Update #6 – the summer is here edition

waterfront100

In this edition:

  • Please reduce water usage – July 5 until late July 6*
  • Newcomers BBQ – July 6
  • Halifax Jazz Festival – July 5-13
  • Participatory Budget – July 17
  • North End Matters:  A Multi-Phase Project – July 9
  • Lebanese Festival – July 11-14
  • Special Arts and Culture Advisory Committee – Application Deadline July 12
  • Planning Advisory Committee Peninsula North and South – Application Deadline July 15
  • Regional Plan RP5 Review –  extended to July 19
  • Halifax Pride Festival – July 18-28
  • Natal Day Festival – July 31 – Aug. 5
  • School Review Committee Seeks Public Input – Deadline July 31 

Please reduce water usage – July 5 until late July 6*

Halifax Water is performing a scheduled shutdown of the Pockwock water transmission line on Kearney Lake Road for approximately 24 hours. During this time water will be supplied by a system of reservoirs and flows from Dartmouth via the Macdonald bridge water line. Please use as little water as possible for the next 24 hours. *If this work is not completed with a 24 hour period, Halifax Water will have to activate Chain Lake as our water supply which will initiate a boil water advisory.

Full project details, as well as proper procedures to follow should a boil water advisory be implemented, can be found at www.halifaxwater.ca, www.halifax.ca, by calling Halifax Water’s Customer Service Centre at 490-4820. You can also follow Halifax Water’s Twitter site, @HalifaxWater.

Newcomers BBQ – July 6

The 8th annual Newcomers BBQ will be held on the South Common on Sat. July 6 from 11am to 2 pm at the South Common.  Everyone is welcome to the multicultural event that helps make connections in our community. The Welcome BBQ is planned and delivered each year by a committee representing many organizations that serve newcomers in our region.  For further info please go to:  http://www.halifax.ca/newcomers/annualbbq.html

Halifax Jazz Festival – July 5-13

Jazz Fest starts tonight!  The TD Halifax Jazz Festival is the oldest jazz festival and largest summer festival in the Atlantic region. The event spans two weekends (9 nights, 8 days), attracts up to 65,000 visitors, involves 450 volunteers and employs over 350 local musicians. Their stages proudly present jazz, the heart and core of our programming, and its relations – world, blues, Latin, etc.  For the schedule and ticket info visit: http://halifaxjazzfestival.ca/schedule-grid

District 7 Participatory Budget COME AND VOTE! – July 17

We have heard a lot of feedback from our community that the timeline on this process is far too short. Too short to get a project together, too short to spread the word so people know to come out and vote. We hear you and have changed the date for the second meeting. Also, we needed a bigger venue to host the Project Fair, so we have changed venue too! Apologies if this inconveniences you and your organization.

UPDATED TIME & LOCATION

July 17, 7-9pm
5410 Spring Garden Rd (Dalhousie University Architecture & Planning Building)

WANT TO PROPOSE A PROJECT?

The updated deadline for submitting a Project is July 11.
You NO LONGER need to attend the first meeting to propose a project.
To find out more information about how to apply, read here.

For details about what we learned, read the report from the first meeting, here!

North End Matters:  A Multi-Phase Project – July 9

The third phase of North End Matters: A Multi-Phase Project begins in July and the project brings together faculty, research staff, consultants, the North End Community Health Center, the Community Health Board, an African Nova Scotian Advisory Committee and community members to conduct a pilot project that seeks to impact public policy and decision making around the social determinants of health in the African Nova Scotian community in the North End of Halifax.  We are interested in hearing what North End residents, agency professionals, business owners and other individuals have to say about how the Community Health Impact Assessment Tool could be used to advocate for healthy public policy in the African Nova Scotian community in the North End. Monthly project meetings will be held in the North End from July 2013 – March 2014. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 9 from 5 pm-7 pm in the Terry Symonds Auditorium at the North Branch Library on Gottingen Street in the North End. We will also be holding community consultations starting in July to discuss the project, tool and the health of North End community members. Please visit the facebook page for the project to stay informed about project events and activities: https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-End-Matters-A-Multi-Phase-Project/377840035564046

Lebanese Festival – July 11-14

The 12th annual Lebanese Festival will take place from July 11-14 at the Olympic Centre, Hunter St  http://www.lebanesefestival.ca/

Special Arts and Culture Advisory Committee – Application Deadline July 12

The Special Arts and Culture Advisory Committee (SACAC) will inform the development of the Culture and Heritage Priorities Plan. Through best practice research and stakeholder consultation, the committee’s work will generate recommendations on a framework for municipal arts and culture support, including policy development and program/service delivery. Members will be appointed to a short, fixed-term position not to exceed December 31, 2013 with a dedicated goal of providing recommendations to staff in advance of the 2014-2015 budget planning process. More details here:

http://www.halifax.ca/council/agendasc/documents/130625ca1142.PDF or call the Municipal Clerk’s Office (902) 490-4210. https://www.halifax.ca/boardscom/volunteer_application.html
Email: clerks@halifax.ca
Fax: (902) 490-4208
Mail: Municipal Clerk, PO Box 1749, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3A5

Planning Advisory Committee Peninsula North and South – Application Deadline July 15

Residents have a unique opportunity to participate in planning applications for the peninsula through participation on a Planning Advisory Committee (PAC).  The PAC provides advice to the Halifax and West Community Council with respect to planning applications such as rezonings, land use by-law amendments, development agreements and municipal planning strategy amendments; and other planning matters within or affecting Districts 7 and 8. A more detailed Terms of Reference for the PAC is available by contacting the clerk’s office.  Applications are now being accepted for citizen representatives on the new PAC. Community Citizens will generally serve for a term of two years. The Committees shall meet at least once per month.  For more info please go to: http://www.halifax.ca/boardscom/VolunteerOpportunities.html

Deadline for Applications: Monday, July 15, 2013
Web: https://www.halifax.ca/boardscom/volunteer_application.html
Email: clerks@halifax.ca
Fax: (902) 490-4208
Mail: Municipal Clerk, PO Box 1749, Halifax, NS B3J 3A5

Regional Plan RP5 Review –  extended to July 19

The Regional Plan is the set of bylaws that determine how HRM is going to shape our growth. This plan is  the most important documents HRM creates.  Simply put, the regional plan review is the most important piece of legislation that HRM will pass between now and the next election in 2016. It is very very important that citizens get involved and have their say. For more information on dates, please visit: http://wayemason.ca/2013/05/29/rp5-review/

Halifax Pride Festival – July 18-28

The Halifax Pride festival will take place from July 18 – 28 with the Pride Parade on July 27 at 1 pm  http://halifaxpride.com/pride-festival/

Natal Day Festival – July 31 – Aug. 5

This year’s events will be from July 31 – August 5 including the CFB Halifax Natal Day Pancake Breakfast which will take place Aug 5 from 7:30 am to 11:30 am at the Hydrostone Market:  www.natalday.org

School Review Committee Seeks Public Input – Deadline July 31

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has formed a committee to develop a new school review process.  The committee has been tasked with developing a discussion paper by September and is currently seeking public input on potential changes. Nova Scotians can submit their suggestions online at www.ednet.ns.ca/discussionpaperinput, send it to discussionpaper@gov.ns.ca or mail it to:

  • School Review Process Review Committee
  • c/o Corporate Policy
  • Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Box 578
  • 2021 Brunswick St.
  • Halifax, N.S. B3J 2S9

The deadline for submissions is July 31. Once a discussion paper has been drafted it will be made public and feedback from parents, school boards, communities and municipalities will be sought before any decision is made. A new school review process is expected to be in place by next spring.