Lower Sackville Developments

Updated: 08-Oct-2022Lower Sackville has a housing shortage. At this point we have about a 0% vacancy rate. One of the solutions for this is to build more places for people to live, and that’s exactly what’s happening in Lower Sackville. I talk more about...

Summer 2022 Survey

Over the past number of years I have had several conversations with people around Lower Sackville. These conversations have influenced municipal actions in Lower Sackville and they have influenced my decisions. Many of these conversations happened on your doorsteps...

2022 – Looking Forward and Looking Back

Happy New Year! I wish you the very best in 2022! Since it is New Years Eve, I want to have a look forward at where we can go, and have a look back to see what got us here. There are a lot of good things currently happening, and there are a lot of things that can be...

HRM Budget 2022/23

HRM Council is currently working through the budget for 2022/23. This budget will be developed through the end of March 2022, and is planned to be ratified by HRM Council in April 2021. I plan to document this process as we go through it, including some of the more...

Housing Security and Affordable Housing

Ever since I’ve been in office, I’ve been working on housing insecurity, and so has the municipality. To say that this is a complex issue is an understatement. Legislatively, housing is a provincial responsibility. More important than that, however,...

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...