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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 wanted to get funded. Each resident was provided a ballot and have to vote on – read 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 on site weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lane drops will be in place – read 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 on how to spend this money, and voted on who should be funded. All residents – read more –

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Cogswell, Common, Centre Plan, Public Information Meetings And More

Just a quick note with some important upcoming public meetings and engagements for your  consideration. Public Meetings and Notices Centre Plan Public Engagements Underway now | Various venues around the regional centre ONLY TWO MEETINGS LEFT TONIGHT – Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm at the Halifax Forum, Maritime Hall, 2901 Windsor Street, Halifax Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 1 – 3 pm (lobby) & 6 – 8 pm (multi-purpose room) at the Dartmouth – read more –

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6th Annual D7 Participatory Budgeting, Accessibility Framework Sessions, more

Hi folks, after today’s Council meeting I’m going to be out of the office on vacation returning March 22. I will not have access to email, phone or social media until I return.  My family tells me this is normal and appropriate on vacations, I am skeptical but going along with it and we shall see how it goes! If you need help during this time. you can call my office and speak to my – read more –

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Centre Plan, Ferry Terminal, JEM, more

Just a quick update to share the Centre Plan dates and info.  Another longer newsletter will come next week.  Halifax Ferry Terminal Refresh Project – Phase 2  Construction Funded in part by the federal government through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, the Halifax Ferry Terminal Refresh project aims to improve customer experience for those accessing ferry service. Halifax Transit is pleased to announce that construction on the second phase of work at the Halifax Ferry – read 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 I hope we do it again next year. Public Meetings and Notices Bus Rapid Transit – read 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 also creates awareness around the declaration by the United Nations of 2015 – 2024 as – read 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 the countless volunteers during the cold snap the last three weeks – especially during the – read 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 the newsletter – you can read the whole list here: https://100years100stories.ca/ This year the annual morning – read 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 issues with partying getting out of hand on Jennings Street and elsewhere during Dal Homecoming concern – read more –

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Back to school, public meetings, more

I can’t really believe it is almost October already, where did the time go? After a very busy summer I am gearing up for the start of the Halifax budget process, a lot of major initiatives being launched, and a lot of development projects coming to the public. I want to once again welcome back to all the students both come to Halifax for the first time or returning to school!  We want you to – read 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 moving out are reminded that residents can only put out one (1) bulk item on – read 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 ramps up considerably. For those of you that missed it I wrote a short blog – read 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 record number of residents, five hundred and thirty seven voters, turned out last week to – read more –