HRM Seasonal Parking Restrictions

Happy Holidays Armdale!

As the year draws to a close, I want to take a moment to extend my warmest wishes to each and every one of you. 

For students, this marks a well-deserved break after a term of hard work and dedication. To everyone enjoying a few days off during this festive season, it's a wonderful time to reconnect with family and friends and embrace the magic of winter.

With snowfall on the horizon, it's essential to ensure that you and your loved ones are prepared for the winter months. Take a moment to read some valuable information on getting ready for winter in our beloved Nova Scotia, ensuring that you navigate the season safely and comfortably.

As we gather with our families and loved ones, let's cherish the warmth and joy that the holiday season brings. Whether you're celebrating a traditional holiday or simply enjoying some well-deserved downtime, I hope this time of year fills your hearts with happiness and gratitude.

May the coming year be filled with new opportunities, continued growth, and shared moments of joy. I wish you all a safe and happy holiday season, surrounded by the love and warmth of those who matter most.


Seniors’ Home Safety

I am happy to share news about the Halifax Regional Police Seniors Safety Program, a program dedicated to supporting and advising seniors aged 55 and above within Halifax, Dartmouth, and communities spanning from Bedford to Sambro Loop.

This program, offered at no cost, provides valuable assistance through personalized home visits and engaging community presentations. Trained volunteers specialize in identifying safety concerns and offering guidance to ensure seniors' well-being within the comfort of their homes.

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Community Engagement

📝 Community Health Boards (CHBs) across the province are asking what communities need to promote better health and well-being for everyone. The CHBs will use your input to set priorities for the next five years. Learn more...

Healthcare Access

📱 If you are in need of mental health support, there is online support available. HealthyMindsNS is a suite of online mental health resources, available free to post-secondary students, to complement the mental health supports and services available on campuses. Learn more...

☎️ Nova Scotians thinking about attempting suicide or worried about someone else who may be thinking about suicide now have another place to turn to for help. The new 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline provides urgent, live, trauma-informed support by phone and text 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Learn more...

Accessing Rebates and Grants

🏡 There are only a week left to apply for the Property Tax Rebate for Seniors, which helps low-income seniors with their municipal residential property taxes. Learn more...

⚕️ Seniors can apply for the increased Seniors Care Grant, which helps cover the costs of a range of healthcare and household services. Learn more...

📎 The Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism, and Heritage has opened its Community Infrastructure and Access-ability grants for the fiscal year 2024-25. Learn more...


Community Spotlight

Black Business Initiative

Join me in celebrating 25 years of the Black Business Initiative (BBI), a pioneering force in Canadian Black business development.

Established in 1996, the BBI has evolved into a national catalyst for job creation, equitable participation, and economic prosperity. Their mission is clear - to positively influence business culture by supporting Black entrepreneurs from startup to expansion. Through a vision of a dynamic Black presence in the Atlantic Provinces' business community, they aim to foster economic independence, improve standards of living, create career opportunities for youth, and instill pride in communities.

Guided by principles of inclusion and viability, the BBI has made a lasting impact since its inception. From addressing the unique needs of Nova Scotia's Black business community to the current role as a trusted hub for business and economic development, they continue to change lives.

Celebrate, and reflect on a quarter-century of empowering Black businesses in Canada and look ahead to a future of continued growth and inclusivity.

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What's on in Halifax Armdale?

🚗 I want to remind everyone that the Halifax Regional Municipal overnight winter parking ban is in effect annually from December 15th to March 31st. Learn more...

✨ Thanks to the Downtown Halifax Business Commission, the city got a glow-up with cool light shows and neat installations that turn the city center into a holiday hotspot. Stop by to see the "Everything is Sparklingholiday light show at the old Halifax Memorial Library spot at Grafton Park. Learn more...

🎉The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to its annual live New Year’s Eve celebrations, taking place on Sunday, Dec. 31 at the Emera Oval. This will be the first time the municipal New Year’s Eve concert and national broadcast are taking place at the Oval. Learn more...

📌 If you know of an organization that would like to hire a youth (anyone aged 15-30) through the Canada Summer Jobs program, the Canada Summer Jobs 2024 application period is open until January 10th. Learn more...