Message from the Coastal Access Committee

Please come to the surf spot known as "Minutes" in Cow Bay tomorrow morning (Friday, November 28).

The proposed property acquisition of Minutes is experiencing some resistance in Halifax City Council!

We might be close to getting this spot saved for public access, but we really need your help for a final push.

We have invited Council and some media to Cow Bay at 10:30 a.m. in order to show them the area and its use by surfers.

Please come down and tell them how much access to Minutes means to you!

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SANS addresses Halifax city council

SANS Vice President Amy Schwartz sent a letter to Halifax city council on Thursday expressing SANS support for the Coastal Access Committee and its efforts to preserve access to a popular surf spot called Minutes. The letter in its entirety appears below.

Dear Council,

On behalf of the Surfriders Association of Nova Scotia, which represents the interest of thousands of surfers in our province, I would like to explain why SANS strongly supports the Coastal Access Committee and their work to save Minutes as an access point for the Nova Scotian public.

Second only to Lawrencetown Beach, Minutes is perhaps Nova Scotia's premiere surfing location. As such, protecting surfers access to this place is to the benefit of not only for the surfing community but for all of HRM and Nova Scotia.

To illustrate why preserving a signature surfing location for Nova Scotia is absolutely essential, allow me to explain the economic, health and community development benefits of surfing: [Read more...]

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