Common parkade, NS Power, Tree City, Grafton Park, more

I am not going to write extensively about the proposed Common Parkade and redundant power plant today. Please go and sign the petition so that the Premier and Minister Hines and MLA Kousoulis know that the public really is against this plan. My motivations for fighting this poorly conceived plan are many, but simply – my job as a municipal councillor is to defend parks and planning. I need to make sure that the historic Halifax Junior Bengal Lancers can continue their important work of recreation read more

Stopping the garage on the Common, volunteering at HRM, transit changes, more

Hi again,   Quick enewsletter before the weekend.   You may have seen my letter in the Herald, read my email last week, or read some of the media that resulted where I outline my concerns and those of residents about the proposed Halifax Common garage that the province apparently wants to build south of the Natural History Museum.   I continue to engage with the province to try and get them to change course.  Good news is that as of 4:30pm today the read more

Wifi at the Oval, AirBnB party house reporting, upcoming issues for 2020, more

I hope you had an enjoyable winter holiday period. We were back at City Hall last week holding a Budget Committee meeting, meeting residents, and of course enjoying the inconvenient but beautiful snow day on Wednesday! A lot is coming up this year in terms of important direction for the municipality – decision and direction on higher order transit, library construction and rehabilitation funding, affordable housing funding through the new Centre Plan fund, of course Halifact 2050, our municipal contribution read more

Young Ave update, Gorsebrook Park, geosmin, more

What a couple of weeks eh? First off, a huge thank you to the Young Avenue District Heritage Conservation Society, the Park to Park Community Association, the NS Heritage Trust, the Local Council of Women Halifax, and every other group and individual who rallied so quickly last week to save Young Avenue. From an unexpected notice of motion on November 26 to the withdrawal of the motion December 3, hundreds of people called councillors, sent in letters, signed petitions, and mobilized the community. read more

Participatory Budget vote cancelled, affordable housing program and Centre Plan, more

Hello all, couple of quick notes and some great community events to share. The District 7 Participatory Budgeting Vote Night scheduled for November 4th has been cancelled. We tried moving the vote night to the Fall to see if we could get more people involved, and it has not worked out! We did not get enough projects submitted to allow for a vote, so we have decided to consider funding all the projects that were submitted. This means that while there read more