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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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McIntosh Run Trails Opening Sept. 25th

From the Mac Run folks: The McIntosh Run Watershed Association (MRWA) is pleased to announce the official opening of the first 2 km of singletrack trails in the McIntosh Run Trail System. Join us for ribbon-cutting and trail tours (hiking … Continue reading

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Saturday, September 16th, 2017: Purcell’s Pond Hike with Our HRM Alliance and Trips by Transit

When: Saturday, September 16th, 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. Meeting Place: 2705 Fern Lane, Halifax (we’ll catch the bus from North Street) Details: Join us for an adventure on the bus out to Purcell’s Cove to hike in the Backlands to Purcell’s … Continue reading

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Urban wilderness park given the go-ahead

From HRM (Sep 6, 2011): Halifax Regional Council has tentatively agreed to establish an urban wilderness park to be known as the Shaw Wilderness Park, through the acquisition of what are informally known as the Purcell’s Cove Backlands. The deal-in-principle … Continue reading

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Barred Owl one km from my residence in peninsular Halifax

“Barred Owl: Uncommon resident. Breeds. Our most common owl. Occurs in woods of old growth and is seldom seen elsewhere…nest: usually 4-12 m up in a hollow hardwood tree in mixed hard and soft growth…” – Birds of Nova Scotia … Continue reading

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