Contact me at:

Phone: 902-240-0441
E-mail: paul.russell@halifax.ca

 

Constituency Coordinator:

Linda Johnson
Phone: 902-490-4086
E-mail: johnsol@halifax.ca

 

“Office” Schedule

Every week-day I post my agenda to social media. I will also be at various places around Sackville so that we can talk.

This week I will also be getting some work done at Tim Hortons, Apt 3, Press Play Cafe, and the Sackville Sports Stadium at the following times:

  • Monday, October 26, 8am-9:30am, at Tim’s on Cobequid Road
  • Tuesday, October 27, 3pm-4:40pm, at Apt 3 on Sackville Drive
  • Wednesday, October 28, 6pm-7:30pm, at Press Play Cafe on Sackville Drive
  • Thursday, October 29, 8am-9:30am, at Press Play Cafe on Sackville Drive

Election 2020 – Thank You!

The results from the 2020 election are in, and they show that you would like me to continue to represent us at City Hall.

Thank you, so very much, for that honour.

I would like to thank everyone for their support, their encouragement, for sharing their concerns, and for generally looking to make Sackville an even better place to live. I would also like to thank all of those on my campaign team, especially Donna, Karna, and Madison. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without you.

Now that the election is over, the real work continues. We have talked about a lot of your concerns through the election period, and I’ve already started moving forward on many of them.

Click here to read the full post

Neighbourhood Speeding

We had one election in 2019 and another in 2020.

In both of these elections the number one issue that you talked about was speeding on neighbourhood streets. This problem has been described as a problem all around Lower Sackville, and also in many areas around HRM.

There are two general ways to slow traffic down. The first is to change the streets to make it more difficult to speed. The second is to encourage and remind drivers to respect the posted speed limit.

We use both methods to help reduce the speeding on our streets.

Please click here to read the full post.

First Lake Water Quality

First Lake is one of the gems of Lower Sackville. Due to construction, and the unchecked silt flowing in to it 40 years ago, it had suffered greatly. It had been an aerial landmark because it was an orange lake.

There has been an ongoing bacteria issue with the lake at Kinsmen Beach. This is what prompted the construction of the Kinsmen splash pad. The beach went from being a supervised and tested beach, to just being tested, and this year no testing was done. We are moving backwards, and I started addressing this as soon as I was elected.

I’ve been working with HRM staff to get First Lake tested in the areas that are pinpointed above. These locations are a) where the storm drains flow in by Glendale, b) by the Sackville Sports Stadium, c) by Kinsmen Beach, d) by the Sack-a-wa canoe club, and e) where the water exits the lake at Sucker Brook.

Read more about this by clicking here

Sackville Splash Pad Update, July 2020

The splash pad at Kinsmen Park on First Lake Drive is one of the biggest attractions around. This is understandable because it’s fun, cools you off, is easy to get to, and is in the pictureson the shore of the lake. This helps explain why it is the busiest splash pad in HRM. Although we don’t formally count the numbers, our staff have often seen 100 or more kids there through the day, especially on very nice days.

I’ve recently received a number of questions about the splash pad, and so wanted to provide an update.

You can read the full article by clicking here.

Online Community Meetings

We have not able to meet in person, and I miss the conversations. It’s good to hear what’s going well and what your concerns are. I also like to get your feedback on some things that are coming up, like the Council or Budget meetings.

Fortunately we can still meet online, using Zoom. You are welcome to join these meetings on your computer or phone.

The next Zoom meetings are on Sunday, October 25 at 4:00pm and Sunday, November 8, at 4:00pm.

To join the Zoom meetings please sign up for my newsletter. I don’t want to publish the meeting information on the web site, so I send it out in my newsletter.

Election 2020 – Thank You!

The results from the 2020 election are in, and they show that you would like me to continue to represent us at City Hall.

Thank you, so very much, for that honour.

I would like to thank everyone for their support, their encouragement, for sharing their concerns, and for generally looking to make Sackville an even better place to live. I would also like to thank all of those on my campaign team, especially Donna, Karna, and Madison. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without you.

Now that the election is over, the real work continues. We have talked about a lot of your concerns through the election period, and I’ve already started moving forward on many of them.

Click here to read the full post

Neighbourhood Speeding

We went through one election in 2019 and another in 2020. In both of these elections the number one issue that you talked about was speeding on neighbourhood streets. This problem has been described as a problem all around Lower Sackville, and also in many areas around HRM.

There are two general ways to slow traffic down. The first is to change the streets to make it more difficult to speed. The second is to encourage and remind drivers to respect the posted speed limit.

We use both methods to help reduce the speeding on our streets.

Please click here to read the full post.

First Lake Water Quality

First Lake is one of the gems of Lower Sackville. Due to construction, and the unchecked silt flowing in to it 40 years ago, it had suffered greatly. It had been an aerial landmark because it was an orange lake.

There has been an ongoing bacteria issue with the lake at Kinsmen Beach. This is what prompted the construction of the Kinsmen splash pad. The beach went from being a supervised and tested beach, to just being tested, and this year no testing was done. We are moving backwards, and I started addressing this as soon as I was elected.

I’ve been working with HRM staff to get First Lake tested in the areas that are pinpointed above. These locations are a) where the storm drains flow in by Glendale, b) by the Sackville Sports Stadium, c) by Kinsmen Beach, d) by the Sack-a-wa canoe club, and e) where the water exits the lake at Sucker Brook.

Read more about this by clicking here

Sackville Splash Pad Update, July 2020

The splash pad at Kinsmen Park on First Lake Drive is one of the biggest attractions around. This is understandable because it’s fun, cools you off, is easy to get to, and is in the pictureson the shore of the lake. This helps explain why it is the busiest splash pad in HRM. Although we don’t formally count the numbers, our staff have often seen 100 or more kids there through the day, especially on very nice days.

I’ve recently received a number of questions about the splash pad, and so wanted to provide an update.

You can read the full article by clicking here.

Online Community Meetings

We have not able to meet in person, and I miss the conversations. It’s good to hear what’s going well and what your concerns are. I also like to get your feedback on some things that are coming up, like the Council or Budget meetings.

Fortunately we can still meet online, using Zoom. You are welcome to join these meetings on your computer or phone.

The next Zoom meetings are on Sunday, August 16 at 7:00pm and Sunday, August 30, at 7:00pm.

To join the Zoom meetings please sign up for my newsletter. I don’t want to publish the meeting information on the web site, so I send it out in my newsletter.

Join my mailing list

With this mailing list, I send out updates about the work that I am doing  and about the HRM work that would affect you.

I have been …

  • Working for our community – making Sackville an even better place to live
  • Working in a professional manner – treating people with respect and making sure that everyone knows what to expect
  • Collaborating with others to ensure that the load is shared and that we get the job done.

I represent your interests by considering …

  • What is best for our community and our country
  • Fiscal accountability, balanced with progressive social policy and individual freedoms
  • Respect for all Canadians equally and supporting Canadians first
  • Personal and corporate responsibility and accountability
  • Evidence based decision making
  • Support for sustainable development
  • A balance between environmental and economic issues

I am always looking to be make myself more available. Each day I have been publishing my agenda, my time at a coffee shop, and a copy of my calendar (this calendar may show some available times that have actually been booked).

If you are looking at this on your phone then you may find it easier to use your phone in the landscape orientation instead of portrait.

Please get in touch with me or with my constituency coordinator (above) to book a meeting.