Nova Scotia

Property company donates land near Halifax to government

The Nova Scotia government says a property company has donated a piece of land near Halifax to the province.

W.M. Fares Properties gives 9 hectares in Upper Tantallon

In this April 2008 photo from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a brook trout is seen. A Upper Tantallon river serves as a habitat for brook trout and other wildlife. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Eric Engbretson )

The Nova Scotia government says a property company has donated a piece of land near Halifax to the province.

The Natural Resources Department says W.M. Fares Properties has donated 9 hectares of land in Upper Tantallon, which borders the Five Bridge Lake Wilderness Area.

Natural Resources Minister Charlie Parker says it will be used for outdoor activities such as hiking, hunting and fishing.

A news release said a river in the area serves as a habitat for brook trout and other wildlife.

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