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-David P, Feb. 10, 2014
NEWS: City sinks Purcells Cove water plan "Council voted [On Oct 29, 2013] 13-1 to table a feasibility study on servicing, which for all intents and purposes killed the notion."
Latest addition: 24 Oct. 2013
- Our HRM Alliance Hotspots: Williams Lake, Purcell's Cove and the "Backlands"
The Alliance has identified five development HotSpots in HRM (including the Purcell's Cove Road Backlands) which exemplify how their Greenbelting Solution would help preserve natural areas, save the Municipality money and maintain recreational and cultural uses. This page provides an overview of the issues affecting the Purcell's Backlands.
- Williams Lake Conservation Company
This community-based organization maintains the dam at the outlet of Williams Lake and monitors important environmental variables affecting the Williams Lake watershed which includes Colpitt Lake. The impending development of the McCurdy Estate Lands to the south and east of Williams Lake is a major concern. They also have a Facebook Page.
- Purcell's Cove Neighbourhood Committee
"The Purcell's Cove Neighbourhood Committee (PCNC) exists to promote community development in our neighbourhood. This website gives us a way to share information."
- McIntosh Run Watershed Association
The upper part of the MacIntosh Run begins at the outflow from Long lake and goes through residential neighbourhoods. The lower part goes through the backlands and flows into the sea at Herring Cove. The Association has built an active transportation trail alongside the upper part of the run. They envisage extending the trail the entire length of the run, including a wilderness trail which would be "a rugged trail across the backlands to Herring Cove; the trail will be varied, in some places climbing along bedrock ridges, and in other places hugging the river's edge."
- Nova Scotia Public Lands Coalition: Proposed Herring Cove Backlands Wilderness Area
The Nova Scotia Public Lands Coalition proposed a Wilderness Area consisting of two parcels of public land. The smaller parcel, about 500 hectares, is nestled between the Herring Cove and Purcell's Cove roads just outside the city of Halifax [The "Purcell's Cove Road Backlands"]. The larger property, approximately 2,800 hectares, sits just west of the Herring Cove Rd.