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Invasive & Exotic Plants are making their way into the Backlands 13Jun2021

Invasive multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora) is a threat to the wetlands/watercourse margins in particular. Appearance of other, non-invasive exotics such as clover, dandelion and plantain on the barrens are indicative of some loss of Ecological Integrity. I have some concern … Continue reading

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HRM releases Themes & Directions Report 30May2021

From the Report: This document, the Themes and Directions Report, is the first deliverable of the Regional Plan Review. The purpose of this document is to explain the scope of the Regional Plan Review to the public, stakeholders and Regional … 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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“Williams Lake is drying up and it’s time to sound the alarm, group says” – CBC

“Williams Lake in Spryfield is drying up and the group fighting to save it says it’s time to sound the alarm. The old dam built to keep the water in is leaking at an alarming rate. The CBC’s Colleen Jones … Continue reading

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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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First excursion on new entrance to Shaw Wilderness Park made a good impression

I was on my way this afternoon to access the Shaw Wilderness Park via an informal route, and lo and behold, there was the new entrance off of Purcell’s Cove Road with a sign and a parking lot now open. … 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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Critical park/wilderness budget debate Wed Jan 29, 2020

Halifax regional Council Council will be debating the Park budget on Wednesday, January 29 at 9:30 am. Members of the public can speak for 5 minutes. Also, letters etc would be helpful. A couple of years ago HRM established a … Continue reading

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