The Local Halifax, Nova Scotia Area
There's plenty to do, see, and learn in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Here's a short breakdown from Wikipedia:
The City of Halifax was an incorporated city in Nova Scotia, Canada. On April 1, 1996, the government of Nova Scotia dissolved the City of Halifax, and amalgamated the four municipalities within Halifax County and formed Halifax Regional Municipality, a single-tier regional government covering that whole area. (There are no longer any cities in Nova Scotia.) The city was the capital of Nova Scotia and shire town of Halifax County. It was also the largest city in Atlantic Canada.
The Town of Halifax was founded by British government under the direction of the Board of Trade and Plantations under the command of Governor Edward Cornwallis in 1749. The British founding of Halifax initiated Father Le Loutre's War. During the war, Mi'kmaq and Acadians raided the capital region 13 times.
Halifax was founded below a glacial drumlin that would later be named Citadel Hill. The outpost was named in honour of George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, who was the President of the British Board of Trade. Halifax was ideal for a military base, with the vast Halifax Harbour, among the largest natural harbours in the world, which could be well protected with batteries at McNab's Island, the North West Arm, Point Pleasant, George's Island and York Redoubt.
In its early years, Citadel Hill was used as a command and observation post, before changes in artillery that could range out into the harbour. After a protracted struggle between residents and the Governor, the City of Halifax was incorporated in 1841.
Since the creation of HRM in 1996, the area of the former City of Halifax is referred to as an unincorporated "provincial metropolitan area" by the provincial government's place name website and the area is referred to as "Halifax, Nova Scotia" for civic addressing and as a placename.
The area is administered as two separate community planning areas by the regional government for development, Halifax Peninsula and Mainland Halifax. It forms a significant part of the Halifax urban area. Residents of the former city are called "Haligonians".
Local Halifax, Nova Scotia Area News
Blown transformer blamed for widespread power outage, fire in downtown Halifa...
22 Jun 2017 at 7:03pm
CBC.caBlown transformer blamed for widespread power outage, fire in downtown HalifaxCBC.ca
Emergency services closed part of Barrington Street in downtown Halifax
and more than 8,000 Nova Scotia
Power customers in the south end lost electricity when a transformer in an underground vault exploded and caught fire Thursday evening. Ola Legere ...
Injured man located after gunshots reported in north-end Halifax - CBC.ca
22 Jun 2017 at 5:52pm
CBC.caInjured man located after gunshots reported in north-end HalifaxCBC.ca
Police say officers responding to reports of gunshots in north-end Halifax
located an injured man in the area. Multiple units were called to Barrington Street near Duffus just after 7:30 p.m. Thursday. No details were given about the man who was ...
Power restored in downtown Halifax after underground transformer ...Local Xpressall 11 news articles »
Devonshire rink in Halifax to be demolished - CBC.ca
20 Jun 2017 at 2:31pm
CBC.caDevonshire rink in Halifax to be demolishedCBC.caHalifax
regional council approved a new report on rinks in the municipality Tuesday, meaning one facility will be demolished next year. The Devonshire arena in north-end Halifax
will be torn down but the land will be retained, possibly for a new ...and more »
Desmond killings: Nova Scotia premier not ruling out public inquiry - MetroNe...
22 Jun 2017 at 12:10pm
MetroNews CanadaDesmond killings: Nova Scotia premier not ruling out public inquiryMetroNews Canada
Cassandra Desmond, left, and her sister Chantel Desmond are seen in Antigonish, N.S.
on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Their brother, Lionel Desmond, a 33-year-old veteran of the war in Afghanistan who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, took his ...NS
avoids public scrutiny in high-profile deaths: 'How can we hope for change?'CTV Newsall 4 news articles »
Halifax schools to start each day by recognizing Mi'kmaq lands - CBC.ca
22 Jun 2017 at 2:26pm
CBC.caHalifax schools to start each day by recognizing Mi'kmaq landsCBC.ca
Regional School Board has unanimously voted to introduce a statement during morning announcements acknowledging that its 136 schools are on Mi'kmaq land. The governing board approved the motion on June 21, National Aboriginal Day.and more »
It's about time you went to Nova Scotia - The Boston Globe
15 Jun 2017 at 8:08pm
The Boston GlobeIt's about time you went to Nova ScotiaThe Boston Globe
We've just arrived in Halifax
, Nova Scotia
, for one of those trips you keep promising yourself but never seem to take; it's so close on a map, you just assume you'll get there eventually. Spurred by a stronger US dollar that has discounted nearly every ...
Man stabbed, dog grazed by bullet in separate Sunday incidents - CBC.ca
19 Jun 2017 at 3:50am
CBC.caMan stabbed, dog grazed by bullet in separate Sunday incidentsCBC.ca
A man was stabbed and a dog was grazed by a bullet in two separate incidents in the Halifax
area on Sunday. At 6:45 p.m. Halifax
Regional Police were called to the area of Thistle Street and Wyse Road in Dartmouth where they found a 40-year-old man ...and more »
Nova Scotia asks Ottawa to stop protecting new marine areas - CBC.ca
23 Jun 2017 at 4:01am
CBC.caNova Scotia asks Ottawa to stop protecting new marine areasCBC.ca
has reached the right balance for now. We suggest that the federal government now work with other jurisdictions to reach the high level of protection that has been achieved in Nova Scotian waters before Nova Scotia
is asked to make further ...and more »
Halifax police reveal plan to improve use of street checks - CBC.ca
19 Jun 2017 at 5:48pm
CBC.caHalifax police reveal plan to improve use of street checksCBC.ca
The Nova Scotia
Human Rights Commission still has to appoint an independent researcher to work with Chris Giacomantonio, the force's research co-ordinator, who will conduct further analysis on what the data reveals. The study will focus on ...and more »
First known case of carfentanil in Nova Scotia surfaces: medical officer - Gl...
23 Jun 2017 at 12:55pm
Globalnews.caFirst known case of carfentanil in Nova Scotia surfaces: medical officerGlobalnews.ca
As Nova Scotia
prepares to battle the rising threat of fentanyl, the province's chief medical officer has confirmed illicit drugs seized last week are likely to contain carfentanil ? a synthetic drug health officials and police across the country say ...
Elephant tranquilizer found in street drugs seized in Nova Scotia
CBC.caPotentially fatal large mammal sedative 'likely' detected in NS
street drugsCape Breton Postall 4 news articles »
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