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  • 03 Jun 2024 2:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • 24 May 2024 1:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Notice of Second Reading of the Road Trails Designation Bylaw 05-2024-2

    TAKE NOTICE THAT Council of the Town of Oxford intends to consider the adoption (second reading) of the Road Trails Designation Bylaw 05-2024-2 at a Council Meeting to be held on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at 6:00 pm. The Council meeting will be held at 105 Lower Main Street, Oxford, NS. The Council Meeting will also be virtual using the Zoom platform and will be broadcast live on Facebook.

    The purpose of this bylaw is to designate part of a highway as road trail that is intended for off-highway vehicles (OHVs) that meet specific requirements.

    Written submissions with any questions, concerns or comments will be considered at the time of the reading by emailing lcloney@oxfordns.ca.

    Persons wishing to make a presentation verbally may do so at the Council meeting on June 27, 2024 and must pre-register with the Chief Administrative Officer by 3:30 pm on June 21, 2024.

    The Bylaw may be inspected during Town Hall regular office hours 9 am – 4 pm at 105 Lower Main Street, Oxford, NS, or by visiting the Town’s website: www.oxfordns.ca

    DATED at Oxford, Nova Scotia, this 23rd day of May 2024

    Linda Cloney

    Chief Administrative Officer



  • 16 May 2024 12:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 16, 2024

    Dear Members,

    As many of you have already heard, QuadNB has announced that the reciprocal agreements with Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Ontario have ended.

    The agreement that was in place allowed ATV riders from these three provinces to ride on managed QuadNB ATV trails without having to purchase a QuadNB trail permit, on the condition that they had a permit from their own provincial ATV Federation.

    The termination of this agreement is unfortunate and ATVANS was not consulted prior to the decision being made. 

    Effective immediately, ATVANS members who wish to ride on QuadNB’s managed trails will have to buy a New Brunswick trail permit, just like any other provincial resident. Daily and weekly trail permits are also available. For more information on purchasing these permits, go to www.quadnb.ca

  • 07 May 2024 1:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dave Bishop and Butch Guitard (Mid Valley ATV Club) speaking about the recapitalization of the Clarence North Spur Line.

    Attendees at ATVANS' Annual General Meeting, at the Inn on Prince in Truro, were treated to a variety of informative presentations and opportunities to mingle with other club members. 

    The AGM kicked off with a "meet & greet reception" on Friday May 3, followed by a full day of presentations, a town hall meeting, and an awards banquet on Saturday. The weekend wrapped up Sunday morning with a business meeting.


    Delegates and guests were treated to a group of knowledgeable presenters, addressing such topics as "best practices" for running clubs, the shared strategy for trails in Nova Scotia, and a review of current and future trail mapping products.


    The Mid-Valley ATV Club presented a report on the extensive work their club has been completing on a current project, and PEI ATV Federation Executive Director, Peter Mellish was on hand to discuss his organization's challenges and successes as well. Presentations were also given on the "rails to trails" update, disaster relief efforts, and grant funding.


    Awards were handed out following the dinner. The winners are as follows:

    1. Trail Builder of the Year: Boyd Moore, Sunrise Trails ATV Club
    2. Executive Member of the Year: Chris McQuaid, Sheet Harbour Snowmobile & ATV Club
    3. Club of the Year: Pictou County ATV Club
    4. Ray Gouthro Memorial Award (given to someone in the opinion of the executive director has demonstrated a significant and ongoing commitment to our organization over time.): Paul Smith, ATVANS Treasurer, PUMA ATV Club
    5. Overcoming Adversity Award: Safety Minded ATV Association
    6. Bob Wright Memorial Spirit of Riding Award: Leo LeBlanc, Sou'west Nova ATV Association
    7. Volunteer of the Year: Debbie and Wally Shute, North Shore ATV Club    
    8. Landowner Partner of the Year: Irving Woodlands, a division of J.D. Irving Limited.
    9. Certificate of Merit: In recognition of the bravery, selflessness, and compassion displayed by Colin MacInnis, Adam Partridge, David MacDonald, Bernard MacInnis, Kyle MacInnis, and Andrew MacInnis in Arisaig, Nova Scotia on February 3 and 4, 2024. **RECIPIENTS ARE MEMBERS OF EIGG MOUNTAIN TRAIL ASSOCIATION**




  • 01 May 2024 11:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Two new clubs joining the ATVANS family in April are working overtime to build their membership numbers and get their trails ready for a busy riding season.

    One of the newest additions to the ATVANS roster of ATV clubs is the "BCALM Freewheelers Trail Society." The name of the group is derived from the names of the communities in their area of Cape Breton Island (B - Bateston, C - Catalone, A - Albert Bridge, L - Louisbourg, Lorraine, M - Marion Bridge, Main-a-dieu).

    Say hello to the Musquodoboit Harbour Trail Runners Association! MHTRA is the most recent addition to the list - our 44th club. The newly formed club held its first meeting  on April 23.  Congratulations, and good luck!

  • 29 Apr 2024 4:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


  • 23 Apr 2024 11:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The Sunrise Trails ATV Club has received confirmation that their Funding Application for the overhaul of Trail 266 (Wentworth Connector) has been APPROVED!

    The conditions and weather forecast is favorable, and therefore our contractor will be beginning work Tuesday, April 23rd.

    Please be aware that the trail will be temporarily closed. This closure is to allow efficient operation of machinery, ensure safety and allow the surface to dry and settle prior to OHV use.

    We understand this may pose some inconvenience to trail users but rest assured, this short term closure will result in sustainable and enjoyable trails for years to come.

    Your patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated as we work to complete necessary and high-quality repairs to this trail.

    Boyd Moore

    President, Sunrise Trails ATV Club

  • 11 Apr 2024 3:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ATVANS is proud to announce the formation of it's 43rd member club. 

    The newest addition to the family is the "BCALM Freewheelers Trail Society." The name of the group is derived from the names of the communities in their area of Cape Breton Island (B - Bateston, C - Catalone, A - Albert Bridge, L - Louisbourg, Lorraine, M - Marion Bridge, Main-a-dieu).

    The club has named its executive committee and is now eagerly looking forward to recruiting members and managing their trails. They plan to hold meetings in Catalone and are hoping to have representatives at the ATVANS Annual General Meeting in May.

    Please join us in welcoming the BCALM Freewheelers Trail Society!

  • 11 Mar 2024 12:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An Annapolis Valley man cannot believe his luck after having his ticket drawn for the grand prize in the ATVANS lottery. 

    Brandon Lake, of Bridgetown is the lucky winner of a Kawasaki BruteForce 750 4x4i ATV. 

    Lindsay DeWitt, of Amherst, is the second prize winner, taking home a Honda power generator EU 2200i

    Mike Kellyof Timberlea, is the third prize winner. Mike gets a pair of matching full face helmets.

    Large crowds filled the Halifax Exhibition Centre from Friday, March 8 thru Sunday March 10 for the Atlantic Outdoor Sports and RV Show. ATVANS had a large contingent of club volunteers helping to make the organization's participation successful and profitable through lottery ticket sales and membership registrations.

    ATVANS would like to sincerely thank everyone who bought tickets and the member clubs for all their hard work in selling the tickets. Also, a special "Thanks" to Adventure Motors in New Glasgow for partnering with us on the ATV and Steele Recreation in Bridgewater for their partnership on the power generator.

    Proceeds from the sale of the tickets support club and association projects, including trail construction, maintenance, events, training, youth programs and environmental and safety awareness.

  • 06 Dec 2023 1:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Photo: Hubbards Area Lions Club Facebook Page

    The Hubbards & Area ATV Club continues to make a difference in their community during the holidays.

    The club held their annual Toy Run on Sunday, Dec. 4 starting at their club house. Toys for children and cash donations were accepted and went towards the local Lion's Club Christmas Wish Fund. In addition to a large collection of toys being donated, nearly $900 was raised for the Wish Fund.

    Hubbards ATV Club would like to thank all those who supported the toy run. 

    "The toys and donations go a long way to help the underprivileged in our community", said club president John Scott.

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