Category Archives: Community

Towards a combined Conservation/Fire Management Strategy for the Backlands 26Oct2023

Yours Truly (David P) talked about Fires, Conservation and Fire Management in the Halifax Backlands in an online presentation to the Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society on Oct 29, 2023. The presentation is available on YouTube and the slide deck … Continue reading

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Monday Nov 6, 2023: Spryfield Community Meeting on Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment

Spryfield Community Meeting – District 11 Date:  6 November 2023 Place:  Captain William Spry Recreation Centre, Multipurpose room Time:  6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you are unable to attend, please consider completing the online survey at Https://www.shapeyourcityhalifax.ca/hrva ——– Extracts from www.shapeyourcityhalifax.ca/hrva Hazard, … Continue reading

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Be on the lookout for invasive crayfish in Halifax Area lakes 20Oct2023

This new invasive species is featured in an item in today’s Halifax Examiner’s Morning File and in an associated article by Yvette Entrmonet DFO: Red swamp crayfish trapped in Halifax area lake could have ‘severe’ impact on ecosystems. From Morning … Continue reading

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New Provincial Housing-in-HRM Legislation “risks commitment to sustainability” – Mayor Savage

The province recently announced new legislation “to get more housing built, faster, in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM)” (NS Gov News Release, Oct 12, 2023). It includes, amongst other measures: – giving the minister authority to make decisions on development in HRM without … Continue reading

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Monday Oct 2, 2023: Early evening session on The Regional Plan & the Backlands

An invitation from the Backlands Coalition: – Link to the Draft Regional Plan: Phase 4 Draft Plan Release – June 20, 2023 Committee of the Whole | Halifax.ca – The Province is inviting citizens to have a say as they … Continue reading

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Public Feedback on the Backlands sought for the Regional Plan Review 16Aug2023

Representatives of the Coalition’s member groups have been meeting monthly to discuss ways and means to accomplish our mission: to ensure no loss of wildlife habitat in the Backlands and to preserve them for natural, historical, cultural, conservation, educational, recreational … Continue reading

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Shaw Wilderness Park – Camp Fire Sighted! 31July2023

A camp fire was sighted in the Shaw Wilderness Park by residents of Williams Lake the evening of July 31. Fire Fighters could not reach the camp site and could not verify if the fire had been extinguished properly. Residents … Continue reading

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Art Meets Nature and Activism at Sandy Lake – art show opens Thursday July 13th, 2023 !

A wonderful collective of artists has been creating works based on their experiences at Sandy Lake Regional Park. Their gorgeous paintings and drawings will form part of a 2-week long art show at Second Gallery (Upstairs at 6301 Quinpool Road, … Continue reading

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“Sharing the Care of Williams Lake” 12Jun2023

“At their Annual General Meeting, on Tuesday May 23 at the Captain William Spry Centre, WLCC directors showcased the impacts of the environmental projects they completed in the past year. Projects ranged from guides on invasive plant species, a series … Continue reading

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Sat Apr 29, 2023: NS Wild Flora Society hosting iNaturalist/City Nature Challenge hike on Osprey Trail (Halifax, NS)

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