Winter storm brings slew of cancellations across Annapolis Valley

Published on February 12, 2017

Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Nova Scotia - with potential amounts ranging from 30 to 60 centimetres.

©Lawrence Powell

ANNAPOLIS VALLEY, N.S. - A powerful blizzard is dropping snow and powerful winds across Nova Scotia - and with that, delays and cancellations are affecting services and institutions all over the province.

We’ll be updating this page with cancellations throughout the day as they come in:

Schools -


All AVRSB schools, offices and worksites will be closed Monday, February 13 due to forecast winter storm conditions.


All CCRSB schools, offices & worksites closed tomorrow, Monday, February 13, 2017

Students, parents, guardians & school board staff are advised that all schools, offices and work sites in the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board, will be closed February 13, 2017, due to the impending weather. This includes the counties of Cumberland, Colchester and Pictou, as well as the Municipality of East Hants.

This also means that any scheduled Grade Primary registration sessions for tomorrow are also cancelled.


All HRSB schools and offices are closed on Monday, February 13, 2017 due to the forecasted blizzard.


Akerley Campus: Closed
Amherst Learning Centre: Closed
Annapolis Valley Campus: Closed
Aviation Institute: Closed
Burridge Campus: Closed
Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS): Closed
Cumberland Campus: Closed
Digby Learning Centre: Closed
Institute of Technology Campus: Closed
Kingstec Campus: Closed
Lunenburg Campus: Closed
Marconi Campus: Closed
Pictou Campus: Closed
Shelburne Campus: Closed
Strait Area Campus: Closed
Truro Campus: Closed
Wagmatcook Learning Centre: Closed
Waterfront Campus: Closed

Acadia University

Acadia University campus will be closed today, Monday, Feb. 13, due to current weather conditions.


Health - 

Nova Scotia Health Authority  

All ambulatory (outpatient) clinics  in the Halifax area (not including IWK Health Centre) and West Hants are closed today (Monday Feb 13)

*For patients on chemotherapy, radiation therapy and dialysis, please contact the unit directly.

·If you have a scheduled appointment at an NSHA facility Monday, Feb. 13., please only come if it is safe to do so. If you cannot attend, your appointment or treatment will be rescheduled.

·Elective surgeries at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Hants Community Hospital and Dartmouth General Hospital have been cancelled Monday, Feb. 13.. Patients are being contacted to advise them.

·Some ambulatory (outpatient) clinics have been cancelled Monday, Feb. 13. and patients are being notified.

·The following blood collection locations will be closed Monday, Feb. 13.:


     -Bayers Road

     -St Margarets

     -Twin Oaks


     -Eastern Shore

David Manning's Internal Medicine Clinic at Cobequid will be closed Monday, Feb 13.   (Patients will be contacted Feb. 13 in the A.M.)

Hyperbaric Unit - all treatments cancelled Monday, Feb. 13.

Geriatric Day Hospital Program  cancelled Monday, Feb. 13.

All mental health and addictions services taking place at Cole Harbour Place are cancelled Monday, Feb. 13.

Mental Health Courts are cancelled Monday, Feb. 13.

All community and outpatient mental health and addictions services including Connections Dartmouth/Halifax are cancelled Monday, Feb. 13 including following specialty outpatient clinics:

     -Sleep Disorders Clinic

     -Eating Disorders Clinic

     -Mood Disorders Clinic

     -Early Psychosis Program

     -ECT clinic

     -Operational Sress Injury Clinic

     -Centre for Emotions and Health


All rehab services at Cobequid Community Health Centre are cancelled Monday, Feb. 13.

The STD clinic at the VG site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre is cancelled Monday, Feb. 13.

Diagnostic imaging services at Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital are cancelled Monday, Feb. 13.

Endocopy clinics at the VG site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Cobequid Community Health Centre, and Dartmouth General Hospital are cancelled Monday, Feb. 13.

MS Clinic & Dalhousie MS Research Unit at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre is closed Monday, Feb. 13.

•All Community Health Team locations are closed Monday Feb. 13.

All mental health and addictions community and outpatient services in HRM/West Hants closed Feb. 13

Services are delayed at the Lloyd. E. Matheson Centre in Elmsdale on Monday, Feb. 13.

The walk-in x-ray service at Western Kings Memorial Health Centre in Berwick will be closed Feb. 13 due to the forecasted weather.

 For access to walk-in x-ray services please visit Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville  (Mon-Fri 8-4p.m.) or Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton (Mon-Fri 8-4p.m.).

All elective surgeries at Valley Regional Hospital, South Shore Regional Hospital and Yarmouth Regional Hospital are being cancelled for tomorrow, Feb 13. Patients are being contacted to advise them.

The walk-in X-ray service at Annapolis Community Health Centre in Annapolis Royal will be closed Feb. 13 due to the weather. 

For access to walk-in x-ray services please visit Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton (Mon-Fri 8-4p.m.).


Government -

Access Nova Scotia

All Access Nova Scotia offices across the province will be closed on Feb. 13.

Government offices

Due to the pending storm, all provincial government offices in mainland Nova Scotia will be closed Feb. 13.

Cape Breton offices will remain open, however, the situation will be re-evaluated at 11 a.m. and a further update may be provided.

Justice Centres

UPDATE: Justice Centres closing in Kentville, Windsor, Yarmouth, Bridgewater, Antigonish, Pictou, Annapolis, Digby and Shubenacadie.  

Middleton Town Hall administrative offices closed today.

Travel -

Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Several flights have been cancelled or delayed due to the storm - for a full list of flights click here.


Libraries -

Annapolis Royal Library Closed Monday February 13
The library will be closed due to blizzard conditions

Bookmobile Service cancelled today, Monday, February 13th
The Bookmobile service to the East Dalhousie and Springfield areas is cancelled for today, February 13th, due to weather conditions.

The AVRL Administration Office will be closed Monday, February 13, due to weather.

Kentville Library is closed Mon Feb 13.
The Kentville Library is closed for the day Mon Feb 13 due to weather conditions.

If AVRSB schools are closed due to inclement winter weather, either across the valley, or in a particular county/area - then all children's library programs for that day in that area will be cancelled as well.


Recreation -

Ski Martock - Closed Feb. 13, 2017

Bridgetown Arena closed today.

Canada Post -

Yellow Alert - Mail delivery issue:

Severe weather conditions are currently impeding mail delivery in rural regions of Nova Scotia, notably Digby and Antigonish. While every effort is being made to deliver the mail, some customers may not receive mail today. Once the conditions improve, normal delivery will resume.



All stores on mainland NS will be closed today, as well as the head office.  

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