HRM Budget 2021/22

HRM Council is currently working through the budget for 2021/22. This budget will be developed through March and 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 it,...

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...

Transit – Why buy more diesel buses?

The Chronicle Herald recently had an article “Nowhere near electric: Diesel buses lined up for future Halifax Transit fleet” and CBC recently had an article “Ecology Action Centre ‘disheartened’ by HRM decision to buy 150 diesel...

Neighbourhood Speeding

Neighbourhood Speeding, and what to do 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...