Category Archives: Community

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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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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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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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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McIntosh Run Watershed Association hiring Trail Crew

“The McIntosh Run Watershed Association (MRWA) is hiring energetic people to form a Trail Crew to build singletrack trails between Spryfield and Herring Cove, Nova Scotia”. View details

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No 15 nixed

TRANSIT Bus route 15 to be discontinued THE CHRONICLE HERALD Nov 30, 2018 by FRANCIS CAMPBELL Extracts: This week, regional council voted in favour of implementing routing and peak perod service for Route 415 in the Purcells Cove area, sporadically … Continue reading

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#15 Bus Action Committee letter to HRM Council, the Mayor and Transit staff

This is it … the last week of the campaign to save the #15 bus from further cuts. Just a friendly reminder to get your letters about the #15 bus into clerks@halifax.ca (with instructions: “Please circulate to members of Council, … Continue reading

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#15 Bus could be cut back

It’s Harvest time!Oct 26, 2018: Dear Residents of Purcell’s Cove and surrounding areas We regret to report that the Transportation Standing Committee voted today FOR the motion to cut back the #15 bus. The matter now goes to Council for … Continue reading

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