Category Archives: Parks and Protected Areas

NCC/HRM Wilderness Park funding on final stretch

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is making appeals to help them (us) to cross the finish line for financing of the ‘urban wilderness’ park on the Clayton lands in the area of Williams and Colpitt Lakes. An $8 million project, … 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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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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