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  • Regional Police briefly blocked traffic on Robie Street between Almon and North streets Tuesday to investigate a reported suspicious package.

    “Suspicious package” shuts down Robie briefly

    Adam Burns 0

    Regional Police briefly diverted traffic on Robie Street between Almon and North streets Tuesday to investigate a potential suspicious package. Police said a witness reported seeing an unattended backpack in the area, and officers shut down the area as a precaution. Upon further investigation, the backpack was found to contain “clothing etc.,” according to a

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  • Man, 20, dies of injuries from car accident

    The Canadian Press 1

    Police say a 20-year-old man who was injured in a single-vehicle crash last week has died. The RCMP say the crash on Pomquet River Road in Antigonish County happened early in the morning of May 4 when the driver lost control and the vehicle flipped on a turn. The man driving the vehicle and a

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    Cyclist sent to hospital after collision in Halifax

    Adam Burns 2

    Regional Police are investigating after a cyclist was hit by a car in Halifax’s north end. It happened around 2:40 p.m. Monday at the corner of Almon and Robie Streets. Police say the cyclist was traveling east on Almon, when a car traveling in the same direction turned and hit him. The victim is in

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    Vehicle-pedestrian collisions down in March

    Adam Burns 1

    Halifax police say there were 12 vehicle-pedestrian collisions in March – down from 22 in March of 2014. Ten of the incidents took place in Regional Police jurisdiction, with the other two in RCMP territory. Police say so far this year, about half of reported vehicle-pedestrian collisions took place in crosswalks. Of the 50 pedestrians

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  • 17-year-old hit by car in Bedford

    Dan Ahlstrand 1

    Regional Police are investigating a vehicle-pedestrian collision in Bedford that happened Thursday morning. Police were called to the intersection of Rockmanor Drive and Rocky Lake Drive just after 8 a.m. to find a 17-year-old boy suffering from injuries he sustained after being hit by a car. Police say the teen was crossing the street in

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  • Parking meters stick up through a snow bank on Barrington Street.

    Parking ban lifted for the night

    Adam Burns and Zane Woodford 0

    The municipality has lifted enforcement of the winter parking ban for the night. In a release, city spokesperson Jennifer Stairs says crews have made “significant progress” clearing streets over the past 10 days, and all priority roads have been addressed. She says work continues on residential streets, curb cuts and intersections, and asks people not

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  • A car plowed in after being left on the street during Halifax snow removal operations in this February 2015 photo.

    Overnight ban continues; ‘limited’ day parking available

    Adam Burns 0

    The city says it will continue to enforce the winter parking ban from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, but it will allow “limited” on-street parking beginning at 6 a.m. “Officers will use their discretion in targeting parked vehicles that create a safety hazard, impede snow operations or make the road impassable for other cars,

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  • Angus L. MacDonald Bridge (Amanda Debison)

    Macdonald Bridge redecking project to begin Sunday

    Jenn MacNeil and Zane Woodford 0

    This Sunday, The Big Lift project on the Macdonald Bridge gets underway. Alison MacDonald with Halifax Harbour Bridges said over the next 18 months, the Macdonald Bridge will be closed at night to vehicles. “So at 7 p.m. the bridge will close and it will open again at 5:30 a.m., and that will happen Sunday

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  • Vehicle-pedestrian collision sends woman to hospital

    Adam Burns 2

    Regional Police are investigating a vehicle-pedestrian collision that occurred this morning in Dartmouth. A 24-year-old woman was crossing Burnside Drive in a marked crosswalk at Ronald Smith Avenue just before 11, when she was hit by a pickup truck travelling south on Burnside. Police say the weather was clear at the time, and the woman

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  • A car plowed in after being left on the street during Halifax snow removal operations in this February 2015 photo.

    Winter parking ban in effect for Monday night

    Adam Burns 1

    The city says it will continue enforcing the overnight winter parking ban tonight. On-street parking is prohibited between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. Tuesday morning to allow the city to continue snow- and ice-clearing operations. The city is also using temporary no-parking signs on streets where it’s particularly difficult to navigate around parked cars.