The Shearwater Heliport is the location of the headquarters of 12 Wing, whose sole purpose is to support and operate shipborne helicopters for the Royal Canadian Navy. 12 Wing is a RCAF unit and reports to 1 Canadian Air Division.
12 Wing operates out of two locations with four squadrons:
- Shearwater Heliport
- 406 Maritime Operational Training Squadron is an operational training squadron for training all maritime helicopter aircrew in the Canadian Forces.
- 423 Maritime Helicopter Squadron is an operational squadron at Shearwater Heliport which provides CH-124 Sea King helicopters for Maritime Forces Atlantic warships.
- 12 Air Maintenance Squadron provides aircraft maintenance and engineering support to 12 Wing’s operational squadrons.
- Helicopter Operational and Test Evaluation Facility (HOTEF) is responsible for researching and testing state-of-the-art equipment for the CH-124 Sea King to enable crews to operate efficiently, ashore or while deployed.
- Patricia Bay Heliport
- 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron is an operational squadron which provides CH-124 Sea King helicopters for Maritime Forces Pacific warships.
Other Useful Links
The Chronicle Herald thechronicleherald.ca
The Coast www.thecoast.ca
Metro News metronews.ca
Daily News Halifax http://www.dailynewshalifax.com/
Halifax Public Libraries www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca
Halifax Regional School Board (HRSB)
Phone: (902) 464-2000
The HRSB is the largest school board in the HRM, which offers educational opportunities for children ages 4-18 years old and encompasses English only and English with French Immersion mixed schools.
Le Conseil scolaire acadien provincial
Phone: (902) 433-7046
This school board offers Francophone education to children ages 4-18 years old through 4 schools in the Halifax area.
Halifax Independent School http://halifaxindependentschool.ca/
Montessori Monarch http://montessorimonarch.com/
Halifax Grammar School http://www.hgs.ns.ca
Colleges & Universities
Dalhousie University http://www.dal.ca/
University of King’s College http://www.ukings.ca/
Saint Mary’s University http://www.smu.ca/
Mount Saint Vincent University http://www.msvu.ca/
Universite Sainte Anne www.usainteanne.ca
Atlantic School of Theology http://astheology.ns.ca/
Government of Nova Scotia
The Province of Nova Scotia lists all physicians taking new patients on their website.
Health Link 811
Medical Services Insurance Program (MSI)
Once you have an address in Nova Scotia, you must call the MSI Registration Department (902) 496-7008 or 1-800-563-8880 (toll-free within Nova Scotia), to start the application process. Once the 3 month period has passed, your card(s) will be mailed to your home.http://www.gov.ns.ca/health/msi/faq.asp#1
For more information on the Medical Services Insurance Program go to the provincial websitehttp://gov.ns.ca/health/msi/
Hospitals & Clinics
Queen Elizabeth Sciences Centre http://www.cdha.nshealth.ca/
Victoria General Hospital http://www.cdha.nshealth.ca/careers/working-here/unit-profiles/victoria-general-building
Family Focus Medical Clinics http://www.thefamilyfocus.ca/
Scotia Square Medical Clinic http://www.scotiasquaremedical.ca/