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Tues Aug 14, 2018: Rally to support the Green Network Plan

From OurHRM Alliance: “Join us on Tuesday, August 14th at 9:00 (ish) to show your support for the Halifax Green Network Plan! “The Green Network Plan will FINALLY be going to Council that day at 10:00AM. We want to be … Continue reading

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Multiflora rose, an invasive that crept up on us in Halifax, NS

A colleague from my Dal days had a question for me: is the white rose I have in my yard an “invasive”? He had been cycling the Grand Pre to Blomidon route in The Valley and had seen a white … Continue reading

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Beavers responsible for the high water level in Sandy Lake in the summer of 2018

I had noticed there was no beach at Sandy Lake Beach Park during earlier visits in June and July of 2018 and wondered how long it would take for the lake to drop to the level I had seen in … Continue reading

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Halifax Green Network Plan goes to Regional Council soon

The Halifax Green Network Plan, under development since 2014, was released on June 21, 2018 and on June 19 went to the Community Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee (see Agenda) wherein Walter R’s words, “it passed with flying colours”. … Continue reading

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New Domain Name: sandylakebedford.ca

As the address www.versicolor.ca/sandylakebedford has been proving awkward, I set up an “add-on domain” for this site and now it can be reached from the domain name sandylakebedford.ca It can still be accessed at www.versicolor.ca/sandylakebedford. Once into the website, it … Continue reading

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Thurs July 5 at 7 pm: SRA Trails Presentation

From the Sackville Rivers Association: Join us at 7pm Thursday, July 5th, for an overview of the SRA involvement with trails from the start to now. David Waugh will lead us through the 25 years of work on the Fort … Continue reading

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Getting to know Sandy Lake & Environs

Bedford Lions Sandy Lake Park was described in 2013 as an “unknown gem” even to many who live in Bedford. Perhaps the beach area is getting better known, but there’s lots more to explore. It’s hard to find maps, but … Continue reading

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Pamphlet promotes formation of Sandy Lake Regional Park for Halifax

The organizing committee for the Sandy Lake Regional Park Coalition has produced a colourful, fact-filled, four page pamphlet promoting formation of a Sandy Lake Regional Park for Halifax. The pamphlet outlines the history of the proposal for a Sandy Lake … Continue reading

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Halifax Green Network Plan released June 21, 2018 looking good

The Final Draft of the The Halifax Green Network Plan, under development for several years,  was released on June 21, 2018. The Halifax Green Network Plan (HGNP) was initiated in 2015 shortly after the adoption of the 2014 Regional Municipality … Continue reading

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Searching for old beech amidst a magnificent drumlin forest on the Jack Lake lands

Every excursion I make into the Sandy Lake/Jack Lake lands (“Sandy Lake & Environs”)  seems to offer a new gem. An excursion on June 1 was no exception. I had been intending to check out a drumlin northeast of Jack … Continue reading

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