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Monday October 22, 2018: The Natural History of the Halifax 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” … Continue reading

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Wilderness through the Eyes of an Artist

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 … Continue reading

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“Nova Scotia commits $1 million for Halifax wilderness park”

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 … Continue reading

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Thurs Sep 20, 2018: Event for Proposed Halifax Wilderness Park

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) … Continue reading

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NCC Art in the Wilderness Sun Aug 26th, Halifax Wilderness Park campaign launch Thurs Sep 20, 2018

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 … Continue reading

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Question called, and Motion passes!! The Halifax Green Network Plan has been passed at Council!!!

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 … Continue reading

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Tues Aug 14, 2018: Rally to support the Green Network Plan

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 … Continue reading

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Wed Aug 29, 2018: Fate and Transport of Road Salt Chloride in Urbanizing Watersheds

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, … Continue reading

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The Diverse and Magical Landscapes of Williams Lake Wilderness

That’s the title of an Nature Conservancy of Canada walk led by David P (aka Jack Pine) and Meredith Baldwin on Sunday July 29. The walk had been delayed a week and the weather was quite iffy on the morning … Continue reading

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Williams Lake Conservation Company 50 th Anniversary Party

When: Saturday, September 22, 2018 Doors open at 5 pm Where: Purcell’s Cove Social Club, 505 Purcell’s Cove Road Activities: – Eat! Drink! And Dance to the music of Lime Rickey Band – Silent and Live Auctions (cash or cheque … Continue reading

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