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Fiona-related closures and cancellations (updated Wednesday afternoon)

The Fiona clean up continues
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Here's a list of comfort centres in HRM that are open Wednesday.

Here's what is closed and cancelled.


Unless your principal tells you otherwise, Halifax Regional Centre for Education and metro CSAP classes are back in session Wednesday.

The education centre announced on Tuesday night that Upper Musquodoboit Consolidated would open Wednesday after having power restored.

As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, HRCE said only Atlantic View Elementary was still without power, and therefore those students have the day off.

Dalhousie University campuses will open Wednesday with classes resuming.

Saint Mary's University classes and campus activities resume Wednesday.

Classes resume Wednesday at NSCC's Ivany, IT and Akerley campuses. The Aviation Institute will reopen Thursday.


The MACPASS Customer Service Centre is closed to walk-in customers Wednesday, but you can email, call 902-463-3100, or find services online at .

Curbside solid waste collection is cancelled for Wednesday on Prospect Road. A supplemental green cart collection (and double the garbage bag limits) for this area will occur on Wednesday, October 12.

Curbside solid waste collection will continue as usual on Thursday,


Some Nova Scotians scheduled for a COVID-19 or other vaccination this week may need to rebook their appointments because of the impact of power outages on vaccine supplies.


It's not related to Fiona, but the Macdonald Bridge closes at 7 p.m. Thursday for maintenance, reopening at 5:30 a.m. Monday.

If you encounter a traffic light that's not working, treat is as an all-way stop.


Ball diamonds and sport fields remain closed Wednesday.

Most recreation facilities have reopened Wednesday, but some still don't have power or are being used for comfort centres.

Fairview Lawn Cemetery reopens Wednesday.

Some provincial day-use parks have re-opened. The remaining day-use parks will be re-opened when it is safe to do so.

If you have an upcoming reservation at Battery, Blomidon, Ellenwood Lake, Graves Island, Rissers Beach, The Islands, Thomas Raddall, Valleyview, Annapolis County or Whycocomagh, those provincial camping parks reopen Wednesday.

Cape Chignecto and Porters Lake are also able to reopen Wednesday

Updates regarding the status of Dollar Lake, Caribou, and Five Islands are expected later this week.

Amherst Shore and Mira River have sustained significant damage and will remain closed for the remainder of the 2022 camping season.

Kejimkujik camping services, both front-country and backcountry, the Visitor Centre, and all other public facilities will open as of Thursday,

Georges Island reopens this weekend.

York Redoubt remains temporarily closed for tree removal; please check the Parks Canada website for updates in the coming weeks.


Some businesses may be closed. It's best to call ahead or check social media/websites before heading out.

Meghan Groff

About the Author: Meghan Groff

Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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