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Message of thanks from NCC

On behalf of Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), I want to thank you all for your support of the proposal to create an Urban Wilderness Park within the Williams-Colpitt Lake portion of the Backlands. Your letters, emails and presence at … Continue reading

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Urban Wilderness Park update

Hello everyone, Council’s recent endorsement of the Shaw Group Ltd. / Nature Conservancy of Canada proposal in the Backlands certainly is great news! On September 20, Councillors voted 14-1 to accept the Halifax staff recommendations to move forward with negotiations … Continue reading

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Halifax regional council moves ahead with proposed Purcells Cove park

Good News! See Metro News

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Shaw Group/Nature Conservancy of Canada Proposal: Supportive staff report goes to Regional Council

“It is recommended that Halifax Regional Council direct staff to: 1. Proceed with negotiations to acquire the lands (PID 00052407) and return to Regional Council for consideration of the key terms and conditions for the 379 acres that address the … Continue reading

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Williams Lake Backlands – Big decision by Regional Council on Sep. 20, 2016

Halifax council will be presenting a recommendation Sept 20 on whether to approve a proposal by the Nature Conservancy of Canada to acquire almost 400 acres of land in the Williams Lake backlands and set it aside indefinitely as a … Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 6th at 10AM at City Hall: BMBCL

Your help is needed to protect what could be the largest urban park in all of Canada. The long-promised but yet-to-be-delivered Blue Mountain Birch Cove Regional Park is under threat. It could be a mini-Keji for Halifax, but a terrible … Continue reading

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Capt Spry Meeting well attended, participants highly supportive of proposed Urban Wilderness Park

There was a great turnout for this event at which citizens had an opportunity to learn about and discuss the proposed Urban Wilderness Park for the Williams Lake/Colpitt Lake area of the Backlands. Participants were highly supportive of the initiative. … Continue reading

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Proposal for Purcells Cove Backlands wilderness park promoted by residents

“The Nature Conservancy of Canada and citizens’ groups are pressing Halifax’s council to consider a proposal to purchase 153 hectares of wilderness near the city from a development company. “The proposal would keep a large chunk of the Purcells Cove … Continue reading

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Tuesday, August 30, 6:30 pm at Captain William Spry Centre: Information about proposed Backlands park

Join us Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 6:30 pm at Captain William Spry Centre, when the Williams Lake Conservation Company hosts an evening Open House / Information Evening about the opportunity we have to secure a significant portion of the … Continue reading

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No Fires Please!

It’s not advisable to make open fires anywhere in the Backlands most of the time, but with all of the dry weather it’s especially hazardous right now and there is a fire ban over most of Western Nova Scotia. The … Continue reading

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