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
Nova Scotia government imposes wage package on 75000 civil servants - MetroNe...
22 Aug 2017 at 7:37am
MetroNews CanadaNova Scotia government imposes wage package on 75000 civil servantsMetroNews Canada
Mark Furey leaves a media scrum in Halifax
on Monday, August 31, 2015. Nova Scotia's
labour relations minister has scheduled an announcement for later today in which he is expected to proclaim a bill imposing a wage package on civil servants.Liberals proclaim bill to impose wage package on public sector unionsCBC.caall 9 news articles »
Almost century-old Christmas cards found in Halifax Hospice house - CBC.ca
22 Aug 2017 at 3:32am
CBC.caAlmost century-old Christmas cards found in Halifax Hospice houseCBC.ca
Demolition work on a Victorian house owned by Halifax
Hospice yielded some surprising finds, including almost century-old Christmas cards. "It was quite a fun and exciting find," said Wendy Fraser, CEO of Hospice Halifax
Hospice had hoped two ...
Nova Scotia man seriously injured after crossing highway - MetroNews Canada
22 Aug 2017 at 9:25am
MetroNews CanadaNova Scotia man seriously injured after crossing highwayMetroNews Canada
In a media release, Nova Scotia
RCMP said a call came in to Colchester District RCMP at 9:36 p.m. Monday about a pedestrian who'd been hit on Highway 102 in Millbrook. Police said a vehicle that was traveling north struck a 31-year-old Millbrook man as ...and more »
Arbitration board gives Halifax police new contract - CBC.ca
20 Aug 2017 at 11:20am
CBC.caArbitration board gives Halifax police new contractCBC.ca
The arbitration board's decision says the new pay scale reflects "the fact that the HRP is the largest municipal police force in Atlantic Canada and its members have historically been the highest paid both in Nova Scotia
and within the Atlantic region.".
Charlottesville solidarity rally held in Halifax - CBC.ca
15 Aug 2017 at 4:21pm
CBC.caCharlottesville solidarity rally held in HalifaxCBC.ca
on Tuesday, demonstrators gathered around another controversial statue ? one of Edward Cornwallis ? that has sparked protests and calls for its removal from a downtown park. Cornwallis, a governor of Nova Scotia
, was a military officer ...and more »
Changes to Halifax police street checks coming in the fall - CBC.ca
22 Aug 2017 at 10:51am
CBC.caChanges to Halifax police street checks coming in the fallCBC.ca
Chris Giacomantonio, research co-ordinator for Halifax
Regional Police, is working with the Nova Scotia
Human Rights Commission to more extensively analyze the data, although details of the project have not yet been released. The commission is in the ...
Road rage: Halifax police say truck tries to force car off busy road - MetroN...
22 Aug 2017 at 9:02am
MetroNews CanadaRoad rage: Halifax police say truck tries to force car off busy roadMetroNews Canada
A news release from Nova Scotia
RCMP says they got a call before 7:30 p.m. from witnesses who reported a pickup truck had tried to force a small car off Highway 111. Police found both vehicles and stopped them on Caldwell Road. The 25-year-old man ...and more »
Where to watch the 'celestial event of the year' in Nova Scotia - CBC.ca
20 Aug 2017 at 5:01am
CBC.caWhere to watch the 'celestial event of the year' in Nova ScotiaCBC.ca
Anyone in Nova Scotia
who wants to catch a glimpse of the partial solar eclipse Monday without hurting their eyes will have a handful of safe-viewing events to choose from. The Discovery Centre is partnering with the Halifax
Centre of the Royal ...Nova Scotia
should delay expansion of pre-primary until next fall: oppositionTimes Colonistall 6 news articles »
Man arrested, another hospitalized after stabbing in Halifax - CBC.ca
12 Aug 2017 at 6:38am
CBC.caMan arrested, another hospitalized after stabbing in HalifaxCBC.ca
A man is facing charges after a stabbing on Friday night in the Fairview area of Halifax
Regional Police said they were called to an apartment on Randall Avenue at 10:46 p.m. to respond to a report of people fighting in front of an apartment ...and more »
Halifax council not sure it can cover raise ordered for police - CBC.ca
21 Aug 2017 at 2:41pm
CBC.caHalifax council not sure it can cover raise ordered for policeCBC.caHalifax
regional council has set aside funds to cover wage increases from contract negotiations with its police force, but it's not clear if there's enough to cover all of the recommended raise. On Friday, an arbitration panel recommended a 2.75 per ...and more »
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