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 that are most competitive in read more

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 jobs that are sit empty. read more

Gorsebrook Park Plan consultations

The municipality held a public open house on December 10, 2018 at the Dalhousie Student Union Building. A lot of what was heard in my public session in 2016 was reflect in the proposed design, though there are some concerns.  The public was in attendance to review a preliminary park concept and to provide feedback on design and layout options. The feedback received at the open house and via electronic submission has informed an updated concept. More info here

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 is interesting to really dive read more

Saint Mary’s Boat Club Park

Significant work has gone into the building itself, the tennis area, and a new playground was installed in 2018.  Concerns are: landscaping issues, looking for some trees along the perimeter wooden platform next to play area at the lawn bowling needs to be replaced Lawn Bowling is not accessible, need to come up with a strategy Refresh the park signage and wayfinding, at the street, at the entrance and there is no indication any of the other assets are in read more