Issue: July 2018
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Next deadline: August 24


Uniacke Trails Association hosted a successful hike on June 2, International Trails Day. Approximately 25 people, a number with their canine friends, met at Uniacke Estates on the damp Saturday morning. The rain held off while we walked the Lake Martha Loop and Drumlin Field Trail stopping occasionally to discuss our “rails to trails” vision in the Mount Uniacke area of East Hants and how that might fit into the larger Windsor Junction to Town of Windsor “rails to trails” vision. Questions were asked, conversation was generated, and an enjoyable social time was had by all who participated. Thanks to Ellen, Jackie and Mike for organizing a fun time. A few photos taken by Ken Montgomery can be seen on the websites of Uniacke Trails and Uniacke Newsletter.

The letter-writing campaign is still ongoing. We are writing Canadian National Railway, Hon. Scott Brison-MP Kings Hants, Hon. Margaret Miller-MLA Hants East & Minister of Natural Resources, Hon. Leo Glavine-Minister of Communities, Culture & Heritage, Premier Stephen McNeil and the Canadian Transportation Agency to name a few. The details can be found on our website. I encourage you to contact your elected officials and let them know how you feel about this issue.

During the past month we had a meeting with Mr. Chuck Porter-MLA Hants West. Mr. Porter is aware of our endeavours and is very supportive.
We continue to attend the Halifax Regional Trails Association meetings where we are getting continued support and encouragement. Our colleagues in Sackville have been writing, meeting and phoning their municipal, provincial and federal elected officials.

I have heard from a few different sources that our lobbying efforts are being noticed by those in government. We need to keep up the pressure, so please continue to write to your elected representatives, CN and the Canadian Transportation Agency.
Most importantly, enjoy the outdoors walking, hiking, cycling, ATV’ing, or whatever your favourite activity might be. Remember to do a “tick check” after you have been outside.
Paul J Smith, President, Uniacke Trails Association