Wed Sept 30 | Joint Emergency Management (JEM) team info meeting

Joint Emergency Management (JEM) team information meeting Wednesday, 30 September 2015 at 6pm Halifax Central Library Lindsay Children’s Room Do you want to help your community be prepared in the event of an emergency – hurricanes, blizzards, power outages, etc ?? Join us Wednesday 30 September 2015 at 6:00pm for a meeting with Barry Manuel, HRM EMO manager, JEM Council Chair Len Milne, and myself at the Lindsay Children’s Room, Halifax Central Library, Spring Garden Road The topic will be read more

Thursday Oct 29 | Gorsebrook Park Meeting

Gorsebrook Park Meeting Thursday October 29 6:30pm-8:30pm Loyola L283 – Saint Mary’s University Please join me for a meeting of residents and regular users of Gorserbook Park. I am bringing together the teams and leagues the book the fields as well as the community association, school communities and of course residents. Gorsebrook Park is the heart of our community, and it needs a little love in return. We will talk about about the history of the park, how it is read more

Update Queen and Green Park

We met with residents and passers by on Friday August 21 2015.  There was general concern about the comfort and attractiveness of the park.  While it is centrally located, it lacks a sign to say it is a park, and it is not clean or maintained.  The park is not busy.  There is no evidence of sociability, volunteerism, and pride of ownership. As a result, the bushes were removed, trees planted, new benches put in, and the failing brick replaced read more

Update #31 – Illegal backyard parking, more public meetings on downtown, Coburg/Seymour, Dal Fitness Centre

Normally I try and do just one email a month, however fall is a busy time! A number of issues and public meetings have popped up since the last email, and I wanted to make you aware of them. Please let me know if you want me to drop off some “Slow Down” signs. I would love to see these all around the schools and known areas of conflict between pedestrians and cars.  Email me if you want some dropped read more

Syrian Refugee Crisis motion

Whereas the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Mediterranean has captured the attention of people across Canada and around the world, Regional Council request: 1) The Mayor to write a letter to the federal Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, assuring that Halifax will provide a welcoming environment for refugees, and calling on the Government of Canada to act urgently in response to the unfolding Syrian refugee crisis; 2) The Mayor to write a letter to the Nova Scotia Minister of Immigration, read more

Update #30 – Quinpool towers & Wellington hearings, JEM meeting, park projects, and more!

This edition: click here for news, or here to read about upcoming public hearings or community events. NEWS Happy fall! You should  receive my print newsletter in the next couple of days, which contains articles on back to school, participatory budgeting, joint emergency management, and much more! “Slow Down, We Love Our Children” signs are now available for pick up or delivery.  Joachim Stroink’s office at Quinpool and Preston has them ready for pick up (thank you Joachim for letting us read more