Saturday 14 December 2013

Outer Battery 2014 Calendar is now available at Blue Moon Pottery and Belbin's Grocery, or from Board Members.     This year's edition features thirteen stunning and unique photographs taken by Outer Battery residents.  $15.00 each or two for $25.00 - they make great presents!

Thursday 14 November 2013

Developer keeps pushing for Battery Rd hotel

Or perhaps it's not a hotel, just a really really big B&B?

In today's Telegram:

Wednesday 7 August 2013

Barbeque rescheduled for August 25

Outer Battery Neighbourhood bbq will happen Sunday August 25th from 1-4pm
We'd always planned to celebrate with Food, Fun, Music and Friends. Now we can celebrate neighbour Ches Sweetapple's survival!

Food, Fun, Music & Friends!
Meal $5 (hamburger/hot dog/chips/drink)
In the parking lot

Friday 2 August 2013

Ches is found

Ches Sweetapple has been found alive today.

Monday 29 July 2013

BBQ postponed

Due to an unfortunate and unforeseen personal family crisis for one of our neighbours, and with respect to the sensitive and emotional well being of his family at this time, the Outer Battery Neighbourhood Association has decided to postpone the August 4th BBQ Party until further notice. We appreciate your patience and will be announcing a new date as soon as it becomes more fitting and appropriate.

Sunday 21 July 2013

Beauty, eh?

As discussed at the AGM, it looks like the City isn't going to spruce up the boardwalk thingamajig. So.... OBNA volunteers to the rescue!
Angie & Charlie - at work
Angie & Charlie - finished!
Thanks also to Isabella for the flowers. Walkers have been spotted trying out the benches already!

4th Annual Outer Battery BBQ!

Sunday July 28, 1-4pm
Food, Fun, Music & Friends!
Meal $5 (hamburger/hot dog/chips/drink)
In the parking lot
Rain Date: Sunday August 4th.

Thursday 11 July 2013


The OBNA annual general meeting was held last night in Pearcey's Twinestore. A couple of constitutional changes were voted, including reducing the number of Board members from 5 to 3.  
The new Board was elected:
Christina Smith
Jef Combdon
Keith Sparkes
Past Chair & Vice Chair Drake & Brookes agreed to attend board meetings when possible in a non-voting capacity to help with transition issues, etc.

Members volunteered for 3 committees:
Beautification (Isabella St. John)
Barbecue (Barbara Puddester & Michel Savard?)
History (Tor Naes & Chris Brookes)


Monday 24 June 2013

Unusual tourist visits

Last night 2 people saw what looked like a racoon on Outer Battery. At 11pm Chris Brookes caught a glimpse of something that took off immediately but he thought might have been a racoon. At 1am  Christina Smith took this shot of an animal up the pole opposite Pearcey's twinestore. She says it was a racoon. Could it be Dart the cat, returned after cosmetic surgery?

Georgestown Flea Market upcoming

 The Georgestown folks advise: Georgestown Neighbourhood Association Annual Flea Market:  Saturday, July 13th. The Annual Georgestown Neighbourhood Association flea market (10:00 a.m.-noon) will be held on Saturday, July 13th, with a rain date of Sunday, July 14th. 

Thursday 24 January 2013

Will there be user fees for walking the trail?

Parks Canada has launched public consultations on proposed user fees at its facilities, including Signal Hill.  Superintendent Bill Brake says they are proposing a season pass for places like Signal Hill and Cape Spear. The proposed season pass is $9.80. It's not clear how this may affect walkers on the North Head trail.
The public can submit comments about this to Parks Canada. The deadline to submit comments is February 18. More information about the proposed fee hikes can be found under the User Fees Proposal - Public Consultations section of the Parks Canada web site .
UPDATE: Brake said on CBC Radio that there will not be fees for North Head Trail.

Sunday 6 January 2013

Sludgepump noise-Harvey's update

The wastewater extractor pump noise ongoing since Thursday finally stopped at noon today.  Geoff Cunningham from Harvey's Marine is very helpful on the phone, and seems intent on finding some solution.  He reports that the noise comes from one particular Pardy pumper truck, their biggest and noisiest, which was used for some extra deep cleaning of a supply vessel.  Normally they use smaller pumper trucks for regular extraction; this one is employed from time to time.  He has apparently received various complaints from residents' in the past days, and knows that it makes an objectionable racket.  He parked a couple of containers around it Sunday hoping to block the sound, but it made no difference.  He's hoping to find a way to minimise it in future.  Good luck to him.

Friday 4 January 2013

Sludge pump noise

Wondering what the Encanex sludge pump might be expected to sound like (if approved)? Encanex has not provided any noise statistics to date, so it's not clear.  But perhaps lately you've woken up at 7.30 in the morning - or had to put up with all day long (like Friday and Saturday) - to the continuous sound of an extractor pumping wastewater from supply boat(s) at Harvey's. The sound carries well across water.  If the Encanex facility is given the go-ahead, it will be much closer to our homes. Enjoy!