Archived from the original on February 1, Retrieved May 12, Mary's West Hants Yarmouth. Ken Jeong is coming to Halifax! The plethora of university and college students contributes to the vibrant youth culture in the region, as well as making it a major centre for university education in eastern Canada.
Halifax is the Atlantic region's central point for radio broadcast and press media. Halifax's print media is centred on its single daily newspaper, the broadsheet Chronicle Herald as well as two free newspapers, the daily commuter-oriented edition of Metro International and the free alternative arts weekly The Coast. Frank provides the municipality with a bi-weekly satirical and gossip magazine. The city has several online daily newspapers.
The Halifax Examiner was founded by the former news editor of The Coast in and, like allNovaScotia , is supported through subscriptions. With a land area of 5, Mother tongue language . The urban area of Halifax 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. The largest employment sectors in the city include trade 36, jobs , health care and social assistance 31, jobs , professional services 19, jobs , education 17, jobs , and public administration 15, jobs.
Halifax is one of Canada's top four container ports in terms of the volume of cargo handled. Agriculture, fishing, mining, forestry and natural gas extraction are major resource industries found in the rural areas of the municipality. Halifax's largest agricultural district is in the Musquodoboit Valley ; the total number of farms in Halifax is , of which are family-owned. Fishing harbours are located along all coastal areas with some having an independent harbour authority, such as the Sheet Harbour Industrial Port,  and others being managed as small craft harbours under the federal Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Other resource industries in Halifax 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.
Limestone is extracted in the Musquodoboit Valley and gold is extracted in Moose River. The Halifax Regional Municipality is governed by a mayor elected at large and a sixteen-person council. Councillors are elected by geographic district, with municipal elections occurring every four years. The current mayor of Halifax is Mike Savage.
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, civic addressing, public works, waste management, and planning and development. The city also has three community councils that consider local matters. Each community council comprises five or six regional councillors representing neighbouring districts.
As the capital city of Nova Scotia, Halifax is also the meeting place of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly , the oldest assembly in Canada and the site of the first responsible government in British North America.
Halifax has a well-developed network of public and private schools, providing instruction from grade primary to grade twelve; public schools are administered by the Halifax Regional School Board , while six public schools are administered by the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial.
The municipality is also home to the following post-secondary educational institutions: The largest of these, Dalhousie University , is Atlantic Canada's premier research-intensive university ranking 7th in Maclean's and th in the world.
This school is host to most of the province's professional schools while other institutions focus primarily though not exclusively on undergraduate education. The plethora of university and college students contributes to the vibrant youth culture in the region, as well as making it a major centre for university education in eastern Canada.
Halifax Harbour is a major port used by numerous shipping lines, administered by the Halifax Port Authority. The harbour is also home to a public ferry service connecting downtown Halifax to two locations in Dartmouth. Sheet Harbour is the other major port in the municipality and serves industrial users on the Eastern Shore.
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 from the Halifax Railway Station three days a week to Montreal with the Ocean , a train equipped with sleeper cars that stops in major centres along the way, such as Moncton.
The Halifax Railway Station also serves as the terminus for Maritime Bus , which serves destinations across the Maritimes. Halifax Stanfield International Airport serves Halifax and most of the province, providing scheduled flights to domestic and international destinations. The airport served 3,, passengers in , making it Canada's eighth busiest airport by passenger traffic.
The urban core is linked by the Angus L. Murray MacKay suspension bridges, as well as the network of series highways which function as expressways. The Armdale traffic circle is an infamous choke point for vehicle movement in the western part of the urban core, especially at rush hour. Public transit is provided by Halifax Transit , which operates standard bus routes, regional express bus routes, as well as the pedestrian-only Halifax-Dartmouth Ferry Service.
Established in , the municipality's ferry service is the oldest continuously running salt water ferry service in North America.
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