The U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower is now drawing a lot of eyes to the water.
The nuclear powered aircraft carrier is in Halifax to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday. There’s roughly 3,000 sailors aboard the IKE for the Halifax visit, when she’s deployed that number jumps to approximately 5,000 with a full Air Wing.
If you were hoping for some great pictures from the floating boardwalk on the Halifax waterfront, well it won’t be open to the public in time for the long weekend. When it’s finished it will run from Cable Warf to Acadia Warf. Waterfront Development expects to have a “soft launch” of the sea bridge sometime next week with the hope of opening to the public the weekend of July 8-9.
Uploading photo’s to your social media won’t hurt your Data in certain spots downtown now. Free Public wifi lauched yesterday Dartmouth Waterfront and Grand Parade at City Hall. During this initial phase of deployment, it is expected that users may experience some connectivity interruption. WiFi service at these sites will continue to be assessed and service will be optimized over the coming days and weeks.
Shortly before 6:00pm police responded to a Fraud in progress call at the CIBC on Portland Street. Bank staff noted a man in the bank who was attempting to complete some suspicious transactions and notified police. Steven Kimbau of Montreal has been Charged with one count each of fraud over $5000, fraud under $5000, resisting arrest, two counts of identity fraud and two counts of uttering forged documents.