Municipal Design Guidelines (Red Book) update

The “Red Book” is the set of municipal design guidelines that HRM uses when building streets, sidewalks, and more. This book specifies the rules for how something should be built, and not why it should be built. It will talk about the dimensions of a sign,...

Splashifax – Water Park in HRM

On Tuesday, April 27, a new video appeared on Facebook that talked about a water park coming to First Lake. Splashifax (https://splashifax.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Splashifax) is working to set up a water park on the shores of First Lake, by the Sackville...

HRM Budget 2021/22

HRM Council is currently working through the budget for 2021/22. This budget will be developed through the end of April 2021, and will be ratified by HRM Council in May 2021. The schedule of budget meetings is below. I plan to document this process as we go through...

Happy New Year! All the best for 2021

Hi I send out my newsletters every few weeks (typically a few days before the Council meeting, so that you will see what we will be talking about, and so that you can share your opinion about it with me). I also want to publish a Happy New Year blog post and, rather...

HRM Winter Operations

Winter has arrived. As I’m writing this post I’m looking out over a day where it’s below freezing. I’m thinking back to the two storms that we’ve already had this year and the many that we had last year. I’ve also been thinking...