Are there any particular mental health issues that tend to crop up at post, such as Seasonal Affective Disorder (winter blues)?
The first frost comes in late September and it can now through April and May. It's cold and dark, and that has grown a community of creatives locally. Book publishers and shops have a prime location in the community. We LOVE our fireplace, and I have read more at this post than ever before at post, and that was true pre-COVID. Seasonal Affective Disorder can be an issue but there is a free light at the Central Library for use. Many locals travel during March Break. Halifax is buffered from the surrounding extremes in temperature. Winter highs are in the 80s and the winter hangs around a few degrees below freezing. The wind can be fierce most of the year, so expect to deal with it some way or another. It is damp, so to prevent mold on the downstairs we requires a dehumidifier, and the bathrooms need significant ventilation. - Sep 2020
Not that I can think of. Winters here are not bad, especially compared to the rest of Canada (other than the far west coast). However, winter lasts a long time and there doesn't seem to be much of a spring. You definitely want to be like the snowbirds here and plan to take some time in the late winter or spring to get away to somewhere warm. - May 2018