Monthly Archives: May 2016

Tues May 10 & Sat May 14: Input to Green Network Map in support of Backlands

A NOTE FROM THE BACKLAND’S COALITION UPDATE: Another map tutorial is being held at the Zion’s Gate, 47 Williams Lake Road on Saturday, May 14, from 1 to 3 pm. All are welcome to attend. Bring your laptop if you … Continue reading

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Thursday, May 19: The Purcell’s Cove Granite Quarries

Illustrated Presentation by Cole Grabinsky and Rachael Groat, Graduates, School of Planning, Dalhousie University.(Supervisor: John Zuck of Purcell’s Cove) When: Thursday May 19th 7:30 PM Where: Purcells Cove Social Club, 505 Purcells Cove Rd, Halifax Click on image at left … Continue reading

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Fire hazard in the Backlands is high

It’s not a good idea anytime to have campfires in the Backlands, but especially in early spring before the deciduous trees leaf-out and especially on Jack Pine barrens. (The 2009 fire was on April 30/May 1.) On top of that … Continue reading

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Community input crucial by May 15

This is certainly wonderful news (see preceding post) and we can be cautiously optimistic. However, there is much work to be done – urgently. Council has requested a staff report and a positive recommendation is very important. There are many … Continue reading

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“A diamond at our doorstep”

Hello everyone, Many of you may already be aware that The Shaw Group has teamed up with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in relation to a new proposal to protect a significant portion of the Backlands for “Halifax’s finest … Continue reading

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