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Parks Canada Agency is planning to permanently close its Archaeology Laboratory in Nova Scotia

Parks Canada Agency is planning to permanently close its Archaeology Laboratory in Nova Scotia

Parks Canada Agency is planning to permanently close its Archaeology Laboratory in Woodside (Dartmouth), Nova Scotia, and move the facility’s archaeology collection, historical objects collection, and staff to Gatineau, Québec. This state-of-the-art facility was purpose-built in 2009 and is the only laboratory of its kind in Atlantic Canada.The archaeology collection contains approximately 1.45 million archaeological objects representing thousands of years of Atlantic Canadian heritage. The stories of our region’s diverse Indigenous and immigrant cultures are told through artifacts from Port…

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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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Environmental Stewardship Grant Program Begins this April

Environmental Stewardship Grant Program Begins this April

Environmental Stewardship Grant Program Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust is pleased to support an exciting new Environmental Stewardship Grant Program that allows community members or groups to receive funding for projects that align with the Trust’s objectives. The Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust (“the Trust”) is a volunteer community organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the environment and conducting research, promoting recreation and educating the public relative to the Five Bridge Lakes Wilderness Area. This new program is made possible…

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Adopt a Fire Hydrant

Adopt a Fire Hydrant

When there is a fire in your home the last thing you want to see is a group of firefighters digging out fire hydrants and being delayed in saving your home or a loved one trapped inside. In the midst of winter snowstorm, a buried hydrant can cause serious delays for fire fighters. With thousands of hydrants in every community throughout Halifax and surrounding areas, the city staff wouldn’t have the time or the budget to realistically clear away every…

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Bayer’s Lake Mystery Walls

Bayer’s Lake Mystery Walls

In 2013, vandalism to the Bayer’s Lake Mystery Walls brought together a small group of concerned citizens that wanted more done to protect this historical site so that meaningful research could be conducted. It was concerning that this site had so much historical significance to our community and that without funding, the opportunity to better understand the site would be lost to treasure hunters and explorers. Working within the Nova Scotia Archaeology Society, I was able to set up a…

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