The “Tancook 101” booklet (link below) was developed to provide island residents with important information about health service providers who will travel to Tancook when needed.
For newcomers and people interested in exploring Tancook as a place to live, this booklet includes other pertinent information.
We are grateful to the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors “Age-friendly Communities Grant” program for funding our “Big Tancook Island: Creating a Community of Care” project as submitted by the Big Tancook Island Emergency Response Association (BTIERA).
The District of Lunenburg is in the process of acquiring a gift of property located on Big Tancook Island at the Southern Head. The property will be accessible on foot and will be enjoyed by both residents and visitors as a public open space. There are no plans for any further development. This property will be a lovely addition to the community park being developed at the old wharf site. There will be another announcement once the acquisition is complete.
Nova Scotia High Speed Internet was on the island last week to do some tests. They now have High Speed Internet on Little and Big Tancook Island. and would like to know how many people would be interested in their service. Please fill in the survey in the link below.
15 Mbps is $59.99 +HST / month (includes rental, no data usage cap, no contract) and one time installation cost between $100 – $150 depending on difficulty.
Follow the link below to sign up:
This mysterious stone found on Big Tancook Island by Dylan Baker has garnered a lot of interest and speculation. The latest update is the opinion of Dr. Steven Davis, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, Saint Mary’s University.
Dr. Davis, suggests that the stone was used for making spiral jewelry. The stone would have been one of a two part set and the pictured stone would have set partially into another stone. The jewelry would have been silver or gold and the liquid metal would be poured into the back of the stone and then tipped to fill the spiral on the opposite side.
German in origin – circa 1750. The stone is probably not native to the area and was carried in a leather pouch. Dr. Davis could tell from the markings on the stone. The hole was made with a drill.
The past two weeks involved a couple of training sessions for the Big Tancook Island Emergency Response fire defensive team with vehicle extrication training on October 30th and Standard First Aid on November 8th and 9th.
Knit camp 2018 is successfully over! Thank you all.
I’d like to let everyone on the island know how delighted the visiting knitters were by the island and the hospitality, from both those directly connected to camp and everyone they met. Particular amazement was expressed at the service at the post office!
Our campers traveled a total of 28,867 km (week 1) and 22,532 km (week 2) to reach us. They came from Bend OR, Victoria BC, Halifax NS, Raleigh NC, Ottawa ON, Fredericton NB, Calgary AB, Minnesota, North Carolina, Alabama, Bowling Green KY and a few other places too.
“This was one of the best, if not THE best, and most well-organized retreats I’ve ever been on. Every person involved was so knowledgeable and generous, starting of course with Lucy and Susan and the hours of organizational work needed just to set it all up. The pace was perfect – a nice combo of classes, food, down time and “get to know folks” time, including the visit to the school. It all made for a fine introduction to a magical place. Speaking of magical – everyone I’ve showed photos to was suitably impressed, and they all want Hillary’s garden house! Please just sign us up when you’ve had a chance to breathe and consider more camps on BTI!”
A big thank you to the Community Center team (who made a wonderful variety of lunches for 2 weeks at a stretch) and to everyone who helped out in so many ways. Thanks again.
Happy Stitches, Lucy
In May, 2018 BTIERA conducted an island-wide census and survey of health needs for full-time Tancook residents. Here is a summary of the results: