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District 7 & 8 2015-16 Participatory Budgeting

Councillors Jennifer Watts and Waye Mason are inviting the community to provide input on how to spend each district’s 2015- 2016 capital budget of $94,000. The process, which is called Participatory Budgeting, was initiated in Halifax in 2013 by Councillor Mason. He held two public sessions in summer of 2014 – the first was an open exchange of ideas on how to spend the money and a vote was held at the second. The selected – read more –

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Snow Update – commute, parking ban all day, free transit, waste collection, etc.

Hi folks, one last weekend snow update, Neighbours, please take the time to do what you can, if you can, to make your sidewalk, front steps, and neighbours properties safe and accessible for the return to work Monday. Temperatures have dropped and the slush from this morning combined with melt water runoff is freezing. Salt, salt, salt is required! You should plan for for a busier, slower commute Monday. We will all need to take extra time – read more –

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District 7 Participatory Budgeting 2015/16 – first meeting rescheduled (date TBD)

Due to snow related delays, my print newsletter and other promotion of the scheduled Monday March 23 were delayed and the I don’t feel the awareness is really out there. THIS MEETING IS BEING RESCHEDULED.  The  new date will be announced shortly.   Real money. Real projects. Real decisions – in District 7 Each municipal councillor has a budget of $94,000 from the District Capital Fund for permanent projects in your community that provide widespread community benefit. Everyone in – read more –

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Parking info for upcoming church service, shabbat, jumu’ah and others

Halifax Regional Police provided this guidance to help members of faith communities to determine whether they can park near their place of worship this weekend. Police officers are helping with enforcement of No Parking on the streets and also blocking streets to facilitate safe and effective snow clearing and removal. As part of this effort, police are determining which vehicles may need to be ticketed and/or towed in a strategic and targeted manner, keeping in mind – read more –

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Snow Update – 8:40 am Friday March 20

Here is a quick summary of snow removal and recovery activity after the biggest storm we have ever experienced on record in HRM. Crews are reporting significant progress in clearing and widening the streets across the Halifax region, due in part to the exceptional cooperation of residents in finding off-street parking over the past 24 hours. For more information on the ongoing storm cleanup and impacts on municipal services, please visit www.halifax.ca/snow NO PARKING ON – read more –

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Halifax Transit offer’s free limited bus service today, 3 – 8 p.m, free full service to Sunday.

Halifax Transit to offer free transit, limited bus service today, 3 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 19, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Halifax Transit is advising residents that it will provide free bus and ferry services beginning today through the end of the service day Sunday, Mar. 22, to assist residents that need to get around the city over the next few days. Halifax Transit ferries on both the Alderney and Woodside routes today resumed regular – read more –

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UPDATE ON SNOW STORM IMPACTS (5pm)

 NO ON STREET PARKING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Due to the serious mobility and access issues on municipal streets right now, the Halifax Regional Municipality is banning on-street parking, day and night, across the Halifax region until further notice. Halifax Regional Police will be out in full force ticketing and towing any vehicles on the streets until further notice. Staff will reassess the road conditions at 4 p.m. on Thursday to determine whether the ban will – read more –

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The arse is out of ‘er, let’s help our neighbours and ourselves

Friends, the arse is right out of ‘er and it is only going to get worse. My friend Chris asked me “What are the odds that we can motivate for a citizens ‘sidewalk shovel day?’ A one shot deal to help ourselves?” With up to 30 cms of snow coming tomorrow and with snow banks in the core already five to six feet tall we are in a crisis and it is going to get worse. – read more –

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Update #24 – Participatory Budgeting Dates Announced, University Ave bike lane, Cornwallis Park meeting, Friends of the Common public meeting.

Send us your events:  Email Susan at durings@halifax.ca with your District 7 events so we can place them in this newsletter! This edition: click here for news, or here to read about upcoming public hearings or community events. NEWS PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING 2016 – DATES ANNOUNCED  District 7 votes on how to spend $94,000 for a 3rd time Everyone in District 7, including children, are invited to come and help choose projects that will help build a stronger community!  Last – read more –