The first phase of excavation on the Nova Centre site begins Monday, August 27, 2012 with an Archaeological Resource Impact Assessment (ARIA). The Nova Centre building site is located in the heart of historic Halifax and, as a result, could contain archaeological resources dating back to 1749 or before. The purpose of the ARIA is to inventory all significant archaeological resources within the site and to conduct any mitigation necessary.

Click here for more information on the ARIA (PDF).

This phase of the excavation is not expected to disrupt neighbours. If you have questions or concerns about the ARIA process, please contact

Also see: A dig through history precedes real construction on The Chronicle Herald.