Community Town Hall Meeting Halifax District RCMP

Please join members of the Lower Sackville RCMP Detachment for a Town Hall meeting in your area.

It’s an opportunity to meet your local police officers, learn about current initiatives and emerging crime trends, and raise any concerns you might have.

November 25, 2010 Gordon R. Snow Community Centre, 1359 Fall River Road, Fall River, NS @ 7:00 PM

The poster can be seen here.

Fall River & District Lions Club Christmas Parade

The parade will begin on 28th November, 2010 at 1:00 pm from the LWF Community Hall at 843 Fall River Road and it will be a bit shorter this year ending at the Sobeys Store parking lot. An important part of this parade is that it is to support the Lions Christmas Express, donations of non-perishable good items along the route is appreciated.

The Word is Spreading

Word is getting out and we are getting lots of positive reactions to the site. Keep them coming! Keep an eye out for our web address on the back of a local snow plowing truck courtesy of A & A Property Services.

Redesigned Home Page

We redesigned the home page for this site over the weekend. We have started to receive more information on events and news, which we are delighted about, and we needed more space to show these. We removed a set of columns and added that content to the main frame. We think it looks much better and is easier to read, we hope you like it also.

Rejuvenate Mcdonald Sports Park

The Waverley Amateur Athletic Association is asking for your help. The park is currently run by volunteers and is falling apart. We have submitted an application to win some money. Aviva community fund is donating 1 million dollars to community development projects across Canada. In order to win our idea must receive a high number of votes.

Go to http://www.waverleycommunity.ca to vote. Voting starts October 25th to November 5th at 1pm.

Each person can vote 10 times, but only once a day. The more people vote the better chances we have on fixing up the park, so spread the word.

Thanks,
Waverley Amateur Athletic Association

Regional Firefighters Museum & Interpretive Centre - Opening Date

For a number of years a dedicated group of community members have been building towards having a Regional Firefighters Interpretive Centre & Museum here within the HRM. About a year and a half ago we started a process to have the old Station 45 in Fall River turned back over to the community and to have this Centre hosted in that building. For the past year, while the HRM went thru a process to return the building to our community the volunteers have worked tirelessly inside and outside to get the building and property in great shape and to build shelves, glass cases, bring in old trucks and equipment and more.

They are now ready to open the building and property to the public and the opening will take place on Saturday, November 6th from 11am to 5pm. There will be no admission charge but if you like what you see please feel free to leave a donation.

I am absolutely thrilled that close to 2 years work has culminated in this building and property rightfully being returned to the ownership of our communities and that it will be put to great use in being a local museum where folks can visit and schools can make trips to etc. While the Grand Opening will not occur till next Spring it will be officially opened on Nov 6th and I invite all residents to drop by and say hello, I think you’ll be very pleasantly surprised by what you see inside. The building is located at 3214 Highway #2 (close to Sobeys) and the website can be visited here.

Barry Dalrymple
HRM Councilor, District 2

HRM's District Boundary Review - Phase 2

As many of you are now only too aware the HRM has been going through a mandated review of its District Boundaries and thru the first half of this year a number of public meetings and information sessions were held. From these reviews and public sessions the Committee of which I am a member of, recommended to Regional Council that the number of Councillors be reduced to 20. This recommendation was rejected by Council and the status quo of 23 was upheld.

The second part of this review is now underway, by Provincial mandate all HRM Districts are supposed to be within a ± 10% of each other, currently a large number of Districts are outside this mandate with our District 2 being one of the largest in both size and population.

To get to the mandated goal a number of HRM Districts will have their boundaries changed to either add or lose population, changes are needed in this District because it is much too big. The Committee has met a number of times and have come up with proposals and are now going to residents again with open public meetings to present those proposals.

There will be a public meeting in Fall River at the new Rec Centre on the Fall River Road, this meeting will take place in the multi purpose room on Wednesday, November 10th at 7:00pm. This is your chance to be heard, I hope to see you there.

Here’s the link.

Barry Dalrymple,
Councilor, HRM District 2
Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank

Sobeys Plaza Open Meeting

As many of you know the Sobey’s Store has been going through a Development Agreement with HRM Planners over the Summer requesting permission to expand the main store in Fall River and add two additional buildings in the vacant lot down past the Credit Union.  Part of this process is determining environmental impacts, building designs and landscaping features as well as improvements to driveway entrances.  Design work is now at a point where HRM Planners are prepared to present the designs to the public.
Therefore an Open Public Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct 13th at 7:00pm to be held at the LWF Community Hall located at 843 Fall River Road.  This public meeting will be part of the Marine Drive, Valley & Canal Community Council meeting.