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A strong, experienced and effective voice on Halifax Regional Council for residents of the Bedford-Wentworth community

Since being elected HRM and District 16 have seen tremendous progress on forward thinking policies, improved services, more facilities, better communication, and new or improved infrastructure. Plus, fiscal responsibility that has resulted in lower debt, increases to capital project reserves, no tax increases three times, and a financial position and growth envied by many other cities in Canada.

Strong advocate for progressive policies on social, environmental, development, safety and transportation issues.

Demonstrates fiscal responsibility during decision making.

Effective communicator and relationship builder.

Proven leadership ability.

Vision

A safe, welcoming, diverse and inclusive community and municipality that are both progressive and fiscally stable.

Accomplishments

Since being elected your representative on Regional Council, there has been significant progress on policies, services, facilities, infrastructure, communication, fiscal responsibility, and transparency.

Commitment

Continue my commitment to be responsive, provide frequent communication and consultation, listen, and work collaboratively to balance progressive and innovative policies and services with fiscal responsibility.

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Connection

Frequent communication via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, weekly email Updates, newsletters, media interviews, and presentations to groups and associations. Plus, fast responses to your questions and ideas.

About Tim

  • Husband, father, animal lover, and community volunteer.
  • 30 years of national and international business experience.

  • Education and training in history, political science, business, economic development, marketing and management.

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3 weeks ago

Public Service AnnouncementRemoval of trees in DeWolf Park due to Emerald Ash Borer July 21, 2022 (Halifax, NS) - Beginning July 25, approximately 80 ash trees in DeWolf park will be removed due to infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer beetle, an invasive species. Emerald Ash Borer is a beetle that feeds on ash tree species and is native to northeastern Asia. Once a tree is infested with the beetle larvae, the tree declines quickly, typically experiencing total fatality within three years. The larvae kill the tree by preventing the transportation of nutrients to and from the leaves. The municipality will replant the removed trees one-for-one with an alternative species that is resistant to Emerald Ash Borer. Replanting will occur throughout the course of the seasonal tree planting program. The removals are expected to take several weeks and traffic impacts are expected in the area to accommodate this work. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Public Service AnnouncementChocolate Lake, Papermill Lake, and Kearney Lake reopen to swimming Friday, July 22, 2022 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Chocolate Lake, Papermill Lake, and Kearney Lake have reopened to swimming.Chocolate Lake, Papermill Lake, and Kearney Lake are supervised beaches. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality at all supervised municipal beaches, as well as two unsupervised beaches, during the summer months.Previous test results showed high bacteria levels in the water at all three locations, but follow-up tests now show the water is once again safe, in accordance with Health Canada guidelines.For more information on municipal beaches and outdoor pools across the Halifax region, please visit our beaches page.-30- ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Papermill Lake Beach closed to swimming July 20, 2022 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Papermill Lake Beach in Bedford is closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water. Papermill Lake Beach is a supervised beach. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality at all supervised municipal beaches, as well as one unsupervised beach, during the summer months. Recent test results indicate bacteria levels at this beach exceed Health Canada swimming guidelines. High bacteria levels can be caused by a number of factors, including dogs, birds, wildlife, and high temperatures. Staff will continue testing the water until bacteria levels return to safe levels. The municipality will advise residents when the beach reopens. Staff also continue to monitor bacteria at Saunders Beach, where results remain well within the acceptable standard for recreational use. While Saunders Beach is also on Papermill Lake, high bacteria concentrations in one location are not necessarily representative of the lake as a whole. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Delicious strawberry shortcake at the Esquire Restaurant on the Bedford Highway! 🍓 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

HRM Public Service AnnouncementMunicipal service level adjustments on Canada The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for Canada Day. Halifax Transit Bus and Ferry ServicesA reminder that all Halifax Transit services (conventional bus, Access-A-Bus, Regional Express service and ferry) will be free on Friday, July 1. Alderney Ferry will be free on Saturday, July 2. Halifax Transit buses will be operating on holiday (Sunday) service on July 1. The Alderney Ferry service will operate on an amended schedule on July 1, which will include 30 minute service between 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. and 15 minute service between 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 p.m. There will be no Woodside ferry service on Canada Day. For detailed bus and ferry schedules visit our website. Solid Waste Collection and Facility HoursNo municipal solid waste collection services will take place on July 1. Curbside collection of garbage, organics or recyclables normally scheduled for July 1 will take place on July 2. Residents are reminded that collection services can begin as early as 7 a.m. To ensure pick-up, residents may place materials curbside the evening prior to collection day. For more information on curbside collection, visit our website. The Otter Lake Waste Management Facility, the municipal recycling plant and municipal composting facility will be closed on July 1 and will be open for regular hours on July 2. The Household Special Waste Depot in Bayers Lake will be closed on July 2 but will be open on July 9. A mobile Household Special Waste Depot will be held on July 2 at Cole Harbour Place (51 Forest Hills Parkway, Cole Harbour) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Recreation Facilities, Programs and ServicesMunicipal splashpads and pools are open. The Bedford and Cole Harbour outdoor pools, the Halifax Common splashpad, and all supervised municipal beaches will open for the 2022 season on July 1. Residents are advised that, due to construction of the new Halifax Commons Aquatics Facility, the Halifax Common outdoor pool will remain closed for the 2022 season. Equipment lending is open at the Emera Oval from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with equipment lending available if weather and surface conditions permit. Many recreation facilities will be closed on July 1. Residents are advised to call ahead to their respective facility for operating hours and program information. Contact information for municipally-operated facilities can be found online. ParkingOn-street metered parking spaces are free on July 1; however, motorists are reminded to abide by other posted signage such as accessible parking, fire hydrants and no stopping. Customer Contact CentresThe 311 Contact Centre will be operating on regular hours on July 1 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The three Customer Service Centres that provide in-person access to municipal services and payments will be closed on July 1, and will reopen for regular business hours on July 4. Civic EventsThe Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to participate in KANA’TA: Canada Day 2022 on July 1. Programming will include three separate, community-based fireworks and pyrotechnics shows in Halifax, Dartmouth, and Bedford.Halifax Regional Fire & EmergencyConsumer fireworks are permitted to use on Canada Day. For fireworks safety information and more, please visit halifax.ca/fireworks. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Public Service AnnouncementOutdoor pools and beaches open for 2022 seasonTuesday, June 28, 2022 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the Bedford and Cole Harbour outdoor pools, the Halifax Common splashpad, and all supervised municipal beaches will open for the season on Friday, July 1.Bookings are required for the Bedford and Cole Harbour outdoor pools, and can be completed on our website. Memberships for the Bedford outdoor pool can be purchased through Lebrun Recreation Centre and for Cole Harbour outdoor pool they can be purchased through the Cole Harbour Recreation Centre.Resident are advised that, due to construction of the new Halifax Commons Aquatics Facility, the Halifax Common outdoor pool will remain closed for the 2022 season. Beginning Friday, July 1, the municipality is offering free swims at the Needham Community Centre pool to minimize disruptions for residents who regularly use the Halifax Common pool.The Bayers-Westwood, George Dixon, Isleville Street, Westmount, and Sackville splashpads opened for the season on Friday, June 17. ... See MoreSee Less
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This area is closed to all traffic. A detour is in place. Experienced traffic control personnel will be on-site to manage traffic flows.

Customers in the area may experience discoloured water during/following this repair. http://www.halifaxwater.ca/discoloured-water

Water Service & Traffic Advisory - Shore Drive - Water Main Repair

Crews are on-site undertaking an emergency water main repair on Shore Dr., Bedford, between Wardour St. & Andrew Cobb Crt.

Water service will be shut down in this area. No estimate of restoration time.

Water Service & Traffic Advisory – Meadowbrook Drive – Water Main Repair

Stop-and-go traffic near 125 Meadowbrook Dr., Bedford, for an emergency water main repair.

Water service will be temporarily shut down in this area.

https://halifaxwater.ca/notice/meadowbrook-drive-bedford-water-main-repair-0

Customers in the area may experience discoloured water during/following this repair. It is recommended that those customers run the COLD water at one faucet until the water runs clear. To learn more about discoloured water and to report it, please visit http://www.halifaxwater.ca/discoloured-water.

Due to the complex nature of this repair, water service will be temporarily shut down in an area larger than previously communicated. No estimate of service restoration time.

Two-way traffic will be maintained through the work area (single lane per direction.)

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District 16 Update for April 10 2022

Folks, I hope you are staying well, or recovering very quickly, during this ongoing challenging time with the pandemic. There is a great deal going on at Regional Council regarding upcoming budget and taxes, the HalifACT climate change action plan, the housing crisis,...

District 16 Update for July 4 2021

Hi folks, I hope you are enjoying your weekend, despite the unfortunate weather. Hopefully we will be able to gather in person this time next year for a more traditional celebration of Bedford Days! I am sharing the complete update on the items addressed during the...

As your councillor, you can expect more of the same going forward!

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Frequent communication

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Fast responses to your ideas and questions

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Questionnaires and polls to solicit your feedback

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I will listen to you

Remember TimTV?

Much has changed in our district since I was first elected in 2008. It’s a larger district with new boundaries that encompass Larry Uteck, Starboard Drive, Royal Hemlocks, West Bedford and more. While the number of families I represent has changed over the past 12 years (and my hair has gone a little “fairer”), my commitment to the priorities we all share remains the same. Take a trip down memory lane and watch a collection of my TimTV episodes, a series created during the past municipal elections to help residents get to know me, my family, my supporters and the community I call home. 

Pay no mind, of course, to the dates at the end of the videos (they’re from elections past).

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