Friday, July 10, 2020

Traffic & Weather

Oxford Street – Road Closure

Oxford Street – Road Closure

**** HRM Media Release Oxford Street – Road Closure The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Oxford Street, from Almon to Vienna streets, will be closed from Friday, July 10 to Sunday, July 12. Crews will be on site 24 hours a day, from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Sunday, to accommodate work ...
Spike belt used to stop impaired driver, suspects flee

Spike belt used to stop impaired driver, suspects flee

**** RCMP Media Release Spike belt used to stop impaired driver, suspects flee ​ At 9 a.m. on July 8, members of Inverness District RCMP responded to a call of a possible impaired driver near a service station on Hwy. 105 in Whycocomagh.​ The caller provided a description of the vehicle. An RCMP officer in ...
Cst. Myers demonstrated the custom features of RCMP’s new motorcycles

Cst. Myers demonstrated the custom features of RCMP’s new motorcycles

**** RCMP Media Release Cst. Myers demonstrated the custom features of RCMP’s new motorcycles. They help protect road users by giving a clear vantage point to identify motorists at risk of serious/fatal injury (FSI) (eg. not wearing a seat belt & driving distracted, 2 of the leading causes of FSIs). The motorcycles have bluetooth radio ...
Risk advisory extended to Lake Banook due to possible blue-green algae bloom; Birch Cove Beach closed to swimming

Risk advisory extended to Lake Banook due to possible blue-green algae bloom; Birch Cove Beach closed to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Risk advisory extended to Lake Banook due to possible blue-green algae bloom; Birch Cove Beach closed to swimming The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that due to the presence of a possible blue-green algae bloom in Lake Micmac, the risk advisory is being extended to Lake Banook. Residents are encouraged ...
Bridge Collapse in Guysborough County

Bridge Collapse in Guysborough County

**** Infrastructure Media Release Bridge Collapse in Guysborough County Tittle Bridge, in Guysborough County, collapsed today, July 7, as contractors were moving equipment on the site. One worker was taken to hospital for observation. Tittle Bridge is a steel truss bridge leading to Durrell’s Island, near Canso. The local fire department is providing residents assistance ...

****TRANSPORTATION/ INFRASTRUCTURE Media Release Bridge Collapse in Guysborough County —————————————————————– Tittle Bridge, in Guysborough County, collapsed today, July 7, as contractors were moving equipment on the site. One worker was taken to hospital for observation. Tittle Bridge is a steel truss bridge leading to Durrell’s Island, near Canso. The local fire department is providing residents ...
(Update) Halifax District RCMP investigate fatal collision on Highway 3

(Update) Halifax District RCMP investigate fatal collision on Highway 3

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP investigate fatal collision on Highway 3 Halifax District RCMP fatal collision investigation update The RCMP has received new information into an investigation that began on July 7, when a 28-year-old man died following a motor vehicle collision on St. Margaret’s Bay Rd. in Hubley. The man who was ...
HRP: Impaired driving statistics / Vehicle/pedestrian collision statistics for June

HRP: Impaired driving statistics / Vehicle/pedestrian collision statistics for June

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for June ​ Halifax Regional Police charged 28 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of June. ​ Of the 28 drivers, 22 were charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle by alcohol, three drivers were charged with impaired operation of a ...
Border Tracking Form for Non-Bubble Travellers to Nova Scotia Now Online

Border Tracking Form for Non-Bubble Travellers to Nova Scotia Now Online

**** HEALTH/Wellness Media Release   Border Tracking Form for Non-Bubble Travellers to Nova Scotia Now Online ————————————————————– Travellers entering Nova Scotia from outside the Atlantic Canadian bubble must fill out a tracking and self-declaration form, available at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/alerts-notices/Self-declaration-Form-Tracking-Travellers-to-Nova-Scotia.pdf Non-bubble visitors must provide an address where they will be staying and self-isolating for 14 days and a ...
Shelburne RCMP charge Halifax man with vehicle theft and cocaine trafficking

Shelburne RCMP charge Halifax man with vehicle theft and cocaine trafficking

**** RCMP Media Release Shelburne RCMP charge Halifax man with vehicle theft and cocaine trafficking ​ On July 2, RCMP members from Barrington and Shelburne Detachments stopped a vehicle on Hwy. 103 for travelling at 165 km/hr. Police determined the vehicle involved had been reported stolen from Hants County. The driver was arrested and was ...
CAA Atlantic’s Travel Tips for the Atlantic Bubble

CAA Atlantic’s Travel Tips for the Atlantic Bubble

**** CAA Media Release With the Atlantic Bubble now open, CAA Atlantic has some tips for those hoping to hit the road again. “These are unprecedented times for travel,” says Gary Howard, Senior Vice President of Communications at CAA Atlantic. “It’s far from normal, so there are a few things to keep in mind before ...
Police arrest man regarding a dangerous driving incident

Police arrest man regarding a dangerous driving incident

**** HRP Media Release Police arrest man regarding a dangerous driving incident ​ On July 5th, 2020 at approximately 4:50 a.m. Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of two people acting suspiciously in the 100 block of Trinity Avenue, Dartmouth. When police arrived they noted a man who ran to a nearby truck when ...
(Update) Cobequid Road & Glendale Drive – Water Main Repair

(Update) Cobequid Road & Glendale Drive – Water Main Repair

**** Halifax Water Release Cobequid Road & Glendale Drive – Water Main Repair Update ​ Cobequid Road & Glendale Drive – Water Main Repair Complete This is to confirm that effective 4:30 PM, Monday, July 6, 2020, the Precautionary Boil Water Advisory issued on Saturday, July 4, 2020, for customers in the communities of Fall ...
Woman dies in highway collision

Woman dies in highway collision

**** RCMP Media Release Woman dies in highway collision Hants Border, Kings County, Nova Scotia  At 7:17 p.m. on July 3, Kings District RCMP responded to a serious single vehicle collision on Hwy. 101 between Exits 8 and 8A. When police arrived on scene, witnesses told police the small blue vehicle left the highway and ...
Members of the Halifax District RCMP and the RCMP Southeast Traffic Services have charged ten people with alcohol-related offences on July 1.​

Members of the Halifax District RCMP and the RCMP Southeast Traffic Services have charged ten people with alcohol-related offences on July 1.​

**** RCMP Media Release Ten people charged for alcohol related offences on July 1 ​Members of the Halifax District RCMP and the RCMP Southeast Traffic Services have charged ten people with alcohol-related offences on July 1.​ Five people were charged with alcohol-impaired driving, and an additional five people were issued driving suspensions due to their ...
Halifax District RCMP charge a 64-year-old woman following a collision involving a motorcycle and a SUV

Halifax District RCMP charge a 64-year-old woman following a collision involving a motorcycle and a SUV

**** RCMP Media Release Woman charged following collision  Halifax District RCMP charge a 64-year-old woman following a collision involving a motorcycle and a SUV. At 5:35 p.m. on July 2, Halifax District RCMP responded to a collision on Fall River Rd. in Fall River. The northbound SUV was turning left and a motorcycle which was ...
The Rising Dangers of Blue-Green Algae and Dogs

The Rising Dangers of Blue-Green Algae and Dogs

**** ASPCA Media Release The Rising Dangers of Blue-Green Algae What Is Blue-Green Algae and Why Is It Dangerous? Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) is most likely to thrive in bodies of fresh water when the weather is warm and sunny. Algae intoxications happen more during the summer because weather conditions promote the growth of cyanobacteria. These ...
Risk advisory in effect for Lake Micmac due to possible blue-green algae bloom

Risk advisory in effect for Lake Micmac due to possible blue-green algae bloom

**** HRM Media Release Risk advisory in effect for Lake Micmac due to possible blue-green algae bloom The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that due to the presence of a possible blue-green algae bloom, a risk advisory is in effect for Lake Micmac in Dartmouth. Residents are encouraged to avoid swimming in the lake ...
Weekly Traffic Advisories (updated often) / South Park Street – Road Closure

Weekly Traffic Advisories (updated often) / South Park Street – Road Closure

**** TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL Media Release Weekly Traffic Advisories (updated often) HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Bedford Bypass A repaving project has begun on the Bedford bypass westbound lanes, from the exit to Dartmouth Road to the overpass near the intersection of Highway 101. Repairs will also be carried out to the structures over Memory Lane, Rocky Lake ...
RCMP investigates fatal single vehicle crash

RCMP investigates fatal single vehicle crash

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigates fatal single vehicle crash ​RCMP is investigating a fatal single motor vehicle crash that occurred yesterday afternoon in Newport Corner. At 5 p.m., RCMP, EHS and Fire responded to the crash near civic marker 170 on Hwy. 215 where they located a small passenger vehicle overturned on the side ...
Response to COVID-19: Halifax Mobility Response – Streets and Spaces

Response to COVID-19: Halifax Mobility Response – Streets and Spaces

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Halifax Mobility Response – Streets and Spaces The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ As part of the Halifax Mobility Response Plan, Grafton Street, between Carmichael and Prince streets, will be temporarily converted into a one-way, southbound street to ...
Police are investigating a vehicle/cement truck collision in Halifax

Police are investigating a vehicle/cement truck collision in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police are investigating a vehicle/cement truck collision Police are presently investigating a vehicle/cement truck collision on Albert Walker Drive, Halifax. Traffic is being diverted as Albert Walker Drive is closed between St. Margaret’s Bay Road and Dunbrack Street. ​ ​ ​ On June 30th, 2020 at 3:57 p.m. police responded to ...
Man arrested following flight from police

Man arrested following flight from police

**** RCMP Media Release Man arrested following flight from police ​Halifax District RCMP arrested a 26-year-old man from Middle Sackville, after refusing to stop for police. ​ Just after midnight on June 28, a member of the Halifax District RCMP attempted to pull over a pick-up truck for a burnt out headlight on Beaver Bank ...
Two incidents: Police Investigate Impaired Driver and Vehicle Collision / Police investigate two Hit & Run Collisions – Halifax

Two incidents: Police Investigate Impaired Driver and Vehicle Collision / Police investigate two Hit & Run Collisions – Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police Investigate Impaired Driver and Vehicle Collision At 8:44 p.m., on the 27th of June, Halifax Regional Police received a report of a two vehicle collision in the 160 block of Ketch Harbour Road, Herring Cove.​ Officers arrested a 26 year old female driver at the scene for impaired driving.​ No one in either ...
Stunting teen driver charged: 62 km/hr over the limit

Stunting teen driver charged: 62 km/hr over the limit

**** RCMP Media Release Stunting driver charged: 62 km/hr over the limit ​On June​ 25 at​ 9:24 p.m.,​ a member of the RCMP’s Northeast Traffic Services​ was on patrol on Hwy. 125 between Exits 3 and 4​ and​ spotted a car travelling at a high rate of speed and passing several vehicles in the passing ...
The colours of lightning

The colours of lightning

**** Info via Environment Canada The colours of lightning Have you ever noticed that a lightning’s flash isn’t always a bright white colour? That’s because there are invariably different particles in the air between you and the flash.   All lightning starts out as white lightning as it contains the entire spectrum of colour. Haze, ...
Weekly Traffic Advisories for HRM

Weekly Traffic Advisories for HRM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL Media Release Weekly Traffic Advisories —————————————————————– NEW WORK HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 333 Route 333 (Brookside Road to Terence Road), will be reduced to one lane for paving and road widening on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Once widening is completed, work will continue weekdays ...
Larry Uteck Drive – ​ Road Construction / Shore Road Bridge – Pedestrian Access Closed / Glendale Drive – Road Construction

Larry Uteck Drive – ​ Road Construction / Shore Road Bridge – Pedestrian Access Closed / Glendale Drive – Road Construction

**** HRM Media Release Larry Uteck Drive – ​ Road Construction   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that road construction will take place on Starboard and Nine Mile drives, near the Larry Uteck roundabout on Tuesday, June 23.​ ​ Crews will be on site from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lane drops will ...
Man arrested for flight from police, dangerous driving and impaired driving

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

**** RCMP Media Release Man arrested for flight from police, dangerous driving and impaired driving Halifax District RCMP arrest a 25-year-old man from Windsor for flight from police, dangerous driving and impaired driving on June 19. At approximately 10:40 p.m., a member of the Halifax District RCMP was monitoring traffic on Hwy. 101 near Mt. ...
HRM Weekly Traffic Advisories

HRM Weekly Traffic Advisories

****  TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL Media Release HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Bedford Bypass A repaving project has begun on the Bedford bypass westbound lanes, from the exit to Dartmouth Road to the overpass near the intersection of Highway 101. Repairs will also be carried out to the structures over Memory Lane, Rocky Lake Drive and Highway 102. Motorists ...
Halifax Mobility Response – Streets and Spaces

Halifax Mobility Response – Streets and Spaces

**** HRM  Media Release Response to COVID-19: Halifax Mobility Response – Streets and Spaces  The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ Beginning Friday, June 19, the following streets will be added to the list of ‘slow streets’ as part of phase two of the Halifax Mobility ...
Pets in parked vehicles

Pets in parked vehicles

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

Heat Safety and Precautions

**** Info via Environment Canada Health risks Your body produces heat, especially during physical activity. Hot air, sun rays, and hot surfaces also heat your body. This heat is lost by contact with cool air and by sweat production, which cools your body as it evaporates. Weather conditions play a big role in how your ...
(ENDED) Environment Canada has upgraded the weather statement to a heat warning.

(ENDED) Environment Canada has upgraded the weather statement to a heat warning.

**** Info via Environment Canada ENDED (Weather) Environment Canada has upgraded the weather statement to a heat warning. https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=ns “Heat Warning in effect : Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. Reduce your heat risk. Schedule outdoor activities during the coolest parts of the day. Heat warnings ...
Commercial truck driver facing impaired driving charges

Commercial truck driver facing impaired driving charges

**** RCMP Media Release Commercial truck driver facing impaired driving charges ​ A 30-year-old Meadowvale man is facing impaired driving charges after a concerned caller contacted police to report that a commercial vehicle was being operated in a dangerous manner.​ ​ The incident occurred on June 12 at approximately 5 p.m. Kings District RCMP members ...
Public Service Announcement: Road Closure – Berlin Street

Public Service Announcement: Road Closure – Berlin Street

**** HRM Media Release Public Service Announcement Road Closure – Berlin Street The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Berlin Street, from Connaught Avenue to Oxford Street, will be closed from Tuesday, June 16 to Tuesday, August 4 for road construction. Crews will be on site from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. A ...
Burning Rules and Regulations for HRM

Burning Rules and Regulations for HRM

**** HRM Release Burning Rules and Regulations It is important to protect your home and community. Check out our prevention page for some helpful tips or follow this link for multi-language material.   Domestic Burning in a Permit Required Zone If your property is serviced with both municipal water AND sewer, then you are in what’s described as a ...
Police seek driver following erratic driving complaint resulting in a collision – Dartmouth

Police seek driver following erratic driving complaint resulting in a collision – Dartmouth

**** HRP Media Release Police seek driver following erratic driving complaint resulting in a collision ​ ​ At approximately 10:09 p.m. Halifax Regional Police responded to a driving complaint made by a citizen who reported an erratic driver in a white SUV near the intersection of Main Street and Major Street in Dartmouth. While en-route ...
Stunting driver charged:​ 68​ km/hr over the limit

Stunting driver charged:​ 68​ km/hr over the limit

**** RCMP Media Release Stunting driver charged:​ 68​ km/hr over the limit On June​ 11​ at​ 6:50 p.m., a member of the RCMP’s Southeast Traffic Services in Halifax was on patrol on Hwy.​ 102​ in Fall River and spotted a car travelling at a high rate of speed and passing other vehicles. He activated the ...
Gear up for a safe motorcycle season

Gear up for a safe motorcycle season

**** RCMP Media Release Gear up for a safe motorcycle season With motorcycle season in full swing, it’s the perfect time for riders to make sure their bikes are in good shape and they have the protective clothing needed to ride safely. “There were​ 7 fatal​ collisions and 33 serious injury collisions in Nova Scotia ...
Police charge driver in vehicle/pedestrian collision

Police charge driver in vehicle/pedestrian collision

**** HRP Media Release Police charge driver in vehicle/pedestrian collision ​ Police have charged the driver in a vehicle/ pedestrian collision that occurred earlier this week in Bedford. ​ ​ At approximately 9:50 p.m. on June 8, police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision at the intersection of the Bedford Highway and Convoy Run. A vehicle ...
HRP: May vehicle/pedestrian collision statistics  / RCMP: Four drivers arrested for impaired driving over the weekend in Lunenburg.

HRP: May vehicle/pedestrian collision statistics / RCMP: Four drivers arrested for impaired driving over the weekend in Lunenburg.

**** HRP Media Release May vehicle/pedestrian collision statistics Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP release a monthly vehicle/pedestrian collision report to provide police and citizens with more contextual information on this issue. ​ A total of 39 vehicle/pedestrian/bicycle collisions were reported from January to May 2020 in Halifax Regional Municipality. Of the total collisions, ...
Hammonds Plains man arrested following head-on collision

Hammonds Plains man arrested following head-on collision

**** RCMP Media Release Hammonds Plains man arrested following head-on collision Halifax District RCMP arrested a Hammonds Plains man following in a head on collision in Hammonds Plains. At 5:15 p.m. on June 7, Halifax District RCMP responded to a head-on collision involving two vehicles on Hammonds Plains Rd near Yankeetown Rd. Preliminary investigation reveals that a silver ...
The MacKay Bridge will be closed to all traffic from 4:00am Saturday, June 13 until 10:00pm Sunday, June 14.

The MacKay Bridge will be closed to all traffic from 4:00am Saturday, June 13 until 10:00pm Sunday, June 14.

**** Traffic Advisory via HHB: The MacKay Bridge will be closed to all traffic from 4:00am Saturday, June 13 until 10:00pm Sunday, June 14. The closure is needed to install a platform and set up equipment to inspect the main cable this summer.While the bridge is closed other maintenance work will also be done. ...
Police are investigating a vehicle/pedestrian collision – Bedford Hwy

Police are investigating a vehicle/pedestrian collision – Bedford Hwy

**** HRP Media Release Police are investigating a vehicle/pedestrian collision Police investigated a vehicle/pedestrian collision in Bedford. Traffic was diverted for 90 minutes as the Bedford Highway was closed between Lindsay Hill and High Street. ​ ​ On June 8th, 2020 at approximately 9:49 p.m. police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision at the intersection of ...
Stunting driver charged: 78 km/hr over the limit / Stunting driver also arrested for impaired driving

Stunting driver charged: 78 km/hr over the limit / Stunting driver also arrested for impaired driving

**** RCMP Media Release Stunting driver charged: 78 km/hr over the limit ​On June​ 6 at​ 5:04 p.m.,​ a member of the RCMP’s Southeast Traffic Services in Halifax​ was on patrol on Hwy. 102 near Exit 2B and​ spotted a car travelling at a high rate of speed. He activated the RADAR and measured the ...
Two impaired drivers arrested in Pictou County in less than 10 minutes

Two impaired drivers arrested in Pictou County in less than 10 minutes

**** RCMP Media Release Two impaired drivers arrested in Pictou County in less than 10 minutes Two impaired drivers were arrested in Pictou County just after midnight, in different areas of the county and within 10 minutes of each other. One was involved in a collision. On June 4 at 12:15 a.m., Pictou District RCMP ...
Gladstone, Clifton and King streets – Rolling Street Closures  / Maple Drive – Road Construction / Tower Road – Road Closure

Gladstone, Clifton and King streets – Rolling Street Closures / Maple Drive – Road Construction / Tower Road – Road Closure

**** HRM Media Release Gladstone, Clifton and King streets – Rolling Street Closures The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that a number of rolling street closures will be in place from Wednesday, June 3 to Thursday, June 25: ​ Gladstone Street, from Almon to North streets Clifton Street, from St. Albans to North streets ...
Two stunting drivers charged in​ Cape Breton​

Two stunting drivers charged in​ Cape Breton​

**** RCMP Media Release Two stunting drivers charged in​ Cape Breton​ On May 30, a member of the RCMP’s​ North East Traffic Services in Cape Breton charged two drivers for stunting. Both drivers’ vehicles were towed, their licences suspended, and their vehicles were impounded for seven days. Each driver was fined $2,422.50.​ ​ ​ ​ ...
Police charge man for impaired driving

Police charge man for impaired driving

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man for impaired driving ​ Police have charged a man in relation to an impaired driving incident that occurred in Dartmouth last night. ​ At approximately 10:15 p.m. officers were responding to a report of a disturbance on Roleika Drive in Dartmouth. As they were turning in to a ...
Pets in parked vehicles

Pets in parked vehicles

**** HRP Media Release Pets in parked vehicles ​ With the hot weather today, Halifax Regional Police reminds citizens to not leave their pets in parked vehicles. ​ On a warm day, even with the windows open, a parked vehicle quickly becomes like a furnace and presents potentially fatal conditions for pets left inside. With ...
Driver caught doing 120 Km/h in a 50 Km/h zone on Chain Lake Dr. 

Driver caught doing 120 Km/h in a 50 Km/h zone on Chain Lake Dr. 

**** HRP Media Release On May 26, 2020 at 4:40 pm a Halifax Regional Police member was stopped at a red light on Chain Lake Dr at Washmill Lake Dr in Halifax.  The member observed a vehicle thatwas two vehicles in front of him accelerate quickly from the light and followed the vehicle for a ...
Police charge man and woman for weapons offences

Police charge man and woman for weapons offences

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man and woman for weapons offences ​ Police have charged a man and a woman with numerous weapons offences after stopping a suspected impaired driver. ​ At approximately 1:10 a.m. on May 25 officers stopped a vehicle in the 0-100 block of Kearney Lake Road in Halifax in relation ...
Police arrest impaired driver with child in vehicle – Sackville

Police arrest impaired driver with child in vehicle – Sackville

**** RCMP Media Release Police arrest impaired driver with child in vehicle A​ 26-year-old man from Middle Sackville faces impaired driving charges after a concerned caller contacted police in regards to a possible impaired driver. A child was located inside the vehicle. On May 22, 8:25​ p.m., Halifax Regional Police received a call of a ...
Police remind citizens to wear helmets

Police remind citizens to wear helmets

**** HRP Media Release Police remind citizens to wear helmets Police are reminding the public of the rules of the road and the importance of wearing helmets for all wheeled activities. With the nice weather more people are out using active transportation, Halifax Regional Police would like to remind citizens that they are required to ...
(Ended) Special air quality warning issued by Environment Canada

(Ended) Special air quality warning issued by Environment Canada

**** Via Environment Canada **** ENDED The air quality advisory from Environment Canada remains in place. “Smoke is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility. Smoke is expected or occurring. Location: Porters Lake near exit 19 of Highway 107 A forest fire occurring near highway 107 exit 19 will likely cause smoke and reduced air ...
(ENDED)Frost Advisory via Environment Canada

(ENDED)Frost Advisory via Environment Canada

**** Frost Advisory via Environment Canada **** ENDED  . ****** Extended: Time span: overnight and early Sunday morning. A frost advisory now issued via Environment Canada. Check out the link for more information: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=ns “Frost may damage some crops in frost-prone areas. Frost advisories are issued when temperatures are expected to reach the freezing mark ...
RCMP investigates fatal motorcycle collision – Goffs

RCMP investigates fatal motorcycle collision – Goffs

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigates fatal motorcycle collision Last evening, just after 8 p.m., Halifax District RCMP responded to a single-vehicle collision involving a motorcycle on Old Guysborough Rd. in Goffs. The motorcycle was travelling eastbound and left the roadway.  The driver, a 63-year-old man from Enfield, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Old Guysborough ...
Response to COVID-19: Paid parking and enforcement resuming June 1, Mobile Household Special Waste event and Curbside Giveaway weekend cancelled

Response to COVID-19: Paid parking and enforcement resuming June 1, Mobile Household Special Waste event and Curbside Giveaway weekend cancelled

**** HRM Media Release Public Service Announcement Response to COVID-19: Paid parking and enforcement resuming June 1   The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. The municipality had suspended the enforcement of paid and hourly parking across the municipality in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. As ...
Busy Atlantic hurricane season predicted for 2020

Busy Atlantic hurricane season predicted for 2020

**** NOAA Release Busy Atlantic hurricane season predicted for 2020 Multiple climate factors indicate above-normal activity is most likely An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. The outlook predicts a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance ...
Police investigating multiple new reports of thefts from vehicles

Police investigating multiple new reports of thefts from vehicles

**** HRP Media Release Police investigating multiple new reports of thefts from vehicles Halifax Regional Police is investigating multiple reports of thefts from vehicles that occurred over the last month. Since April 21, Halifax Regional Police received 88 reports of thefts from vehicles throughout the region. Police are reminding people to: Lock your vehicle, even ...
Stunting driver charged, second offence: 58 km/hr over the limit

Stunting driver charged, second offence: 58 km/hr over the limit

**** RCMP Media Release Stunting driver charged, second offence: 58 km/hr over the limit On May 20, at approximately 8:30 a.m., a member of Windsor District RCMP was monitoring traffic on Hwy. 215, when he noted a vehicle travelling at 118 km/hr in a posted 60 km/hr zone. There were pedestrians in the area. The ...
Spring road safety

Spring road safety

**** HRP Media Release Spring road safety   With Spring in full bloom, our neighbourhood streets are busy with people out and about enjoying the warm, sunny weather. Halifax Regional Police is encouraging everyone to do their part to safely share our roadways and comply with COVID-19 provincial emergency directives. Motorists: Avoid distractions and focus ...
Stunting driver charged: 100 km/hr over the speed limit

Stunting driver charged: 100 km/hr over the speed limit

**** RCMP Media Release Stunting driver charged: 100 km/hr over the speed limit On May 18 at 1:50 p.m., a member of the RCMP’s Cape Breton Traffic Services in North Sydney was monitoring traffic on Route 4 (Grand Lake Road). They observed a black Chrysler 300 travelling at a high rate of speed and activated ...
(Ended) Frost advisory via Environment Canada

(Ended) Frost advisory via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada ENDED . Extended: Time span: overnight and early Wednesday morning. Another frost advisory via Environment Canada. Check out the link for more information: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=ns “Minimum temperatures: near zero. Locations: much of Nova Scotia. Time span: overnight and early Tuesday morning. Remarks: Frost is expected to form tonight as clearing skies ...
(Ended) Frost Advisory via Environment Canada

(Ended) Frost Advisory via Environment Canada

**** Weather Statement via Environment Canada ****** ENDED Minimum temperatures: near zero. Locations: Nova Scotia. Time span: overnight and early Sunday morning. Remarks: Frost is expected to form tonight as clearing skies and light winds coincide with cool temperatures, especially in low lying areas. Frost advisories are issued when temperatures are expected to reach the ...
Have you seen this Jeep?

Have you seen this Jeep?

**** RCMP Media Release Have you seen this Jeep? On May 13 between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. a black 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon broke down on Hwy. 105 on Kelly’s Mountain near the look off and was left roadside. The owner returned the next day to fix it and the Jeep was gone. The ...
April vehicle/pedestrian collision statistics

April vehicle/pedestrian collision statistics

**** HRP Media Release April vehicle/pedestrian collision statistics ​ Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP release a monthly vehicle/pedestrian collision report to provide police and citizens with more contextual information on this issue. ​ A total of 30 vehicle/pedestrian/bicycle collisions have been reported from January to April 2020 in Halifax Regional Municipality. Of the ...
Canada Road Safety Week: May 12-18

Canada Road Safety Week: May 12-18

**** RCMP Media Release Canada Road Safety Week: May 12-18 Canada Road Safety Week is Tuesday, May​ 12 to Monday, May 18​ and Nova Scotia RCMP will be out in full force to protect Nova Scotians. This annual campaign is about reducing behaviours that put all road users at risk, including alcohol-impaired driving, drug-impaired driving, ...
Stunting driver charged: 86 km/hr over the speed limit

Stunting driver charged: 86 km/hr over the speed limit

**** RCMP Media Release Stunting driver charged: 86 km/hr over the speed limit ​On May 8 at approximately 10 p.m., a member of the RCMP Southeast Traffic Services was monitoring traffic on Hwy. 333 near Old Coach Road. They observed an Acura ILX travelling at a high rate of speed and activated the RADAR. The ...
(Ended) Weather Statement and Wind Warning: Large waves, pounding surf and elevated sea levels are expected

(Ended) Weather Statement and Wind Warning: Large waves, pounding surf and elevated sea levels are expected

**** Weather Statement and Warning  via Environment Canada **** ENDED A wind warning now in effect via Environment Canada. Check out the link for more information: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=ns “Wind warning in effect for Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. Maximum gusts: westerly or southwesterly 70 to 80 km/h except 90 to 100 ...
Dexter Nova Alliance Formally Awarded Highway 104 Twinning Project

Dexter Nova Alliance Formally Awarded Highway 104 Twinning Project

****TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL Media Release Dexter Nova Alliance Formally Awarded Highway 104 Twinning Project Government has taken another significant step toward making the highway between Sutherland’s River, Pictou Co. and Antigonish safer for motorists. A consortium with a strong Nova Scotia presence has been awarded the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the 38 ...
Annapolis District RCMP investigate Single Vehicle Fatal Collision

Annapolis District RCMP investigate Single Vehicle Fatal Collision

**** RCMP Media Release Annapolis District RCMP investigate Single Vehicle Fatal Collision ​ At approximately 2:40 p.m. this afternoon Annapolis District RCMP were called to a single vehicle collision between​ exit 22 and West Dalhousie road. ​ A preliminary investigation determined the lone vehicle was travelling​ eastbound when it went off the road.​ The driver ...
Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for April

Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for April

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for April ​ Halifax Regional Police charged 15 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of April. ​ Of the 16 drivers in April, nine were charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle by alcohol, three drivers were charged with impaired operation ...
Fatal collision in Auburn

Fatal collision in Auburn

**** RCMP Media Release Fatal collision in Auburn At 2:10 p.m. on April 30, Kings District RCMP responded to fatal collision involving a car and a cyclist on Hwy. 1 in Auburn. Preliminary investigation determined the car was travelling eastbound on Hwy. 1 when the collision occurred. The cyclist, a 90-year-old man from Auburn, was ...
Stunting driver charged: 65 km/hr over the speed limit

Stunting driver charged: 65 km/hr over the speed limit

**** RCMP Media Release Stunting driver charged: 65 km/hr over the speed limit On April 24 at approximately 7:30 p.m., a member of the RCMP Traffic Services in North Sydney was monitoring traffic on Hwy. 125 near Exit 5. They observed a Toyota Camry travelling at a high rate of speed and activated the RADAR. ...
RCMP​ investigates fatal single vehicle collision

RCMP​ investigates fatal single vehicle collision

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP​ investigates fatal single vehicle collision RCMP​ is investigating a fatal single motor vehicle collision that occurred this evening in Upper Brookside. At approximately 7:59 p.m., RCMP, EHS and Fire responded to the collision near distance marker 112 on Hwy 104​ where they​ located​ a Dodge Ram truck overturned​ in the ...
Police Investigate Single Motor Vehicle Collision – Dartmouth

Police Investigate Single Motor Vehicle Collision – Dartmouth

**** HRP Media Release Police Investigate Single Motor Vehicle Collision – Dartmouth At 9:21 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a signal motor vehicle collision West bound on the 111 Highway at exit 2B (Windmill Road exit), Dartmouth.​ ​ ​ The vehicle had rolled over onto the roof in the collision.​ ​ An adult female was the ...
Lifting of Spring Weight Restrictions

Lifting of Spring Weight Restrictions

**** HRM Media Release Lifting of Spring Weight Restrictions The Halifax Regional Municipality will lift spring weight restrictions on roads it oversees starting at 11:59 a.m. on Sunday, April 26. Spring weight restrictions will also simultaneously be lifted on roads in the municipality maintained by the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. For ...
Stunting driver charged: 58 km/h over the posted speed limit

Stunting driver charged: 58 km/h over the posted speed limit

**** RCMP Media Release Stunting driver charged: 58 km/h over the posted speed limit On April 16​ at 3:30​ p.m., a member of the RCMP’s South East Traffic Services in Halifax observed a blue Volkswagen Passat​ travelling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was northbound on Hwy.​ 102​ in Fall River. The police ...
March vehicle/pedestrian collision statistics

March vehicle/pedestrian collision statistics

**** HRP Media Release March vehicle/pedestrian collision statistics Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP release a monthly vehicle/pedestrian collision report to provide police and citizens with more contextual information on this issue. A total of 25 vehicle/pedestrian/bicycle collisions have been reported from January to March 2020 in Halifax Regional Municipality. Of the total collisions, ...
Have you seen these dirt bikes?

Have you seen these dirt bikes?

**** RCMP Media Release Have you seen these dirt bikes? On April 8, Halifax District RCMP responded to a report of stolen dirk bikes in Middle Sackville. Between the evening of April 7 and morning of April 8, two dirt bikes were stolen from an unlocked shed at a home on Fenerty Rd. One dirt ...
Police receive multiple reports of thefts from vehicles

Police receive multiple reports of thefts from vehicles

**** HRP Media Release Police receive multiple reports of thefts from vehicles Halifax Regional Police is investigating multiple reports of thefts from vehicles that occurred last week. Between April 5 and 11, Halifax Regional Police received 31 reports of thefts from vehicles throughout the region. Police are reminding people to: Lock your vehicle, even when ...
Fatal collision closes Highway 104

Fatal collision closes Highway 104

**** RCMP Media Release Fatal collision closes Highway 104 At approximately 4 a.m. on April 16, a fatal collision occurred on Hwy. 104 when a pickup truck struck a pedestrian between Exits 13 and 14 in the eastbound lanes. The truck driver was not able to avoid the pedestrian. The pedestrian, a 40-year-old man from ...
RCMP investigates fatal single vehicle crash

RCMP investigates fatal single vehicle crash

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigates fatal single vehicle crash RCMP is investigating a fatal single vehicle crash that occurred last night on Hwy. 246, Oliver. At 11:40 p.m.,​ the RCMP, EHS and Tatamagouche Fire Department responded to a single vehicle crash near the 2300 block of Hwy. 246, where a 30-year-old woman passenger, from Westville, died at the ...
Stunting violation leads to two people charged under the Health Protection Act

Stunting violation leads to two people charged under the Health Protection Act

**** RCMP Media Release Stunting violation leads to two people charged under the Health Protection Act On Saturday at approximately 3:00 p.m., a member of the RCMP’s South East Traffic Services observed a white Volkswagen Golf travelling at a high rate of speed on Hwy. 101 in Halifax County. The police officer used RADAR to ...
Update: Pedestrian dies after vehicle/pedestrian collision last week

Update: Pedestrian dies after vehicle/pedestrian collision last week

**** HRP Media Release Update: Pedestrian dies after vehicle/pedestrian collision last week ​ The pedestrian injured in a collision that occurred last week in Dartmouth has died. ​ At approximately 10:15 a.m. on March 31 police were called to a vehicle/pedestrian collision that had occurred in the 600 block of Portland Street. A vehicle turning ...
Police charge female with stunting – Halifax / Police Investigate collision involving recovered stolen vehicle – Halifax

Police charge female with stunting – Halifax / Police Investigate collision involving recovered stolen vehicle – Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police charge female with stunting – Halifax A Halifax woman who was caught driving at a high rate of speed in Halifax has been charged with stunting. At 1:33 a.m. on the 8th of April, Halifax Regional Police observed a white Mercedes sedan driving at a high rate of speed on Quinpool Road near Harvard ...
(ENDED) Special weather statement  in effect via Environment Canada.

(ENDED) Special weather statement in effect via Environment Canada.

**** Via Environment Canada **** All ended A new special weather statement is in effect via Environment Canada.   Check out the link for more information: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=ns “Higher than normal water levels are expected today. Locations: Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia. Time span: during high tide this morning. The combination of storm surge from a passing ...
Driver charged with stunting, flight from police, and impaired driving

Driver charged with stunting, flight from police, and impaired driving

**** RCMP Media Release Driver charged with stunting, flight from police, and impaired driving On April 5, at approximately 2 a.m., a member of Colchester District RCMP was monitoring traffic on Hwy. 102, when he noted a​ vehicle travelling at​ 161 km/hr.​ As it passed the police vehicle, the suspect vehicle accelerated to 178km/hr and ...
Stunting driver charged: 85 km/hr over the posted speed limit

Stunting driver charged: 85 km/hr over the posted speed limit

**** RCMP Media Release Stunting driver charged: 85 km/hr over the posted speed limit ​ On April 4 at​ 5:25​ p.m., a member of the RCMP’s North East Traffic Services in​ Cape Breton observed a grey​ Honda Civic travelling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle​ was between Exits​ 4 and 5, eastbound on ...
Police Investigate Vehicle Collision

Police Investigate Vehicle Collision

**** HRP Media Release Police Investigate Vehicle Collision At 5:42 p.m. on April 3rd, 2020 police responded to reports of vehicle being driven into the BMO on Mumford Road in Halifax.​ Upon arrival officers located a vehicle partially inside the front lobby of the business.​ Fortunately there were no injuries.​ There was significant damage to ...
Fatal collision on Highway 104

Fatal collision on Highway 104

**** RCMP Media Release Fatal collision on Highway 104 At 3:30 p.m. on April 2, Antigonish RCMP responded to a fatal collision on Hwy. 104 near Exit 32. The collision occurred when a westbound tractor trailer struck a pedestrian who had just exited his vehicle. The truck driver was not able to avoid the pedestrian. ...
Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for March

Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for March

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for March Halifax Regional Police charged 22 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of March. Of the 22 drivers in March, 15 were charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle by alcohol, one driver was charged with impaired operation of a ...
Speeding and aggressive driving: not worth the risk

Speeding and aggressive driving: not worth the risk

**** RCMP Media Release Speeding and aggressive driving: not worth the risk Nova Scotia RCMP is reminding motorists that speeding and aggressive driving are not worth the risk. Speeding drastically reduces the amount of time drivers have to react to unexpected hazards, putting the drivers themselves and other road users at serious risk of being ...
Driver and passenger arrested after erratic driving complaint

Driver and passenger arrested after erratic driving complaint

**** RCMP Media Release Driver and passenger arrested after erratic driving complaint On April 2 at 2:50 a.m., Pictou District RCMP responded to a call of a vehicle doing burn-outs on the Stellarton-Trafalgar Rd. The RCMP attended and located the suspect vehicle. The driver was located in the vehicle and the passenger fled on foot. ...
Police charge man for leaving the scene of a crash at Point Pleasant Park

Police charge man for leaving the scene of a crash at Point Pleasant Park

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man for leaving the scene of a crash at Point Pleasant Park A man has been charged for leaving the scene of a crash at Point Pleasant Park in Halifax yesterday morning.​ ​ At approximately 11:15 a.m. on April 1, park staff reported that earlier in the day a ...
Have you seen this truck?

Have you seen this truck?

**** RCMP Media Release Have you seen this truck? On March 31, Chester RCMP responded to a report of a stolen truck which had been parked near Exit 6 on Hwy. 103, in Hubbards. The truck had been parked in the area at approximately 5:00 p.m. on March 30. When the owner returned on March ...
(Update – Charges laid) Police investigate vehicle/pedestrian collision – Dartmouth

(Update – Charges laid) Police investigate vehicle/pedestrian collision – Dartmouth

**** HRP Media Release Update Police charge driver in vehicle/pedestrian collision Police have charged a driver in relation to a vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred yesterday in Dartmouth. At approximately 10:15 a.m. police were called to a vehicle/pedestrian collision that had occurred in the 600 block of Portland Street. A vehicle struck a 68-year-old Cole Harbour ...
Stunting driver charged: 99 km/hr over the posted speed limit  – Westphal

Stunting driver charged: 99 km/hr over the posted speed limit – Westphal

**** RCMP Media Release Stunting driver charged: 99 km/hr over the posted speed limit On March 29 at 9:40 p.m., a member of the Halifax District RCMP was monitoring traffic on Hwy. 107 near Westphal. They observed a black Volkwagen Jetta travelling at a high rate of speed and activated the RADAR. The vehicle’s speed ...
Driver arrested following fatal collision

Driver arrested following fatal collision

**** RCMP Media Release Driver arrested following fatal collision East Hants RCMP have arrested a 24-year-old man from Upper Kennetcook in relation to a fatal collision in Gore on March 28.​ At 10 a.m., East Hants RCMP responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Hwy. 354. Police arrived on scene and determined that the ...
Parking ban will not be enforced, residents asked to respect MVA

Parking ban will not be enforced, residents asked to respect MVA

**** HRM Media Release Parking ban will not be enforced, residents asked to respect MVA The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the overnight winter parking ban will not be enforced tonight. This decision comes after careful review and consideration regarding the increased demand for on-street parking surrounding healthcare facilities. Residents are asked for ...
Stunting driver charged: 70 km/hr over the posted speed limit

Stunting driver charged: 70 km/hr over the posted speed limit

**** RCMP Media Release Stunting driver charged: 70 km/hr over the posted speed limit On March 24 at 3:48 p.m., a member of the Kings District RCMP, Kingston office, was monitoring traffic on Hwy. 101 near Berwick. They observed a black Kia Forte travelling at a high rate of speed near Exit 15 and activated ...
(Ended) A wintery mix is expected for Thursday into Friday, triggering a special weather statement via Environment Canada.

(Ended) A wintery mix is expected for Thursday into Friday, triggering a special weather statement via Environment Canada.

**** Weather statement via Environment Canada **** ENDED A wintery mix is expected for Thursday into Friday, triggering a special weather statement via Environment Canada. Check out the link for more information: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=ns “Total snowfall: 5 to 15 cm. Maximum wind gusts: northeasterly 60 km/h. Locations: central to eastern Nova Scotia. Time span: Thursday afternoon ...
(Ended) Rainfall warning issued by Environment Canada

(Ended) Rainfall warning issued by Environment Canada

**** Environment Canada Info ENDED Environment Canada has now issued a rainfall warning as the special weather statement continues. Check out the link for more information: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=ns “Rain, heavy at times is expected. The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. ...
Stunting driver charged: 77 km/hr over the speed limit on Hwy 102

Stunting driver charged: 77 km/hr over the speed limit on Hwy 102

**** RCMP Media Release Stunting driver charged: 77 km/hr over the speed limit On March 21 at 1:49 p.m., a member of the RCMP’s Southeast Traffic Services in Halifax was monitoring traffic on Hwy. 102 near Lower Sackville. They observed a white sedan​ travelling at a high rate of speed near Exit 4B and activated ...
A special weather statement in effect via Environment Canada.

A special weather statement in effect via Environment Canada.

**** Weather statement via Environment Canada Taking it back to the classics. A special weather statement in effect via Environment Canada. Check out the link for more information: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=ns “Snow, rain and wind on Tuesday. Total snowfall: 5 to 15 cm. Total rainfall: 20 to 40 mm. Maximum wind gusts: 60 to 80 km/h. Location: ...
RCMP investigate a fatal collision on Highway 101

RCMP investigate a fatal collision on Highway 101

**** RCMP Media Release Fatal collision on Highway 101 At 10:15 a.m. on March 17, a collision occurred between a westbound pickup truck on Hwy. 101 and a small car that was entering the highway at Exit 14. Preliminary investigation determined the small car, occupied by a man and a woman, did a u-turn once ...
Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for February 2020​

Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for February 2020​

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for February 2020​ 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 2020 ...
The first step to prevent vehicle theft

The first step to prevent vehicle theft

**** RCMP Media Release The first step to prevent vehicle theft Between February 21 and March 11, four vehicles were stolen from the owners’ driveways and one additional vehicle had some of its contents stolen. All incidents occurred during the overnight hours. In all five cases, the vehicles were left unlocked. In three of the ...
(Update) Rainfall warning in effect via Environment Canada

(Update) Rainfall warning in effect via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada     Rainfall warning now in effect via Environment Canada Check out the link for more information: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=ns “Rain and strong southeasterly winds expected this afternoon and tonight, as well as higher than normal water levels along the Atlantic coastline. Total rainfall: 15 to 25 mm, with locally higher amounts ...
(SiRT) has laid a charge of operating a motor vehicle in a manner dangerous to the public causing bodily harm against an RCMP officer

(SiRT) has laid a charge of operating a motor vehicle in a manner dangerous to the public causing bodily harm against an RCMP officer

**** RCMP Media Release The province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has laid a charge of operating a conveyance (motor vehicle) in a manner dangerous to the public causing bodily harm against Cst. Kayla Jeffrey, a member of the RCMP Enfield Detachment. On September 13, 2019 at approximately 3:30 p.m., Cst. Jeffrey was responding ...
In 2019, Nova Scotia RCMP gave 3,383 tickets for operating a vehicle without a valid inspection

In 2019, Nova Scotia RCMP gave 3,383 tickets for operating a vehicle without a valid inspection

**** RCMP  Release Buying a used vehicle? Make sure the MVI sticker is real by asking for the certificate of inspection. If the seller won’t give you one, it’s a red flag that the sticker might be fake. A Motor Vehicle Inspection (MVI) sticker shows that a vehicle was inspected recently and is safe for ...
Three impaired drivers caught in eight hours

Three impaired drivers caught in eight hours

**** RCMP Media Release Three impaired drivers caught in eight hours Antigonish District RCMP has arrested three impaired drivers this past weekend, all within just over eight hours.​ The three incidents occurred between 4 p.m. on March 6 and shortly after midnight on March 7:​ ​ March 6, 4 p.m.: Antigonish RCMP responded to a ...
HRP February vehicle/pedestrian collision statistics

HRP February vehicle/pedestrian collision statistics

**** HRP Media Release February vehicle/pedestrian collision statistics Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP release a monthly vehicle/pedestrian collision report to provide police and citizens with more contextual information on this issue. A total of 20 vehicle/pedestrian/bicycle collisions have been reported from January and February 2020 in Halifax Regional Municipality. Of the total collisions, ...
Traffic stop results in three summary offence tickets and seized vehicle

Traffic stop results in three summary offence tickets and seized vehicle

**** HRP Media Release Traffic stop results in three summary offence tickets and seized vehicle ​ At approximately 3:30 a.m. on March 5, a West Division patrol officer pulled over a vehicle that was operating without the tail lights on. Upon investigation, the officer discovered that the driver was not licensed, the vehicle was not ...
(ENDED)  Significant snow and wind possible on Saturday / Wind Warning

(ENDED) Significant snow and wind possible on Saturday / Wind Warning

**** Weather statement and warning via Environment Canada ****** ENDED  Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. Maximum gusts: northeasterly 80 km/h, except 100 along parts of the coast. Locations: Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia. Time span: Beginning after midnight tonight along the South Shore, Saturday morning for Halifax Region, and Saturday ...
Have you seen this dump truck or know this person?

Have you seen this dump truck or know this person?

**** RCMP Media Release Have you seen this dump truck or know this person? ​ ​Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s help to locate a stolen dump truck and to identity a suspect. ​ Between 8:55 p.m. and 9: 15 p.m. on February 24, a dump truck was stolen from a business parking ...
Did You Know – When a transit bus is pulling from the side of the road and has it’s signal on, a driver must yield to the bus!

Did You Know – When a transit bus is pulling from the side of the road and has it’s signal on, a driver must yield to the bus!

**** HRP Release Did You Know – When a transit bus is pulling from the side of the road and has it’s signal on, a driver must yield to the bus! NS MVA Sec 124A (1) In this Section, “transit bus” means a transit bus of a class prescribed by the regulations. (2) The driver ...
Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for February

Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for February

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police release impaired driving statistics for February Halifax Regional Police charged 36 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of February. Of the 36 drivers in February 28 were charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle by alcohol, three were charged with impaired operation of a motor ...
Update: Man arrested following vehicle stunt

Update: Man arrested following vehicle stunt

**** RCMP Media Release Update: Man arrested following vehicle stunt The RCMP have arrested a 39-year-old man from Mayflower in relation to the vehicle stunt on February 29. On February 29 shortly after 6 p.m., a small red vehicle was driven off the wharf at Cape Saint Mary’s. The call was dispatched to the RCMP ...
RCMP is asking motorists to protect themselves by buckling up every time they get into a vehicle

RCMP is asking motorists to protect themselves by buckling up every time they get into a vehicle

**** RCMP Media Release Seatbelts save lives: buckle up every time Nova Scotia RCMP is asking motorists to protect themselves by buckling up every time they get into a vehicle. In 2019, Nova Scotia RCMP responded to 41 serious and fatal collisions where at least one person was not wearing their seatbelt or was wearing ...
Vehicle stunt prompts RCMP investigation

Vehicle stunt prompts RCMP investigation

**** RCMP Media Release Vehicle stunt prompts RCMP investigation On February 29 shortly after 6 p.m., a small red vehicle was driven off the wharf at Cape Saint Mary’s. The call was dispatched to the RCMP as a possibly fatal collision, and members of Meteghan Detachment responded. They called in additional RCMP resources, including members ...
RCMP investigates fatal single vehicle crash on Highway 102

RCMP investigates fatal single vehicle crash on Highway 102

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP investigates fatal single vehicle crash RCMP is investigating a fatal single vehicle crash that occurred this morning in Shubenacadie. Just before 7 a.m. on February​ 29, the RCMP, EHS and Fire responded to a single-vehicle collision occurred on Hwy.​ 102​ in Shubenacadie. The initial investigation indicated a southbound SUV left ...
(Lifted) Overnight Parking Ban will be enforced 1-6 a.m., Sunday, March 1

(Lifted) Overnight Parking Ban will be enforced 1-6 a.m., Sunday, March 1

**** HRM Media Release Update: Municipality Lifts Enforcement of Overnight Winter Parking Ba The Halifax Regional Municipality has lifted enforcement of the overnight winter parking ban until further notice. Snow Clearing Update Crews are active in all areas and are applying de-icing materials. The majority of mains streets are clear and passable, however isolated icy ...
Impaired driver arrested after colliding into house, fleeing scene in Halifax

Impaired driver arrested after colliding into house, fleeing scene in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release On February 28th at 10:07 pm Halifax Regional Police received a call regarding a vehicle that had struck a house and fled the scene in the 1-10 block of Windstone Close, Halifax.​ As the vehicle was fleeing the scene it nearly struck a pedestrian.​ Officers were able to locate an address for ...
(Lifted) Overnight Parking Ban will be enforced 1-6 a.m., Friday, Feb. 28

(Lifted) Overnight Parking Ban will be enforced 1-6 a.m., Friday, Feb. 28

**** HRM Media Release Update: Municipality Lifts Enforcement of Overnight Winter Parking Ban The Halifax Regional Municipality has lifted enforcement of the overnight winter parking ban until further notice. Snow Clearing Update The majority of streets, sidewalks and bike lanes are clear and passable, however isolated section of ice may still exist. Crews are continuing ...
Impaired driver reported with child in vehicle

Impaired driver reported with child in vehicle

**** RCMP Media Release Impaired driver reported with child in vehicle A​ 29-year-old Nictaux woman faces impaired driving charges after a concerned caller contacted police and told them they thought she was impaired when she picked up a child at a​ child care business. The incident occurred on February 21 at 4 p.m., when Kings ...
(Update) A special weather statement is in effect via Environment Canada

(Update) A special weather statement is in effect via Environment Canada

**** info via Environment Canada Weather Statement has ended in Hslifax.  Check out the link for more information: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=ns A special weather statement is in effect via Environment Canada. Check out the link for more information: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=ns ‘Significant snow, rain and wind is expected Thursday afternoon and Thursday night. Total snowfall: 5 to 15 cm. ...
Spring Road Weight Restrictions to Begin

Spring Road Weight Restrictions to Begin

**** TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE/RENEWAL Media Release Spring Road Weight Restrictions to Begin ————————————————————— Spring weight restrictions on all provincial roads will begin on March 2, starting at 12:01 a.m. Restrictions begin at that time for Halifax Regional Municipality and the following counties, Annapolis, Colchester, Cumberland, Digby, Hants, Kings, Lunenburg, Pictou, Queens, Shelburne and Yarmouth. Restrictions for Cape ...
Residents invited to provide input on rapid transit strategy

Residents invited to provide input on rapid transit strategy

**** HRM Media Release Residents invited to provide input on rapid transit strategy The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to share their thoughts on rapid transit through an online survey and at a number of scheduled pop-ups. To better meet the needs of residents, the municipality is developing a strategy to establish a Rapid ...
Police: Two MVAs under investigation

Police: Two MVAs under investigation

**** HRP Media Release Police are investigating a two-vehicle collision in Halifax At approximately 9:29 a.m. police responded to a two-vehicle collision at Lakelands Blvd and St Margaret’s Bay Road.​ A Red Ford pickup truck collided with a Grey Honda SUV. A male and two females were the occupants of the truck and a male ...
Halifax District RCMP ticket driver caught towing another vehicle with rope on Hwy 103

Halifax District RCMP ticket driver caught towing another vehicle with rope on Hwy 103

**** RCMP Media Release Does this look safe? On February 16, Halifax District RCMP responded to a report of an SUV towing another vehicle with a rope on Hwy. 103 in Upper Tantallon. RCMP wants to remind the public that towing vehicles with rope is not only illegal, but it’s also unsafe. The driver of ...
Woman charged after false complaint of vehicle theft

Woman charged after false complaint of vehicle theft

**** RCMP Media Release Woman charged after false complaint of vehicle theft On February 19, a woman from Baccaro was arrested following a five-month investigation. In September 2019, Barrington RCMP responded to a complaint of a stolen vehicle from a residence in Baccaro. The investigation determined woman’s vehicle was not stolen, and she made arrangements ...
Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating a stolen truck from Goffs.

Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating a stolen truck from Goffs.

**** RCMP Media Release. Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating a stolen truck from Goffs. Between February 15 and February 17, a truck was stolen from a parking lot of a business on Skye Blvd. The truck is a black 2012 Ford F350 with an attached Fisher stainless steel snow ...
Seventeen-year-old charged for careless driving following collision – Sydney River

Seventeen-year-old charged for careless driving following collision – Sydney River

**** RCMP Media Release Seventeen-year-old charged for careless driving following collision ​ On February 20 at 8:35 a.m., the RCMP’s Northeast Traffic Services responded to a call indicating a red Chevy Cobalt had flipped over on Hwy. 125, westbound​ at Exit 6. When police arrived on the scene, they found the two occupants of the ...
Truck stolen while owner was leaning against it

Truck stolen while owner was leaning against it

**** RCMP Media Release Truck stolen while owner was leaning against it At 3:41 p.m. on February 19, Yarmouth Rural RCMP responded to a 911 call reporting a theft of a truck that was in progress. Two men were leaning up against the side of a truck, when a young male jumped into the driver’s ...
Police have charged a man in relation to a fatal vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred in Halifax

Police have charged a man in relation to a fatal vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man in relation to fatal vehicle/pedestrian collision Police have charged a man in relation to a fatal vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred yesterday in Halifax. At approximately 1:20 p.m. police responded to vehicle/pedestrian collision at the intersection of Dunbrack Street and Clayton Park Drive. The pedestrian was crossing Dunbrack Street ...
Police are investigating a vehicle/pedestrian collision – Halifax

Police are investigating a vehicle/pedestrian collision – Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police are investigating a vehicle/pedestrian collision. At 4:49 p.m. police investigated a vehicle/pedestrian collision in Halifax and closed a portion of Barrington Street for a 30 minute period. At 4:49 p.m. police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision at the 1500 block of Barrington Street. The male pedestrian has been taken to ...
Police are investigating a vehicle/pedestrian collision in Halifax

Police are investigating a vehicle/pedestrian collision in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police are investigating a vehicle/pedestrian collision in Halifax. At approximately 1:20 p.m. police responded to vehicle/pedestrian collision at the intersection of Dunbrack Street and Clayton Park Drive. The female pedestrian has been taken to hospital for what are believed to be life-threatening injuries. Dunbrack Street is closed to traffic between Lacewood ...
Don’t leave your keys in your vehicle!

Don’t leave your keys in your vehicle!

**** RCMP Media Release Although not a local story, it strongly applies everywhere! Don’t leave your keys in your vehicle! On February 5, Shelburne RCMP responded to a call of a stolen vehicle. The caller reported a silver 2012 Chevrolet Silverado was taken from the driveway of a residence in Shelburne. The vehicle had a ...
Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for January 2020​

Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for January 2020​

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release monthly provincial impaired statistics for January 2020​ 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 2020 ...
Public Service Announcement Municipality Lifts Enforcement of Overnight Winter Parking Ban

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 has lifted enforcement of the overnight winter parking ban until further notice. Snow Clearing Update The majority of streets, sidewalks and bike lanes are clear and passable, however isolated sections of black ice may still exist. ...
The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of traffic delays in the Lower Sackville area during the Frostbite 5-Miler event / Sackville Snow Days Parade

The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of traffic delays in the Lower Sackville area during the Frostbite 5-Miler event / Sackville Snow Days Parade

**** HRM Media Release Public Service Announcement Traffic Delays – Frostbite 5-Miler Event The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of traffic delays in the Lower Sackville area during the Frostbite 5-Miler event on Sunday, Feb. 16. The race is expected to draw several hundred walkers and runners. The event will begin just before noon ...
Queens county man dies in highway collision

Queens county man dies in highway collision

**** RCMP Media Release Queens county man dies in highway collision At 3:24 p.m. on February 12, Queens District RCMP responded to a collision involving a tractor trailer and a pickup truck. Initial investigation determined the pickup truck crossed the centre line and collided with the tractor trailer. The driver of the pickup truck, a ...
Overnight Parking Ban will continue to be enforced 1-6 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14

Overnight Parking Ban will continue to be enforced 1-6 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14

**** HRM Media Release Public Service Announcement Overnight Parking Ban will continue to be enforced 1-6 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14 Please be advised that the municipal overnight winter parking ban will​ continue to be enforced from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. overnight. Parking Ban Vehicles must be off municipal streets during the hours noted above. ...
Overnight Parking Ban will continue to be enforced 1-6 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 13

Overnight Parking Ban will continue to be enforced 1-6 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 13

**** HRM Media Release Public Service Announcement Overnight Parking Ban will continue to be enforced 1-6 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 13 ​Please be advised that the municipal overnight winter parking ban will​ continue to be enforced from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. overnight. Parking Ban Vehicles must be off municipal streets during the hours noted above. ...
Ruggles operators Matt and AJ want to remind motorists to “move over and slow down” in their work place

Ruggles operators Matt and AJ want to remind motorists to “move over and slow down” in their work place

**** NS Government Media Release This is a reminder to motorists of the current move over law as published by the government.  This law includes tow vehicles! What you need to do If you see an emergency vehicle pulled over with its lights flashing, slow down to 60 km/h or obey the speed limit if ...