Ronald McDonald House, Summer Street Temporary One Way, Coronavirus Update #47, more

In This Issue A couple of important things came in while I was sending Friday’s newsletter and I wanted to get them out to you right away.  This short issue contains info about public engagement opportunities for the New Ronald McDonald House information meeting, the provinces Climate Change Plan public engagement, Call for Artists for an African NS interpretive panel, and a new website for exploring current and proposed heritage conservation districts on the peninsula. Roadworks contains info about Summer Street by the read more


Tragedies in Kamloops and London, Spring Garden, Centre Plan review, more

In This Issue My Council Update is talks briefly about the tragedies in London and Kamloops, Spring Garden Road, and very importantly the draft Centre Plan package B. Public Meetings and Hearing includes details about the Regional Plan review and upcoming council meetings.  Roadworks includes two new projects. Community Events reminds folks about the District Capital Grant Deadline and the Regional Plan review.  Coronavirus Update #46 has some government resource updates. This issue ends with info on how to reach out and get help on municipal issues. Councillor Update The last two read more


Regional Plan Review, Census, accessibility strategy, Coronavirus Update #45, more

In This Issue This update was posted in the afternoon of May 21, 2020. The COVID-19 emergency response continues to evolving rapidly. 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. My Council Update talks briefly about covid impacts, promotes the Regional Plan review engagement that just started, the recent Citizenship Awards, concern about Radon, HRM adopting and Accessibility Strategy, read more


Third Wave Arrives, Coronavirus Update #44, more

This update was posted on the afternoon of April 27, 2020. The situation is evolving rapidly. 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. In This Issue My Council Update is focused on the third wave, the crane collapse report, speed bumps in school zones, and recommends reading Councillor Austin’s post about recent council and budget debate. Public Meetings read more


Green bin discussion, point pleasant park signs, spring rec programs, Coronavirus Update 43, more.

In This Issue My Council Update asks your thoughts about Green Bin and Blue Bag schedules, off-leash dogs and new signs in Point Pleasant Park, and pedestrian safety.  Updates on arena capacity and summer rec registration follow. Public Meetings and Hearing includes a housing keeping public hearing scheduled for next week.  Roadworks include two updates. Still light on Community Events and Coronavirus Update #43 outlines the slow reopening and current government programs. This issue closes with an update and info on how to reach out and get help on municipal issues. Councillor Update In 2020, as part of read more


Community events, 21/22 paving, Coronavirus Update #42 restrictions lifted, vaccine roll out, programs and more

Good day all! Today is a great day, actually. It appears that we have successfully navigated the potential community spread, gotten thing back under control, and the province is lifting many HRM specific restrictions tomorrow.  In addition, Premier Rankin and Dr Strang announce that all Nova Scotians should be able to receive their first shot of the vaccination by the end of June. Given reports that a single shot appears to be highly effective in terms of stopping serious illness and asymptomatic read more


Crisis shelters, Cogswell, COVID Recovery tracker & Coronavirus Update #41

Hello all, a couple of quick notes today, With heavy snow and rain expected tomorrow (Feb. 2), Halifax Water has asked residents to help the stormwater in your area make its way into one of the 24,000 catchbasins throughout HRM by safely clearing snow, ice, and debris from a catchbasin near you. Find your nearest catchbasins here: https://halifaxwater.ca/fire-hydrants-catchbasins  Recently there has been a lot of discussion about the ‘crisis shelters’ that have started to appear in parks around the municipality, including this story on read more


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


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