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  • 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


  • 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
     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
    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.

    Bob Ramsay, COHV
    Jo-Anne Farquhar
    Director of Communications
    416-996-9207 – C
    Oksana Buhel
    Manager of Rider Federations

  • 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.


    Contact Information:

    Cpl. Aaron Glode
    Musquodoboit Harbour Detachment
    Halifax District RCMP

  • 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

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