Bra s d 'O r
The Blue heron
The Bras d’Or Stewardship Society
P.O. Box 158, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0
r ds hi p S o ci e
VOLUME 14 JULy 2011 NO. II
O nce again, it is time for Issue
number 2 of the 2011 Blue
Heron Newsletter. The Bras d’Or
very costly proposed 70 slip marina have caused costly siltation and
facility at the head of East Bay erosion within the Bras d’Or Lakes
adjacent to the Ben Eoin Golf course. watershed.
Stewardship Society is approaching Minimal public discussion has been
its 13 th full year as a non-profit aired regarding these two projects.
membership entity championing As usual, debates do not arise until
the responsible stewardship of the
Bras d’Or Lakes and its watershed.
people are made aware of the threats
to the environment or concerns over
Just as you think stewardship and personal property surface. More ThE ANNuAl GENErAl
environmental matters are at rest, detailed clarification is a must. MEETING Of ThE SOCIETy
items arise that need to be addressed. Fortunately, there have been recent wIll bE hEld ON
If the Society was not extent, there community meetings that will lead SATurdAy,
would be no collective credible voice to hopeful further debate regarding AuGuST 6, 2011
to deal with issues that are brought these two potential projects. However, AT 10:00 A.M.
to the Society’s attention. one or two meetings are not sufficient MASONIC hAll
The two current issues that stand to address the concerns, as much bAddECk
out are a proposed expansion of a information is lacking with regards All MEMbErS ArE INvITEd
rock quarry on the New Harris Road to the long term economic and
TO ATTENd AS wEll AS
south of the Seal Island Bridge and a environmental repercussions.
INTErESTEd CITIzENS whO
Weather is still a major concern
ArE CONCErNEd wITh ThE
given increased volatility of weather
In This Issue systems that pass over Cape fuTurE STEwArdShIp Of
Page Breton. Spring 2011 has been an ThE brAS d’Or lAkES.
unpredictable one as low pressure
News Items 2,3
systems stalled in the area creating
AGM Nova Scotia Naturalists 3
Summer Student Projects 2010:
cloud, rainy and windy weather. “Our goal
A presentation by Bill Danielson
A Review 4
Summer Student Located at
author of “Cape Breton Weather is to
Watching” at the Society’s AGM
Highland Village, Iona 5
2011 Summer Student Profile: Emily
in April 2011 provided excellent protect,
information on changing weather
2011 Summer Student Profile: Elizabeth
patterns based on the warming conserve
of the ocean temperatures that
Quarries: Must Development Negate
increases Cape Breton’s vulnerability and
The Environment 5 of experiencing storm conditions.
The Highway is a Path of Life:
The dollar value of damage to land restore the
A Clean Running Brook Sustains Life 6 and harbors in Cape Breton from
Evolution of Transportation in
storms in the fall of 2010 was in the Bras d’Or
the Bras d’Or Watershed 6 millions of dollars. Both fisherman
Letter to Malcolm Gillis 7
and private property owners were Lakes”
storm victims. Excessive rains also
dust, truck traffic and future accretive Lakes as a recreational boating
NEWS ITEMS: mining rock from the hillside. A
meeting was held with the Nova
destination. A committee has been
formed to work with Enterprise Cape
Scotia Department of Environment. Breton Corporation to embark upon
AnnuAl AGM: (See article by Pate Bates) a three year marketing campaign
T he annual general meeting of
the Society was held on April 30,
2011 at St, Michaels Hall in Baddeck. Ben eoin MArinA:
that would target both Canadian
and American recreational boating
About 25 individuals attended. Both he proposal to construct a 70
the President’s report and that of berth marina at the head of
the Treasurer were presented. East Bay adjacent to the Ben Eoin BrAS d’or lAkeS
William Danielson was the guest
speaker. His book “Cape Breton
Golf Course property is moving FeStivAl:
ahead. ECBC has been petitioned
Weather Watching” is an excellent
read. Bill resides in South Harbor
for financial assistance by the
proponents who also have an interest
W ork still continues under the
egis of Enterprise Cape Breton
Corporation to build a program of
after retiring from a professor of in the golf course. The shorefront
meteorology at the University of festivals for the communities on
property requires rezoning. An
Hartford in Connecticut. His weather the shores of the Bras d’Or Lakes.
application has been made to the
knowledge is exemplary and his A committee has been selected
municipality of Cape Breton county
book a great addition for those to work with ECBC to bring this
for rezoning. Meetings have been
interested in the details of local program to fruition. ECBC has
held to inform the public about this
Cape Breton weather phenomena. been concentrating on festival
project. To date little information
type promotion to enhance the
has been put forward regarding the
profile of the Bras d’Or Lakes
cost and the long term sustainability
novA ScotiA of this project. There are concerns
as a recreational destination.
Information may be accessed at
nAturAliStS: about the location of this marina
N ova Scotia Naturalists held its as excavating and dredging of
AGM at the Gaelic College wetlands are involved. (See Pat
Bates’s Letter to Malcolm Gillis,
from June 3-5, 2011. Society Board
member, Dr. J. V. O’Brien, was
instrumental in organizing this
very successful gathering. Board
member, Tim Lambert, spoke on celeBrAte tHe S ociety board member Lynn
Baechler has provided a review
the Bras d’Or lakes and its water lAkeS: of the work of the two summer
students hired in 2010 to carry our
shed. Jim O’Brien has provided a summary of the “Celebrate the
detailed summary if the meeting in various projects initiated within
Lakes” contest is provided in
this Newsletter. the Bras d’Or Lakes Watershed.
by Society board member Leah
C u m u l a t i v e l y, t h e s e p r o j e c t
Noble as published in the Victoria
introduce students to various issues
Standard. This contest asked for
new HArriS artistic and media submissions by
as well as build a better knowledge
base for better understanding of
QuArry: students from schools that were
the complexities of the issues that
T he Society was informed about considered to be in the Bras d’Or
the proposed expansion of a rock Lakes watershed. (See Victoria
quarry on the New Harris Road. The Standard Reprint)
require on going attention.
existing quarry is to be increased in 2011 SuMMer
size. Residents of the New Harris
Road were not consulted about this BrAS d’or lAkeS StudentS:
expansion. They are concerned
about this quarry expansion with
MArketinG Study: T
wo students have been
engaged through the federal
regards to environmental issues and
deleterious R ecently, a proposal has been governments ‘Summer Student
tabled to create a marketing
strategy for promoting the Bras d’Or
actions with regards to blasting, ...cont’d on page 3
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News Items...cont’d It turned out to be ideal for such
AGM Nova Scotia a meeting with accommodation,
Employment Program’. Elizabeth Naturalists meals, and all the necessary
MacLellan and Emily MacDonald, by J.V. O’Brien, facilities at a remarkably good price.
both from Sydney NS, have Society Board Member To top it Gail Montgomery and the
been hired to work in partnership rest of College staff did an excellent
with the Bras d’Or Stewardship
Society and The Bras d’Or Lakes T he Federation of Nova Scotia
Naturalists now better known as
Nature Nova Scotia (NNS) is, like
job; they were a credit to the College
and Cape Breton.
Biosphere Reserve Committee The week end opened on Friday
and the Department of Fisheries. the Bras d’Or Stewardship Society
(BSS), a legally listed non-profit evening June 3rd with a reception
A report will follow in the January enhanced by the traditional music
2012 Blue Heron. The Society is corporation and as such has to have
by law an Annual General Meeting played by Otis Tomas and Rocky
grateful for this opportunity to uses Shore.
enthusiastic students to assist in (AGM).
However unlike the AGMs of On Saturday morning the day
projects concerning knowledge
many ‘non-profits’, NNS makes started with a pre-breakfast birder
enhancement and stewardship
an occasion of their AGM. It is a spotting outing lead by Dave Harris.
two day plus week-end with legally After breakfast the day started
required business meeting taking with four in-house presentations
starting with Don Anderson’s on CB
nAturAl HiStory up only a few hours of one day. The Dragon Flies. This was followed
rest is spent on biologically relevant
SerieS: indoor presentations and out door by Fenton Isenor on CB’s geology,
A series of evening talks on natural field trips etc. James Bridgland on the Highland’s
history of the area will be held Since it is a federated group its National Park and last but not least
at the Bras d’Or lakes Interpretive AGMs are held in different locations Bruce Hatcher the Bras d’Or Lakes.
Center staring on June 22, 2011. each year and sometimes in In the afternoon there were field
Two more talks with be given on association with other groups and trips to Uisge Bann Falls lead
July 27, 2011 and August 22, 2011. ‘non-profits’. Last year’s (2010) by botanist Sharon Sneddon, to
The talks are open to the public and NNS AGM in Sherbrooke was held Meadow Rd. by birder Bev Brett,
start at 7PM, The center is located in association with the Nova Scotia and separately to another Meadow
in Baddeck’s historic Old Post Office Nature Trust and the St. Mary’s Rd destination to a sadly rare
at 532 Chebucto Street. River Association. remnant of Acadian Forest by Bob
Bancroft and Mary Ann Wilson
Prior to that (2010) meeting,
and by Dave McCorquodale in the
MArriAGe members of the NNS board had
College grounds identifying insects.
suggested to me since an NNS
celeBrAtion: AGM not been held in Cape Breton After the Banquet in the evening
S OCIETY board members
celebrated the February
marriage of Pat Bates, Society
for some years and I was a BSS Bob Bancroft addressed the thorny
board member I might consider Coyote issue. Though Astronomer
organizing the 2011 NNS AGM in Tim Donovan had hauled his
chair, and Patricia Fricker, Charge the Baddeck area in association telescope from Middle River for
d’Affaires of the Nova Scotia Sydney with the BSS. This I agreed to the occasion sadly the weather did
Legal Aid Office, at a dinner at the do provided the BSS board also not co-operate on either night. The
Inverary Inn after the April 30, agreed. It did and also agreed also foggy night though did not deter the
2011 annual general meeting. Pat agreed to sponsor two students for ‘owlers’ lead by ornithologist and
has guided the Society since its the NNS meeting. Two such post bird photographer Dr. Richard Stern.
inception and now has embarked graduate students, Molly Simon On Sunday morning BSS board
on a new adventure! We wish the BSc from Antigonish and Jennifer member Tim Lambert made a
both of them the very best. MacPhee BSc from Sydney were fascinating presentation on rising
chosen and attended the meeting. water levels. This was followed by
After looking around for a suitable the NNS annual business meeting.
location at the suggestion of my In the afternoon a large group went
neighbour Dan Banks I contacted ...cont’d on page 4
the Gaelic College in St.Anne’s Bay.
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AGM Nova Scotia Naturalists...cont’d largest tributary (Indian Brook) flows logs to Whycocomagh Bay (in the
on a Puffin Tour trip to the Bird into the Skye River within 2 km of spring), and was a favourite spot
Islands and in Whycocomagh on the river mouth (deltaic environment for trout fishing. A new publication
their way back to the mainland a in the Bras d’Or Lake). “Glimpses” was used to become
few people broke their journey and The main branch of the Skye familiar with the historical aspects
joined John Gillis on a local ‘walk in River watershed is a relatively well of the area.
the woods’. populated rural area, with agriculture Findings:
As the organizer my job was made being the prime land use. Four large • The Skye River branch became
easier by the fact that all but two dairy farms are located in the main turbid (dirty) after heavy rainfall
one of the presenters and field trip branch Skye River watershed. The events.
leaders turned up and the ones who Indian River branch is relatively un- • The Skye River branch has
couldn’t gave me ample warning. populated with forestry being the abundant growth of “whitewater
make; not bad. And last but not main land use. crowfoot” in its channel, all the
least the help obtained from the We determined the watershed areas way up to its headwater area.
NNS executive, President Bob for the 2 branches of the Skye River Photographs show this plant growth
Bancroft, Secretary Doug Linzey, to be 48.3 km2 for the Indian River was not present in the channel 10
Treasurer Jean Gibson Collins and branch and 62.8 km2 For the Skye years ago (Sta S-1).
Nature Canada representative Joan River branch. The Skye River
Czapaly. • Fecal bacteria counts are
watershed is underlain by at least 13
relatively low in headwaters of
At the meeting on behalf of Nature mapped bedrock units. Portions of Skye and Indian branches (very
Canada board representative Joan the watershed are covered in thick low in Indian Branch headwaters).
Czapaly presented Bob Bancroft surficial deposits (glacial sand and
with the Pimlott Prize in recognition gravel deposits). • Fecal bacteria counts were
of the work he has done over the Activities: higher in the Skye branch,
years for the Natural World in Nova Each of the 8 monitoring sites especially at Sta S-2.
Scotia. • Indian Branch has a population
was visited at least 6 times. Field
of trout (fishers frequent at Sta I-3).
Conductivity and temperature were
collected with a YSI 30 conductivity • The relatively ‘clean’ water
meter. Turbidity was measured flowing from the Indian branch
using a turbidity meter. Discharge serves to dilute the higher bacteria
Summer Student estimates were calculated using concentrations from the ‘Skye’
Projects 2010: A the cross sectional area x velocity branch.
method. During the latter half of • Except at the headwater
Review the monitoring period samples were stations, conductivity values reflect
By Lynn Baechler, collected for determination of PO4, the dilution effects of precipitation
Society Board Member SO4, NO3-N, color, turbidity and events on the water chemistry in
TSS using a portable HACH kit. the Syke and Indian branches.
Bacteria samples were submitted to
O ur project was attempting to
answer a question: “Is the
water quality in the Skye River
Maxxam Analytics in Sydney. The
lab assisted us with costs. J. Foulds,
• The underlying bedrock in the
Indian branch is mainly resistant
metamorphic rocks that are not
aquatic biologist, accompanied the easily eroded, creating deeply
more dependent on land use or
student in the field one day and incised channels and waterfalls.
they described the aquatic habitat The geology underlying the Skye
The Bras d’Or Stewardship Society at several of the monitoring stations.
carried out a preliminary water branch consists of more easily
The student interviewed several eroded bedrock with extensive
quality monitoring project in the
longtime residents of the Skye unconsolidated deposits creating
Skye River watershed between
River watershed, including the fertile agricultural land. Increases
June 28 and August 19, 2010.
late Hugh Austin. The interviews in stream velocities due to
Project Description: were very informative, and showed precipitation events subject the
The Skye River watershed covers the Skye River branch to have stream banks to erosion, resulting
approximately 111 km2 of the 3566 been quite different in the past.
km2 Bras d’Or Lake watershed. The The river was used for running ...cont’d on page 5
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Summer Student Projects 2010: be involved in research that could
A Reivew...cont’d 2011 Summer potentially have an economic benefit
in turbidity in the water column. Student Profile: for my home, Cape Breton.
• The Skye branch is heavily Emily MacDonald
farmed, with a population of dairy
cattle. Topography near the river M y name is Emily MacDonald;
I am currently undertaking a
channel is gentle. M.Sc. program from Ulster University Quarries: Must
• On the other hand, the Indian of Northern Ireland. As a graduate Development
branch is more forested with student studying Coastal Zone
steeper slopes, and less agriculture Management and a Cape Breton Negate the
girl who grew up next to the Bras
in the watershed.
d’Or Lake, I could not ask for a more Environment?
Conclusions: fitting summer job than with the By Pat Bates, Chairman
Based on this very preliminary Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere Reserve he Bras d’Or Lake Stewardship
summer project, we found that both Association (www.BLBRA.ca). As Society (BSS) frequently finds
the underlying geology and the land the BLBRA eagerly anticipates the itself playing a determining role
use practices contribute to the water official designation of ‘Man and in whether development projects
quality in the Skye River. Biosphere’ (MAB) from the United
proceed or not. The Society’s
Recommendations: Nations Education Scientific and
primary purpose, if it need be
Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Further work should be done to preparation work is well under way to restated, is “Conservation,
document changes in the Skye ensure the whole island will be made Protection and Restoration of The
branch river channel. Perhaps aware of this unique opportunity. My Bras d’Or Lake.” Yet, like most
this could be carried out by local role over the next eight weeks will citizens, we understand the need
watershed group. cover a variety of tasks ranging from for development of the economy,
developing educational outreach usually manifested in new projects,
material, administrative assignments, improvement to our infrastructure,
and collaborating with groups around including roads, buildings and
the watershed in delivering art shows bridges necessitating paving,
Summer Student and plays produced by school aged cement plants and quarries for
located at children living around the lake. aggregate.
Such is the case for expansion
Highland Village, of the long established sand and
Iona gravel pit on the New Haven Road,
T he student constructed an index Victoria County, to Quarry status.
of the items published in the Student Profile: The new classification means that
blasting will now become part of the
Blue Heron. Elizabeth MacLellan operation, a likelihood of increased
He assisted the Highland Village
staff with a similar project. He
made a short video of the Bras
M y name is Elizabeth MacLellan. I
was hired as a summer student
by Bras d’Or Stewardship Society.
traffic in an area adjacent to a camp
for Boy Scouts and there exists
potential for higher levels of run-off
d’Or Lake as he saw it. With Over the past month, this has entailed into the Lake. Officials for BSS met
staff from the Highland Village collaboration with Department of on two occasions with staff for the
Museum he collected several Fisheries and Oceans in working on Dept. of Environment including one
archived pictures in the Grand a project to improve life for oysters in meeting attended by residents of the
Narrows area, and attempted to Bras d’Or Lakes. We are conducting New Harris Road area. Some of the
re-photograph them in the present fieldwork for further research of concerns of the residents include
and determine shoreline changes. MSX disease through cultivation risk to residential water supply from
This was impossible however due and collection of oysters, as well as blasting, scarification of elevated
to the significant tree growth, which monitoring green crab predation at or land from excavation and damage to
obstructed view planes. near three oyster sanctuaries in the local roadway and bridge from high
Bras d’Or. I am very grateful for the levels of heavy truck traffic.
experience the Stewardship Society
has provided me and am excited to ...cont’d on page 6
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Quarries: Must Development Negate The to control run off sediment is an I personally am pleased with the
Environment..cont’d important component in construction effort shown by the Construction
BSS officials raised the spectre of site design. This company Dexter Company, once reminded, to protect
risk of higher levels of sedimentation Construction “failed the test the lake even though MacLean’s
and other contaminants flowing into until they were reminded of their brook is still showing lingering signs
the Lake because of the absence of responsibilities.” of siltation.
a sufficient number and capacity of Sediment is produced when soil I live very near MacLean’s brook and
settling ponds. In addition, when partials are eroded from the land. it has been a source of enjoyment
elevation of the Kelly’s Mountain Signs of runoff pollution during from the quiet peacefulness of this
lands are considered, current road construction include obvious brook, to summer cottage people
capacity of culverting appears changes in streams downstream who use the water for a variety of
inadequate or non-functioning, from the construction such as; reasons to my children and now
risking over-road type flooding at muddy water heading for in this grandchildren being able to catch
even greater rates with increased case the Bras d’Or Lakes. smelt and speckled trout.
Early in the construction phase I Will there be speckled trout this year
Officials were considerate in listening checked the brook and to my horror I doubt it but I will keep checking.
to all the concerns expressed and the water looked like pure mud and
were expected to weigh the issues running into the lakes. I called the
in determining if the requested chair of the Bras d’or stewardship,
permit would be granted. In the Pat Bates, to report this and to Evolution of
event the necessary permitting is to
be granted, it is hoped that project
inquire how this sediment could be Transportation
kept from entering the lakes. Pat
proponents will be obliged to amend immediately went into action and in the Bras d’Or
project plans to accommodate
spoke with Sharon Munroe at the Watershed
Department of Environment, two
By David Gunn,
days later I checked the brook again
Society Board Member
and now there was a salt water berm
installed at the mouth of the brook. Transportation in the Bras d’Or
The Highway is a The water in the brook was still watershed has undergone dramatic
Path of Life: A Clean looking like mud but there was no changes over the last 50 years.
longer any sign of sediment entering Until the 1950’s there was regularly
Running Brook the lake. scheduled steam ship service on the
Sustains Life. Now, Mother Nature often likes to Lake. The last vessel to operate was
By Mabel MacEachern, show who is boss and in doing so the SS Lakeview. Her predecessor
Board Member and the material used in that berm was was the SS Marion.
home owner in Irish Vale. on the shore on more than one T h e L a k e v i e w l e f t S y d n e y
W e all enjoy the great pleasure occasion but the construction Co. Monday, Wednesday and Friday
of driving our vehicles was diligent and they kept replacing and proceeded to Whycocomagh
on new beautifully constructed it until the water began to run clear where it spent the night. She left
highways or any road way. This in the brook. Whycocomagh Tuesday, Thursday
major reconstruction job took place In late November I checked the and Saturday for Sydney. Enroute
between June and December of brook the water was clear but the the ship stopped at Government
2010. Like most everything there build up of sediment on rocks and wharves located at Ross Ferry,
are consequences for someone or other material in the brook was very Boularderie, Big Harbour and
something when natural habitats heavy. In mid June I walked most Baddeck.
are inhibited. In this case when this of the brook between the highway
This service carried freight and
major road construction was started and the shore. There are great
passengers as well as occasional
on Middle Cape Hill and through improvements but the pools still
livestock. The Lakeview was
Irish Vale one brook in particular, show heavy signs of siltation.
equipped with the classic steam
MacLean’s Brook at the bottom ofOverall I feel it’s safe to say we the whistle which allowed people on
middle cape was greatly disturbed.
general public are very happy with shore to mark her passage.
Using best management practices the newly constructed highway. ...cont’d on page 7
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Evolution of Transportation in the Bras d’Or
Watershed...cont’d Mr. Malcolm Gillis
The Lake was also well served by Planning Dept.
rail – The Inter Colonial Railroad was Cape Breton Regional Municipality
opened in 1886. It served a number
of lake side towns, Orangedale, Sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alba, Estmere, McKinnons Harbour,
Iona, Grand Narrows, Christmas
Dear Mr. Gillis:
Island, Bigbeach, Shenacadie,
Beaver Cove and Boisdale. The
Inter Colonial (later Canadian Subject: Proposed Ben Eoin Marina
National) offered good service.
In 1953 there were three passenger The Bras d’Or Lake d’Or Stewardship Society has consulted and
trains each way….six days a week. been consulted on the proposed establishment of the subject project.
The night train carried sleeping While we can’t ignore the potential economic benefits of the project,
cars between Sydney, Halifax and the two areas of specific interest to the Society are: (a) the importance of an
St. John. The day train offered a additional sewage pump-out station, and (b) by converse, the destruction of
a Barachois to enable the project to proceed.
parlour car and food service. The
trains had railway Post Office cars. At the time of the Public Open House, May 4th (?), the Society neither
Mail was sorted enroute. Mail a publically objected nor supported the initiative as several important pieces of
information were absent: one, a clear picture of the scope of the environmental
letter to Montreal at Orangedale on
review of which the UINR piece had not been completed, and second, the
the platform before the evening train
formal or official position of the N.S. Dept. of Natural Resources in respect to
and it would be in Montreal the day the proposal. The matter of re-zoning is a less important issue for the Bras
after next in less than 48 hours. d’Or Lake Stewardship Society. The position of BSS generally is if there are no
Major stations such as Orangedale long-term damages to the environmental integrity of the Lake and Lakeshore,
sold thousands of money orders we do not object to projects. However, in the case of the Ben Eoin Marina,
since men did not have checking we have to note the concerns expressed by some of the full-time residents
of the area.
accounts received and accepted
express, less than a carload. We understand the reasoning for the selection of the proposed site and
it would appear that the adjacent shoreline has similar physical characteristics
Movements and carloads: also requiring inland excavation to create a sheltered harbor site. Absent
Orangedale was open 24 hours a from the discussion to date is the compensation by the project proponents
day, seven days a week. Order a enabling creation of an alternate Barachois. This is not a new concept but an
canoe from Chestnut’s Fredericton, option believed, considered and implemented in other jurisdictions enabling
it came on the train . In 1960 an authorities to approve the projects as originally designed.
O’Day sailboat ordered from Toronto It is important to find the right balance in considering all the impacting
came on the train . Fresh oysters factors related to project approval. Hence the importance of a broad-based
were shipped from Orangedale environmental review, including public forms or hearings. Ben Eoin has
to Montreal. People arrived at become the site for a succession of projects all considered as discrete or
these stations by boat . A John individual initiatives. There are hints of more projects being contemplated. It
MacLean ran a ferry service from may be important to have a “time out” to examine the exceptional attractiveness
of the community and set out a broader framework within which all existing
Malagawatch to Orangedale early
and future projects and residents can find consensus.
in the last century.
With the coming of good roads and
the automobile the steamer and
the railway services disappeared
- the steamer service disappeared P. J. (Pat) Bates, Chairman
after the war - the railway service Bras d’Or Lake d’Or Stewardship Society
was gradually abandoned. The
Orangedale station closed in 1980’s
27 Wyndale Crescent
and is now a museum.
Sydney, NS B1S 3L4
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The Bras d’Or Stewardship Society
Addresses and telephone numbers of the Board of Directors
Pat Bates, Henry W. Fuller, David L. Gunn Stephen Sober
Chairman Treasurer 2792 rr#2 rr #2
27 Wyndale Cresent rr#2 #1065 Big Harbour West Bay, N.S. river Denys, N.S.
Sydney, N.S. Baddeck, N.S. B0E 3K0 B0E 2y0
B1S 3l4 B0E 1B0 (902) 345-2263 (902) 756-2390
(902) 567-0827 (902) 295-2664
Leah Noble James M. Crawford
Rosemary Burns, Dr. James V. O’Brien 32 long Hill road #894 ainslie Glen
Vice Chair rr#2 #1180 Big Harbour rr#2 P.O. Box 277
3042 West Bay Highway Baddeck, N.S. Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0 Whycocomagh, N.S.
St. George’s Channel B0E 1B0 (902) 295-1059 B0E 3M0
rr #2 West Bay, N.S. (902) 295-2344 (902) 756-3556
B0E 3K0 Walter MacNeil
(902) 345-2896 Timothy Lambert, Ph.D. 41 Grove St. James Foulds, Ph.D.
lower Ship Harbour Sydney, N.S. 6025 Kempt Head rd.
Lynn Baechler, rr#1, B1P 3M7 Boularderie, NS
Secretary lake Charlotte #752 (902) 562-5434 B0C 1B0
92 Crestdale Drive Nova Scotia (902) 674-2578
Sydney, N.S B0J 1y0
B1l 1a1 (902) 845-2189
Mabel MacEachern Bras d’Or Watch
93 rigby Street to report any observed acts, incidents and violations
Sydney, NS B1P 4t5 that threaten the integrity of Bras d’Or Lakes please call:
1 800 565 1633
Our Email: email@example.com
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