HRM 2020/21 Budget 2.0

Budget 1.0, and the introduction of the virus We had just about completed the 2020/21 budget. Budget 1.0 had expenses of about $1 Billion, or about $100 Million each month, and we had revenue to match this. We had a solid budget where there was a 1.4% increase in the...

My open letter to Zach Churchill about March Break

On March 12, 2020, I wrote an open letter to Minister Churchill requesting that he reconsider what happens after March Break. In light of the growing uncertainty about many things, but absolute certainty that this is spreading fast, I wanted to make sure that this...

Transit Conversation following Nov 25

On Nov 25, 2019, HRM Transit made some significant changes to the network. This followed months of consulting with stakeholders and transit users and also months of internal work to understand the system and try to make it more efficient. These changes were met with a...

My Snowplow Ride Around Sackville

On Sunday, January 5th, I was able to go for a ride in a snow plow. This was a great learning experience. I had heard things about snow plows and the challenges related to snow clearing, and this was a chance to experience it first hand. Before the snow plow ride I...

2020 New Year Message

As 2020 arrived, many of us looked back on 2019 as much as we look forward. For me 2019 has been a fantastic year, although it could have been better. I am thankful for so many things from 2019 I am thankful and honoured to have been chosen to represent you at City...

My views on The Stadium

We have all heard about a proposed stadium for Halifax. Opinions vary widely about whether or not we should have a stadium, where it should be, and who should pay for it. I formed an opinion when I first heard about the stadium and the proposal. The proposal should...

Glendale Crosswalks at Rankin and Smokey

While he was councillor, Steve Craig set out to have marked and lit crosswalks installed at each major intersection along Glendale Ave. A few crosswalks were completed every year, and now most of them have been done. The crosswalks at Rankin Drive and Smokey Drive had...