Monthly Archives: December 2014

Thursday, January 22, 2015: CoCO

The January meeting of the  Council of Community Organizations(COCO) will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 22,2015  at the Lakeside Community Centre,  1492 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Lakeside. Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust(FBWHT) will be the Host group. … Continue reading

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Five Bridges Trust Co-Chairs address Landfill Issue

In Dec. 8th letter, Co-chairs Harry Ward and Peter Lund request “Regional Council pay close attention to potential impacts that raising the height of the existing disposal cells could have on the protected wilderness area, particularly from:Blowing litter, odours, visibility … Continue reading

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Letter from WRWEO to HRM re: Increasing the height of the Landfill

A decision to increase the height of the Otter lake Landfill could be made at the HRM Regional Council Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday Dec. 9. The relevant documents have been available for only a few days (see … Continue reading

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Sharing Halifax space with wildlife

Unlike most Canadian cities, the urban core of Halifax is surrounded not by farms or endless burbs but by forested and coastal landscapes. Even within 30 kilometres of downtown Halifax, where approximately three-quarters of the population resides, developed areas are … Continue reading

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Otter Lake Landfill – Future to be determined Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014

Tuesday, Dec 9th, 2014 at 10am: Committee of the Whole – City Hall Please attend if you are able. Integrated Solid Waste Resource Management Strategy Review – Consultations with Halifax Waste Resource Society Board of Directors with respect to Recommendations … Continue reading

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Landfill visible from 2nd, 3rd Loops of The Bluff Trail

At the November CoCO meeting, Dave Patriquin,Co-Chair at Woodens River Watershed Environmental Organization (WRWEO) presented the concerns of WRWEO about the visibility of the landfill Site from Loops 2&3 of the Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail will be if the decision … Continue reading

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Birds At Risk

“Birds At Risk is a half hour documentary that travels to birding hotspots around Nova Scotia to examine the health of our bird populations. The film introduces a passionate group of birdwatchers, biologists and volunteers that are playing an important … Continue reading

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Jellification of our lakes

Studies by Jon Smol and colleagues at Queens University on lakes in Nova Scotia and Ontario reveal a very worrisome trend – a change in the phytoplankton species associated with declining calcium levels. “Without calcium entering the lakes in run-off, … Continue reading

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HRM puts out RFP for Greenbelting & Public Open Space Priorities Plan

“The Halifax Regional Municipality (the Municipality) invites the submission of proposals from qualified professional firms (and teams) … for the development of a Greenbelting and Public Open Space Priorities Plan (Open Space Plan) for the protection of a regional network … Continue reading

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Website Update

The Five Bridges Trust website is being updated…Thanks for your patience.

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