Proposed Changes to Parking Fines

We are writing to update residents about proposed changes to the parking fines in HRM. Most other Canadian cities have vibrant downtowns and main streets while also having higher parking fines. The reason HRM is considering increasing parking penalties is to make sure that the fine is high enough to encourage compliance, while in turn increasing parking spot turnover and providing all residents and visitors fair access to available parking. What we have heard from businesses is that some people read more


Update #6 – UPDATED with Coburg Public Hearing info. Major plans update, South Park Bike Lane, community meetings, more

NEWS I hope you had a good winter break! Things are starting to really pick up speed here at City Hall. People are already calling me about participatory budgeting!  Dates are not yet firm but we will announce them in my fall newsletter and online sometime in February.  Once again $94,000 for capital projects will be available to groups that meet the criteria.  To get ahead of the curve, you can go and look at last year’s application info and read more


Update #5 – Holiday Edition

This is my last enewsletter of 2016, and I want to take a moment to wish you and your loved ones the happiest of holiday seasons. I am excited to continue to work hard to represent you, District 7 and HRM and feel 2017 is shaping up to be a wonderful and productive time for HRM Council and our municipality. So you know – I will be on vacation from Tuesday December 20 returning Wednesday January 4 with no access read more


Update #4 – Recreation during school closure, Integrated Mobility, development symposium, more

Before we get to the newsletter, I wanted to share a brief update on Recreation services during the current shut down of public schools in Nova Scotia.  The following is an email from the Director of Parks and Recreation for HRM: ‎I am providing this update in light of yesterday’s announcement from the Province of Nova Scotia. As you know, Province of Nova Scotia has decided to close schools to children but teachers will be required to report to work. read more


Update #3 – Centre Plan, North West Arm trunk sewer rehab, MacDonald bike approaches, more

In this update: PUBLIC MEETINGS AND HEARINGS Community conversations next phase of Centre Plan public consultation process Bikeway Connector Project Public and Online engagement sessions Rehabilitation/repair of Northwest Arm trunk sewer Centre Plan Complete Draft Comment Deadline Integrated Mobility Plan COMMUNITY EVENTS AND INFO 2017 Volunteer Award nominations now open Home Warming Program for Low Income Residents to Improve Energy Efficiency Neighbourhood Placemaking Program Nova Scotia Tree for Boston Send-off Parade of Lights Halifax Cycling Coalition 9th Birthday Party and 4th Annual read more