Hurricane Awareness Tour makes landfall in Halifax this weekend
Source: News 957 Local News dated : 4/28/2015
Hurricane experts, scientists and crew members will be heading to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport Sunday for the 2015 Hurricane Awareness Tour. The event is a meant to share information about hurricanes with the public and help prepare them for big storms. United States Air Force Master Sergeant Brian Lamar told News 95.7, during a
Sentencing hearing for two men guilty of murder in bus shelter burning death
Source: News 957 Local News dated : 4/28/2015
KENTVILLE, N.S. – A sentencing hearing will be held today for two Nova Scotia men who pleaded guilty to murder after they set a homeless man on fire. Twenty-seven-year-old Daniel Wayne Surette and 26-year-old Kyle David James Fredericks pleaded guilty in February to second-degree murder in the death of Harley Lawrence. The 62-year-old Lawrence was
Company found guilty after man electrocuted in 2013
Source: News 957 Local News dated : 4/28/2015
A local company has been found guilty of safety offences after an employee was electrocuted in Halifax. Christopher Boyle died on May 21st, 2013 while working at a plaza on Chain Lake Drive. R.D. Longard Services was charged with two offences; failing to take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances to provide information necessary to
Two Maritimers heading to Nepal with the Canadian Red Cross
Source: News 957 Local News dated : 4/28/2015
A couple of Maritimers are joining the relief effort in Nepal after Saturday’s devastating earthquake. They include Neil Bauman, an architect from Saint John. Communications director for the Atlantic Region of the Canadian Red Cross Dan Bedell told News 95.7 Bauman is an experienced relief worker. “His expertise with the Red Cross is in shelter
Police looking for suspicious man who approached young girl
Source: News 957 Local News dated : 4/27/2015
Halifax police are asking for help finding a man who approached a young girl Monday morning. They say at 8:40 a.m., an 11-year-old girl was walking on Castle Hill Drive, off of Kearney Lake Road, on her way to École Grosvenor Wentworth Park School when a car pulled up next to her, and offered $100 Read...

Police find woman missing since Friday
Source: News 957 Local News dated : 4/27/2015
Halifax Regional Police have found a woman who they say went missing on April 24th. Police say Katherine Gray was located safe and sound. Earlier today they said the 26-year-old was last seen on Gottingen Street Friday, and hadn’t been in contact with friends or family since.  

2015 cruise ship season officially starts in Halifax
Source: News 957 Local News dated : 4/27/2015
It’s a chilly day for Halifax’s first cruise ship visitors of 2015. Phoenix Reisen’s Amadea arrived at Pier 22 8 a.m. today. Cruise ship season got off to a delayed start this year after a developing storm in the Atlantic detoured the Regal Princess, which was supposed to bring up to 3,500 passengers to the
Sidney Crosby to join Canada for upcoming world championship
Source: News 957 Local News dated : 4/27/2015
Team Canada received a welcome boost for its efforts at the IIHF World Championships in Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic. With his Pittsburgh Penguins falling to the New York Rangers in five games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Sidney Crosby has committed to Team Canada for the tournament, which runs May 1-17. Crosby joins fellow
Man dies after car plunges into Annapolis River
Source: News 957 Local News dated : 4/27/2015
RCMP are investigating a fatal car crash in Kings County. They say at around 6 p.m. Sunday, a Chevy Impala plunged into the fast moving Annapolis River off Highway 1 just east of Aylesford. The 76-year-old driver has pronounced dead at hospital, police believe he may have suffered a medical issue just before the incident. Rea...

Governor General of Canada shares innovation expertise with Halifax leaders
Source: Dalhousie Media dated : 4/27/2015
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston discusses innovation ecosystems

Company found guilty of safety offences after employee electrocuted in Halifax
Source: Metro New - Halifax Local dated : 4/27/2015
HALIFAX – An electrical services company has been found guilty of two occupational health and safety offences after one of its employees was electrocuted while working at a job site in Halifax. Christopher Boyle died on May 21, 2013, while … Continue Reading
Four people facing drug charges after search of Fairview home: Halifax police
Source: Metro New - Halifax Local dated : 4/27/2015
Police say two men and two women have been arrested and charged after a recent search of a Fairview home. According to a release from Halifax Regional Police, officers searched the Ashdale Avenue residence on April 24 and seized cocaine, … Continue Reading
Police seeking info on man who approached young girl in Halifax, offered her $100
Source: Metro New - Halifax Local dated : 4/27/2015
Halifax police are praising a young girl who immediately turned down a stranger who offered her money to get in his car. “She didn’t stick around, she didn’t think twice, she ran,” said Halifax Regional Police Const. Pierre Bourdages. “She … Continue Reading
‘I could’ve been driving it:’ Fire destroys car in Nova Scotia courthouse parking lot
Source: Metro New - Halifax Local dated : 4/27/2015
Rob Sutherland looked on at the remains of his still smoldering car and expressed a note of relief. “I could’ve been driving it,” the Pictou lawyer said, of his badly damaged 2005 Ford Freestyle, which had just been extinguished by … Continue Reading
Window of Dartmouth business shot out by pellet or BB gun : police
Source: News 957 Local News dated : 4/27/2015
Halifax Regional Police are investigating a report of shots fired just before 6 a.m. today on Windmill Road at Stone Avenue. Officers on scene believe a pellet or BB gun was used to shoot out the window of a local business. They say no one was injured and witnesses weren’t able to get a description
Four centuries of history
Source: Dalhousie Media dated : 4/27/2015
Dal's James R. Johnston Chair helps launch Black Halifax, an interactive website telling the historical stories behind Halifax's vibrant Black community.

Board approves tuition and fees for 2015-16
Source: Dalhousie Media dated : 4/27/2015
Dalhousie's Board approved a 3 per cent general increase to tuition for 2015-16 as part of the overall strategy to balance the university operating budget in light of rising costs and only a modest increase to its provincial funding.

‘This bill is unconstitutional,’ Halifax university faculty, students and staff rally against Bill 100
Source: Metro New - Halifax Local dated : 4/27/2015
A crowd of protesters rallied outside Province House Monday, demonstrating against a new bill they fear will grant sweeping powers to university administration, while leaving students, faculty and staff in the dark. Last week, the Liberal government tabled Bill 100, … Continue Reading
‘It’s a time for us to help:’ Halifax students raise funds to help Nepal after earthquake
Source: Metro New - Halifax Local dated : 4/27/2015
A group of young people in Halifax are raising funds for Nepal after a massive earthquake ripped through the country they once called home. The Druk Atlantic Youth Society formed in 2011 to help those in need, member Rupesh Dhungana … Continue Reading
Ongoing sterilization problems force more surgeries to be postponed in Halifax
Source: Metro New - Halifax Local dated : 4/27/2015
A senior director of the QEII says answers on the source and identity of the black dust that has forced the cancellation of hundreds of surgeries over the last week are expected by the end of the week. Karen Mumford … Continue Reading
Art Boat becomes Fart Boat thanks to vandals: ‘let’s have a ham and bean supper’
Source: Metro New - Halifax Local dated : 4/27/2015
The Halifax Art Boat may have been the target of some troublemakers this winter, but organizers aren’t raising too much of a stink. Lee Schuette, curator of visitor experience with the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, said Monday he had … Continue Reading
‘It’s too cold:’ Halifax cruise ship season opens with less than balmy weather
Source: Metro New - Halifax Local dated : 4/27/2015
If it was adventure that hundreds of cruise ship passengers were seeking as their vessel docked in Halifax Monday morning, that’s precisely what they got, so long as they remembered their rain jackets. A mix of rain and wet snow, … Continue Reading
Halifax police investigate report of someone possibly walking with gun in Pockwock area
Source: Metro New - Halifax Local dated : 4/27/2015
Police are investigating a report of someone possibly walking around the Pockwock area with a gun. Halifax RCMP spokesman Cpl. Greg Church said they received a call around 1:40 p.m. Monday about the alleged incident. Church had few details to … Continue Reading




Hali-facts

Fort Sackville built in 1749


John Gorham completed Fort Sackville in October 1749 after he was appointed to the Nova Scotia Council by Governor Edward Cornwallis.  Gorham senior was involved in the Siege of Louisbourg in 1746 and Brother Joseph was in the French and Indian War in Acadia.