Dear Residents of Purcell’s Cove and Area
CHANGE OF DATE: The Motion to cut the #15 will now come before Council on November 27th. With Steve Adam’s help we have been given two more weeks to make our case. We need letters, even short ones, that describe the effect of the cuts or you or people you know.
You can call and/or email Councillor Steve Adams. THE MORE MESSAGES THE BETTER. We are depending on him as our elected councillor to put our views forward and suggest further changes to this motion so that we do not lose this service and so that Council is aware of the repercussions of this motion being passed. Please cc emails to email@example.com. Contact information*:
It’s Harvest time!Oct 26, 2018:
Dear Residents of Purcell’s Cove and surrounding areas
We regret to report that the Transportation Standing Committee voted today FOR the motion to cut back the #15 bus. The matter now goes to Council for a final vote (see below).
The vote today was as follows:
FOR #15 bus cuts:
Councillors Cleary, Nicoll, Outhit, Mason and Smith
AGAINST #15 bus cuts:
The motion that passed would replace the #15 bus with the #415 bus, which would operate for six runs per day, three in the morning at peak times (i.e. rush hour). There will be NO weekend or holiday service. It is likely that this change will take effect in August 2019 or sooner.
The Jack Pine-Broom Crowberry fire barrens
are nationally unique and globally rare.
Some of the best sites occur in the Backlands
A public lecture for SCANS (Seniors’ College Association of Nova Scotia) by David Patriquin on The Natural History of the Halifax Backlands
Date and Time: October 22, 2018 – Monday, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Place: Captain William Spry Community Centre
The “Backlands” is a Thomsonesque wilderness located only a few kilometers from peninsular Halifax. It includes nine lakes, spectacular views and dozens of informal hiking and biking trails. David will take us on a virtual tour through the area, describing what we see, discussing what makes it all work and explaining what is needed to sustain it.
View more details on SCANS website
View Links (including a PDF of the slide presentation)
Geoffrey Grantham: A Memorable Autumn
This Sunday, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is working with Geoffrey Grantham, a local impressionist artist who has long been painting the future Halifax Wilderness Park, to host an art-focused hike. We will be walking through the future Halifax Wilderness Park, exploring its vistas and uncommon landscape through art. Participants will have a chance to explore the surroundings through their own art – painting, sketching, or photography.
Additional information is found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1827940480575314/
To register for the event, follow this link: https://act.natureconservancy.ca/page/30623/data/1
Nicole Munro in Chronicle Herald, Sep 20, 2018:
The province is contributing $1 million to a 154-hectare park, just minutes from downtown Halifax, that is planned to open in the fall of 2019.
“Not too long ago, this piece of land was potentially going to be developed,” said MLA Brendan Maguire, who made the announcement on Thursday. “It means a lot to be able to say we did this so the next generations after can experience it.”
NCC – Williams Lake – Media Broll – 1080 from Mike Dembeck on Vimeo.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street, Halifax
Doors open at 4:00 p.m | Presentation begins at 4:30 p.m.
Light refreshments will be provided and a cash bar is available.
Please join the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and partners, The Shaw Group, and HRM for the launch of our fundraising campaign for the Halifax Wilderness Park.
The site of the proposed Halifax Wilderness Park is mere minutes from downtown on Purcell’s Cove Road. With lakes for swimming, hiking trails to explore, and stunning panoramic views of the city, the property also contains rare forest and intact wildlife, including more than 40 species of breeding birds.
We’d love to tell you more about this community initative, so please join us at this event to learn more about this proposed wilderness park
View More about it
A few updates from NCC:
1) Our final event of the summer, Art in the Wilderness is happening next Sunday! There’s an opportunity to try painting with Renee Forrestall, nature crafts (great for kids and adults), and wilderness photography! (Facebook Event)
2) SAVE THE DATE (info below) for the Halifax Wilderness Park campaign launch!
Psssttt… The rumours are true: You can help Keep Halifax Wild!
— just minutes from downtown with lakes, hiking trails to explore, and panoramic views. The proposed site of the Halifax Wilderness Park also contains rare forest and intact wildlife habitat; including more than 40 species of breeding birds.
We’d love to tell you more, so please save the date and join us for the launch of the fundraising campaign for the Halifax Wilderness Park —
Thursday, September 20, 2018*
1593 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS
**more details to come
3) Are there events or themes you would like to see for public walks/hikes in the Backlands? Please let me know and I will work to incorporate them into our fall hikes!
A festive group greeted Councillors this am
including Lisa Blackburn (3rd pic down)
& Lindell Smith (4th pic)
So reads a final Tweet from this morning from Our HRM Alliance
View Council eagerly approves Halifax Green Network Plan by Yvette D’Entremont in the StarMetro Halifax (Aug 14, 218) for more details and comments by Walter Regan of the Sackville Rivers Association.
The sequence of Tweets from @OurHRMAlliance:
56m56 minutes ago
HRM Planner Ben Sivak is here to present the final draft of the Plan and to introduce the background. “There has been 3 rounds of public engagement, the State of the Landscape Report, and this is the first time we’ve been able to look at HRM as an entire landscape.”
54m54 minutes ago
Sivak – “The Halifax Region has incredible assets in wilderness and recreation. The intent of this Plan is to build on these assets and protect what we have here.”
Our HRM Alliance Photo
From OurHRM Alliance:
“Join us on Tuesday, August 14th at 9:00 (ish) to show your support for the Halifax Green Network Plan!
“The Green Network Plan will FINALLY be going to Council that day at 10:00AM. We want to be there with signs, smiles, and support to ask the 16 Councillors to vote YES to pass this incredible plan. The Councillors typically begin arriving around 9:00, so pop by while you can during that hour, or come and stay the whole time!
“We’ll be having a sign-making party the night before at Ecology Action Centre. Either make your own sign, or borrow one of ours for the day!
“There will also be a crew of people attending the Council meeting to watch the presentation and debate and show our support. Feel free to join for this as well, if you’re interested. Want some more info about the Green Network Plan? Check out http://ourhrmalliance.ca/halifax-green-network/”
View Facebook Event Page
Dr. Claire Oswald
August 29th, 2018 **12PM**
Dalhosuie Univ Faculty of Engineering, Sexton B-228 (with Lunch)
Special Guest Lecture in Hydrology
Fate and Transport of Road Salt Chloride in Urbanizing Watersheds
Dr. Claire Oswald, BSc (Hons.) MSc, McM, PhD, Ryerson University Assistant
Professor, Geography & Environmental Studies
View Announcement with abstract
Thx to MZ for forwarding this info.