AUGUST 2017 — Issue #237

HAPPY NATAL DAY 2017! Musquodoboit Harbour AREA RATE TAX FATE Prior to HRM Amalgamation in 1996, the County of Halifax had several area rate taxes for various services and purposes. Over the years, area rates for Fire Departments and street lighting were incorporated...

JULY 2017 – ISSUE #236

150 TREES TO MARK CANADA 150 To commemorate Canada’s 150th sesquicentennial year, 150 trees will be planted throughout the district at various public places such as community centres and playgrounds. If you have any particular ideas for a special place or type of tree...

Making Transit Better – Route 370 Porters Lake

Schedule Adjustments – effective May 29, 2017 Route 370 Porters Lake New Stops As part of the Moving Forward Together Plan, two new additional stops in each direction on Main Street will be added to the Route 370 Porters Lake to better serve the needs of riders....

MAY 2017 – ISSUE #234

HRM APPROVES 2017-18 BUDGETS HRM Council approved its 2017-18 $741.5-million operating budget and $187.3-million capital budget. Furthermore the 2018-19 operating and capital budgets ($763.1 million and $156.7 million, respectively) were also approved in principle....