Category Archives: Community

October 11, 2022: Public Hearing on Phase 3 of the Regional Plan Review

RESCHEDULING NOTICE: The Public Hearing for the Regional Plan Review, Phase 3 originally on the agenda for Tuesday, September 27th has been RESCHEDULED to October 11, 2022 at 6pm, in Regional Council Chambers (City Hall) – 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax. … Continue reading

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Please share your thoughts about what’s special, what you value about the Backlands (by Sep 30, 2022)

The Backlands Coalition advocated for the protection of the area now named Shaw Wilderness Park and that advocacy was just the beginning. There is much more to protect in the Backlands, including wetlands, lakes and streams, a river, wilderness habitat … Continue reading

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Lover’s Lane to Turtle Bay: A path to Williams Lake 19May2022

From Kathleen Hall, Martha Leary and Murray Coolican: “We are writing about lands along the shore of Williams Lake known bureaucratically as PID 41342080. “We are stewards of the lake and it’s watershed and do our work through Williams Lake … Continue reading

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Request for zoning change, if granted, would seriously undermine ecological integrity and recreational potential of the Purcell’s Cove Backlands 4April2022

Original Post Apr 4, 2022 Modified Apr 19, 2022 Received from C.M. March 30, 2022: URGENT: Purcell’s Cove Backlands under threat of development Dear neighbours and friends of the Backlands, There is some very disturbing news to share with you … Continue reading

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The Halifax Regional Plan review: “Unprecedented population growth” puts the pressure on decision-makers 9Jan2022

Delving into the current Regional Plan review  can be challenging because of the voluminous materials and complex consultation and decision-making processes but how it all pans out  affects all of us; accordingly,  it behooves as many of us as possible … Continue reading

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May 11, 2021 – Halifax and West Community Council to consider the recent HRM staff report on the Church of Christ Lands

UPDATE May 11, 2021 9 pm: THE MOTION WAS PASSED View video of meeting Staff presentation begins at 1:38 (hr, min) Kathleen Hall, Karen Mckendry and Martha Leary made presentations at the end; go to 2:05 (hrs minutes) Tonight Halifax … Continue reading

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Mapping forest fire risk in the Eastern Chebucto Peninsula Backlands

Sasha Mosky, a Master of Planning student at Dalhousie University, examined fire risk in the Eastern Chebucto Peninsula Backlands. Using civic address point data, Sasha created a 4-kilometer buffer around all homes in the backlands. Then, using Ecological Land Classification … Continue reading

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District 11 Candidates Forum Oct 6, 2020, 7-9 pm

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Backlands Coalition supports new zoning motion from Councillor Shawn Cleary

UPDATE June 23, 2020: Rezoning plea to preserve Purcell’s Cove land (Audio) CBC Information Morning Press Release, today, from the Backlands Coalition Halifax – On Wednesday, June 17, a motion was brought forward to Halifax and West Community Council by … Continue reading

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Earth Day Webinar with EAC will highlight the Backlands amongst other wild areas in Halifax

It will stream live on Facebook on Wed. April 22, 2020 from 1pm to 3pm UPDATE Apr 23, 2020: The webinar (minus the first 10 min) is archived on the EAC Facebook Page ———————– Message just received: EAC is hosting … Continue reading

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