A community rallies to save Owls Head

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Joan Baxter
Morning File
Halifax Examiner
February 4, 2020

On Friday, January 31, the Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association and well-known wildlife and forest biologist Bob Bancroft filed a motion with the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia for an extension of time to file a judicial review of the government’s de-listing of Owls Head from the 2013 Parks and Protected Areas Plan.

Respondents are named as Iain Rankin, Minister of Lands and Forestry, and the Attorney General.

According to lawyer Jamie Simpson, who submitted the motion on behalf of Bancroft and the Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association, the only legal recourse for those opposed to de-listing is to try to get an extension on the six month limit for a judicial review to be made, as the de-listing occurred almost a year ago in March 2019.

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