Highland Park Ratepayers Association

Highland Park, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia

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Friends of Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes Society

Posted by highlandparknewsns on May 23, 2020 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We were recently in discussion with Friends of the Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes Society organizers regarding this wilderness area and its connection to Highland Park. They are interested in getting the word out to residents in our community, who would greatly benefit from a true wilderness area connecting our community to Kearney Lake:

 

DID YOU KNOW THIS WAS ON OUR DOORSTEP?

On the far side of Cox Lake, adjacent to the crown land (part of the Blue Mountain--Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area), is a privately held block now under an agreement of sale to the Nova Scotia Nature Trust. This 'connector block' will form a continuous, 11km stretch of preserved acreage all the way to Kearney Lake, contributing to the HRM-proposed Regional Wilderness Park. This legacy will add to the quality of life for all communities living around the 32km circumference of the total Wilderness Area. You can find out more here:

https://bit.ly/2LQtezX


Our Community in Quarantine

Posted by highlandparknewsns on May 11, 2020 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

In these difficult times, we realize many are struggling to remain optimistic and hopeful of better times ahead. We are hoping this album serves as a reminder we are not alone—we are all in this together.

We continue to invite Highland Park residents to submit any recent photos that portray feel-good messages of support or friendship, or neighbours being neighbourly in our area--whatever inspires positivity, or makes you smile. We will continue to update this post as we receive submissions.

Please note: Any submissions will be made public and we reserve the right to publish only photos we deem appropriate for the project. Thank you to anyone who participates!

 

New Birdhouses in Timberlane Terrace Park Trail

Posted by highlandparknewsns on April 25, 2020 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The Highland Park Ratepayers Association recently commissioned a local woodworker to build birdhouses to be put up in the Timberlane Terrace Park Trail near where the benches will be (eventually). We wanted to say thank you to Courtney and Brendan Robertson of Robertson Creations for building the houses and installing them on our behalf. They did beautiful work and gave a very fair price. Thank you. We also want to thank Jason Dain of Haliburton Hills for consulting with us on the best design to attract the birds native to our area. Thank you. And finally, thank you to all the residents who have been enjoying our new park trail respectfully, while maintaining social distancing rules and picking up after your pets. Thank you.

2020 AGM Will Be Postponed

Posted by highlandparknewsns on March 16, 2020 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

We are cancelling the AGM for April 5 in light of recent developments with C-19. We will keep residents informed once we confirm a new date. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

2020 AGM is Booked!

Posted by highlandparknewsns on March 10, 2020 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Please join us for our AGM on April 5, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Our HPRA volunteers will be there to hear your thoughts or concerns about our community and current or future projects. Matt Whitman and Ben Jessome will be in attendance to show their appreciate and support for our vibrant community.

Timberlane Terrace Park Construction Commences

Posted by highlandparknewsns on January 26, 2020 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (2)

We are happy to announce there has been great progress on our Timberlane Terrace Park this past week! The weather was in our favour, and we have high hopes for a spring or early summer completion.

Fall 2019 Community Yard Sale

Posted by highlandparknewsns on October 3, 2019 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (1)

The Highland Park Fall 2019 Community Yard Sale will take place on October 19-20, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please fill out the attached form to add your address to our Fall 2019 Community Yard Sale map or send us a private message to be added. We will update the map as we receive responses and work to advertise your yard sales leading up to the event.

https://forms.gle/pmhSBT2X9xAWh5Eb7


2nd Exit

Posted by highlandparknewsns on July 20, 2019 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (1)
Good evening, Latest update on our battle for a second exit. The report that was to be presented to the Transportation standing committee is now proceeding directly to Regional Council, which is slated for August 13th. The request was made by council for the report. Is this good news? Not sure, but we can certainly stay hopeful.

Reminder of AGM

Posted by highlandparknewsns on May 19, 2019 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)
Our annual meeting has been set for May 22nd from 6 to 8pm @ St. Margaret's centre. Please attend if you can. We will be discussing some of the upcoming projects in the park.

clean up

Posted by highlandparknewsns on May 10, 2019 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)
Just a reminder that the park cleanup will be on May 11 2019 from 10am to noon. We will meet with cars at the cul de sac and fan out to the park's lakes tennis courts ball field and mailboxes. Then everyone brings the garbage back to the cul de sac. Anyone able to volunteer would be appreciated.

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