News & Updates

Snow continues, 20 cms still to fall

A storm started around midnight last night. Residents should be mindful that during a major snow event that the city will focus on keeping main roads open and secondary roads will come later. Again, it is important to note that the service standard for side roads/residential roads is “clear 24 hours AFTER snowfall” so if it snows all night and –more–

Meetings & Events

PUBLIC MEETING: North Park Intersections

A little editorial before the official note – I am very excited to hear the public feedback on this exciting proposal for North Park Street, I really urge people to come and take part! North Park Intersection Redesign Upcoming Public Engagement Session The intersections at North Park/Cunard/Agricola and North Park/Rainnie/Cogswell need to be upgraded. Neither of these intersections meet national transportation standards and –more–

Meetings & Events

PUBLIC MEETING: Permanent Building At The Oval

Come join the conversation about a permanent building at the Oval As part of the ongoing process to establish the Oval as a year round facility on the north Halifax Common, HRM and DSRA Architecture will be hosting a public consultation session on Wednesday, February 13, from 7-9 pm at the Atlantica Hotel.  Everyone is welcome to participate in an open discussion –more–

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Winter is really, truly here… time to do the snow day dance! Feb 3 & 4 2013 (updated)

This is a big snow storm, by far the biggest of the year. Residents should be mindful that during a major snow event that the city will focus on keeping main roads open and secondary roads will come later.  I’ve reprinted the service standard below, but it is important to note that the service standard for side roads/residential roads is –more–

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Snow day in Halifax – snow info for January 22, 2013

Snow this morning means HRSB closed Halifax public schools today.  Acadian and private schools may be open, check respective sites.  HRM Rec is closed until noon, check back at 11am for updates about this afternoon. For school closure info click here. For other closure check the CBC site here. Here is the snow ops update for 8am Forecast is for –more–

Community

Community Meeting, MacKeen Manor, Friday January 25

Friday, January 25, 1pm MacKeen Lounge Join Councillor Waye Mason and Constable Illya Nielsen. Constable Nielsen is the Halifax  Regional Police Community Response Officer for Halifax South End, and will join the District 7 Councillor to discuss community safety. This is a community meeting for all residents of MacKeen Manor and John Hugh MacKenzie Cooperative. Coffee, tea & treats provided!

News & Updates

Snow coming starting noon – winter parking ban tonight (updated 9:31 am Jan 17)

Here comes the snow! Follow HRM on twitter for fastest updates as the snow progresses. Please remember – if there is an issue with snow removal, refer to this guide, and then if the problem is outside of the guidelines, call 311 and report it.  If you wish, follow up to me as Councillor with an email and with the case number –more–

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Newsletter launches this week – confirm you want on the list

I will be send out the first of my monthly newsletters later this week. I’ve imported the list of people from the campaign that have indicated interested in getting updates.  If you no longer wish to receive updates, now is the time to unsubscribe! To unsubscribe, click here: http://wayemason.ca/manage-subscription/?u=%%varUCode%% Now that should work, but this newsletter software is new to –more–

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HRM’s Community Grants Program now accepting applications

HRM is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Community Grants Program. The deadline for applying is March 31, 2013. Application forms and program guidebooks are available online at www.halifax.ca/grants, by calling 311 or from one of HRM’s Citizen Contact Centres. The HRM Community Grants Program is a centralized program that provides annual cash grants to registered non-profit organizations and charities –more–

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Snow Storm Information (updated)

Residents are urged to stay informed by following regular news outlets, visiting the Halifax Snow Event website, and following @hfxgov on twitter. If you see something that requires municipal response, please call 311, rather than call, email, or tweet me or the council office!  We just turn around and call 311 on your behalf, slowing down response.  Always call 311 –more–

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Centre Plan, HRM By Design Phase 3

  The Centre Plan is underway. This is the third phase of the HRMbyDesign process, which has already re-written the rules around development in downtown and Spring Garden areas. The Centre Plan will result in the creation of a similar style of modern planning guidelines to downtown, but will cover all of the peninsula and Dartmouth inside the circumferential highway. The Centre –more–

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Budget 2013/14 – Get Involved!

Mayor Savage and the new council are well into budget deliberations for the upcoming fiscal year. It is important that residents are aware of the budget and the impact these discussions will have on things like our residential and commercial tax rates, parks, recreation, transit, transportation and libraries. Information about the budget discussions will be posted regularly on this website. –more–