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Halifax is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia. It is commonly known as Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). Halifax municipality has a population of 403,131; however, the urban area centered on Halifax Harbour has a population of 316,701. The history of Halifax can be traced to four former municipalities, namely, Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, and Halifax County. These municipalities were merged in 1996 to form the present Halifax.

Several private sector companies and government services are concentrated in Halifax. This makes the city a major economic center in Atlantic Canada. The major economic generators in the city include IMP Group, Bell Aliant, the Department of National Defense, the Nova Scotia Health Authority, as well as government, universities, and banks. The municipality’s rural area has several resource industries which include fishing, mining, natural gas extraction, forestry, and agriculture.

Majority of Halifax residents are Christians (about 71.49%). Minor religious groups include Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikh, and so forth. Furthermore, the city of Halifax is a major cultural center in Nova Scotia and the Atlantic provinces in general. It has several art galleries, museums and theatres, and so forth. Some of the top attractions in Halifax include Symphony Nova Scotia, the Khyber, Halifax Pop Explosion, Neptune Theatre, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and so forth.

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Best Walk-in Eye Clinics in Halifax

According to Yelp, the best walk-in eye clinics in Halifax are:

  • Ocean Optometry - Downtown Halifax, 5240 Blowers Street, Halifax, NS B3J 1J7 - (902) 446-4470
  • Insight Optometry - Downtown Halifax, 1575 Brunswick Street, Halifax, NS B3J 2G1 - (902) 422-4444
  • Family Vision Clinic - Clayton Park, 287 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS B3M 3Y7 - (902) 457-2224
  • Eyes on Lacewood - Clayton Park, 362 Lacewood Dr, Halifax, NS B3S 1M7 - (902) 446-9090
  • Vogue Optical - North End, 3045 Robie Street, Halifax, NS B3K 4P6 - (902) 454-2043

Best Pharmacies in Halifax

The following is a list of the lowest dispensing fees/ or best pharmacies in Halifax:

  • The Medicine Shoppe - West End, 2958 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS B3L
  • Your Pharmacist - Clayton Park, 366 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS B3S 1M7
  • Guardian Pharmacy - 6199 Coburg Road, Halifax, NS B3H 1Z8
  • Withrow’s Pharmasave - North End, 2151 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS B3K 3B5
  • Moffatt’s Pharmacy - North End, 2751 Gladstone Street, Halifax, NS B3K 6R8


Best Dental Clinics in Halifax

The following is a list of the best dental clinics in Halifax area:

  • Halifax Dental Group - 260-5991 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 1Y6
  • Daniel Daniel Dentistry - 6417 Lady Hammond Road, Halifax, NS B3K 2S4
  • Robie Street Dental Centre - 1584 Robie St, Halifax, NS B3H 3E6
  • Clayton Park Plaza Dentistry - Clayton Park, 70 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS B3M 2P1
  • Trimac Dental Centre - West End, 6950 Mumford Road, Halifax, NS B3L 4W1

Hospitals in Halifax

There are more than 6 hospitals in Halifax. The following are some of the hospitals in the city:

  • Dartmouth General Hospital - 325 Pleasant St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4G8, Canada
  • Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital - 22637 Highway 7, Sheet Harbour, NS B0J 3B0, Canada
  • IWK Health Centre - 5980 University Ave, Halifax, NS B3K 6R8, Canada
  • Nova Scotia Hospital - 300 Pleasant St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 0A5, Canada
  • Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre – 1276 South Park Street; Halifax Nova Scotia
  • Victoria General Hospital - 1276 South Park St, Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9, Canada

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Halifax Health News

Unified Health, a private health care clinic that had its grand opening in Halifax on September 23 plans to open locations in other parts of Canada. The clinic opened its door to the public on August; it offers several services such as the services of a nurse practitioner, out-of-pocket treatment for non-emergency cases and so forth.

So far, Unified Health operates only in Nova Scotia but it is apparent that it has the ambition to expand. Currently, the company already has a Halifax and Cape Breton district managers respectively.

The Halifax District Manager, Julie Harding, said that the CEO is travelling to other parts of Canada with the intention of speaking with other health care professionals who would want to partner with Unified Health. She clearly stated that Unified Health will open other locations but the company is currently determining where the next location will actually be. She also pointed out that the company is currently partnering with Ohana, a nearby health, and wellness clinic. Due to the partnership, Unified Health is in the process of acquiring a clinic in Bradford and is also doing its best to get three clinics in Cape Breton.

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