Urban farm pruning workshop April 6

The Urban Farm Museum Society of Spryfield will host a Pruning Workshop by Marjorie Willison, Saturday, April 6 at the Urban Farm field from 10 am to noon. The pruning of bushes will be demonstrated and if you have  pruning shears please bring them. Come even if you do not have them. The workshop is free but donations to the Urban Farm are welcome. The Urban Farm field is located near the corner of Rockingstone Road and Ardwell Ave. Look for Museum signs. Need more information?  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ...

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PC candidate set for Halifax-Atlantic

On Tuesday night the PC party of Nova Scotia picked Ryan Brennan to be their candidate in Halifax Atlantic for the next provincial election. Brennan is a Spryfield-area lawyer and father. He chairs the board of directors for the Spryfield business commission and the Lions Rink. You can find him on Twitter at @rbrennanhfx. 


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1st set of Spryfield business awards

Speaking of the business commission (see next post re: chair of their board Ryan Brennan), the Spryfield and District Business Commission is accepting nominations for their first annual business awards. The awards will be presented at the AGM in June. 

via Councillor Linda Mosher....

Awards will be presented in four categories: New Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year (10 or less employees), Business of the Year (11 or more employees) and Business Person of the Year. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be given out in each category.
In order to qualify to be nominated a business must be a member of the Business Commission and membership is defined as a commercial property owner/business within the geographical boundaries of the Business Improvement District, a business leasing from and located in one of these commercial properties or an Associate Member of the Business Commission.
To make a nomination, please send the business name, address, owner (s) name, a brief description of the business and your reason’s for nominating the business and send it to the SDBC by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to Spryfield and District Business Commission, Royal Bank Bldg., 339 Herring Cove Road, Suite 211, Halifax, N.S., B3R 1V5....

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Workshop: Feel better about yourself

Good morning everyone - dunno about you, but I could really stand to feel better about myself today because I'm coming down with that cold that's been going around. Ugh. That's not the kind of "feeling better" that's going on this afternoon, though - but that too is important. Check 'er out at the library today. 

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The way that we feel about ourselves can have an impact on our relationships with others, the things we do in our lives, and our overall well-being. In partnership with Chebucto Community Health Team.

Captain William Spry Public Library
Wednesday, March 13/1:30 pm...

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City shops for new ice plant for Lions Rink

I see the city has a tender out for a replacement ice plant for the Spryfield arena. Interested contractors are to meet at the site on Drysdale Road on Friday for a site tour. The rink is certainly well used. I see from the rink website that it was first opened in 1972. Here's a little more background from the RFP: 

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Halifax Regional Municipality on behalf of the Spryfield Lions Rink & Recreation Society is 
seeking an Arena Ice Plant partner for the Spryfield Lions Rink Refrigeration Plant Replacement 
project located in Halifax, NS. The successful proponent will provide labour, equipment and 
materials required for a complete Ice Plant with 100% heat recovery installation in accordance 
with the technical specifications which are included and form part of this RFP. The intent of this RFP is to invite specialized, experienced, refrigeration, Ice Plant contractors to provide a design for the Spryfield Lions Rink Refrigeration Plant Replacement project that will 
provide quality ice; achieving 100% heat recovery for use in building mechanical systems. The 
technology proposed must offer environmentally friendly, sustainable, efficient design and use 
cost effective systems, refrigerants and components. 

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Purcell's Cove residents turn out to oppose water/sewage extension

Purcell's Cove residents who are against extending municipal water and sewage service to their area were told in February that the engineering costs could be up to $15 million dollars. I heard from a group of residents before the February meeting who all said they are strongly against the development options, especially an option that would put a pipeline through the Williams Lake backlands. They also felt another option to put a pipe under the Northwest Arm to a pumping station in the South End would not help and would cause backlash from people in the South End. The morning after the meeting I heard resident Johanna Luhn speaking about some of their concerns. ...

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