June 30, 2020
It bears repeating at this point that the struggle to stop the secret sale and protect Owls Head Provincial Park has never been just about Owls Head.
It has never been about preventing local economic development , and never about just preventing golf courses.
It is about protecting all our Provincial Parks and Wilderness Areas.
Minister Rankin and Premier McNeil have both stated publicly that every property in the Parks and Protected Areas Plan is ” under review.” Any property on that list can be removed and offered for sale without public knowledge or oversight, and without following established policies and procedures.
After the years of public engagement, stewardship, and commitments to protect our lands, for the government to act in this manner is morally and ethically unacceptable.
Stop the sale. Save Owls Head.
The Chronicle Herald
February 20, 2020
Click to watch The Chronicle Herald’s video of the protest and Chris Trider speaking.
A push to save Owls Head provincial park from being developed into high-end golf courses arrived at the back door of Province House during the opening of the legislature on Thursday afternoon.
Continue reading “Protesters rally to protect Owls Head park”
Posted by Richard Bell
January 14, 2020 3:25 PM
Eastern Shore Cooperator
The revelation that the province’s Department of Lands and Forests has been secretly planning to sell Crown land on Owls Head to a wealthy American couple who own Lighthouse Links Development Company to build as many as three golf courses has stunned Nova Scotians.
For more than four decades, members of the public had every reason to assume that Owls Head would eventually become a fully protected provincial park. As late as the week of January 6th, a Department of the Environment online map of protected areas showed the area as “Owls Head Provincial Park” as late as January.
Continue reading “Owls Head Delisting Threatens Crown Lands Across Province”
Nova Scotia favours golf resort proposal to protecting Owls Head provincial park
Posted: December 20, 2019
A former provincial park planner for the Nova Scotia government says a proposal that would see coastal Crown land sold for a potential golf resort is a “betrayal of the public trust” and should be stopped.
Continue reading “MICHAEL GORMAN: Former land planner says province’s golf proposal a ‘betrayal’”