This campaign is about being positive and proactive.
It's about the values and principles that are important to all of us.
HRM is the largest regional municipality in Canada, with 16 districts, each with different issues and challenges. District 11 needs a strong, informed and experienced councillor who is seasoned and confident in their ability to ensure our voice is well represented in the Regional Council decision making process. In the role of your municipal councillor, I will listen attentively, engage actively, advocate fiercely and navigate the bureaucracy tirelessly. This is my priority. It's time to make our communities work for everyone. Together.
From Long Lake Provincial Park to the Terence Bay Wilderness Area and Duncans Cove Nature Reserve, District 11 is a treasure trove of beautiful forests, trails, beaches, islands, coves, lakes, rivers, wetlands and parks. Supporting biodiversity, protecting species at risk, providing residents with access to nature, all to ensure our environment is protected and well managed is a priority. It’s important to work together to address water pollution, illegal dumping, and urban sprawl into environmentally significant areas such as the Purcell’s Cove Backlands. We need to implement the Halifax Green Network Plan and invest in land and infrastructure for our trails and parks. Let’s protect our environment today for the generations to come.
The heartbeat of District 11 is found in its communities. Healthy, livable communities take vision, courage and the wisdom of those who live and work in them. To keep Spryfield-Sambro Loop-Prospect Road communities beating strong they require support, facilities and access to services. Collaborating with local community groups, supporting local projects, and advocating for community resources and investment is a priority. It’s about promoting institutions and creating structure that lift us all up.
District 11 has a variety of locally owned businesses from light industry and fisheries to shops, restaurants and services. Local businesses often become the social hubs in our neighbourhoods, supporting our families, investing in our communities, and providing jobs close to home. A thriving local economy leads to better public services and economic opportunities. It’s one of the most important ways to decrease poverty. Investing in the growth of a more inclusive, prosperous, vibrant local economy is a priority. Let’s all work together, for each other.
Celebrating the history and culture of our communities fosters a shared sense of belonging and understanding, and makes us collectively stronger. Creating opportunities to share experiences through our culture and heritage further defines who we are and celebrates what’s important to us. From the SS Atlantic Heritage Park to the Sambro Sou'Wester Days and the Spryfield Santa Claus Parade, continuing to develop new ways to learn about and experience District 11 is a priority. District 11 is both urban and rural, with newcomers and old-timers, youth and the young-at-heart. Let’s grow together, be inclusive, and celebrate what makes us special.
Liveable communities include a mix of housing, green spaces, public institutions, recreation facilities, transit choices, services and small-scale businesses. They respect the character of place and their natural environments, while allowing for new and changing needs to be met. Liveable communities encourage walking, biking and community connection. They don’t just happen by chance. With the Regional Plan review now underway, and a major review scheduled to start in 2026, it’s time to get clear on how our District should evolve in the future. Planning, community engagement, and working together to ensure development is responsible and reflective of our communities is a priority. Let’s shape a better tomorrow, together.