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Chris Hadfield coming to Bon Accord

The first Canadian astronaut to walk in space will be walking around Bon Accord this fall. The community announced Wednesday that world renowned astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield will be part of Bon Accord’s Equinox 2016 on Sept. 24.

Col. Hadfield, who has logged 2600 orbits of the earth, lived in space and on the ocean floor, will be the annual festival’s keynote speaker. […]

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Bon Accord named Canada’s first International Dark Sky Community

Over the past few years, Bon Accord has been embracing stargazing with its move towards preserving dark skies and encouraging tourism to those who want to view the stars. That effort has now paid off.

Bon Accord is the eleventh community in the world to receive International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) status but the first Canadian community on the list. […]

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Bon Accord bylaw seeks to reduce light pollution

Bon Accord Town Council gave first reading on a comprehensive Light Efficient Community Standards Bylaw on March 3, 2015. This new robust bylaw guides Bon Accord in its goal of reducing light pollution and glare and thus enhancing the well-being of the community through positive environmental actions. Furthermore, the passing of this bylaw enables the Town to apply to become Canada’s first International […]