Storm Watch 2020: Closures and Cancellations

Here is a list of closures and cancellations for Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020.


Public school closures

  • Halifax Regional Centre for Education
  • South Shore Regional Centre for Education
  • Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education
  • Strait Regional Centre for Education
  • Tri-County Regional Centre for Education
  • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools
  • Halifax Christian Academy’s Armdale Campus and the early childhood centre in Tmberlea
  • Halifax Grammar School

Post-secondary school closures

  • Dalhousie University
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • University of King’s College
  • Nova Scotia Community College (Metro, Cape Breton, Annapolis Valley, Cumberland, Kingstec, Lunenburg, Pictou and Truro campuses) 
  • Cape Breton University (an update will be provided at 11 a.m.)
  • St. Francis Xavier University


  • There are several delays and cancellations at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Check your flight status before departing.
  • Some Halifax Transit routes are on snow plans. Expect delays.


  • All curbside collection of garbage, organics, and recyclables in areas normally scheduled for pickup on Wednesday has been cancelled.


  • Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Shipyard, Marine Fabricators & Woodside Industries will partially close, with all production activities stopped until midnight.
  • The Halifax Seaport Farmers Market is closed.
  • The Canadian Museum of Immigration is closed.
  • The Museum of Natural History will be delaying its opening until noon.
  • Halifax Public Libraries will delay opening until 2 p.m.
  • The Discovery Centre will delay opening until noon.
  • The U.S. Consulate office in Halifax is closed.
  • Stadacona, HMC Dockyard, Windsor Park, Willow Park and Shearwater are closed.
  • Warming centre at St. Matt’s on Barrington Street in Halifax opening from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • The Municipal Office and the Waste Management Centre in East Hants will remain closed until at least noon.
  • Region of Queens Municipality Administrative Office will be closed.
  • Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia is closed today.
  • The Avalon Centre is closed.
  • The Canadian Red Cross is delaying opening offices until 11 a.m.
  • The Hockey Nova Scotia office will remain closed today.


  • Anglophone East School District
  • Francophone South School District (Bouctouche, Cap-Pele, Cocagne, Dieppe, Grand-Barachois, Grande-Digue, Memramcook, Moncton, Notre-Dame, Saint-Antoine, Sainte-Anne-de-Kent, Sainte-Marie-de-Kent and Shediac)


  •  Public Schools Branch
  •  La Commission scolaire de langue francaise

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