Williams Lake & Backlands Media Coverage

This is an archival collection of stories about Williams Lake and area. For coverage of specific topics of concern see our Issues page.

Why this Halifax citizen group wants to protect the backlands from development
CBC Nova Scotia – April 20, 2023

Fix needed ‘sooner rather than later,’ for Williams Lake’s falling water level, says area councillor
Chronicle Herald – 10 September 2020

Williams Lake Dam Generating Media Attention
CBC, CTV, and Global News – Fall 2020

Critical park/wilderness budget debate
BacklandsCoalition.ca – 29 January 2020

Large tract of land in Williams Lake area is now a wilderness park
CBC – 20 January 2020

The Diverse and Magical Landscapes of Williams Lake Wilderness
BacklandsCoalition.ca – 30 June, 2018

Shaw Wilderness Park sets dangerous precedent for future land deals
The Coast – 25 September 2017

Politicians hoist rotting couch out of Williams Lake
CBC – July, 2016

Last minute request to rezone Purcell’s Cove backlands has citizens concerned
Halifax Media Co-op, 21 February 2014

Purcells Cove backlands targeted for development
The Coast – 20 February 2014

Last Days of an Urban Wilderness?
Halifax Field Naturalists & Williams Lake – Colpitt Lake Walk – Versicolor.ca, 25 August, 2012