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Nora Bernard Street will replace Halifax’s founder name in north end

By Steve MacArthur Dec 13, 2022 | 1:26 PM


A street in the north end will soon have a new name.

Council voted overwhelming in favour of changing Cornwallis Street to Nora Bernard Street.

Bernard was a residential school survivor, and fought for millions in compensation for survivors. She was selected after record engagement in a renaming contest and survey. She took in more than 2,400 votes as the top choice as the new street name.

In 2007, Bernard was found dead in her home in Truro. Police arrested her grandson James Douglas Gloade and later charged him with her murder.

Gloade was eventually convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

In 2008, Bernard was posthumously awarded the Order of Nova Scotia.

The city has been erasing Edward Cornwallis from parks, street and monuments. That includes removing a massive statue of his likeness from a public park in 2018.

It’s over his actions when he was governor to put a bounty on Mi’kmaw scalps in the late 1700’s.

The new street name will become effective next September.


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