On May 5, 2015 the Minister of Natural Resources, Zach Churchill, kindly introduced a resolution in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly supporting the work of the Nova Scotia Trails Federation (NS Trails) in connecting the Trans Canada Trail in Nova Scotia by 2017.
Whereas the Nova Scotia Trails Federation has been the partner for the Trans Canada Trail in Nova Scotia since the TCT was initiated in 1992 as a project to celebrate Canada’s 125th year and, once fully connected, the Trail will stretch nearly 24,000 kilometres from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic oceans, through every province and territory, linking Canadians in nearly 1,000 communities; and
Whereas to date, nearly 17,000 kilometres of the Trail is operational - which is 75 percent of the proposed route; and
Whereas the Trans Canada Trail inspires active living, preserves greenspace, deepens awareness of Canada’s history and culture, contributes to economic development and creates a sustainable gift for future generations;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that all members of this Legislature recognize the importance of the Nova Scotia Trails Federation in connecting the Trans Canada Trail here in Nova Scotia and support the goal of connecting the Trail as a continuous route from coast to coast to coast, so it can serve as a truly national stage for celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.