Haifax looks at dropping HRM moniker over confusion
HALIFAX (CP) — What’s in a name? If it’s HRM, not much, according to some who live in Halifax.
The Halifax Chamber of Commerce has added its voice to a movement that wants to stop calling the city HRM, an acronym of Halifax Regional Municipality.
In HRM’s place, the chamber would like to see just plain Halifax.
Chamber president Valerie Payn says if you ask someone in Toronto or Vancouver what the capital city of Nova Scotia is they don’t say HRM, they say Halifax.
City council voted this week to possibly change the name, with a leading suggestion being Greater Halifax for the municipality that includes the communities of Bedford, Dartmouth, Cole Harbour and Sackville, among others.
The HRM is a large amalgamated area that stretches along a stretch of Nova Scotia’s coastline from Peggy’s Cove in the east to the Porters Lake area in the west.