Refurbished Mount Traber pool now open to the public

Stewiacke Slueth, By Heather Hamilton

Published on August 5, 2014
The pool at the Mount Traber Bible Camp in Cooksbrook welcomes its Stewiacke neighbours for public swims all summer long.
Heather Hamilton photo

Hunt is on for a new Stewiacke Sleuth — could it be you?

We may be on the back side of summer, but there’s still lots to do. I hope you were able to enjoy some of the great Town Day events. We’re lucky to have this annual festival that brings together so many people — locals, visitors and past residents. Thanks to the planning committee, its extended team of volunteers and the sponsors. We know it just couldn’t happen without the many hours of hard work you put into it! 


If the heat is too much for you, take a short drive out to the Mount Traber Bible Camp in Cooksbrook for a swim in the newly revamped 30’ x 60’ pool. It’s now open to the public and even offers showers, change rooms and a volleyball net for extra fun in the water.

The pool is open for public swims every Tuesday and Thursday from noon until 2 p.m., and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Costs are minimal and help provide for the lifeguards on duty:  $2/person or $5/family.

Plans call for the pool to be heated, which will extend the season into the fall. Come on out and splash some fun into the rest of your summer!


The Beauty of Water and Glass is a special exhibit at the Winding River Art Gallery at Mastodon Ridge. Running until Aug. 31, this exhibit showcases the work of Colette Samson and Connie Publicover.

Samson is a well know glass artist who creates beautiful fine art glass sculptures of fused glass. You can see samples of her work by visiting her Facebook page at

Publicover is an award winning water drop photographer who captures amazing images of refractions and reflections in a falling drop of water. Check out her work at

For more information on this exhibit and other gallery events, visit


It’s with regret that I announce the retirement of the Stewiacke Sleuth. It’s been a wonderful experience and I’ve met a lot of amazing people, doing amazing things in our community. We still need someone to be the community correspondent for our area — we want our Stewiacke articles to continue to get out there so everyone can learn about the great things happening in our area. Do you have a passion for your community? Do you have a few hours each month to devote to getting our stories out to the larger Colchester community? If you would like to be the next Sleuth, or know someone who might be interested in this important role, please let me know at, give me a call at 902-639-2797 or contact Sherry Martell, editor of the Colchester Weekly News, at 902-896-7527 or Hopefully a new correspondent can be in place by the end of August. Please contact us for more information!

Heather Hamilton has lived in East Stewiacke for more than 25 years and is an avid supporter of her community. If you have community news that the Stewiacke Sleuth should know about, contact her at