It was an eye-opening evening during the Friends of Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes Society’s Speaker Series, ‘Nature Nutures: The Health and Life Benefits to Getting into Nature,’ with guest speaker, Karen McKendry. The Outreach Coordinator at the Ecology Action Centre spoke about the importance of ‘Vitamin N’ (nature). McKendry has...

The Filipino Language Institute of Nova Scotia is holding a School Supplies Drive until September 15th. If you would like to donate any supplies, the locations are listed above. My office also has a box if you would like to drop off any donations. Thank you. ...

I was happy to attend opening night for the 2nd Annual Mosaic Festival of Arts and Culture at Pier 21, this evening. We were treated to six short films from around the world. These areas included: Afghanistan, China, Winnipeg and right here at home in Nova Scotia. The filmmakers were...

It was a beautiful afternoon for our 6th community clean-up; Our first clean-up began on April 26, and we are amazed at how this initiative has taken off! Today we headed out with the Lacewood Sobeys team, branching out into teams to tackle Tremont Plateau Park, Veterans...

Be sure to join me, my office staff and the Friends of Clayton Park Society for our Annual Community BBQ this Sunday, July 28th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., located at Veteran's Corner. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, soft drinks, information booths and...

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of walking in Halifax’s annual Pride Parade. It was incredible to see so much support for the LGBTQ2+ community, with thousands of people lining the streets to watch the event. Thank you to the Halifax Pride team for organizing such a wonderful, inclusive event...

It was an honour to host the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians at various locations in my riding of Clayton Park West. The day started by picking up our guests from the Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites, as we headed to one of the best universities in the area;...

This year, I attended the 18th Annual Lebanese Festival Halifax with my CA, Zeina, who is Lebanese-Canadian. We had the delicious beef and chicken plates, that come with traditional tabouli salad, hummus, garlic sauce and rice. There was also manouche being prepared on the Saj, my favourite is the zaatar. The dancers were...

I was so happy to be in attendance for the Grand Opening of Booza Emessa Ice Cream, located at 819 Bedford Highway. Booza Emessa serves traditional Syrian ice cream. Samer Al Jokhadar immigrated to Canada three years ago. I have watched him develop his business for over a year, and I...

Greetings Constituents, I would like to address a matter that is currently unfolding in our riding; the pending decision to cut down the rose bushes that trail along Dunbrack Street in Clayton Park West. Being a long-time resident of this area, I have enjoyed many walks...