News release

Localized State of Emergency Renewed

The province is renewing the localized state of emergency under the authority of the Emergency Management Act to finish work at and around the building on South Park Street in Halifax.

“Although the crane has been removed safely, there is still work to be done to clean up the site,” said Chuck Porter, Minister responsible for emergency management. “The renewal order ensures the continued safety of those completing the work at the site. We have the option to end the state of emergency early if is it no longer needed.”

The localized state of emergency has been renewed for 14 days, until Nov 13.

Quick Facts:

  • the localized emergency area is defined as the city block within the boundaries of Cathedral Lane, and bordered by Brenton Street, Brenton Place and Spring Garden Road
  • government declared a localized state of emergency at the site where the crane rests on Sept. 18. It was renewed on Oct. 2 and Oct. 16
  • Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Services is responsible for the evacuation order affecting residential and business tenants. Businesses at 1459 South Park St., 1463 South Park St. and 1477 South Park St. remain under the Sept. 9 evacuation order

Additional Resources:

Emergency Management Act:

Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office emergency webpage:


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