Judicial review sought after Crown land removed from list of pending protected areas

The Canadian Press Staff
Published by Global News
Originally from The Canadian Press
August 18, 2020

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HALIFAX – The lawyer for a retired biologist and an environmental group is seeking judicial review of Nova Scotia’s decision to remove a section of Crown land along the province’s Eastern Shore from a list of pending protected areas.

Jamie Simpson said Tuesday his clients will make an initial appearance in Nova Scotia Supreme Court Sept. 23.

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Nova Scotia community groups, advocates launch campaign to save Owls Head

Alicia Draus
Global News
February 6, 2020 5:39 pm

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[M]any in the community are pushing back. A Facebook group dedicated to saving the area has been created and has over 2,600 members, and Nova Scotia’s Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society has started a letter campaign to show the province the community wants to keep the area protected.

“We’ve had over 2,000 submissions through that page,” said Caitlin Grady with the society.

… A GoFundMe has been created to help with legal costs to take the matter to court, and a rally is planned to be held in front of the legislature later this month.