HRM BIKE WEEK — JUNE 1ST–10TH
Support and celebrate cycling in your community and get out and Enjoy the Ride at Halifax’s annual Bike Week. To kick off this year’s edition, HRM will be hosting the Bike Week Challenge which is a multi-day event that encourages residents to bike as much as possible throughout Bike Week to win prizes donated by local sponsors. And all cyclists can enjoy FREE FERRY FARES during the week too. More details on Bike Week events can be found at: www.halifax.ca/transportation/cycling-walking/bike-week/schedule-events
The Annual Bike Auction will be held on Sat. June 9th at the Halifax Forum (Maritime Hall), 2901 Windsor Street. Bike viewing is from 8 – 9:30 AM. Auction starts at 10 AM. Remember cash only and photo ID is required to register for the sale. Come get some awesome deals!
NEW TRAFFIC SAFETY ACT INPUT
The Provincial Government is planning to replace the Motor Vehicle Act with a new Traffic Safety Act and they are seeking public feedback. One of the first areas being updated are rules of the road, including distracted driving, speed limits and bicycling. The new act, expected to be introduced in the Legislature this fall, governs and regulates the registration and identification of motor vehicles and the use of provincial highways and roads. This includes driver’s licences, the registration and inspection of vehicles, traffic laws and equipment standards. For more information and to provide feedback visit: https://novascotia.ca/trafficsafetyact/ The deadline for feedback is Friday, June 8th.
Written submissions can be sent to:
Traffic Safety Act Engagement/Policy & Planning
NS Dept. of Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal: P.O. Box 186, Halifax, NS, B3J 2N2
ENVIRONMENT WEEK: JUNE 3RD–9TH
During Environment Week there are many special dedicated days to heighten the awareness of various environmental causes: World Environment Day (June 5th), and World Oceans Day (June 8th). For more information and details about Canadian Environment Week (CEW) visit: www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/canadian-environment-week.html or on Twitter – #enviroweek2018. During CEW and throughout the year, we are urged to reflect on the many ways we can take action to protect and preserve our natural surroundings. After that week, it will be “Rivers to Oceans Week” which is an opportunity to work together to create an understanding of watersheds, our connection to fresh and salt- water environments and what everyone can do to protect it. Especially keeping plastics out of it.
ROADSIDE GIVEAWAY: JUNE 2ND & 3RD
Residents are encouraged to participate in HRM`s Roadside Give Away Weekends—June 2nd & 3rd and again on October 13th & 14th. There are some rules to follow if you wish to partake. For more information about how and when to put out your items, please visit www.halifax.ca/recycle/ CGAW.php Discover the “Hidden Treasures” in your neighbourhood and our communities. Share your roadside finds on Twitter at #hfxcurbside or send in comments by e-mail at: WasteLess@Halifax.ca or on Facebook.com/HalifaxRecycles or @hfxgov
FREE SWIMMING LESSONS BY HRM
HRM offers swimming lessons at various supervised outdoor beaches for free to the public during the summer session. Registration is required in order to take part in these classes. Registration will start at 10 AM on Wed.,June 6th, and will continue until classes are full. Register on-line at HRM’s “Rec Connect”: https://eservices2.halifax.ca/recconnect/Activities/ ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp or call 902-490-6666. Lifeguard supervision is from July 1st to August 31st. Our district has five locations: Orenda Beach in Lake Echo, Kinap Beach in West Porters Lake, Pleasant Drive in Gaetz Brook, Webber’s Beach in Lake Charlotte / Upper Lakeville and at Malay Falls Beach in Lochaber Mines / Sheet Harbour. All of these have some level of HRM supervision including daily maintenance and weekly water testing. For more information, please call HRM Beach Line 902-490-5458 or 311 or go on-line to: www.halifax.ca/recreation/programs-activities/swimming/supervised-beaches-outdoor-pools-splash-pads Have fun but always be safe when in the water.
PORTERS LAKE CANAL PROPERTIES
It has been a few years since the Federal Government decided to divest themselves of this waterway. The Province now has ownership of the waterway and HRM has finally acquired the adjacent lands on the east side of the canal to establish a parkland corridor to Porters Lake. Now it is hoped that some local volunteers will assist the Atlantic View Trail Association (www.atlanticviewtrail.com) with a parkland development plan for the site in re-establishing a safer connection to the sea via Three Fathom Harbour instead of Rocky Run.
LAKE MAJOR REPLACEMENT DAM
Halifax Water will be hosting a couple of Information Sessions on Monday, June 4th from 2–4 PM and 6:30– 8:30 PM at the North Preston Community Centre. Come to see the plans for a new replacement structure at the Ernst Mill Dam.
2018 STUDENT CITIZENSHIP AWARD
Every year HRM presents a Citizenship Award to outstanding Grade 9 students throughout the municipality. The recipients are chosen based on qualities of leadership in their school and community, and commendable performance in the courses in which they are enrolled. This year the following students from our district were bestowed with this honour:
Bronwyn Lea Naugler — Duncan MacMillan
Ethan Smith — Oyster Pond Academy
Spencer Dwyer — Gaetz Brook Junior High
Jadyn Goodrick — Ross Road School
Great efforts by these outstanding students!
I want to congratulate all the Graduates in the Class of 2018 albeit High School, Community College, and University students. May each of you have many life successes and the best of luck with your future endeavours. And be sure that you all have a Great Prom and a Safe Grad!
HRM POLICE CADET RECRUITMENT
Halifax Regional Police (HRP) is launching a recruitment campaign for its 2019 Cadet Class. Twenty-four successful applicants will be enrolled in the HRP Police Science Program beginning early 2019. With the goal of attracting applicants who reflect and appreciate diversity in experiences, perspectives, beliefs, opinions, ages, faiths, races and sexual orientations, HRP is encouraging those who may not immediately see themselves as a police officer to apply. Successful applicants will become cadets in a 38-week police training program designed and delivered by HRP. The program will be based at the HRP training facility in Dartmouth. Upon successful completion of the training program, cadets will be offered employment with HRP. More detailed information about this police cadet recruitment is available at: https://Halifax.ca/HRP-Cadet-Recruit or e-mail Police Recruiting Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @HRP_recruiting. Use Hashtags: #JoinHRP #HRPCadetClass2019
RCMP RECRUITMENT OPPORTUNITY
The RCMP offers an exceptional career, letting you make a real difference in your community and your country. No other police force in Canada provides the levels of services and variety offered by the RCMP, as well as opportunities for continued personal learning and growth. Please see this link for more information: www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/police-officer-careers