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Cornwallis Committee Timeline

  October 3, 2017 – Regional Council adopts administrative order to establish Cornwallis Committee, requests names from the Assembly, Mayor writes the Chief’s to request six names. November 9 – letter received from the Assembly by Mayor’s office, forwarded to Clerk’s Office November 20 2017 – is received by HRM Government Relations (GREA) from the Clerk’s Office with the Assembly’s –more–

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BRT engagement, public information meetings, George Elliott Clarke, more

Congrats to the Inglis Street Elementary School parents and staff who pulled off the first of what I personally hope will be an annual dessert auction! Pictured above are just a few of the delicious desserts that were auctioned, raising over $1200 for the accessible playground fund.  Thank you also for putting up with my auctioneering, it was a lot of fun and –more–

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African Heritage Month, Transit Priority Corridor, Dessert Auction, Pond Dredging, more

February 1 marks the beginning of African Heritage Month in Nova Scotia. This is Canada’s oldest celebration of African Heritage, marking its 34th year this year.  This years theme is “Educate, Unite, Celebrate Community.”  This theme honours the legacy of community collaboration that has become the base for educating, promoting and celebrating this important part of Nova Scotia’s culture and heritage. It –more–

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Housing Motion and Speaking Notes

Today I moved a motion that I hope results in a really deep dive into whether the municipality should resume administering affordable housing on behalf of the province.  Below is the motion, and my speaking notes (check against delivery).   The motion, now passed at committee, goes to Regional Council for debate. Motion as amended (check against approved report) (passed 5 –more–

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This Is The New Year – Shelters, Playgrounds, Quinpool/Robie Public Hearing, more

Happy new year to you!  2018 sure started with a bang, didn’t it?  I had not intended to write much to introduce this newsletter, but I wanted to ask for your help. I was humbled to witness the dedication, hard work and commitment of the various shelter and homelessness charities. I’ve been constantly amazed by both of their staff and –more–

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Fall events, Halifax Explosion, update on tax cap discussion, more

Hello residents, Fall is truly here, and that means the community events list below is full of craft shows, but also many events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion.   The municipality is asking everyone to take a moment to remember.  Throughout 2017, many engaging and thoughtful commemorative events have taken place. So many I can’t fit them all in –more–

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Homecoming, lead pipes, placemaking, fall events and much more

News I always say Fall is my favourite time of year in Halifax.  So many events, so much of the best of our community on display, and so much energy, especially with the students returning. I love living in this neighbourhood, and don’t mind most of the occasional challenges that come with being next to the University. That said the –more–

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Car Noise – Feedback to Allnovascotia UPDATED

I know a lot of residents are concerned about vehicle noise and the disruption the renewed use of after market mufflers is causing.  Unfortunately there are very limited effective tools right now to issue tickets.  I wrote a short note updating Allnovascotia owner David Bentley in response to his editorial yesterday, but ANS didn’t publish it.  Because so many people –more–

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Student move in day, Ben’s Bread site, more

News Hello!  This coming weekend marks the start of the return of students to Halifax, and exciting and sometimes trying time. I love the energy the students bring, and I’ve been meeting throughout the year with Halifax Police, the universities and other HRM staff to make sure we continue to handle September 1 as smoothly as possible. Residents who are –more–

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Dog days of summer, major site specific approval report, downtown sidewalks, more

  News I heard Bob Murphy on CBC Mainstreet say “it’s the dog days of summer” this week and I thought “oh that can’t be right” and then realized, yes indeed it is the longest, warmest, hottest part of summer,and time keeps flying by!  What that means in the municipality is that meetings slow to a trickle and road paving –more–

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Sidewalks in downtown, an update

Let’s face it, the unusually high number of construction projects have made parts of downtown a challenge to navigate and enjoy this summer. For my own sanity I put together a list of projects underway right now in the downtown core (1 square km from Cogswell to the Superstore, waterfront to South Park) with anticipated dates that the sidewalk will –more–

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Participatory Budgeting Results, Fire Safety Info, Summer Festival Dates, More

News and updates Happy summer!  The weather has turned and we are finally getting to enjoy Halifax at our best.  Mowers are mowing fields, painters are restoring sidewalks and street lines, and of course, pavers gonna pave.  For a list of roads and sidewalks in the district getting work this summer please see this newsletter from April. PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING A –more–

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Participatory Budgeting Vote Next Wednesday, Campaign Finance Reform, Soviet Agitprop + more

So many exciting things happening right now but the two biggest ones really need to be highlighted. First the participatory budgeting is vote coming up on Wednesday next week, details below. Second is Campaign Finance Accountability meetings talking about the possible restrictions and rules around campaign donations from unions, registered businesses and corporations. VOTE 2017 Participatory Budgeting in District 7 –more–

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Green Network Plan, Participatory Budgeting, planing survey, more

News Hi all!  As promised there is a short blog up on my site listing who is running in the upcoming provincial election in the three ridings in District 7 along with their contact info. Time is running out to submit a proposal for Participatory Budgeting 2017/18!  If you have an idea to improve our district, contact us right away and we –more–