Update #17 – Khyber, Gottingen 250, Word on the Street, and more!
We are back from summer break! Lots of great ideas shared and lots of energy around some big issues that Council is tackling this fall.
Later on today Regional Council will vote on the future of the Khyber. I hope to have it removed from the disposal list and move toward getting arts back into the building. In July, I shared my feelings on the Khyber on my blog:http://wayemason.ca/2014/07/28/the-khyber-arts-city-staff/ As always, I welcome and invite your feedback.
In January, Regional Council voted to make amendments to the by-laws governing solid waste collection, and it is expected to come back to Regional Council this fall. It is called “Solid Waste Recourse Collection and Disposal By-Law” (No. S – 600) and it can be read in its entirety here: http://www.halifax.ca/legislation/bylaws/hrm/documents/By-LawS-600.pdf Staff has provided information on proposed changes: http://www.halifax.ca/recycle/contact.php
Construction continues at Cunard and North Park/Agricola. Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians should take extra care, as the intersection will be confusing during reconstruction. For updates, visithttp://www.halifax.ca/traffic/NorthParkIntersectionRedesign.php or follow @hfxgov.
Share Your Concerns
If you would like to express your opinion to all of Regional Council on any matter, the most direct route is the Municipal Clerk’s Office:http://www.halifax.ca/council/communicating.php
If you have a concern about the day-to-day upkeep of Halifax, please be sure to call 311 and ask the agent for a file number (for follow-up). By calling 311, your request is put in a queue and prioritized. It also provides a record of what concerns come forward, which is helpful for planning.
EVENTS AND MEETINGS:
24th Atlantic Fringe Festival
Still a few more days to catch it! Runs now until September 7th, 2014. www.atlanticfringe.ca
IWK Kermesse Fun Fair 2014
The IWK’s annual Kermesse is September 6th, 2014 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the IWK Health Centre. Visit www.iwk.nshealth.ca/kermesse for more information.
Oval Fun Day – Sept 6
An Oval Fun Day to kick off a fun, free end of season event will take place September 6 from 1- 3 pm targeted at children & youth up to 18 years of age. Activates sponsored by Canadian Tire JUMPSTART include volleyball, roller blading, hockey shootouts, scootering, toilet bowl racing, jumbo trike races, sport demonstrations, bouncy castles, face painting, giveaways, and refreshments. For more info: http://www.halifax.ca/SkateHRM/index.php Rain date – September 7, 2014.
Parkinson SuperWalk Halifax
The Parkinson SuperWalk will be held in Park Victoria on September 6th, 2014 – 10:00am.
For more information, please contact Dianne Mahar and Elena Fodor at 1-902-704-0754/1-902-422-3656, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stop the Violence Day March – Sept. 7
The 3rd Annual Stop the Violence Day will be Sunday, September 7, 2014 starting at the Halifax Commons at 3 pm and marching to the Dartmouth Commons. The march will stop on the Macdonald Bridge to do the 1st ever Holding Hands Against Violence. For further info contact Quentrel Provo at email@example.com
34th Atlantic Film Festival
From September 11 to 18, 2014 cinephiles will be rubbing their hands in glee. For schedule and ticket information, visit: http://www.atlanticfilm.com/festivals/atlantic-film-festival/34th-atlantic-film-festival
Gottingen 250th Celebration – Sept. 12-14
A celebration of the past 250 years in the Gottingen Street community is being held. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/gottingen250
Terry Fox Run – Halifax
The Terry Fox Run will be held September 14, 2014 – 10:00 am to 2:00pm at Point Pleasant Park and starts at the Shakespeare by the Sea Pavilion, by the main parking lot. Register at http://www.terryfox.org/Run/Nova_Scotia_.html
It’s More than Buses Network Launch Event – Sept. 18
It’s More than Buses (IMTB) is hosting an open house to launch their latest ideas to bring fast, frequent and reliable transit to Halifax. The event will take place at Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 7-9 pm. Halifax Transit has committed to re-design their network, and at IMTB’s Launch Event, a proposed high-frequency network will be unveiled that would provide quick, easy, on-time service to many important destinations. The Launch event continues a multi-year campaign to improve transit in Halifax.
Quinfest – Sept. 20
Quinpool Road’s annual festival takes place on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11-3. For more information: http://www.quinfest.com/
SWITCH Open Street Sunday – Sept. 21 – New Date!
The Halifax SWITCH event (street closed to cars for walkers, cyclists, rollerbladers, musicians, etc) will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 12-4 pm on Agricola Street from Cunard Street to Hydrostone area. For more information: http://switchhfx.ca/ Volunteers needed! http://www.tinyurl.com/switch-volunteer
Word on the Street – Sept. 21
An annual, one-day literary festival to celebrate reading and writing and promote Atlantic Canadian authors, illustrators, books, plays, and magazines – lots of great activities for all ages from 11am to 5 pm on Sunday, Sept. 21 on the Halifax Waterfront. For more info: http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/halifax
Dal Cycling Pilot Project and Lecture – Sept. 25
Dalhousie University is excited to announce its first annual Cycling Forum on September 26 from 11:30-3:30 at Dalhousie University. Dalhousie University is working to create a first class cycling environment through its planning work, on-campus facilities, and strong cycling culture. The Cycling Forum will serve as an opportunity to celebrate and reinforce this work and includes a showcase of new bike infrastructure featuring a University Avenue pilot project, a keynote presentation by Jared Kolb Executive Director of Cycle Toronto on the impact of protected and connected cycling networks and focus group sessions for further implementation of Dalhousie’s Vision for cycling. For further info:https://blogs.dal.ca/sustainabilitynews/category/campus-sustainability-events/