Monthly Archives: February 2014

Halifax council defers regional plan review again

Members of the Coalition were well represented in the gallery at Regional Council on Tuesday. The mayor spoke strongly in favour of the Regional Plan and said it was unlikely he would support any amendments… but final decisions were deferred … Continue reading

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Welcome Redoubt Head Homeowners’ Association

The Redoubt Head Homeowners’ Association (RHHA) has joined the Backlands Coalition as out 10th member. Welcome indeed!

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OurHRM Alliance Alarmed

From the Alliance (1/23/2014): Shocking news has arrived that a number of councillors plan to fundamentally undermine the Regional Plan on Tuesday. As you know, Steve Adams plans to move that the Urban Reserve behind Purcell’s Cove be designated Rural … Continue reading

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Official Launch of the Backlands Coalition

The Backlands Coalition, with nine member groups signed up to date, was officially launched on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. 

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Tuesday Feb 25th: First Reading of Regional Plan

As you may have likely heard (and see posts below), a group of developers is attempting to make last-minute changes to the Regional Plan that would open the land behind Williams Lake to development, a move which would destroy a … Continue reading

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MLA writes Letter of Support

Brendan Maguire, MLA Halifax Atlantic, writes “I believe in responsible development but more importantly, I believe in listening to the people and we the people have spoken loud and clear, we are against the development of our precious Backlands and … Continue reading

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Critique of Proposal to Redesignate Land

Catherine McKinnon of the Purcell’s Cove Area Residents Action Committee has written a letter to the Mayor and Councilors critiquing the letter written by a lawyer on behalf behalf of four developers that own land located in the Purcell’s Cove … Continue reading

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Purcell’s Cove Residents Action Committee Appeal to Contact Councillors

A critical event has occurred going forward to the RP+5 public hearing that requires our immediate attention. All of the developers owning the land in the Purcell’s Cove Backlands have joined forces by hiring a law firm and attempting to … Continue reading

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Coast on pro-development letter

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A Rare Plant Community in the Backlands

The Williams Lake Conservation Company has issued a report which documents the plant communities of the Williams Lake backlands. Prominent amongst them: the rare, Jack Pine/Broom Crowberry barrens. “While the survey focused on these lands, many of the findings apply … Continue reading

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