Federal land at Owls Head park to be protected for conservation

Owls Head Aerial
A parcel of land at Owls Head park reserve has officially been transferred to Environment and Climate Change Canada

Katie Hartai
Halifax Today
June 4, 2020

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A parcel of land at Owls Head park reserve has officially been transferred to Environment and Climate Change Canada, which conservation groups are calling a monumental step in the campaign to protect the property.

Executive director of the Nova Scotia branch of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Chris Miller, says this redirects the federal land from a path that would have seen it turned into a golf course, to one that will have it protected.

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A filthy rich American wants to profit from turning Owls Head into a golf course, and he apparently wants the Canadian taxpayer to subsidize the effort

Owls Head Aerial

Tim Bousquet
Morning File,
May 15, 2020
Halifax Examiner

Yesterday, Chris Miller, of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, received a stack of documents in response to a Freedom of Information requested related to the provincial sale of Owls Head, and tweeted about them.

You’ll recall that Owls Head, which was once listed as a potential future provincial park on the Eastern Shore, and which includes an area with a “globally rare” ecosystem, was delisted as a provincial property that will receive legal protection, so that it can be sold to a company called Lighthouse Links Development, which wants to turn it into a golf course.

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Groups Unite to Oppose Owls Head Park Sale

photo Sydnee Lynn McKay

Eastern Shore Cooperator
Posted on March 12, 2020
By Richard Bell

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In a show of province-wide opposition to the government’s controversial decision to sell Owls Head Provincial Park, 23 groups submitted a joint letter to Premier McNeil on Tuesday, March 10 calling on the government to do three things:

  1. “Stop the sale of publicly-owned lands at Owls Head
  2. Protect Owls Head as a legally-designated protected area
  3. Fully implement the Nova Scotia Parks and Protected Areas Plan”
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Save Owls Head Joint Letter

Marchers at Feb 20 Rally

Office of the Premier
7th Floor, One Government Place
1700 Granville Street
Halifax, NS
B3J 1X5

March 10, 2020

Dear Premier Stephen McNeil:

Owls Head is an ecologically significant area along the Eastern Shore that is deserving of legal protection. It contains a number of rare ecosystem types, as well as important habitat for migratory birds and species-at-risk. It is a key headland within the “100 wild islands” ecosystem.

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Conservation biologist creates website to help save Owls Head

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Stefan Sinclair-Fortin
The Signal
January 28, 2020

Government says Owls Head isn’t a provincial park, but their documents say otherwise

Controversy over the proposed sale of coastal Crown land known as Owls Head provincial park in Eastern Shore has prompted Chris Miller to create a website urging people to speak out.

Miller, executive director of the Nova Scotia chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, said he created the site last week because of the number of people who reached out to him.

“A lot of people are really concerned about it, and people are contacting me and are (asking) ‘How can I help, what can I do?’” Miller said in an interview.

“So I’m directing them to submit letters to the government, for them to reach out to their MLAs.”

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