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Local Time

5:13 PM

Local Temperature

21.4°C

Weather Conditions

light intensity drizzle

SUNRISE: 7:00 AM
SUNSET: 7:13 PM

N.S. MOUNTIE KILLED IN NEW BRUNSWICK WAS 'ONE OF THE GOLDEN ONES,' FUNERAL HEARS

Several hundred police, RCMP officers, first responders and military personnel from across the country are gathered in Moncton today for the regimental funeral of Const. Frank Deschê​nes, who was killed while helping motorists change a tire last week near Memramcook.

PET A DEAD SHARK AND CLIMB ABOARD AN ICEBREAKER AT BIO'S OPEN HOUSE

Aspiring ocean scientists and members of the public will get a rare opportunity to tour Canada's largest ocean science research centre this weekend in Dartmouth, N.S.

FORTRESS OF LOUISBOURG PREPARES TO DEFEND ITSELF AGAINST FLOODWATERS

The greatest threat to the Fortress of Louisbourg was once invasion by the English, but nowadays the former military site in Cape Breton must defend itself against the forces of nature.

GET TO CLASS: PROVINCE ROLLS OUT TOUGHER SCHOOL ATTENDANCE POLICY

A quarter of Nova Scotia public school students miss at least 16 days of school a year, a problem the province called a growing concern Wednesday as it announced a tougher policy related to absenteeism.

'K.D. LANG IS NOT WORTH $300': FAN DUPED BY WEBSITE SELLING TICKETS AT HIGH MARKUP

It pays to carefully check your source and final amount when purchasing items online, a man discovered after buying two tickets to a recent k.d. lang concert in Sydney, N.S.

$697 AIR POLLUTION FINE LEVIED — THEN WITHDRAWN — AGAINST NORTHERN PULP LAST YEAR

Nova Scotia Environment imposed — and then retracted — a $697 fine on Northern Pulp last year for violating air pollution limits. The ticket was withdrawn after tests in June and August of 2016 experienced 'some technical difficulties.'

City Information & Statistics

Halifax (, locally ), legally known as the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. The municipality had a population of 403,131 in 2016, with 316,701 in the urban area centred on Halifax Harbour. The regional municipality consists of four former municipalities that were amalgamated in 1996: Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, and the Municipality of Halifax County. Halifax is a major economic centre in Atlantic Canada with a large concentration of government services and private sector companies. Major employers and economic generators include the Department of National Defence, Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University, the Halifax Shipyard, various levels of government, and the Port of Halifax. Agriculture, fishing, mining, forestry and natural gas extraction are major resource industries found in the rural areas of... View More Information at Wikipedia

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