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Grand Pre Marsh Body

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Balance sheet (1986)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A break down of current assets, investments, fixed assets, liabilities, income, and expenses for the year end December 31, 1986.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/019
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning an invitation to Hank Kolstee to the annual meeting

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter of invitation to Hank Kolstee, Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing, to the annual meeting of the Grand Pre Marsh Body in 1993.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/026
Type: textual record

Dykelands Preservation Society newsletter

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Newsletter for the Dykelands Preservation Society in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Outlines the objectives of the DPS, a brief history of events that led to the formation of the DPS, the legal challenges of the marsh bodies and the DPS's, a brief description of the purpose of the dykes and the reasons to collectively protect and preserve the interests of the marshlands.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029B
Type: textual record

Meeting minutes with Concerned Citizens of the Wolfville Area (1995 July 19)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Minutes of a meeting with Concerned Citizens of the Wolfville Area regarding the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith marshlands in July of 1995. Included is attendance, a brief overview of the court case with the Town of Wolfville by Peter Elderkin, a community discussion on the situation and the vision that the citizens had for the marshlands. Global ecology and agriculture is discussed. Suggestions…
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning including the Wickwire Marshlands into the Grand Pre Marsh Body

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter to the Nova Scotia Marshlands Reclamation Commission from the Grand Pre Marsh Body regarding a request to include the Wickwire marshlands into the Grand Pre Marsh Body. Includes a discription of the Grand Pre Marsh Body's boundaries.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/028B
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning land use regulations

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter to Ron Gourley, chairman of the Marshland Reclamation Commission, from the Bishop-Beckwith, Grand Pre and Wellington Marsh Bodies regarding land-use regulations.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/028B
Type: finding aid

Balance sheet (1991)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A break down of current assets, investments, fixed assets, liabilities, income, and expenses for the year end December 31, 1991.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/024
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning a request for a provincial survey and settlement for lost crop

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A letter, written by Waldon Kennedy, to the Grand Pre Marsh Body, requesting for a survey of his property to be done by a provincial survey. Kennedy is discontent with the unsatisfactory plans and measurements made by the M.M.R.A. He also asks for a settlement for lost crop in 1951.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/006
Type: textual record

Grand Pre Marsh Body by-laws

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Proposed 21 By-laws of the Grand Pre Marsh Body of Grand Pre in Kings County, created in 1950.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/001
Type: textual record

Presentation on the jurisdiction over the marshlands

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Copy of a presentation given at the Kentville Research Station by Ruth Conrad of the Joint Executive Committee of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies on the jurisdiction over the marshlands situated in the Town of Wolville boundaries. She includes a brief history of the events leading to a court case between the Marsh bodies and the Town of Wolfville, and explains the potentials…
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029B
Type: textual record

Balance sheet (1975)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A break down of current assets, investments, fixed assets, liabilities, income, and expenses for the year end December 31, 1975.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/011
Type: textual record

Meeting minutes (1995 November 30)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A description of the Joint Executive Committee Meeting on November 30, 1995 by Ruth Conrad, secretary of Grand Pre Marsh. The meetings focus was on a response to a letter received from the Mayor of Wolfville, Gwen Phillips, concerning the Marsh Bodies.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Petition for incorporation under Marsh Act (1949)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: List of proprietors of the Grand Pre Dyke who signed the petition for incorporation under the new Marsh Act in 1949.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/006
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning an open letter to the mayor of Wolfville

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A letter to Wayne Gaudet, Minister of Agriculture and Marketing, from Ruth Conrad of the Joint Executive Committee of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies regarding the marsh bodies decision to write an open letter to the mayor of Wolfville, Gwen Phillips, and attempt to open lines of communication.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029B
Type: textual record

List of proprietors and land assessments (1978)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: List of proprietors and land assessments (1978). NOTE: This item represents assessment rolls with similar information for other years, which are included in this fonds. Includes names of proprietors.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/012
Type: textual record

Meeting minutes (1971-1993)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Minutes of the annual Grand Pre Marsh Body executive committee meetings from March 1971 to April 1993.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/001
Type: textual record

Balance sheet (1990)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A break down of current assets, investments, fixed assets, liabilities, income, and expenses for the year end December 31, 1990.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/024
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning a proposal for a Sunday meeting

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A letter to Michelle Awad from Ruth Conrad of the Joint Executive Committee of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies regarding a proposal from Mr. Dewar. Conrad states the proposal for a Sunday meeting is not acceptable due to common farm practice and religious beliefs.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Financial Statements (1954, 1955)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Statements of the financial condition of the Grand Pre Marsh Body in 1954 and 1955. Includes budgets for 1954 and 1955 and a list of fences and gates per proprietor. Page 3 includes hand written record of names of land owners and dyke locations.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/006
Type: textual record

Press release concerning Marshlands, land-use regulations, public walking trails, the sewage treatment plant, and boundaries

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: News release for the May 9th edition of The Advertiser from the Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Body and the Grand Pre Marsh Body regarding the jurisdiction over the marshlands, land-use regulations, public walking trails on the dykes, the sewage treatment plant, and the boundaries of the Town of Wolfville and the Marsh Bodies.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Assessment roll

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A signed oath by appointed assessors, R. W. Woodman and E. O. Davidson, of the Marsh Body and a 4 page assessment roll for 1950 of the Grand Pre Marsh Body. Includes names of proprietors, amount of acres, and value of land. Mention of the "Marsh Reclamation Act."
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/006
Type: textual record

Letter to Editor concerning dykeland dispute sent to government

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A letter to The Editor at The Advertiser in Kentville, Nova Scotia from the Grand Pre Marsh Body and the Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Body regarding a article entitled "Dykeland dispute sent to government" in January 24, 1995 edition. The marsh bodies point out the false and misleading information contained in the article and attempt to clarify the issues of land-use regulation addressed in…
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Notice of special meeting concerning the future land use and development of the Grand Pre marshland

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Meeting Notice for a special meeting of the Grand Pre Marsh Body regarding future land use and development of the Grand Pre marshland and the restriction of development that is not related to agriculture.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/028B
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning drainage of sewage treatment plant into Wickwire Dyke drainage ditches

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter to Glen Tillotson, chairman of the sewer abatement, from Wm. Gordon Woodman of the Grand Pre Marsh Body, regarding the drainage of sewage treatment plant into drainage ditches of the Wickwire Dyke, which is a part of the Grand Pre Marsh Body. The Body will approve of the drainage if conditions, which Woodman addresses, are met accordingly.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/028B
Type: textual record

Notice of anniversary celebration

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Notice of the 235th Anniversary Celebration of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies on Saturday, October 21, 1995.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029B
Type: textual record

Report on the court case and the Agricultural Awareness Project

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A report written by Ruth Conrad on the Court Case initiated by the Town of Wolfville and the Agricultural Awareness Project for the annual meeting of the Grand Pre Marsh Body in March of 1996.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Meeting minutes (1995 July 24)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Minutes of a meeting of the Joint Executive Committee of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies in July of 1995. Attendance is included. Details on court case with the Town of Wolfville and how to get financial support were discussed. The Friends of the Dykedlands Society was also discussed and the mission statement formed for the society. A question about the Town of Wolfville permitted…
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning dyke patrol personnel

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter from S.J. Parker, the director of the Ministry of Agriculture for the Maritime Rehabilitation to Mr. Leslie Harvey, secretary of the Grand Pre Marsh Body regarding the appointment of a person to patrol the dykes of the Marsh Body during high tide season and actions to be taken in case of an emergency.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/006
Type: textual record

Presentation concerning non-agricultural development on the marshlands

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A presentation given by Ruth Conrad, of the Joint Executive Comittee of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies, at a public meeting held in June of 1995. Conrad describes the events that led up to the meeting and the marsh bodies position on the issue of non-agricultural development on the marshlands. Hand written are notes of the publlic meeting discussion following the presentation are…
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Balance sheet (1985)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A break down of current assets, investments, fixed assets, liabilities, income, and expenses for the year end December 31, 1985. Budget for 1986 attached.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/020
Type: textual record

Balance sheet (1992)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A break down of current assets, investments, fixed assets, liabilities, income, and expenses for the year end December 31, 1992.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/025
Type: textual record

Membership list (1941-1943)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Alphabetical list of members of the Grand Pre Marsh Body, 1941-1943.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/004
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning Wolfville sewer system

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter to Dave Milligan, from the Department of Agriculture, from Wm. Gordon Woodman of the Grand Pre Marsh Body regarding the marsh body's oppostion to the Town of Wolfville's idea of disposing treated effluent into the drainage ditch by aboiteau #9. Woodman states the reasons for the opposition and asks the Department of Agriculture to take a stand as this aboiteau is thier…
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/028B
Type: textual record

Balance sheet (1973)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A break down of income and expenses for the year end on December 31, 1973.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/009
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning property of Waldon Kennedy, with attached plan

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Four letters from the Department of Agriculture addressed to Leslie Harvey, secretary of the Grand Pre Marsh Body and one addressed to a L.H. Currie. 1 mapped out plan of the breakdown of a section of the right of way required by the M.M.R.A. on the east dyke of the Grand Pre Marsh. All letters and the mapped out plan are regarding the property of Waldon Kennedy, proprietor of marsh body. Land…
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/006
Type: map

Correspondence concerning Waldon Kennedy's refusal to accept the terms of arbitration award

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter from the Grand Pre Marsh Body to J.S. Parker regarding the refusal of Waldon Kennedy to accept the terms of arbitration award. Expropriation of land is mentioned as one solution.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/006
Type: textual record

Presentation concerning the history of the events leading to dispute with the Town of Wolfville

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A presentation given at a public meeting by Ruth Conrad in June of 1995. Conrad explains the history of the events that led the Marsh Body into talks with the Town of Wolfville over the development of marshlands for non-agricultural purposes. Conrad also explains the Marsh Body's stance on the issue.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning land use regulation and public use of the dyke walls

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter to Mayor Gwen Phillips of Wolfville from the Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Body and the Grand Pre Marsh Body regarding the land-use regulation and public use of the dyke walls.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Meeting minutes (1995 April 26)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Minutes of a meeting of the Joint Executive Committee of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies in April of 1995. There is recorded discussion about the jurisdiction over marshlands, a review of the Marshlands Reclamation Act, the possibility of working with other marsh bodies around the province, the list of properties exempt from the Town land-use regulations and public use of the dyke…
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Meeting minutes (1995 June 8)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Minutes from a Joint Executive Committee of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies in June of 1995. Financial concerns are addressed. Discussion is documented about the potential formation a group called the "Friends of the Dykelands" under control of the marsh body, to deal with issues concerning the marshlands. Proposed changes to the regulations of the industrial park were…
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning an order for judgement in the 1995 court decision

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: An open letter to mayon Gwen Phillips from the Joint Executive Committee of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies rearding the Order for Judgement in the court decision on September 19, 1995 in the case between the Town of Wolfville and the marsh bodies.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning the short-eared owl

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter from the Blomidon Naturalists Society regarding a census they are conducting on short-eared owls. They need permission to access to the dykelands, which are privately owned, to monitor the birds behaviour.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/026
Type: textual record

Balance sheet (1976)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A break down of current assets, investments, fixed assets, liabilities, income, and expenses for the year end December 31, 1976.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/020
Type: textual record

Meeting minutes (1994 February 7)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Minutes of a joint meeting held between the Grand Pre, Bishop-Beckwith and Wellington Marsh Body executive. They met to jointly discuss changes to the Marshland Reclamation Act and work collectively to amend the Act. Attached is a letter, written by Ruth Conrad, to the Marshland Reclamation Commission regarding the outcome of the joint executive meeting.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/028B
Type: textual record

Meeting minutes (1995 March 20)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Minutes of the annual meeting of the Grand Pre Marsh Body on March 20, 1995. Some topics included: issues concerning Shore Road, liability insurance, concern over finances for road and ditch maintenance, right to tow vehicles off marsh roads and the resignation of Ruth Conrad as secretary.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/028B
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning the re-call of a tourist brochure of the Wickwire Marsh

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter to Hon. Mayor Gwen Philips of the Town of Wolville from Ruth Conrad, secretary of the Grand Pre Marsh, regarding the re-call of a tourist brochure that included walking trail maps on the Wickwire marshlands. Conrad explains that this is privately owned land and that permission has not been granted by the Marsh body nor the Department of Agriculture. Conrad further explains the hazards of…
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/028B
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning Marsh Bodies province-wide who want to discuss proposed changes to the Marshland Reclamation Act

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter of request to Andrew Bishop, chairman of the Marshland Reclamation Commission, from the Bishop-Beckwith and Grand Pre Marsh Bodies, to organize a meeting with all active Marsh Bodies province-wide in order to discuss the propsed changes to the Marshland Reclamation Act.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/028B
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning appeal filed by the Town of Wolfville

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter to Susan Horne, policy advisor for the Department of Agriculture and Marketing, from Ruth Conrad, regarding the issue of an appeal filed by the Town of Wolfville. Conrad refers to several papers including: the lawyer's bill and the agreement between the Grand Pre Park and Grand Pre Marsh Body regarding the Shore Road.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/028B
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning land use regulations

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A letter to Francis Halliday, secretary of the Dentiballis Marsh Body, from Ruth Conrad of the Joint Executive Committee of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies regarding the correspondence over land use regulations. Conrad urges Halliday to take action quickly if the town of municipality was planning to rezone their dykelands for non-agricultural usage.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Presentation concerning a proposed Open Space Park and a tourist brochure

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A presentation given by Ruth Conrad, of the Joint Executive Committee of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies, to the Wolfville Town Council in April of 1994 regarding the proposed Open Space Park and a tourist brochure that designates roads on the Wickwire and Bishop-Beckwith Marshlands as walking trails.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning a response to a report about Open Space Park

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A letter to Paul Sparks, Senior Editor at The Advertiser in Kentville, Nova Scotia from the Grand Pre Marsh Body and the Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Body and Marshlands Reclamation Commission in response to a report on the public meeting of March 30, 1994 written by Wendy Elliott that concerns the proposed Dykeland Open Space Park.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Balance sheet (1988)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A break down of current assets, investments, fixed assets, liabilities, income, and expenses for the year end December 31, 1988.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/021
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning surveys of Waldon Kennedy's property

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A letter W.H. Pipe to Councillor Lee H. Currie regarding Waldon Kennedy of the Grand Pre Marsh Body and surveys conducted of his property.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/006
Type: textual record

Blueprint of North Grand Pre

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Plan showing the area to be used for the new dyke in North Grand Pre.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/054
Type: technical drawing

Letter to editor concerning the Town of Wolfville court appeal

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A very detailed letter to the Editor of The Advertiser from Ruth Conrad of the Joint Executive Committee of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies regarding the court appeal made by the Town of Wolfville.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Letter to Editor in response to "pedestrian" letter

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: One letter to the editor at The Advertiser in Kentville, Nova Scotia from the Grand Pre Marsh Body and the Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Body in response to an article entitled "A pedestrian's letter" in the September 13 issue. Conrad clarifies that the public has not always had free and unrestricted access to the dyke roads and explains some of the history of the common fields and…
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning court case decision in Marsh Bodies vs. the Town of Wolfville

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter to the Honerable Guy Brown, Minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing from Ruth Conrad of the Grand Pre Marsh Body regarding the decision of the court case between the Marsh Bodies and the Town of Wolfville over protection of the marshlands.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Appraisal of land repairs and damages

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A report on the appraisal of land repairs and damages in 1951 on the Grand Pre Marsh Body for W. Kennedy, Geo. A. Chase, Mabel Stewart, Fred Palmeter, Lillian Norton, John Miner, and N. Bennett. Signed by appraisers Geo. Bishop, Angus Elderkin, and H. C. Burbridge.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/006
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning approval to erect a running dyke near Little Island

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Three letters of correspondence between J.S. Parker, director of the Ministry of Agriculture for the Maritime Marshland Rehabilitation Commission and Leslie Harvey, secretary of the executive committee of the Grand Pre Marsh Body. Contains the approval to erect a running dyke near Little Island and recommendations made by the marsh body regarding this matter.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/006
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning decision to take legal action to protect agricultural land

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Three letters written in September and October of 1996 to the Honerable Guy Brown, Minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing from Ruth Conrad of the Grand Pre Marsh Body. The letters are regarding the Joint Executive Committees of Grand Pre and the Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies decision to take legal action to protect agricultural land. The October 7th letter indicates…
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Balance sheet (1977)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A break down of current assets, investments, fixed assets, liabilities, income, and expenses for the year end December 31, 1977.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/020
Type: textual record

Letters to the Editor concerning the court case and approval for condos

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Two Letters to the editor of The Advertiser from Ruth Conrad of the Joint Executive Committee of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies. One letter is an up-date of the ruling of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in the court case between the Town of Wolfville and the Marsh Bodies. The second letter is a response to an article entitled "$10 million condo project gets approval."
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Balance sheet (1989)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A break down of current assets, investments, fixed assets, liabilities, income, and expenses for the year end December 31, 1989.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/022
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning building a running dyke, with attached plan

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter to Waldon Kennedy from the Grand Pre Marsh Body regarding a deed for a running dyke to be built by the M.M.R.A. Amount of compensation is described and prices listed. Attached is a plan of the breakdown of a section of the right of way required by the M.M.R.A. on the east dyke on the Grand Pre Marsh and a hand written list of proprietors and possibly estimates of compensation for damages…
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/006
Type: map

Correspondence concerning the Marshland Reclamation Act

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A letter to Arnold Rovers, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Marketing, from The Grand Pre Marsh Body's secretary, Ruth Conrad, regarding the Marshland Reclamation Act and the preservation and maintenance of the marshlands for agricultural use. Attached is a letter of support from Dorothy Hynes to the Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Body for maintenance of their sole jurisdiction over their lands…
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning dispute with Town of Wolfville

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A letter to the Honorable Robbie Harrison, MLA of Kings South, from the Grand Pre Marsh Body and the Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Body regarding a letter the Mayor of Wolfville, Gwen Phillips, sent to him. The marsh bodies comment on and correct statements that were contained in the letter.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning controversy over the land-use regulation

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A letter to Ron Gourley, Chairman of the Marshland Reclamation Commission from the Grand Pre, Bishop-Beckwith and Wellington Marsh Bodies regarding a letter to Hank Kolstee from the solicitor of the Town of Wolfville, James Dewar on the controversy over the land-use regulation in which the marsh bodies sought approval from the Commission.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Balance sheet (1972)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A break down of current assets, investments, fixed assets, liabilities, income, and expenses for the year end on December 31, 1972.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/009
Type: textual record

Press release concerning the 235th anniversary celebration

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: New release for the Chronicle Herald regarding the 235th anniversary celebration, and the unveiling of two plaques to recognise the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029B
Type: textual record

Balance sheet (1974)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A break down of current assets, investments, fixed assets, liabilities, income, and expenses for the year end on December 31, 1974.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/009
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning a proposed sewer line on the dykelands

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A letter to the Town of Wolfville from Shawn and Darren Davidson of Dabro Farms regarding the proposed sewer line on the dykelands.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Correspondence with Isgonish Marsh Body

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A letter of thanks to Shirley Ferguson, secretary of the Isgonish Marsh Body, from Ruth Conrad of the Joint Executive Committee of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies for a donation that assisted with legal fees in the march body's court case against the Town of Wolfville.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning appeal by Town of Wolfville

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter from Ruth Conrad of the Joint Executive Committee of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies to update Arnold Rovers, Deputy Minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing, on the appeal initiated by the Town of Wolfville. It is an in-depth account of the process.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Meeting minutes (1995 May 2)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Recorded meeting minutes between the Town of Wolfville and Grand Pre Marsh Body in May of 1995. In depth notes on debate over the usage of dyke walls for public recreation, the sewage abatement plant and jurisdiction over the marshlands are included, as well as an attendance list.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Agreement with Maritime Marshland Rehabilitation Adminitration of Amherst (NS)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A signed agreement between The Maritime Marshland Rehabilitation Administration of Amherst N.S. (MMRA) and the Grand Pre Marsh Body in Kings County.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/006
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning an offer on a Marsh Body road to lay sewer pipe

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter to the Town of Wolfville from Wm. Gordon Woodman, secretary of Grand Pre Marsh Body, regarding a monetary offer for an easement on a road owned by the Marsh Body for the purpose of laying sewer pipe. Woodman includes six rules that are to be apart of the legal easement agreement.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/028B
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning the preservation and maintenance of Marshland Reclamation Act

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter to Arnold Rovers, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Marketing, from the Grand Pre Marsh Body, regarding the preservation and maintenance of the Marshland Reclamation Act. The importance of the dykes and marshlands are stressed. See also: 2007.032-GMB/29 18 May, 1995 Letter.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Grand Pre Marsh Body by-laws

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: By-laws of the Grand Pre Marsh Body that includes explanations and rules regarding the marsh body's: name, location, members, executive committee, officers, secretary, auditors, vacancies, meetings, quorum, fiscal year, assessment, voting, changes in by-laws, recording of by-laws, land-use by-laws, and nominating committee.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/028B
Type: textual record

Meeting minutes (1949-1956)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Minutes of the monthly meetings of the executive committee of the Grand Pre Marsh Body from August 3, 1949 to April 10, 1956.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/002
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning the revised by-laws of the Grand Pre Marsh Body

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter to Hon. Joel Matheson, Attorney General for Nova Scotia, from Ruth Conrad regarding revised by-laws of the Grand Pre Marsh Body.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/028B
Type: textual record

Meeting minutes (1993 April 19)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A documented question and answer session with Neil Ferguson of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice in 1993 with local Marsh Bodies. The purpose of the meeting was to review the Marshland Reclamation Act and the role of the Marsh Bodies.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/027
Type: textual record

Petition concerning "Dykeland Open Space Park"

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Copy of an unsigned petition against the Wolfville Buisness Development Corporations's proposed "Dykeland Open Space Park."
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029
Type: textual record

Presentation concerning the Wolfville Harbour front and West Dykelands

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A presentation to the Wolfville Business Development Corp. Ltd. by the Bishop-Beckwith and the Grand Pre Marsh Bodies regarding the Wolfville Harbour front and West Dykelands.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning questions to be addressed by the Nova Scotia Attorney General

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter to Hank Kolstee from the Bishop-Beckwith and Grand Pre Marsh Body's regarding questions to be addressed by the Nova Scotia Attorney General's office.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/028B
Type: textual record

Meeting minutes (1996 April 11)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A report on the meeting of April 11, 1996 between the Joint Executive Committee Bishop-Beckwith and the Grand Pre Marsh bodies and the Town of Wolfville. The groups discussed the issue of the jurisdictional dispute over boundaries and by-laws in the Town of Wolfville.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Balance sheet (1979)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A break down of current assets, investments, fixed assets, liabilities, income, and expenses for the year end December 31, 1979. Includes list of what money was spent on.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/013
Type: textual record

Meeting minutes (1949-1993)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Minutes of the annual Grand Pre Marsh Body meetings from 1949-1993.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/001
Type: textual record

Speech about the history of the dykes and Marsh Bodies

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A speech from the 235th Anniversary celebration of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies on the history of the dykes and marsh bodies.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029B
Type: textual record

Balance sheet (1982)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A break down of current assets, investments, fixed assets, liabilities, income, and expenses for the year end December 31, 1982.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/016
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning permission to utilize and access the marshlands

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A letter to Richard Levy, Supervisor of Forest Resources from Ruth Conrad, secretary of the Grand Pre Marsh Body regarding permission needed to use, travel on and cross over the marshlands. Conrad also addresses the issue of hunters and trappers obtaining permission to drive on the land. She mentions that the RCMP and the Department of Natural Resources has law enforcement authority over the…
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning the renewal of dialogue about the dykelands

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A letter to The Town of Wolfville, attention to Mayor Gwen Phillips, from the Joint Executive Committee of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies regarding the renewal of dialogue about the dykelands between the marsh bodies and the Town of Wolfville.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029B
Type: textual record

Press release concerning disagreement over the jurisdiction of the marshlands

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A news release from the Joint Committee of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies for the May 9th edition of The Advertiser regarding the meetings between The Town of Wolfville and the Marsh Bodies over the disagreement of the jurisdiction of the marshlands.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Balance sheet (1981)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A break down of current assets, investments, fixed assets, liabilities, income, and expenses for the year end December 31, 1981.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/015
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning assistance for marsh drainage, repairs, and works

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Letter to the Mr. Leslie Harvey, secretary of the Grand Pre Marsh Body, from C. E. Henry, secretary of the Nova Scotia Marshland Reclamation Commission. Henry explains how the Marsh Body can obtain assistance from the Minister of Agriculture and Marketing for drainage, repairs and works on the marsh.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/006
Type: textual record

Balance sheet (1993)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A break down of current assets, investments, fixed assets, liabilities, income, and expenses for the year end December 31, 1993.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/026
Type: textual record

Balance sheet (1978)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A break down of current assets, investments, fixed assets, liabilities, income, and expenses for the year end December 31, 1978.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/013
Type: textual record

Meeting minutes (1995 March 28)

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Minutes from a meeting of the Joint Executive Committee of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies in March of 1995. Discussed were land-use regulations and a letter published in the Advertiser that upset the Town of Wolfville and Mayor Gwen Phillips. Questions and answers about jurisdiction are attached.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Correspondence concerning the realignment of Town and the Marsh Bodies' boundaries

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A letter to the Wolfville Town Council from Ruth Conrad of the Joint Executive Committee of the Grand Pre and Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Bodies regarding the realignment of town and the marsh bodies' boundaries.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
Type: textual record

Cost estimate of weed spraying

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A cost breakdown of weed spraying that includes date, time spent spraying, what chemical was used and the cost.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/014
Type: textual record

Grand Pre Marsh Body

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Dates: 1923 to 2004
Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body, Archival Catalogue
Type: finding aid

Sherman Bleakney

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Dates: 1945 to 2012
Collection: Sherman Bleakney, Archival Catalogue
Type: finding aid