Noah Hollis for Halifax Citadel-Sable Island I strongly oppose the sale of Owl’s Head as part of larger systemic destruction of our public spaces, biodiversity, and community democracy. Reversing the sale and making clear designation is just the beginning – politicians have to center the land and the next 7 Read more…
“So many people want to be an active part of this cause. Oftentimes people join a Facebook group, and that’s kind of the end of it. When it comes to Owls Head, joining the Facebook group is just the beginning. We make sure that the information is accessible, but also that there are opportunities for people to volunteer. We make sure that people are able to have a voice. And that’s something that people really crave,” says Lee.(more…)
We’d like to extend our thanks to Nova Scotia filmmaker Jerry Lockett, who is producing a series of short videos inspired by environmental advocates, scientists, and participants in the legal case. Together, concerned citizens can accomplish incredible things. Bob Bancroft Bob Bancroft is one of the applicants in the legal Read more…
The 38-year old Rankin may be the closest thing to a Green Premier Nova Scotians have seen to date, but he could also be hobbled by his support for the proposed Goldboro natural gas plant (which now seems aborted) and by some past decisions he made during his stint as Environment* minister, when he allowed the Owl’s Head provincial park to be de-listed as a protected place and open for business as a golf course development on the Eastern Shore (Did you know he has a diploma in golf club management?).(more…)
The Chronicle Herald spoke to people out and about in Halifax about the issues that they care about the most. Here’s what they had to say.
For Philip Church, who is from Hantsport and currently lives in a van with no fixed address, saving the environment — and Owls Head Provincial Park specifically from being developed into golf courses and residential properties — is most important.“What’s wrong with the status quo? Why do we always have to be taking more land away from animals and wildlife? I think we’re good where we are,” said Church, 42.(more…)
“This is a species in trouble… There’s been a 70 per cent decline in this population globally, and the population is continuing to head in the wrong direction”Chris Miller, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (Nova Scotia Chapter)