy, and is part of a large network of dykes. In 2012, a severe flooding event breached ...

Nova Scotia RCMP is reminding motorists and cyclists that there’s a shared responsibility when it comes to bicycle safety on our roads

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP is reminding motorists and cyclists about safety The Nova Scotia RCMP is reminding motorists and cyclists that there’s a shared responsibility when it comes to bicycle safety on our roads. “It all comes down to safety around bikes,” says Cpl. Chris Marshall, Public Information Officer with the Nova ...

(ENDED) Special weather statement in effect 

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Special weather statement in effect  Significant rainfall continues. Total rainfall: 25 to 45 mm. Locally higher amounts near 50 mm possible. Locations: parts of mainland Nova Scotia, and eastern Cape Breton. Time span: ongoing today. Remarks: Rain is forecast to remain moderately heavy in nature today. Peak rainfall ...

For the month of May, Nova Scotia RCMP charged​ 148​ drivers with impaired related offences / In May 2022, the Nova Scotia RCMP charged​ 22​ drivers with stunting

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for May 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 May 2022​ ...

Cumberland County District RCMP investigating fatal single vehicle crash

**** RCMP Media Release Cumberland County District RCMP investigating fatal single vehicle crash Cumberland County District RCMP is investigating a fatal single vehicle crash that occurred on North Shore Rd. in Malagash. On June 12, 2022 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Cumberland County District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a single vehicle crash on North ...

Tips For Preventing Wildlife Vehicle Collisions Via Watch For Wildlife

**** Info via WATCH FOR WILDLIFE. Tips for Preventing Wildlife Vehicle Collisions via Watch for Wildlife Watch your speed –  Collisions with wildlife can be sometimes be avoided if you have time to slow up and avoid a collision, especially on rural roads. Scan Ahead – Scanning ahead for animals helps you to see them before they are in your ...

What is an atmospheric river?

**** Info via Environment Canada Atmospheric River What river has the largest flow of water on Earth? You guessed it, the Amazon, with an average water discharge of 209,000 m3/s! But when meteorologists talk about a massive “river of moisture,” they’re not referring to the Amazon! To meteorologists, an atmospheric river is a broad band or region ...

Some Canadians Drive While Believing They Are Impaired By Alcohol Cannabis Or Other Drugs, MADD Canada Survey Shows

**** MADD Media Release Some Canadians Drive While Believing They Are Impaired By Alcohol Cannabis Or Other Drugs, MADD Canada Survey Shows   Many Canadians drive after consuming alcohol, cannabis, and illicit drugs, medications (prescribed or not) or other substances for recreational purposes or to get high even though they believe they are impaired, according to ...

Many turtles, including snappers, have been or are beginning to migrate to nesting grounds to lay their clutch

Many turtles, including snappers, have been or are beginning to migrate to nesting grounds to lay their clutch. As drivers, please keep your eyes open for turtles, both big and small, on or near roadways. The Nova Scotia Turtle Patrol monitor migrations and nesting sites, especially with species at risk such as snapping turtles. You ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (June 10) 

Weekly Traffic Advisories (June 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 **** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Hollis Street ​ Location: Hollis Street, between ...

Help protect your property by ensuring your vehicle is locked at all times and never leave valuables in your vehicle

**** HRP Media Release   Help protect your property by ensuring your vehicle is locked at all times and never leave valuables in your vehicle, especially in plain view. Vehicle security Call police at 902.490.5020 if you witness someone behaving suspiciously around vehicles, e.g. trying door handles, looking inside vehicles. What to do if your vehicle ...

New Glasgow Regional Police have charged three persons with multiple offences after several reports of property damages and stolen vehicles

**** New Glasgow Police Release New Glasgow Regional Police have charged three persons with multiple offences after several reports of property damages and stolen vehicles   New Glasgow Regional Police has arrested three males for multiple offences as a result of an intensive investigation by New Glasgow Regional Police Patrol Units with assistance of New ...

(ENDED) Rainfall warning in effect 

**** Info via Environment Canada   —- ENDED Rainfall warning in effect  Rain, at times heavy, is expected. Total rainfall: 50 to 70 mm. Location: Halifax County. Time span: The rain at times heavy will taper off to showers in the next hour or two. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for ...

Halifax Regional Police charged 20 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of May

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for May ​ Halifax Regional Police charged 20 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of May. ​ Of the 20 drivers, 17 were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by alcohol and three drivers were issued a driving suspension for operating ...

This week, the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 94 tickets in relation to speeding and other motor vehicle-related offences

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 94 tickets for speeding and other vehicle-related offences ​ This week, the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 94 tickets in relation to speeding and other motor vehicle-related offences. ​ Since Monday, members of the HRP Traffic Unit issued 94 summary offence tickets: 28 for speeding, 21 for no ...

Halifax District RCMP issues over 600 Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 22 drivers with impaired driving in May

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP issues over 600 Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 22 drivers with impaired driving in May ​ The Halifax District RCMP laid over​ 600​ Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 22​ drivers with impaired driving during the month of Mai​ 2022. ​ Halifax District charged 17​ drivers with ...

Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a vehicle stolen from a property on Tanner Frederick Rd. in Glen Haven

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a vehicle stolen from a property on Tanner Frederick Rd. in Glen Haven. On June 4, at approximately 7 a.m., Halifax District RCMP received a report of a theft of a vehicle from a property on Tanner Frederick Rd. in ...

Halifax Transit offers free transit and ferry services this summer

**** HRM Media Release Halifax Transit offers free transit and ferry services this summer   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Halifax Transit will be offering free transit service on Fridays and free ferry service on Saturdays throughout the summer. From Friday, July 1 to Wednesday August 31, 2022 – transit service will ...

Neighbourhood speed limit reductions coming to Heritage Hills

**** HRM Media Release Neighbourhood speed limit reductions coming to Heritage Hills ​ 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 off of Cow Bay Road. Neighbourhood speed limit reductions are part of the municipality’s ongoing initiatives to improve road safety. ...

Halifax District RCMP arrest four drivers and suspend licenses of three others for impaired driving since Saturday

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP arrest four drivers and suspend licenses of three others for impaired driving ​ Halifax District RCMP has arrested four drivers and suspended the licenses of three additional drivers for impaired driving in the Halifax Regional Municipality since Saturday. ​ On June 3, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the RCMP’s ...

The RCMP Northeast Nova Major Crime Unit has charged a man with murder after a fatal motor vehicle collision on on Denoon St. in Pictou

**** RCMP Media Release UPDATE: RCMP charge man with homicide The RCMP Northeast Nova Major Crime Unit has charged a man with murder after a fatal motor vehicle collision on on Denoon St. in Pictou. At approximately​ 9:55​ p.m. on June 3, Pictou County District RCMP responded to a report of a collision involving a ...

Police arrested three impaired drivers in under two hours last night in Halifax and Dartmouth

**** HRP Media Release Police arrest three impaired drivers ​ Police arrested three impaired drivers in under two hours last night in Halifax and Dartmouth. ​ At approximately 7:30 p.m., police responded to a report of an erratic driver in the area of Mount Hope Avenue and Baker Drive in Dartmouth. East Division patrol members ...

Speed limit changes coming to Lacewood Drive

**** HRM Media Release Speed limit changes coming to Lacewood Drive ​ 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 Lacewood Drive in Halifax. The reduced speed zone is between Radcliffe Drive and Fairfax Drive. ​ Crews will be ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (June 3) 

Weekly Traffic Advisories (June 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 **** HRM Media Release Tree Trimming – Linear Park Trail ​ Location: Linear Park Trail, between ...

Water Service Advisory – Halifax Peninsula – Water System Maintenance

**** Halifax Water Release   Water Service Advisory – Halifax Peninsula – Water System Maintenance ​ On Wednesday, June 8, between 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Halifax Water crews will be undertaking water valve and hydrant maintenance work in various areas on the Halifax peninsula. These areas include the south end, and the downtown core, ...

Police issue 56 tickets for speeding and other vehicle-related offences

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 56 tickets for speeding and other vehicle-related offences ​ On Wednesday and Thursday, the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 56 tickets in relation to stunting, speeding and other motor vehicle-related offences. ​ Over the two days, Traffic members issued 56 summary offence tickets: 25 for speeding including one ...

June temperature outlook via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada June temperature outlook May was yet another cool month for parts of the Prairies and wet month for the West Coast, but summer-like temperatures and storms appeared in the eastern part of the country. For some areas, including Ottawa, Earlton, Montréal and Sherbrooke, there were three consecutive days of temperatures ...

Hurricane Season Preparation

**** EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE Release Hurricane Season Preparation ——————————————————– The province asks Nova Scotians to help minimize the risk of property damage and personal injury by being prepared for a hurricane or tropical storm. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June to November. Nova Scotians should prepare in advance and monitor local weather forecasts. The ...

The Canadian Hurricane Centre delivers outlook for the 2022 hurricane season

**** Info via Environment Canada The Canadian Hurricane Centre delivers outlook for the 2022 hurricane season Another above-average hurricane season is expected this year according to the Canadian Hurricane Centre of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). With this in mind, ECCC meteorologists are encouraging Canadians to get prepared for the season, which officially runs ...

This week, the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 62 tickets in relation to unsafe vehicles and other motor vehicle-related offences

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 62 tickets for unsafe vehicles and other vehicle-related offences ​ This week, the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 62 tickets in relation to unsafe vehicles and other motor vehicle-related offences. ​ On Monday and Tuesday, Traffic members issued 62 summary offence tickets: 19 for invalid safety inspections, 11 ...

Municipality supports business recovery with paid parking ticket forgiveness program

**** HRM Media Release Municipality supports business recovery with paid parking ticket forgiveness program ​ In support of business recovery, the Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of a parking change that will be in effect from June 1 to September 30. During this time, residents that make a $35 purchase at a business and ...

Traffic Advisory – Windmill Road & Akerley Boulevard – Street Reinstatement

**** Halifax Water Release Traffic Advisory – Windmill Road & Akerley Boulevard – Street Reinstatement ​ From 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on June 1 & 2, Halifax Water crews will be undertaking street reinstatement work near the intersection of Windmill Road and Akerley Boulevard, Dartmouth. See attached map for related traffic impacts. This work ...

West Hants District RCMP recovers stolen vehicles

**** RCMP Media Release West Hants District RCMP recovers stolen vehicles ​ West Hants District RCMP has recovered two stolen vehicles, worth over $200,000 on Hwy. 215 in Cambridge, Hants County. ​ On May 20, West Hants District RCMP learned that two trucks, an F550 and an F600, had been stolen from a property in ...

Halifax District RCMP issued over​ 150​ Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged​ 10​ impaired drivers during road safety week

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP issued over​ 150​ Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged​ 10​ impaired drivers during road safety week ​ Halifax District RCMP laid over​ 150​ Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged​ 10​ impaired drivers during Canada Road Safety Week (CRSW), which ran May​ 17-23. CRSW, an initiative led by the ...

Downtown Dartmouth OPEN STREET SUNDAY

**** Info via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission Downtown Dartmouth OPEN STREET SUNDAY We’ve partnered with the Planning and Design Centre to bring you Dartmouth Open Street Sundays on 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟮𝟲 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟭𝟮𝗻𝗼𝗼𝗻-𝟰𝗣𝗠! 🤩This is a street party you don’t want to miss! Portland Street & Prince Albert Road will be 𝗖𝗔𝗥 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 all the way ...

Police have charged a man in relation to an incident involving a vehicle in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man with motor vehicle offences ​ Police have charged a man in relation to an incident involving a vehicle in Halifax yesterday. ​ At approximately 5 a.m. police responded to a report of an unwanted person call in relation to man in a vehicle at a drive thru on ...

Speed limit changes coming to Cole Harbour Road (Route 207)

**** HRM Media Release Speed limit changes coming to Cole Harbour Road (Route 207) ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the speed limit will be reduced from 70 km/h to 60 km/h on a section Cole Harbour Road. The reduced speed zone is between Ritcey Crescent and Ross Road. ​ Crews will ...

Lunenburg District RCMP is investigating a fatal single vehicle crash that occurred on Hwy. 103 in Hebbs Cross

**** RCMP Media Release Lunenburg District RCMP investigating fatal single vehicle crash Lunenburg District RCMP is investigating a fatal single vehicle crash that occurred on Hwy. 103 in Hebbs Cross. On May 27, 2022 at approximately 11:55 p.m., Lunenburg District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy. 103 in Hebbs ...

30 years already for our UV Index!

“**” Info via Environment Canada 30 years already for our UV Index! On May 27, 30 years ago, Canada became the first country in the world to add the UV Index to its weather forecast as a tool to help Canadians understand the dangers from sun’s overexposure. It was invented by three of our scientists, ...

Police charge three people in relation to stolen vehicle

**** HRP Media Release Police charge three people in relation to stolen vehicle ​ Police have charged three people in relation to a motor vehicle that was stolen in Halifax this morning. ​ At approximately 6 a.m. police received a report that a pickup truck and a trailer had been stolen from the area of ...

Nova Scotia RCMP issued over 1,100 Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 38 impaired drivers during road safety week

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP issued over 1,100 Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 38 impaired drivers during road safety week The Nova Scotia RCMP laid over​ 1,100​ Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 38​ impaired drivers during Canada Road Safety Week (CRSW), which ran May​ 17-23. CRSW, an initiative led by the ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (May 27) 

Weekly Traffic Advisories (May 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   **** HRM Media Release Road Construction – Wright Avenue ​ Location: Wright ...

Volcanic eruption penetrates mesosphere

**** Info via Environment Canada Volcanic eruption penetrates mesosphere On January 15, a powerful volcanic eruption obliterated a small, uninhabited South Pacific island known as Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai. Satellite imagery showed the eruption, with a plume of brown ash, steam and gas rising like a mushroom above the blue Pacific waters. A sonic boom could ...

Lunenburg District RCMP is investigating the theft of a truck from a property in Upper LaHave

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigates theft of truck Lunenburg District RCMP is investigating the theft of a truck from a property in Upper LaHave. Sometime between 6:00 p.m. on May 23 and 10:00 a.m. on May 24, a 2005 Toyota Tundra was stolen from the driveway of a residence located on Hwy. 332. The ...

Dedicated transit-only bus lane opens on Bayers Road

**** HRM Media Release Dedicated transit-only bus lane opens on Bayers Road The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that a dedicated transit-only bus lane will open on Bayers Road, between Windsor Street and Connolly Street, on Thursday, May 26. The new, transit-only lane will operate in the outbound direction (north side of Bayers Road) ...

(ENDED) Frost advisory in effect

**” Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Frost advisory in effect Minimum temperatures: zero to plus 6 (coolest in low lying areas). Locations: Nova Scotia. Time Span: patchy frost is expected late overnight tonight into early Wednesday morning. Cover up plants, especially those in frost-prone areas. Frost advisories are issued when temperatures are expected to ...

​Victoria County District RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Hwy.​ 105​ on Kelly’s Mtn

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating fatal motorcycle crash ​Victoria County District RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Hwy.​ 105​ on Kelly’s Mtn., near Englishtown. On May​ 21, at approximately​ 4:42​ p.m., Victoria County District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a collision between a car and a motorcycle on Hwy. 105​ ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (May 20) 

Weekly Traffic Advisories (May 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   **** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Main Avenue and Maple Street ...

Scrapyard fire in Burnside: Air quality warning and Traffic Advisory

Significant fire at a scrap yard in Burnside. Multiple fire units on scene. Smoke can be seen from a significant distance. Via hfxalert POOR AIR QUALITY IN BURNSIDE —- ENDED Due to an active fire in Burnside, residents who are close to the fire are asked to close all windows and doors, and shut down ...

Police advise the public of planned street closures for the Blue Nose Marathon

**** HRP Media Release Police advise the public of planned street closures for the Blue Nose Marathon ​ Police are advising the public of the planned street closures in relation to the Blue Nose Marathon in Halifax this weekend. ​ HRP is prepared for the Blue Nose Marathon and will have officers performing traffic control along ...

Blue Nose Marathon – Road Closures, Parking & Transit Disruptions

**** HRM Media Release Blue Nose Marathon – Road Closures, Parking & Transit Disruptions ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following street closures, parking impacts and transit disruptions on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 as a result of the​ Blue Nose Marathon. ​ The following streets will be fully ...

Make road safety part of your long weekend plans

**** RCMP Media Release Make road safety part of your long weekend plans   The Victoria Day long weekend is the unofficial start to summer in Nova Scotia. Whether you’re heading to a get-together with family and friends or exploring new parts of the province, the RCMP encourages you to be safe on the roadways. ...

Halifax District RCMP issues over 385 Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 24 drivers with impaired driving in April

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP issues over 385 Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 24 drivers with impaired driving in April ​ The Halifax District RCMP laid over​ 385​ Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 24​ drivers with impaired driving during the month of April​ 2022. ​ Halifax District charged 18​ drivers with ...

Inverness County District RCMP investigating serious vehicle collision

**** RCMP Media Release Inverness County District RCMP investigating serious vehicle collision Inverness County District RCMP is investigating a serious vehicle collision that occurred on Hwy. 19 in Craigmore. On May 18, at approximately 3:10 p.m., Inverness County District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a collision between two SUVs on Hwy. 19 in Craigmore. ...

State of Global Climate for 2021 via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada State of Global Climate for 2021 Today, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released its report on the State of Global Climate for 2021, which draws attention to key climate trends and weather events that affected our planet over the last year. The report mentions rising global annual mean temperature, rising global ...

(ENDED) Frost advisory in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada   —- ENDED Frost advisory in effect Frost may damage frost-sensitive fruit trees and vegetable plants. Frost tonight. Locations: Most of mainland Nova Scotia. Time span: Overnight tonight, dissipating shortly after sunrise. Remarks: Clear skies and light winds will allow temperatures to fall overnight to near the freezing mark. The ...

Halifax District RCMP has arrested six drivers for impaired driving in the Halifax Regional Municipality since Saturday

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP encourage the public to call 911 when they suspect impaired driving after arresting six drivers ​ Halifax District RCMP has arrested six drivers for impaired driving in the Halifax Regional Municipality since Saturday. ​ On May 17, at approximately 10:40 p.m., Halifax District RCMP observed a Mitsubishi Outlander ...

Have you checked your Motor Vehicle Inspection Sticker lately?

**** New Glasgow Police Release Road Safety-Inspection Stickers Have you checked your Motor Vehicle Inspection Sticker lately? Remember your Motor Vehicle Inspection Certificate must be kept in your vehicle at all times. The certificate must match the sticker number, the inspectors names and signature. Expired Inspection Sticker can result in a fine of $180.00 and ...

Road & Vehicle Safety and MPU Halifax have teamed up to to promote National Road Safety Week!

**** Military Police Unit Halifax Release   Road & Vehicle Safety and MPU Halifax have teamed up to to promote National Road Safety Week! You can expect to see Military Police and members from Road & Vehicle Safety at the gates of CFB Halifax and 12 Wing Shearwater this week, educating and promoting safe driving ...

Police charge man for stunting

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man for stunting ​ Police have a charged a man for stunting in Halifax yesterday. ​ At approximately 3 p.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 vehicle’s speed at ...

Public Education Campaign on Blue-green Algae

**** CNS Media Release Public Education Campaign on Blue-green Algae ———————————————————- A new public education campaign will help Nova Scotians become more aware of blue-green algae when enjoying the province’s outdoors with the arrival of warmer weather. Cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, are naturally occurring in fresh water like lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. They can ...

Info via Sam Austin regarding the Dartmouth palm trees

Info via Sam Austin regarding the Dartmouth palm trees “We’re in wait and see mode. Both the palm at Sullivan’s and the one at Shubie aren’t in great shape right now. Something about this winter’s conditions really didn’t agree with them. We’re hoping they’ll send up new growth. Parks will assess where things are at ...

NSUARB at it again! Interrupter clause at midnight

NSUARB at it again! This time Gas is being adjusted UP 9.5, no change to Diesel. Effective at midnight ...

Members of Canada Task Force 5 Heavy Urban Search & Rescue assisting DNR near Horseshoe Lake, Yarmouth County

**** Info via HRFE Members of Canada Task Force 5 Heavy Urban Search & Rescue assisting Nova Scotia Government Natural Resources and Renewables at wildfire site near Horseshoe Lake, Yarmouth County. These members are providing infrared and conventional imaging Remote Piloted Aircraft System flights. Photographed early Sunday, May 15th. ...

Total lunar eclipse

**** Info via Environment Canada Total lunar eclipse On the night of May 15-16, if the sky is clear, a total lunar eclipse will be visible across the country. The eastern part of Canada will be able to see the entire eclipse, while Western Canada will miss part of the penumbral phase, when the Moon ...

Colchester County District RCMP is investigating after a fatal motor vehicle collision on Laybolt Rd. in Onslow Mountain

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating after fatal motor vehicle collision Colchester County District RCMP is investigating after a fatal motor vehicle collision on Laybolt Rd. in Onslow Mountain. On May 13, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Colchester County District RCMP, fire services and EHS responded to a report of a collision on Laybolt Rd. in ...

RCMP investigating after fatal motor vehicle collision

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating after fatal motor vehicle collision Colchester County District RCMP is investigating after a fatal motor vehicle collision on Laybolt Rd. in Onslow Mountain. On May 13, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Colchester County District RCMP, fire services and EHS responded to a report of a collision on Laybolt Rd. in ...

Update – Wildfire near Chaplin in HRM

**** Info via DNR Photos via Sean Prosser Update – Wildfire near Chaplin in HRM (referred to as Dean in an earlier tweet) is estimated to cover 20 hectares. Response includes 20 provincial fire crew members, one helicopter, seven volunteer fire departments and @hfxfire. The CL-415 water bomber is en route from Yarmouth. . . ...

RCMP request assistance in identifying suspect involved in hit and run

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP request assistance in identifying suspect involved in hit and run ​ Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance to identify a man in relation to a hit and run near exit 1H of the Hwy. 101/102 interchange in Bedford. ​ On May 12, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Halifax ...

Provincial fire crews and one helicopter, and several fire departments, are responding to a wildfire near Dean

**** Info via DNR Photos via Sean Prosser Provincial fire crews and one helicopter, and several fire departments, are responding to a wildfire near Dean. Helicopter is bucketing and ground crews are working the fire. Information will be updated . . . . ...

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

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for April 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 April 2022​ ...

Wildfire near Horseshoe Lake, Yarmouth Co. is now 60% contained

**** Info via DNR Wildfire near Horseshoe Lake, Yarmouth Co. is now 60% contained. Fire did not spread today and is still estimated to cover just over 3,100 hectares. At this time, we do not see it reaching communities. Crews and equipment will remain on scene until dark and return tomorrow. (photos Jaclyn Bourque) . ...

Nova Scotia RCMP reminding the public to not leave their pets in a vehicle this summer

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP reminding the public to not leave their pets in a vehicle this summer   With the summer weather finally here, the RCMP and the SPCA are encouraging motorists to think twice before leaving your pets in your vehicle for any amount of time. In the time it takes ...

Yarmouth County Forest Fire Update

**** DNR Release Yarmouth County Forest Fire Update The wildfire near Horseshoe Lake, Yarmouth County, is now estimated to cover about 3,100 hectares. While the fire continues to spread and approach Rushy Lake, it is remote and not expected to reach homes or communities. “Conditions are still adverse, so the fire may continue to spread. ...

Drones are not allowed to fly near disaster sites – like forest fires. It is unsafe for pilots and aircraft

**** Info via DNR Drones are not allowed to fly near disaster sites – like forest fires. It is unsafe for pilots and aircraft Wildfire response continues near Horseshoe Lake, Yarmouth Co. Two helicopters and crews from across the province, and the water bomber, are being mobilized. Fire size is estimated to be 1,000 ha. ...

HRP reminds people to not leave valuables in vehicles

**** HRP Media Release HRP reminds people to not leave valuables in vehicles ​ Halifax Regional Police is continuing to receive reports of vehicle break-ins and reminds people to not leave valuables in vehicles. ​ Over the last month, HRP has received 237 reports of thefts from motor vehicles throughout HRP territory. ​ We encourage ...

The fire near Horseshoe Lake, Yarmouth Co., is estimated to cover 1,000 ha.

Via DNR The fire near Horseshoe Lake, Yarmouth Co., is estimated to cover 1,000 ha. The @FFA_GovNL waterbomber has arrived and is dropping water on scene until dark. Crews off fire now for safety while water bomber is working. Final update for today. Updates tomorrow as work continues.   **** DNR Release Nova Scotia Welcomes ...

Nova Scotia Welcomes Forest Fire Aid from Newfoundland and Labrador

**** DNR Release Nova Scotia Welcomes Forest Fire Aid from Newfoundland and Labrador ———————————————————— A CL-415 water bomber is on its way from Newfoundland and Labrador to help Nova Scotia’s ground and air crews fight an out-of-control wildfire near Horseshoe Lake, Yarmouth County. The fire is estimated to cover about 350 hectares and continues to ...

Local fire crews are in Prospect for a brush fire in HRM. This is a update from Yarmouth

**** Via DNR Local fire crews are in Prospect for a brush fire in HRM. This is a update from Yarmouth “Two helicopters and 12 DNRR crew members are responding to a wildfire near Horseshoe Lake, Yarmouth Co. The fire is estimated to be 25 ha in size. Winds, low humidity are factors in the ...

RCMP is reminding motorists that vehicles with tinted windshields, front side windows or license plate covers are prohibited in Nova Scotia

**** RCMP Media Release The Nova Scotia RCMP is reminding motorists that vehicles with tinted windshields, front side windows or license plate covers are prohibited in Nova Scotia. ​ While some motorists install after-market window tint or license plate covers, for cosmetic reasons, these modifications pose safety risks to road users. Window tint reduce drivers’ ...

Provincial fire crews are responding to a wildfire about two kilometres west of South Horseshoe Lake

**** Info via DNR This fire is still ongoing “Provincial fire crews are responding to a wildfire about two kilometres west of South Horseshoe Lake, Yarmouth Co. Fire is estimated to be 50 ha. Crews have left for the night and will return in the morning.” ...

East Hants District RCMP investigating collision involving pedestrian

**** RCMP Media Release East Hants District RCMP investigating collision involving pedestrian East Hants District RCMP is investigating a collision that involved a pedestrian on Hwy. 1 in Mount Uniacke. On May 7, 2022, at approximately 3:45 p.m., East Hants District RCMP responded to a report of a collision involving two vehicles and a pedestrian ...

The Nova Scotia RCMP has tips for drivers of two-wheeled and four-wheeled vehicles this “Motorcycle May.”

**** RCMP Media Release Road users should prepare for return of Motorcycles in May The Nova Scotia RCMP has tips for drivers of two-wheeled and four-wheeled vehicles this “Motorcycle May.” At the start of the unofficial riding season, riders are encouraged to make sure their bikes are in good shape and drivers are encouraged to ...

May Temperature Outlook via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada May Temperature Outlook Weather in April can always be unpredictable. A ridge of high pressure brought above-normal temperatures in Southern Ontario the second week of April. Windsor and Sarnia reported daily maximum temperatures of 20 °C right before a spring snowstorm hit southeastern Saskatchewan, southern Manitoba and northern Ontario, bringing ...

Police have a charged a man in relation to the dangerous operation of a vehicle in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man for dangerous operation of a vehicle ​ Police have a charged a man in relation to the dangerous operation of a vehicle in Halifax yesterday. ​ At approximately 1:55 p.m. officers attempted to stop a vehicle with no license plate near the intersection of Dunbrack and Willett streets. ...

The sounds of spring

**** Info via Environment Canada The sounds of spring Spring usually heralds warmer weather, blooming flowers, backyard BBQs, and the return of birds’ songs. Did you know that the natural sounds of nature, bird song especially, play an important role in keeping us connected to our environment? An international team of researchers, led by the University ...

Traffic and Transit disruptions near QEII VG Hospital site beginning May 2

**** NSHA Media Release Traffic and Transit disruptions near QEII VG Hospital site beginning May 2 Nova Scotia Health Is asking people with appointments at the Victoria General site of the QEII, including the Dickson Building, to allow extra time to travel to the site due to a Halifax Water project beginning Monday, May 2 ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Apr 29) 

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Apr 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   **** HRM Media Release Road Construction – Intersection of Wyse Road ...

Richmond County District RCMP has charged a woman with impaired driving on Hwy. 104 in Louisdale

**** RCMP Media Release Richmond County District RCMP charge woman with impaired driving Richmond County District RCMP has charged a woman with impaired driving on Hwy. 104 in Louisdale, after she provided breath samples that were over three times the legal limit. On April 25, 2022, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Richmond County District RCMP received ...

Halifax District RCMP respond to motor vehicle collision in Beaver Bank

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP respond to motor vehicle collision in Beaver Bank Halifax District RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles that occurred on Beaver Bank Rd. in Beaver Bank. On April 27, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Halifax District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a report of a ...

This week, the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 110 tickets for speeding, distracted driving and motor vehicle-related offences

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 110 tickets for speeding, distracted driving and other vehicle-related offences ​ This week, the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 110 tickets for speeding, distracted driving and motor vehicle-related offences. ​ On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday members issued 110 summary offence tickets: 61 for speeding (including two for stunting), ...

RCMP arrest woman for impaired driving in relation to a crash

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP arrest woman for impaired driving in relation to a crash Colchester County District RCMP has arrested a woman for impaired driving following a vehicle crash on Hwy. 2 in Hilden. At approximately 10:15 a.m. yesterday, Colchester County District RCMP, EHS and fire responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy. ...

(Update) RCMP refer fatal collision to the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team / SiRT Investigating Collision Involving RCMP Officer

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP refer fatal collision to the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team Antigonish County District RCMP has referred an investigation into a fatal collision on Hwy. 104 in Addington Forks to the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT). At approximately 10:35 p.m. on April 27, Antigonish County District RCMP responded ...

Southeast RCMP Traffic Services has charged two drivers with stunting and five other drivers with speeding during recent traffic enforcement on Hwy. 102

**** RCMP Media Release Southeast RCMP Traffic Services charge two drivers with stunting Southeast RCMP Traffic Services has charged two drivers with stunting and five other drivers with speeding during recent traffic enforcement on Hwy. 102. On April 20, 2022, an RCMP officer was conducting traffic enforcement on Hwy. 102 when he observed a blue ...

Halifax District RCMP has charged a man for impaired driving after he tried to evade police on St. Margarets Bay Rd. in Upper Tantallon

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP charge man trying to evade police for impaired driving Halifax District RCMP has charged a man for impaired driving after he tried to evade police on St. Margarets Bay Rd. in Upper Tantallon. On April 24,​ shortly before 1 a.m., Halifax District RCMP received a complaint of a man driving ...

Police have charged two drivers with driving in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit today

**** HRP Media Release Police charge two drivers for stunting ​ Police have charged two drivers with driving in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit today. ​ At approximately 9:45 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed two vehicles travelling at a high rate of speed on Joseph Howe Drive in ...

Halifax District RCMP issues over 430 Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 19 drivers with impaired driving in March

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP issues over 430 Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 19 drivers with impaired driving in March ​ The Halifax District RCMP laid over​ 430​ Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 19​ drivers with impaired driving during the month of March​ 2022. ​ Halifax District charged 16​ drivers with ...

Police charge man with trespassing

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man with trespassing ​ Police have charged a man in relation to an incident involving vehicles and residences early this morning in Halifax. ​ At approximately 1:20 a.m. officers responded to a report of a man who was in the area of the 5600 block of North Street and ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Apr 22)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Apr 22)   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 Traffic Delay – Waverley Road Location: Waverley ...

Yesterday, the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 36 tickets for motor vehicle-related offences

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 36 tickets for speeding and other vehicle-related offences ​ Yesterday, the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 36 tickets for motor vehicle-related offences. ​ Members issued 36 summary offence tickets: 20 for speeding, 8 for driving without insurance and 8 for other offences including using a cellphone while driving ...

Today is Earth Day

Today is Earth Day Info via Earthday.org “This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods. For Earth Day 2022, we need to ...

Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial stunting statistics for March 2022

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial stunting statistics for March 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 March 2022, the Nova Scotia RCMP charged​ ...

Victoria County District RCMP is investigating the theft of a black 2008 Ford F-150

**** RCMP Media Release Have you seen this truck? Victoria County District RCMP is investigating the theft of a black 2008 Ford F-150, crew cab, bearing Nova Scotia license plate DAA645. The truck was stolen in Boularderie East sometime between January 1 and February 19, 2022. The truck was reported stolen to the RCMP on ...

Speed limit changes coming to Portland Street / Change in traffic operations – Intersection of Jubilee Road and Oxford Street

**** HRM Media Release Speed limit changes coming to Portland Street ​ 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 Portland Street in Dartmouth. The reduced speed zone is between Portland Estates Boulevard and Portland Hills Drive. ​ Crews ...

Last Thursday, the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 58 tickets for motor vehicle-related offences

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 58 tickets for speeding and other vehicle-related offences ​ Last Thursday, the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 58 tickets for motor vehicle-related offences. ​ On April 14, members issued 58 summary offence tickets: 35 for speeding, 10 for driving without insurance and 13 for other offences including using ...

Have you seen this utility trailer?

**** RCMP Media Release Have you seen this utility trailer? Inverness County District RCMP is investigating the theft of a silver 2019 N&N RD82192G14K trailer, bearing Nova Scotia licence plate T455615. The trailer was stolen sometime between April 8 and April 10, 2022, from a work site on Big Brook Rd. in River Denys. Anyone ...

(ENDED) Rainfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Rainfall warning in effect Rain, at times heavy, is expected. Total rainfall: 30 to 60 mm. Locations: Atlantic coastal counties of Nova Scotia from Halifax through Yarmouth. Time span: mid to late morning today until late this evening. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on ...

(ENDED) Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Special weather statement in effect Significant rain and wind is expected. Total rainfall: 40 to 70 mm. Locally higher amounts possible. Maximum wind gusts: near 80 km/h. Locations: Mainland Nova Scotia Time span: Tuesday through Wednesday morning. Remarks: Rain will begin Tuesday morning and become heavy, at times, ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that spring weight restrictions will be lifted on roads maintained by the municipality

**** HRM Media Release Lifting of Spring Weight Restrictions ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that spring weight restrictions will be lifted on roads maintained by the municipality, as of 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 17. ​ Spring weight restrictions will also be lifted on roads in the municipality maintained by Nova Scotia ...

RCMP investigates fatal single vehicle collision Hwy. 204. in West Leicester

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigates fatal single vehicle collision ​ At approximately 12:37 p.m. yesterday afternoon, police were notified of a collision on the Hwy. 204. in West Leicester. ​ Cumberland County District RCMP, Fire and EHS attended the scene and found a car struck a utility pole. The driver and lone occupant, a 27-year-old ...

Police remind citizens to share roads safely

**** HRP Media Release Police remind citizens to share roads safely ​ With Spring in full bloom, our neighbourhood streets are busy with people out and about enjoying the warmer weather. Halifax Regional Police is encouraging everyone to do their part to safely share our roadways. Motorists: Avoid distractions and focus on driving. Drive within ...

Halifax Regional Police charged 31 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of March

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for March ​ Halifax Regional Police charged 31 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of March. ​ Of the 31 drivers, 23 were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by alcohol, three were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by ...

Communities across the province will benefit from funding to help them adapt to climate change and mitigate its effects, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs

**** CNS Media Release Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities to Deliver Sustainable Communities Challenge Fund —————————————————————– Communities across the province will benefit from funding to help them adapt to climate change and mitigate its effects, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs. The Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities was selected through a request for proposals ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Apr 14)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Apr 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   **** HRM Media Release Road Construction – Upper Water Street Location: 2111 ...

Yesterday, the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 46 tickets for motor vehicle-related offences

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 46 tickets for speeding, stunting, failing to yield and other vehicle-related offences ​ Yesterday, the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 46 tickets for motor vehicle-related offences. ​ On Tuesday, members issued 46 summary offence tickets: 27 for speeding (including one for stunting), 11 for no insurance and eight ...

For the month of March, Nova Scotia RCMP charged​ 109​ drivers with impaired related offences

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for March 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 March 2022​ ...

Halifax District RCMP is investigating a fatal single vehicle crash that occurred on Cole Harbour Rd. in Cole Harbour.

‘*** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP investigating single vehicle crash ​ Halifax District RCMP is investigating a fatal single vehicle crash that occurred on Cole Harbour Rd. in Cole Harbour. ​ On April 11, 2022 at approximately 10:45 p.m., Halifax District RCMP, fire and EHS responded to a single vehicle crash on Cole Harbour ...

Nova Scotia RCMP is reminding motorists that speed and aggressive driving isn’t worth the risk

**** RCMP Media Release Speeding and Aggressive Driving. Not worth the risk. The Nova Scotia RCMP is reminding motorists that speed and aggressive driving isn’t worth the risk. Speeding and aggressive driving increase your risk of a motor vehicle collision and the injuries or death that may result. ​ What seems like a small increase ...

Nova Scotia, Other Maritime Provinces Support Maritime Bus

**** CNS Media Release Nova Scotia, Other Maritime Provinces Support Maritime Bus —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is joining its Maritime counterparts to provide financial support to Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus (Maritime Bus) to maintain bus operations throughout the region. The Province has allocated more than $400,000 to the company. “Maritime Bus provides an important, accessible and ...

Halifax District RCMP is reminding motorists to drive sober after arresting two drivers and suspending the license of a third in seven-hour span

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP is reminding motorists to drive sober after arresting two drivers and suspending the license of a third in seven-hour span ​ Halifax District RCMP arrested two drivers and suspended the license of a third driver for impaired driving offences in a seven-hour span last evening and early this ...

East Hants District RCMP seeking public assistance to identify ATV driver

**** RCMP Media Release East Hants District RCMP seeking public assistance to identify ATV driver ​ East Hants District RCMP is asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver of an ATV that was observed driving on Hwy. 214, Hwy. 2 and Hwy. 102 in Enfield, Elmsdale and Lantz on April 6, 2022. ​ ...

Over the past two days, the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued a number of tickets for motor vehicle-related offences

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 63 tickets for speeding, failing to move over for emergency vehicle and other vehicle-related offences Over the past two days, the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued a number of tickets for motor vehicle-related offences. On Wednesday and Thursday, members issued 63 summary offence tickets: 32 for speeding (including ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Apr 8)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Apr 8)   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 – Brunswick Street and surrounding area ...

Police have charged a woman with driving in excess of 60 km/h over the posted speed limit

**** HRP Media Release Police charge woman for stunting Police have charged a woman with driving in excess of 60 km/h over the posted speed limit today. At approximately 7:50 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 111 near Micmac Boulevard in Dartmouth. ...

Amendments to Motor Vehicle Act / Amendments to Motor Carrier Act

**** CNS Media Release Amendments to Motor Vehicle Act —————————————————————– Amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act will permit the safe operation of electric kick scooters (e-scooters) on municipal roadways. Changes introduced today, April 5, set the minimum age, maximum speed and other requirements in legislation and will allow municipalities to create bylaws related to where ...

Police issue 30 tickets for speeding in a school zone, driving without a license and other vehicle-related offences

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 30 tickets for speeding in a school zone, driving without a license and other vehicle-related offences ​ Yesterday, the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued a number of tickets for motor vehicle-related offences. ​ On Monday, members issued 30 summary offence tickets: 9 for speeding (including speeding in a ...

Record Warmth in Antarctica

**** Info via Environment Canada Record Warmth in Antarctica It’s the end of summer in the southern hemisphere, a time when Antarctica usually experiences a rapid drop in temperature. However, the continent just recently experienced record warm temperatures. On March 18, at the Concordia station, which is located at an altitude of 3233 m, the temperature ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Apr 4)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Apr 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   **** HRM Media Release Road Closure – Lady Hammond Road Bridge ...

Recall: 2019-2022 Dodge and RAM vehicles

**** Recall via Transport Canada Recall: 2019-2022 Dodge and RAM vehicles. On certain vehicles, the warning lamp for the electronic stability control (ESC) system may not turn on when there is a problem with the ESC system. Recall Details Transport Canada Recall # 2022-108 Recall Date 2022-03-11 Last Updated 2022-03-25 Notification Type Compliance Mfr System ...

Recall: 2019-2022 Volkswagen Atlas SUVs

**** Recall via Transport Canada Recall: 2019-2022 Volkswagen Atlas SUVs. On certain vehicles, the wiring contacts for the front doors may become damaged. If this happens, there could be a delay before the side airbags inflate in a side-impact crash. Recall Details Transport Canada Recall # 2022-110 Recall Date 2022-03-11 Last Updated 2022-03-18 Notification Type ...

Municipality preparing for forecasted weather event

**** HRM Media Release Municipality preparing for forecasted weather event The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor the weather forecast, with a complex weather system expected to move into the Halifax region tomorrow. ​ Current forecasts indicate snow beginning early Monday morning across the municipality, with an expected accumulation of 15 cm to 20 cm. ...

(ENDED) Snowfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Snowfall warning in effect Significant snowfall of 15 to 20 cm Monday. Locations: Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Antigonish, and Truro. Time span: early Monday morning until Monday evening. Remarks: A low pressure system will pass just south of Nova Scotia on Monday, bringing a widespread ...

Police is investigating numerous vehicle thefts and thefts from vehicles in the Colchester and East Hants area

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigates vehicle thefts and thefts from vehicles ​ Police is investigating numerous vehicle thefts and thefts from vehicles in the Colchester and East Hants area. ​ Between April 1 and April 2, 2022 police responded to four separate vehicle thefts in the Colchester area.​ It’s believed that the thefts of ...

April Temperature Outlook via Environment Canada 

**** Info via Environment Canada April Temperature Outlook via Environment Canada The beginning of March continued to be cold in the Prairies. Temperatures ran 6 to 16 degrees below normal in southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba from March 2 to March 11. About 10 – 20 cm of snow also fell during the same first ...

East Hants District RCMP is investigating after a fatal motor vehicle crash on Mill Village Rd. in Shubenacadie

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating after fatal motor vehicle crash East Hants District RCMP is investigating after a fatal motor vehicle crash on Mill Village Rd. in Shubenacadie. At approximately​ 7:25​ p.m. yesterday, police, EHS and the Shubenacadie Fire & Emergency Services responded to a motor vehicle collision on Mill Village Rd. in Shubenacadie. ...

(ENDED) Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Special weather statement in effect Significant snowfall is likely on Monday. Total snowfall: Possibly 15 to 25 cm for some areas of the province. Time span: Monday morning to Monday evening. Remarks: More detailed information will become available as the system draws nearer. Please continue to monitor alerts ...

Water Service Advisory – Discoloured Water – Dartmouth/Cole Harbour Area

**** Halifax Water Release Water Service Advisory – Discoloured Water – Dartmouth/Cole Harbour Area ​ Halifax Water is advising its water customers in the Dartmouth and Cole Harbour Area that there is the potential for discoloured water. This is the result of essential maintenance on the system and is only temporary.​ ​ Customers who experience ...

On Tuesday, the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 46 tickets for motor vehicle-related offences

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 46 tickets for speeding and other vehicle-related offences ​ On Tuesday, the Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 46 tickets for motor vehicle-related offences. ​ Members issued 46 summary offence tickets: 26 for speeding, seven for no insurance, and 13 for other offences including using a cell phone while ...

RCMP investigating single vehicle crash on Hwy. 104

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating single vehicle crash on Hwy. 104 Cumberland County District RCMP is investigating after a single vehicle crash on Hwy. 104 in Atkinson. On March 28, at approximately 11:25 a.m., Cumberland County District RCMP responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy. 104 in Atkinson. RCMP learned ...

Halifax District RCMP has arrested a man after he ran two vehicles off the road on Prospect Rd. in Whites Lake

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP arrest man who ran two vehicles off the road Halifax District RCMP has arrested a man after he ran two vehicles off the road on Prospect Rd. in Whites Lake. On March 26, 2022, at approximately 11:20 a.m., Halifax District RCMP was dispatched to a report of a ...

Police investigate and lay charges in a hit and run motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.​

**** HRP Media Release Police investigate and lay charges in a hit and run motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian Police are on scene investigating a third party report to police where a vehicle was seen striking a pedestrian, knocking them to the ground and failing to remain on the scene of the collision. At ...

RCMP Southeast Traffic Services charge 35 drivers in one day

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP Southeast Traffic Services charge 35 drivers in one day RCMP Southeast Traffic Services has charged 35 drivers with using a cell phone while driving in one day. On March 24, police were in various parts of the Halifax Regional Municipality conducting traffic enforcement related to use of cellular phones while ...

MADD Canada Launches Constable Heidi Stevenson’s Watch Police Award During National Impaired Driving Prevention Week

**** MADD Canada Release MADD Canada Launches Constable Heidi Stevenson’s Watch Police Award During National Impaired Driving Prevention Week   Windsor, Nova Scotia – Police officers across the province who are making extraordinary contributions to reducing the number of impaired drivers on Nova Scotia’s roads and highways will now be honoured with the new Constable ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Mar 25)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Mar 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   **** HRM Media Release Road Construction – Barrington Street and ...

The Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 131 tickets for motor vehicle-related offences over the last four days

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 131 tickets for speeding, failing to wear a seatbelt and other vehicle-related offences ​ The Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 131 tickets for motor vehicle-related offences over the last four days. ​ Since Monday, members issued 131 summary offence tickets: 41 for speeding, six for failing to wear ...

Halifax District RCMP has charged a man in relation to a theft of tires in Upper Tantallon

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP charge man involved in tire theft ​ Halifax District RCMP has charged a man in relation to a theft of tires in Upper Tantallon. ​ On March 8, 2022, Halifax District RCMP began an investigation into a theft of tires that had taken place at a storage container located beside a hardware ...

Do you know what these railway warning signs and signals mean? Give yourself a rail safety refresher.

**** Info via Operation Lifesaver Do you know what these railway warning signs and signals mean? Give yourself a rail safety refresher. SIGNS AND DEVICES Whether you’re driving, cycling or walking, knowing what railway warning signs and devices mean—and how to act when you see them—is key to staying safe around railway crossings and tracks. ...

Police charge woman for stunting

**** HRP Media Release Police charge woman for stunting Police have charged a woman with driving in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit today. At approximately 7:30 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 118 near Wright Avenue in Dartmouth. ...

Road Closure – Northbound Barrington Ramp from Cogswell Street

**** HRM Media Release Road Closure – Northbound Barrington Ramp from Cogswell Street ​ Location: Northbound ramp from Cogswell Street to Barrington Street in the Cogswell District ​ Date: Effective Monday, March 28 ​ Time: 24/7 ​ Work details: This work is in preparation of a by-pass road in support of the Cogswell District project. This by-pass road is expected to be in place ...

Retired volunteer firefighters with at least 15 years of service can apply for a special license plate at no additional charge in recognition of their service

**** HRFE Release Retired volunteer firefighters with at least 15 years of service can apply for a special license plate at no additional charge in recognition of their service The completed application form requires sign off at HQ. We encourage those eligible to email their form to volff@halifax.ca for faster processing. Alternatively, it can be ...

Have you seen this woman or vehicle?

**** RCMP Media Release Have you seen this woman or vehicle? On March 5, 2022 at approximately 5:15 p.m. a woman and a child were walking across a parking lot on Sunset St. in Pictou when a red Ford F150 backed out of a parking spot and into the woman and child, knocking them both ...

Police charge man for stunting

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man for stunting Police have charged a man with driving in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit today. At approximately 7 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 102 near Larry Uteck Boulevard in ...

Military Police Unit Halifax will be increasing their presence at gates and roadways in CFB Halifax and 12 Wing Shearwater this week as part of National Impaired Driving Prevention Week

**** Info via Military Police Halifax Military Police Unit Halifax will be increasing their presence at gates and roadways in CFB Halifax and 12 Wing Shearwater this week as part of National Impaired Driving Prevention Week. 🚗🚓🚫 Patrol members Cpl Luker and Cpl Pavlovic demonstrate using an Approved Screening Device on Lt(N) Pero, reminding drivers ...

RCMP to increase checkpoints for National Impaired Driving Prevention Week

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP to increase checkpoints for National Impaired Driving Prevention Week ​ Nova Scotia RCMP will be conducting checkpoints across the province between March 20-26 as part of National Impaired Driving Week. Officers will focus on road safety, including protecting Nova Scotians by removing impaired drivers from roadways. Motorists can expect to ...

For the month of February, Nova Scotia RCMP charged​ 91​ drivers with impaired related offences

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for February 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 February 2022​ ...

Spring equinox

**** Info via Environment Canada Spring equinox The spring equinox will arrive on Sunday at 11:33 a.m. EDT in the Northern Hemisphere, signalling the end of astronomical winter! The word “equinox” comes from Latin and means “equal night”. On the equinox, day and night are of approximately equal length all over the world. Even though ...

Report a pothole or sinkhole – priorities and timelines

**** HRM Media Release Potholes and Sinkholes Potholes are formed when water seeps through existing cracks and freezes and expands. When that water melts, it leaves a gap in the asphalt. Potholes can happen at any time of year but tend to worsen more rapidly due to the fluctuating temperatures during wintertime. Sinkholes are different from potholes ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Mar 18) 

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Mar 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   **** HRM Media Release Road Closure – Northbound Barrington Ramp ...

Police issue tickets for improper use of bus lanes

**** HRP Media Release Police issue tickets for improper use of bus lanes ​ Halifax Regional Police is reminding the public to obey the posted signs in relation to bus lanes throughout the region. ​ Yesterday, members of the Traffic Section issued 13 summary offence tickets in relation to the improper usage of bus lanes. ...

Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 67 tickets for motor vehicle-related offences over the last two days

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 67 tickets for speeding, distracted driving and other vehicle-related offences ​ The Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 67 tickets for motor vehicle-related offences over the last two days. ​ HRP Traffic Unit members have been continuing to monitor many of our roadways for traffic safety issues. Over the ...

Bridgewater Police Service is requesting assistance from the general public in identifying the owner and/or driver of a truck that was involved in a hit and run motor vehicle collision

**** Bridgewater Police Release Bridgewater Police Service is requesting assistance from the general public in identifying the owner and/or driver of a truck that was involved in a hit and run motor vehicle collision. On February 28th, 2022 at approximately 5:00 PM, a dark blue Dodge Ram truck collided into a vehicle in the parking ...

Canada may have monstrous snow, but Japan has “snow monsters”!

**** Info via Environment Canada Snow monsters Canada may have monstrous snow, but Japan has “snow monsters”! At an elevation of 1841 metres on the summit of the volcanic Mount Zao in Japan, about 350 km north of Tokyo, an unusual natural winter phenomenon gives birth to snowy, monster-like figures every year. The strange occurrence, ...

(ENDED) Rainfall, wind warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Update All ended Wind warning in effect Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. Maximum wind gusts: southerly 90 to 110 km/h. Locations: Nova Scotia. Time span: this afternoon and tonight. Remarks: Very strong southerly winds are expected to develop this afternoon and then become westerly and ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Mar 11)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Mar 11)   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 Traffic Delay – Upper Water Street ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor the weather forecast, with rain, high winds and dropping temperatures expected to move into the Halifax region Saturday

**** HRM Media Release Storm preparedness tips ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor the weather forecast, with rain, high winds and dropping temperatures expected to move into the Halifax region Saturday and Sunday. ​ Current forecasts indicate heavy rain beginning late afternoon Saturday, tapering off overnight. Winds will reach up to 80 to ...

Police charge man for stunting

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man for stunting ​ Police have charged a man with driving in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit today. ​ At approximately 8:20 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 111 near Burnside Drive ...

Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s help in identifying three men involved in a theft of tires in Upper Tantallon

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s help in identifying three men involved in a theft of tires in Upper Tantallon On March 8, 2022, shortly after midnight, a black Jeep Cherokee and a brown Honda Civic parked near a storage container located beside a hardware store at 5130 on ...

Burn Restrictions Begin March 15 / Burning Rules and Regulations in HRM

  **** NATURAL RESOURCES Release Burn Restrictions Begin March 15 —————————————————————- With spring approaching, the warmer and drier weather will increase the risk of wildfires. In 2021, provincial firefighters fought 113 wildfires covering 197 hectares across Nova Scotia. Provincial burn restrictions come into effect Tuesday, March 15. “As a former municipal fire chief, I know ...

Residents urged to stay off frozen lakes and ponds as ice testing concludes

**** HRM Media Release Residents urged to stay off frozen lakes and ponds as ice testing concludes   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that it is no longer safe to be on frozen lakes and ponds, as there is noticeable thin ice and open water in many lakes across the region. ​ The Ice ...

Steam Devils!

**** Info via Environment Canada Steam Devils! Have you ever heard of steam devils? Known by meteorologists as “Arctic outbreak vortices”, steam devils are whirls of steam that form when very cold air moves over open water, usually during the winter. Steam devils vary in size, appearing mostly thin and rope-like, but can occasionally look like large ...

RCMP investigating hit and run

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating hit and run ​ Halifax District RCMP is investigating a hit and run that occurred at exit 1G of the Hwy. 101/102 interchange in Lower Sackville. The vehicle that fled was a dark coloured Ford F-150. Police are appealing for information. ​ Shortly before 5 p.m. on March 7, ...

Halifax Regional Police charged 12 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of February

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for February ​ Halifax Regional Police charged 12 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of February. ​ Of the 12 drivers, 9 were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by alcohol, one was charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by ...

(ENDED) Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Special weather statement in effect Significant wind and rain is expected this weekend. Locations: Nova Scotia. Time span: Saturday morning through Saturday night. Remarks: An intense low pressure system is expected to track over the Maritimes Saturday bringing rain at times heavy and strong winds to much of ...

RCMP investigating a three vehicle collision believed to involve impaired driving

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating a three vehicle collision believed to involve impaired driving ​ RCMP North East Traffic Services is investigating a three vehicle head-on collision, where alcohol is believed to have been a factor, that occurred on Hwy​ 125 in Sydney Mines. At approximately​ 6:40​ p.m. on March 8, RCMP, Cape Breton ...

Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 65 tickets for motor vehicle-related offences over the last two days

***’ HRP Media Release Police issue 65 tickets for speeding, distracted driving and other vehicle-related offences ​ The Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit issued 65 tickets for motor vehicle-related offences over the last two days. ​ HRP Traffic Unit members have been continuing to monitor many of our roadways for traffic safety issues. Over the ...

Water Street Functional Plan –​ Winter 2022 Survey

**** HRM Media Release Water Street Functional Plan –​ Winter 2022 Survey The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to participate in a survey to help inform future changes to Water Street (Lower and Upper Water streets), from Terminal Road to Historic Properties. Water Street is among Halifax’s most prominent and historic streets. It plays ...

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

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP issues over 360 Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 19 drivers for impaired driving in February ​ The Halifax District RCMP laid over​ 360​ Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 19​ drivers for impaired driving during the month of February​ 2022. ​ Halifax District charged 14​ drivers with ...

Dwindling Arctic sea ice

**** Info via Environment Canada Dwindling Arctic sea ice In January 2022, the Arctic sea ice extent was 3.74% below the 1981-2010 average – marking the month the sixteenth smallest sea ice extent since satellite records began. The rapid decline of Arctic sea ice during the last couple of decades has encouraged climate scientists to study how ...

Police have charged a man in relation to the dangerous operation of a vehicle last weekend in Dartmouth

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man in relation to dangerous operation of vehicle ​ Police have charged a man in relation to the dangerous operation of a vehicle last weekend in Dartmouth. ​ At approximately 11:25 a.m. on March 5, an East Division patrol officer observed a vehicle driving dangerously in the area of ...

Know the dangers of ice

**** Red Cross Release Ice Safety Know the dangers of ice Ice Factors Many factors affect ice thickness including type of water, location, the time of year and other environmental factors such as: Water depth and size of body of water. Currents, tides and other moving water. Chemicals including salt. Fluctuations in water levels. Logs, ...

(ENDED) Rainfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Rainfall warning in effect Rainfall, combined with melting snow, is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. Total rainfall: 25 mm. Locations: Western Nova Scotia. Time span: tonight. Remarks: Rain, at times heavy, is expected tonight. The rain is expected to taper to ...

Police are on scene of a collision involving a vehicle and a cyclist at Hollis and Prince streets

**** HRP Media Release Police are on scene of a collision involving a vehicle and a cyclist at Hollis and Prince streets in Halifax. ​ At approximately 3:25 p.m. police responded to a report of a collision between a vehicle and a cyclist.​ The cyclist has been taken to hospital with what are believed to ...

Heads up. The Interrupter clause will be used tonight against the price of gas

Update via the NSUARB  Interrupter Invoked Effective midnight Monday, March 7, 2022, the prices of gasoline and diesel oil will be adjusted due to significant shifts in the market prices of gasoline and diesel oil. Pump prices will be changed at midnight tonight. Gas up 10.9 Diesel up 9.6 Heads up. The Interrupter clause will ...

Interrupter clause is being invoked again, this time for Gas and diesel.

**** Info via the NSUARB INTERRUPTER CLAUSE IN EFFECT TONIGHT! The NSUARB has posted this earlier “Interrupter Invoked Effective midnight Friday, March 4, 2022, the prices of gasoline and diesel oil will be adjusted due to significant shifts in the market prices of gasoline and diesel oil. Pump prices will be changed at midnight tonight.” ...

Police make public aware of recent catalytic converter thefts

**** HRP Media Release Police make public aware of recent catalytic converter thefts ​ Halifax Regional Police is continuing to receive reports of thefts of catalytic converters throughout the region. ​ A catalytic converter is an exhaust emission control device located under the vehicle between the muffler and the manifold. Catalytic converters are made of ...

RCMP arrest man for impaired driving following a single vehicle crash

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP arrest man for impaired driving following a single vehicle crash Southeast RCMP Traffic Services has arrested a man for Impaired Operation of a Conveyance following a single vehicle crash on Hwy. 102 in Goffs. On March 3, 2022,​ at approximately 5 p.m., police responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy. ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Mar 4)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Mar 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 **** HRM Media Release Road Closure – Argyle Street Location: Argyle Street, between ...

RCMP arrest a male for vehicle theft and flight from police

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP arrest a male for vehicle theft and flight from police ​ Southeast RCMP Traffic Services, East Hants District RCMP and Halifax Regional Police worked together to arrest a male who stole a vehicle from a property on Albro Lake Rd. in Dartmouth. ​ On March 2, at 1:38 p.m., Halifax ...

Traffic delays and road closure – Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival

**** HRM Media Release Traffic delays and road closure – Downtown Dartmouth Ice Festival ​ Location: Portland Street, from Alderney Drive to Victoria Road ​ Date: Saturday, March 5 (rain date of Sunday, March 6) ​ Time: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ​ Details: Traffic delays and a road closure will be in place in Downtown Dartmouth to facilitate ...

Police advise caution with weather conditions

**** HRP Media Release Police advise caution with weather conditions ​ With the deteriorating road conditions, police are advising motorists to use caution if you need to be on the roadway this afternoon. We have received a number of reports of collisions due to slippery roads and reduced visibility. ​ Allow extra time for your ...

Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit continues to focus on distracted and aggressive driving and issued 34 tickets yesterday and today for motor vehicle-related offences

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 34 tickets for distracted driving, speeding and other vehicle-related offences ​ Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit continues to focus on distracted and aggressive driving and issued 34 tickets yesterday and today for motor vehicle-related offences. ​ Yesterday, members from the Traffic Unit issued 33 summary offence tickets: eight for ...

Halifax District RCMP is investigating a vehicle theft and a theft of tools on Cirrus Ln. in Elmsvale

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP are asking residents to check their properties after responding to numerous thefts and break-ins ​ Halifax District RCMP is investigating a vehicle theft and a theft of tools on Cirrus Ln. in Elmsvale. ​ On March 2, at approximately 6 a.m., police received a complaint of a stolen vehicle on ...

Municipal Overnight Winter Parking Ban will be enforced 1-6 a.m., Friday, March 4

**** HRM Media Release Municipal Overnight Winter Parking Ban will be enforced 1-6 a.m., Friday, March 4 The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the overnight winter parking ban will​ be enforced from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. (in both Zone 1 – Central and Zone 2 – Non-Central), to allow crews to properly clear streets ...

All Schools Closed (Thursday, March 3, 2022)

**** HRCE Release All Schools Closed (Thursday, March 3, 2022)   All HRCE schools are closed today. Today’s decision was based on the following information: • Forecast calling for 15-20 cm of snow; and • Due to the timing and accumulation of snow, road conditions are expected to deteriorate throughout the day. We always welcome ...

(ENDED) Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Special weather statement in effect Snowfall on Thursday could make for a challenging commute. Total snowfall: near 10 cm. Locations: Most of Nova Scotia. Time span: Thursday early morning to Thursday evening. Remarks: Snow moves in to southwestern Nova Scotia early Thursday morning then spreads eastward through the ...

Police charge driver for stunting

**** HRP Media Release Police charge driver for stunting ​ Yesterday, police charged a driver with driving in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit. ​ At approximately 7:35 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 111 approaching Braemar Drive in ...

(ENDED) Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Special weather statement in effect Brief but intense snowfall may cause a challenging commute. Total snowfall: up to 10 cm. Locations: Most of mainland Nova Scotia. Time span: 6 A.M. to 10 A.M. Wednesday. Remarks: A short period of heavy snow will move from west to east across ...

Colchester County District RCMP is investigating two separate vehicle collisions that occurred on Hwy. 102 yesterday

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating two separate collisions on Hwy. 102 Colchester County District RCMP is investigating two separate vehicle collisions that occurred on Hwy. 102 yesterday. At approximately 10:20 a.m. yesterday, police, fire and EHS responded to a report of a collision in the northbound lanes on Hwy. 102 in Alton. Police learned that ...

RCMP North East Traffic Services has arrested an impaired driver on Hwy 4 in Howie Centre after responding to a 911 call

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP arrest impaired driver after 911 call ​ RCMP North East Traffic Services has arrested an impaired driver on Hwy 4 in Howie Centre after responding to a 911 call. ​ On February 26, 2022 at approximately 1:05 p.m., RCMP members responded to a​ 911​ call of a transport truck swerving ...