Budget, Community News, Meetings, Coronavirus Update #40

Hello and welcome to 2021.  Like you I have hopes for a better year than 2020, and despite the mess and horror south of our national border I still do. New Zealand, who has been one of the world leaders in strong controls and quick response to Coronavirus has no cases and has seen a remarkable and quick economic recovery.  New Zealand jobs market bounces back close to pre-pandemic levels – Country’s biggest job advertising website reports 19% growth in jobs, read more

Public meetings, community events, holiday hours and Coronavirus Update #39

Long newsletter as this is the last one before the new year.  A lot of info about public meetings, COVID updates, community events, and the like follows. It’s been very busy here at the home office, and I’ve had trouble making the time to get this newsletter out, so I would like to thank Councillor Smith for putting his out Friday so I could borrow much of it today! 2020 has been a heck of a year, but I have read more

Market alone will not solve the housing crisis

This article originally appeared in the Chronicle Herald. That Halifax and Nova Scotia have an affordable housing crisis is not breaking news, and it is good to see the province announce the formation of an Affordable Housing Commission, with a mandate to recommend strategies and actions within six months. While this process plays out, Halifax needs to continue to take rapid actions where it can, while demanding new and long-delayed tools from the province. The province needs to either get read more

Coronavirus Update 38 – the second wave hits our shores

This update was posted in the afternoon of November 24, 2020. The situation is rapidly changing. Please check the Canada, Nova Scotia and Halifax websites for the most up to date information. You can also check out my recently updated COVID-19 resources, with information on current Government Response, Individuals & Families, Business as well as Links to Resources including key social media to follow. Coronavirus Update 38 – the second wave hits our shores. Hi all, As you are probably aware that today the government of Nova Scotia announced new measures to help read more

Remembrance Day, Centre Plan consultation, Rapid Housing initiative & more

Hello all, I wanted to let you know about Remembrance Day tomorrow in District 7. The event at the Cenotaph in Grand Parade has been reduced to 50 people. The public is asked to stay home. The event at Sailors Memorial, which I normally attend, is canceled. I do not have an update on the Province House, RA Park or Camp Hill memorials, but as I said in my last newsletter the Legion has recommended that memorials be canceled or limited read more

Election, Morris Street, Parking, new council, more

It is a great honour to have been re-elected as your Councillor for District 7.  I am really excited to get to work with Councillors both old and new! I know this is old news now, but think how far we have come in eight short years. Turnout in this election was up to 40%. Council now has gender parity, two African Nova Scotian members, and five members who defeated incumbents (me, Shawn, Lisa, Iona, and Cathy). This last point read more

Endorsements 2020

Home | Empower | Green | Connect | Report Card | Endorse | Launch Waye has earned the respect and support of District 7 residents by listening, responding quickly, and being transparent and accountable.  These are stories about helping them and their families, or about us working together to help the community and make District 7 and HRM a better place. I thank each of them for their kind words and support! Richard & Grace Beasley   Elizabeth Wozniak Ward read more

Viola Desmond Signs, Sup Funding Report, Election Reminder, more

Hi folks, hope you are enjoying this blustery fall day! This will be my last newsletter for this term. Hard to believe how time has flown by! I have enjoyed representing you and District 7 these last eight years, and it has been an honour and a privilege to serve you. If you have not already, please take a moment and vote, information on how to register and vote follows this section.  The first in-person voting opportunity is tomorrow at Citadel High read more

Voting has begun!

Online voting is now open. This campaign I’ve talked about my record as your Councillor and shared my report card that shows that when I make promises I worked hard and deliver them. I’ve also shared some endorsements from a number of residents who wanted to share the work I’ve done with them to make our community a better place. I need your support so I can keep working for District 7 to empower all residents to be economically secure and hopeful, build a green municipality that has a plan to address the climate emergency, and connect residents by transforming read more

Vote Waye Mason on October 6-17 2020

Home | Empower | Green | Connect | Report Card | Endorse | Launch On October 17, 2020 I was elected as Councillor for District 7 Halifax South Downtown.  Once again, as I did in 2012 and 2016 I’ve archived the campaign site here on my blog, so that all my web material is all in one place. Thank you for your support and kindness during this election.   When the votes were counted, I was so humbled and gratified to see read more