The Wait Continues

Good day Halifax Armdale,

I hope everyone has had a joyous summer with lots of activities and soaking in the sun.

It has not been the easiest summer as well know – from wildfires to floods, we’ve seen a lot. I want to recognize this community and applaud the sense of unity that everyone shares during disastrous events by being a good neighbour, checking on one another and extending a helping hand.

With August behind us, we look forward to the start of the school year for our children and youth, which is why we’ll be organizing a Back-to-School Drive! Many families in the community need help with school supplies, so please join me in helping lift that burden.

You can drop off any school items to our office at 1 Craigmore Drive, and we will get them to the school to distribute to children who need them.


Help find Devon Marsman

Devon Marsman has been missing since February 25th, 2022, it is now over 550 days.

I have been a strong advocate for Devon since his disappearance, bringing awareness to the Legislative Assembly and urging local authorities to give his case more attention.

If you or anyone you know has any information on Devon’s whereabouts, please contact the HRP directly: (902) 490-5020 or leave an anonymous tip: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

On October 7th, Devon Marsman's 18th birthday, his family will be hosting a march at the basketball courts on the corner of Romans and Federal Avenue to celebrate Devon and continue the fight for justice and to find him.  

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Heathcare Waitlists

πŸ“Œ The state of healthcare concerns the entire community of Halifax Armdale as it is becoming increasingly difficult to get a family doctor – having close to 150,000 people on waitlists.  Learn more...

βš•οΈ The July numbers are now available for the list of people trying to access primary care across our province. Learn more...

Housing Crisis

πŸ“ˆ The average cost of rent for a single bedroom apartment in Halifax is $1,950, making it difficult for most members of the community to keep up with rent, let alone having money left over for anything else. Learn more...

🏚️ The waitlist for Public Housing exceeds 6000 people with an average wait time of 2 years, leading to a huge spike in homelessness as people cannot get access to a home even in emergency situations. Learn more...

Overcrowded Classrooms

🏫 Staffing concerns raised amid growing classroom numbers. Learn more...

πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ« Effective September, there will be changes at some HRCE schools to attempt to address the significant growth pressures in our communities. Learn more...


Community Spotlight

School Supply Drive on now

Each year the need for school supply support increases in our communities.

My office will be collecting donations to help families in need this school year.

Donations can be dropped off to my office until September 7th.

The Fairview Food Pantry will also be accepting food and school supply donations to distribute to families. 

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What's on in Halifax Armdale?

πŸ“… Registration is open to African Nova Scotians/Black youth who will be entering grades 9 through 12 during this school year to attend this years Nia Summit. Learn more...

πŸ’Έ CUA is giving away $10,000 to help students pay for their tuition. Learn more...

πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ³ The Centre for Women in Business is offering a specialized program for under-represented Nova Scotian women who are ready to run a fully compliant food business. Learn more...