Government Documents

Halifax Regional Municipality

Halifax municipal records are a great source of information about the history and development of our city. The Local History Room at Central Library collects municipal annual reports and budgets, planning and development studies, committee reports, council minutes, bylaws, and city charters. The Alderney Gate Public Library houses similar materials for the former Dartmouth City.

Here are some examples of municipal records:

  • Halifax Annual Reports: 1857 (with gaps) - 1921
  • Halifax Budget: 1917 - present
  • Halifax Council Minutes: 1890 - present
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia School for the Blind Report: 1963 - 1976

Nova Scotia

The Local History Room at Central Library houses a number of Nova Scotia government documents. We have budgets, annual reports, department studies, Royal Gazettes, legal statutes, statistics and white papers. For example:

  • Nova Scotia. Department of Public Health. Annual Report: 1948 - 1986
  • Nova Scotia. House of Assembly Debates (Hansard): 1967 - present
  • Nova Scotia. Royal Gazette I: 1965 - present
  • Nova Scotia. Royal Gazette II: 1973 - present
  • Nova Scotia. Statutes: 1827 - present
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