Cornwallis

Cornwallis statue comes down

Crews remove statue of Halifax founder on Wednesday

Workers plan to remove the Cornwallis statue on Wednesday.   Julie Lawrence

Workers are taking down the statue of Edward Cornwallis, a day after regional council voted to remove it immediately.

Crews started working on the statue in Cornwallis Park on Wednesday morning. By 1 p.m. the name plate was removed.

Crews are working.   Julie Lawrence
Crews are setting up the platform.   Julie Lawrence
The crane is ready.   Julie Lawrence
The scaffolding has been set up.   Julie Lawrence
The last glance at this statue.   Julie Lawrence
Crews make a final check before moving.   Julie Lawrence
The statue is tied down.   Julie Lawrence
Crews bind the statue.   Julie Lawrence
Crews are securing the statue.   Julie Lawrence
People witness this moment.   Julie Lawrence
Crews cut the base of the statue.   Julie Lawrence
The statue is being lifted off   Julie Lawrence
The statue is in the air.   Julie Lawrence
The empty base without the Edward Cornwallis statue on it.   Julie Lawrence