Hurricane Teddy Updates from HRM

As of 10:40 a.m. | Sept. 23, 2020NOTE: This will be the final update from the EOC barring any significant changes in status.WeatherHeavy rain and high winds are expected to continue today and dissipate by later this afternoon.Localized flooding has occurred in low...

First Lake Water Quality

I talked briefly about the First Lake water quality in my e-newsletter of July 18. That article is here, and you can click on the image to see a more complete view of where I have asked the lake to be tested: First Lake is one of the gems of Lower Sackville. Due to...

Sackville Splash Pad, 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...

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...