Week 11: Dartmouth East is Stepping Up!

Every week I will highlight individuals, groups and businesses who are stepping up and leading the way in the Covid 19 era.

Dartmouth East residents exploring Nova Scotia and supporting the economy.

Since the beginning of July, I have enjoyed seeing posts on social media from constituents who have been travelling our beautiful province.  From beautiful southwest Nova to Inverness and everything in between, there is so much to explore and discover in Canada’s ocean playground.  Christine and I have jumped at every opportunity to travel within Nova Scotia to show our kids its spectacular beauty and support the Nova Scotia economy.  I want to thank the many residents of Dartmouth East who I know are doing like wise and having a great time exploring our gorgeous province.

On July 17, Christine and I, the children and some close friends joined Rob Fensome and his lovely wife Lorraine for a wonderful afternoon visiting the Noel Shore.  Since 2018, we have a family tradition of exploring geologic sites and this year we decided to explore Cheverie and Rainy Cove.  We had a blast looking at the rocks and the evidence of the last Ice Age with Rob Fensome.  Rob is a geologist with the Geologic Survey of Canada at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, and he captured our kid’s imaginations with his geology lessons.  Thank you, Rob and Lorraine, for sharing your love of nature with the Halman gang.  I highly recommend this location for a visit to my constituents.  You will have a great time!

There is so much to explore in our province. Just recently, the cliffs of Fundy were named a UNESCO Global Geopark by the United Nations. Located in beautiful Cumberland county, the cliffs of Fundy include 40 sites for Nova Scotians to explore.  Here, they can discover the natural beauty of Cumberland county, some of the oldest dinosaur fossils in Canada, and the world’s highest tides.  Not a bad afternoon!  I also hear the MLA in that area is a cool guy as well! 

No matter where the residents of Dartmouth East choose to vacation or explore, I hope it is with family and friends and loved ones.  I know our residents will follow public health protocols while exploring our beautiful province.  So get out there, enjoy the beautiful scenery of Nova Scotia, support our local economies in the communities you visit, have fun and be safe! 

This is just a small sample of folks and organizations making a difference in our community of Dartmouth East.  It is my intention to highlight their stories every week on my blog.  If you have suggestions on who I should profile I can be contacted at [email protected]

Stay strong. Stay safe. Stay positive.