Traffic, Weather & Utility

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 – Beaver Bank Road ​ ...

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 ...

New Glasgow Regional Police charge a 37-year-old-male after motor vehicle collision

**** New Glasgow Regional Police Release New Glasgow Regional Police charge a 37-year-old-male after motor vehicle collision   New Glasgow Regional Police after responded to a two-vehicle collision on February 26 at 7:30 a.m., at the intersection of High Street and Bernard Street, New Glasgow. The driver of the Toyota Corolla fled the scene on ...

March Temperature Outlook via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada March Temperature Outlook February in review: An elongated frontal boundary, which stretched from Atlantic Canada to the southern US, produced various types of precipitation with significant impacts from February 3rd to 6th. A large portion of Nova Scotia received significant amounts of freezing rain, while St John’s, NL reported it falling ...

Municipality lifts enforcement of Overnight Winter Parking Ban

**** HRM Media Release Municipality lifts enforcement of Overnight Winter Parking Ban ​  The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that enforcement of the overnight winter parking ban has been lifted (in both Zone 1 – Central and Zone 2 – Non-Central). ​ Crews are active in all areas. The majority of main streets are ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Feb 25)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Feb 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     **** Provincial Media Release PUBLIC WORKS–Weekly Traffic ...

Municipal overnight winter parking ban will be enforced from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.

**** HRM Media Release Municipal overnight winter parking ban will be enforced from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the municipal overnight winter parking ban (both Zone 1 – Central and Zone 2 – Non-Central) will be enforced from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. Residents are able to ...

Canadian winds

**** Info via Environment Canada Canadian winds Most Canadians may have heard of the chinook wind, as it is possibly the most notorious local wind in our country. It is one of many foehn (or fohn) winds in the world – a type of dry, warm, down-slope wind that occurs in the lee of a mountain range. Referred to ...

Municipality implements annual Spring Weight Restrictions

**** HRM Media Release Municipality implements annual Spring Weight Restrictions ​ To minimize potential damage to municipal roads, the Halifax Regional Municipality will introduce its annual spring weight restrictions, beginning at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 27. ​ These restrictions are for heavy vehicles travelling on municipally maintained roads. Residents can view which roads are ...

(ENDED) Snowfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Snowfall warning in effect Total snowfall amounts: 15 to 20 cm, locally higher amounts possible. Locations: Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens, Lunenburg and Halifax Counties. Time span: Friday morning until Friday evening. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. There may be a significant impact on ...

Police issue 40 tickets for distracted driving, speeding and other vehicle-related offences yesterday

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 40 tickets for distracted driving, speeding and other vehicle-related offences yesterday ​ Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit is focusing on distracted driving throughout the month of February, and yesterday officers issued 40 tickets for distracted driving, speeding and other motor vehicle-related offences. ​ Members from the Traffic Unit issued ...

(ENDED) Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Special weather statement in effect Significant snow is likely. Total snowfall: 10 to 20 cm Maximum wind gusts: 40 km/h except 60 along parts of the coast. Locations: southern mainland Nova Scotia Time span: Friday morning, ending Friday night Remarks: Snow is expected to begin over southwestern Nova ...

Your Guide to Passenger Conduct and Policies on Halifax Transit

**** HRM Media Release The Transit Code Your Guide to Passenger Conduct and Policies on Halifax Transit Thank you for being courteous and respectful of Operators and your fellow passengers. Whether you’re on a bus or a ferry, or at Halifax Transit terminals and facilities, follow The Transit Code to help make everyone’s ride on ...

Antigonish RCMP is investigating a multi-vehicle collision that occurred on Hwy. 104 in Monastery

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating multi-vehicle collision ​ Antigonish RCMP is investigating a multi-vehicle collision that occurred on Hwy. 104 in Monastery. ​ At approximately 11:30 a.m. yesterday morning, police, fire and EHS responded to a report of a multi-vehicle collision on Hwy. 104 in Monastery. Police learned that a transport truck had been ...

RCMP investigates a hit and run involving a stolen vehicle

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigates a hit and run involving a stolen vehicle ​ Halifax District RCMP is investigating a hit and run that occurred on Hwy. 102 in Bedford. The vehicle that fled was later reported stolen. ​ Shortly before 8:00 a.m. on February 17, police responded to a hit and run on ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Feb 18) 

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Feb 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 – Hollis Street Location: Hollis Street, between ...

Nova Scotia Power Opens Emergency Operations Centre

**** NSP Media Release Nova Scotia Power Opens Emergency Operations Centre Nova Scotia Power will open its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in advance of a significant wind and rain storm expected to hit the province starting overnight and into tomorrow. “The latest storm is expected to bring high winds overnight tonight and into Friday, along ...

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has officially confirmed two new world records of lightning megaflashes in North and South America

**** Info via Environment Canada Megaflash Records The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has officially confirmed two new world records of lightning megaflashes in North and South America. On 29 April 2020, the longest single flash ever recorded covered a horizontal distance of approximately 768 km between Victoria, Texas and Hattiesburg, Mississippi in the southern United States. This is roughly ...

(ENDED ) Multiple Weather warnings in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada   Multiple Weather warnings in effect —- All ended (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 to 60 mm. Locally higher amounts possible. Locations: Nova Scotia. Time span: overnight tonight ...

(ENDED) Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED   Special weather statement in effect   Significant rain, wind and a flash freeze is expected. Total rainfall: 25 to 50 mm. Locally Higher amounts possible. Maximum wind gusts: 80 to 100 km/h. Locations: All of Nova Scotia. Time span: Thursday night through Friday evening. Remarks: Showers in ...

Public Service Announcement Municipality lifts enforcement of Overnight Winter Parking Ban

**** HRM Media Release Public Service Announcement Municipality lifts enforcement of Overnight Winter Parking Ban The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that enforcement of the overnight winter parking ban has been lifted (in both Zone 1 – Central and Zone 2 – Non-Central). Main roads are clear and passable, with detail work ongoing. Operations ...

This month, the Nova Scotia RCMP will be conducting checkpoints throughout the province to highlight the importance of being focused while driving

***’ RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP reminds motorists to stay alert to arrive safely Nova Scotia RCMP is asking motorists to help keep everyone safe on the roads by staying alert and focused at all times behind the wheel. This month, the Nova Scotia RCMP will be conducting checkpoints throughout the province to highlight ...

RCMP charge man with arson and theft of vehicles

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP charge man with arson and theft of vehicles Meteghan RCMP has charged a man involved in an arson and a rash of stolen vehicles in Digby County. On February 9, at approximately 1:20 p.m., police, fire and EHS responded to a report of a fire at a convenience store on ...

Halifax District RCMP investigates a serious vehicle-pedestrian collision in Cole Harbour

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP investigates a serious vehicle-pedestrian collision in Cole Harbour ​ The Halifax District RCMP is investigating a serious vehicle-pedestrian collision that occurred on Cole Harbour Rd. in Cole Harbour. ​ Shortly before 10:00 p.m. on February 12, police, fire and EHS responded to a report of a collision on Cole Harbour ...

Municipal Overnight Winter Parking Ban will be enforced 1-6 a.m., Tuesday, February 15

**** HRM Media Release Municipal Overnight Winter Parking Ban will be enforced 1-6 a.m., Tuesday, February 15 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 and sidewalks. ...

All HRCE schools are closed today (Monday, February 14, 2022).

**** HRCE Release All Schools Closed (February 14, 2022) All HRCE schools are closed today (Monday, February 14, 2022). Today’s decision was based on the following information: Forecast calling for 10-12 cm of snow throughout the day; and Due to the timing and accumulation of snow, road conditions are expected to deteriorate by drop off ...

West Hants District RCMP is investigating after a fatal motor vehicle collision on Wentworth Rd. in Sweets Corner

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating after fatal collision ​ West Hants District RCMP is investigating after a fatal motor vehicle collision on Wentworth Rd. in Sweets Corner. ​ At approximately 1:10 p.m. yesterday, police, EHS and fire responded to a motor vehicle collision on Wentworth Rd. in Sweets Corner. Police learned that two vehicles, ...

(ENDED) Snowfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Snowfall warning in effect Snowfall with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected. Locations: mainland Nova Scotia. Time span: This evening until Monday evening. Remarks: Snow will spread from west to east across Nova Scotia this evening and taper to flurries on Monday evening. The light ...

Northeast RCMP Traffic Services is investigating after a fatal motor vehicle collision on Kings Rd. in Howie Centre

**** HRP Media Release RCMP investigating after fatal collision ​ Northeast RCMP Traffic Services is investigating after a fatal motor vehicle collision on Kings Rd. in Howie Centre. ​ At approximately 7:15 a.m. yesterday, police, EHS and fire responded to a motor vehicle collision on Kings Rd. in Howie Centre. Police learned that a deceased ...

Police respond to protests in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police respond to protests in Halifax ​ Halifax Regional Police responded to protests involving a large number of vehicles as well as protestors who attended on foot in Halifax today. Several hundred vehicles started arriving in the downtown core of Halifax after travelling from across Nova Scotia starting around noon and into ...

Halifax Regional Police Statement on Saturday protests involving vehicles

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police Statement on Saturday protests involving vehicles Below is a statement issued by Halifax Regional Police related to Saturday’s truck convoy protests: Members of the public and media have a number of questions about the expected weekend truck convoy protest and the effect it can have on our city, ...

Halifax District RCMP deal with eight impaired drivers in less than 12 hours

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP deal with eight impaired drivers in less than 12 hours ​ The Halifax District RCMP has charged one driver and suspended the driver’s licenses of seven others for impaired driving offences, in less than 12 hours in the Halifax Regional Municipality. ​ Shortly after 1 p.m. yesterday, an ...

Police charge man for stunting

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man for stunting Today, police charged a man with driving in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit. ​ At approximately 7:45 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 111 approaching Victoria Road in Dartmouth. ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Feb 11)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Feb 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 Road Closure – Gottingen Street Location: Gottingen Street, from ...

Police issue 55 tickets for distracted driving, speeding and other vehicle-related offences

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 55 tickets for distracted driving, speeding and other vehicle-related offences ​ Halifax Regional Police Traffic Unit is focusing on distracted driving throughout the month of February, and yesterday officers issued 55 tickets for distracted driving, speeding and other motor vehicle-related offences. ​ Members from the Traffic Unit issued 55 ...

Halifax Regional Police charged 22 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of January

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for January ​ Halifax Regional Police charged 22 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of January. ​ Of the 22 drivers, 17 were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by alcohol, two were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by ...

Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial stunting statistics for January 2022

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

Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for January 2022

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

Halifax District RCMP has arrested a man for Impaired Operation of an ATV on Hammonds Plains Rd

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP has arrested a man for Impaired Operation of an ATV on Hammonds Plains Rd. in Upper Tantallon. On February 7, at 3:53 p.m., an RCMP officer observed an ATV without a license plate in a parking lot on Hammons Plains Rd. in Upper Tantallon. The officer approached the ...

(ENDED) Wind warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Wind warning in effect  Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. Maximum gusts: southeasterly 90 km/h Locations: Halifax County and eastern Nova Scotia. Time span: this afternoon and evening. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Wind warnings are issued ...

Halifax District RCMP issues over 360 Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 26 drivers for impaired driving in January

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP issues over 360 Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 26 drivers for impaired driving in January The Halifax District RCMP laid over​ 360​ Motor Vehicle Act charges and charged 26​ drivers for impaired driving during the month of January​ 2022. Halifax District charged 24​ drivers with Impaired Operation ...

Storm preparedness tips

**** HRM Media Release Storm preparedness tips ​  The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor the weather forecast, with rain and high winds expected to move into the Halifax region tomorrow. ​ Current forecasts indicate heavy rain and high winds beginning tomorrow morning and tapering off in the evening. ​ ​ Impact of COVID-19 on ...

(ENDED) Rainfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Rainfall warning in effect Rainfall, combined with melting snow, is expected. Total rainfall: 25 to 75 mm. Locations: Most of the Atlantic coast and parts of central and eastern Nova Scotia. Time span: Tuesday morning and persisting into the evening. Remarks: Rain at times heavy will begin early ...

Municipality lifts enforcement of Overnight Winter Parking Ban in Zone 2 – Non-Central

**** HRM Media Release Municipality lifts enforcement of Overnight Winter Parking Ban in Zone 2 – Non-Central ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that enforcement of the overnight winter parking ban has been lifted in Zone 2 – Non-Central. ​ Residents are able to determine which zone they’re in by searching their address ...

Police inform public of anticipated event involving vehicles

**** HRP Media Release Police inform public of anticipated event involving vehicles Police have received information about​ an event involving a significant number of vehicles in different parts of Halifax Regional Municipality, and ask​ motorists to be prepared. We are monitoring the situation closely​ and officers will respond accordingly.​ ​ Police remind organizers, attendees and members of the public ...

Municipal Overnight Winter Parking Ban will continue to be enforced in Zone 2 – Non-Central from 1-6 a.m. and will be lifted in Zone 1 – Central, Sunday, Feb. 6

**** HRM Media Release Municipal Overnight Winter Parking Ban will continue to be enforced in Zone 2 – Non-Central from 1-6 a.m. and will be lifted in Zone 1 – Central, Sunday, Feb. 6 ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the overnight winter parking ban will​ continue to be enforced from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. ...

Storm impacts on municipal services

**** HRM Media Release Storm impacts on municipal services   The weather system is now clear of the municipality. Temperatures will remain below freezing throughout the day. ​ There continues to be large-scale power outages in parts of the municipality.​ Significant surface ice accumulation is seen throughout the municipality. Due to the amount of tree ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Feb 4)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Feb 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 UPDATE: This work will continue until Thursday, March 31. ...

Municipal Overnight Winter Parking Ban will be enforced 1-6 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 5

**** HRM Media Release Municipal Overnight Winter Parking Ban will be enforced 1-6 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 5 ​ 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 HRCE Schools Closed Today

**** HRCE Release All HRCE Schools Closed Today Friday February 4, 2022 All HRCE schools are closed today (February 4, 2022). Today’s decision was based on the following information: The forecast is calling for a sustained period of freezing rain across the entire region; and It is anticipated that road and sidewalk conditions will be ...

Storm impacts and preparedness tips / Nova Scotia Power activating its Emergency Operations Centre

**** HRM Media Release Storm impacts and preparedness tips ​ UPDATE: Operations are active in all areas. Crews are applying salt and brine to the streets and sidewalks. Residents should exercise caution commuting, as icy conditions are present. The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor the weather forecast, with a complex weather system expected to move ...

List of HRCE school closed due to power outage

**** HRCE Release List of HRCE school closed due to power outage The following schools will immediately start the early dismissal process and close for the remainder of the day because of an ongoing power outage: ​ Astral Drive Elementary Astral Drive Junior High Auburn Drive High Bel Ayr Elementary Bell Park Academic Centre Caldwell ...

(ENDED) Freezing rain warning in effect / Rainfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ALL ENDED Update – Rainfall warning in effect Rainfall, combined with melting snow, is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. Significant rainfall expected for southwestern Nova Scotia. Total rainfall: 30 to 60 mm. Locations: Halifax area through to southwestern Nova Scotia. Time Span: ...

RCMP arrest man after causing damage to a gas station with his vehicle

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP arrest man after causing damage to a gas station with his vehicle Halifax District RCMP has arrested a man after he caused damage to a gas station with his vehicle on Hammonds Plains Rd. in Hammonds Plains. On January 18,​ at 6:02​ p.m., an off-duty RCMP officer observed an SUV ...

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 7:35 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 111 near Mount Hope ...

Shubenacadie Sam predicted 6 more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow

Earlier today, February 2, Shubenacadie Sam saw her shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter in Nova Scotia. ...

(ENDED) Special weather statement in effect 

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Special weather statement in effect  Winter storm with multiple precipitation types beginning Thursday evening. Locations: All of Nova Scotia. Time Span: Thursday evening through Saturday morning. Remarks: This storm is expected to initially begin as rain over most of the province. Heavy rainfall amounts are possible along the ...

February Temperature Outlook via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada February Temperature Outlook January overview Widespread winter weather conditions tracked eastwards into central and eastern Canada in mid-January, providing much-needed relief from the previous period of relentless cold and snow in the west. Winter storms pummelled Atlantic Canada on the 15th, 16thand 17th. Meanwhile, over 10 million people, including those ...

Municipality lifts enforcement of Overnight Winter Parking Ban

**** HRM Media Release Municipality lifts enforcement of Overnight Winter Parking Ban  The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that enforcement of the overnight winter parking ban has been lifted (in both Zone 1 – Central and Zone 2 – Non-Central). Crews are continuing detail work in all areas. Main roads are clear and passable. ...

(ENDED) Freezing rain, wind and storm surge warnings issued

**** Info via Environment Canada Freezing rain warning in effect —- ENDED Freezing rain is expected or occurring. Locations: Yarmouth county to Halifax and northern Nova Scotia. Time span: this evening until near midnight. Remarks: A mixture of snow and ice pellets is starting to changeover to freezing rain early this evening. The freezing rain ...

Storm impacts on municipal services

**** HRM Media Release Storm impacts on municipal services ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following updates and impacts to municipal services as a result of the weather event: ​ Update on snow clearing operations ​ Operations are active in all areas. Surfaces are snow covered and winter conditions, including blowing ...

Lunenburg District RCMP is investigating after a fatal motor vehicle collision on the Forties Road near Franey Corner

**** RCMP Media Release Fatal motor vehicle collision at Franey Corner Lunenburg District RCMP is investigating after a fatal motor vehicle collision on the Forties Road near Franey Corner. At approximately​ 5:30 p.m. yesterday, police, EHS and New Ross Fire Dept. responded to a motor vehicle collision on the Forties Road near Franey Corner. Police ...

Municipal Overnight Winter Parking Ban will be enforced 1-6 a.m., Jan. 30

**** HRM Media Release Municipal Overnight Winter Parking Ban will be enforced 1-6 a.m., Jan. 30 ​ 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 ...

Storm impacts and preparedness tips

**** HRM Media Release Storm impacts and preparedness tips ​ 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 Saturday morning, changing to ice pellets, freezing rain and rain in the afternoon. This system will ...

Highway Border Blockades Banned Under New Order

**** CNS Media Release Highway Border Blockades Banned Under New Order ——————————————————— The Province today, January 28, issued a directive under the Emergency Management Act prohibiting protesters from blockading Highway 104 near the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border. The directive also applies to people who stop or gather alongside Highway 104, the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border, ...

Police charge man for stunting

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man for stunting ​ Today, police charged a man with driving in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit. ​ At approximately 8 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 102 approaching Bayers Road in ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Jan 28)

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

Scotia Power activating its Emergency Operations Centre

**** NSP Media Release Scotia Power activating its Emergency Operations Centre Nova Scotia Power is activating its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at 10am Saturday (January 29), in advance of the fourth winter storm this month. “Weather forecasts are calling for another mix of rain, snow, freezing rain and winds reaching more than 80km an hour, ...

Nova Scotians are invited to celebrate Groundhog Day virtually by watching Shubenacadie Sam’s annual prediction on social media

**** Natural Resources Release Shubenacadie Sam Ready For Groundhog Day Nova Scotians are invited to celebrate Groundhog Day virtually by watching Shubenacadie Sam’s annual prediction on social media. Shubenacadie Sam will emerge from her burrow at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park Wednesday, February 2, at 8 a.m, to make her annual spring weather prediction. Sam’s forecast will ...

(ENDED) Winter storm warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Winter storm warning in effect Hazardous winter conditions are expected. A winter storm will bring snow, blowing snow, freezing rain and strong winds. Total snowfall: 15 to 40 cm. Freezing rain duration: 3 to 6 hours. Maximum wind gusts: 80 to 100 km/h. Locations: Most of mainland Nova ...

Police remind citizens to look out for their furry friends

**** HRP Media Release Police remind citizens to look out for their furry friends ​ With the temperature continuing to be well below freezing, police are providing some simple tips to help citizens take extra care of their pets. ​ Below are some tips to help keep Fluffy and Fido safe this cold weather season: ...

2021 – A year in review via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada 2021 – A year in review 2021 was another year of worldwide extreme temperatures and extreme weather events. According to the World Meteorological Organization, consolidated data shows that 2021 was in fact, the seventh-warmest year on record. 2021 was the seventh consecutive year (2015 to 2021) where the annual global temperature ...

(ENDED) Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Special weather statement in effect We are monitoring the development of what is expected to be a very intense winter storm that will impact the province on Saturday and into Sunday. This storm is expected to bring snow, rain and strong winds to the region. In addition storm ...

Barrington RCMP is investigating after a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 330 in North East Point

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating after fatal collision ​ Barrington RCMP is investigating after a fatal motor vehicle collision on Highway 330 in North East Point. ​ At approximately 8:15 p.m. yesterday, police, EHS and fire responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 330 in North East Point. Police learned that a grey ...

Water Service & Traffic Advisory – Birmingham Street – Water Main Repair / Water Service & Traffic Advisory – Clearview Street – Water Main Repair / Water Service & Traffic Advisory – Stokil Drive – Water Main Repair

**** Halifax Water Release Water Service & Traffic Advisory – Birmingham Street – Water Main Repair ​ Halifax Water crews are on-site undertaking an emergency water main repair near 1488 Birmingham Street, Halifax. Water service will be temporarily shut down in this area. No estimate of service restoration time. Birmingham Street is open to local ...

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 making the public aware of a number of thefts of catalytic converters throughout the region in recent months. ​ A catalytic converter is an exhaust emission control device located under the vehicle between the muffler and the ...

Water Service & Traffic Advisory – Herring Cove Road – Water Main Repair

**** Info via Halifax Water Water Service & Traffic Advisory – Herring Cove Road – Water Main Repair ​ Halifax Water crews are on-site undertaking an emergency water main repair on Herring Cover Road. Water service will be temporarily shut down in this area. ​ Herring Cove Road is closed to traffic in this area, ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Jan 21)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Jan 21) Note:  Each week the local listings are expanded and updated.  During the week new and updated tasks are added.  Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid. Municipal **** HRM Media Release Road Construction – Barrington Street and Upper Water Street ...

Police investigate theft and arson of motor vehicle

**** HRP Media Release Police investigate theft and arson of motor vehicle ​ Police are investigating the theft and subsequent arson of a motor vehicle in Dartmouth last year. ​ Police received a report of a motor vehicle that had been stolen from a residence on Demetreous Lane in on the evening of November 17. ...

Police charge two men for stunting / RCMP charge a man in multiple thefts from vehicles

**** HRP Media Release Police charge two men for stunting ​ Today, police have charged two men with driving in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit. ​ At approximately 7:45 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 118 in Dartmouth. ...

Nova Scotia RCMP release annual provincial impaired statistics for 2021 / Halifax District RCMP charged​ 528​ drivers with impaired related offences in 2021

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release annual provincial impaired statistics for 2021 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​ 2021​ on drivers ...

Province Releases 2022-23 Five-Year Highway Plan

**** PUBLIC WORKS Media Release Province Releases 2022-23 Five-Year Highway Plan —————————————————————- Nova Scotia will invest nearly $500 million in capital spending on its highways, bridges and roads in 2022-23. The Five-Year Highway Improvement Plan includes more than 150 major construction and improvement projects for the coming year that will make Nova Scotia’s roads, highways ...

Province Invests in Climate Adaptation Projects, Communities

**** CNS Media Release Province Invests in Climate Adaptation Projects, Communities —————————————————————– The Province is investing $37.3 million from the Green Fund in projects that support the goals of the Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This includes $15 million over three years for the Sustainable Communities Challenge Fund, ...

Storm Preparedness – Safely Clearing Storm Drains

**** Halifax Water Release Storm Preparedness – Safely Clearing Storm Drains ​ With heavy rainfall forecast for the Halifax area tomorrow, Monday, January 17, and the recent significant snowfall, residents should be aware that there could be localized flooding and a higher potential for property damage. While storm drains/catchbasins near your property manage this stormwater, ...

Municipality lifts enforcement of Overnight Winter Parking Ban

**** HRM Media Release Municipality lifts enforcement of Overnight Winter Parking Ban   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that enforcement of the overnight winter parking ban has been lifted (in both Zone 1 – Central and Zone 2 – Non-Central). Crews are continuing detail work in all areas. Expect isolated icy conditions, many ...

(ENDED) Updated warnings and statements

**** Info via Environment Canada ***** Info via Environment Canada —- All ended Updated warnings and statements Rainfall warning in effect : Rain, heavy at times is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. Total rainfall: 25 to 40 mm. Locations: Lunenburg County east to Guysborough County and Cape Breton. ...

Repost – Police remind citizens to look out for their furry friends

**** HRP Media Release Repost – Police Remind Citizens To Look Out For Their Furry Friends   Police remind citizens to look out for their furry friends ​ With the temperature continuing to be below freezing, police are providing some simple tips to help citizens take extra care of their pets. ​ Below are some ...

Drivers Urged to Stay off Roads in Parts of Nova Scotia

**** PUBLIC WORKS Media Release Drivers Urged to Stay off Roads in Parts of Nova Scotia —————————————————————- Motorists are being urged to stay off the roads today, January 15, if possible due to whiteout conditions and road conditions in the following counties: Digby, Kings, Annapolis, Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne, Yarmouth, Hants, Halifax, Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou. ...

Nova Scotia Health service cancellations and closures due to storm

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health service cancellations and closures due to storm The winter storm working its way across the province is having an impact on some Nova Scotia Health services and appointments. Cancellations or closures are posted on Nova Scotia Health’s website. The public can visit nshealth.ca/stormclosures for the latest updates on how the ...

Municipal Overnight Winter Parking Ban will continue to be enforced 1-6 a.m., Jan. 16

**** HRM Media Release Municipal Overnight Winter Parking Ban will continue to be enforced 1-6 a.m., Jan. 16 ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the overnight winter parking ban will​ continue to be enforced (in both Zone 1 – Central and Zone 2 – Non-Central), from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. Vehicles ...

Crews work through challenging conditions to restore power to customers

**** NSP Media Release Crews work through challenging conditions to restore power to customers Nova Scotia Power crews are working to restore power to customers through a mix of freezing rain, snow and high winds that continue to hit the province. “We have more than 500 people in the field responding to this storm, as ...

Storm impact on municipal services

**** HRM Media Release Storm impact on municipal services ​  The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following updates and impacts to municipal services as a result of the weather event: UPDATE: Due to the weather and road conditions, openings will continue to be delayed at many municipal recreation facilities.​ A decision will be ...

Halifax District RCMP and the RCMP Northeast Traffic Service arrested three impaired drivers and charged three drivers with stunting in Halifax Regional Municipality within 12 hours

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP and the RCMP Northeast Traffic Service arrested three impaired drivers and charged three drivers with stunting in Halifax Regional Municipality within 12 hours. On January 13, at approximately 2:45 p.m., a member saw a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Hwy. 102 in Bedford. The ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Jan 14)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Jan 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   . **** Provincial Media Release PUBLIC WORKS–Weekly Traffic ...

Storm impacts and preparedness tips

**** HRM Media Release Storm impacts and preparedness tips ​  The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor the weather forecast, with a complex weather system expected to move into the Halifax region later today and into tomorrow. ​ Current forecasts indicate rain beginning along the coast on Friday afternoon, changing to ice pellets of freezing ...

Have you seen this truck?

**** RCMP Media Release Have you seen this truck? On December 24, 2021, Cumberland County District RCMP responded to a report of a theft of a truck on Lakelands Rd. in Lakelands. Police learned that a black 2018 Ford F150 FX4, bearing Nova Scotia license plate GYW243 had been stolen between 1 p.m. on December ...

RCMP arrest impaired driver after 911 call

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP arrest impaired driver after 911 call Colchester County District RCMP has arrested an impaired driver on Pictou Rd. in Bible Hill after responding to a 911 call. On January 11, at approximately 9:45 p.m., police responded to a 911 call about a vehicle that had struck a snow bank and ...

Municipal Overnight Winter Parking Ban will be enforced 1-6 a.m., Jan. 15

**** HRM Media Release Municipal Overnight Winter Parking Ban will be enforced 1-6 a.m., Jan. 15 ​ 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 ...

(ENDED) Winter storm warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Winter storm warning in effect Significant snow, blowing snow, freezing precipitation and wind is expected. Total snowfall: 15 to 50 cm. Maximum wind gusts: 90 km/h. Locations: most of mainland Nova Scotia. Time span: tonight and persisting into Saturday. Remarks: Periods of rain this afternoon will transition to ...

Nova Scotia Power Activating its Emergency Operations Centre

**** NSP Release Nova Scotia Power Activating its Emergency Operations Centre Nova Scotia Power will be activating its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at 12pm Friday (January 14), in advance of the latest winter storm to hit the province. “Along with high winds, the weather forecasts are calling for a mix of rain, snow and freezing ...

Police charge woman for failing to yield to emergency vehicle

**** HRP Media Release Police charge woman for failing to yield to emergency vehicle ​ Police have charged a woman in relation to a motor vehicle collision involving an ambulance that occurred yesterday in Halifax. ​ At approximately 11:15 a.m. police responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Connaught Avenue and Almon ...

Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics / stunting stats for December 2021

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for December 2021 As Nova Scotia’s Provincial Police, road safety is a top priority. In an effort to keep citizens informed about enforcement on our roadways, the Nova Scotia RCMP is releasing statistics for all RCMP detachments in Nova Scotia for December​ 2021​ ...

(ENDED) Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Special weather statement in effect Significant Winter storm giving snow, rain, strong winds and storm surge. Time Span: Friday night and Saturday. Locations: Mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Snowfall: Highest snowfall amounts ranging from 20 to 40 cm are expected over western and northern parts of the ...

Police are investigating a vehicle pedestrian collision that occurred in Dartmouth

**** HRP Media Release Police investigating vehicle pedestrian collision ​ Police are investigating a vehicle pedestrian collision that occurred in Dartmouth yesterday. ​ At approximately 5:30 p.m. police responded to a report of a vehicle pedestrian collision at the intersection of Windmill Road and Seapoint Road. A Halifax Transit bus driver was making a left-hand ...

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 yesterday. ​ At approximately 11:20 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Victoria Road near Highfield Park ...

Cold weather experiments at home via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada Cold weather experiments at home Bored at home this winter? Who said cold weather can’t be fun? Here are a few “at home” science experiments that will help you appreciate our Canadian cold temperatures! Creating snow bubbles Essentially created with common household ingredients, cold weather and slow, steady breathing, snow ...

Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for December

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for December ​ Halifax Regional Police charged 41 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of December. ​ Of the 41 drivers, 25 were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by alcohol, five were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that enforcement of the overnight winter parking ban has been lifted (in both Zone 1 – Central and Zone 2 – Non-Central).

**** HRM Media Release Municipality lifts enforcement of Overnight Winter Parking Ban ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that enforcement of the overnight winter parking ban has been lifted (in both Zone 1 – Central and Zone 2 – Non-Central). ​ Operations are active in all areas, with a focus is on priority ...

(ENDED) Wind warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada   —- ENDED Wind warning in effect Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. Locations: Atlantic coast from Lunenburg County to Cape Breton County. Maximum wind gusts: 90 km/h along the coast. Time span: ending this evening for Lunenburg and Halifax County. Ending Saturday for Guysborough County ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Jan 7)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Jan 7) Note:  Each week the local listings are expanded and updated.  During the week new and updated tasks are added.  Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid. Municipal **** HRM Media Release Road Closure – Barrington Street Location: Barrington Street, between George ...

Storm impact on municipal services – Jan. 7, 3 p.m.

**** HRM Media Release Storm impact on municipal services – Jan. 7, 3 p.m. ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following updates and impacts to municipal services as a result of the current weather event. ​ ​ Impact of COVID-19 on municipal service standards ​ Due to resourcing challenges as a ...

Fire Safety During Winter Storms

**** HRFE Release Fire Safety During Winter Storms During the winter season HRM can experience extreme conditions and significant snow fall – both of which can contribute to increased hazards in your home. To help keep you and your family safe during winter storms consider the following fire safety tips: Clear snow around exits – doors, stairways, ...

Municipal Overnight Winter Parking Ban will be enforced 1-6 a.m., Jan. 8

**** HRM Media Release Municipal Overnight Winter Parking Ban will be enforced 1-6 a.m., Jan. 8 ​ 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 ...

Police advise caution with expected weather conditions

**** HRP Media Release Police advise caution with expected weather conditions ​ With the forecast calling for a mix of snow and rain today, police are advising motorists to prepare for changing road conditions throughout the day. ​ Allow extra time for your commute so you don’t feel that you have to rush. Before heading ...

All HRCE schools are closed today (Friday, January 7, 2022).

**** Info Via HRCE All HRCE schools are closed today (Friday, January 7, 2022). While most students have not yet returned to in-person learning following the holiday break, many students whose needs are met through learning centres have been in school this week. Today, schools are closed to all students and staff. For more details ...

Storm update and impacts on municipal services – January 6, 2022

**** HRM Media Release Storm update and impacts on municipal services – January 6, 2022 ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor the weather forecast, with a complex weather system expected to move into the Halifax region on Friday afternoon. ​ Current forecasts indicate rain beginning along the coast on Friday afternoon, changing to ...

(ENDED) Snowfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Snowfall warning in effect Snowfall with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm inland is expected. Lesser amounts are expected in some coastal areas. Locations: the South Shore and Halifax County West. Time frame: Friday morning to Saturday morning. Remarks: An intense low pressure system is forecast to ...

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 10 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 102 inbound near Bayers ...

Nova Scotia Power Activating its Emergency Operations Centre

**** NSP Release Nova Scotia Power Activating its Emergency Operations Centre Nova Scotia Power is activating its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at 10am Friday (January 7), in advance of the winter storm. “Weather forecasts are calling for heavy, wet snow and high winds, beginning Friday into Saturday morning,” said Sean Borden, Nova Scotia Power’s storm ...

(ENDED) Rainfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Rainfall warning in effect Total rainfall: 25 to 35 mm. Locations: Halifax and Guysborough counties. Time span: this evening until early Thursday afternoon. Remarks: Periods of rain, at times heavy, overnight. The rain is expected to taper to showers early Thursday afternoon. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods ...

January is #IntersectionSafetyMonth

Via HRP – January is #IntersectionSafetyMonth.   Intersections can be congested spaces with moving traffic, pedestrians, cyclists & lights. Be sure to check your immediate path of travel & be aware of all road users.   Always think before you move – stay alert & avoid distractions. ...

Speed limit changes coming to Cowie Hill neighbourhood

**** HRM Media Release Speed limit changes coming to Cowie Hill neighbourhood ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that speed limits will be reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h on Hadley Crescent and in the residential streets bound by Cowie Hill Road, Herring Cove Road and Old Sambro Road. All streets with ...

(ENDED) Significant snow and wind possible later this week.

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Special weather statement in effect Significant snow and wind possible later this week. Locations: Nova Scotia. Time span: Friday into Saturday morning. Remarks: The potential exists for the first major winter storm of 2022 later this week and into early this weekend. It is too soon to to ...

JANUARY 3 TOLL INCREASE FOR HALIFAX BRIDGES

**** HHB Release JANUARY 3 TOLL INCREASE FOR HALIFAX BRIDGES A toll increase that will allow Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB) to fund a 10-year capital plan and continue to provide safe, efficient and reliable cross‐harbour transportation for the next decade will go into effect on January 3. 2022. The increase will see the price for ...

January Weather Outlook via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada January Weather Outlook Before looking into 2022, let’s have a quick look at the last few months of 2021 where several locations in British Columbia (BC) finished the year quite wet! In fact, it was the wettest September-October-November (meteorological fall) period on record in the following locations: Sept-Oct-Nov 2021 Precipitation (mm) Normal ...

temporary service disruptions

**** HRM Media Release UPDATE: PSA – Halifax Transit temporary service disruptions UPDATE: Beginning Thursday, Dec. 30, both the Woodside and Alderney ferries will be reduced to 30-minute service due to resourcing challenges resulting from mounting positive COVID-19 cases amongst Halifax Transit staff, employee exposures, provincially mandated self-isolation and testing requirements. This change will remain in ...

Police request public’s assistance in locating driver

**** 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 vehicle pedestrian collision that occurred in Halifax earlier this month. ​ On December 2 at approximately 5:30 p.m. police responded to a report of a vehicle pedestrian collision ...

WILDFIRE SEASON – EARLY, ACTIVE AND Unrelenting / CANADA DRY COAST TO Coast 2021

**** Info via Environment Canada WILDFIRE SEASON – EARLY, ACTIVE AND Unrelenting 2021 Across Canada, the wildfire season started about a month early, due to the record dry spring and early loss of alpine snow. Nationally, the number of fires was 2500 more than in 2020 and the area of woodland burned was 1.6 times ...

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

**** HRM Media Release Residents urged to stay off frozen lakes and ponds until ice testing resumes The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that it is not currently safe to be on frozen lakes and ponds as there is noticeable thin ice and open water in many lakes across the region. The municipality’s ice ...

UPDATE: PSA – Halifax Transit temporary service disruptions

**** HRM Media Release UPDATE: PSA – Halifax Transit temporary service disruptions Beginning Thursday, Dec. 30, a number of additional Halifax Transit conventional bus trips will be cancelled due to current staffing levels. These cancellations will remain in effect until further notice. ​ For the most up-to-date information on service disruptions and a full list ...

Police seeking public’s assistance in vehicle pedestrian collision investigation

**** HRP Media Release Police seeking public’s assistance in vehicle pedestrian collision investigation ​ Police are asking for the public’s assistance in relation to the investigation into a vehicle pedestrian collision in Halifax last month. ​ On November 13 at approximately 8:30 p.m. police responded to a report of an injured woman in the parking ...

Ice Safety : 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, ...

Cumberland County District RCMP is asking for assistance from the public after rocks were thrown from an overpass on to passing vehicles

**** RCMP Media Release Rocks being thrown from overpass causing damage Cumberland County District RCMP is asking for assistance from the public after rocks were thrown from an overpass on to passing vehicles. Just after​ 8​ p.m. on Sunday, December 26,​ Oxford RCMP received a​ 911​ call in relation to rocks being thrown from the ...

RCMP investigates theft of truck and equipment from Spencer’s Island

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigates theft of truck and equipment from Spencer’s Island Cumberland County District RCMP is investigating the theft of a truck and equipment from a property in Spencer’s Island. In the last two weeks, a truck and equipment has been taken from a property on Highway 209 in Spencer’s Island, including: ...

Impaired driver alcohol reading was almost 3 times the legal limit

**** Truro Police Release Last evening around 7pm, Truro Police patrol officers responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Prince and Walker St.. A 35-year-old woman was subsequently arrested for impaired driving. When tested her alcohol reading was almost 3 times the legal limit. Thankfully, there were no injuries in this accident. ...

RCMP investigates fatal single vehicle crash

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigates fatal single vehicle crash ​ Colchester County District RCMP is investigating a fatal single vehicle crash that occurred this morning on Onslow Mountain Rd., Onslow. ​ At 7:36 a.m.,​ the RCMP, EHS and Onslow Belmont Fire Brigade responded to a single vehicle crash near the 400 block of Onslow Mountain ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Dec 23)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Dec 23) Note:  Each week the local listings are expanded and updated.  During the week new and updated tasks are added.  Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid. Municipal **** HRM Media Release Spring Garden Road reopening December 23 5 p.m. The ...

Halifax Transit temporary service disruptions

**** HRM Media Release Halifax Transit temporary service disruptions Based on current staff availability, Halifax Transit anticipates conventional bus service and ferry service will be impacted over the coming weeks. ​ Staff are working diligently to minimize service loss, and provide as much notice as possible to passengers. Based on current staffing levels, it is ...

(ENDED) Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Special weather statement in effect Significant rainfall is expected. Total rainfall: 25 to 40 mm. Locally higher amounts possible. Maximum wind gusts: possibly greater than 80 km/h. Locations: Nova Scotia. Time span: Wednesday ending Thursday morning. Remarks: Rain is expected to spread from west to east across the ...

New Glasgow Regional Police ask the public for assistance in locating stolen vehicles

**** New Glasgow Police Release New Glasgow Regional Police ask the public for assistance in locating stolen vehicles   New Glasgow Regional Police is asking the public for assistance in locating two stolen vehicles. One was reported stolen early Sunday morning on Ellis Street and the other vehicle was reported stolen on Tremont Street between ...

Pictou County Law Enforcement Agencies charge three impaired drivers and issue 25 summary offence tickets during Operation Christmas Pictou County

**** New Glasgow Police Release Pictou County Law Enforcement Agencies charge three impaired drivers and issue 25 summary offence tickets during Operation Christmas Pictou County On late Friday December 17 and early Saturday morning on December 18, Law Enforcement Agencies of Pictou County and Motor Vehicle Compliance with support of Madd Pictou County, took part ...

Kings District RCMP is investigating a fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision that occurred on December 19

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigates fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision ​ Kings District RCMP is investigating a fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision that occurred on December 19 in East Kingston. ​ Just before 9 p.m., police were called to a vehicle –pedestrian hit and run on Hwy. 1. Preliminary indicates a 44-year-old man was on the roadway when ...

Environment Canada – Chances of a white Christmas

**** Info via Environment Canada Chances of a white Christmas Check out our “weather list” to discover your chances of “being blessed” by snow for the holidays. Since our weather forecasts cover the next seven days, you can get the actual forecast for Christmas Day starting on December 19. For those who cannot wait, we have analyzed 65 ...

RCMP investigates fatal single vehicle collision

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigates fatal single vehicle collision At approximately​ 2:10​ a.m. this morning, a member was on patrol and located a car off the road on Hwy. 201 in South Greenwood. Kings District RCMP, Fire and EHS attended the scene. The passenger, a 25-year-old woman from Kings County was pronounced deceased at ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Dec 17)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Dec 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 . **** Provincial Media Release PUBLIC WORKS–Weekly Traffic Advisories ...

RCMP investigating fatal collision on Hwy. 101 / RCMP charge impaired driver after collision on Hwy. 101

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating fatal collision on Hwy. 101 Kings District RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Hwy. 101 in Coldbrook. At approximately 5:20 p.m. yesterday evening, police, fire and EHS responded to a report of a collision on Hwy. 101 in Coldbrook. Police learned that two vehicles, a grey ...

New Glasgow Regional Police charge a Pictou County man for flight from police, dangerous driving and other multiple offences

**** New Glasgow Police Release New Glasgow Regional Police charge a Pictou County man for flight from police, dangerous driving and other multiple offences.   New Glasgow Regional Police has charged a Pictou County man for flight from police, dangerous driving and other multiple offences. On December 15, 2021, at 6:30pm, New Glasgow Regional Police ...

Traffic Delays – Majestic Monarch Rivendale Residents Holiday Parade

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delays – Majestic Monarch Rivendale Residents Holiday Parade ​ Location: Throughout Beaver Bank (see full list below) ​ Date: Sunday, Dec. 19 ​ Time: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ​ Details: Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Majestic Monarch Rivendale Residents Holiday Parade. ​ Traffic impact: Traffic delays are expected as the ...

Cobequid Pass Tolls Eliminated for Nova Scotia-Registered Vehicles

**** PUBLIC Works Media Release Cobequid Pass Tolls Eliminated for Nova Scotia-Registered Vehicles Effective today, December 16, at 11 a.m., the Province eliminated tolls for Nova Scotia-registered vehicles using the Cobequid Pass highway. “Our government promised to remove tolls on the Cobequid Pass, and today it became a reality,” said Premier Tim Houston. “Tolls will ...

Police charge man for weapon and drug offences

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man for weapon and drug offences ​ Police have charged a man with weapon and drug offences in relation to an incident in Halifax yesterday. ​ At approximately 3:15 p.m. police responded to a report that a driver had waved a bat out of his window at another driver ...

Police charge man in theft from vehicle

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man in theft from vehicle ​ Police have charged a man in relation to a theft from a vehicle that occurred Friday in Halifax. ​ On December 10 at approximately 9 p.m. police responded to the 3000 block of Connaught Avenue in relation to a report of a man ...

Disaster Financial Assistance for November Storm Damage

**** Housing Media Release Disaster Financial Assistance for November Storm Damage ——————————————————— Nova Scotians with uninsurable damage from the heavy rain and windstorm on November 23 can apply for disaster financial assistance starting today, December 13. “We know many Nova Scotians are dealing with storm-related damage, and this program will help ensure that they receive ...

(Update) Chlorine Level Advisory – Burnside Area

**** Halifax Water Release UPDATE – Chlorine Levels are Now Normal – Burnside Area ​ Halifax Water has conducted follow-up field testing and is now confirming chlorine levels in drinking water for the Burnside area are within the acceptable range. We have resumed our regular monitoring of the system. We are committed to providing safe, ...

Herring Cove Rd & Area – Water Service Restored

**** Halifax Water Release Herring Cove Rd & Area – Water Service Restored ​ Water service has been restored to customers in the Herring Cove Road area, including and beyond the 600 block of street addresses. Halifax Water crews are now left the site. ​ Customers who experience discoloured water should run the COLD water at ...

(ENDED) Rainfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Rainfall warning in effect —- ENDED Rainfall combined with mild temperatures and significant snow melt will give risk of localized flooding this weekend. Total rainfall: 20 to 45 mm. Locations: Nova Scotia Time span: Saturday afternoon into Sunday. Remarks: Another system is set to approach Nova Scotia on Saturday, bringing ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Dec 10)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Dec 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 Road Closure – Broad Street (south) Location: Broad Street, ...

Municipal Overnight Winter Parking Ban Takes Effect Wednesday, Dec. 15

**** HRM Media Release Municipal Overnight Winter Parking Ban Takes Effect Wednesday, Dec. 15 ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the municipal overnight winter parking ban will be in effect again this winter season from Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 through Thursday, March 31, 2022. The​ overnight winter ban is enforced from 1 ...

Halifax Regional Police charged 27 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of November

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for November ​ Halifax Regional Police charged 27 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of November. ​ Of the 27 drivers, 19 were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by alcohol, three were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by ...

(ENDED) Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Special weather statement in effect —- ENDED Significant snow melt and potential flooding are expected this weekend. Total rainfall: generally 20 to 30 mm, potentially higher in some areas. Maximum wind gusts: 80 km/h, stronger coastal gusts possible. Time span: late Saturday afternoon until midday Sunday. Remarks: Another system is ...

Police charge man and woman in theft from vehicle

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man and woman in theft from vehicle ​ Police have charged a man and a woman in relation to a theft from a vehicle that occurred yesterday in Halifax. ​ On December 8 at approximately 10:40 a.m. police responded to Long Lake Park in relation to a vehicle break-in. ...

(Update) Water Service Advisory – Herring Cove Road & Area – Water Main Repair

**** Info via Halifax Water **** Halifax Water Release UPDATE: Water Service Advisory – Herring Cove Road & Area – Estimated Water Service Restoration & Bottled Water ​ Repairs are now complete, and the water system is refilling. The majority of impacted customers will see their water service restored this evening; however, some customers (at higher ...

Update – Storm update and impact on municipal services – Dec. 9, 2021, 9:50 a.m.

**** HRM Media Release UPDATE Storm update and impact on municipal services – Dec. 9, 2021, 9:50 a.m. The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following updates and impacts to municipal services as a result of the current weather event. Snow Clearing Winter conditions are present across the region. Crews are applying de-icing ...

All HRCE schools will be closed today (December 9, 2021). Central office will also be closed.

**** Info via HRCE All HRCE schools will be closed today (December 9, 2021). Central office will also be closed. ​ Today’s decision was based on the following information: ​ ·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Forecast calling for up to 20 cm of snow throughout the region by 8 a.m.; ​ ·​ ​ ​ ​ ...

Municipal service level adjustments in response to impending winter storm 

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments in response to impending winter storm The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments in response to the impending winter storm. Solid Waste Curbside collection of garbage, organics and recyclables regularly scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 9 is cancelled. Please ...

RCMP arrest impaired driver after collision

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP arrest impaired driver after collision Richmond County District RCMP has arrested an impaired driver after a collision on Hwy. 4 in Barra Head. On November 30, at 7:31 p.m., police were dispatched to a report of a traffic hazard on Hwy. 4 in Barra Head. Police learned that two vehicles ...

RCMP has arrested a woman after a fatal collision on Hwy. 101 in Falmouth

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP arrest woman in fatal motor vehicle collision West Hants District RCMP has arrested a woman after a fatal collision on Hwy. 101 in Falmouth. At approximately 12:55 p.m. yesterday, police, fire and EHS responded to a report of a three-vehicle collision on Hwy. 101 in Falmouth. Police learned that a ...

Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial stunting statistics for November 2021

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial stunting statistics for November 2021 As Nova Scotia’s Provincial Police, road safety is a top priority. In an effort to keep citizens informed about enforcement on our roadways, the RCMP is releasing statistics on stunting charges monthly. In November​ 2021, the Nova Scotia RCMP charged​ ...

RCMP arrest man after vehicle fire in Wilmot 

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP arrest man after vehicle fire in Wilmot  Annapolis District RCMP has arrested a man after responding to an arson on Hwy. 1 in Wilmot. At approximately 10:40 p.m. on December 6, police responded to a report of a vehicle on fire on Hwy. 1 in Wilmot. Police were advised that ...

(ENDED) Snowfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Update – Snowfall warning in effect Total snowfall: 15 to 30 cm, highest along the Atlantic coast. Locations: Nova Scotia. Time span: this afternoon through Thursday afternoon. Remarks: Snow will reach western Nova Scotia this afternoon, and spread to the rest of the province later this evening and ...

Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for November 2021

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for November 2021 As Nova Scotia’s Provincial Police, road safety is a top priority. In an effort to keep citizens informed about enforcement on our roadways, the Nova Scotia RCMP is releasing statistics for all RCMP detachments in Nova Scotia for November​ 2021​ ...

(Update) Power Outages Close Several HRCE Schools/Programs

**** Info via HRCE Power Outages Close Several HRCE Schools/Programs Update Power has been restored to the following schools and they will reopen for day: ​ Bicentennial School Crichton Park Elementary Dartmouth South Academy (including the Pre-Primary Program in the Southdale building) Grosvenor-Wentworth Park Elementary Hawthorn Elementary The following HRCE schools are closed today (Dec. ...

IMPAIRED DRIVING BY DRUG

**** Bridgewater Police Release IMPAIRED DRIVING BY DRUG On Saturday, December 4, 2021, at approximately 11:11 a.m., Bridgewater Police Service responded to a complaint of two (2) people sleeping in a vehicle that was running while parked at the Gateway Plaza on the west side of Bridgewater. An investigation was completed and police arrested a ...

(ENDED) Rainfall warning in effect Special weather statement in effect and Wind Warning issued

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Rainfall warning in effect Rain, at times heavy, is expected. Periods of rain, at times heavy beginning near noon and continuing into Tuesday morning. Total rainfall: 30 to 50 mm likely with locally higher amounts. Locations: Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia from Halifax County east to Southern Cape ...

The Halifax Regional Police Traffic Services Unit conducted Operation Christmas, which is a focussed effort on detecting Impaired Driving Offences

**** HRP Media Release The Halifax Regional Police Traffic Services Unit conducted Operation Christmas, which is a focussed effort on detecting Impaired Driving Offences in an effort to make community streets safer. During the evening, just after 10:40 p.m. members in the area of Parkland Drive in Halifax stopped a man for suspicion of driving while impaired. ...

RCMP investigates fatal single vehicle collision

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigates fatal single vehicle collision ​ At approximately 10:57 a.m. this morning, police were notified of a collision on the Ferry Rd. in Wallace. ​ Cumberland County District RCMP, Fire and EHS attended the scene and found a SUV off the road in a ditch along the roadway with minor ...

November weather recap via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada November weather recap The west and east coasts of Canada have been pounded by storms this November. Here is a summary of some of the most impactful weather in the country this month.   251 Atlantic Canada Meanwhile on November 22 and 23, a storm system tapping into subtropical moisture ...

Barrington RCMP are investigating after vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in Barrington Passage

**** RCMP Media Release Pedestrian dies in motor vehicle collision ​ Barrington RCMP are investigating after vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in Barrington Passage. ​ Yesterday, at approximately 5:50 p.m., police responded to a collision on Hwy. 3 in Barrington Passage. Police and emergency responders attended the scene and found a 41-year-old Barrington man had ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Dec 3)

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

December Temperature Outlook

**** Info via Environment Canada December Temperature Outlook Here is the forecast for the “temperature anomaly” for the month of December. The temperature anomaly is the “difference from normal temperatures” for the entire month. On this first day of “meteorological winter” we are starting to see a stronger signal of more widespread cooler-than-normal conditions in the Yukon, ...

Speed limit changes coming to neighbourhood in west end Halifax

**** HRM Media Release Speed limit changes coming to neighbourhood in west end Halifax​ 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 Bayers Road, Windsor Street, Chebucto Road and Connaught Avenue in the west end of Halifax. The ...

Police investigating theft of trailer and construction materials from business

**** HRP Media Release Police investigating theft of trailer and construction materials from business ​ Police are investigating the theft of a trailer and construction materials from a business in Dartmouth that occurred last month. ​ On November 17 police received a report of a theft that occurred on November 3 at Metro Roofing located ...

Traffic Delays – Parade in Eastern Passage

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delays – Parade in Eastern Passage ​ Location: Fisherman’s Cove, Shore Road, Quigley’s Corner and Main Road ​ Date: Sunday, Dec. 5 ​ Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ​ Details: Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Eastern Passage Cow Bay Holiday Parade. ​ Traffic impact: Traffic delays are expected as the ...

RCMP charge two people who attempted to flee in a stolen vehicle

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP charge two people who attempted to flee in a stolen vehicle The Cumberland County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit has charged two people who were located driving a stolen vehicle and attempted to flee from police. On November 30 at approximately 10 a.m., Cumberland County District RCMP responded to a ...

Traffic Delays – Fall River Christmas Parade of Lights

**** HRM Media Release   Traffic Delays – Fall River Christmas Parade of Lights ​ Location: Lockview Road, Fall River Road, and Highway 2 ​ Date: Sunday, Dec. 5 ​ Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ​ Details: Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Fall River Christmas Parade of Lights. ​ Traffic impact: Traffic delays are expected ...

RCMP issues over 130 Motor Vehicle Act charges and arrests three impaired drivers

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP issues over 130 Motor Vehicle Act charges and arrests three impaired drivers Halifax District RCMP and Southeast Traffic Services issued 132 Summary Offence Tickets under the Motor Vehicle Act and arrested three drivers for impaired driving in the Halifax Regional Municipality in a week. Between November 15 and November 22, ...

Police charge man with break and enter and theft from vehicle

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man with break and enter and theft from vehicle ​ Police have charged a man in relation to a break and enter into a business and a theft from a vehicle that occurred in Halifax over the weekend. ​ On November 28 at approximately 6:40 a.m. police responded to ...

Update – The pedestrian who was struck on November 26 in Halifax has died as a result of his injuries

**** HRP Media Release Update: Pedestrian Vehicle Collision ​ The pedestrian who was struck on November 26 in Halifax has died as a result of his injuries. ​ At approximately 5:45 p.m. on November 26 police responded to Sylvia Avenue for a report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle driven by ...

(ENDED) Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Special weather statement in effect —- ENDED Potentially significant rainfall is expected early in the week. Total rainfall: 30 to 70 mm. Locations: Most of mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island. Time span: starting in the morning on Monday in western Nova Scotia and spreading eastward throughout the day. ...

Police investigate Pedestrian / Vehicle Injury Collision.

**** HRP Media Release Police investigate Pedestrian / Vehicle Injury Collision. At 5:46​ p.m. on Friday, November 26st, 2021, Halifax Regional Police received a report of a motor vehicle collision that had just occured in the 0-100 block of Sylvia Avenue in Halifax. A pedestrian on the roadway was struck and injured as a result of ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Nov 26)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Nov 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 **** HRM Media Release Road Construction – Quinpool Road Location: Quinpool Road, from ...

Traffic Delays – Parade in Spryfield

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delays – Parade in Spryfield ​ Location: Punch Bowl Drive, Herring Cove Road, Dentith Road, Spryfield Mall ​ Date: Sunday, Nov. 28 ​ Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ​ Details: Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Spryfield Santa Claus Parade. ​ Traffic impact: Traffic delays are expected as the parade travels ...

A little-known temperature scale

**** Info via Environment Canada A little-known temperature scale Temperature scales give us a way of quantifying and measuring how hot or cold a material is. In the field of weather and climate – Fahrenheit and Celsius scales are frequently used, while the absolute zero-based Kelvin scale is more commonly used in research and other ...

Speed limit changes coming to area of Lower Sackville

**** HRM Media Release Speed limit changes coming to area of Lower Sackville​ 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 Glendale Drive and Cobequid Road in Lower Sackville. All streets with reduced speeds are inside the highlighted ...

Road Closure – Sackville Christmas Tree Lighting

**** HRM Media Release Road Closure – Sackville Christmas Tree Lighting ​ Location: Sackville Drive, from Acadia Lane to Sackville Cross Road ​ Date: Friday, Nov. 26 ​ Time: 7:25 p.m. to 7:35 p.m. ​ Details: Street closures will be in place to facilitate attendees’ exit from the Sackville Christmas Tree Lighting. ​ Traffic impact: RCMP will be on-site to briefly ...

Update – The pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle earlier today in Dartmouth has succumbed to her injuries

**** HRP Media Release Update: Pedestrian Vehicle Collision The pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle earlier today in Dartmouth has succumbed to her injuries. ​ At approximately 8:15 a.m. police responded to a report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle in the 300 block of Pleasant Street. The 27-year-old woman ...

Nova Scotians Encouraged to ‘Be Winter Ready’

**** CNS Media Release Nova Scotians Encouraged to ‘Be Winter Ready’ —————————————————————- The Province is encouraging all Nova Scotians to prepare themselves and their vehicles for winter conditions before the snow starts to fall. “As Nova Scotians, we know our weather can be unpredictable,” said Finance and Treasury Board Minister Allan MacMaster, on behalf of ...

(Update) Police are on scene a vehicle pedestrian collision

**** HRP Media Release Police are on scene a vehicle pedestrian collision ​ Update: Pedestrian Vehicle Collision The pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle earlier today in Dartmouth has succumbed to her injuries. . Police are on scene of a vehicle pedestrian collision in Dartmouth. ​ At approximately 8:15 a.m. police responded to a ...

Winter safety tips for motorists

**** HRP Media Release Winter safety tips for motorists With winter weather arriving soon to our region, Halifax Regional Police is sharing some winter safety tips to help road users be winter ready. Vehicle maintenance Plan ahead to ensure your vehicle is roadworthy. Check your safety inspection sticker and the tread on your tires. Keep ...

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

**** EMO Media Release Storm update and impact on municipal services – November 23, 2021, 1:20 p.m. update ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality’s Emergency Management Division continues to closely monitor the weather system as it moves across our region. Halifax Transit: Halifax Transit bus and ferry services are continuing as usual. Please monitor @hfxtransit for updates. Parks & ...

Update: Lake Major Water Supply Plant Upgrades

**** Halifax Water Release Update: Lake Major Water Supply Plant Upgrades ​ Halifax Water has now completed its phase one upgrades at the Lake Major Water Supply Plant. Customers in the communities of Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Eastern Passage, North Preston, Westphal and Burnside should see normal water service return over the next few days. There will still be ...

Power outage closes Atlantic View and Marine Drive

Info via HRCE Power outage closes Atlantic View and Marine Drive The following schools are closed for the day due to power outages: ​ ·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Atlantic View Elementary in Lawrencetown ·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Marine Drive Academy in Sheet Harbour ​ As weather conditions change today, it’s possible additional schools ...

Storm update and impact on municipal services – November 22, 2021

**** HRM Media Release Storm update and impact on municipal services – November 22, 2021 ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality’s Emergency Management Division continues to closely monitor the complex weather system as it moves across our region. The storm is expected to bring in excess of 100-150 mm of rain with winds expected to reach ...

Halifax District RCMP has arrested two 49-year-old men following a recent theft from vehicle in Timberlea

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP arrest two men following theft from vehicle ​ Halifax District RCMP has arrested two 49-year-old men following a recent theft from vehicle in Timberlea. ​ On November 12, police responded to a theft from vehicle at the Bluff Wilderness Trail. The vehicle’s windows were smashed out and credit cars were ...

(ENDED) Rainfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Rainfall warning in effect Heavy rain is expected. Total rainfall: 50 to 100 mm except 100 to 150 mm possible for Halifax County – East of Porters Lake. Location: most of mainland Nova Scotia Time span: beginning Monday morning and continuing into mid week. Remarks: An intense low ...

Municipal update regarding efforts to prepare for significant weather event

**** HRM Media Release Municipal update regarding efforts to prepare for significant weather event ​ The municipality’s Emergency Management Division is closely monitoring the weather forecast as a complex weather system is expected to move in to our region as early as Monday morning. Beginning Monday and spanning into Tuesday, the storm is expected to ...

Nova Scotians Advised to Prepare for Fall Storm

**** EMO Media Release Nova Scotians Advised to Prepare for Fall Storm ——————————————————- Batten down the hatches and put away that lawn furniture, Nova Scotia – there’s a storm coming Monday. The Emergency Management Office (EMO) is advising Nova Scotians to take steps now to protect themselves, their loved ones and their property in advance ...

RCMP investigating fatal vehicle collision in Port Hawkesbury

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating fatal vehicle collision in Port Hawkesbury Inverness County District RCMP is investigating a fatal vehicle collision that occurred on Reeves St. in Port Hawkesbury. At 7:30​ a.m. on November​ 20, police responded to a report of a vehicle collision on Reeves St. Police, fire and EHS attended the scene ...

(ENDED) Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada — ENDED Special weather statement in effect A storm will impact the Maritimes Monday Tuesday and Wednesday likely bringing torrential rain and severe winds Total rainfall: up to 100 mm with locally higher amounts possible Maximum wind gusts: possibly more than 90 km/h, especially along the Atlantic coast. Locations: Nova ...

Residents encouraged to prepare for significant weather event ​

**** EMO Media Release Residents encouraged to prepare for significant weather event ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality’s Emergency Management Division will be monitoring weather forecasts in the coming days as a complex weather system is expected to move into our region as early as Monday morning. Current forecasts indicate widespread rainfall totaling up to 75mm ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Nov 19) 

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Nov 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 **** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Herring Cove Road Location: Herring Cove ...

RCMP investigate serious collision

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigate serious collision Kings District RCMP is investigating a serious motor vehicle collision that occurred on Hwy. 101 in Wolfville Ridge. On November 18 at approximately 8:40 p.m., police, fire and EHS were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on Hwy. 101 in Wolfville Ridge. Police learned that a blue ...

Traffic Delays – Parade in Downtown Halifax

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delays – Parade in Downtown Halifax ​ Location: Upper Water and Barrington streets, Spring Garden Road, Queen Street, Morris Street and University Avenue, and Robie Street ​ Date: Saturday, Nov. 20 ​ Time: 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ​ Details: Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Holiday Parade of Lights. ​ ...

There is a new process to follow – even if you had subscribed the past.​

**** HRCE Release NEW PROCESS: School Cancellation Notifications There is a new process to follow – even if you had subscribed the past.​ You are receiving this email because you are on our previous list. This will no longer be used and we wanted to let you know how to stay informed. To ensure compliance ...

Nova Scotia RCMP charged 142 drivers with impaired driving related offences in October 2021

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP charged 142 drivers with impaired driving related offences in October 2021 • 67 charged with Impaired Operation of a Conveyance by Alcohol • 16 charged with Impaired Operation of a Conveyance by Drug • 5 charged with Refusal of a Demand Made by a Peace Officer • 54 ...

Annual fall street leaf cleanup program begins Monday, Nov. 22

**** HRM Media Release Annual fall street leaf cleanup program begins Monday, Nov. 22 Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 (Halifax, NS) – Residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality are encouraged to help keep the streets, sidewalks and public walkways clear of fallen leaves. The annual Fall Street Leaf Cleanup Program begins Monday, Nov. 22 and concludes on ...

Halifax Transit schedule & route changes – Monday, November 22

**** HRM Media Release Halifax Transit schedule & route changes – Monday, November 22, 2021 Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that large scale Halifax Transit service changes will take place on Monday, Nov. 22 as part of the Moving Forward Together Plan – Halifax Transit’s long-term plan to ...

Halifax District RCMP arrested and charged a Halifax woman for theft from vehicles and related offences

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP charge woman for theft from vehicles and related offences ​Halifax District RCMP arrested and charged a Halifax woman for theft from vehicles and related offences. On November 14 at approximately 6:20 a.m. Halifax District RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious person checking vehicle on Judy Ave. in Lower ...

Can you identify these people?

**** RCMP Media Release Can you identify these people? On October 27 at approximately 5:20 a.m, a Volvo transport truck was stolen in Avonport. The truck was recovered a short time later on Hwy. 101. The inside of the transport truck has video surveillance and was able to capture a number of images of the ...

Halifax District RCMP charge three drivers for stunting in just over 12 hours on November 14

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP charge three drivers with stunting in just over 12 hours Halifax District RCMP charge three drivers for stunting in just over 12 hours on November 14 in the Halifax Regional Municipality. At 12:15 p.m. a driver was located going 166 km/h in a 110 km/h zone on Hwy. 101 in ...

La Niña is back

**** Info via Environment Canada La Niña is back After observing La Niña conditions emerging in the tropical Pacific Ocean over the late summer and early fall, we can say that La Niña is officially back for a second year in a row. It should reach its peak towards the end of 2021, and then ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Nov 12)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Nov 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 Construction – Quinpool Road Location: 6164 Quinpool Road ...

Driver arrested for impaired driving, flight from police and dangerous driving

**** RCMP Media Release Driver arrested for impaired driving, flight from police and dangerous driving Halifax District RCMP arrested a man for impaired driving, dangerous driving and flight from police. On November 12 at approximately 2:20 a.m. Halifax District RCMP located a truck that was involved in reports of spinning tires and driving erratically. The ...

RCMP charge impaired driver after traffic stop for stunting

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP charge impaired driver after traffic stop for stunting ​Southwest Nova RCMP Traffic Services have charged an impaired driver after initially pulling the vehicle over for stunting on Hwy. 101 in Avonport. ​ On November 8 at approximately 4:30 p.m., police were conducting speed enforcement on Hwy. 101 when an eastbound ...

Halifax District RCMP is investigating a serious collision on Hwy.​ 3

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigate after serious collision Halifax District RCMP is investigating a serious collision on Hwy.​ 3, St. Margaret’s Bay Rd.​ in Lewis Lake. At 10​ a.m. yesterday, police, fire and EHS responded to a report of a collision on Hwy.​ 3​ in Lewis Lake. Police located two severely damaged vehicles involved ...

Joint Traffic Enforcement Initiative sees over 40 tickets issued

**** RCMP Media Release Joint Traffic Enforcement Initiative sees over 40 tickets issued Antigonish County District RCMP, in partnership with Northeast Traffic Services, Antigonish By-Law Officers and Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Inspectors, conducted a joint traffic enforcement initiative in Antigonish resulting in over 40 tickets being issued. On October 21, the initiative focused on road ...

RCMP charge numerous West Hants drivers in road safety initiative

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP charge numerous West Hants drivers in road safety initiative West Hants District RCMP has charged a number of drivers after a road safety initiative that took place in various parts of the West Hants Regional Municipality. Between November 4 and 7, police conducted eights check stops and traffic enforcement activities ...

Traffic & Water Service Advisory – Alder Crescent – Water Main Repair

**** Halifax Water Release Traffic & Water Service Advisory – Alder Crescent – Water Main Repair ​ Halifax Water crews are on-site working to repair a water main near 152 Alder Crescent, Lower Sackville. Water service will be temporarily shut down in this area. No estimate of service restoration. There is stop-and-go traffic in the ...

Municipal service level adjustments and Traffic Delays for Remembrance Day 2021

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments for Remembrance Day 2021 ​The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for Remembrance Day, Thursday, Nov. 11: ​ Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours No municipal garbage, organics or recyclables collection services will take place on Remembrance Day. ...

Record high temperatures in northern Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada Record high temperatures in northern Canada As of November 7th, daily temperatures in northern Canada have been systematically above normal for the past 45 days (since September 23). The map below shows that the last 40-day mean of above-normal temperature reaches up to +9 °C in northern Canada, which is high ...

New Glasgow Regional Police is investigating a stolen 2013 Honda Civic

**** New Glasgow Police Release New Glasgow Regional Police is investigating a stolen 2013 Honda Civic Nova Scotia Licence Plate FXT 184. This vehicle was stolen from the Aberdeen Hospital Parking lot earlier this morning November 8th 2021. Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call New Glasgow Regional Police at 902-752-1941. ...

RCMP investigating fatal vehicle collision in Port L’Hebert

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating fatal vehicle collision in Port L’Hebert ​ Queens District RCMP is investigating a fatal vehicle collision that occurred on East Port L’Hebert Rd. in Port L’Hebert. ​ At approximately 11:45 a.m. on November 5, police responded to a report of a vehicle collision on East Port L’Hebert Rd. Police, ...

West Hants RCMP is appealing to the public for information related to a hit and run involving a pedestrian

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP looking for information in pedestrian hit and run ​ West Hants RCMP is appealing to the public for information related to a hit and run involving a pedestrian on Underwood Rd. in Garlands Crossing. ​ On October 31, between 7 and 8 p.m., a woman was trick-or-treating with her child ...

Winter Tire Safety Tips via Transport Canada

**** Transport Canada Release Winter Tire Safety Tips Transport Canada and the Rubber Association of Canada advise motorists to think about safe driving in winter. Vehicle handling will be improved when tires of the same type, size, speed rating and load index are installed on all four wheels. View a demonstration video showcasing the benefits of using four winter ...

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 ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Nov 4)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Nov 4) Note:  Each week the local listings are expanded and updated.  During the week new and updated tasks are added.  Every week a new post is started with fresh info but previous posts may be still valid.   Municipal **** HRM Media Release Road Construction – Sackville Drive Location: Sackville Drive, from ...

RCMP investigating fatal off-highway vehicle collision on Hwy. 211

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating fatal off-highway vehicle collision on Hwy. 211 ​ Guysborough County District RCMP is investigating an off-highway vehicle collision that occurred on Hwy. 211 in Port Bickerton. ​ At approximately 6:15 p.m. yesterday evening, police were notified of an off-highway vehicle collision on Hwy. 211 in Port Bickerton. Police, fire ...

Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for October

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for October ​ Halifax Regional Police charged 21 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of October. ​ Of the 21 drivers, 16 were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by alcohol, one was charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by ...

Dyke Road and Cow Bay Road, Eastern Passage – Speed Limit Changes

**** HRM Media Release Dyke Road and Cow Bay Road, Eastern Passage – Speed Limit Changes​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the speed limit will be reduced from 70 km/h to 60 km/h on Dyke Road and a portion of Cow Bay Road in Eastern Passage. A map of the reduced speed ...

Halifax Regional Police issued 60 tickets for speeding, vehicle inspection and other motor vehicle-related offences yesterday

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 60 tickets for speeding, unsafe equipment and other vehicle-related offences ​ Halifax Regional Police issued 60 tickets for speeding, vehicle inspection and other motor vehicle-related offences yesterday. ​ Members from the HRP Traffic Unit issued 60 summary offence tickets: 15 for speeding, 15 for no insurance, 20 for invalid ...

Police are investigating a hit and run that occurred in Dartmouth last month.

**** HRP Media Release Police are investigating a hit and run that occurred in Dartmouth last month. ​ On October 17 at approximately 8 p.m. police responded to a call involving a vehicle that had struck a man who was crossing in a marked crosswalk in the 300 block of Windmill Road. The driver of ...

Have you seen this trailer?

**** RCMP Media Release Have you seen this trailer? On October 30, police received a report of a travel trailer having been stolen from a property on Loch Lomond Rd, Grand River Falls. Police learned that the trailer was stolen between 5 p.m. on October 24 and 11:15 a.m. on October 30. The trailer is ...

Do you recognize this person?

**** RCMP Media Release Do you recognize this person? On October 23, 2021, Halifax District RCMP responded to a report of a vehicle theft on Hwy. 2 in Grand Lake. Police learned that a red 2022 Mazda CX-5 with NS license plate GTE056 had been stolen between 5:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. that morning. The ...

Police issue 48 tickets for speeding, stunting and other vehicle-related offences

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 48 tickets for speeding, stunting and other vehicle-related offences ​ Halifax Regional Police issued 48 tickets for speeding, stunting and other motor vehicle-related offences yesterday. ​ Yesterday, members from the HRP Traffic Unit issued 48 summary offence tickets: 14 for speeding, 1 for stunting and 33 for other offences ...

Potentially Discoloured Water – Downtown Halifax

**** Info via Halifax Water Potentially Discoloured Water – Downtown Halifax ​ Due to a water main break at the intersection of George Street & Granville Street, customers in or near downtown Halifax may experience discoloured water. Customers who experience discoloured water should run the COLD water at one faucet for about 10 minutes. You should ...

RCMP arrest man for multiple vehicle break-ins

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP arrest man for multiple vehicle break-ins Halifax District RCMP has arrested a man related to a number of vehicle break-ins in Lower Sackville. On October 31, police responded to a report of a vehicle being broken into on Cobequid Rd. in Lower Sackville. Police located a 21-year-old man nearby who ...

Parkhill Road Area / Carlton Street / Correction: Parkhill Road Area – Water Service Shut Down

**** Halifax Water Release Parkhill Road Area – Water Service Shut Down ​ Please be advised that water services for Parkhill Road, from Purcell’s Cove Road to Spring Kirk Road, will be shut down for construction services. Water service will be shut down beginning 9:00 AM Monday, November 8th, 2021 until approximately 12:00 PM Tuesday ...

November Temperature Outlook

**** Info via Environment Canada November Temperature Outlook An upper ridge of high pressure brought well above seasonal temperatures across parts of southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and northwestern Ontario through the first week of October. For example, on October 6 Estevan, SK hit 31.9 °C, beating the old record of 31.1 °C set in 1920 and Brandon, MB reached ...

Multiple thefts from unlocked vehicles reported in Halifax RCMP area

**** RCMP Media Release Multiple thefts from unlocked vehicles reported in Halifax RCMP area Multiple reports of thefts from unlocked vehicles have been recently been made in Sackville, Cole Harbour and Tantallon. Between October 18 to 31, 2021, Halifax District RCMP received​ 32​ complaints of thefts from motor vehicles. Most of the vehicles were left ...

RCMP investigates fatal collision

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigates fatal collision ​ At approximately 10:16 p.m. last night, police were notified of a collision on Hwy. 245 near Maryvale. ​ Antigonish County District RCMP, Fire and EHS attended the scene and found a heavily damaged car off the road and a pickup truck in a woodlot driveway with ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Oct 29)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Oct 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 – St. Margaret’s Bay Road Location: St. ...

Truro Police charged and 18 year old male with stunting under section 163 of the Motor Vehicle Act

**** Truro Police Release Today while conducting speed enforcement on South Young St. in Truro, Truro Police charged and 18 year old male with stunting under section 163 of the Motor Vehicle Act. The driver of the vehicle, who is from Truro, was observed doing a speed of 127 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone. ...

(ENDED) Rainfall warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Rainfall warning in effect Rain, at times heavy, continues. Total rainfall: 50 to 65 mm. Locations: Halifax and south shore. Time span: today and tonight. Remarks: An area of low pressure passing to the south of the province will bring heavy rain and gusty winds to southern Nova ...

(ENDED) Special weather statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada —- ENDED Special weather statement in effect Significant rain and wind beginning later today. Total rainfall: 30 to 50 mm. Locally higher amounts possible. Maximum wind gusts: in excess of 80 km/h in exposed coastal areas. Locations: Halifax, Digby, Lunenburg, Annapolis counties. Time span: Tuesday evening through Thursday morning. Remarks: ...

Lunenburg District RCMP is investigating after a fatal collision on Hwy. 331 in Conquerall Bank

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigate after fatal collision on Highway 331 Lunenburg District RCMP is investigating after a fatal collision on Hwy. 331 in Conquerall Bank. At approximately 4:40 p.m. yesterday, police, fire and EHS responded to a report of a collision on Hwy. 331 in Conquerall Bank. Police learned that a motorcycle and ...

Halifax Regional Police issued 161 tickets for speeding, stunting and other motor vehicle-related offences last week

**** HRP Media Release Police issue 161 tickets for speeding, stunting and other vehicle-related offences ​ Halifax Regional Police issued 161 tickets for speeding, stunting and other motor vehicle-related offences last week. ​ Last week, members from the HRP Traffic Unit issued 161 summary offence tickets: 37 for speeding; 4 for stunting; 35 for failing ...

The secret weather station

**** Info via Environment Canada The secret weather station The weather forecast above the cold waters of the Atlantic was crucial in the Second World War (WWII) for it determined the conditions, and chances of success, of many military operations. The Allies had an upper hand in the so-called “North Atlantic weather war”, as prevailing ...

RCMP investigate after serious collision

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigate after serious collision Cumberland County District RCMP is investigating after a serious collision on Hwy. 6 in Wallace Bay. At approximately 6:50 a.m. yesterday, police, fire and EHS responded to a report of a collision on Hwy. 6 in Wallace Bay. Police learned that a car had been travelling ...

Nova Scotia RCMP is asking everyone to exercise caution at intersections this fall

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP is asking everyone to exercise caution at intersections this fall. Intersections always require vigilance but caution is especially important as seasons and road conditions change. “The sun rising later, more pedestrians and buses on the road, and the introduction of frost all contribute to increased risk,” says Cpl ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Oct 22)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Oct 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 – St. Margarets Bay Road Location: St. ...

Amendments to Motor Vehicle Act

**** PUBLIC WORKS Media Release Amendments to Motor Vehicle Act —————————————————————- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act concerning impaired driving, bicycle traffic lights and muffler noise will help improve road safety for all users. Changes introduced today, October 22, will allow municipalities and the Province to install traffic control signals for bicycles and authorize municipalities ...

Water Service Advisory for: Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Eastern Passage, North Preston, Westphal and Burnside

**** Halifax Water Release Water Service Advisory for: Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Eastern Passage, North Preston, Westphal and Burnside ​ On Friday, October 29, Halifax Water will begin critical infrastructure upgrade work at the Lake Major Water Supply Plant, which supplies drinking water to the communities of Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Eastern Passage, North Preston, Westphal and ...

Driver Licence Knowledge Tests Now Available Online

**** Service Nova Scotia Release Driver Licence Knowledge Tests Now Available Online ——————————————————- Nova Scotians will now be able to take their driver licence knowledge test online. The new bilingual service introduced today, October 21, will provide a more convenient option to get a learner’s licence. “We are introducing another digital service to make it ...

Halifax Regional Police are currently onscene at Oxford St and Almon St in Halifax due to a motor vehicle collision

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police are currently onscene at Oxford St and Almon St in Halifax due to a motor vehicle collision.​ Just prior, while officers were conducting an investigation in the nearby area, a suspect vehicle fled the area and was pursued. The vehicle was involved in a motor vehicle collision with ...

What are Zombie wildfires?

**** Info via Environment Canada Zombie wildfires The current wildfire map of Canada continues to show the effects of cooler, damper fall weather. Fire Danger is a relative index of how easy it is to ignite vegetation, how difficult a fire may be to control, and how much damage a fire may do. Fires likely ...

Help RCMP solve theft of an automobile

**** RCMP Media Release Help RCMP solve theft of an automobile ​ Colchester County District RCMP is asking for public help to locate a stolen automobile and identify a person of interest. On October 16, police received a report that a black 2017 Subaru Forester with Nova Scotia licence plate​ EJL 447 was stolen from a ...

Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial stunting statistics for September 2021

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial stunting statistics for September 2021 In September 2021, the Nova Scotia RCMP charged​ 23​ drivers with stunting on a number of roadways across the province. The following incidents caused significant concern: ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​215km/h in a 110km/h zone on Hwy. ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Oct 15)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Oct 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 – Brigadoon Avenue Location: Brigadoon Avenue, from Main ...

Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for September​ 2021

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for September​ 2021  Nova Scotia RCMP charged​ 131​ drivers with impaired driving related offences in September 2021: 69​ charged with Impaired Operation of a Conveyance by Alcohol 5​ charged with Impaired Operation of a Conveyance by Drug 14​ charged with Refusal of a ...

Have you seen this truck?

**** RCMP Media Release Have you seen this truck? (Photo of a similar truck) Victoria County District RCMP is investigating a theft of a 2015 Red Chevrolet Silverado, nova Scotia licence plate: FYJ837. The truck was stolen between 10 p.m. on October 11 and 8 a.m. on October 12 from a home on Northside Rd. ...

Police investigate theft from motor vehicle

**** HRP Media Release Police investigate theft from motor vehicle ​ Police are investigating a theft from a motor vehicle that occurred in Dartmouth earlier this week. ​ A motor vehicle that was parked in the 300 block of Windmill Road was broken in to sometime between the evening of October 13 or early morning ...

Parade in Downtown Halifax

**** HRM Media Release Parade in Downtown Halifax ​ Location: Gottingen, Brunswick, Carmichael and Argyle streets ​ Date: Sunday, Oct. 17 ​ Time: 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Details: Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the Halifax Regional Police Fallen Peace Officers Memorial Parade. ​ Traffic impact: Traffic delays are expected as the parade travels through the community. ...

This Saturday, Oct 16th, from 8AM to around 12PM Station 48 will be hosting and conducting a Tanker Shuttle exercise

**** Info via Beaver Bank / Kinsac Stn 48 This Saturday, Oct 16th, from 8AM to around 12PM Station 48 will be hosting and conducting a Tanker Shuttle exercise.   There we be 10 fire trucks operating in Beaver Bank-Kinsac between the Tucker Lake dry hydrant and Lakeridge during this time. The purpose of this ...

RCMP intercepts seven drivers for alcohol-related incidents during Operation Impact

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP intercepts seven drivers for alcohol-related incidents during Operation Impact ​ RCMP intercepted seven drivers for alcohol-related incidents during Operation Impact, which ran from October 8 to 11. ​ Operation Impact focused on education and enforcement of the four most significant factors of serious and fatal collisions; impaired driving, distracted driving, ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Oct 8)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Oct 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 – Fall River Road Location: Fall River Road, ...

Intersection Safety

**** HRP Media Release Intersection Safety ​ October is intersection safety month and Halifax Regional Police is sharing some basic tips to help make intersections safer for all road users. ​ Road safety is a shared responsibility. Whether you’re driving, walking, cycling or rolling, everyone has a role to play in making intersections safer by: ...

RCMP arrested man after collision with pedestrian

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP arrested man after collision with pedestrian ​ Halifax District RCMP arrested a Westphal man following a collision involving a pedestrian in Cherry Brook yesterday. On October 7 at 4:20 p.m. Halifax District RCMP were called to a collision involving a pedestrian on Chery Brook Rd. Members attended and located a ...

Have you seen this SUV?

**** RCMP Media Release Have you seen this SUV? Inverness County District RCMP is investigating the theft of a 2020 white BMW X3M, Nova Scotia licence plate: GNL293. The SUV was stolen around 7:10 p.m. on September 29, from a parking lot Reeves St. in Port Hawkesbury. Anyone with information is asked to contact the ...

(ENDED) Frost advisory in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Frost advisory in effect —- ENDED Frost may damage some crops in frost-prone areas. Minimum temperatures: +1 (coolest in low lying areas). Location: central and western Nova Scotia. Time span: tonight and Sunday morning. (Update) Remarks: Patchy frost is expected to form as clear skies and light winds coincide with ...

Operation Impact: RCMP to increase enforcement this Thanksgiving weekend

**** RCMP Media Release Operation Impact: RCMP to increase enforcement this Thanksgiving weekend During the Thanksgiving weekend, October​ 8-11, Nova Scotia RCMP will join police forces across Canada to increase traffic enforcement for Operation Impact, an annual initiative to increase road safety.​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Operation Impact focuses on​ education and enforcement of the four ...

Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for September

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for September ​ Halifax Regional Police charged 25 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of September. ​ Of the 25 drivers, 19 were charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by alcohol, one was charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by ...

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 7:30 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 111 near Mount Hope ...

RCMP investigate serious vehicle-pedestrian collision in Yarmouth

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigate serious vehicle-pedestrian collision in Yarmouth  ​ Yarmouth Town RCMP is investigating a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Herrington Ave. in Yarmouth. ​ At approximately 8:05 a.m. yesterday, police were notified of a motor vehicle collision on Herrington Ave. in Yarmouth. Police, fire and EHS attended the scene where ...

RCMP targets crooks stealing exhaust system part valued for its metal

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP targets crooks stealing exhaust system part valued for its metal Police across Canada are dealing with rising catalytic converter thefts. The car parts help reduce harmful emissions by converting harmful pollutants into less-toxic compounds and contain precious metals like platinum that are valued on the scrap metal market. A catalytic ...

RCMP investigating fatal collision in Eastern Passage

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating fatal collision in Eastern Passage Halifax District RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Cow Bay Rd.​ in Eastern Passage. At​ approximately 4​ p.m. yesterday afternoon, police were notified of a two-vehicle collision on Cow Bay Rd. Police, fire, and EHS attended the scene and located a collision ...

RCMP investigating fatal vehicle collision on Highway 105

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating fatal vehicle collision on Highway 105 ​ RCMP Northeast Traffic Services is investigating a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Hwy. 105 in Hillside Boularderie. ​ At approximately 9:20 a.m. yesterday morning, police were notified of a motor vehicle collision on Hwy. 105 in Hillside Boularderie. Police, fire and ...

NSURB APPROVES TOLL INCREASE FOR HALIFAX BRIDGES

**** HHB Release NSURB APPROVES TOLL INCREASE FOR HALIFAX BRIDGES The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) has approved a toll increase that will allow Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB) to fund its 10-year capital plan and continue to provide safe, efficient and reliable cross‐harbour transportation for the next decade. The increase, which will take ...

Police charge driver with 13 criminal offences and 30 summary offences

**** HRP Media Release Police charge driver with 13 criminal offences and 30 summary offences ​ Police have charged a man with 13 criminal offences and 30 summary offences in relation to multiple driving incidents. ​ Corey Aaron Whynder, 31, was identified as the driver of a motorcycle in relation to five incidents that occurred ...

Water Service & Traffic Advisory – Acadia Street – Water Main Repair

**** Halifax Water Release Water Service & Traffic Advisory – Acadia Street – Water Main Repair ​ Halifax Water crews are on-site working to repair a water main near 13 Acadia Street, Dartmouth. Water service will be temporarily shut down in this area. No estimate of service restoration. There is stop-and-go traffic in the work ...

(ENDED) Frost advisory in effect 

**** Info via Environment Canada ENDED Frost advisory in effect  Frost may damage some crops in frost-prone areas. Minimum temperatures: plus 6 to zero (coldest in low lying areas). Location: most of Nova Scotia. Time span: early Wednesday morning. Remarks: Clear skies and light winds will give favourable conditions for patchy frost overnight tonight. Take ...

RCMP investigating fatal collision in Lower Sackville

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating fatal collision in Lower Sackville Halifax District RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Hwy.​ 101​ in Lower Sackville. At​ 8:15​ a.m. this morning, police were notified of a motor vehicle collision on the westbound land of Hwy.​ 101. Police, fire and EHS attended the scene and ...

Inverness County District RCMP investigating fatal collision

**** RCMP Media Release Inverness County District RCMP investigating fatal collision Inverness County District RCMP is investigation a fatal collision on Hwy. 19 in Judique. At approximately 8 a.m. this morning, police were dispatched to a complaint of a deceased man being found on the side of Hwy. 19 in Judique. Upon arrival at the ...

Have you seen this truck?

**** RCMP Media Release Have you seen this truck? Colchester County District RCMP is investigating the theft of a 2018 grey Ford F250, Nova Scotia licence plate: GDV587. The truck was stolen between 9:30 p.m. on October 1 and 5:15 a.m. today, from a property on Lornevale Rd. in Great Village. Anyone with information is ...

October Temperature Outlook via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada October Temperature Outlook The last full day of summer on September 21 was hot in Labrador with many records falling, including at Happy Valley-Goose Bay where the mercury climbed to 27.7 °C, and beat the old record of 26.7 °C set in 1946. Meanwhile a slow-moving cold front was responsible for bringing significant rain, ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Oct 1)

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Oct 1) 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 – Lacewood Drive Location: Lacewood Drive, from Vimy ...

Off-Highway Vehicle Pilot Extended

**** PUBLIC WORKS Release Off-Highway Vehicle Pilot Extended —————————————————————- Off-highway vehicle riders will be able to continue lawfully accessing trail connections in designated areas with the extension of the Province’s Off-Highway Vehicle Pilot Project. “We want to encourage safe and responsible use of off-highway vehicles,” said Public Works Minister Kim Masland. “This extension allows enhanced ...

RCMP investigating fatal vehicle collision on Highway 107

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigating fatal vehicle collision on Highway 107 ​ Halifax District RCMP is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Hwy. 107 in Dartmouth. ​ At 11:25 a.m. yesterday, police were notified of a motor vehicle collision on Hwy. 107. Police, fire and EHS attended the scene and located a collision ...

UPDATED: PSA – Road Closures and Construction – Imagine Spring Garden Road

**** HRM Media Release Road Closures and Construction – Imagine Spring Garden Road UPDATED: PSA – Road Closures and Construction – Imagine Spring Garden Road The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Spring Garden Road, between Queen and South Park streets, will be closed from Monday, June 7 to Tuesday, Nov. 30 late December. This work ...

Have you seen this truck?

**** RCMP Media Release Have you seen this truck? Antigonish County District RCMP is investigating the theft of a 2017 Black Dodge Ram 2500, Nova Scotia licence plate: FM44846. The truck was stolen around 10:30 p.m. on September 21 from a property in Afton, Antigonish County. The truck also had several farm tools in the ...

RCMP investigate fatal collision in Darlings Lake

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigate fatal collision in Darlings Lake Yarmouth Rural RCMP is investigating after a fatal collision on Highway 1 in Darlings Lake. On September 24, at 10:24 PM, members of the Yarmouth Rural RCMP Detachment, along with RCMP Southwest Traffic Services, responded to a single-vehicle collision that had occurred along Highway ...

Police charge woman in relation to a pedestrian strike in a crosswalk in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police charge woman in relation to a pedestrian strike in a crosswalk in Halifax earlier last evening. At 5:23 P.M. on Friday September 24th, police patrol members responded to the area of 330 Herring Cove Road in Halifax.​ A pedestrian was being treated by members of the public who had stopped ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Sept 24) 

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Sept 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 Road Construction – Kingswood Drive Location:​ Kingswood Drive from ...

Police have charged two people with stunting in separate incidents yesterday afternoon

**** HRP Media Release Police have charged two people with stunting in separate incidents yesterday afternoon.​ ​ At approximately 2:20 p.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 102 near Hammonds Plains Road. The officer observed the car’s speed to be 154 km/h in ...

Water Service Advisory – Princeton Avenue – Water Main Repair

**** Halifax Water Release Water Service Advisory – Princeton Avenue – Water Main Repair ​ Halifax Water crews are on-site working to repair a water main near 33 Princeton Avenue, Halifax. Water service will be temporarily shut down in this area. No estimate of service restoration. Princeton Avenue is open to local traffic only. Experienced ...

Paradise man charged with child pornography offences / West Hants RCMP investigating after serious collision

**** RCMP Media Release Paradise man charged with child pornography offences The RCMP Provincial Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit has charged a Paradise man with child pornography offences. In February 2021, the RCMP’s Provincial ICE Unit began an investigation after investigators received information from the National Child Exploitation Crime Centre concerning child pornography being shared ...

West Hants District RCMP is investigating after a vehicle collided with a house on King St. in Windsor

**** RCMP Media Release West Hants RCMP arrest woman after collision West Hants District RCMP is investigating after a vehicle collided with a house on King St. in Windsor. At approximately 8:55 p.m. yesterday, police responded to a report of a collision on King St. in Windsor. Police learned that an SUV had been travelling ...

RCMP arrest man for dangerous driving following roll over

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP arrest man for dangerous driving following roll over ​ Halifax District RCMP arrested a man for dangerous driving following a rollover collision on Sackville Dr. last evening. ​ At approximately 6:45 p.m. on September 20, a member observed a truck going at a high rate of speed on Sackville Dr.​ ...

New transit priority measures and multi-use pathway on Bayers Road

**** HRM Media Release New transit priority measures and multi-use pathway on Bayers Road ​  The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Phase 1 of the Bayers Road Transit Priority Corridor project, including the construction of new bus-only lanes and a multi-use pathway on Bayers Road, is now complete. ​ Note: contractors will continue minor reinstatement ...

Woman charged after leaving dog in car

**** RCMP Media Release Woman charged after leaving dog in car Annapolis District RCMP has charged a woman who left two dogs in a vehicle for a number of hours while golfing. At approximately 3:20 p.m. on September 18, police responded to a complaint of dogs having been left in a car for over two ...

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Sept 17) 

Weekly Traffic Advisories (Sept 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 Construction – Herring Cove Road Location: Herring Cove Road, ...

University Avenue entrance to VG parking lot closed Friday morning

**** NSHA Media Release University Avenue entrance to VG parking lot closed Friday morning The VG parking lot entrance on University Avenue (breezeway between the Mackenzie and Centre for Clinical Research buildings) will be closed to all vehicles on Friday, September 17 while maintenance is performed on the overhead sprinkler system. The work is expected to take ...

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 in Dartmouth yesterday. ​ At approximately 12:45 p.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 111 near ...

Construction tender awarded for Cogswell District project

**** HRM Media Release Construction tender awarded for Cogswell District project ​ Today, Regional Council awarded the construction tender for the Cogswell District project to Dexter Construction Limited in the amount of $95,663,633.52 (net HST). The project will now enter the pre-construction phase, which is expected to last three months. Once pre-construction activities are complete, ...

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 in Bedford this morning. ​ At approximately 7 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 102 ...

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 in Dartmouth this morning. ​ At approximately 7:10 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 111. ...

Driver charged after serious collision in Shubenacadie

**** RCMP Media Release Driver charged after serious collision in Shubenacadie ​ Colchester County District RCMP has charged a driver after a serious collision on Hwy. 2 in Shubenacadie. ​ On September 11, at approximately 2:50 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle collision on Hwy. 2 in Shubenacadie. Police learned that a blue SUV ...

Allan-Oak Local Street Bikeway project

**** HRM Media Release Allan-Oak Local Street Bikeway project ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of a number of changes to the intersection of Allan, Oak and Oxford streets, as part of the Allan-Oak Local Street Bikeway project. ​ A new pedestrian half-signal has been added to this intersection.​ As a result, the following ...