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  • 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

  • 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)


    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


    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)


    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

  • 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

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