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Chicken Shawarma -easy to make

This chicken shawarma dish isn’t as time consuming as the real MacCoy. A traditional shawarma, originating in southern Turkey, is cooked with…
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Residents urged to stay off frozen lakes and ponds throughout the region

Monday, Mar. 30, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that it is no longer safe to be on frozen lakes and ponds as there is noticeable thin ice and open water in many lakes across the region.

This time of year, rising temperatures and snow cover on frozen bodies of water can increase the ice melt significantly each day. Residents are asked to take safety precautions for themselves and their families by avoiding any further recreation activities on frozen lakes and ponds, including walking, snowmobiling and skating.

The municipality is also advising that its ice thickness testing program has concluded for the 2014-15 winter season. Each year as conditions allow, the municipality provides weekly reports based on visual and physical assessments of ice thickness of more than 100 lakes in the Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Sackville, Hammonds Plains, Prospect, Harrietsfield, Hubley, Timberlea and Cole Harbour areas.

For more information on ice safety visit www.redcross.ca/what-we-do/swimming-and-water-safety/swimming,-boating-and-water-safety-tips/ice-safety.


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Government Approves Writeoffs for 2014-15

Government is writing off $12.2 million in unpaid or uncollectable debts as of March 31.

Writeoffs are a routine accounting practice. Debts are written off each year when it is determined they are unlikely to be paid because of personal or commercial bankruptcy, death of the debtor or property foreclosure.

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Structure on McNabs Island to be Burned

The Department of Natural Resources will be burning a structure on McNabs Island on the morning of Tuesday, March 31. Members of the public should not be alarmed if they see smoke and fire on the island on this date.

The structure is an abandoned cottage that is in poor condition.

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Overnight Winter Parking Ban will continue to be enforced 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., Tuesday, Mar. 31

Monday, Mar. 30, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the overnight winter parking ban will continue to be enforced from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., Tuesday, Mar. 31, to assist crews with ongoing snow clearing and removal efforts across the Halifax region.

Crews continue work today to push back Priority 1 main routes and arterials, and Priority 2 residential side streets following 15-20 centimetres of snow accumulation overnight Saturday. Work to clear priority and transit route sidewalks is underway and will continue until all routes and residential sidewalks are complete, including bus stops and accessible parking zones. Overnight tonight crews will focus efforts on widening streets throughout the region as well as clearing targeted catch basins in flood prone areas, in anticipation of forecasted snow and rain overnight and early tomorrow morning.  

Typically, the overnight parking ban is in effect until March 31, and enforced only during bad weather and snow removal operations; however, the municipality has the ability to extend the overnight parking ban regulations until April 15, if winter conditions persist.

The municipal Traffic Authority has taken the step this season to extend the regulations. That means the overnight ban may be enforced past March 31, if it’s needed.

The municipality would like to thank residents for their patience and continued cooperation over the past couple of months. It has been a difficult winter season but your help to find off-street parking has made it safer and easier for crews to clear the streets.

For more information on municipal winter operations, please visit www.halifax.ca/snow.


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