Letter to the Editor
Contributed by Lindsay Lee
The Chronicle Herald
October 7, 2020
Voice of the People – October 7, 2020
Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin teased that he’d be making an “exciting announcement” on Monday. Here are some truly exciting announcements that he could (and should) have made before declaring his intention to run for premier:
Continue reading “LTE: Unfinished Homework”
Eastern Shore Cooperator
August 23, 2020
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Opponents of the proposed sale of Owls Head Provincial Park to an American billionaire took the next legal step forward on August 18 with the filing of an amended version of their January request for a judicial review. A hearing to set a date for the full judicial review will take place on September 23, although the trial itself will probably not take place until 2021.
The amended petition challenges two different secret decisions by Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin: the decision to de-list the park on March 13, 2019 and the decision to entertain a Letter of Offer with the golf course developer on December 19, 2019.
Continue reading “Owls Head Sale Opponents Back in Court”
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.
Continue reading ““The Public Had Every Reason””
“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.
Continue reading “Late Debate: Minister Rankin Responds to Gary Burrill on Owls Head”
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.
Continue reading “Nova Scotia minister unaware of pause on controversial sale of coastal land”