09 Jan Weekly Update – Holidays are over, LMST Demo Continues, Door-Knocking and Princess Leia
Happy New Year Halifax Chebucto! I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday! It was great to get back in the swing of things following the break. We re-opened our office on Tuesday morning at 9:00 am and jumped right back into the routine.
I headed out to check on the demolition at LeMarchant St. Thomas and am pleased to see it moving along nicely! I posted a couple short videos I shot on my Facebook and Twitter pages, check them out! Later, I headed out to knock on some doors on York, Norwood and Pepperell Streets. Meeting with constituents face to face is my favourite part of the job.
On Wednesday, I met with District 7 city councillor, Waye Mason and the CEO for Housing Nova Scotia, Dan MacDougall to discuss affordable housing in Halifax.
Thursday was a very chilly day, but I bundled up and headed out to knock on some doors on Pepperell, Cherry and Vernon Streets. I spotted an awesome Princess Leia poster in the window of a home on Vernon Street and knew I had to ask the homeowner if we could snap a picture – he happily obliged!
Friday morning I met with the President of Saint Mary’s University, Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray, before heading to Prince Edward Island for the funeral of a good friend’s father. The weather was so treacherous by Friday evening that I ended up staying the night on the Island.
Back in Halifax on Sunday, I attended the wedding of Rev. Russell Daye, who was married during the church service at St. Andrew’s United Church. My family and I then helped serve Sunday supper to the guests. I was so proud of my daughters for their enthusiasm and selflessness, especially when they asked if we could come back again next week!