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On the Draft Landscape Suitabilty Analysis for the Sandy Lake Study Area 23May2024

Yesterday I submitted some comments on the Draft LSA (Landscape Suitability Analysis) for the “Sandy Lake Study Area” released Apr 18, 2024. To view that document, see HRM Future Service Communities webpage, link to Draft SandyLake LSA Apr18_2024.pdf (38.5 MB) … Continue reading

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From Sandy Lake-Sackville River Regional Park Coalition 15May2024

1. DRAFT Land Suitability Analyses out for review We call these Stantec studies “pre-development studies” because that is their focus – what areas can be developed and how. We are assured that the outcome could be that no areas can … Continue reading

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City Nature Challenge begins Apr 26 (today) & runs to Mon Apr 29, 2024

Halifax is participating in the iNaturalist-based City Nature Challenge again, this year over the days Friday Apr 26 to Monday Apr 29 It’s pretty simple to contribute to Halifax’s effort to document our natural world and illustrate citizen’s love of … Continue reading

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Draft “Future Serviced Communities (FSC) study update for Sandy Lake” released 19Apr2024

Just Posted on the publicly accessible webpage for Halifax Future Services Communities: a link to “Draft Sandy Lake LSA Apr18_2024.pdf (38.5 MB) (pdf)” (bottom right of the page under Reports). The first page provides a lengthy “Grant of Access and … Continue reading

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iNaturalists events x Sandy Lake: Sunday April 21 and Saturday 27th, 2024

Announced Mar 29, 2024 by The Dirt Gang, on their Facebook Page:

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Bedford West Development Plans approved by Province, significant environmental concerns remain 2Dec2023

View: Housing Developments Approved for Bedford West Nova Scotia Government. News Release, Municipal Affairs and Housing November 28, 2023 “On the recommendation of the Executive Panel on Housing in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Lohr … Continue reading

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Councillor Morse requests staff report on plan to protect Eastern Hemlock in HRM 13Nov2023

Date of Council Meeting: November 14, 2023 Subject: Staff report on plan to protect Eastern Hemlock in HRM Motion for Council to Consider: That Halifax Regional Council direct the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to provide a staff report on a … Continue reading

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New legislation would give Minister of Housing “absolute power and discretion” over all planning and development in Halifax 13Oct2023

UPDATE: Halifax considers taking Nova Scotia to court over controversial housing Bill 329 – Suzanne Rent in the Halifax Examiner, Oct 18, 2023. Intro in in Morning File ———— This is not good news, and is eerily eerily reminiscent of … Continue reading

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October 13-22, 2023: The Fall Continental Mycoblitz 2023 in the Maritimes!

Where: Everywhere mushrooms grow The 2023 Continental Mycoblitz is open to anyone who is willing to make scientifically valuable collections of mushrooms – including photography, fieldnotes, and submitting a dried specimen. Any individual or organization can submit their most unique/interesting/exciting … Continue reading

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Sunday Oct 22, 2023: The 18th Annual SRA Fall Benefit Dinner & Auction

A note to Sandy Lake fans: The Sandy Lake  Watershed is the largest or second largest sub-watershed of the Sackville River watershed, depending on how the sub-subwatersheds are aggregated (see map below). Regardless, it’s very important to the larger  Sackville … Continue reading

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