Fiona: Maritime cancellations and closures

Post-tropical storm Fiona has brought heavy wind and rain conditions to Atlantic Canada – here is a list of cancellations and closures across the region due to the storm.

NOVA SCOTIA

Transportation:

  • Canso Causeway Canal has reopened to all vehicle traffic.
  • WestJet suspending Halifax operations until Sunday morning.
  • Halifax Transit, Access-A-Bus and ferry services are suspended.
  • Both Halifax Harbour bridges, Mackay and Macdonald, have reopened to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
  • The CAT high-speed ferry service between Yarmouth, N.S. and Bar Harbor, ME has been cancelled for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
  • Marine Atlantic has suspended ferry crossings between Port aux Basques, N.L. and North Sydney, N.S. between Friday and Sunday.
  • All Saturday sailings are cancelled for MV Confederation and MV Saaremaa 1 service between Wood Islands, P.E.I and Caribou, N.S.
  • MV Fundy Rose service between Saint John NB and Digby NS is cancelled for Saturday.

Parks:

  • All provincial campgrounds, beaches and day-use parks and the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park are closed.
  • Parks Canada advises visitors of the temporary closure of all national parks and national historic sites in Mainland Nova Scotia beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 (including Halifax Citadel, Georges Island, Grand-Pre, Fort Anne, Port-Royal, Kejimkujik, Kejimkujik Seaside, and Sable Island).
  • All Halifax-area ball diamonds, sport fields, and all weather fields remain closed Saturday and Sunday.
  • Shubie Park and Point Pleasant Park are closed. The public is being asked to avoid municipal parks while officials mend to damage.
  • The Halifax Public Gardens will remain closed over the weekend.
  • All camping accommodations in Cape Breton Highlands National Park are closed.
  • The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, including the reconstructed town, Kennington Cove, Lighthouse trail and green spaces will be closed until futher notice.
  • The Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site will be closed Sunday.
  • Neils Harbour to Ingonish will remain closed.
  • French Mountain will remain closed.

Events:

  • Autism Nova Scotia: Walk Your Way will now be a virtual event, date TBD
  • The Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market will be closed Sunday, Sept. 25.
  • Rum Runners Relay postponed to 2023
  • Special Olympics Convoy (moved to Oct. 15)
  • Caleb’s Superhero Walk, Run, Fly! (moved to 2023)
  • King’s Co-op Bookstore (closed Friday and Saturday)
  • The annual Nova Scotia Breast Cancer Reconnect and Revive Retreat planned for Sept 23-25
  • Potluck/music night at Port La Tour Baptist Church rescheduled to Oct. 1
  • Lumiere Cape Breton’s Art at Night Festival’s main event, originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, will now take place on Saturday, Oct. 1.
  • The Comic Strippers at Th’YARC in Yarmouth on Sept. 24.
  • LE James Joyce will be closed to the public on Sept. 23 and 24.
  • Hants County Exhibition (cancelled)
  • Halifax Oyster Festival (postponed)
  • Halifax Wanderers Saturday game (moved to Sunday)
  • All Bluenose II cruises until Sunday.
  • Hop Scotch hip hop music festival.

Schools:

  • Mount Saint Vincent University campus, library and gym are closed until further notice.
  • St. Francis Xavier University (except for Morrison Hall) is closed until Monday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. Essential services (security, residences etc) will remain in operation.
  • Saint Mary’s University campus is closed, with possibility to reopen Monday. Fall convocation ceremonies scheduled for Friday and Saturday are postponed to a later date.
  • Nova Scotia Community College’s Pictou campus is closed.
  • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design is closed.

Businesses:

  • Halifax Shopping Centre is closed Saturday.
  • Mic Mac Mall is closed Saturday.
  • Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Libraries is closed Saturday.
  • Pictou-Antigonish Regional Libraries is closed on Saturday.
  • Halifax Regional Public Libraries is closed on Saturday.

Hospitals:

Halifax, Dartmouth, Eastern Shore, and West Hants:

  • Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital’s emergency department will reopen Sunday at 12 a.m.
  • Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital’s emergency department will reopen Sunday at 7 a.m.
  • Black Point Community Centre PHMU clinic has been cancelled Saturday.
  • Kinney Place Outreach Vaccine clinic cancelled Saturday.
  • Community-based blood collection at Woodlawn, St. Margaret’s Bay, Bayers Road, and Spryfield are closed Saturday.
  • COVID-19 testing centres closed Saturday.

Cape Breton Island, Antigonish, Guysborough County:

  • Guysborough Memorial Hospital’s emergency department will reopen Saturday at 8 p.m.
  • Strait Richmond Hospital’s emergency department is closed until Sunday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.
  • Victoria County Memorial Hospital’s emergency department will transition into a temporary urgent care centre Oct. 3 at 8 a.m.
  • Glace Bay Hospital’s emergency department is closed until further notice due to the unavailability of physicians and nurses.
  • New Waterford Consolidated Hospital’s emergency department is closed for facility maintenance.
  • Northside General Hospital’s urgent treatment centre is open Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays & Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 902-794-8966 to book an appointment.
  • Millville Community Centre PHMU clinic is cancelled
  • COVID-19 testing centres closed.

Colchester County, Municiaplity of East Hants, Cumberland County, and Pictou County:

  • North Cumberland Memorial Hospital Centre in Pugwash is closed Saturday.
  • Aberdeen Hospital’s mental health and addictions services in Pictou are closed Saturday.

Annapolis and Kings Counties, Digby, Shelburne, Yarmouth Counties, Lunenburg and Queens Counties:

  • Queens General Hospital’s emergency department will reopen Monday at 8 a.m.
  • Roseway Hospital’s emergency department will reopen Sunday at 8 a.m.
  • The after-hours clinic at Eastern Kings Memorial Health Centre will reopen Monday at 5 p.m.
  • Public Health mobile testing at the New Minas Fire Department has been cancelled.

NEW BRUNSWICK

  • MV Fundy Rose service between Saint John NB and Digby NS is cancelled for Saturday.
  • Edmundston Regional Hospital will temporary suspend pediatric services due to staffing shortages. A pediatrician is still available, on call. This interruption will not affect obstetrical service.
  • University of Moncton campus will be closed Saturday.
  • Several flights scheduled for Saturday out of Moncton and Saint John have been cancelled.

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

  • All Saturday sailings are cancelled for MV Confederation and MV Saaremaa 1 service between Wood Islands, P.E.I and Caribou, N.S.
  • Access PEI Charlottetown is closed Saturday.
  • Confederation Bridge has reopened to all vehicle traffic.
  • All PEI Provincial Park campgrounds and day areas have been closed.
  • Discover Charlottetown’s Street Feast is rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8
  • The 2022 Harvest Home Festival has been cancelled.
  • P.E.I. Beer Festival has been postponed until Feb. 10 and 11, 2023.
  • All public libraries are closed Saturday.
  • Access P.E.I. Charlottetown
  • Holland College campus is closed on Saturday.
  • University of Prince Edward Island will remain closed Sunday and Monday. All classes have been cancelled.

SPORTS

AUS:

  • Women’s soccer, Moncton @ STFX postponed.
  • Men’s Soccer, Moncton @ STFX postponed to a later date.
  • Women’s Soccer, UNB @ Cape Breton postponed to a later date.
  • Men’s Soccer, UNB @ Cape Breton postponed to a later date.
  • Women’s Soccer, Moncton @ Cape Breton postponed.
  • Men’s Soccer, Moncton @ Cape Breton postponed.
  • Women’s Soccer, UNB @STFX postponed to a later date.
  • Men’s Soccer, UNB @STFX postponed to a later date.
  • Men’s hockey, Acadia University @ Université de Moncton Saturday game cancelled

QMJHL:

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League is postponing the following games, which will be rescheduled at a later date:

  • Saturday: Charlottetown vs. Halifax
  • Sunday: Halifax vs. Charlottetown
  • Sunday: Acadie-Bathurst vs. Saint John
  • Monday: Cape Breton vs. Moncton

Canadian Premier League:

  • The Halifax Wanderers upcoming match against Pacific FC has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Sept. 27.

More updates to come…

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