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Harbour, Park Provide Backdrop for GM
Canada's Cross-Canada Trek
(Friday, August 13/04)- Mayor Peter Kelly will participate Monday in the official launch of General Motors Canada's "Mission Green" trek, which is a cross-country tour that salutes 85 local environmental initiatives that are creating a cleaner, healthier environment for all Canadians
Point Pleasant Park and Halifax Harbour will serve as the environmental backdrop for the launch. The park is undergoing a multi-million dollar restoration after it was severely damaged by Hurricane Juan last year; the $310 million Harbour Solutions Project is underway and will result in the clean-up of the polluted harbour.
Halifax resident, Garry Sowerby, one of Canada's best-known adventure travellers and a world record-setter, will lead the journey for GM as he searches out 85 local environmental initiatives across Canada. Garry hits the road in GM's advanced technology vehicles, which will be on display.
Monday, August 16/04 at 10:30 a.m.
Lower parking lot of Point Pleasant Park, next to the seawall.
Mission Green will also be making the following stops while in Nova Scotia:
Tuesday, August 17
Acadia University - Signing of MOU between Acadia University and Ducks Unlimited. Arthur Irving to speak.
Gaspereau River - Site of fish ladder installed by Nova Scotia Power to evaluate passage of Gaspereau and Atlantic Salmon.
Wednesday, August 18
Sydney - Sydney Tar Ponds Clean Up Project
Northumberland Strait - Piping Plover Habitat Conservation
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