ONE MINUTE BAY – October 15, 2013

ONE MINUTE BAY – October 15, 2013 – Brought to you by the St. Margaret’s Bay Stewardship Association.

The Aspotogan Arts & Crafts group will be having their annual fall showcase at the Trellis Cafe in Hubbards, September 27-October 31, 2013.  This exhibition will feature the artwork of 20 artists from the area – a visual feast.



The organizers of the Tantallon Village Farmers’ Market invite all community members and market lovers to our first annual general meeting on October 15 at the Tantallon Library.  We will start at 6:30pm with a social meet and greet while enjoying a few market treats and tea and coffee. Bring your ideas and feedback. Planning starts now for the Tantallon Village Farmers’ Market 2014 season. Help shape your community market.

The business part of the evening will start at 7:30pm. There are open spaces on the Board of Directors for the market, so we will be looking for nominations. Don’t be shy. We will also be reviewing our bylaws and policies. Agenda will be posted as we get closer to the date.

We look forward to seeing you on the evening of October 15. The Tantallon Library is located at the Sobey’s Plaza, Exit 5 from Hwy 103. If you have any questions please email

Oct 27th:  St Nicholas Anglican Church in Upper Tantallon (across from the Rink) would like to invite all Past and Present Parishioners to join us for our Parish Birthday Party at the 10 AM Combined Service and to enjoy some food and games to celebrate.


Weds Oct 16 The St Margaret’s Bay Gardening Club will meet at 7pm at the Tantallon Library. Our guest speaker is John Crabtree, Master of Fungi, leading us on “A Magical and Mysterious  Mushroom Tour.” Members and guests welcome. Donations to the food bank are always appreciated.

Unicorn Theatre’s Saturday Morning Club for Grades 1-5 starts up again on October 5, offering members lots of fun activities both on-stage and behind the scenes. There are 5 meetings in the Fall Session: October 5 and 19; November 2, 16 and 30. 9-10.30 am. Membership fee is $20 per session, but children may be registered in October for both the Fall and Winter/Spring sessions for $30. There are also “dues” of $2, payable only if the member comes. For more information and a registration form, see the theatre’s website at Registration may be done at the first meeting, but parents are asked to call the theatre at 857-2121 if they are intending to register their child for this session.


Unicorn Theatre’s Halloween Dinner Theatre “Spooks” takes place this year on October 26. For $5 you get a “Dinner” of hotdog, cookie or cupcake and Koolaid, and a (slightly) scary show consisting of short plays about Halloween. Suitable for ages 3 to about Grade 5. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Two sittings: 2.30 and 4.00 pm. Reservations are essential; please call the theatre at 857-2121 and leave a message stating how many spots you would like to reserve, and for which sitting. Someone will get back to you to confirm.

The Crossroad Artists will be having their 2013 Autumn Splash Art Show and Sale, Oct. 25-27 in Upper Tantallon. You are invited to the opening reception Oct. 25, 7pm-9pm at St. Luke’s United Church (lower level), 5374 St. Margarets Bay Rd, Upper Tantallon.   The show runs Oct. 26, 10am-5pm & Oct. 27, 10am-4pm.  Tel. 876-1012, web link:


Here are the musical events planned for Paul’s Hall for October:

Advance tickets are available at Mariposa Natural Market

For inquires or ticket reservations: <>

Paul’s Hall is located at 12286 Peggy’s Cove Road in Glen Haven

Daniel Mato & Sylvio Pupo     Saturday October 26th, 8pm. $15 / $10 for students and seniors     SoundCloud:

St Margarets Bay Seniors Association invites you all to join us at Shining Waters Marine, Thursday, October 17th   at 2.00pm.

Our speaker will be Anne Marie Armstrong, B.Sc., AHN, P.Dt., Dietitian, Loblaw Atlantic. Her topic will be “Good Eating and Nutrition” Join Atlantic Superstore Dietitian Anne Marie Armstrong for an eye opening presentation that will focus on the nutritional requirements for older adults, how to navigate the grocery store with your nutrition needs in mind and label reading. Everyone welcome.  Tea and Coffee provided

Further info at  tel. 820.3334

Oct. presentation of the Athenaeum Society of Nova Scotia: Dr. Don Gordon “Bedford Institute of Oceanography – 50 Years of Oceans Science” Oct. 20, 2:30 pm, Ocean Swells Community Centre, Northwest Cove, 2726 Hwy 329. Call 826-7210 for more information. Dr. Gordon, scientist emeritus at BIO, will give a brief history of BIO over its first fifty years with a focus on its major research accomplishments highlighting Arctic Studies, Ocean Life, Energy Developments, and the Law of the Sea.


“Contentment in Everyday Life” 5 week meditation course Wednesday evenings on Oct 16 – Nov 13  at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  This course responds with practical suggestions to the question “How can I bring the contentment of meditation into my everyday life?” No experience necessary.  St. Margarets Bay Shambhala Centre 13495 Peggy’s Cove Road Upper Tantallon.  For details and cost please visit Community Calendar at or contact Bruce to register at 876-8880.

Saturday, October 26th – 1:00-4:00 p.m. – KIDS! Come out and play at William Black Community Play Park. We’re having our Official Playground Opening, indoor/outdoor games, hot dogs, cake, fun, music, and a Community Halloween Party too. Dress up. Bring your

moms, dads, nannies and grampies – our beautiful park is open for everyone. 10507 Peggy’s Cove Road, Glen Margaret. Expect a great day.

Neighborhood Co-operative Greenhouses: A How-To WorkshopSaturday, November 9, 2013 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Dear Gardening Lover, This is a special early invitation to attend the first time ever offering of a one-day workshop on our original and innovative way to use Neighborhood Co-operative Greenhouses for communities to produce vibrant, abundant, and timely transplants at low cost while learning from each other and having an extraordinarily joyful time doing it. We hope you will share our excitement in being able to offer this.  Enjoy the video we made on this.  And do read the extras we have posted at our website.  We’ve gotten interest from others on how to do this so this is your chance to learn how.  Can you join us?

Creating and managing a neighborhood greenhouse co-operative for the production of vegetable and flower transplants for use in the gardens of the co-op members is a fantastic and easily accomplished way to build local networks and resilience at the same time.  The co-op model uses a single greenhouse, owned by one of the co-op members, or possibly in a jointly-owned or public location.

Watch this 4 minute video to see one in action:    Also see:

Presentations will be made from the following organizations that are running a cooperative model (confirmed to date):  Transition Bay St Margarets, Ecology Action Centre (Bloomfield Community Centre Greenhouse), Food is Sacred Garden Co-op (Jollimore Area, Halifax).

Who should attend: greenhouse owners, greenhouse ‘planning-to-builders’, and community organizers across the Maritimes!  Where:  St. Luke’s United Lower Hall, 5374 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia.  Cost: $65. $30 for youth under 30. Lunch plus tea & coffee provided. Scholarships available.

For more information and to register, contact:   A program of Transition Bay St Margarets

The Council of Community Organizations (CoCO) will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 21 at the Lakeside Community Centre, 1492 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Lakeside.  BLT Rails to Trails is the host group. Catherine Klefenz will  be the Chair for the meeting.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Environmental Emergencies in Halifax: 426-6030 or 1-800-565-1633
“If you have a two or three line public announcement like one of these, let us know and we’ll try to add it to our next issue. The ONE MINUTE BAY is e-published twice a month.

If you would like to give a donation to the St. Margaret’s Bay Stewardship Association, we’d be happy to accept a cheque or you can go to our website .
We operate on volunteer power, membership dues and donations; we can always use more of all three.

BBQ and Fun Day

Lake of the Woods – BBQ & Fun Day

Saturday, September 21, 2013  from 11:30 to 2:30 pm.

We hope you and as many of your neighbours as can come will come to our Fun Day this Saturday, Sept 21, 2013 from 11:30 to 2:30.The children are having a bicycle parade to start the day. They will be lining up in the driveway at 144 silver Birch Drive amd a fire truck will lead them to the park (a very short distance). If any of the children in your area would like to decorate a bike, tryke, doll carriage, stroller, etc, please feel free to invite them to join the parade.

Sheldrake Lake Aeration Project Meeting

I would like to bring the group together to talk further on the Sheldrake Lake Aeration Project next week. Since our last meeting and presentation at the home owners association I have been working with a compressor company that installed and worked on some of the equipment.Mattei Compressor

With the support of our working group I am hoping to have the aeration system up and running in the coming weeks. The goal of this next meeting is to bring us together and review the assessments and set objectives for the summer.
Meeting Details

Date: Wednesday June 22, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: 111 Mallard Drive, Hubley


1) Working Assessment of the equipment
2) Supplies/servicing needed to restart the system
3) Annual cost projections to run the system
4) Assessment and testing of lake water while system is working – HRM
5) Daily, weekly, monthly assessment of the system

With success the aeration project could have positive effects not only in our community, but also throughout the watershed. It is my goal to create a clear direction for the future of this project or shut it down. If there is any other topics that you wish to add to the meeting feel free to call or email me. I am excited to see this project moving forward and to be working with a dedicated team of people focused on our lake water quality.

What to do with the Aeration Project?

What to do with the Sheldrake Lake Hypolimnetic Aeration Project?

On November 17 at 7PM at 111 Mallard Drive, the Sheldrake Lake Home
Owners Association and WRWEO want to set up an Aeration Committee to
address the issues surrounding the project.

This project has been plagued with problems and controversy since the
idea was present to the two groups in the 90’s. What we hope to do is
create clear direction for the future of the project or shut it down.

The goal of this meeting is to bring like-minded people together and
make positive changes to the health of our lakes. With success the
aeration project could have positive effects not only in our community
but also throughout the watershed.

We hope you can join us to create a working team to address these
issues and provide a clear direction for health of Sheldrake Lake and
surround watershed with or without the Aeration Project.

For more information on the status of the project visit :

Water Quality Report on Sheldrake Lake

Bob Chambers demonstrates water sampling device during home owners meeting in the park.

Please take note of the following reports on water quality in the upper lakes of the Woodens River Watershed. This fall we will be circulating a less technical newsletter on these matters.

WRWEO has been especially fortunate to have the volunteer services of Bob Chambers over the last decade. He has conducted careful, extensive and intensive monitoring of key limnological variables on a number of lakes in the Woodens River Watershed. Two key reports are now available on the wrweo website: select tab for Aquatic Habitat & Water Quality on the left side of the home page or go directly to the following:

A report to Woodens River Watershed Environmental Organization by Bob Chambers, 2008. (PDF Document 1 MB). It includes data on oxygen, temperature, phosphorus, secchi disk, chlorophyll a and color for 8 lakes (Cranberry, Black Point, Frederick, Five Island, Hubley Big, Long, Sheldrake and Birch Hill) taken 2000-2002.

Giant Community Yard Sale

The Sheldrake Lake Homeowners Assoc. is hosting it’s annual yard sale in the community park. Join us from 9:00am until 2pm on June 5th, 2010 with a rain date June 12th.

This time we will try new idea and you are all welcome to set up your tables in the playground. Anybody is welcome to come and sell yrou imtes.

We will have BBQ at the midday. All refreshments…

All items that you wish to donate to thrift store on Peggy’s Cove Road will be collected at 2 pm and takes away.

One Minute Bay – Apr.30/10

Less than a week to go and the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Agriculture announces its schedule for public consultations on the future of the province’s coasts.  A leading member of the NS Coastal Coalition, an alliance of 40 NGO’s, the SMBSA urges each and every Nova Scotian to make their views known on these vital matters.  THIS PROVINCE URGENTLY NEEDS A COASTAL POLICY, A COASTAL ACT, AND COASTAL GOVERNANCE REFORM.  Visit the department’s website at or better yet, attend one of the sessions.  First up, Bridgewater, THIS TUESDAY, MAY 4TH, 4-8pm AT THE Curling Club, 90 Dominion St. For more info, call Geoff Le Boutillier at 823-1404.

Saturday May 1st  at 7.00 p.m. “Red Rubber Boots” will perform at a house concert in Boutilier’s Point.  Tickets $15.00, all proceeds to “The Bay Grandmothers”.  Contact:

Aspotogan Arts & Crafts is holding its annual Show and Sale from May 7-9, 2010 at the Blandford Community Centre, Hwy 329 (exit 6 off Hwy 103 at Hubbards).  Opening reception: Friday May 7, 7-9pm.  Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9, 10am-5pm.  Celebrate our 10th anniversary with us!  For further information, contact Philippa at 228 2480.

Another House Concert is coming up in early May. Please join us on May 8th at 8 pm as we bring New England-born, Chigaco-based EDIE CAREY back to our living room for the third visit!!  She is a long-time favourite of ours, and I know many of you love her as well. If you have not heard Edie yet, don’t miss an opportunity like this. Donation to the artist – $15.00   to book, please write Paula at House concerts are fun, informal and the perfect way to hear music!

Tuesday May  11th, Community Meeting 7:00 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Sailing Club, Crouchers Point Road, Glen Haven.  Guest speaker, Ms. Cathy Crouse, will speak about the work and findings of ASHRA, the Atlantic Seniors Housing Research Alliance. ASHRA’s findings influence various government planning for seniors and as such impacts seniors living in the Bay area.  An update will be provided on the work of our committees and a proposed Seniors Resource center and navigator to help people access available services and lobby for those services that are needed and not available.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Hubbards native Laura Merrimen ( is getting ready to record her sophomore album.  But first she will preview the new songs at the Annex Bookstore in Tantallon on Friday, May 14th at 7:30PM. This is a very important show for Laura as she grew up in Hubbards, and is really looking forward to the community coming out to support her.  To get your tickets or reserve a spot, call The Annex at 820-3700.  All proceeds are going towards the artist.

Sunday, May 16, 2:30pm. in Ocean Swells Community Centre, 2726 Hwy 329, Northwest Cove. “The Magical Creation of a Cirque du Soleil Show” a documentary Cirque du Soleil film “KA EXTREME”  which  follows the journey of the conception, development and delivery of this groundbreaking theatrical production. Questions and refreshments follow.  All are welcome.  For info., call Peter at 228-2059.

Wednesday, May 19, 6:30pm at Bayswater Beach. 15 km silent bike ride to commemorate vulnerable road users hurt or killed.  Sponsored by RECAP (Route Enhancement Committee, Aspotogan Penninsula). For more info  857-3600

Bringing Unique Artists to a Rural Audience! Join us in Simms Settlement for a BBQ concert on Sunday May 23rd at 2pm with Jon Brooks. $10 donation to the artist.
Details, directions and RSVP’s at Want to stay in touch? Why not join our mailing list?

A Walking Guide to the Old St. Margarets Bay Road
It is with great pleasure that we advise you about the much anticipated Book Launch to celebrate the publishing of the little book A Walking Guide to the Old St. Margarets Bay Road and to honour those who made the publication possible.
We look forward to seeing you at a special Celebration on Thursday, April 29 at 7pm  at the Tantallon Public Library.

St. Margaret Sailing Club Boating Courses
Several Boatkeeper Workshops and Canadian Yachting Association Courses will be held at the SMSC Clubhouse this year. These workshops and courses are open to the boating public, and suitable for boaters of all skill levels. More details can be found on the SMSC website page for Training. For more information and registration details about the CYA Courses, please eMail:

The Hubbards Radio Society, “The Voice of St. Margarets Bay”, proudly announces the coming of a special events radio station broadcasting to the St. Margarets Bay area.  “Right now our community does not have a way of getting instant information to our residents,” says founding member Jamie Dominey.  “People all over the world will be able to listen to Cove FM online.  This will be great for tourism and give local people who live away another method of connecting with home.”
COVE FM is scheduled to begin broadcasting on July 1st, 2010.  Initially, COVE FM will do live remotes covering local events. The station’s first project will be to operate a ‘special events station’ broadcasting over most of July and August 2010.  The station will play a variety of music and will feature local performers.  “We want to have something for everyone and keep people of all ages interested and involved.” says board member Peter Grant. There has already been interest expressed in doing a community talk show.
A special COVE FM  fund raising “Kitchen Party” is planned for Friday, April 30 at the Hubbards Barn, Hubbards, Nova Scotia.  Starting at 7:30 p.m., tickets can be purchased for $10.00 prior to the event or $12.00 at the door.  The evening will feature local musicians, (TBA) along with a unique selection of auction items, free snacks and a cash bar.

Information displays will be set up at local libraries with a newsletter and map of the candidate protected area. They are also available at, or by calling 902-424-2117.
Written comments will be accepted until April 30. They may be sent by mail to: Department of Environment, Protected Areas Branch, P.O. Box 442, Halifax, N.S., B3J 2P8, and by E-mail to

Will be holding a plant sale on Saturday, June 5, from 10:00 – 12:00 or until all plants are sold.  This sale will take place at the Crossroads shopping area.  Plants of all kinds and sizes have been donated by members, purchased from high quality suppliers and divided from the community garden at the crossroads.

Tantallon Public Library
Red Threads: a celebration of Chinese culture through stories, crafts & food/ Saturday, May 1, 2 p.m.
Book Club: The Book of Negroes, by Lawrence Hill/ Tuesday, May 11 at 7 p.m.
Home Staging/ Thursday, May 13 at 7 p.m.
Sushi Hand Roll Workshop/ Ages 5+ (with an adult)/ Registration is required, call 826-3330/ Tuesday, May 4 at 3:30 p.m.
Spring Has Sprung Crafts/ Ages 5+/ Thursday, May 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Movie Afternoon: Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (rated G)/ Ages 5+/ Friday, May 7, 2-4 p.m.
Baby & Tot Time/ Ages 0-35 months/ Registration is required beginning May 4, call 826-3330/ Thursdays/10:30-11 a.m., (May 6-May 27)
Family Drop-in/ Ages 0-5/ Friday, May 7 & 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Storytime/ Ages 3-5/ Tuesday, May 4 & 11, 10:30-11 a.m.
Puppet Show/ All ages/ Thursday, May 13 at 3:30 p.m.

J. D. Shatford Memorial Public Library
One-on-One Computer Training/ By appointment; call 857-9176
Seed Paper Craft/ Ages 7+/ Saturday, May 1, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Make a Wind Twirler/ Ages 5+/ Wednesday, May 5, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Ika-odori: the Squid Dance/All ages/ Tuesday, May 11, 3:30 p.m.
Storytime/ Ages 3-5/ Friday, May 7 & 14, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Puppet Show/ All ages/ Saturday, May 15, 11 a.m.


Vision Becomes Reality: Upper Tantallon Village Forum set for April 16-17

This year’s Village Forum is the result of three years of community consultations on the changing face of Tantallon village. This event will feature: a keynote address by Andy Fillmore, coordinator of the Halifax by Design process; a networking session for area landowners and businesses sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce: a slide summary of recent development events; and the unveiling of a new concept plan for the Village. Participants will have an opportunity to assess the plan and provide further community input.
No charge admission tickets will be available at Redmonds Hardware after March 1.
For further information: www.

St. Margaret Sailing Club Boating Courses
Several Boatkeeper Workshops and Canadian Yachting Association Courses will be held at the SMSC Clubhouse this year. These workshops and courses are open to the boating public, and suitable for boaters of all skill levels. More details can be found on the SMSC website page for Training. For more information and registration details about the CYA Courses, please eMail:

Tuesday, February 16, at 7pm in the Tantallon Library. Experts from Doctor Solar, a division of Scotian WindFields will  give a presentation about residential solar energy.  The  presentation will include background information on energy and climate change, the basics of active solar energy systems, and guidelines on what to look for in your home or
business to know if Solar is right for you.

Tuesday, February 16, 4:30-6:30PM.  St. Luke’s United, 5374 St. Margaret’s Bay Upper Tantallon, will be having a Shrove Tuesday Pancake . Adults: $7, Children under 12: $4 Questions or to reserve a ticket, call the church office at 826-2523.

Wednesday, February 17th at 7:30pm  in the St. Margarets Centre.  Chiropractor Dr. Andrew Kleinknecht will speak about “The Right Tools, The Right Moves! Healthy Gardening” with tips and information about how to safely garden for the long haul. A donation for the local food bank is always appreciated.

‘Parents for East St. Margaret’s’ are holding information sessions for interested parents in the wider Bay community to find out more about the many advantages of a small-school education at East St. Margaret’s School in Indian Harbour.
Information sessions will be held:
Tantallon Library, Sunday Feb 21st, 3-4pm
Tantallon Superstore (upstairs), Tuesday Feb 23rd, 7-8pm
For more info: Tel: 821-2176 or email:

Sunday, February 21, 2:30pm.  Athenaeum Society Meeting:   “Birds, Bats, Seals & Horses,” an introduction to Sable Island by Zoe Lucas,  Researcher, Environmentalist, and Research Associate Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History.  Zoe will speak about the island’s landscape, flora and fauna, with particular emphasis on the habitat and life history of the Sable Island horses (currently numbering approx. 400).  Questions and refreshments follow.  All are welcome.  Location:  Ocean Swells Community Centre, 2699 Hwy. 329, Northwest Cove.  For more info., call Peter at 228-2059.

Feb. 25th at 7-9PM at Shining Waters. Finance Minister Steele is hosting one of his Back to Balance workshops in Tantallon.  Everyone’s welcome. As I’m sure you’ve read, he is searching for ways to get the provincial budget back in line and to build the economy.

Public information open houses on the candidate area will be held:
— Wednesday, March 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Dalhousie University’s Student Union Building in Halifax
— Wednesday, March 24, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the St. Margaret’s Centre in Tantallon
— Saturday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Timothy’s Church in Hatchet Lake.

Information displays will be set up at local libraries with a newsletter and map of the candidate protected area. They are also available at, or by calling 902-424-2117.

Written comments will be accepted until April 30. They may be sent by mail to: Department of Environment, Protected Areas Branch, P.O. Box 442, Halifax, N.S., B3J 2P8, and by E-mail to

There is a proposed interchange for the Ingramport area and many people are concerned. For more information go here:

A Series of Conversations: Understanding and Appreciating the Richness of Our Traditions.
Christian Contemplation – The Rev’d Gordon Murray, United Church Minister
Friday,  February 19,  at 7:00 pm St. Margarets Bay Shambhala Centre.
Buddhist Contemplation – Lodro Gyatso,  Buddhist Monastic.  Friday,  February 26, at 7:00 pm. St. Luke’s United Church.
Dialogue and Discussion – The Rev’d Gordon Murray and Lodro Gyatso
Friday,  March 5  at 7:00 pm.  St. Margarets Bay Shambhala Centre.
For more info call 826-2523.

Grace Presbyterian Church is inviting you to our:
DVD, discussion and healing from grief. (please note the change in time and meeting place)
Time: Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30pm, meeting weekly.
Place: at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 12494 Peggy’s Cove Rd, Tantallon, meeting room. Note:  watch for the Shining Water Marine sign, and passing with 200 m exit to the right to a spacious parking lot. Come and join us! Our friendly group leaders – Susan and Sara – and the group members will be pleased to welcome you and to continue the journey together from Grief to Renewal.  If you have questions or would like to register please call 220-4270 or email  to Sara:

Hurts? Hang-ups? Harmful Habits?  Let us help! Our eight week program: Life’s Healing Choices started on January 4th, with DVD introduction, workbook and Bible.
Time: Monday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30pm, meeting weekly.
Place: at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 12494 Peggy’s Cove Rd, Tantallon.
Note: We are still welcoming new-members. Not sure if it’s for you?
Call us or just come for one occasion, and make the decision after.Phone: 220-4270 or email

Saturday March 6th at 8:00 pm.  Dance to the Lovesick Fools at the second annual Food Bank fund raising dance at the Seabright Legion Hall. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Mariposa Natural Market, Sticks and Strings Music Store, or at the door.  ALL proceeds go to the St. Margaret’s Bay Food Bank. Donations of non-perishable food items are greatly appreciated. There will be draws, door prizes, dancing and more.  This is a great opportunity to hear a great band, meet your neighbours, support your local food bank and have fun! For more info: 821-2000

Sun., March 7, Community ‘Pot Luck’ Supper and talk “The Art of Living Locally” by Lil MacPherson (owner of the Wooden Monkey restaurant and chair of the BALLE: Business Alliance for Local Living Economy).  Bring a dish made with local food; 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm at St. Luke’s United Church 5374 St. Margarets Bay Road Upper Tantallon.  Contact: Myrla at 826-7060.  Co-sponsored by St. Luke’s United Church and Shambhala Centre.  All are welcomed.

Nova Scotia is on the verge of success in getting a strong cosmetic (lawn) pesticide ban. The government has released a position paper on cosmetic pesticides that is basically very good. It would ban the sale and use of non-essential pesticides on private, public and commercial properties throughout the province. The government has asked for feedback on their position. We are writing to ask you to take one simple action.
Tell the government “I agree that NS should ban the sale and use of cosmetic pesticides. Cosmetic pesticides are an unnecessary risk to our health and our environment.”
You can send this message
Via email to
By phone by calling 1-888-320-0555
On-line by answering the questions on the pesticide consultation feedback form at

Tantallon Public Library
Solar Energy for the Home/ Tuesday, February 16 at 7 p.m. presentation about residential solar energy
Author Reading: Peter Moriera, Backwater: Nova Scotia’s Economic Decline/ Tuesday, February 23 at 7 p.m.
Family Movie Night: The Secret Life of Bees/ Thursday, February 25 at 6 p.m.
History and Demonstration of Afro-Cuban Dance/ All ages/ Saturday, February 20 at 2 p.m.
Family Drop-in/ Ages 0-5/ Friday, February 19 & 26 at 10:30 a.m.
Storytime/ Ages 3-5/ Tuesday, February 16 & 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Puppet Show: Frog in Love/ Thursday, February 18 at 3:30-4 p.m.
African Heritage Craft/ Ages 5+/ Thursday, February 25 at 3:30 p.m.

J. D. Shatford Public Library
Storytime/ Ages 3-5/ Friday, February 19 & 26 at 10:30 a.m.
Movie Mornings/ Ages 5+/ Saturday, February 20 at 11 a.m.
Tales for African Heritage Month/ Ages 3-5/ Friday, February 19 at 10:30 a.m.

If you would like to give a donation to the St. Margaret’s Bay Stewardship Association, we’d be happy to accept a cheque or you can go to our website We operate on volunteer power, membership dues and donations; we can always use more of all three.

Environmental Emergencies
In Halifax: 426-6030 or 1-800-565-1633

“If you have a two or three line public announcement like one of these, let us know at, and we’ll try to add it to our next issue.  The ONE MINUTE BAY is e-published every two weeks.”

Report for Highway 113

Good Day,

The Environmental Assessment Report for highway 113 is now available. Proposed is the construction of a four-lane, controlled access highway connecting Highway 102, near Exit 3 (Hammonds Plains), and Highway 103, just west of Exit 4 (Sheldrake Lake), Halifax County.Highway 113

I would draw your attention to the official website. In particular please note the flow-chart of events, triggered by this Report.

The public is invited to submit responses on or before 22-Feb-2010. (

Please encourage your residents to read the entire Report and submit their comments before the cut off date.

Thank you

Joanne Bishop
Sheldrake Heights.

New Sign: Work Party

We are organizing a work party for:

Thursday July 23rd, between 6 pm and 8 pm.

We will meet by the sign.

If you have time, tools (shovels, rakes, pitch forks) and feel like doing something good for the community, please come and help.

We will remove the plants, the soil to the ground level and the current sign.

The landscaping company will take care of the big rock and putting down crushed gravel. They will prepare the sight for the new sign that should arrive in August.

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