• Obtained Council approval to consider a green plan, including recommendations for protected areas and natural corridors, natural resources and agriculture, rural communities and coastal management area and regional centre and suburban growth areas
  • Initiated infill regulations to provide protection for the Northwest Arm
  • Spear headed the Urban Forest Master Plan.  It is my goal to prevent clear-cutting of lots within the city and to enhance our urban forests
  • Obtained Council approval for a new policy to ensure there is no smoking in HRM outdoor parks, sports fields and beaches where children may be present
  • Developed a new Blasting Bylaw in conjunction with HRM staff, which provides significantly more protection for residents and the environment
  • Ensured HRM increased the scope of the Harbour Solutions Project to enhance the bacteriological water quality objectives in the Northwest Arm to allow for swimming and contact recreation
  • Obtained funding for a consultant study and multi-year funding to rebuild the seawall at the Dingle to meet climate change and sea level rise in the Northwest Arm
  • Pushed to have the Northwest Arm trunk sewer project identified as a capital request to Building Canada for federal funding in 2016.  This line needs to renewed to extend its service life, prevent leakage and overflows into Northwest Arm

Issues in the News

Northwest Arm seawall work to carry on – Halifax Regional Council advised to accept tender for next phase of $4m project – Coun. Linda Mosher (Halifax West Armdale) said in some areas, waves were overtopping the wall and washing out the path. “The wall has been deteriorating. Sea-level rise and climate change has made it much worse. It’s literally falling into the arm in some spots”. Mosher said once the project is completed, the Northwest Arm seawall will last another 100 years.

-The Chronicle Herald January 13, 2015