Nova Scotia Trans Canada Trail Progress Update


Nova Scotia Trans Canada Trail Progress Update

As the partner for the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) in Nova Scotia since the TCT’s inception in 1992, NS Trails is pleased to provide you with the following update on the project leading to our connection deadline of 2017.

The Nova Scotia Trails Federation (NS Trails) would like to ensure you and your stakeholders are aware of the funding opportunities that exist around the Trans Canada Trail Project in Nova Scotia.

Funding Available for TCT Greenways and Water Route Projects

50% funding is available through NS Trails for greenway or water route projects that close the gaps in Trans Canada Trail (TCT) connection here in Nova Scotia.

Have a project you would like NS Trails to consider? Please contact:

Jessica Farrell, Cape Breton TCT Engagement Officer


Phone: 902-227-8017

Garnet McLaughlin, TCT Mainland Consultant


Phone: 902-647-2271

Cape Breton Region

NS Trails recently hired a Cape Breton Trans Canada Trail Engagement Officer.

Excerpt from October 10, 2014 news release:

The Nova Scotia Trails Federation (NS Trails), as the recognized agent for the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) in Nova Scotia, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jessica Farrell as our Cape Breton Trans Canada Trail Engagement Officer. Farrell will be responsible for advancing the connection of waterway routes and land trail on Cape Breton Island.

Farrell brings a wealth of experience in public engagement, relationship building, communications and event planning to this position. “We are excited to have someone of Jessica’s calibre and enthusiasm in this position,” says NS Trails TCT Committee Chair, Blaise Mac Eachern. “Jessica will be partnering with community-based organizations on Cape Breton Island to help us achieve our goal of connecting the Trail in Nova Scotia by 2017, the 150th anniversary of Confederation.”

Jessica has already met with a number of important stakeholders on the Island.

She has been busy doing presentations for a number of community/municipal representatives and hopes to continue with other potential partners, including First Nations communities, in the New Year.

Jessica and her new role with the TCT were featured in articles that appeared in the Cape Breton Post, the Port Hawkesbury Reporter and in Halifax’s Metro News.  She was also interviewed on CBC Radio’s Information Morning in Sydney.

In addition, Jessica was approached to write a monthly article about the TCT progress on the Island for the Cape Breton Post’s community paper, ‘The Community Post.’  This is published weekly and distributed throughout the Island, delivered directly to 45,000 homes in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Jessica has just completed her second article, which is expected to appear before the holidays.

This is a great opportunity for us to showcase and highlight the work being done on the TCT in Cape Breton. We believe it will help garner broad interest, awareness and excitement about the project and we look forward to her regular contributions.

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