Supporting Active Living in HRM

first_imgHEALTH PROMOTION -Supporting Active Living in HRM The Nova Scotia government is lending a hand to trail developmentin the Halifax Regional Municipality. Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt, on behalf of HealthPromotion Minister Rodney MacDonald, delivered a $16,500contribution to the Second Lake Regional Park Association today,May 11. The investment will help the association construct atrail for passive use in the 700-acre Crown land reserve, locatedin the Sackville area. “The Second Lake lands are a natural jewel for the people ofSackville, Windsor Junction, Fall River and surroundingcommunities to enjoy,” said Mr. Hurlburt. “The construction ofnew trails will provide an opportunity for residents and visitorsalike to get more active in this pristine setting.” The minister outlined the Nova Scotia government’s contributionduring the annual general meeting of the Second Lake RegionalPark Association. David Haley, chair of the association, welcomedthe provincial announcement. “This is good news for the many people in our community who careabout Second Lake,” said Mr. Haley. “We appreciate the provincialgovernment supporting our local efforts to promote theresponsible use of Second Lake lands for future generations.” In addition to this year’s financial support from the Office ofHealth Promotion, the Department of Natural Resources is workingwith the Second Lake Regional Park Association to design aprovincial park plan for the area.last_img

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