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  • 30 Jun 2017 11:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    NS Power is doing work on the bridge and road that they own on The Scragg Lake/Squirelltown Road, Annapolis County.

    The bridge crosses the Nictaux River and they will be placing signs accordingly in the next two days and the bridge repairs will take  a couple of days or so.


  • 28 Jun 2017 4:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To:                   CCH – Communities, Sport & Recreation Division

    Recreation Nova Scotia

                            Sport Nova Scotia

    Provincial Recreation Organizations

                            Provincial Sport Organizations

    From:               Robin Norrie, Manager of Recreation – CCH

    Re:                   Outdoor Recreation and Tick Awareness

    Date:               June 27, 2017

     

    As promoters of recreation/ outdoor recreation and encouraging people to re-connect with nature and deliverers and managers of outdoor events, programs and facilities including camps, trails, sport fields, etc , we need to be mindful of the fact that some barriers to this include fear of and potential for ticks and tick bites.  Incidents and reported cases are up significantly in Nova Scotia in the last five years. (see map below)

     

    According to Department of Health & Wellness (DHW) information, there are several things that can be done to reduce this risk and thus reduce the fear that can become a barrier to people getting outside.

     

    We are sharing this information with you now so that you may circulate and share within your networks.  

    According to the DHW news release in May 2017, Tick checks are the most important defense against the spread of tick-borne illness.  (https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20170518005 )

     

    To avoid ticks take the following precautions when in areas with long grass, shrubs or woods:
    -- wear light coloured, long-sleeved shirts, pants and socks so ticks are more visible
    -- wear enclosed shoes
    -- pull socks up over pant legs and tuck in shirts
    -- spray clothing and exposed skin with an insect repellant containing DEET or Icaridin
    -- check clothing and exposed skin for ticks after working or playing outside and remove any ticks attached to the skin
    -- check pets thoroughly for ticks after spending time outside
    -- when possible, take a bath or shower within two hours of coming indoors. This makes it easier to find ticks and washes away loose ones
    -- keep grass well cut to minimize suitable habitat for ticks on your property.

    Remove ticks as soon as they are found to prevent or reduce the risk of infection.  For more information about ticks and how to treat tick bites please visit:

     

    For more information, visit http://novascotia.ca/dhw/CDPC/lyme.asp

     

    The website also provides accurate information about ticks and tick-borne diseases, appropriate prevention measures, a short video and links to resources (brochures, posters) that can be used.

     

    Link to information pamphlet: http://www.novascotia.ca/dhw/cdpc/documents/06037_lymedisease_pamphlet_en.pdf   

     

    Also here is the link to contact information for all Public Health Offices throughout the province.

    http://www.nshealth.ca/public-health-offices   (also see full list below)

     

    We hope that you find this information helpful. If you have additional questions, please contact your local Public Health office.

     


     

    News release:

    Nova Scotians Reminded to be Tick-aware

    Department of Health and Wellness

    May 18, 2017 12:34 PM0

    Nova Scotians are encouraged to enjoy the outdoors safely by learning to avoid the blacklegged tick bites that can cause Lyme disease.

    Blacklegged ticks are found throughout Nova Scotia. Tick checks are the most important defence against the spread of tick-borne illness.

    To avoid ticks take the following precautions when in areas with long grass, shrubs or woods:
    -- wear light coloured, long-sleeved shirts, pants and socks so ticks are more visible
    -- wear enclosed shoes
    -- pull socks up over pant legs and tuck in shirts
    -- spray clothing and exposed skin with an insect repellant containing DEET or Icaridin
    -- check clothing and exposed skin for ticks after working or playing outside and remove any ticks attached to the skin
    -- check pets thoroughly for ticks after spending time outside
    -- when possible, take a bath or shower within two hours of coming indoors. This makes it easier to find ticks and washes away loose ones
    -- keep grass well cut to minimize suitable habitat for ticks on your property.

    Remove ticks as soon as they are found to prevent or reduce the risk of infection. To remove a tick safely carefully grasp it with tweezers. Get as close to the skin as possible. Gently and slowly pull the tick straight out. Do not jerk, twist or squeeze it. Wash the site with soap and water. Disinfect with rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide to avoid other infections.

    Blacklegged ticks must be attached to the skin for at least 36 hours to transmit the bacterial infection that causes Lyme disease.

    Lyme disease is treatable with antibiotics. The earliest and most common symptom of Lyme disease is a bullseye rash at the site of the bite, although the rash is not always in this shape. Other symptoms include fever, fatigue, muscle aches and headaches. Anyone who has been in areas with long grass, shrubs or woods and has these symptoms should seek medical attention.

    For more information, visit http://novascotia.ca/dhw/CDPC/lyme.asp.


     

    Public Health Offices in Nova Scotia

    If you have additional questions, please contact your local Public Health office.

     

    Amherst

    18 South Albion Street

    Amherst, NS B4H 2V5

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 667-3319, (800) 767-3319

    Fax: (902) 667-2273

    Annapolis Royal

    Annapolis Community Health Centre

    821 St. George Street

    Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 532-0490

    Fax: (902) 532-2113

    Antigonish

    23 Bay Street, Suite 2N

    Antigonish, NS B2G 2G7

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 867-4500 x4800

    Fax: (902) 863-7476

    Baddeck

    Victoria County Memorial Hospital

    30 Old Margaree Road

    Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 295-2178

    Fax: (902) 295-3822

    Barrington Passage

    3695 Highway 3

    Barrington Passage, NS B0W 1G0

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 637-2430

    Fax: (902) 637-3358

    Berwick

    Western Kings Memorial Health Centre

    121 Orchard Street

    Berwick, NS B0P 1E0

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 538-3700

    Fax: (902) 538-0770

    Bridgewater

    215 Dominion Street Suite 200

    Bridgewater, NS B4V 2K7

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 543-0850

    Fax: (902) 543-8024

    Canso

    Eastern Memorial Hospital

    1746 Union Street

    Canso, NS B0H 1H0

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 366-2925

    Fax: (902) 366-2900

    Chester

    3769 Hwy 3

    Chester, NS B0J 1J0

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 275-3581

    Fax: (902) 275-1337

    Cheticamp

    Sacred Heart Community Health Centre

    15102 Cabot Trail

    Cheticamp, NS B0E 1H0

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 224-2410

    Fax: (902) 224-2903

    Dartmouth

    7 Mellor Ave, Unit 5

    Dartmouth, NS B3B 0E8

    Canada

    Phone: (800) 430-9557, (902) 481-5800

    Fax: (902) 481-8928

    Digby

    Digby General Hospital

    75 Warwick Street 1st Floor

    Digby, NS B0V 1A0

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 245-2557

    Fax: (902) 245-1302

    Elmsdale

    15 Commerce Court

    Suite 150

    Elmsdale, NS B2S 3K5

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 883-3500

    Fax: (902) 883-3400

    Glace Bay

    Senator’s Place

    633 Main Street, Ground Floor

    Glace Bay, NS B1A 6J3

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 842-4050

    Fax: (902) 842-4004

    Guysborough

    Guysborough Hospital

    10506 Highway 16

    Guysborough, NS B0H 1N0

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 533-3502

    Fax: (902) 533-2167

    Inverness

    Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital

    39 James Street

    Inverness, NS B0E 1N0

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 258-1920

    Fax: (902) 258-2721

    Liverpool

    Queen’s General Hospital

    175 School Street

    Liverpool, NS B0T 1K0

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 354-5737

    Fax: (902) 354-5702

    Lunenburg

    250 Green Street

    Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 634-4014

    Fax: (902) 634-7024

    Meteghan Centre

    Clare Health Centre

    8559 Highway 1

    Meteghan Centre, NS B0W 2J0

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 645-2325

    Fax: (902) 645-3356

    Middleton

    Soldier’s Memorial Hospital

    462 Main Street

    Middleton, NS B0S 1P0

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 825-3385

    Fax: (902) 825-5118

    Neil’s Harbour

    Buchanan Memorial Community Health Centre

    32610 Cabot Trail

    Neil's Harbour, NS B0C 1N0

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 336-2295

    Fax: (902) 336-2202

    New Germany

    New Germany and Area Medical Centre

    100 Varner Road

    New Germany, NS B0R 1E0

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 644-2710

    Fax: (902) 644-2710

    New Glasgow

    Community Health Centre

    690 East River Road

    New Glasgow, NS B2H 3S1

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 752-5151

    Fax: (902) 755-7175

    New Waterford

    New Waterford Consolidated Hospital

    716 King Street

    New Waterford, NS B1H 3Z5

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 862-2204

    Fax: (902) 862-3155

    Port Hawkesbury

    708 Reeves Street, Unit 3

    Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2S1

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 625-1693

    Fax: (902) 625-4091

    Sheet Harbour

    Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital

    22637 Highway 7

    Sheet Harbour, NS B0J 3B0

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 885-2470

    Fax: (902) 885-4017

    Shelburne

    Roseway Hospital

    1606 Lake Road

    Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 875-2623

    Fax: (902) 875-4502

    Sydney

    235 Townsend Street

    2nd Floor

    Sydney, NS B1P 5E7

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 563-2400

    Fax: (902) 563-0508

    Sydney Mines

    7 Fraser Avenue

    Sydney Mines, NS B1V 2B8

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 736-6245

    Fax: (902) 736-7909

    Truro

    Colchester East Hants Health Centre

    600 Abenaki Road Level 1/Wing B

    Truro, NS B2N 0C4

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 893-5820

    Fax: (902) 893-5839

    Windsor

    Hants Community Hospital

    89 Payzant Drive

    Windsor, NS B0N 2T0

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 798-2264

    Fax: (902) 798-5922

    Wolfville

    Eastern Kings Memorial Community Health Centre

    23 Earnscliffe Avenue

    Wolfville, NS B4P 1X4

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 542-6310

    Fax: (902) 542-6333

    Yarmouth

    Yarmouth Regional Hospital

    60 Vancouver Street, 4th Floor, Building B

    Yarmouth, NS B5A 2P4

    Canada

    Phone: (902) 742-7141

    Fax: (902) 742-6062


     

     

  • 13 May 2017 7:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NS Dept. of Natural Resources has just released the

    Summary Report, Off-Highway Vehicle Infrastructure Fund Fiscal 2015/2016 it can be found here.

    Off_Highway_Vechicle_Infra_fund 2015.pdf

    Earlier reports can be found here

    OHV-Funding-Summary 2006-2013.pdf

    Off_Highway_Vehicle_Infrastructure_Report_2014.pdf


  • 13 Apr 2017 4:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An update on the trail closure in Tatamagouche .

    Trans Canada Trail in Tatamagouche is now reopened ! French River Bridge and Patterson Wharf Bridge have been redecked . Thanks to the Trails Assn. for making our riding experience even better !

  • 09 Apr 2017 4:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Trail closure for 1-2 weeks starting Mon. Apr 10 , for redecking of French River Bridge and Patterson Wharf Bridge on Trans Canada Trail in Tatamagouche .  Please ,plan accordingly .

     

    Update from Bob Gould , Tatamagouche Trails Assn . 

    Ursula, the contract called for the trail to be closed for no more than a week at a time, and the contractor felt he could likely finish the big bridge in a week. I'm assuming he meant without paying weekend overtime. If problems are encountered, he is directed to make the bridge passable on weekends, if possible.


  • 05 Apr 2017 10:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The rail bed trail on the Marshalltown side of the 101 HWY and the Digby side of the 101 HWY to the Power Plant will be closed from 7am to 8:30pm everyday starting April 5th through to April 15th, to allow the Department of Highways to get the land ready for the multi trail overpass. We are trying to find an alternate route to cross the highway. We need to talk to a few land owners for permission before we post any other trails. Thanks for your cooperation.


  • 01 Feb 2017 5:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2017 Canada 150 COHV grant funding NR.DOCX

    2017 Canada 150 COHV grant funding NR.PDF

    2017 Trail funding criteria - Canada 150 .pdf

    Respect the Envorinment and Sustainable Trail Development Appliation Form.pdf


    For Immediate Release
    January 31, 2017
    COHV Celebrating Canada’s 150 Birthday
    Respecting the Environment and Sustainable Trail Development
    Toronto, Ontario - The Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV) is taking
    part in Canada’s year-long Sesquicentennial Anniversary celebrations with the announcement of
    a $150,000.00 sustainable trail development funding program open to provincial ATV/ROV
    side-by-side and/or off-road motorcycle (ORM) Federations across Canada
    The COHV grant contribution for the “Celebrate Canada 150 - Respecting the Environment and
    Sustainable Trail Development” funding program is up to 70 percent to build or refurbish
    motorized recreational vehicle trails in each province across Canada.
    Projects involving construction, upgrade, renovation or rehabilitation of all-terrain vehicle / offroad
    motorcycle / ROV side-by-side vehicle trails are eligible. More specifically these projects
    include:
     New trail construction; Trail upgrade/improvement;
     Bridge and water crossing installation and upgrade;
     Trail signage installation;
     Trail rehabilitation.
    This funding program applies to the 2017 calendar year. As such, projects should be “shovel
    ready” and of a scope and size that can be completed by December 15, 2017 by the successful
    applicant.
    Across Canada trails are stimulating tourism and recreation-related spending. Local trail users
    and visitors provide direct economic benefits to hotels, restaurants, retailers, gas stations and
    other businesses as a result of increases in trail activities.
    COHV, its member companies and provincial federations want to leave a lasting legacy that will
    show Canadians we are proud of our accomplishments and what it takes to build an off-highway
    vehicle (OHV) trail that’s both fun and sustainable during Canada’s 150 year celebration.
    For more information check out: www.cohv.ca.

    Contact:
    Bob Ramsay, COHV
    President
    1-877-493-1985
    bramsay@cohv.ca
    Jo-Anne Farquhar
    Director of Communications
    1-877-493-1985
    416-996-9207 – C
    jfarquhar@cohv.ca
    Oksana Buhel
    Manager of Rider Federations
    1-877-493-1985
    obuhel@cohv.ca

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