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District 8
(Woodside - Eastern Passage) 

District Profile

Total Population, 2006 Census: 17,523

Issue: Tax Reform

Average municipal tax comparison for single family homes

Source: HRM. HRM Note: Amounts exclude Low Income Rebates. Final adjustments are not included to treat mobile homes as multi-unit; and for the 2009 changes in the Transit Tax structure. Not all area rates are included in the "Current Tax".

DistrictAverage Property 2009 (taxable)Current Tax (2007)Draft Tax Model (2007)Change in taxes
District 8 (Woodside - Eastern Passage)130,5969871,33435.20%
- "Urban" part of District126,7779791,36539.40%
- "Suburban" part of District159,3231,0511,1034.90%

Source: HRM. HRM Note: Amounts exclude Low Income Rebates. Final adjustments are not included to treat mobile homes as multi-unit; and for the 2009 changes in the Transit Tax structure. Not all area rates are included in the "Current Tax".

Current Councillor

Jackie Barkhouse Read her report card.

Elections Data

2008 Results

Jackie Barkhouse
2,450 votes / 56.62% Holds!

Christa Webber
1,772 votes / 40.95%

Calland Wells
105 votes / 2.43%

Voter turnout: 35.95%

2008 School Board elections

(District 3 - Dartmouth, Eastern Passage, Cow Bay)
Gretchen Birt
Theresa Colbear
Lloyd Jackson
Heddy Johnson
Tracey Mohr
Troy Myers
Gin Yee, 42.80%

2007 By-election

Jackie Barkhouse 48.31
Brian Birt 25.12
David F Boyd 2
Beverley Skaalrud-Woodfield 24.58

2004 Elections

Becky Kent 1,977 (39.53%)
Bruce F. Hetherington 1,359 (27.17%)
Maurice Henneberry 1,049 (20.98%)
Steven Michael Barkhouse 616 (12.32%)
Voter Turnout: 42.95%

83.30% voted for Peter Kelly in 2004.
-12.05 % Change in 2008

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