Rising Costs, Rising Tides

Fairview Clayton Park Residents,

As we head into a week of much needed sunshine, my thoughts are with those impacted by the flooding in our neighbouring communities, in the Windsor area, and across Hants County who have borne the brunt of this natural disaster.

In the past ten months, we’ve seen unprecedented flooding, unprecedented wildfires, and a major hurricane that devastated parts of Nova Scotia, PEI, and Newfoundland. If there were ever a doubt that climate change is impacting us in a dramatic way, there is no more.

As a coastal province, Nova Scotia has to take climate change seriously. As a growing economy with a growing population, we also have to ensure people can make ends meet. I was proud to serve in cabinet, at a table that took climate change seriously. We put forward a made-in-Nova Scotia solution that saved Nova Scotians from the up-front pain of a carbon tax.

Now, in the face of disasters, inflation, and skyrocketing interest rates, we’re paying more for gasoline and other essentials. While the residents of Fairview-Clayton Park are suffering the Province and federal government are debating who is at fault.

When I decided to step up and put my name forward for election, I wanted to take your voice to the legislature to make your life better. Again and again, over the past year, I’ve seen political games taking precedence over good sense, compassion, leadership, and the action we need and expect in these difficult times.

I try to keep positive in my e-newsletter, I want to share what’s great about our community. This month, though, I had to speak my mind and share my heartfelt disappointment in the handling of these issues.

We need the fixes we were promised. The dramatic events that have been handled poorly and the fact that the healthcare system’s tailspin continues are proof that the solutions we’re being given are not actually solving anything.


Provincewide State of Emergency Lifted

A provincewide state of emergency was declared on July 22, in response to the severe flooding that happened across the province on July 21.

The state of emergency was lifted on July 26th. We must remain prudent. 

Residents should refrain from attempting to access blocked areas to hazardous locations. Extreme caution is also advised near the Sackville River and Bedford Highway area and residents are advised to stay away from affected areas.

It is important to be as prepared as possible for an emergency situation. I have shared important resources in the past covering quick tips for everyone to use as a guide on what to do in the different emergency situations we could face across our province.

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Flood Assistance

📌 Support for small businesses, non-profits, and residential property owners and tenants who have suffered uninsurable damage or loss from the July storm flooding can apply for financial assistance. Read more...

The Healthcare Crisis

🏥 People removed in error from the Need A Family Practice Waitlist. Read more...

Support for Seniors

🏡 Seniors can now apply for the Property Tax Rebate, which helps low-income seniors with their municipal residential property taxes. Read more...


Community Spotlight

Community Health Board Volunteers Needed

Chebucto West Health Board and Halifax Community Health Board are seeking youth and adult volunteer board members.

Community Health Boards promote and encourage improved health and wellness based on what community feedback. Guided by Community Health Plans, they develop local partnerships and they award Wellness Fund grants to local community projects.

Each board meets about once per month with a set schedule. Those interested can click the link below for more information.

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What's on in Fairview-Clayton Park?

  • Don't miss Fairview Family Day. This FREE annual celebration with food, games, and an outdoor movie is taking place August 12th starting at 5pm, movie at 7:30pm at WD Piercy Sports Field, 119 Frederick Ave
  • The Buskers Festival is almost here. You can catch performers on the Halifax and Dartmouth waterfronts starting August 2nd. Learn more...
  • This year's Natal Day celebrations are sure to offer plenty of family fun and festivities for both young and old. Learn more...
  • Embrace your potential at the Generational Wealth Summit. The summit is all about empowering you to define, build and secure Generational Wealth for not just yourself, but for future generations too! Learn more...