Blue Route Launch - Thursday, August 6, 2015
- Published: July 30, 2015, 1:23 pm
Blue Route Overview
The Blue Route provincial cycling network will connect Nova Scotia’s communities through designated cycling routes on secondary highways with paved shoulders, low traffic volume roads, hard surfaced trails, and city streets. The concept of the Blue Route is based on the award winning Route Verte in Quebec, which brings in upwards of $200M in tourism revenue each year and is seen as one of the best active transportation networks in the world. Once completed the Blue Route comprise a 3000km network of signed bicycle routes, connecting riders with communities across the province.
The Launch of the Blue Route
The first segment to launch connects Pictou to East Mountain (Bible Hill) along segments of the provincial road network (Route 376 and Trunk 4) and the Jitney Trail (co-managed by the Town of Pictou and the Pictou County Trails Association). The entire planned route is 56 km in length, which includes 53km on provincial roadways and 3km on the Jitney Trail. Although this is a relatively small length of bicycle route, it is a significant realization of many years of hard work, partnership development, and collaboration. Any journey starts with taking that first step…We are very excited to officially launch the first segment of the Blue Route on August 6th in Pictou.
We hope to see you there! View the first segment of the Blue Route here: http://bit.ly/BlueRouteLaunch
After many years of hard work and collaboration, the Blue Route is ready to launch! This is the first step in creating a provincial cycling network that will connect communities all over Nova Scotia, with 3000km of signed bicycle routes.
Bicycle Nova Scotia
JOIN THE BIBLE HILL FIRE BRIGADE
- Published: July 21, 2015, 2:33 pm
If you want to help people, work well with others, looking for a challenge and are physically fit you should consider joining the Fire Brigade. The Brigade will provide you an opportunity to provide an essential community service. The Brigade provides emergency fire response to the 5000 residents of Bible Hill. In addition it provides a range of other emergency response as needed. The Brigade works closely with neighbouring fire brigades under a mutual aid agreement.
Volunteer firefighters are expected to:
- Perform firefighting duties and other related work as required
- Successfully complete Level 1 firefighter training program
- Respond to and work in all types of weather under less than ideal conditions
- Work in a safe manner, following Brigade By-Laws and Standard Operating Guidelines
- Be able to participate in community events as required
- Carry a pager and respond to emergencies when available
- Participate in weekly training
- Be conscientious and dependable
- On average, 25-35 hours per month of training, emergency responses, meetings
- Protective equipment
- Exciting training opportunities
- Skills development
- Insurance coverage
- Station wear uniform
- Dress uniform
- Obtain & complete preliminary application form pdf Membership Application Form (798 KB)
- Normal vision and hearing
- Are physically and medically fit
- No phobias of confined heights or spaces
- Meet with membership committee
- Obtain drivers abstract
- Have criminal records check completed (RCMP)
- Complete medical evaluation
- Complete 6-month probationary period.
- Brigade members vote on full membership status
- Full membership privileges
Floor Shuffle Board
- Published: July 13, 2015, 3:30 pm
A new recreational opportunity is being offered in Truro this summer – floor shuffleboard.
Recreation departments for Colchester, Truro and Bible Hill are offering a five-week free trial of the sport at the Truro Curling Club, 56 Young St. Beginner and experienced players are welcome.
The sessions will be held on five consecutive Wednesdays, beginning July 22, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Equipment and instruction will be provided. Pre-registration is not necessary.
Organizers of the 2013 Nova Scotia 55 Plus Games, which were held in Truro, have invested some of the profits from the games into purchasing floor shuffleboard equipment. The project also received financial support from Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness Active Living Branch.
Colchester Recreation Services
2015 Jack Rabbit Run
- Published: July 14, 2015, 2:15 pm
The 2015 Jack Rabbit Run is right around the corner (Saturday Sept 19, 2015) now is the perfect time register for such a great event in our community. Check out there Facebook group which is offering prizes and draws for people registering.
facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/JackRabbitRun2015?pnref=story
Poker Run - July 19, 2015
- Published: July 8, 2015, 9:44 am