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Welcome to the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere

 A place where the people who live and work within its boundary try to attain a balanced relationship with the natural world, contributing to the needs of society as a whole by showing a way to a more sustainable future.

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Bras d'Or Lake Biosphere Reserve Association

This is the Facebook page for Canada's 16th UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Reserve ! The Bras d'Or Lake Biosphere Reserve was designated on June 29th, 2011. Biosphere reserves are places around the world where people are working in harmony with nature - showcases for sustainable development! Visit our web site [www.blbra.ca] for information about our UNESCO Biosphere is all about!
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We are pleased to offer our 2020 calendar, it would make a great gift for anyone with a love of Cape Breton, be it for family, friend or corporate gifting. They are 9.5"x14" on a high gloss/ high quality paper. It retails for 25 dollars plus applicable taxes. We ship worldwide!

https://www.kristynski.ca/shop/2020calendar/
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Early Sept 19 2019 Frosty Pumpkins in Glendale
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St. Peter’s Community Conversation
Monday, September 23, 2019
6:30 pm at the St. Peter's Firehall

It has been 11 years since the community has issued the St. Peter’s Development Conceptual Plan (2008). Over that period, we can see that the plan’s vision has steered or influenced new developments in the Village. New developments such as façade and streetscape improvements, the St. Peter’s Canal and tourism improvements, new apartments, new businesses, and new events! There is lots of good things happening in St. Peter’s.

The Village of St. Peter’s, the Village on the Canal Association (VOCA) and the St. Peter’s Economic Development Organization (SPEDO) would like to have a community conversation to talk about the 2008 Plan and developments – and reflect on what is working and what needs improvement and what are new emerging development opportunities.

We have also extended invites to various partners to participate in this community discussion or just sit in and listen.

Check out the original report (4 parts) at: https://www.stpeters-edo.com/research-studies
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Day 4 of the MAB Youth Forum, job almost done! The draft youth forum declaration has been presented, now the participants are going to discuss to agree on a final MAB Youth Forum declaration and action plan.

#MABYouth #UNESCO #UNESCOMAB #Changbaishan #BiosphereReserve #BiodiversityNeedsYouTH

UNESCO Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN)
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September is an exciting time for local food producers. So many of the vegetables we grow are ready for harvest. Our little market in Ross Ferry was a great example today. The range of vegetables, preserves and baking led me to do a personal survey of what our vendors had to offer. I saw beans, kale, beets, turnips, potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, sweet & hot peppers, onions, leeks, and pumpkins. Preserves included numerous jams and jellies, pickles, chow and salsa. There was fresh baked bagels, bread, pies, cinnamon buns, oat cakes, tea biscuits, squares, cakes and cookies. Lily's Tea Room had a cornucopia of sweets to enjoy with your tea including luscious chocolate cake, pies and cinnamon buns. There are only two more markets this season, the next two Sundays. A good time to stock up...and feel proud of our community. 1-3 pm at the Ross Ferry Fire Hall.