Eastern Shore Cooperator
August 6, 2020
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… Supreme Court Justice Kevin Coady heard arguments from the applicants’ attorney Jamie Simpson and from Lands and Forestry attorney Jack Townsend on June 29 and issued his opinion today in favour of the applicants.
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“When scientists speak of the variety of organisms (and their genes) in an ecosystem, they refer to it as biodiversity. […] The opposite of biodiversity is referred to as monoculture, or the growing of one species of organism, such as a lawn, a wheat field or cornfield.” Golf courses also constitute a monoculture.
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Resolution for Late Debate, as submitted by Gary Burrill:
Therefore be it resolved that the government could have done a much-improved job in its handling of the question of the Owls Head Provincial Park.
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The Canadian Press
Feb. 20, 2020
HALIFAX—Nova Scotia’s minister of lands and forests says he has not yet been informed of any change in an American couple’s plans to acquire a section of rugged Crown-owned land along the province’s Eastern Shore.
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February 19, 2020
Editor’s Note: Owls Head is still in danger. The Gilberts have not withdrawn from the Letter of Offer. Even more importantly, the provincial government has made no indication that they will be protecting this property. On the contrary, Iain Rankin has said, “At this juncture, [Owls Head] was removed from potential protected areas, and there’s no plans to change that.”
Couple says the decision comes ‘after reflecting on feedback from Nova Scotians’
The couple that wanted to buy Crown land in the Little Harbour, N.S., area for a proposed golf course development has hit pause on the plan.
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The Globe and Mail
Originally from The Canadian Press
February 7, 2020
The Nova Scotia government is continuing to entertain the idea of selling a section of rugged, Crown-owned land along the Eastern Shore to a private developer, despite growing public opposition.
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