A brief update on the future of downtown, industrial parks, and economic plans.

  I’ve had a lot of emails and tweets today from people asking what the heck is going on with council, HRM and downtown.  Concern was raised two weeks ago by the approval for the Burnside sale of parcel 12-4, and has gone stratospheric today because of the sale of the final Bayer’s Lake parcel. So, here is a summary of what is going on, the good, bad and ugly, and what I hope we can do about it. BURNSIDE read more

City Hall Renovations Photo Gallery

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 5-10cms of snow ending late afternoon. Snow started at 6am. Municipal Operation’s crews started anti icing  last evening at 11pm read more

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!

Budget section updated

I’ve had some interest from readers and members of the public about what is going on with the budget, so I updated the budget section of the website. This weekend there was some discussion on twitter about what was going to happen with Metro Transit next fiscal year (April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014). Council has decided to move budget debate to Audit & Finance.  So, while the public cannot speak at these meetings (same as council, really) you read more