Media in the Halifax Regional Municipality
1CFDR had previously been licensed to move to 88.9 FM, however the subsequent purchase of CKUL by parent company Newcap Broadcasting made this conversion impossible due to concentration of media ownership rules. Sale to Rogers Communications was approved by the CRTC on November 24, 2008, and the station has moved to FM 92.9 and started up August 7, 2009 at 12:00 pm AST. CFDR's format is changed to "LITE 92.9" soft adult contemporary.
Canwest had been licensed to launch an FM station at 105.1 MHz (to be CHAL-FM, "The Breeze" adult contemporary) in November 2004. The station did not launch, and Canwest's authority to launch the station has now expired. Evanov, the owners of Z103.5 are applied to start a radio station at the 105.1 MHz frequency. It was approved on October 7, 2009 and is adopting a Modern Rock format.
Locally-Produced Shows 
Television stations 
Several television stations operate in HRM; however, due to the large size of the municipality they have to be retransmitted:
|PSIP||DTV channel||Cable channel||IPTV channel||Call sign||Network||Notes|
|3.1||39||11||3||CBHT-DT||CBC||also channel 11 in Sheet Harbour|
|5.1||48||9||6||CJCH-DT||CTV||also channel 2 in Sheet Harbour|
|none||none||7||5||CTV Two Atlantic||CTV Two||Cable, IPTV, and Satellite TV only|
|none||none||10||none||EastLink Television||community channel||EastLink Cable|
|none||none||13||none||EastLink Television||real estate listings||EastLink Cable|
The Chronicle Herald is a daily broadsheet and the provincial newspaper of Nova Scotia with news bureaus across the province. The paper is independently owned, and usually has a moderate conservative editorial policy.
The Daily News was a daily tabloid paper, focusing primarily on Halifax, which was published from 1974 until February 11, 2008. The last owner of the paper was Transcontinental Media which purchased the paper in 2002, and closed the publication saying the paper operated at a loss. Transcontinental Media launched the new Metro Halifax on February 14, 2008.
The Coast is a free "alternative weekly" focused primarily on HRM's urban core, especially the Halifax Peninsula. The independently owned paper is known for its generally left leaning or progressive editorial policy.
A Maritimes gossip tabloid Frank Magazine was established in HRM and subsequently expanded into central Canada; it has since retracted to focusing on the Maritimes.
There are also several student newspapers in the city's universities and colleges: The Sentinel at Mount Saint Vincent University, the Gazette at Dalhousie University, The Journal at St. Mary's University, and both the Transcript and Halifax Commoner are published by students attending the award-winning journalism program at the University of King's College.
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-106
- Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-14
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-631