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  Halifax Regional Municipality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Halifax_Regional_Municipality   (2073 words)

 Locate In Halifax - Safety
All emergency services in the Halifax Regional Municipality, and in Nova Scotia, are accessible through our 911 system administered by the Nova Scotia Emergency Measures Organization (EMO).
The structure of the Halifax Regional Municipality’s EMO service is outlined in a municipal by-law.
Greater Halifax is also the headquarters location for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police H Division that serves all of Nova Scotia.
www.greaterhalifax.com /locate/en/home/halifax/safety.aspx?mode=7   (316 words)

 Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc.
As it looks today, HRM didn't even exist six years ago until the County of Halifax and the cities of Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and Sackville were amalgamated into one.
Advocates of amalgamation at the municipal level often look to cost containment and the elimination of duplication to be a major benefit of such an exercise.
Recognizing the challenges of the municipal budgeting process, Keith and his team were determined to eliminate requests for new capital expenditures on an ongoing basis through the acquisition of hardware on a lease.
ca.sun.com /en/aboutsun/success-stories/hrm/index.html   (1126 words)

 Halifax Public Libraries - Our Community
The Halifax Regional Municipality is an area rich in culture and history with convenient access to the best that nature has to offer - beautiful beaches, charming seaside villages, and rugged coastline.
Made up of several communities spread out over a large geographical area, HRM boasts a population approaching 350,000 people, and is well known for its excellent blend of cosmopolitan appeal and small town charm.
Halifax Public Libraries works to ensure that public libraries continue to be a vibrant and essential part of all of our communities here in HRM - from rural town to busy urban centre.
www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca /community.html   (99 words)

 Halifax Regional Municipality - Dalhousie University Libraries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-09)
This is the central access point for all HRM web pages and is very well organized.
Municipal by-laws are available under Legislation while the Tourism section includes maps.
The Baseline Report is an excellent introductory publication on population characteristics of the HRM, mostly derived from the 2001 Census of Canada.
www.library.dal.ca /subjects/halifax.htm   (82 words)

 Halifax Public Libraries - About the Library
Halifax Regional Library was created April 1, 1996 from a merging of the Halifax City, Halifax County and Dartmouth Regional Libraries.
At that time a new automated catalogue was launched allowing residents from the entire Halifax Regional Municipality to access the collections of the three former library systems.
Halifax Public Libraries is the life-long learning centre of the Community and the place people turn to for the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading and the power of information.
www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca /about.html   (187 words)

 Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-09)
The Halifax Regional Municipality came into existence on April 1, 1996 as a result of the amalgamation of the cities of Halifax and Dartmouth, the Town of Bedford and Halifax County Municipality.
The flag of the City of Halifax was a banner of its arms.
Dartmouth and Halifax no longer exist as separate entities - they (plus Bedford and Halifax county) were rolled into one as the HRM (Halifax Regional Municipality) over a year ago.
flagspot.net /flags/ca-ns-hf.html   (239 words)

 Halifax Regional Municipality Act (amended)
Clause 8 excludes from the prohibition against the use of red lights that is contained in the Motor Vehicle Act the use in municipal parks of a red light on a vehicle operated by a special constable in the course of the constable's duties as an employee of the Regional Municipality.
Clause 20 enables the Municipality to impose spring weight restrictions by placing a notice in a local newspaper, rather than by posting signs on all streets that are to be restricted, which is now the case.
Clause 25 provides a penalty for violation of a land-use by-law made by the Regional Municipality in cases where no specific penalty is provided.
www.gov.ns.ca /LEGISLATURE/LEGC/bills/57th_1st/1st_read/b001.htm   (2340 words)

 Halifax Info - Halifax Regional Municipality Visitor Information Halifax Nova Scotia
Halifax, Gateway to Atlantic Canada, has flourished as a prominent port situated on the world's second largest natural harbour.
Whether you take a picnic at one of Halifax's beautiful parks, go for a swim, or stretch you legs along a majestic hiking trail, Halifax is yours to explore.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada is a modern port city teeming with culture and heritage and the perfect place for your next holiday vacation.
www.halifaxinfo.com   (261 words)

 Halifax Apartment Rentals - Luxury Apartments in Halifax Nova Scotia
The Halifax Regional Municipality has swimming facilities to suit every taste, from the salty breakwaters of the Atlantic Ocean to peaceful lakes shimmering in the sun of a summer afternoon.
Halifax Regional Municipality Community Recreation Services offers canoeing lessons and rentals, and sailing lessons and rentals at Saint Mary's Boat Club, operating May to November on Halifax's Northwest Arm (490-4688) and at Dartmouth's Graham's Grove, Lake Banook (490-4728).
The bays and inlets of the Halifax Regional Municipality are filled with wrecks to explore and sea life to enjoy, making Nova Scotia a haven for divers.
www.halifaxapartments.ca /halifax_water.htm   (559 words)

 Dhaliwal announces Coast Guard Base to be sold to Halifax Regional Municipality
HALIFAX -- The Honourable Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced that his department has entered into negotiations with Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) for the transfer of the Dartmouth Coast Guard Base property to the municipality.
HRM is acquiring the land as a potential site for a sewage treatment facility as part of its $315 million Harbour Solutions Project.
Four treatment facilities will be built: one each in the north and south ends of Halifax, one in Dartmouth, and one in the Herring Cove area at the mouth of the harbour.
www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca /media/newsrel/2000/hq-ac08_e.htm   (290 words)

 Halifax Urban Greenway: Press Coverage and Releases
Halifax Regional Municipality has issued a request for proposals for design consultants for a 2.5-kilometre stretch of the greenway from South Street to Point Pleasant Park and Young Avenue.
Mark Poirier, president of the Halifax Urban Greenway Association, said he's pleased to see some work move ahead, but the plan still has its obstacles, including CN Rail ownership of a key piece of land on Beaufort Avenue.
Summary: An HRM staff proposal, part of the Halifax Parklands Strategy, calls for a pedestrian and bicycle path parallel to the railway tracks that run around the peninsula and end at the waterfront.
www.halifaxurbangreenway.org /press.html   (432 words)

 Halifax Regional Municipality: Super Place to Live
The word is being used in the face of this fact: on a world population scale, with approximately 320,000 souls, our new city would be placed firmly in the company of the "super" small-fry.
This statement is supported by the fact that, within the present boundaries of Halifax, after the passage of more than a quarter of a century since they were incorporated into the city, such places as Spryfield, Rockingham, etc., continue to exist as communities within a community.
Also, when structuring Halifax's new Charter, care must be taken to insure that it will be very difficult for any future civic politicians, who may harbour visions of grandeur, to build tax wasting empires.
www.danielnpaul.com /Col/1994/Halifax-SuperPlace.html   (760 words)

 Dog Legislation Council of Canada - Reports - Halifax Regional Municipality Nova Scotia
In discussion leading to the motion, it was suggested that the Municipality investigate the banning of certain breeds of dogs such as “Pit Bulls”.
Current HRM policy with respect to fierce and dangerous dogs is contained in By-Law D-100 Respecting the Registration and Control of Dogs.
Prior to the promulgation of the harmonized HRM dog by-law on July 4, 1998, a breed specific dog by-law existed in the former County, but not in any other former municipal unit.
www.doglegislationcouncilcanada.org /halifaxreport.html   (2583 words)

 Halifax Regional Municipality to remove peat near dying stream
Municipal officials said one source of the problem could be the grubbings pile, where peat and soils removed from a new soccer field are dumped.
In response, the municipality had a silt fence at the disposal site on Dorey Avenue repaired, and ordered the crews to begin taking the peat pile to the landfill.
Municipal officials said they're working with the provincial Environment Department and the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans to come up with a plan to restore Grassy Brook.
www.cbc.ca /canada/nova-scotia/story/2006/08/25/hrm-peat.html?ref=rss   (1199 words)

 Halifax Regional Municipality: Ball vs. Fitzgerald
We, the residents of Halifax County's municipalities, shall, on December 2, elect a 24-member council to preside over the affairs of the new Halifax Regional Municipality.
As I recall, the reasoning used to force amalgamation upon the municipalities was that it would provide us with a lean, efficient and cost-effective mode of government - giving the taxpayer the ultimate bang for a tax buck.
To hear them talk, we in the City of Halifax will award our Mayor, without assessing his qualifications for the new job, with something in the neighbourhood of 100 percent of our votes.
www.danielnpaul.com /Col/1995/PoliticalForecasters-OftenWrong.html   (892 words)

 Halifax Regional Municipality, NS News
Local news for Halifax Regional Municipality, NS continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.
HALIFAX, NS, Nov. 14 /CNW/ - MedMira Inc., a global market leader in premium rapid diagnostic solutions, announced today that it has entered into a collaborative agreement with the National Research Council of...
The cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where around 150 victims of the Titanic disaster are buried.
www.topix.net /ca/halifax-regional-municipality-ns   (810 words)

 Overview and Description of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Dartmouth is part of the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) which consists of several municipalities that were merged to form one larger municipality.
It consists of the former City of Halifax, former City of Dartmouth, former town of Bedford, former County of Halifax which includes such areas as Sackville, Cole Harbour, Timberlea, Hammonds Plains and much more.
Both ferries arrive at the same destination which is the Halifax ferry terminal which is located in Historic Properties in downtown Halifax.
www.sandyhines.com /overdart.htm   (662 words)

 Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality by Michael Haynes
The parks, beaches and trails visited in Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality are approached from a hiker's perspective.
Meticulous detail about each route is given: length or return-trip distance; the time it will take to complete; the type of trail surface to expect - gravel, footpath or paved; type of usage -- hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing or horseback riding; and the facilities that are available - washrooms, picnic tables, canteen or other.
With Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality in hand, all else that's needed are comfortable walking shoes, a couple of hours' free time and a love of the outdoors.
www.outdoorns.com /reviews/halifaxtrails.htm   (614 words)

 Halifax Regional Search and Rescue - Welcome
Halifax Regional Search and Rescue is a community-based volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives.
First established in 1972 as Waverley Ground Search and Rescue, Halifax Regional Search and Rescue is one of four Search and Rescue Teams serving the citizens of Halifax Regional Municipality.
Halifax Regional Search and Rescue is proactive in its effort to save lives with an active community education program, educating youth and adults in woods-proofing programs.
www.hrsar.ca   (174 words)

 The Halifax Art Map Hrm's finest artists, artisans, craftspeople, galleries and other art-related advertisers
The Halifax Art Map represents a wide variety of artists and galleries in the greater Halifax area.
The seventy artists included on the map cordially invite people to visit their studios where the visitor can have the unique experience of seeing where and in some cases how the art is made.
Halifax art map, Halifax regional municipality, hrm, art.
www.halifaxartmap.com /index.html   (82 words)

 CBC News: Disclosure - PROGRAM ARCHIVES - 2003
Halifax Regional Environmental Partnership - private partner in the Harbour cleanup.
- released by the Halifax Regional Municipality Council May 31, 2000 to the two short-listed consortia (one of the original three had dropped out) competing for the project.
Halifax Harbour Solutions Symposium - hosted by the municipality in November, 1997.
www.cbc.ca /disclosure/archives/030218.html   (967 words)

 Dog Legislation Council of Canada - Municipal Laws - Halifax, Nova Scotia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-09)
(d) within a municipal public park where the area is designated by signage as an area where dogs are permitted to be without a leash subject to such limitations as are posted;
(e) within a municipal public park which is a sport or athletic field between November 1 and May 1 and between the hours of 6:00 a.m.
The Municipality may establish and maintain such buildings, yards, enclosures and other facilities for the keeping and disposition of impounded animals as may be necessary and may appoint a Pound Keeper who shall have charge of such facilities together with any necessary assistants, or may contract for the provision of the services.
www.doglegislationcouncilcanada.org /halifaxregionNS.html   (2499 words)

 2005 Annual Labour Market Perspectives Halifax Regional Municipality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-09)
The HRM is also expected to receive an extra $7.9 million from the federal government this year through a gas tax rebate.
This sector accounted for 5.6% of the employment in the HRM and 26.2% of the province’s employment in manufacturing.
has purchased 139 new cars to operate a business passenger service between Halifax and Montréal.  They are fully accessible for disabled passengers.  There was a settlement reached between CN and their railway workers, primarily in cargo transportation.  The contract gave a 3% wage increase and a $1,000 signing bonus.
www.hrsdc.gc.ca /asp/gateway.asp?hr=en/ns/lmi/ALMP2004/hfx.shtml&hs=ns0   (3590 words)

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