Hundreds of trout travel to Williams Lake in Spryfield every year. They leave their circular ponds and raceway-tanks in the McGowan Fish Hatchery and take the trout-truck from Caledonia directly to Williams Lake in Spryfield to be introduced into their new wilderness home.
Several local groups are championing the importance of maintaining public access to Williams Lake, via historic trails leading from Purcells Cove Road to the lakeshore. This access is in danger of being lost forever, and your support for a petition is urgently needed.
About 350 wiggly speckled trout were introduced into the cold, clean waters of Williams Lake. McGowan Fish Hatchery manager Marielle Turner and hatchery technician Jeff Smith released the 2 and 3-year old trout into the lake and Cunard Pond this week as part of their yearly spring stocking program.
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.
Urban parklands, wilderness forests and wild coastal tracts – are within HRM and we all have access to them. Or do we?
What does ‘accessibility’ actually mean? What is ‘sustainable’ and ‘equitable’ accessibility?