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Update on crane collapse at South Park/Brenton

I know that it has been hugely stressful and frustrating for residents and businesses impacted by the crane. While businesses were being updated by the landlords and the business association, since we are all getting bits and pieces at different times so I put it all together in one place. Department of Labour and Advanced Education (LAE) is responsible for Occupational Health and Safety on the worksite/inside the fence and Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency – read more –

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Election 2019 – resources, voting info

There will be a Federal Election October 21. As per the last few provincial and national elections I’ve put together this quick resource to help folks find out who is running in the Halifax District, and how to vote. In a couple days I will be contacting all four of these candidates to ask them some questions about how their party would support municipal priorities, and I will post that later. There are four parties – read more –

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Hurricane Dorian recovery update 2 Sept 9 12 noon

A lot of the District 7 has gotten power back but there are still large areas without.  I will be touring the area with Mayor Savage and Deputy Fire Chief Bezanson at 2pm to get a better idea about the work in front of us.  NS Power will have new projected times later today (see below) Been getting a lot of calls about trees.  To be clear – municipal staff will be removing municipal (street & – read more –

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Hurricane Dorian recovery update Sept 9 7:50pm

Hi folks, hope you and yours are doing as well as can be expected post hurricane. The municipality will come slowly back to life tomorrow but you can expect things to be late, and full of detours and unexpected delays. All cell towers have been restored so service should be improving shortly. Municipal clean-up operations are running around the clock, with the aid of extra contractors and the Canadian Armed Forces. The military is now – read more –

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Back to school, participatory budgeting, Centre Plan, more.

Hi folks, hope you had a great summer! My twice yearly print newsletter is going to residents Tuesday next week, and in it I remind residents with school is starting and with students, both young and adult, returning to are streets and sidewalks that we all need to be a little more cautious when walking, biking and driving. Please remember – every corner is a crosswalk, even if no lines are painted. Plan for a little extra – read more –

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Halifax knows that “Mass immigration” is not a real thing

“Mass immigration” is not a real thing but the implication is clear – that the immigration levels are too high and this is some how bad for Canada. In fact, Canada welcomes around 330,000 new permanent residents each year in three classes. The biggest is the economic class where about 180,000 people are screened through one of the most efficient, rigorous and effective skilled immigration programs in the world. Canada needs these workers to fill – read more –

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Centre Plan, Natal Day, summer events, more!

Just a quick update before things really slow down for August. I am very pleased to let you know Centre Plan Package A passed 1st reading and is heading toward a public hearing September 17. While I of course am keeping an open mind as we approach the hearing, I want to say I am pleased we have made it to this point! I do read in the media two things that concern me – that council – read more –

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My comments on the draft Common Master Plan

I submitted this as an email to staff as a part of the ongoing review and creation of a Common Master Plan. You should comment too!  More info here at Shapeyourcity. This is a great plan for a great space and I love the direction.  In no way take my many comments as a rejection of all this great work! But it is a plan and a space worthy of serious thought and input. It – read more –

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REMINDER – Public Hearings Monday July 15 and Tuesday July 16

REMINDER – PUBLIC HEARINGS NEXT WEEK AT REGIONAL COUNCIL Halifax City Hall, Council Chamber, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax Hey all. A reminder of a couple of big public hearings next week, last couple before Centre Plan adoption. Please consider writing letters or coming to speak about what you like, what you do not like, what you would change. Send letters to clerks@halifax.ca before 1pm day of hearing. CORRECTED – Monday, July 15, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. Case 20218 – Amend – read more –

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Summer heat, Centre Plan, Rail shuttle & Windsor Street Exchange, more!

Hi all, hope you are enjoying the gorgeous weather that has finally arrived, just in time for festival season to start! I am not one to complain about the heat, but make sure you stay cool, hydrate, don’t over do it, and take care of yourself. When there are heat alerts in Halifax, community spots are organizing to provide measures for those lacking a cool place to call their own. Water, sunscreen and hats available for – read more –

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The Wellington Street public hearing is cancelled, rescheduled

Residents should be aware that due to an unexpected illness the Public Hearing for Case 20774 Wellington Street has been cancelled tonight and rescheduled to July 10.  I am sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. Revised event listing below: Case 20774 – Amendments to the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy and Halifax Peninsula Land Use By-law, and a proposed development agreement to enable an eight-storey building (plus penthouse) on the lands fronting Wellington Street CORRECTED – read more –

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Newcomer Map, CN Bridges, public hearing Wellington Street, Canada Day, more

Hi all, short note today with a long list of events. First of all, thanks to Brandan Tarry and the mapping team at the ALP Faculty, School of Access NSCC, who shared this really cool “Newcomer Map” with me to pass on to you.  If you lived in Halifax a while, or all your life, you know where things are, but if you just arrive, it can be daunting to learn.  This project shows where things – read more –

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Sidewalk Snow Removal Changes, Participatory Budgeting Program Update, New Affordable Access Program, Bike Week and more

District 7 Newsletter – May-June 2019 Hi all, wanted to get a newsletter out to start the week.  Before we get to public meetings and community events, I want to update you on sidewalk snow removal changes, participatory budgeting program changes, the new Affordable Access program launch, and travelling to FCM Quebec. A little over a month ago I promised to bring a motion to deal with substandard snow clearing of sidewalks by contractors, especially in the northern half of the – read more –