March 2015

Smartphone Use and Travel Choice Survey 2015

Posted on Mar 30, 2015

Dalhousie Transportation Collaboratory’s  (DalTRAC) would like to invite you to take part in “Smartphone Use and Travel Choice Survey 2015”. It will ask questions about your use of Smartphones and social networking applications and whether these technologies affect your travel choices or not. The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. A link to take part in the survey has been posted below: 
The survey will be open until 31st March, 2015. Please complete this survey as the quality of this survey depends highly on the number and diversity of respondents. Therefore, it is extremely important that we receive a response from each person contacted. 
Individuals’ responses are confidential and will be used to produce statistical analysis only. Any potentially identifying information will be stripped from the data set early on. Data will be accessed by the DalTRAC researchers only.
If you have any questions or require further information please contact: Shaila Jamal, Research Assistant, DalTRAC
email: [email protected]
The research is being supervised by Dr. Ahsan Habib, Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University (email: [email protected]). 
Thank you very much for your time and cooperation.
Smartphone Use and Travel Choice Survey 2015: 

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Winners – Walking Wednesday Winter Workplace Challenge

Posted on Mar 23, 2015

Congratulations to all the workplaces that participated in our Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ Walking Wednesdays Winter Workplace Challenge!  It was exciting to see over 40 workplace teams make walking a regular part of their workday!  We hope that this is something you will continue all year long.

 Mark your calendars and plan to participate in Nova Scotia Walk Day on Wednesday, May 13th.  More details to follow! The following team and individuals were randomly drawn.  If someone from your workplace won a prize, please confirm your workplace mailing address via e-mail [email protected]   The winner of the gift card towards a healthy team lunch is: Halifax Regional Municipality – Procurement Team  Individual prize package winners:Continuing Care Cumberland County: Cathy Gamblin Crombie REIT : Tanya LeBlanc Department of Community Services – Truro: Barb BrownMunicipality of Victoria County: Devon PierreNational Defence – Personnel Coordinator Center:Trevor WrightVemco: Jennifer Deveau   

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Field Leader – Hiking Course – Truro

Posted on Mar 09, 2015

These courses will provide participants with Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) national certification. This includes skills to organize and lead others in a one day, educational or activity based experience in a natural environment. The training is suitable for hiking club leaders, trail groups, recreation department staff, teachers, 4H leaders, Scout leaders, Girl Guide leaders, parents or individuals interested in leading hikes. Courses are taught by OCC certified instructors.
Field Leader – Hiking Course Mar. 26, Apr. 2, Apr. 9, Truro
The cost is $90 ($80 for current Hike NS members). Learn more and register online. 

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Field Leader – Hiking & Winter Leader Course Mar. 27-29, Chester Basin

Posted on Mar 02, 2015

A Field Leader – Hiking & Winter Leader Course will be offered in Chester Basin on Mar. 27-29, 2015. Participants receive Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) national certification in Field Leader – Hiking and Winter Leadership. The cost is $112 ($102 for current Hike NS members). The course is offered through the Nova Scotia Chapter of the OCC in partnership with Hike Nova Scotia and the Municipality of the District of Chester and supported by the Province of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Outdoor Leadership Development Program. For more information, go to

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Sponsored By:

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • NS Gov
  • CTV