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

March 2022 Update: 2021 was a very good year for First Lake. Two significant things happened: The Friends of First Lake Water Stewardship Committee was able to complete some testing of First Lake in order to establish the baseline health of the lake; and HRM awarded a...

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...