The First Five Island Lake Beaver Colony was welcomed by the firefighters at Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Services Station #58 in Lakeside. The evening began with a welcoming alarm test tone from 911 dispatchers and the firefighters talked about 911, how to call for help, and what it means if the tone goes off during their visit.Read more
Everyone has a role to play in making sure we all stay safe in emergencies. In the critical hours following a crisis, while local and provincial response agencies are dealing with the immediate and urgent needs of the municipality, residents in affected communities need to be prepared to help themselves and to assist their neighbours, who may have been seriously impacted by the event. Comfort Centre Management volunteers are critical to assist neighbours helping neighbours.
It was on the muddy road from Halifax to Lunenburg, next to Lovett Lake, that 76 individuals who had given their support to the British between 1812 and 1816 were starting their new life of freedom in Nova Scotia. The current community of Beechville would be called many things over its 170 years since those first settlers arrived. The community would go through many changes with some of it left covered in moss and untouched for over a hundred years.Read more
For me, becoming an active community volunteer began when I joined WREWO (Wooden River Environment Watershed Organisation) in the '90s. Bob Chambers hosted a meeting on the watershed and quality of the lakes in District 12, and I was hooked. Twenty years and many stakeholder meetings later, the group developed The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail with the goal of not only protecting the watershed but allowing people to enjoy the backwoods at the same time.
Public Hearing – Accessory Dwelling Units All Residential Areas of HRM (Secondary and Backyard Suites) Tuesday, September 1, 6 pm and Thursday, September 3, 6 pm as needed | Virtual Hearing On September 1, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. (and Thursday, September 3, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. if more time is needed) Halifax Regional Council will hold a virtual public hearing on allowing Secondary and Backyard Suites (also called accessory dwelling units) in all residential areas of HRM.Read more