February 21, 2020
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of standing with other Nova Scotians who are opposed to your secret delisting of Owls Head Provincial Park from protected status to be destroyed by development.
Let me start by saying this. This has NOTHING to do with your favorite buzz words of “economic development.”
This is EVERYTHING to do with public trust. You have broken faith with Nova Scotians who have put their trust in you fully expecting that land that has been designated as worthy of protection is protected.
Continue reading “Galvanized – A Letter by Linda Symonds”
Written by Karen McKendry, Ecology Action Centre
Owls Head Provincial Park has been proposed for legal protection as a park for a long time, and effectively used as an unmanaged park since at least the 1970s. But why was it not legally protected before? And why does that matter? And what’s this Plan that Owls Head was listed in?
Continue reading “Owls Head Provincial Park and Legal Designation”
When is a protected area a “protected ” area?
According to the Nova Scotia government, it is only after the property has been formally designated through the Order in Council process.
Continue reading “So Does “Protected” Really Mean Anything?”
Back in October 2019, there was an article by Zack Metcalfe titled “The 13 %.” It had quotes from Chris Miller of CPAWS and I am copying a few paragraphs of Zack’s article, as the quotes are prophetic:
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January 24, 2020
For years now, members of the conservation community and even anonymous government employees have expressed to me their worry that exactly this would happen – that years of lethargy from our provincial government would result, finally, in their abandoning the Parks and Protected Areas Plan.
Continue reading “The Local Climate – Owls Head”