Nine Mile River Bridge Update – Steel Pieces Delivered to Site

There were some bumpy patches and tight corners but project manager Mike Marriott and his volunteer team safely delivered the new Nine Mile River bridge pieces across 22-km of rough terrain on the Old St. Margaret’s Bay Road last week.  Taking advantage of the good weather and dry conditions, the move went smoothly and the team will now focus on the next step of bridge assembly in the coming weeks.

This exciting trail improvement replaces an old wooden structure across the waterway, as pictured below.  It will make it safer for all trail users for years to come.

Delivering steel bridge pieces to the Nine Mile River crossing Safe delivery of Nine Mile River bridge piecesOld Bridge at the Nine Mile River Crossing

Video from the trip.

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Bay Treasure Chest Winner – January 18, 2017

For the second week in a row, it’s a rollover.

Number Drawn: #3422      Prize Amount:  $15,189

Next Draw: Wednesday,  January 25, 2017    Prize Estimate: $23,000

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Public Meetings Announced for Scotian Materials Ashphalt Plant Application

The following meetings have been announced by Halifax Regional Municipality.

Notice of Public Information Meeting – Open Houses St. Margaret’s Bay

Open Houses will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 9:00pm at the St. Margaret’s Centre, 12 Westwood Blvd in Upper Tantallon regarding the following application:

Case 19461 – Application by Scotian Materials Limited to amend the Planning District 1 and 3 Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law to enable an asphalt plant at PID #40042822, located approximately 1 km northwest of Highway 103 and 1.5 km west of Little Indian Lake, Head of St. Margaret’s Bay.

Please note that the Open House will be divided into three 1 hour time sessions (6pm, 7pm and 8pm) for a total of 6 sessions over the course of two evenings. Each session, will contain:

  • a presentation at the top of the hour by HRM staff and the Applicant; and,
  • a community input space where community members may submit their comments for the public record.

To manage the anticipated number of people seeking to attend a particular session, we are encouraging (not requiring) residents to call HRM at (902) 490-4472 to book their preferred time session.

The purpose of these open houses are to receive public feedback regarding the above-noted application. Planning staff will be present to discuss the planning process and the application with respect to the provisions of the Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law for Planning District 1 and 3. The applicant will be present to discuss their proposal. The same information will be presented on both evenings. Members of the public will have a number of ways to provide input on the application. The open houses are open to anyone who wishes to attend to seek information about the proposal and express comments or concerns that they may have.

For more information about the application, please visit the following website address:

http://www.halifax.ca/planning/applications/case19461details.php

 

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Bay Treasure Chest Winner – January 4, 2017

Number Drawn:  #10416   Prize Amount: $7,215

Congratulations to Edwina David of Chester Basin, Nova Scotia.

Next Draw:  Wednesday, January 11, 2017      Prize Estimate:  $7,200

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Bay Treasure Chest Funds to support two new community organizations

The following press release has been shared by the Bay Treasure Chest Association announcing two new community groups to receive funding.  Congratulations to all.

 
— Press Release – The Bay Treasure Chest Association —  Jan 4th 2017

BAY TREASURE CHEST EXPANDS ITS SUPPORT FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS


The Bay Treasure Chest Association (BTCA) is delighted to be able to announce that, because of the tremendous support the Bay Treasure Chest fundraising lottery has received from the community, it can increase the number of local community groups supported directly with a share of the funds raised.  The two new groups to receive direct funding are the St. Margaret’s Bay Area Rails to Trails Association and a Community Centre Hub.

Rails to Trails is entrusted with the development, management and care of the approximately 32.5km multi-use trail that extends from the eastern-most point to the western-most point of the Bay catchment area.

The Community Centre Hub is a collaboration of three large Community Centres in the Treasure Chest catchment area including, the Estabrooks Community Hall, Hammonds Plains Community Centre and the Hubbards Barn Association. These community centres provide valuable meeting places and services to their local populations.

They join the following five existing groups receiving direct funding from the Bay Treasure Chest: The St. Margaret’s Bay Stewardship Association, Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust, Seniors Association of St. Margaret’s Bay, Bay Rides and the Bay Youth Hub which includes, The GPI Atlantic Youth Project, St. Margaret’s Bay Skate Park, St. Margaret’s Bay Toy Library and the Unicorn Theatre .

Bay Treasure Chest also provides opportunities for obtaining funds to other, smaller community groups through its Honorarium program and funding for the Anne Martell Memorial Scholarship Fund for graduating students of Sir John A. MacDonald High School.

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A summer day at the Hubbard’s Farm Market and biking along the St. Margaret’s Bay Rails to Trails.

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Bay Treasure Chest Winner – December 28, 2016

Number drawn:   #15, 300  Prize Amount:  $22, 462

Congratulations to Lynn Jollimore of Timberlea, Nova Scotia.

Next Draw: Wednesday, January 4, 2017             Prize Estimate:  $7, 000

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Bay Treasure Chest Winner – December 21

It’s a rollover!

Number drawn: #3460      Prize Amount:  $14,689

The number was not played,  so prize amount rolls over to next week.

Next Draw: Wednesday, December 28              Prize Estimate:  $22,000

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New Report Estimates Jobs Lost Due to Undeveloped Mining of Protected Areas

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Article as shared by Nova Scotia Forest Notes.

 

 

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Bay Treasure Chest Winner – December 14, 2016

It’s a rollover!

Number drawn:   #8490     Prize Amount:  $7,055

The number was not played,  so prize amount rolls over to next week.

Next Draw: Wednesday, December 21              Prize Estimate:  $14,000

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Council of Community Organizations Meeting is January 19

Please be advised that the next Council of Community Organizations (COCO) meeting will be held at 7 p.m.on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the Lakeside Community Centre,  1492 St.Margaret’s Bay Road,  Lakeside, NS.

The Safety Minded ATV Association is hosting and Mike Marriott will act as the meeting chairperson.

Please join us to share news of the work of your organization or community projects and to hear about the work of others in the Highways 333 ,103 /3 loop. Everyone welcome.

For further information, please contact Beth McGee at bethjemcgee@gmail.com or Mike Marriott at mikemarriot@bellaliant.net

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