District 8 Update #12 – Last Regional Council Summery, Cousins Restaurant Development, United Not Isolated Festival, Community Events, and more!

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


  • Regional Council Summary from August 15th
  • Almon Street – Sidewalk Renewal/Traffic Signal and Street Rehabilitation
  • Neighbourhood Watch meeting
  • Citadel High School Open House
  • North End Parent Resource Centre Children’s Registration
  • YouthNet’s Summertime Extravajam!
  • Salvation Army Wellness Check In
  • North End Community Health Centre Good Food Box
  • United Not Isolated Festival
  • Creighton street painting party
  • UP Basketball Tournament @ Uniacke Square (New Date)

Items of Interest

  • August North End Community Circle Roundtable Notes
  • North End Business Association
  • Quinpool Road Business Association
  • Halifax Regional Council Tuesday, September 5th 10am
  • Halifax Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee August 28th 4:00pm
  • Other Committee and Board commitments

Contact me:

Phone: 902-579-6975

Email: Lindell.Smith@halifax.ca
Website: www.LindellSmithHfx.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LindellSmithHFX/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LindellSmithHFX

Council Coordinator: Nadine Yuriev
Phone: 902.490.1577
Email: Yurievn@halifax.ca


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.

If you would like to send events or information to be possibly included in my e-newsletter, please email with the subject line “E-Newsletter”


HRM Public Meetings and Notices:

Regional Council Summary from August 15th, 2017

Bloomfield Property

The Bloomfield property occupies 3.28 acres and is designated Park and Institutional land under the Halifax Municipal Planning Strategy. In 2012, Regional Council declared the Bloomfield property surplus. At the August 15, 2017 meeting, Regional Council voted to give the province 120 days to decide if it wants to purchase the property at fair market value, in hopes that a new P-12 francophone school will be built on the site. If the Province chooses not to purchase the property, Regional Council will sell it on the open market, under the conditions that a cultural centre and affordable housing be part of any development on the site. More information and background on the Bloomfield Property is available here: https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default/files/documents/city-hall/regional-council/170815rc91.pdf

Low-Income Transit Pass Program

Regional Council approved an amendment to By-law U-100 that would allow Halifax Transit to remove a participant in the permanent Low-Income Transit Pass Program after six consecutive months of inactivity, and to permit a resident on the waiting list to take their place. More information on the annual Low Income Transit Pass Program is available at https://www.halifax.ca/transportation/halifax-transit/transit-programs-services/low-income-transit-pass-program/annual-low

Letter to Minister of Transportation regarding ‘Dooring’

‘Dooring’ occurs when a driver opens their vehicle door and hits a passing cyclist. Council approved a recommendation by the Transportation Standing Committee that the Mayor send a letter to the Nova Scotia Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal supporting an amendment to the Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) prohibiting people from opening their vehicle doors until it is reasonably safe to do so.

MacDonald Bridge Bikeway Connector Project

Regional Council voted unanimously to approve the $7.4 million dollar MacDonald Bridge bikeway project. The project will include new bike lanes on both sides of the bridge, as well as a flyover ramp both on and off the bridge. The project will make it easier for cyclists to move across the harbour, and is expected to be completed in 2020. More information on the project is available at https://www.halifax.ca/transportation/cycling-walking/cycling-projects/macdonald-bridge-bikeway-connector

Alteration to Cornwallis Street Baptist Church

Regional Council approved a recommendation from the Heritage Advisory Committee to approve a substantial alteration to the exterior of the Cornwallis Street Baptist Church. The proposed alteration would see a new addition to the building that would include a new library, kitchen, and administrative offices for the church. More information on this proposal is available at https://www.halifax.ca/sites/default/files/documents/city-hall/regional-council/170815rc1451.pdf

HRM Community Events Float

Regional Council approved a motion by Councillor Bill Karsten to request a staff report on the possibility of adding another municipal float to HRM’s fleet. The municipality currently has one float available for community events across the municipality.


Construction Notice – Almon Street – Sidewalk Renewal/Traffic Signal and Street Rehabilitation

The Halifax Regional Municipality will be carrying out construction work on Almon street. Parking may occasionally be restricted. Notice will be provided prior to parking restrictions. We apologize for any inconvenience the work may cause you.

Type of Work:

Street resurfacing on Almon Street from Gottingen Street to Oxford Street. The project also includes the rehabilitation of traffic signals, concrete curb and sidewalk replacement and associated reinstatement including pavement markings and landscaping.

The scope of work for this tender generally consists of cold planing existing asphalt and replacing with new asphalt and the rehabilitation of traffic signals including new bases, poles, signals, conduit, and detection systems at the intersections of Almon St. and Windsor St., and Almon St. and Agricola St. The work also includes some concrete curb and sidewalk replacement and associated reinstatement including pavement markings and landscaping.

HRM Inspector: Jim Mccallum 902-817-0626
Contractor: Dexter Construction 902-835-3381

Anticipated Start Date: August 21, 2017
Anticipated Completion Date: October 18, 2017


Community Event/Meetings


Neighbourhood Watch meeting
Tuesday, August 29th 6:00pm at Veith House

A friendly reminder about the Neighbourhood Watch meeting being held on August 29th, 6pm at Veith House.


Citadel High School Open House
Wednesday, August 30th 6:30pm – 8:00pm 1855 Trollope St,

Open House for All Grade 10 Students and Families!

This is a great opportunity to come in and see this beautiful facility that students will be spending the next three years attending.


North End Parent Resource Centre Children’s Registration
Starting Monday, August 21st –  Friday, August 25th 9:00am to close.

Parent and Tot: Ages 1 ½ – 2 ½, Child Development: Ages 3 to 5, Parent Break: Ages 0-6

Contact for more info:
Call – 902-492-0133 Email – Parentresource@hotmail.com
Website: http://neprc.org


YouthNet’s Summertime Extravajam!
Friday, August 25th 5:00pm – 7:00pm St. George’s YouthNet — 2221 Maitland St.

BBQ, Performances, Music, Cotton Candy, Games
Youth must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact them at 902-422-4614


Salvation Army Wellness Check In
Sunday September 10th 12:30pm -2:00pm at the Open Arms Center at 5424 Uniacke Street

Free health care with qualified health care professionals offering foot care, Blood Pressure, Glucose monitoring and vision screening.
Contact: 902-423-9489


North End Community Health Centre Good Food Box
$7.00 Good Food Box by the North End Community Health Centre. Fresh fruits and vegies for folks and families in need.

Pick-up Dates: September 2nd, October 6th, November 1st, December 6th

Pick-up locations:
1:30pm – 5425 Uniack Square Salvation Army
2:00pm – Gordon B. Isnor Manor at 5565 Cornwallis St.
2:30pm – Sunrise Manor at 2406 Gottingen St.
2:45pm – Ahern Manor at 2313 Gottingen Street

To register, leave message at 902-420-0303 press 5161


United Not Isolated Festival
Saturday, September 9th 4:00pm – 11:00pm at 2183 Gottingen St. Halifax (Outside)

All ages event with Performaces by JRDN, Universal Soul, KXNG WOOZ, Aquakultre, and more!


Ages 12-18 at 2269 Gottingen St.
Thursday, September 7th| 5-8pm
Friday, September 8th| 5-8pm

More info: https://goo.gl/TJRWUz


Creighton street painting party
Sunday, September 10th 12:00pm – 7:00pm the intersection of Creighton and Charles St

Come out for the 3rd annual Creighton street painting party, and help repaint the beautiful street mural! Bring the whole family as we celebrate our community with this amazing piece of artwork.
Food, performances, games and much more!!


UP Basketball Tournament @ Uniacke Square
Sunday September 24th 10:00am – 5:00pm

BBQ, Prizes, haircuts, music, and More!
Registration $20 per player. All players receive a UP T-shirt and other goodies!
Call the organizers 902-999-2320 to register or for more information.

Non-profit event – all proceeds go back into games.


Items of Interest:

August North End Community Circle Roundtable Notes:

Next Roundtable: Wednesday, September 6th, 10:00 am at Veith House


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/


Halifax Regional Council
Tuesday, September 5th 2017 10am | Halifax City Hall, Council Chambers

The next meeting of Halifax Regional Council will take place on Tuesday, September 5th at 10am at Halifax City Hall. Agenda and reports are posted by noon on Friday prior to the meeting date and are available at http://www.halifax.ca/council/agendasc/cagenda.php


Halifax and West Community Council Reports and Agendas
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
Next Meeting September 12th 6:00 pm | Council Chambers, City Hall


My other Committee and Board commitments:

Community Planning & Economic Development



Halifax Peninsula Planning Advisory Committee (Formally District 7 and 8 Planning Advisory Committee)


Next Meeting August 28th 4:00 pm |Halifax Hall, City Hall


Community Design Advisory Committee


Halifax Explosion 100th Anniversary Advisory Committee


Active Transportation Advisory Committee


HRM Grants Committee


Halifax Forum


(CACE) The Council on African Canadian Education