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...

Election 2020 – Thank You!

The results from the 2020 election are in, and they show that you would like me to continue to represent us at City Hall. Thank you, so very much, for that honour. I would like to thank everyone for their support, their encouragement, for sharing their concerns, and...

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...