To the best of my knowledge, Craig Hurford still owns/runs a gym in Halifax called East Coast Fitness Center in the Bayers Lake business park. Although I've never been there, he used to powerlift and do highland games quite a bit so I am sure he is equipped to suit your needs. Give them a call.
I've worked out at Dal before, at one of the gyms (not sure which one). It was adequate..racks, benches, lots of plates, but nothing to brag about.