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...