Haifax looks at drop­ping HRM moniker over con­fu­sion

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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.

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