Taxes, Budget, Rapid Transit, ferries, Electric buses, Coronavirus Update 27 and more oh my.

Hello all!  We finally finished the recast COVID budget today!  Long time subscribers know I have said year after year “budget is finally over and now I can catch up, get back you, sorry for the delay.”  Well in 2020 we had to do the budget twice! I will be caught up on the small backlog of issues Monday or Tuesday, thank you for your patience. Taxes Due June 1 First thing I have to say, and I know this read more


Budget, Cogswell, Roadwork, (EDIT) Parking Resumes June 1, Coronavirus Update #26

Hello residents! I am working hard this morning to get this update out so I can spend this afternoon on my back deck in the 25C heat and sun while participating via video in our budget discussion today. I hope you are able take time to enjoy today! Regional Council and staff continue to work to close the budget gap that COVID-19 has created. The crux of the debate is whether to use reserves or debt to preserve staff positions and thus read more


Social Policy Framework, municipal elections, dogs & covid, more

Hi all, I had not sent an update this week because there just are not that many things going on.  Right now there is less to report that is urgent, and also Council is getting back into meeting more regularly and that has been eating up my time. I’ve decided to go back for now to weekly newsletters, and once again make them more general in nature. Look for them Thursday or Friday. I will include a weekly Coronavirus in read more


Coronavirus update 24, May 8 2020 | provincial opening plan, making walking and biking safer during covid, hfxalert, more

Today the province reported two additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 46. The deaths occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality. The tragedy at Northwood is real and horrible and I feel so badly for all the families, residents, and staff who are impacted. Only one new case was identified on Thursday, May 7. So we are getting closer and closer to phase 1 of reopening the Province. While I speculated that schools read more


Coronavirus Update 23, May 6 2020 | What reopening might look like,a innovation district, a message from Canada’s mayors, parks update, more

This update was posted in the afternoon of May 6, 2020. The situation is changing by the hour. Please check the Canada, Nova Scotia and Halifax websites for the most up to date information. You can also check out my COVID-19 resources, with information on current Government Response, Individuals & Families, Business as well as Links to Resources including key social media to follow. Another sunny day in Halifax and the trends continue downwards with new and active COVID-19 cases in Nova Scotia. We are not out of the woods yet but things read more


Coronavirus Update 22, May 4 2020 | parks this weekend, 1029 Tower Road news, walking and biking update, more

This update was posted in the afternoon of May 4, 2020. The situation is changing by the hour. Please check the Canada, Nova Scotia and Halifax websites for the most up to date information. You can also check out my COVID-19 resources, with information on current Government Response, Individuals & Families, Business as well as Links to Resources including key social media to follow. For the most part, residents appear to have maintained social distancing over the weekend with the parks newly reopened.   Some places saw too many folks driving to them, and read more


Coronavirus update 21, May 1, 2020 | Thoughts with our neighbours in the CAF and their families, SOE update, more

This update was posted in the afternoon of May 1, 2020. The situation is changing by the hour. Please check the Canada, Nova Scotia and Halifax websites for the most up to date information. You can also check out my COVID-19 resources, with information on current Government Response, Individuals & Families, Business as well as Links to Resources including key social media to follow. I grew up in a Navy family and know what it feels like to see a loved one sail away hoping they would stay safe & come back read more


Coronavirus Update 20, April 29 2020 | trends are good, but stay home for now, municipal funding, ag jobs, more

This update was posted in the afternoon of April 29, 2020. The situation is changing by the hour. Please check the Canada, Nova Scotia and Halifax websites for the most up to date information. You can also check out my COVID-19 resources, with information on current Government Response, Individuals & Families, Business as well as Links to Resources including key social media to follow. Short update today, as I only put one out yesterday, and there is not much that has changed yet. There were 20 reported positive results today and sadly read more


Coronavirus update 19, April 28, 2020 | regional council, student moving day, wage subsidy, more

This update was posted in the morning of April 28, 2020. The situation is changing by the hour. Please check the Canada, Nova Scotia and Halifax websites for the most up to date information. You can also check out my COVID-19 resources, with information on current Government Response, Individuals & Families, Business as well as Links to Resources including key social media to follow. Hi all, sorry for the delay in this newsletter. I was pretty flat out yesterday and just couldn’t get to a newsletter before I stopped for the day.  read more


Coronavirus update 18, April 24 2020 | Online vigil, commercial rent assistance, more

This update was posted in the afternoon of April 24, 2020. The situation is changing by the hour. Please check the Canada, Nova Scotia and Halifax websites for the most up to date information. You can also check out my COVID-19 resources, with information on current Government Response, Individuals & Families, Business as well as Links to Resources including key social media to follow. Online vigil A vigil, Nova Scotia Remembers, is being held tonight at 7:00 pm to honour those we lost. Visit http://heartcolchester.ca to participate virtually. Condolences can be made by visiting http://novascotia.ca/condolences Reach read more