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August 2021 - GBG official  opening
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We support Active Transportation (AT)
 Love staying active

A beautiful spot to sit and reflect, GBG. (Aug. 2021)

"Leave the road. Take the trails."
"I go to nature to be soothed and healed,
And to have my senses put in order."

John Burroughs

Come help us celebrate!  



 Join SATA Trails Society and our community partners at the Official Opening of the Gaetz Brook Greenway (GBG) 

Saturday, September 18, 2021 – 11:00 a.m.  

Ribbon cutting & celebrations at the Royal Canadian Legion  6647 Hwy 7, Gaetz Brook  at 11:00 a.m. 

Experience this wonderful community asset with a walk or bike ride.

Parking available at Gaetz Brook Jr. High – 6658 Hwy 7, Gaetz Brook

Get Outside

Enjoy these last days of summer

Fall is a great time to explore.  NS is hoping to reduce most restrictions for travel on Sept. 15 to open opportunities for hikes and rides further from home.  Even if that changes or you choose to still say close to home, you can take advantage of our many local trail options. 
If you want some water diversion, explore one of our many lakes or ocean beaches and take advantage of all the natural beauty on our Shore.

Please continue to follow and safety protocols and take care of yourself and your community.

Wear a mask. Get tested. Get Vaccinated. 
We've got this!

COVID Updates

Updates to Aug 23

Here is the summary from Recreation Nova Scotia (as of April 27):
Premier-designate Tim Houston and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's Chief Medical Officer of Health, provided a COVID-19 update today, August 23rd, 2021.
  • State of Emergency has been extended to Sept. 5, 2021
  • Today, Aug. 23, Nova Scotia is reporting 17 new cases of COVID-19 since the last update on Aug. 20 
    UPDATED - 31 new cases reported on Aug. 30,  total active cases 71 
  • Nova Scotia is targeting Sept. 15 as the start of the next phase of its reopening plan
  • To start Phase 5, 75% of the population should be fully vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine
  • Currently, COVID-19 activity remains low across the province and about 70 per cent of Nova Scotians have had two doses of vaccine. Anyone who has not been vaccinated or has not moved up their second-dose appointment is encouraged to do so.
Plans for a Safe School Year

Students return to school on Sept. 7 with core public health measures in place and a return to a more familiar routine.

Nova Scotia’s Back to School Plan requires a commitment to vaccination and staying home if unwell, as well as ongoing hand sanitization, use of masks and continued cleaning of high-touch surfaces. Additional public health measures will be introduced if COVID-19 case numbers rise.

Read the full back to school plan.

Border Policy Remains, Other Restrictions to be Lifted for Phase 5

Nova Scotia is targeting Sept. 15 as the start of the next phase of its reopening plan. Phase 5 will see border measures continue while most other public health restrictions are lifted.

“My main priority is to work with public health to continue to protect Nova Scotians in what we all hope are the final months of this pandemic,” said premier-designate Tim Houston. “For now, living with COVID-19 means leaving border policies in place through the fall while lifting most other restrictions. The requirement to self-isolate after travel has been the main line of defence to protect Nova Scotians from COVID-19 and that won’t change for travellers who are not fully vaccinated.”

As of Sept. 15, the only restrictions that will remain in place for the general population within Nova Scotia are those related to management of COVID-19 cases. For example, anyone with symptoms must still get tested, isolate while they wait for results and continue to isolate if they test positive.

Read the full news release.

Symptoms and self-assessment:

Nova Scotians should visit to do a self-
assessment if in the past 48 hours they have had or are currently experiencing mild symptoms, including:
  • fever (i.e. chills/sweats) or cough (new or worsening)
  • sore throat
  • runny nose/nasal congestion
  • headache
  • shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

People should call 811 if they cannot access the online self-assessment or wish to speak with a nurse about their symptoms. Anyone with symptoms should immediately self-isolate and book a test.

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In Other News...

Active Transportation News

Enhance through Dance,  Old School Community Gathering Place (FREE - donation requested)
Fridays, 11:00-12:00

Do you have a diagnosis of Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, MS, arthritis or any other physical or memory challenges? Or are you a care partner for someone who does?

We invite you and your care partner to participate in a program offering ten concurrent sessions of dance movement and memory stimulation for patients and a social opportunity for everyone involved. Help yourself and others as we all learn about the best approaches to caregiving!

Contact us at 902-889-2735 or for more information or to register. 

Upcoming Events at Taylor Head Provincial Park (FREE)

Sept. 5, 9:30-3:30

Natural History Walk:  Wildflowers, Wildlife, and Geology
More Info

Sept 25, 9:30-3:30
Bird Watching Walk: Fall Migrants

Parting Shot

Spectacular evening skies at Lawrencetown beach at low tide
(Aug. 27, 2021)

Get Vaccinated. Stay Active. 
Stay Connected. Stay Strong!

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