Month: February 2022

Iceboating on Williams Lake – Seize the Day

Iceboating on Williams Lake NS

Hurtling across a frozen lake at whip-lash speeds, feet-first, on your back, on a plank, centimetres from the ice is what iceboaters live for! The bone-numbing temperatures, the frightening speeds and the exhilarating thrill of a swift sail on a smooth sheet of ice is worth the wait. But the universe has to align for optimum conditions before passionate iceboaters can safely seize the day.

HRM to Recommend Province Take on Williams Lake Dam

Williams Lake Dam

HRM’s Environment and Sustainability Standing Committee (ESSC) addressed the much-anticipated staff report on the Williams Lake dam. The staff report fell flat in several areas, but the big take-away is the recommendation that Halifax Regional Council request the mayor to ask the province to assume responsibility for repairs or replacement of the Williams Lake dam.

‘We’re being passed around’

Murray Coolican

Saltwire: “It’s a leaky dam, but it’s more like a hot potato.

“And for many of the residents who live near Williams Lake in Spryfield, they just want governments to work together to get the problem solved.

““As a resident, we feel like we’re being passed around by these levels of government,” said resident Sanja Trussell.” [Photo: Tim Krochak]

HRM Environmental Committee Report

West end of Williams Lake Sept 2020

HRM’s Environment and Sustainability Standing Committee (ESSC) will consider the Staff Report in response on the remediation of the Williams Lake Dam this Thursday, 3rd February, 2022 to review the report and recommendations.

We need your support. The WLCC feels that a report on declining water levels that gives no consideration to climate change or the impact of development in Williams Lake’s extensive watershed is incomplete at best and at worst misleading. There are concerns about the availability of public access when levels leave popular entry points high and dry.

See the report and consider making your views known to the committee.