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  • 01 Feb 2017 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    RCMP reminding Lake Charlotte ATV Rally attendees & Motorists to ride safely on Sat. Feb. 4th

    ATV riders and enthusiasts will descend upon the Lake Charlotte area for the 23rd annual Lake Charlotte ATV Rally on Saturday, February 4.

    With hundreds of riders expected to participate, Halifax District RCMP are asking everyone to keep safety a priority when attending the event. "If you're an ATV rider or just a spectator, we ask that you have fun in a responsible manner," says Cpl. Aaron Glode, Musquodoboit Harbour RCMP. "This event should be a good time for everyone. We will be there to ensure that this occurs in a safe manner."

    The RCMP would like to remind ATV enthusiasts of a few simple tips to make every ride an enjoyable one:

    · Whether you're riding or driving, be aware of the traffic around you. Ensure other motorists and riders see you.
    · Obey the rules of the road and trail. Respect posted signs and other drivers and riders.
    · Stay on marked trails and do not drive across ice given how warm our winter has been to date.
    · Ride sober and remind others to do so as well.
    · Ride at a reasonable speed. Know your riding partner's driving limitations, as well as your own, and operate only at a speed that allows you to remain in total control of your vehicle.
    · Avoid rider distractions. Know where you are going before you arrive or pull off the road to a safe spot to consult a map or GPS.
    · Always wear protective clothing, including a helmet, gloves and eye protection. Wear layers of clothing to keep warm and dry.
    · Exercise patience when driving in and around congested areas. During the rally, the warm up shack and stopping points will be quite busy.
    · Give yourself lots of extra time to get to where you are going.
    · When parking ATVs and vehicles, keep valuables out of sight.
    · Ensure that your ATV is registered and insured.

    The RCMP wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable weekend.

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    Contact Information:

    Cpl. Aaron Glode
    Musquodoboit Harbour Detachment
    Halifax District RCMP
    902-889-3300

  • 18 Nov 2016 1:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An independent economic impact study completed by Smith Gunther Associates Ltd., reported that in 2015, Canadians spent $6.9 billion on activities directly involving All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and Recreational Off- Highway Vehicles (ROVs) also known as side-by-sides.

    “The purpose of the study was to comprehensively determine the economic impact of not only the purchase of ATVs and ROVs but also related economic activities for Canada and each of its provinces and territories,” stated Bob Ramsay, President of the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). “The study encompassed ATV and ROV activities that included riding gear, clothing, insurance and travel related to ATV and ROV use. Together these purchases and activities constitute the direct and indirect expenditures involving ATV and ROV participation.” added Ramsay.

    Read More, click on the links below


    2016 launch for 2015 Total Economic Impacts of ATVs and Side - Final Report.pdf

    2016 Economic Impacts of ATVs and ROVs NR (F).pdf

    MMI-2016 Economic Impacts of ATVs and ROVs NR (F).pdf

  • 15 Nov 2016 12:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This notice is provided by Nova Scotia Power as a safety concern for OHV users in the Wreck Cove area of Cape Breton. All members and club contacts will be sent this message directly , however, if you like, feel free to share this with others. ATVANS mission includes the following.  “To promote safe, responsible organized ATV use.” Ride safe and help promote our sport and organization.

    Barry Barnet

    Executive Director ATVANS


    NS Power Issues Safety Alert

    Snowmobilers and ATVs Asked to Exercise Caution

    Nova Scotia Power would like to inform you of new safety measures put in place at one of its hydro sites in the Cape Breton Highlands that may be of interest to your members.

    The utility carried out work at the Gisborne Reservoir on the Wreck Cove Hydro System this past summer to address requirements of the Canadian Dam Safety Guidelines.

    That work included widening the emergency spillway at the reservoir to enhance its ability to handle large amounts of water in an emergency and reinforcing the dam with rock blasted from the spillway.

    Because of that work a stand of trees along a drop-off that may have been familiar to recreational users of the area is no longer in place. Nova Scotia Power has installed a seven foot high stainless steel fence along that site as well as 12 large bright orange warning signs.

    Please exercise caution if you are snowmobiling or driving any type of motorized vehicle in this area and alert your friends to these measures.

    If you have any questions, please contact Paul Breski at paul.breski@nspower.ca

  • 24 Oct 2016 6:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    6TH ANNUAL LEARNING SYMPOSIUM and WORKSHOP

    November 12th 2016, Best Western Glengarry Hotel

    150 Willow St., Truro

    8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    A day filled with interesting presentations and topics of interest to all Off Highway Vehicle Riders!

     Topics Presenters / Panel Members

    0830 Meet and Greet

    Signage

    Bridge Assessment/Macdonald Bridge Panels 

    Winter Survival Techniques for OHV Riders OHVIF w / DNR Manager

    GeoMapix Use

    Trait Priorlty Planning

    Mike Eddy
    Corey Robar
    Jim Taylor
    Steve Palmer
    Doug Oliver, DNR
    Stan Slack
    Vince Sawler
    Barry Barnet
    Pat Burke
    Lunch (Free) Attendees MUST be Registered Registration info provided below

    ATVANS and SANS Panel Q & A

    From end of sessions to 4:00 PM

    Take the opportunity to ask questions of the Presidents' and Staff

    The Symposium is offered at no cost to attendees and includes all breaks and lunch. You must be registered to attend so we can plan for meals and breaks.

    To Register:

    Snowmobilers Call 425-5454, Extension 324 (Martha) or email at info@snowmobilersns.com or call/text Mike at 902-478-7651.

    ATVANS Members:

    Toll free at 1-877-288-4244 or by email at atvans-staff@atvans.org


  • 21 Oct 2016 6:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Due to the current forecast of heavy rain, Clubs have decided to cancel or reschedule rally's planned for Saturday October 22. Please check our events calendar as Clubs reschedule these events.

  • 11 Oct 2016 12:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Warning:

    Members and other trail users should take extra caution in the coming days as you travel the trails post this weekend’s heavy rain and wind.  Trees could be blocking trails and flooding may have caused bridge and culvert damage along with major washouts. Please report serious damage to the club in your area or to ATVANS trail coordinator Corey Robar at trails@atvans.org . Ride safe and enjoy the trails.
    Thank you,
    Barry Barnet Executive Director ATVANS
    execdirector@atvans.org

  • 07 Oct 2016 4:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Pipe Line in the area of the rifle range were the pipe line crosses the Old Guysborough Rd. will be close to all traffic until further notice

  • 29 Sep 2016 1:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Marine Riders ATV Club have reported that the Gater Pit Bridge has collapsed.


  • 29 Sep 2016 1:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Long Lake Loggers will be starting the bush mowing  on Monday Aug 22.  Riders should be aware that for the next month or so they may meet a tractor doing bush mowing on the roads on Crown Land in the area indicated on the map.  Please use caution when riding in this area. This is the former Bowater land close to Ellershouse and the HWY 101. Thanks.


  • 29 Sep 2016 1:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Department of Natural Resources
    August 17, 2016 2:00 PM

    Restrictions on travel and activities within the woods announced last week have been lifted for mainland Nova Scotia. Travel restrictions for Cape Breton were lifted on August 15.

    "After plenty of hard work by firefighters and the good fortune of rainfall, we are now able to safely open the woods to travel," said Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines. "I want to thank Nova Scotians again for their co-operation and understanding while these restrictions were in place.

    "I realize it has been a challenging week and we are very appreciative of the patience and concern people have demonstrated across the province."

    Due to the amount of rainfall, burning restrictions have also been lifted across the province. It is now safe to have a campfire or burn brush. However, all fires must be completely extinguished by 8 a.m. People are able to enjoy the woods and trails, but are encouraged to take necessary precautions, and to check the burning restrictions map at http://www.novascotia.ca/burnsafe

    The section of Trunk 8 near Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co., that has been closed since last week is now open but drivers are advised to be aware of emergency vehicles still along the highway.

    The province will continue to provide updates until the remaining wildfires that are being patrolled are out. Updates can be found at http://www.novascotia.ca/nsfire.


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