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Month: March 2017

This Summer May See First Wilderness Helipad Site Designated by Province

This Summer May See First Wilderness Helipad Site Designated by Province

John Bignell, a board volunteer with the Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust, has been working with the province to establish a helicopter landing pad within the Five Bridges Wilderness Area. This landing site would be the province’s first for a wilderness area. “It could play a crucial role in how emergency services respond to an accident within the remote area,” says The Bridge, the association’s newsletter. “Right now it could take two to three hours to reach someone who is…

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Desire for a New Community Centre in Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Comes to Life Again—Citizens Meet

Desire for a New Community Centre in Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Comes to Life Again—Citizens Meet

At the Ridgeview Middle School on December 8th, 2003, a small group of citizens participated in a round table discussion concerning recreation in BLT. They expressed frustration with the cost of rental space for community sports at the current Lakeside Community Centre and at the school. At this meeting, it was proposed by HRM staff that a “solution would be to build a new community centre with meeting space, small library, classroom and a gymnasium.” It was outlined that the…

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Five Bridges Heritage Trust’s Annual General Meeting

Five Bridges Heritage Trust’s Annual General Meeting

The Trust’s Annual General Meeting was held yesterday, Sunday, March 5 at the Estabrook Centre in Lewis Lake. The event drew more than 40 Trust supporters and community partners from across the region. An important part of the Agenda was recognizing the amazing contributions of Board volunteers leaving the Board and moving to Board Advisor status: Beth McGee, Barbara Allen and Bob Angus. http://fivebridgestrust.ca