Weather Alert: Tropical Storm Chris – U.S. Consulate General Halifax, Canada

Weather Alert: Tropical Storm Chris – U.S. Consulate General Halifax, Canada (July 9, 2018) Location: Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador) Event:  Environment Canada has issued a Tropical Cyclone Information Statement for Tropical Storm Chris – now forming in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina ( https://weather.gc.ca/hurricane/statements_e.html ...
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Public Invited to U.S. Memorial Day Ceremony at Deadman’s Island, Halifax

Historians have concluded that nearly 200 American Prisoners of the War of 1812 died while confined on Melville Island, on the Northwest Arm in Halifax, and are buried on Deadman’s Island. On Monday, May 28 from 11:00a.m.–12:00p.m., the U.S. Consulate General in Halifax and U.S. Navy Exchange Officers in Halifax will honor these American servicemen. ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Halifax, Canada (May 11, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Halifax, Canada May 11, 2018 Location:  Canada, countrywide Event:  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  ...
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Founder of ‘World Without Hate’ Meets Survivors of the 2017 Quebec City Mosque Shooting

“The journey I’ve taken moved me from a place of pain on the deepest level to a place of hope for a kinder world, a world without violence, a world without victims, and a world without hate.” – Rais Bhuiyan, Founder & President of World Without Hate After being shot in the face by Mark ...
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U.S. Consul to Provide Services to U.S. Citizens in St. John’s, NL February 2-3, 2018

U.S. CONSUL TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO U.S. CITIZENS IN ST. JOHN’S, NL FEBRUARY 2-3, 2018 The U.S. Consulate General in Halifax is pleased to announce that a U.S. consular officer will be in St. John’s, Newfoundland Friday, February 2, 2018 and Saturday, February 3, 2018 to provide consular services for U.S. citizens. This trip is ...
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Canadian experts to participate in U.S. exchange program on sustainably growing the “Blue Economy”

Canadian experts in environmental policy and conservation will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from August 14 to 23 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on the oceans and their economic viability. The participants will explore the challenge of sustainably growing the “blue economy.”
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Young Canadian leaders travel to United States as Youth Ambassadors

Media Advisory July 18, 2017 For immediate release Young Canadian leaders travel to United States as Youth Ambassadors The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Plattsburgh and Fulbright Canada, is pleased to announce the selection of 18 outstanding Canadian youth community leaders and two Canadian adult educators ...
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American Gifts for a Canadian Birthday: The U.S. Mission to Canada Tells a Story of Friendship to Honor 150 Years

"Canada 150" is the talk of the country in 2017. To mark the occasion, the U.S. Mission to Canada designed two bilingual exhibits that are touring the country over the course of the year. "Northern Stars" chronicles 150 years of U.S.-Canadian relations.
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CBP Offers Tips to Expedite Cross-Border Travel during Busy Easter Weekend

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers that there will be increased traffic volumes associated with Good Friday and Easter weekend beginning April 14; however there are a number of tips to help expedite cross-border travel.
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U.S. Election Night 2016

The Chateau Laurier Ballroom buzzed with excitement as hundreds of invited guests arrived to join Ambassador Heyman at the U.S. Embassy’s election night event on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Trimmed in red, white, and blue, it was the perfect setting to witness Americans choose their next president. Ambassador Heyman kicked off the evening by welcoming ...
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CBP, CBSA Announces Special Trusted Traveler Enrollment Center Blitz

Do you want to avoid longer lines and cross the northern border quicker into the U.S. or Canada? Have you been waiting a while to complete your trusted traveler application for Global Entry, NEXUS or FAST? If you answered yes to either of those questions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Canada Border ...
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U.S. Embassy, Consulates Launch Voter Outreach Initiatives during Absentee Voter Week

In recognition of the U.S. Federal Voting Assistance Program’s Absentee Voter Week (September 26-October 3), the U.S. Embassy and U.S. consulates throughout Canada will offer a series of events designed to encourage voter participation by U.S. citizens residing in Canada and to provide information on voting procedures for Americans residing outside the United States.
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Canadians Travel to United States for Program on Anti-Radicalization and Countering Violent Extremism among Youth

Canadian community leaders will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from July 18 to August 5 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
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2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Delegates from Canada

The Embassy of the United States in Ottawa announces that 12 Canadian participants have been selected as delegates to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California.
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Canadians Travel to United States for Program on Educational Exchanges

Senior administrators from Canadian universities and colleges will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from June 5 to June 15 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). They will have the opportunity to learn strategies for expanding international student exchange programs and strengthen professional coordination with academic administrators in the United States. ...
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Canadians Travel to United States for Program on Women in STEM Professions

Canadian experts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from March 21-29 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). They will have the opportunity to learn about U.S. policy initiatives and programs to strengthen STEM education and career paths among women, particularly in under-served and ...
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Canadians Travel to United States for Program on Anti-Radicalization and Combating Violent Extremism

Canadian experts who work on countering violent extremism among youth will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from March 7-25 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
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Embassy and Consulates to Mark Black History Month Through the Arts

The Embassy of the United States and its Consulates across Canada are preparing to commemorate Black History Month through a series of events that will use the arts to encourage understanding and discussion. The premier event will be an exhibit of paintings by the Florida Highwaymen at Ottawa’s SAW Gallery. The exhibit, curated by Guy ...
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Deputy Secretary, Defense Leaders Discuss International Security at Halifax Forum

Republished from defense.gov . The global meeting held here every year, the Halifax International Security Forum, draws 300 people from 60 countries and this year focused its attention on threats to democracy. To Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and senior defense officials in attendance here yesterday, the most critical threats to the United States and its ...
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Atlantic Alumni Gather in Halifax

Atlantic Canada is fortunate to be home to a number of alumni of various Department of State exchange programs such as the International Voluntary Leadership Program (IVLP), Fulbright, the Youth Ambassador Program, and Museums Connect. The morning of October 29th saw nearly 20 Atlantic Alumni gather at the beautiful new Halifax Central Library for a ...
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Halifax Welcomes New Consul General

September 28th was a lovely summer-like evening when Ambassador Bruce Heyman and Country Public Affairs Officer Kay Mayfield were on hand for a reception to welcome Consul General Steven Giegerich to Halifax. Over 100 people gave a warm Atlantic Canadian welcome to CG Giegerich, his husband Daniel Chauzy, and their daughter.
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Stuart Milk Attends Pride Events in Halifax

Consulate Halifax was pleased to help sponsor Stuart Milk, from the Harvey Milk Foundation, on his visit to Halifax for Halifax Pride 2015. While in Halifax, Stuart Milk took part in many events including a screening of the Academy Award winning movie about his uncle, “The Times of Harvey Milk.” He also participated in a ...
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American Entrepreneur Ingrid Vanderveldt Engages Audience in Halifax

On July 9 Consulate Halifax was very pleased to host Ingrid Vanderveldt, American entrepreneur, investor, internationally renowned speaker, and CEO of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020. While in Halifax, Ingrid had lunch with entrepreneurs and academics and discussed her strategies for being successful with almost 100 entrepreneurs at the Centre for Women in Business ...
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Ambassador Heyman visits New Brunswick and PEI

Consul General Richard Riley was pleased to accompany Ambassador Heyman on his visit to New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, May 31st to June 2nd. While in New Brunswick, Ambassador Heyman met with Premier Brian Gallant, Moncton Mayor LeBlanc, and several business leaders and was the keynote speaker at the New Brunswick Trade Days Luncheon. ...
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Memorial Day Service in Halifax

On Monday, May 25th U.S. Memorial Day was marked in Halifax by the annual ceremony at Deadman’s Island. The ceremony commemorates the nearly 200 American prisoners of The War of 1812 buried at that site. The U.S. Consul General in Halifax, the U.S. Navy Exchange Officers, and the Canadian military joined together to honor these ...
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State Alumni Thank CG Riley

On May 12, 2015 Consul General Richard Riley invited members of the Atlantic Canada State Alumni Network to meet Karen Choe-Fichte, Acting Office Director of the Canada Desk in Washington D.C. The Alumni, who represent a diverse group of interests, were able to give an informative overview of many issues in Atlantic Canada. The Alumni ...
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Earth Day Art Contest Prizes Awarded

Just in time for Earth Day, Consul General Richard Riley visited three schools in the Halifax/Dartmouth area to deliver the top prizes in the Consulate’s 2015 Earth Day Art Contest. The winning students talked about how their art work depicted what Earth day meant to them. Along with the prizes presented to the students, Consul ...
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Earth Day Art Contest Judging

On April 13 Consul General Riley along with Liz Crocker from Woozles and Tristan Cleveland from the Ecology Action Centre took on the very difficult task of judging the Halifax Consulate’s 2015 Earth Day Art Contest. With almost 200 entries from students across Halifax, the task of choosing just three winners and a few honourable ...
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Consul General Riley Attends IDERD Event

Consul General Richard Riley was pleased to address the large crowd gathered at Canadian Forces Base Halifax to mark the Canadian Military’s celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The first time the event has been held outside of Military Headquarters in Ottawa, the event was also addressed by Dr. Don ...
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Rare Military Honor for HMCS Toronto

On February 20, 2015 Consul General Richard Riley was pleased to join U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert to honor HMCS Toronto with the U.S. Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation. HMCS Toronto was recognized for the significant impact it had disrupting the flow of drugs during its deployment in 2013-14. This rare honor marks ...
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African Heritage Month in Nova Scotia

On February 5th, the U.S. Consulate General-Halifax was pleased to participate in the African History Month opening ceremony, which was held at the new Halifax Central Library. Consul Scott Whitmore joined several dignitaries including the Lieutenant Governor and the Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs, in recognizing the efforts of so many to continue promoting ...
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Author Marsha Haygood visits Halifax

In October, U.S. Consulate Halifax was pleased to help sponsor a visit to Halifax by Marsha Haygood co-author of the Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women. While in Halifax, Ms. Haygood worked with the Black Business Initiative, African Canadian Women in the Public Service, and The Nova Scotia Advisory Council ...
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Performing “Life in a Jar”

In November, as part of Holocaust Education Week, U.S. Consulate Halifax helped sponsor several performances in Halifax of Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Story. This play, developed by a group of three high school students in Kansas, depicts the story of Irena Sendler who helped 2500 Jewish children and adults escape from the ...
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Ambassador and Mrs. Heyman visit Prince Edward Island

Ambassador and Mrs. Heyman spent a busy week in Prince Edward Island attending the 55th Annual Premiers’ Conference and the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference, which was the first step towards Canadian Confederation. Ambassador Heyman held meetings with several premiers, local business leaders, and provincial ministers. He also co-led a discussion on U.S./Canada trade ...
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Former NASA Astronaut Visits Halifax

Former NASA Astronaut, Dr. Mary Ellen Weber visited Halifax and Truro, NS from May 14-18. She spoke to hundreds of students from grade primary to grade 12, teachers, guidance counsellors and, at one school, where she was visiting on “grandparents” day, she met lots of grandparents. All who met her were fascinated by her descriptions ...
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Earth Day Art Contest

Consul Scott Whitmore delivered prizes to the top three winners in the U.S. Consulate’s 2014 Earth Day Art Contest. We had a record number of entries received this year so the job of the judges was a tough one but Grade 5 student Leah of Hammonds Plains Consolidated School was our first place winner. She ...
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Do you have questions about NCAA course requirements for Nova Scotia student-athletes?

During the month of February, Nova Scotia high school students will be picking their courses for next year. For student-athletes, who plan to apply for NCAA scholarships in the United States, this is a very important time to make sure they pick the right courses. To help guide these students, their parents, teachers, coaches, and ...
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