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Williams Lake AGM Monday June 11

“Come to the AGM to learn about Willliams Lake. We will have a shortened meeting followed by an opportunity to socialize and discuss what we still need to do to see a major portion of the watershed become a protected … Continue reading

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NCC update upbeat

The NCC update on efforts to create the Urban Wilderness Park at Williams Lake, held at the Saraguay House yesterday evening, was well attended, upbeat and even mellow at the same time. The mellowness reflected the beautiful setting on the … Continue reading

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Monday May 7, 2018: Urban Wilderness Park update

Received from the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC): “Please join us and NCC for an update on efforts to create the Urban Wilderness Park at Williams Lake. “The Nature Conservancy of Canada is hosting an open house and would love … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day

We have lots to celebrate right here in the Backlands, as discovered by John DeMont as he followed Greg Smith over “eight kilometres of foot-trod trail” in the chunk of the Purcell’s Cove Backlands lying between Williams and Colpitt lakes; … Continue reading

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April 12, 2018: Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Regional Park Citizen’s Meeting

“All are invited to a public meeting on April 12th for updates and information on park progress. We will also explore interest in forming a citizen’s group, such as a “Friends of Blue Mountain” group, to speak up for creation … Continue reading

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Nature Conservancy of Canada proposes innovative approach to accessing new wilderness area: underground parking and elevator

“In September HRM [Halifax Regional Municipality] announced that the tentative agreement for the Urban Wilderness Park on the Purcell’s Cove Backlands would include a parking lot and main entrance. “Since then some questions have been raised about the concept and … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Grantham works at Baka Gallery Cafe in Toronto

“Geoffrey Grantham began painting en plein air early in his career, in 1995. He paints throughout his native Nova Scotia, but has repeatedly returned to certain inspiring locations, such as the globally rare barrens found in the Purcell’s Cove Backlands. … Continue reading

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Land purchased for Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes

“On January 18, the Halifax Regional Municipality purchased approximately 197 acres of lands to form part of a Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes Regional Park. This important acquisition marks the first parcel of land to be acquired by the municipality towards … Continue reading

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Time to update plans for suburban and rural communities

Our HRM Alliance launched a “Proposal for a Regional Main Streets Plan” at Station Six on Herring Cove Road on January 9, 2018. Read the announcement: Halifax has a problem. Communities throughout the region have big ideas, but for many, … Continue reading

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Thurs. 5 Oct 2017: Public Information Meeting for proposed Shaw Urban Wilderness Park

Halifax Regional Council has tentatively agreed to purchase lands from Clayton Developments (Shaw Group) and enter into a conservation easement agreement with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to establish a wilderness park in the Williams Lake area of Halifax. … Continue reading

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