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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  

Paint Night in Halifax

Paint Night in Halifax

In 2012, founders Dan Hermann and Sean McGrail launched Paint Nite. Inspired by a party serving beer and wine at a painting studio, they ran with a concept that enables people to get social while unleashing their inner artist. Dan and Sean strive to support local artists and small businesses by providing them with the unique opportunity to run Paint Nite events. Today guests spend two hours creating a one-of-a-kind painting and laughing with friends at a popular local bar,…

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Small Group Exploring Possibilities of New Lakeside Community Centre or Improvements

Small Group Exploring Possibilities of New Lakeside Community Centre or Improvements

The Lakeside Community Centre plays a key role in the community by providing a place for community members to gather and participate in a wide variety of activities and events. Successful events contribute to the local community’s financial, cultural, social, and recreational stability. Unfortunately, built in the 1950’s as a local school, the Lakeside Community Centre is well past its prime and hasn’t met the needs of the growing community for a number of years now. This Spring, a simple…

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