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Encyclopedia > Halifax Regional Municipality
Halifax Regional Municipality
(HRM)
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Motto: "E Mari Merces"  (Latin)
"From the Sea, Wealth"
Coordinates: 44°51′16″N 63°11′57″W / 44.85444, -63.19917
Country Canada
Province Nova Scotia
Established April 1, 1996
Government
 - Type Regional Municipality
 - Mayor Peter Kelly
 - Governing body Halifax Regional Council
 - MPs
 - MLAs
Area
 - Regional Municipality 5,490.90 km² (2,120.05 sq mi)
 - Urban 262.65 km² (101.41 sq mi)
 - Rural 5,528.25 km² (2,134.5 sq mi)
Highest elevation 145 m (475.6 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2006)
 - Regional Municipality 372,679 (Ranked 13th)
 - Density 67.9/km² (175.9/sq mi)
 - Urban 282,924
 - Urban Density 1,077.2/km² (2,789.9/sq mi)
 - Metro 404,807
 - Rural 89,755
 - Rural Density 16.23/km² (42/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 - Summer (DST) Atlantic Daylight Saving Time (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 902
Total Coastline 400 km (250 mi)
Total private dwellings 166,675
Website: Halifax Regional Municipality


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The population in 2006 was 372,679;[1] the urban area of HRM had a population of 282,924,[2] giving the municipality the largest urban area in the Maritimes and largest population centre in Canada east of Québec City. For other uses, see Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... This article is about the Canadian region. ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (I shall put Gods gift to good use) Ville de Québec, Québec, Canada Location. ...


The first permanent European settlement in the area was the establishment of the Town of Halifax in 1749, with other towns and villages were settled throughout the region in the decades that followed. In 1996 the provincial government amalgamated all municipal governments within Halifax County to create HRM, a regional municipality comprising approximately 200 individual neighbourhoods and communities (place-names) for civic addressing grouped into 18 planning areas for zoning purposes. The City of Halifax (1841-1996) was the capital of the province of Nova Scotia, and the largest city in Atlantic Canada. ... Events While in debtors prison, John Cleland writes Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


The Halifax urban area is a major economic centre in eastern Canada with a large concentration of government services and private sector companies. Major employers and economic generators include the Department of National Defence, 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 HRM. For other uses, see Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... The Canadian Forces (CF) (French: Forces canadiennes (FC)) are the unified armed forces of Canada, governed by the National Defence Act, which states: The Canadian Forces are the armed forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada and consist of one Service called the Canadian Armed Forces. ... The Halifax Port Authority (HPA) is a port authority operating as a not-for-profit Crown corporation of the Government of Canada. ...

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Geography

The Halifax Regional Municipality occupies an area of 5,577 square kilometres (2,353 sq mi),[3] (approximately 10% of Nova Scotia) comparative to the province of Prince Edward Island, and measures approximately 165 kilometres (102.5 mi) in length between its eastern and western-most extremities. The Halifax Peninsula, location of the old city of Halifax and todays Capital District. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... “Miles” redirects here. ...


The coastline is heavily indented, accounting for its length of approximately 400 kilometres (250 mi), with the northern boundary usually being between 50-60 kilometres (30-37 mi) inland. The coast is mostly rock with small isolated sand beaches in sheltered bays. The largest bays include St. Margaret's Bay, Halifax Harbour/Bedford Basin, Cole Harbour, Musquodoboit Harbour, Jeddore Harbour, Ship Harbour, Sheet Harbour, and Ecum Secum Harbour. The municipality's topography spans from lush farmland in the Musquodoboit Valley to rocky and heavily forested rolling hills. St. ... Halifax Harbour, October 13, 2006. ... Bedford Basin is a large enclosed bay, forming the northwestern end of Halifax Harbour on Canadas Atlantic coast. ... On Marine Drive Cole Harbour is a community of Halifax Regional Municipality southeast of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Musquodoboit Harbour is a rural community of the Halifax Regional Municipality on Nova Scotia Route 7 at the southern end of Nova Scotia Route 357 where the Musquodoboit River meets the Atlantic Ocean on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. ... On Marine Drive Sheet Harbour Location () , is a small community with the eastern shore of the Halifax Regional Municipality Nova Scotia in the Musquodoboit/Sheet Harbour region of the Marine Drive on Nova Scotia Route 7 . ... On Marine Drive Ecum Secum is a small fishing community in southwestern Guysborough County, Nova Scotia. ... Modern arable agriculture typically uses large fields like this one in Dorset, England. ... The Musquodoboit Valley is a Canadian rural region in Northeastern Halifax Regional Municipality , Nova Scotia. ...


Urban-rural characteristics

Main article: Halifax Urban Area
Urban, Suburban, Rural divisions of HRM as defined by HRM Planning Department http://www.halifax.ca/regionalplanning/Images/HRMmaplg.jpg

The region is large in physical area, centred on the urban core and surrounded by areas of decreasing density the farther the community is from the core. For other uses, see Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Unlike most municipalities with a sizable census metropolitan area, Halifax Regional Municipality's suburbs are completely incorporated into the entire municipality, with the urban area including the urban core, suburban communities and a rural commuter shed that encompasses almost half the municipality's landmass. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The urban area of HRM (2006 pop: 282,924[4]) is located in the western end of the municipality, fronting on Halifax Harbour. The dense urban core is centred on the Halifax Peninsula and the area of Dartmouth inside of the Circumferential Highway. The suburban area stretches beyond Mainland Halifax to the west, Cole Harbour to the east, and Bedford, Sackville, Nova Scotia and Windsor Junction areas to the north.[5] Halifax Harbour, October 13, 2006. ... Aerial Photo of the Peninsula The peninsula, bordered by Halifax Harbour, the Northwest Arm, and the Bedford Basin, is the part of Halifax that was first settled. ... Ferry running between Halifax and Dartmouth, docked at Dartmouth Ferry Terminal. ... Highway 111 is a 4-12 lane freeway known informally as the Dartmouth Circumferential Highway, or, more recently, The Circ, since it is a partial orbital road. ... Mainland Halifax commonly refers to the part of Halifax, Nova Scotia lying on the Chebucto Peninsula east of the Northwest Arm and the Bedford Basin that was a part of the city before amalgamation in 1996. ... On Marine Drive Cole Harbour is a community of Halifax Regional Municipality southeast of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Bedford (2001 pop. ... Sackville is located in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. ...


This urban area constitutes the most populous urban area on Canada's Atlantic coast, and the second largest coastal population centre in the country, after Vancouver, British Columbia. HRM currently accounts for 40% of Nova Scotia's population, and 15% of that of the Atlantic provinces. For other uses, see Coast (disambiguation). ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... Atlantic Canada consists of the four Canadian provinces on the Atlantic Ocean: Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. ...


The north eastern area centred on Sheet Harbour and the Musquodoboit Valley is completely rural, with more in common with adjacent rural areas of neighbouring counties. The Musquodoboit Valley is a Canadian rural region in Northeastern Halifax Regional Municipality , Nova Scotia. ...


HRM's boundary includes all of Halifax County except for several First Nation reserves. Statistics Canada identifies HRM as a census subdivision while Halifax County is listed as a census division, despite the fact that both geographic areas differ by only several dozen hectares. Statistics Canada also lists the dissolved municipalities of Bedford , Dartmouth and Halifax, describing them as "Dissolved (municipalities) having undergone an amalgamation/dissolution)." [6] Statistics Canada (French: Statistique Canada) is the Canadian federal government department commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ... Census subdivision is a Canadian political region organized by Statistics Canada and determined by the provinces. ... Outline map of Canadas Census Divisions in 2001 Note: This page refers only to subdivisions in Canada. ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a unit of area, equal to 10 000 square metres, commonly used for measuring land area. ...


Neighbourhoods and communities

Detail of HRM Community Planning Areas

The Halifax Regional Municipality is an amalgamation of four municipal governments in the urban and rural areas, therefore its composition of neighbourhoods and communities is unlike other municipalities such as a city. Image File history File links Novascotiahrm-detail-map. ... Image File history File links Novascotiahrm-detail-map. ... The Halifax Regional Municipality is composed of 200 plus communities and neighbourhoods within. ... Amalgamation, meaning to combine or unite into one form, has several uses: Amalgam, in chemistry, mining and dentistry, the result of the blending of mercury with another metal or alloy Amalgamation (mining), the process of separation of precious metals from ore. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Local government of the United States. ...


There are over 200 [7] official rural and urban communities within Halifax County that have maintained their original geographic names (including the dissolved cities of Halifax and Dartmouth and the town of Bedford). These community names are used on survey and mapping documents, for 9-1-1 service, municipal planning, and postal service. Sign in a rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Qichun, a rural town in Hubei province, China An artists rendering of an aerial view of the Maryland countryside: Jane Frank (Jane Schenthal Frank, 1918-1986), Aerial Series: Ploughed Fields, Maryland, 1974, acrylic and mixed materials on apertured double canvas, 52... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... The word community has many connotations and contexts: // Main community articles Community is a rough draft of a reference article about community on Wikipedia. ... The word mapping has several senses: In mathematics and related technical fields, it is some kind of function: see map (mathematics). ... For other uses, see 911 (disambiguation). ...


HRM is divided into eighteen community planning areas which are further divided into neighbourhoods or villages.[8] Several communities or neighbourhoods that were amalgamated by the former constituent municipalities in previous decades are starting to see their names gain increased use.[citation needed] The regional municipality has taken steps to reduce duplicate street names for its 9-1-1 emergency dispatch services; at the time of amalgamation, some street names were duplicated several times throughout HRM.[9]


The urban core of HRM is a term used to roughly describe the urban concentration surrounding Halifax Harbour in the western part of the municipality, and includes the Halifax Metropolitan Area, the Dartmouth Metropolitan Area, and the Bedford-Sackville areas. For other uses, see Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... Halifax Harbour, October 13, 2006. ...


Rural areas lie to the east, west and north of this urban core. Certain rural communities on the urban fringe function as suburban or exurban areas, with the majority of those residents working in the urban core. Farther away, rural communities in HRM function much as any resource-based area in Nova Scotia, being sparsely populated, with their local economies developing around four major resource industries: agriculture, fishing, mining and forestry. It should be noted that the tourism industry is beginning to change how some rural communities in HRM function, particularly in coastal areas such as Hubbards, Peggys Cove and Lawrencetown Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... Chuquicamata, the second largest open pit copper mine in the world, Chile. ... A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ... Tourist redirects here. ... Hubbards is an unincorporated Canadian rural community on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. ... Peggys Cove Landscape Peggys Cove (2001 population: approx. ... There are two places called Lawrencetown in Nova Scotia: Lawrencetown, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia Lawrencetown, Halifax County, Nova Scotia Category: ...


Climate

HRM's climate is heavily influenced by its location on Nova Scotia's Atlantic coast. The weather is usually milder or cooler than that of central Canada, with the temperature remaining (with occasional notable exceptions) between about -15°C and 35°C (5°F to 95°F) inland but the coast can be milder in the winter and cooler in the summer with the maritime influence. The Atlantic Ocean, not including Arctic and Antarctic regions. ... For the geological process, see Weathering or Erosion. ... Central Canada, defined politically. ... Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ...


Economy

The urban area of Halifax Regional Municipality is a major economic centre in eastern Canada with a large concentration of government services and private sector companies. Halifax serves as the business, banking, government and cultural centre for the Maritime region. Major employers and economic generators include the Department of National Defence, as well as the Port of Halifax. The municipality has a growing concentration of manufacturing industries and is becoming a major multi-modal transportation hub through growth at the port, the Halifax International Airport, and improving rail and highway connections. A real estate boom in recent years has led to numerous new property developments, including the gentrification of some former working-class areas. The Halifax Regional Municipality is a major generator of economic activity in Atlantic Canada. ... The Canadian Forces (CF) (French: Forces canadiennes (FC)) are the unified armed forces of Canada, governed by the National Defence Act, which states: The Canadian Forces are the armed forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada and consist of one Service called the Canadian Armed Forces. ... The Halifax Port Authority (HPA) is a port authority operating as a not-for-profit Crown corporation of the Government of Canada. ... Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport[5], or Halifax International Airport (IATA: YHZ, ICAO: CYHZ) is an airport in Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada that serves the Halifax Regional Municipality and central Nova Scotia as well as adjacent areas in the neighbouring Maritime provinces. ... In San Francisco, during the mid-1960s, the bohemian center of the city shifted from the old Beat enclave of North Beach to Haight-Ashbury (pictured) as a response to gentrification. ...


Agriculture, fishing, mining, forestry and natural gas extraction are major resource industries found in the rural areas of HRM. The majority of agriculture & forestry of the Halifax Regional Municipality is the Musquodoboit Valley. The total number of farms in HRM is 150, of which 110 are family owned and as of the 2001 Census. Fishing harbours are located along all coastal areas with some having an independent harbour authority, and others being managed as small craft harbours under the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans.


Other resource industries in HRM include the natural gas fields off the coast of Sable Island, as well as clay, shale, gold, limestone, and gypsum extraction in rural areas of the mainland portion of the municipality.


Government

Halifax skyline at night.

The Halifax Regional Municipality is governed by a mayor (elected at large) and a twenty-three person council, who are elected by geographic district; municipal elections occur every leap year. HRM has established community councils where three or more councillors agree to form these councils to deal primarily with local development issues. Most community council decisions are subject to final approval by regional council. The current Lord Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality is Peter Kelly. The Halifax Regional Municipality is governed by a mayor (elected at large) and a twenty-three person Regional Council, who are elected by geographic district; municipal elections occur every leap year. ... Download high resolution version (1800x1200, 1288 KB)halifax skyline File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1800x1200, 1288 KB)halifax skyline File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality holds the highest municipal office in the municipal government of Nova Scotias Halifax Regional Municipality. ... Halifax Regional Council is the governing body for the Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia. ... For the 1921 film starring Fatty Arbuckle, see Leap Year (film). ... A Community Council in Nova Scotias Halifax Regional Municipality is a form of local government consisting of several councillors from the larger Halifax Regional Council. ...


The Halifax Regional Council is responsible for all facets of municipal government, including the Halifax Regional Police, Halifax Public Libraries, Halifax Fire and Emergency, Halifax Regional Water Commission, parks and recreation, public works, waste management, and planning and development. Halifax Regional Council is the governing body for the Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Local government of the United States. ... Halifax Regional Police is the force for the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. ... Halifax Public Libraries is the public library system that serves the Halifax R.M., Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency is the fire and rescue service of the Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia Canada. ... The Halifax Regional Water Commission is the water utility of the Halifax Regional Municipality Nova Scotia that supplies potable water and fire protection water to the urban core communities and in therural area operates small systems . ...


Education

The Halifax Regional Municipality has a well-developed network of public and private schools, providing instruction from primary to grade 12; one hundred and fifty public schools are administered by the Halifax Regional School Board, as well as three public schools administered by the Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial, whereas the fourteen private schools are operated independently. The Halifax Regional Municipality boasts the largest selection of education options in Atlantic Canada. ... The Halifax Regional School Board is the public school board responsible for the approximately 150 elementary, junior high, and high schools located in the Halifax Regional Municipality including all of Halifax County in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The Conseil scolaire acadien provincial is a acadien based school board in Nova Scotia. ...


The municipality is also home to the following post-secondary educational institutions: Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University, Mount Saint Vincent University, the Halifax campus of Université Sainte-Anne, University of King's College, Atlantic School of Theology, NSCAD University, and the Nova Scotia Community College. The presence of so many university and college students contributes to a vibrant youth culture in the region, as well as making it a major centre for university education in eastern Canada. Post-secondary education is a form of secondary education that is taken after first attending a secondary school, such as a high school. ... Dalhousie University is a university located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Saint Marys University is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Mount Saint Vincent University, commonly referred to as The Mount, is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... The main administration building at Université Sainte-Anne. ... The Kings Quad in a Halifax spring fog. ... The Atlantic School of Theology (AST) is an ecumenical university which provides graduate level theological education and research, and in formation for Christian ministries, lay and ordained, in church and society, primarily in Atlantic Canada. ... The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCAD) is a post-secondary art school located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... The Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) is the community college of Nova Scotia. ...


Culture

Halifax from the Angus L. MacDonald Bridge.

The urban area of Halifax Regional Municipality is a major cultural centre within the Atlantic provinces. The municipality's urban core also benefits from a large population of post-secondary students who strongly influence the local cultural scene. HRM has a number of art galleries, theatres and museums, as well as most of the region's national-quality sports and entertainment facilities. The municipality is home to many performance venues, namely the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, the Neptune Theatre, and The Music Room. HRM also is the home to many of the regions major cultural attractions, such as Symphony Nova Scotia, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and the Neptune Theatre. Image File history File links Halifaxsmallfrombridge. ... Image File history File links Halifaxsmallfrombridge. ... Hosting the regions largest urban population, the Halifax Regional Municipality, or HRM, is an important cultural centre in Atlantic Canada. ... The four Canadian Atlantic provinces. ...


In the heart of the downtown you'll find art galleries, museums, historic sites and churches, shopping, sidewalk cafés and friendly nightclubs. Lively pubs and livelier entertainment and a nightlife that doesn't quit, spectacular shows, first class sporting events, riveting live theatre on both sides of the harbour, scrumptious dining and


The region is noted for the strength of its music scene and nightlife, especially in the central urban core. See List of musical groups from Halifax, Nova Scotia for a partial list. Note that some of the following bands have members that are not from Halifax. ...


HRM plays host to a wide variety of festivals that take place throughout the year, including: The Atlantic Film Festival, The Halifax Busker Festival, Greekfest, Gay Pride week, The Atlantic Jazz Festival, The Multicultural Festival, periodic Tall Ship events, and Shakespeare by the Sea, to name a few. Many of these celebrations have become world renowned over the past several years.


HRM has also become a significant film-production centre, with many American and Canadian filmmakers using the streetscapes, often to stand in for other cities that are more expensive to work in. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has its Atlantic Canada production centres (radio and television) based in Halifax, and quite a number of radio and television programs are made in the region for national broadcast.


As for general culture, the Halifax Regional Municipality is considered by many to be the cultural heart of the Maritime Provinces. The municipality has been able to maintain many of its maritime traditions, while opening itself to its ever-more multicultural population. The culture of HRM and of Nova Scotia in general has and continues to be strongly influenced by the sea. There is a strong military presence in Halifax due to large naval and army bases in and around the municipality.


Sport

Main article: Sport in the Halifax Regional Municipality

The Halifax Regional Municipality is home to a number of outdoor recreational opportunities, including numerous ocean and lake beaches, as well as rural and urban parks. The municipality has a host of organised community intramural sports, as well as varsity and intramural sports offered by public schools and post-secondary institutions and has extensive facilities. The Halifax Regional Municipality, or HRM, having the largest urban population in Atlantic Canada, is a major sport centre. ...


The region is home to several professional and semi-professional sport franchises, such as the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, as well as a newly-announced Halifax Rainmen of the American Basketball Association (see also Sports teams in the Halifax Regional Municipality). The Halifax Mooseheads are an ice hockey team in the Eastern Division of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (French: la Ligue de hockey junior majeur du Québec, abbreviated QMJHL in English, LHJMQ in French) is one of the three Major Junior A Tier I hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The Halifax Rainmen are an expansion team of the American Basketball Association. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a mens basketball league founded in 1999. ... This page has the sports teams and venues in Nova Scotias Halifax Regional Municipality: (*)It should be noted that both these teams were succesfull, however they became defunct after the leagues folded. ...


The region has also hosted several major sporting events, including the 2003 World Junior Hockey Championship, 2003 Nokia Brier, the 2004 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships, and the 2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. From 1984 to 2007 , the region had been home to the CIS Men's Basketball Championship, however the tournament will be moved to Ottawa, Ontario starting in 2008. The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual event put together by the IIHF, the International Ice Hockey Federation, since 1930. ... The 2003 Nokia Brier was held at the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia from March 1 to 9, 2003. ... The 2004 IIHF World Women Championships were held March 30-April 6, 2004 in Halifax and Dartmouth, Canada. ... The inaugural World Indoor Lacrosse Championship was held in Hamilton, Kitchener, Mississauga, and Oshawa, Ontario, Canada in May 2003. ... This is a list of Canadian Interuniversity Sport past champions in mens basketball: 1963 - Assumption College 1964 - Windsor Lancers 1965 - Acadia Axemen 1966 - Windsor Lancers 1967 - Windsor Lancers 1968 - Waterloo Lutheran Golden Hawks 1969 - Windsor Lancers 1970 - UBC Thunderbirds 1971 - Acadia Axemen 1972 - UBC Thunderbirds 1973 - Saint Marys... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area...


Halifax was selected as Canada's bid for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in 2006 but withdrew from the international competition in advance of the November 9, 2007 selection date on March 8. The venue for the 20th Commonwealth Games in 2014 will be Glasgow, Scotland. ... is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The municipality was selected as the host community for the 2011 Canada Winter Games in February 2007. The Canada Games are a multi-sport event that occurs every two years in Canada. ...


Media

HRM is the Maritimes' centre for broadcast and print media. CBC, CTV and Global Television all have regional television hubs in the municipality. CBC Radio has a major regional studio and there are also regional hubs for Rogers Radio and various private broadcast franchises, as well as a regional bureau for the Canadian Press/Broadcast News. The HRM has two rival daily newspapers, the broadsheet Halifax Chronicle-Herald, the tabloid Halifax Daily News. The latter also publishes several neighbourhood versions of its daily content such as the Sackville Weekly News, the West End Weekly News. In addition the municipality also supports an alternative arts weekly, The Coast. Frank Magazine provides the region with a weekly satirical and gossip magazine. The Halifax Regional Municipality, or HRM, is the largest population centre in Atlantic Canada and contains the regions largest collection of media outlets. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... This article is about the Broadcast Television Network CTV, for the broadcasting television company see CTVglobemedia. ... Global Television is an Australian independent television production facility, responsible for producing many Australian TV series such as Australian Idol, Big Brother, Hi-5, MTV Australias Total Request Live, Neighbours, Rove Live and the former TV show, Good Morning Australia as GMA With Bert Newton. ... CBC Radio is the English language radio division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... The Canadian Press (CP) is a Canadian news agency established in 1917 as a vehicle to permit Canadian newspapers of the day to exchange their news and information. ... Broadcast News may refer to: Broadcast News, the 1987 movie. ... The Chronicle-Herald is a broadsheet published in Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... The Daily News is a newspaper in Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... The Coast is a free weekly newspaper in Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada. ...

Argyle Street

Download high resolution version (1215x810, 216 KB)View down Argyle Stree, Halifax, NS, June 2004, Photographer: Thorfinn Stainforth File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1215x810, 216 KB)View down Argyle Stree, Halifax, NS, June 2004, Photographer: Thorfinn Stainforth File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

Transportation

The Halifax Regional Municipality is served by all modes of transportation. The Halifax Regional Municipality is a major multi-modal transportation centre for freight and passengers. ...


Halifax Harbour is a major Canadian port used by numerous shipping lines, as well as the navy and coast guard and hosts a public ferry service connecting the urban core. Sheet Harbour is the other major port in the municipality and serves industrial shippers on the Eastern Shore. Halifax Harbour, October 13, 2006. ... Home to Eastern Shore District High School, and includes communities such as Porters Lake, Lake Echo, Jeddore, Musquodoboit Harbour, Lake Charlotte, etc. ...


The Halifax Port Authority's various shipping terminals constitute the eastern terminus of Canadian National Railway's transcontinental network. VIA Rail Canada provides overnight passenger rail service six days a week to Montreal with its train the Ocean. The Halifax Port Authority (HPA) is a port authority operating as a not-for-profit Crown corporation of the Government of Canada. ... The Canadian National Railway (CN; AAR reporting marks CN, CNA, CNIS) is a Canadian Class I railway operated by the Canadian National Railway Company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. ... VIA Rail Canada (also referred to as VIA Rail and VIA; pronounced vee-ah) is an independent Crown corporation offering intercity passenger rail services in Canada. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Ocean (passenger train) - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...


Halifax Stanfield International Airport serves HRM and most of the province, providing scheduled flights to domestic and international destinations. CFB Shearwater, an air force base, is located in the urban core on the eastern side of Halifax Harbour but is presently being decommissioned for fixed-wing aircraft. The airport terminal soon after construction. ... Canadian Forces Base Shearwater (CFB Shearwater) is a Canadian Forces base located in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia on the eastern shore of Halifax harbour. ...


The municipality's urban core is linked by the Angus L. Macdonald and A. Murray MacKay suspension bridges, as well as a network of 100-series highways which function as expressways. The Armdale traffic circle is a notorious choke point for vehicle movement in the western part of the urban core, especially at rush hour. The Angus L. Macdonald Bridge is the original suspension bridge linking downtown Halifax to Dartmouth, opened on April 2, 1955. ... Looking towards Dartmouth from Halifax side The A. Murray MacKay Bridge is the second suspension bridge linking the Halifax peninsula with Dartmouth and opened on July 10, 1970. ... The 100-Series Highways of Nova Scotia are a series of expressways, Super-2s, and fully-divided freeways. ... The Armdale Rotary is a notable roundabout in the Armdale district of Halifax, Nova Scotia. ...


The urban core of HRM is served by Metro Transit, which operates standard bus routes, bus-rapid transit routes, as well as the pedestrian-only harbour ferries. Established in 1752 , the municipality's ferry service is the oldest continuously running salt water ferry service in North America. [10] Metro Transit is a Canadian public transport agency operating buses and ferries in Nova Scotias Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). ... Annual mean sea surface salinity for the World Ocean. ...


Buildings and structures

Buildings in Downtown Halifax.

HRM's urban core has a high proportion of historic buildings, however, municipal heritage laws do not prevent but only delay demolition and the municipality has no protected heritage districts. Preservationists and heritage advocacy organisations have attempted to prevent the demolition of the pockets of heritage buildings which survived urban renewal and high-rise development. Such groups have been criticised by development advocates for stunting the centralisation of urban growth and for stopping buildings from being built on empty land to preserve views from Citadel Hill. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2594x1731, 443 KB) Summary A photo I took while on the Metro Transit ferry. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2594x1731, 443 KB) Summary A photo I took while on the Metro Transit ferry. ... Downtown Halifax as seen from the Dartmouth waterfront. ... The following is a list of buildings with articles in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Inside Citadel Hill. ...


Buildings of particular interest in the downtown core include:

The architecture of Halifax's south end is renowned for its Victorian houses. Dalhousie University's campus is often featured in films and documentaries. Dartmouth also has its share of historic neighbourhoods. The urban core is home to several blocks of typical North American high-rise office buildings, however the waterfront of the Halifax Peninsula is governed by height restrictions which prevent buildings from obstructing certain sight line between Citadel Hill and Halifax Harbour and Georges Island. This has resulted in some modern high rises being built at unusual angles or locations. This article is about the legislative building for Nova Scotia. ... Halifax City Hall seen from Barrington Street. ... The Halifax Metro Centre was built in 1978 in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Office complex in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Fenwick Place is a Dalhousie University student residence in the south end of Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... This is a picture of 1801 Hollis street and part of the downtown core. ... The spire of the basilica is visible in the background. ... Government House in Halifax, Nova Scotia is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. ... West face of the Maritime Centre at dusk, taken from Spring Garden Road View of Halifax Harbour from Citadel Hill showing how the Maritime Centre has partially blocked the view of the harbour to the southeast. ... Granville Mall is an area in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Aerial Photo of the Peninsula The peninsula, bordered by Halifax Harbour, the Northwest Arm, and the Bedford Basin, is the part of Halifax that was first settled. ... Inside Citadel Hill. ... Halifax Harbour, October 13, 2006. ... Georges Island is a glacial drumlin and the largest island entirely within the harbour limits of Halifax Harbour located in the Halifax Regional Municipality Nova Scotia. ...

Halifax as seen from Dartmouth

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 537 pixelsFull resolution (969 × 650 pixel, file size: 94 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Halifax Harbour, seen by day I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 537 pixelsFull resolution (969 × 650 pixel, file size: 94 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Halifax Harbour, seen by day I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The City of Halifax (1841-1996) was the capital of the province of Nova Scotia, and the largest city in Atlantic Canada. ... Ferry running between Halifax and Dartmouth, docked at Dartmouth Ferry Terminal. ...

Demographics

The Halifax Regional Municipality is comprised of 372,679 residents (2006 census). Approximately 18% of the population is under the age of 14, while 11% are 65 and older.


Ethnic origins

Ethnic origin Population  % of total
Canadian &&&&&&&&&0160005.&&&&&0160,005 44.95
English &&&&&&&&&0109665.&&&&&0109,665 30.81
Scottish &&&&&&&&&&096305.&&&&&096,305 27.06
Irish &&&&&&&&&&079835.&&&&&079,835 22.43
French &&&&&&&&&&058965.&&&&&058,965 16.57
German &&&&&&&&&&037865.&&&&&037,865 10.64
Lebanese and Arabs &&&&&&&&&&015000.&&&&&015,000 4.95
Dutch (Netherlands) &&&&&&&&&&013295.&&&&&013,295 3.74
Black/African &&&&&&&&&&013080.&&&&&013,080 3.64
North American Indian   &&&&&&&&&&&09495.&&&&&09,495 2.67
Welsh &&&&&&&&&&&06135.&&&&&06,135 1.72
Italian &&&&&&&&&&&04890.&&&&&04,890 1.37
Polish &&&&&&&&&&&04005.&&&&&04,005 1.13
Ukrainian &&&&&&&&&&&03580.&&&&&03,580 1.01
Acadian &&&&&&&&&&&03560.&&&&&03,560 1.00

The information regarding ethnicities at the right is from the 2001 Canadian Census.[10] The percentages add to more than 100% because of dual responses (e.g. "French-Canadian" generates an entry in both the category "French" and the category "Canadian".) Groups with greater than 3000 responses are included. This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... This article is about the Scottish as an ethnic group. ... Languages Arabic other minority languages Religions Predominantly Sunni Islam, as well as Shia Islam, Greek Orthodoxy, Greek Catholicism, Roman Catholicism, Alawite Islam, Druzism, Ibadi Islam, and Judaism Footnotes a Mainly in Antakya. ... The Dutch (Ethnonym: Nederlanders meaning Lowlanders) are the dominant ethnic group[1] of the Netherlands[2]. They are usually seen as a Germanic people. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... First Nations is a Canadian term of ethnicity which refers to the aboriginal peoples located in what is now Canada, and their descendants who are neither Inuit nor Métis. ... The Welsh are, according to Hastings (1997), an ethnic group and nation associated with Wales and the Welsh language, which is a Celtic language. ... The Acadians (French: Acadiens) are the descendants of the 17th-century French colonists who settled in Acadia (located on the northern portion of North Americas east coast). ...


Religious belief

Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... Eastern Orthodoxy (also called Greek Orthodoxy and Russian Orthodoxy) is a Christian tradition which represents the majority of Eastern Christianity. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... Bhavna says there are 300 million gods in Hinduism. ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ...

Sister cities

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Halifax. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... View of Hakodate from Mountain Hakodate (函館市; -shi) is a city and port located in Oshima, Hokkaido, Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... View of Campeche, showing Cathedral and part of old city fortifications Campeche is a city of Mexico located at 19°85′ N 90°53′ W, on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Motto: Crescas (Latin for, Thou shalt grow. ...

Major parks

Point Pleasant Park, a popular forested seaside park on peninsular Halifax.

Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia. ... Map of park at main entrance, July 2005 Point Pleasant Park is a large, forested area at the southern tip of Halifax peninsula. ... The following is a complete list of parks in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. ... The Dartmouth Commons was an area of land approximately 300 acres set aside by the government in the late 1700s for the settlers common use in Dartmouth Nova Scotia maintained by the Halifax Regional Municipality only a small portion of it remains today . ... Inside Citadel Hill. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Map of park at main entrance, July 2005 Point Pleasant Park is a large, forested area at the southern tip of Halifax peninsula. ... The Halifax Public Gardens (44° 38′ 35″ N 63° 34′ 59″ W) are Victorian-style public gardens formally established in 1867 and located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, adjacent to Spring Garden Road and South Park Street. ... Shubie Park is a large urban park in Dartmouth Nova Scotia maintained by the Halifax Regional Municipality that is part of the historic Shubenacadie Canal Park system. ... Dingle Tower seen over the Northwest Arm Sir Sandford Fleming Park, known locally as the Dingle Park, is a 95 acre (38 ha) urban park located in the Halifax Regional Municipality. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Long Lake Provincial Park is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ...

Notables

Further information: List of notable people from the Halifax Regional Municipality

This is a list of people who were born in the communities making up the Halifax Regional Municipality or spent a significant part of their lives there. ...

See also

Halifax Harbour, October 13, 2006. ... The Halifax Port Authority (HPA) is a port authority operating as a not-for-profit Crown corporation of the Government of Canada. ... On Thursday, December 6, 1917, the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, was devastated by the huge detonation of a French cargo ship, fully loaded with wartime explosives, that had accidentally collided with a Norwegian ship in The Narrows section of the Halifax Harbour. ... Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency is the fire and rescue service of the Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia Canada. ... Halifax Regional Police is the force for the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. ... The Halifax Regional Water Commission is the water utility of the Halifax Regional Municipality Nova Scotia that supplies potable water and fire protection water to the urban core communities and in therural area operates small systems . ...

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Halifax Regional Municipality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2073 words)
Halifax Regional Municipality (2001 pop.: 359,111) and 2006 pop estimated at 385,000, commonly referred to as HRM, is a Canadian regional municipality, the largest population centre in both the Province of Nova Scotia and the Atlantic region, the provincial capital, and a major economic centre of Canada's east coast.
The Halifax Regional Municipality occupies an area of 5,577 km² [3], comparative to the province of Prince Edward Island, and measures approximately 165 km in length between its eastern and western-most extremities.
The Halifax Regional Municipality is comprised of 359,111 residents (2001 census).
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Halifax was the shire town of Halifax County and the provincial capital.
While Halifax and its neighbouring city of Dartmouth and the town of Bedford were dissolved at this time, the former city forms part of the urban core of the larger regional municipality and is officially labelled the "capital district" by the HRM government.
Halifax only began to benefit from a process of increased rural depopulation and corresponding urban growth in Atlantic Canada during the late 20th century — a demographic shift that was delayed several decades in the region compared with other parts of North America.
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