Is it Spring yet? Upcoming public hearings and some community events.

Been a while since my last update.  Wanted to get these public hearing dates and community events out today before Council starts at 1pm.  A longer update will come next week sometime.

Until then, take care!

Public Hearings

February 12, 2019 6pm | Halifax City Hall

  • Case 20267- Amendments to the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law, and a proposed development agreement to enable a five-storey building on lands fronting Chebucto Road, Beech Street and Elm Street, Halifax
  • Case 21336 – Amendments to the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Halifax Mainland Land Use By-law to enable multi-unit residential development on a portion of 29 McFatridge Road, Halifax

February 26, 2019 6pm | Halifax City Hall

  • Case 21212 – Amendments to the Planning Districts 1 & 3 (St. Margarets Bay) Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) and Land Use By-law (LUB) for 8646 and 8650 Peggys Cove Road, Indian Harbour (PID 40037327)
  • Case 21379 – Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law Amendments for Planning District 4 (Prospect) to allow a church at 797 Prospect Road, Goodwood

Community Events

Samuel Cunard & the Golden Age of Ocean Liners
Tuesday January 29, 7:00pm | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic · Halifax, Nova Scotia

They were the largest, most powerful and most luxurious vessels of their era, the “Floating Palaces” that represented the maritime powers of nations during an age of incredibly intense competition to rule the North Atlantic. Companies such as Cunard, White Star, the Hamburg-America Line and the French Line all created floating masterpieces in an age when the great liners were the only way to cross. Join Richard MacMichael, Coordinator of Visitor Services and Interpretive Programming at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic for an FREE illustrated talk. Feed Nova Scotia donations encouraged)

2019 Halifax Celtic Festival
Friday Feb 1 to Sunday Feb 3 | Multipurpose Room at Halifax Forum

Join us to experience our Celtic Culture – Language – Music – Dance – Food and Vendors. We are proud to produce family friendly events.

Winterful Waterfront Weekend
Saturday February 2 Feb– Sunday Feb 3 | Various Locations

Come enjoy some outdoor winter fun for the whole family on the Halifax Waterfront! There will be lots of activities for children and adults alike. Fire, food, hot drinks, music, mascots, games, winter yoga, and more/ Takes place on the Halifax Waterfront around Sands at Salter, and Foundations Place; located at 1549 Lower Water Street; end of Salter Street and the boardwalk area by the wave.  tivities run from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, February 2 and 12:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday, February 3. Dress warmly and come down to the water’s edge to play!

Halifax Pride Event Planner Meeting
Thursday January 31 6:30pm | BMO Room, 2nd Floor Halifax Central Library 

A meeting for those interested in organizing community events during the 2019 Halifax Pride Festival. The purpose of the meeting is to explore ways Pride can support community efforts and improve the festival event experience for our 2SLGBTQ+ community.  Although we can discuss a variety of topics, items on the agenda will include: Festival dates and scheduling; Opportunities for collaboration; Pride Guide submission process; Community Event Funding

Bus Operator Info Session – Halifax
Thursday January 31, 6:30pm · Halifax Forum

Halifax Transit is growing and we’re looking for Bus Operators to join our team. Do you enjoy interacting with the public, work that’s always changing, and making a difference? Are you looking for meaningful work with full time hours, pension and benefits? Learn more about the job and ask your questions to Halifax Transit staff at this information session in Maritime Hall at the Halifax Forum.  More info: See less

African Heritage Month Flag Raising Ceremony
Friday February 1, 10:00 | Grand Parade

Join us as we raise the Pan-African Flag with a special presentation by Dr. Afua Cooper, Halifax’s Poet Laureate, and a performance by 13 year old Zoe Tolliver.

The BIG SWIM Info Session
Monday Feb 4, 7:00pm | Halifax Central Library 

We’ll be meeting at the Halifax Central Library in the BMO Community Room located on the second floor. Learn about The BIG SWIM, a 15km swim across the Northumberland Strait from New Brunswick to PEI. This year’s SWIM will be on August 18, 2019 and we’ll be raising funds for Brigadoon Village.

The Running Room: Election 2019
Saturday February 9 10am | Halifax Central Library

Strategies, Stories and Skills for Candidates and Campaigners. Join Springtide and Elections Canada to learn about running a campaign for Parliament. Connect with experienced campaigners, and others considering being candidates or campaign workers in the 2019 election. This is a free event, but space is limited, so participants must register in advance to reserve their place – to register, head over to the eventbrite page:

Winterlude 2019
Saturday February 23, 2-4pm and again 7-11pm.

Winterlude is an annual fundraiser celebrating and showcasing the vocal and instrumental talents of the students in Halifax Regional Arts Music (West). This year, Winterlude will take place on Saturday, February 23rd, and includes two concerts, one in the afternoon and one in the evening, followed by a dance with a DJ.  Detailed performance times can be found on our website,

Help and more info

Call my office
Call our office for assistance with your municipal issues. Contact my Constituency Coordinator Melody Campbell by phone 902-490-2012 or email or contact me directly. The best way to reach me is via email at my city email – or you can call my direct line at 902-490-8462.

311 – HRM’s Call Centre
HRM’s call centre is open 7 days/week from 7 am to 11 pm to respond to routine inquiries and complaints from HRM residents. Please use this service since it helps HRM keep track of issues that are of concern for residents (missed solid waste pickup, sidewalks not cleared, transit info or complaints, etc.) For more information please visit

Regional Council Reports and Agendas
If you want to read reports coming to Regional Council (posted mid-day Friday prior to the Tuesday meeting) or to check the agenda please go to:

Halifax and West Community Council Reports and Agendas
Community Council meets on Tuesday evenings that alternate with Regional Council. Please check the webpage here for agendas (usually available a week before the meeting), locations and times.

Peninsula Planning Advisory Council Reports and Agendas
Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee meets once a month to discuss and provide feedback to council on planning proposals for the three districts on the peninsula. Please check the webpage for agendas (usually available a week before the meeting), locations and times: