Thriller dance fundraiser for Healthy Kidz

Halloween is approaching (wow, that was quick!) and if you want to get into the spirit of the thing, there's a zombie themed dance at Ready to Rumba dance studio on October 27th at 4pm. The dance is a fundraiser for Healthy Kidz and Family SOS, which offers services in the Greystone neighbourhood. The participants in the dance are learning the moves to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and they'll perform it for an audience on the 27th. You can go to watch, or if you're interested in dancing there are free practices each Sunday from 11am-12pm so you can learn the routine....

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Candidates for District 11 to hold town hall style meeting

There will be a candidates town hall style meeting on October 14 for candidates of district 11. Here's a link to my earlier post listing the candidates and their contact information (as taken from the official list).

Post below is from the Our HRM Alliance site:

----The Candidates Debate held September 14th prompted many residents of Districts 9 and 11 to ask for more. The Spryfield Residents Association has taken on the challenge and booked the Community Meeting Room at the Captain William Spry Centre for two evenings: Sunday September 30 has been reserved for District 9 and Sunday October 14 is reserved for District 11.
For District 11, the format is a simple town hall style event. There will be a moderator. A microphone will be placed on the floor for residents to line up and ask their questions. Questions will be restricted to a one minute time limit. Answers will have a four minute limit. All candidates will be allowed the opportunity to respond to every question, if they so desire.

The meetings will begin at 7:00 PM., each candidate will have a three minute introduction time. The question and answer session will end at 8:30 PM. Candidates and residents may stay afterwards until 9 pm.

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Municipal candidates for district 9 to hold debate Sept 30

The official list of candidates for the municipal election is out. Find it here:
There will be a debate held on the second floor of the Captain William Spry Community Centre on September 30, from 7pm to 9pm for candidates in District 9. 

District 9: 

Giovanni (John) Abati
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(902) 478-3422

Richard MacLean
(902) 880-2816

Linda Mosher
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(902) 477-8618

John Wimberly
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(902) 404-4360

District 11: 

Steve Adams
Home: 477-0627
Cell: 497-8818

Peter Grabosky
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(902) 818-7188

Jim Hoskins
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Tom Lavers
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(902) 209-5269


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Spryfield junior C hockey season opens

The Spryfield Silver and Black attack are opening another season on Saturday, Sept 29 at 8pm at the Lions Rink. 

via Councillor Stephen Adams:

Another exciting season of Junior Hockey is opening in Spryfield on Saturday night, when we host South Shore Wild. You will be impressed with the talent we have recruited and will enjoy each and every game. Admission is only $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for seniors and youths. Any Chebucto Minor Hockey or Ringette player who wears their jersey, will be admitted free; as long as they are with an adult....

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Natural gas installation continues to tie up Armdale roundabout

Work continues around the Armdale Roundabout to install natural gas lines. Councillor Linda Mosher tweeted earlier this week about the installation, saying that Heritage Gas had changed their plans without HRM approval. This caused some lengthy traffic tie-ups. Mosher says the company was told they could only close a lane in the circle for one day, but she later tweeted she discovered the company had a lane closed contrary to its permit. She says she will pursue a fine under city bylaws. 

On September 27, the city posted the following two PSAs about the work:  

HRM citizens are advised work continues on the installation of a new natural gas main through the Armdale Roundabout. The contractors have completed the pipe installation in the area and are now moving on to site reinstatement. Due to the availability of some materials, this work cannot be completed at night.

The reinstatement will take place on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with unrestricted hours on weekends. During construction, all approaches to the Roundabout will be reduced to one lane. This is necessary to avoid conflicts where motorists may have to change lanes in the Roundabout as exit lanes are affected by this work. Motorists approaching the circle must yield to all traffic in the circle.

The anticipated construction schedule is as follows:
Friday, September 28 – Concrete curb work on Chebucto Road and Herring Cove Road approach and exit lanes
Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7 (if required) – Asphalt work on Chebucto Road at the approach and exit lanes, and Herring Cove Road from the Roundabout to Purcells Cove Road.

The paving on Herring Cove Road will result in traffic being reduced to one lane. This is expected to cause considerable delays in the area on Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes where possible.


 HRM citizens are advised work continues on a new natural gas main through the Armdale Roundabout toward Regatta Point. Pipe installation on Purcells Cove Road from Herring Cove Road to Spinnaker Drive will require traffic to be reduced to one lane. This work is restricted to weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This section is currently under construction and is expected to continue until Thursday, October 4.

Throughout the remainder of the project – Purcells Cove Road from Spinnaker Drive to Anchor Drive – two lanes of traffic will be maintained at all times.

All work will be completed by Heritage Gas’s contractor, Sackville Trenching Limited.

Heritage Gas and HRM apologize for any inconvenience.


Ernest Douglas, Construction Inspector
Heritage Gas

Derek Flaherty
Sackville Trenching

Heritage Gas Customer Service

HRM Right of Way Services

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HRM Volunteers to be recognized

Below notes from HRM:
HRM Volunteer Conference - November 16 & 17, 2012
The HRM Volunteer Conference is an opportunity for volunteers, from the diverse communities of HRM, to gather to network, train and celebrate together. HRM has been hosting the Conference for over 10 years. Each conference provides a wide selection of interactive & informative sessions, meals & refreshments, experienced speakers, a keynote, networking opportunities and resources for volunteers. This year’s volunteer conference will be:
November 16 & 17 at the Dartmouth Harbourview Holiday Inn
101 Wyse Road, Dartmouth
To register: Call 490-1946 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For more information:!/events/539490592732826/
2013 HRM Volunteer Awards - Deadline Friday, December 14, 2012
Each year the Mayor and Halifax Regional Council recognize the extraordinary contributions of individuals and groups who volunteer their time and skills to provide services and programs in HRM communities.  HRM is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Volunteer Awards.
Nominations are accepted in three categories: adult, youth (ages 13-19) and community group. Nomination criteria and applications can be found online at
Successful nominees will be notified in March 2013 and will be invited to attend a ceremony and reception taking place on April 24, 2013 when they will be officially presented with their award by the Mayor and the councillor from their district. The award ceremony coincides with and is in celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 21-April 27, 2012.
From those selected to receive an HRM Volunteer Award, ten representatives will be sent on to the Provincial Volunteer Awards.
The deadline for nominations for the 2013 awards is Friday, December 14, 2012.
To find out more information about the awards, nomination criteria and to nominate someone who’s made a difference in your community, visit ....

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