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Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Body

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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Correspondence concerning a proposed installation of a sewer line on the marshlands

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: A letter to Gregg Morrison, Director of Public Works and Planning in Wolfville from the Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Body regarding a letter written to the marsh body on September 29, 1994 proposing the installation of a sewer line on the marshlands.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/029A
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Regulations concerning the Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Body

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Collection: Grand Pre Marsh Body
Description: Set of regulations regarding the Bishop-Beckwith Marsh Body, which are apart of the Marshland Reclamation Act.
Accession Number: 2007.032-GMB/026
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

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

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

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

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

Grand Pre Marsh Body

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