Navigating Hurricane Season

Timberlea-Prospect Residents,

It is hard to believe another summer is in the history books.

The summer of 2023 posed several unforeseen challenges and kept my constituency office busy with issues related to the Tantallon wildfires, the flooding that damaged properties, possessions, and homes in Timberlea, and the Prospect Road washout in Blind Bay which had a significant impact on travel and commuting for residents in Prospect communities.

Through it all, people have persevered, and I am grateful residents are helping neighbours and friends, maneuver through the obstacles.

As we get under way with a new school year and a more structured schedule, I would like to extend best wishes to the teachers, staff, and students as they get under way with another academic year and hopefully a lifelong love of learning.

Please feel free to contact my office if you require assistance.

All the best,

Iain Rankin

Staying Prepared Amid Tropical Weather 

As we enter the peak of hurricane season, the importance of readiness cannot be overstated.

While the province is launching an awareness campaign aimed at providing advice and information to aid residents in safeguarding themselves and their properties, it’s crucial to recognize that the responsibility to prepare ultimately rests with each individual and family.

To best equip ourselves for such scenarios, having an emergency kit prepared, developing, and reviewing a family emergency plan, and securing your property are just some of the top ways to get prepared.

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Community Engagement

💭 Nova Scotians are invited to share feedback about Nova Scotia’s environmental assessment legislation which will help make sure that that the environment isn’t adversely impacted by development. Read more...

🗣️ Halifax continues to grow rapidly in both industrial and residential areas; therefore, we need a full understanding of how to mitigate and prepare for potential extreme hazards. Public engagement is requested to complete the online survey. Read more...

Reducing Emissions

♻️ The Green Choice Program Regulations have been finalized which will allow large energy consumers in Nova Scotia to apply to the program and new renewable energy projects built to meet their energy needs. Read more...

Support for Seniors

🏡 Seniors can now apply for the annual Seniors Care Grant program, which helps with expenses that allow them to stay in their homes longer and improve their quality of life. Read more...


Community Spotlight

BLT Food Truck Festival

This past weekend was the BLT Food Truck Festival. It was great to see everyone out to enjoy the delicious food and entertainment.

I would like to thank the BLT Residents Association, Ian Angus (Realtor, Royal LePage Atlantic), Lena Metlege
Diab, MP Halifax West, Food Truck Association, Timberlea Beverage Room, The Guardian Pharmacy, Go
Towing, Mirror (Municipal Group of Companies), Gordon Zinck (musician) and the MacDonald Memorial
(Lakeside) Legion Branch #156 for your generous community support and contributions to make this a
successful event.

What's on in Timberlea-Prospect?

🖊️ Register for the Seniors’ Social happening the last Thursday of the month at St. Luke's United this Fall. Learn more...

🟪 Take part in the 5th annual Purple Hike for Epilepsy on the beautiful St. Margaret’s Bay Trail to raise funds for the Epilepsy Association of the Maritimes. Learn more...

💲 The Chebucto West Community Health Board announced this year’s wellness fund grants to not-for-profit groups who are working to ensure communities are healthy within their own community. Learn more...