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Winter is coming, holiday hours, snow and parking, budget, plastic bags, more

Hi folks, I wanted to get another e-newsletter out before winter holidays start up.  While I’m going to be out from December 17 to January 3 and only periodically checking email, you can always call the council support office during the business day at 902-490-4050 and one of our excellent staff will be happy to assist. In addition to some –more–

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Quick update: Oval Jobs, Strong Towns, Ralston Building, Youth Advisory Committee, Ben’s Bread Public Hearing

A bunch of good stuff came in this weekend so please accept this little update on the heels of last weeks full length enewsletter. Curbside Chat with Strong Towns Chuck MarohnWednesday November 7, doors open at 6:30pm | Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University AveMarohn will deliver the Curbside Chat at a public presentation presented by the –more–

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Fall is here, notes on CFL stadium, events, more

Hello folks, It’s been a very busy month in District 7 and City Hall, from changes to residential parking permits to setting a public hearing for the Ben’s Bread site, and lots in between.  Some very good park news with the new Gorsebrook Park playground being officially opened and the stage/seating area in Cornwallis Park being completed.  Most paving will –more–

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Quick Update – Kaohsiung trip, Cogswell charette, secondary suites, Kiwanis key leaders camp

The great weather continues and some great things have happened this week, from swimming in the harbour to the Gorsebrook playground opening.  I wanted to send another quick note today for two reasons – in addition to my last newsletter there three things coming up that I want to remind folks about: Cogswell charette, secondary suites, and Kiwanis Key Leader –more–

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Fall is here! Imagine Spring Garden, Accessibility Town Hall, road construction update, more.

Hi all, Fall is here, and so are the students, traffic, fall weather, and fall events!  I love this time of year, the energy and just weekend after weekend of cool festivals and events.  A lot of them are listed here for your consideration. Just a couple of notes. There will be two very important public meetings in the next –more–

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Natal Day, Hot Hot Heat, Smoking And Cannabis, More

    Hi all, hope your summer is going well.  Happy almost Natal Day weekend!  This is a short newsletter update with just a few things to share. I love the heat, but not everyone does and for some folks this weather can be dangerous.  As the Environment Canada site says extreme heat affects everyone.  It goes on to say “Watch for –more–

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A quick update on the CFL stadium discussion

A quick update on the CFL stadium discussion. I will vote for a staff report, because there are options that may be worth exploring and we are not committed to anything, and this means future discussions are public. Under no circumstance is HRM considering building and operating a stadium, but we are being asked to help pay for it if –more–

Lucy & Griffen vote, folks having a look at projects, and Galiba & Unaiza pondering at PB 2018.
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Participatory Budgeting, Willow Tree Tower vote, discrimination and bullying in the workforce at HRM, more.

  Hello all, A fair bit of news and not as many events as we head into summer.  In this enewsletter I am going to touch briefly on Participatory Budgeting, the Willow Tree Tower, and discrimination and bullying in the HRM workforce, and bus stop improvements! Despite a disappointing outcome last night (more on that in a minute) it was great –more–

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Council Motion regarding bullying, sexual harassment, and racial discrimination

I was pleased to move the following and see it adopted unanimously last night.  More on the discussion here. That Halifax Regional Council expresses support for the actions and response from the Chief Administrative Officer, June 11, 2018, regarding HRM’s commitment to a safe workplace, responding to the Employment Systems Review and the Human Rights Commission report, and; That the –more–

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6th annual District 7 Participatory Budgeting results are in

After a fun filled night six projects receive full funding, and one receiving partial funding. Voting took place Wednesday evening in the Halifax Central Library, with 405 residents of all ages coming out to decide which community projects would receive funding for 2018/19. “It is very rewarding to see the expectation and excitement from residents, especially the school age kids” said –more–

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Participatory Budgeting, Halifax Urban Greenway, Spring Garden and Robie proposal

Short update as promised, with Participatory Budgeting and two engagement opportunities.  A reminder, Halifax Bike Week is still underway until June 10!   For more info visit https://www.halifax.ca/transportation/cycling-walking/bike-week Participatory Budgeting VOTING DAY NEXT WEEK – Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Eligible projects present for a Science Fair Show-and-Tell style event where residents of District 7 voted on projects they –more–

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PB 2018 community vote, paving and works info, meetings & more

  Hi folks, it is positively sunny and almost summer like outside.  And with sun comes road work and other public works!  Below is a list of paving projects that they hope to get through this summer, but a big note is the upgrade of the traffic signals at South and Robie.  Work begins today and last until mid July. Crews will be –more–

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Participatory Budgeting application deadline Friday, the Common, Lower Parking Lot, more

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION APPROACHING! Sixth Annual District 7 Participatory Budgeting Vote  Building a great community – one great idea at a time Each district has a budget of $94,000 for a District Capital Fund for permanent projects in the community that provide widespread community benefit. For the last five years community members just like you have proposed projects, made recommendations –more–