District 8 Update #4 – Community Town Hall with PM Justin Trudeau, Peace Forum, Community Grants Program, and more.

Residents and Friends,

List of events and notices – here’s what is included:

  • Community Town Hall with PM Justin Trudeau Jan. 16
  • Peace Forum Jan. 21
  • Job Opportunity: Ecology Action Centre Community
  • Community Grants Program now accepting applications

Items of Interest

  • Barrington Street – Guiderail Replacement
  • Halifax Transit Lost and Found relocation
  • Municipal Overnight Winter Parking Ban
  • Snow Removal Program for seniors – applications now open
  • HomeWarming Program for Low Income Residents to Improve Energy Efficiency
  • Update on Angus L Macdonald Bridge Redecking
  • North End Business Association
  • Quinpool Road Business Association
  • Regional Council Reports and Agendas
  • Halifax and West Community Council Reports and Agendas
Contact me:
Phone: 902-579-6975
Website: LindellSmithHfx.ca


Council Coordinator: Nadine Yuriev
Phone: 902.490.1577


311 – HRM’s Call Centre
HRM’s call centre is open 7 days/week from 7 am to 11 pm to respond to routine inquiries and complaints from HRM residents. Please use this service since it helps HRM keep track of issues that are of concern for residents (missed solid waste pickup, sidewalks not cleared, transit info or complaints, etc.) For more information please visit http://www.halifax.ca/311/

Please send your feedback on issues before Community Council and Regional Council – and on any municipal issue. If you would like to send your comments to all Regional Councillors please email the Clerk’s Office (clerks@halifax.ca) so that your comments are shared and are part of the public record.



Community Town Hall with Special Guest Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Jan. 16
Mayor Mike Savage is pleased to host a Community Town Hall with Dartmouth-Cole Harbour MP Darren Fisher and special guest Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Prime Minister Trudeau wants to hear from the Halifax Regional Municipality about the issues that matter to our region as we enter the New Year.
Monday, January 16 @ 6:30pm (Doors open 5:30pm). Dartmouth Sportsplex, Area.
Kindly RSVP to mayor@halifax.ca if you can attend.
For security reasons, no large bags will be allowed in the venue.


Now accepting applications for our Community Grants Program
The Community Grants Program is a centralized program that provides annual cash grants to registered non-profit organizations and charities located throughout the Municipality.  There are two types of grant (a) a project grant of up to $5,000 and (b) a capital grant of up to $25,000.
To apply and for more information:


Peace Forum – Celebrating Black Nova Scotian Youth Leadership in Building Peace
Saturday, January 21, 2017 2-4pm – Halifax Central Library

The Michaëlle Jean Foundation invites you to join community leaders, young artists, activists and visionaries, to pay tribute to young Black Nova Scotian change makers striving to bring peace to Nova Scotia and beyond.

Featured speakers and artists including:
Minister Tony Ince, Mayor Michael Savage, Chief of Police Jean-Michel Blais, Councillor Lindell Smith, El Jones, Quentrel Provo, Robert Wright, Josh Creighton, The Magic Project, and more!

Please RSVP at JAYAinitiative@gmail.com  before 6pm on January 18, 2017 or register via the link below:
http://app.simplycast.ca/?q=lp%2Fshow&lp=wPCKVydOfXEoovSd. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/369388966758166/


Job Opportunity: Ecology Action Centre Community – Senior Coordinator (Food Team)
Application Deadline: Thursday, January 19, 2017

More info: https://ecologyaction.ca/sites/ecologyaction.ca/files/images-documents/issue_areas/Job%20posting%20-%20Senior%20Coordinator-Policy%20Research%20and%20Civic%20Engagement%20%28Food%20Team%20-%20Halifax%29.pdf

Items of Interest

Barrington Street – Guiderail Replacement
The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that beginning Thursday, Jan. 12, and continuing until Friday, Feb. 3, guiderail replacement work will take place on Barrington Street, from Glebe Street to the Robie Street exit ramp off of the MacKay Bridge.

Crews will be on-site each day during the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. During this work there will be lane drops in place as well as occasional stop-and-go traffic. Motorists should expect delays in the area and are asked to use alternative routes, whenever possible.


Halifax Transit to relocate Lost and Found service to Bridge Terminal
Halifax Transit’s Lost and Found service that was previously located at the Burnside Transit Centre has been relocated to the central kiosk at the Bridge Terminal in DartmouthLost and Found is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on holidays. Passengers are encouraged to call (902) 490-6617 to inquire if the item has been turned in.


Municipal Overnight Winter Parking Ban
With winter weather upon us, the municipality is reminding residents that when and where you park can have a big impact on snow clearing. The municipal overnight winter parking ban will be in effect again this year starting on Thursday, Dec. 15, and continuing until Mar. 31, 2017.
As in previous seasons, the ban will be enforced between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m., only during declared snow and ice events and extended clearing operations. Residents are encouraged to plan ahead when snow is in the forecast and secure off-street parking for when the overnight parking ban is enforced.

The easiest way to stay informed of the overnight parking ban is to sign up for automated notifications. Register online at www.halifax.ca/snow/parkingban/notifications.php, call 311 or email contact@halifax.ca. Subscribers will receive timely alerts by phone, email, and/or text message when the ban is in effect and again when it is lifted.

For more information on municipal winter operations, please visit www.halifax.ca/snow


Snow Removal Program for seniors – applications now open
The YMCA snow removal program is available to eligible seniors (65 years or older) and offers assistance to clear snow from steps and walkways. The 2016/17 Program is now accepting applications and is operated on a first-come, first-served basis. To find out more about eligibility, please visit https://www.halifax.ca/snow/seniorssnow.php or call the YCMA at 902-483-3678.


HomeWarming Program for Low Income Residents to Improve Energy Efficiency
HomeWarming is a program that helps Nova Scotians living on a low income save money on heating and cooling bills and feel more comfortable year-round – your home will be assessed and complete energy efficiency upgrades done at no charge. Clean Foundation and Efficiency Nova Scotia are working together to offer income-qualified homeowners these free efficiency improvements.  Interested homeowners can speak confidentially with a Service Advisor about their eligibility by calling 1-877-434-2136 (toll free) or by visiting HomeWarming.ca


Update on Angus L Macdonald Bridge Redecking
For information about the redecking project (2015-2017) go to Big Lift: www.thebiglift.ca


North End Business Association
For an update on what is happening with businesses in the north end please visit the North End Business Association http://gonorthhalifax.ca/  and sign up for their monthly email.

Quinpool Road Business Association
For an update on what is happening with businesses on Quinpool Road please visit their website: www.quinpoolroad.ca/


Regional Council Reports and Agendas
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10am | City Hall, Halifax Council Chambers
The next meeting of Halifax Regional Council will take place on Tuesday, January 24th at 10am in Halifax Council Chambers at City Hall. If you want to read reports coming to Regional Council (posted mid-day Friday prior to the Tuesday meeting) or to check the agenda please go to: http://www.halifax.ca/council/agendasc/cagenda.php

Halifax and West Community Council Reports and Agendas
Community Council has now decided to meet on Tuesday evenings that alternate with Regional Council. Please check the webpage here for agendas (usually available a week before the meeting), locations and times. http://www.halifax.ca/commcoun/west/index.php

District 7 & 8 Planning Advisory Council Reports and Agendas
The District 7&8 Planning Advisory Committee meets once a month to discuss and provide feedback to council on planning proposals for the two districts. Please check the webpage for agendas (usually available a week before the meeting), locations and times: http://www.halifax.ca/boardscom/D78PAC/index.php