Today, rain, wind, & 15.
Tonight the temperature stays steady near 16.
Tmrw., the rain ends in the AM then sun, cloud, wind & 11
Thurs., expect sun, cloud, a small chance of showers & 11.
There are no major injuries after a silo exploded in Burnside yesterday afternoon.
Halifax Regional Fire tweeted it got a number of calls about the incident on MacDonald Avenue around 3:20 yesterday.
It said the silo top landed on a car and pieces could be seen 1-thousand feet away.
People reported hearing the blast come from the Quality Concrete site.
Pictures show a large plume of smoke, however Halifax Regional Fire say it was concrete dust and not a fire.
It says it used a drone to survey the debris field.
Investigators have been called to determine the cause.
The city says a new zone-based residential parking system will make it easier for residents to find parking in their neighbourhood as they’re no longer restricted to their street.
Regional Council greenlighted the amended Parking By-law P-1200 Respecting On-Street Parking Permits to try and improve on-street residential parking options.
Permit parking on the peninsula is now divided into zones, with residential permits issued to a zone as opposed to a street block.
This system also better accommodates residents who live on streets where parking is displaced by construction, the installation of bike lanes and priority lanes for buses.
All existing, valid permits remain effective until they expire and residents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with their zone so they can take full advantage of the increased parking options.
A map of each zone is available on Halifax.ca.
The new system also introduces 16 designated spaces on-street for carshare vehicles on the peninsula.
There are six spaces installed in Dartmouth and 10 spaces in Halifax.
Approved carshare organizations can apply for an annual carshare vehicle permit which will allow permit holders to park in zones marked as No Parking Except with Carshare Permit.
Please note that vehicles parking in these spaces without the appropriate permit will be towed.
Some of the other key benefits to the new zone-based residential parking system include:
- Reduces the incidences of blocked driveways by all-day parkers on local streets
- Provides non-local residents with valid parking in high-demand areas without having a negative effect on residential neighbourhoods
- Improves the balance of parking between local and non-local residents
To learn more about the six new parking permits now being offered to provide improved access to on-street parking please visit https://www.halifax.ca/transportation/parking/parking-permits
The province will soon be the first province in Canada to designate a month celebrating its Lebanese culture and heritage.
On Thursday the Premier will proclaim November as Lebanese Heritage Month at an event at the Discovery Centre, in Halifax.
Premier Stephen McNeil says the vision, work ethic, and strong community and family ties of Lebanese Nova Scotians have made our province more diverse and vibrant and helped drive our economy.
The month will also include a flag-raising event at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, in Halifax, on the 22nd.
25 year old Dartmouthian Emanuel Jasmaine Downey is facing charges after assaulting an officer after a traffic stop in Halifax.
Halifax Regional Police say shortly before 11PM Sunday, an officer tried to do a vehicle stop at the Windsor Street exchange.
The vehicle didn’t stop and went to the 3600 block of Mic Mac Street in Halifax where the driver fled on foot.
The officer went after the driver and was trying to arrest him when she was hit in the face with a rock.
The driver fled the area but was later found and arrested.
Downey was in court yesterday to face the following charges:
- evade police
- assault police with a weapon
- Unlawfully in a dwelling
- 2 counts of Resist Arrest
- 2 counts of Breach of Recognizance
- 7 counts of Breach of Probation
Environment Canada says there’s a special weather statement in effect for Halifax as more rain is expected today and tonight.
It says another low pressure system approaching the Maritimes is bringing two periods of heavier rain across lots of the province.
Rain will turn to drizzle in most areas by this afternoon, but then a second and heavier band of rain will move across the province tonight and be gone by tomorrow morning.
Rainfall warnings have been issued for some northern and western counties of the mainland.
These rainfall warnings may be expanded to other areas as the system approaches.
The winds are expected to be weaker than those over the weekend.