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Meet Waye, Councillor for District 7

Waye Mason in front of City Hall (Star)


Waye Mason is a community leader, entrepreneur, educator and Halifax Regional Councillor. Prior to his election as Councillor, Waye has grown businesses, led member organizations and developed the arts and culture sector in Nova Scotia for over two decades.

As a municipal councillor, Waye has championed bringing transparency and accountability to Halifax Regional Council. Waye first got elected to council in 2012 and was re-elected in 2016 and 2020 due in part to what Halifax Magazine referred to as his “relentless constituency work.”

Find out more about Waye here

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News & Updates

  • Hurricane Lee Update #1 A picture of a central Halifax street with moderate storm impacts after Hurricane Fiona, 2022.

    Sunday,  Sept 17, 7:30am I hope you are safe and well this morning!  We lost power at 7:30am yesterday, and are hoping to get it back today.  I expect this will be my only Hurricane Lee Update unless some new issue arises. While Halifax has escaped the hurricane with less impact than we feared, we […]

  • District 7 Update – Hurricane Lee, homeless tenting report, Common trees, Wanderers Grounds, and more

    In this issue My Council Update includes info on Hurricane Lee, homeless tenting report, Common trees, Wanderers Grounds, and more Public Engagement section shows upcoming Council meetings, and info Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment community engagement, and more regional plan review info.  Roadworks continues to amaze with the amount of work going on.  Community Events & […]

  • District 7 Update – info on back to school, Cogswell, permits online, and more. A web cam photo of the southern end of the Cogswell interchange, under construction. Between the Marriott Hotel and the Morse Tea Building is the new park area, with green grass and new trees planted. Construction continues to the north.

    In this issue My Council Update includes info on back to school, Cogswell, open data on permits, empty lot tax or demolition control update, Spring Garden road temporary closure, Grain Elevator risk assessment, rental registration, an the HalifACT update. Public Engagement section shows upcoming Council meetings, and info Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment community engagement, […]

Housing Crisis

  • Letter to IPOANS regarding rental registry and minimum standards

    Jeremy Jackson, President Independent Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia 211 Horseshoe Lake Drive – Suite 112 Halifax, NS      B3S 0B9 March 14, 2023 Dear Jeremy, Thank you for meeting with me a few weeks ago to have a good clearing the decks conversation about IPOANS concerns regarding the proposed R400 and amended M200 […]

  • Return of participatory budgeting, 2023 annual report card, more

    In this issue My Council Update includes info on HRMs annual budget process and recent Council news, participatory budgeting, my annual report card, the house collapse on Carelton and College, Neptune’s new season, and the war in Ukraine. Housing Update #12 provides info on the recent Rapid Housing project approved by council, short-term rental registration, and the rental registry/M200 […]

  • African Heritage month, planned 2023/24 paving and construction, short-term rental registration, rental registration, more

    In this issue My Council Update includes information on African Heritage month, skating oval alternatives, planned 2023/24 Roads, Sidewalks and bike lane paving and construction for District 7.  Housing Update #11 has some information about the upcoming public hearing on short-term rental registration, and information about the proposed rental registration and minimum standards updates. Public Meetings and Hearings has info on […]


  • (check against delivery) I absolutely understand why we are hearing so much about concerns we are hearing around tents on the Halifax Common in other parks. But as Max said quite clearly, this is not a good short-term solution. We know it is not, but there are no good options for this crisis we face. […]

  • Flood Impacts Update #2 – Jul 22 3pm

    Hi all, Official HRM and Halifax Water updates follow my personal update. While it has stopped raining, so much rain has fallen up and down the river systems that we will see water impacts continuing for some time. Dams, roads and bridges can still be at risk.  Even where no new damage is experienced, the size […]

  • Flood Impacts Update #1 – Sat Jul 23 7am

    Halifax Regional Municipality experienced flash flooding yesterday evening and overnight, with rain continuing this morning. All residents asked to stay off roads and highways unless it’s an emergency. Comfort Centres open at Beaverbank Community Centre and East Dartmouth Community Centre for affected residents. HALIFAX WATER Due to extreme rainfall, Halifax Water customers are reporting damage […]