International Day of People with Disabilities 2022

We are pleased to celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD), December 3, through an online platform. Halifax Regional Municipality and Halifax Public Libraries, in collaboration with members of the community, have put together this virtual portal to celebrate the disability community in HRM. This year’s theme is “Fighting for Rights in the Post-COVID-19 Era."
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Whatever Happened to Freshwater Brook? – A Brief and Not At All Definitive History

Wet, swampy, earth that fed multiple rivers and streams was once abundant in scenes in and around Halifax. One of the most substantial of these waterways was Freshwater River, or Freshwater Brook. If you were to go for a stroll downtown today you might have trouble finding it. So what happened to this water source? Where did it go and where can we find it today? Let’s take a look at the history of Freshwater Brook and discover where it might be hiding.
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